In a press release yesterday, 5 August, Samsung announced that Blackberry’s messenger app BBM will be made available in the Google Play and the Samsung App store. No specific date was given for the release, but Samsung said that BBM would become available soon.
George Ferreira, VP and COO of Samsung Electronics Africa said that: “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.”
With BBM, Galaxy users will supposedly have access to their BBM accounts, including BBM chats and BBM Groups. The app will be available to users in Africa at launch and, according to the folks at N4BB, will be free to download during its launch.