Samsung Galaxy smartphones getting BBM, Samsung Africa confirms
While the official announcement from BlackBerry has yet to come out, Samsung Africa has confirmed that Samsung Galaxy smartphones and devices will soon get access to the BlackBerry Messenger app and service. While this definitely confirms that Samsung Africa users will get access, it should also be available globally to users in Malaysia as well and should be free to download for Samsung Galaxy users.
In essence, the app will allow Samsung Galaxy users to join the BBM social network, which includes BBM chats for up to 30 users at a time. Users can also share photos and voice messages. Samsung Africa and BlackBerry had this to say about it:
"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."-George Ferreira, VP and COO, 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. BBM is loved by people who rely on fast, trusted messaging, along with the immediacy that our delivered and read statuses bring. Samsung customers will soon join the BBM nation in its love of the “D” and “R” notifications."-Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President BBM, BlackBerry. “