BlackBerry Messenger for Android to come first in Africa through Samsung Apps Store

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

/ by Aman Banka
Samsung has just released a press note which states that they will be featuring BlackBerry Messenger for Android on its self branded app store (Samsung Apps) which comes pre-installed on its smartphones. BBM for Android will first get released in Africa due to heavy users of BBM services in the country. The application is currently in its Beta testing mode and some screenshots of the application was leaked recently on the web.


Samsung didn't reveal any date for the release, but have confirmed that BBM for Android is coming soon and they will be the first to offer it in Africa. BBM for Android will bring the following features in it – BBM social network, BBM chats, multi-person chats and BBM groups, which is similar to WhatsApp group. The application will be globally available towards the end of summer. 

"At Samsung we are all about collaboration, innovation and driving consumer experience based on choice, value and customisation to suit every lifestyle. As such, bringing a top tier messaging service such as BBM is another way that we are expanding the catalogue of our messaging services and offering customers an amazing way to stay instantly connected with colleagues, friends and family," says George Ferreira, VP and COO of Samsung Electronics Africa.

"BBM provides one of the best and most robust mobile messaging experiences today. BBM has always set the standard for mobile instant messaging and we are thrilled to bring this experience to Samsung customers across Africa," said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President BBM at BlackBerry.
Via - Sammobile
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