Samsung starts promoting BBM in Africa

Samsung starts promoting BBM in Africa
Samsung has already confirmed that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will be available through its Samsung Apps Store in South Africa to its line of Android powered Galaxy smartphones. The service will allow users to take part in chats and be included in groups of as many as 30 people. It also opens the door to BlackBerry's social networking features. Pictures and voice messages can be exchanged in addition to written messages.

Samsung has already started advertising and Samsung Ghana published one such ad on YouTube. But while we were in the process of writing this article, the video was pulled from YouTube! We can still show you the promotional material that was put up on Samsung Ghana's Facebook page.

According to some posters in the Crackberry forum, Samsung has started advertising during South African soccer matches with ads like the one that we were going to show you before it was abruptly pulled. The good news is that you should expect to see similar ads globally as BBM is expected to become available for both the iOS and Android platform by the end of the summer.                           

source: SamsungGhana via Crackberry



1. Tcool unregistered


2. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

They've had the advert on the radio for 2 weeks already. I'm guessing Samsung have some intell about the launch. Pretty funny how listening to Samsung stealing BB's thunder and claiming its a feature of their own...

4. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I doubt if Samsung is claiming it is their feature. They are just saying the app will be available for Samsung Phones. Why exaggerate now?

5. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Have you heard the advert though...? Er no I'm guessing. Listen to it decide for yourself. In the meanwhile, shet up.

6. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

In fairness they don't claim as their own. They do claim as a Samsung feature. But listen to first before you open your trap

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


7. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

So, now we're sending them our old clothes AND our old IM apps?

11. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Uhm you're point is? Because you're comment right now is very useless.

8. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

well this is well public thing on english premier league games which samsung is one of sponsors they do advitise it so not only africa but europe as well anybody watching EPL games have seen that starting last week

10. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

How is this regarding BBM exactly? One of the comments in the picture mentions "bbm" with Samsung Ghana replying to it with a clear "no".. Doesn't make sense!

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