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BlackBerry: BBM will be pre-installed on certain Android phones

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BlackBerry: BBM will be pre-installed on certain Android phones
BlackBerry announced this morning that BBM will be pre-installed on some future Android phones. Android models made by OEMs like Be, Brightstar, Celkon, EVERCOSS, IMO, Micromax, Mito, Snexian, Spice, TECNO, TiPhone and Zen will come with BBM pre-installed in Africa, India, Indonesia, Latin America and the Middle East. Additionally, the troubled Canadian manufacturer will continue to offer BBM through the Google Play Store.

BBM allows users to chat one-on-one or in groups as large as 30 people. Eventually, BlackBerry will add Video Calling and Voice Calling to the app. Unlike other messaging apps that use a username or email address, users are given a PIN number which they use to initiate or accept conversations.

BlackBerry is moving BBM Channels from the Beta Zone to the BlackBerry App World later today. This feature will eventually be added to the Android version of BBM and allows members to join communities filled with people having the same interests. The iOS version of BBM will receive all of the same updates that Android users are expected to receive.

"It is clear that smartphone customers see BBM as a must have app for active conversations. The uptake we have seen for BBM since the launch on Android and iPhone is amazing. We're thrilled to be working with leading Android smartphone manufacturers from across the globe to help bring their customers the best out-of-the-box experience with BBM preinstalled."-Andrew Bocking, Executive VP, BBM

source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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posted on 26 Nov 2013, 13:35 4

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2783; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I don't want that carp on my phone!

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 14:26 5

5. Pattycakes (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


Oh good, I thought I was the only one worried about fishes in my phone.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 21:32

10. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 383; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Lol.....!

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 01:10

11. AfterShock (Posts: 2783; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Fishes lol
Yup, carp is crap.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 08:51

12. JC557 (Posts: 994; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Agreed. I find it interesting that when you have BBM installed it will slowly blow up in memory usage even if you haven't used the thing. All the apps I have running in the background don't even do this. I've notified BlackBerry but haven't heard a thing from them.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 13:38 1

2. kanagadeepan (Posts: 643; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


How about a big HELLLLLL NOOOOO??

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 13:38

3. donfem (Posts: 522; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Those who want it have a right to, don't they? Your choice should not necessarily be everyone's choice should it?

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 13:54

4. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


As long as it can be completely un installed and removed that's OK. It's 2013 and most people don't need that.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 15:11

7. Gaurav008 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Dream on. OEM's enforced 'bloatware' can't be removed unless rooted.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 14:27

6. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Luckily, I sold my Gs4 and got a Nexus 5.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 15:30 1

8. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Pass...

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 20:45

9. mottykels (Posts: 370; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I want blackberryhub on android :) please

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