Samsung Africa confirms BBM is coming to Samsung Galaxy models

Samsung Africa confirms BBM is coming to Samsung Galaxy models
Even though RIM has not made it official yet, Samsung Africa has confirmed that BBM is going to be available for Samsung Galaxy phones. Reading the release issued by the regional Samsung office, it becomes apparent that BlackBerry Messenger will be available "soon" via the Google Play Store and the Samsung App Store. Although the presser is focused on Samsung Africa, we're pretty certain that BBM will be made available to Samsung Galaxy customers throughout the world.

Samsung Africa customers will have BBM added to the collection of "proprietary' and third party messaging services and this will allow them to become part of the BBM social network, taking part in BBM chats, and groups of up to 30 people. Photos and voice messages can be shared between members or groups. Both Samsung Africa and BlackBerry will promote the service to Android users and smartphone users across the continent to be more specific.


Whenever the app appears, it is expected to be a free download for Samsung Galaxy owners.

source: SamsungAfrica via N4BB, BGR

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12 Comments

1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Ive never used bbm, i guess I'll give it a try

9. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They should have done this about 4-5yrs ago they would've been number 1 in the messaging department

2. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

Well Blackberry smartphones are still popular in africa But currently alot of people are swapping to android

6. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

True, I don't know anyone with a Blackberry (let alone someone still using that archaic messaging service); guess it's still useful in 3rd world countries, providing they actually have ANY kind of cellular service [of course]…

3. RsKsp unregistered

good move by blackberry, i want to try it on my android phone

7. ollienightly

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

with all the other choices you have on both ios and android, who'd really need bbm? it's simply too late. if they did this 3 years ago, maybe there would still have been demands, but now they are obsolete.

4. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

"Samsung customers will soon join the BBM nation in its love of the “D” " LOL this just made my day... For a moment I felt like I was at 9gag.

5. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

What is this RIM you speak of Alan? One would think being a “journalist" in the wireless industry, you would have known Research In Motion officially changed its name to BlackBerry last year.

8. aads786

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

@Dorothy69.Why do North Americans always think other countries are behind. Im from South Africa & until a coupler years ago our cellular service was much more advanced than most parts of the U.S. I'm sending this comment via my Samsung galaxy note 2 which I recieved 2 months before it was released in the U.S. Yes here in "South Africa" where people think that lions roam the streets & the airports! What a joke!

10. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Oh don't get your loin cloth in a tizzie', the article mentioned North Africa at one point; it's since been amended. Besides, whenever I think of L'Afrique I never think of South Africa. Gives my regards to Mr. Mandela and I'm glad you're not using a Krackberry.

11. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

For the record Detroit looks a lot worse than Joburg. So does Newark, Oakland, and Gary Indiana. That being said with the exception of mobile phones (until recently) and fuel sipping cars, the US does tend to be more advanced in everything.

12. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

You forgot Paterson, NJ; Trenton, NJ; Watts, CA; New Orleans, LA; and, a host of other U.S. cities that you wouldn't want to be caught dead in.

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