“Offering Blackberry Messenger on Galaxy smartphones in Africa will give Samsung customers access to the BBM social network, including Blackberry chats, multi-person chats and BBM Groups, which allows customers to create groups of up to 30 people, as well as the ability to share photos and voice notes,” Samsung said in Cape Town.
BlackBerry had earlier announced in May the expansion of its chat service to non-BlackBerry devices such as Android and iOS.
Thus, for those non-BlackBerry users who love the traditional ‘D and R’ notifications, they can simply wait in anticipation for the summer release of the app on Android and iOS; though Samsung is already taking the lead in offering it ahead on its app store ‘soon’.
In a collaborative measure, ChatON which is Samsung’s messaging app was made available on the BlackBerry World store from August 6th.
BBM has around 50 million monthly users who send about 10 billion messages per day.