Samsung Electronics has confirmed that BBM, the mobile social network, is now available to Samsung smartphone users, in Sub-Saharan Africa, days ahead of the official roll-out to other branded Android devices.
George Ferreira, Vice President of Samsung Electronics Africa, expressed his joy over the introduction of the BBM which is first to be launched by Samsung in Sub-Region.
“The anticipation was high and we are delighted that we are able to offer our loyal customers an advantage to download BBM and we are also confident that users will enjoy the Samsung experience to which they have become accustomed to,” he said.
He said the BBM would offer Samsung GALAXY , smartphone users an extensive range of features, including BBM chat (one to one or multi-person chat), BBM Groups that let customers invite up to 30 friends to chat together, as well as the ability to share photos and voice notes.
“We are continuously enhancing our offering to ensure our users benefit from high quality innovations and partnerships to live a connected lifestyle of communicating and sharing with friends, family and colleagues every day.”
Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry said the introduction of the BBM would enable Samsung customers to enjoy fast, reliable and engaging mobile messaging experience.
The BBM will form part of Samsung’s Messaging Hub as a complementary addition to the current slate of messaging services that Samsung customers already enjoy, including Whatsapp, WeChat and Samsung’s propriety messaging service ChatON, which now has a global subscriber base of over 100 million users.
It is now available for Samsung GALAXY Android smartphones for free from the Samsung App Store and it is compatible with other Samsung smartphone devices that run Android 4.0 and above.
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