iPad Air Not Compatible with BlackBerry Messenger?

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  1. gdoes macrumors newbie

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    I got my new iPad Air yesterday and restored all my iPad 2 apps to the new iPad Air and noticed the only one that refused to come over is BBM.

    I wonder why this worked fine on iPad 2 with iOS 7.0.3, but will not install on iPad Air with iOS 7.0.3? :eek:

    Anyone else noticed this? :confused:

    -Glenn
     
  2. gdoes thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Likely the authors hard-coded exactly which iPad models are supported and the Air (plus likely the upcoming new mini) aren't included. Most likely, RIM/BB will have to update the app.
     
  4. jk1002 macrumors member

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    BBM is not an ipad app! iphone only.

    How did you get it onto your ipad initially? It should not have installed
     
  5. sammy-boy macrumors regular

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    iPad Air Not Compatible with BlackBerry Messenger?

    I think BBM only works on cellular enabled devices, was your iPad 2 a 3G model, and is your Air one?

    I managed to get BBM to install on a 5th gen iPod Touch but it wouldn't run past the setup screen so uninstalled it. Works fine on my iPhone 4S, not tried on my iPad Mini though as suspect it'll do the same as my Touch did.
     
  6. gdoes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is not correct at all: my iPad 2 is the wifi only version (as is my iPad Air):
    When you do a search for BBM messenger, it doesn't show up in the search unless you select iPhone. However afterwards it installs & runs fine.
     
  7. sammy-boy macrumors regular

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    I stand corrected, it must've been something that was corrected in an update. Just installed it on my non-cellular Mini and it's working fine!
     
  8. Ryox macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if you're serious or joking...
     

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