Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tecno customers receive premier access to BBM
Android operating system.With BBM preinstalled, customers will be able
to easily get started chatting and connecting with friends and family
on the popular private social network from BlackBerry®.
BBM, with its privacy, control and immediacy, is very popular in the
Nigerian market, where everybody wants a BBM PIN.
According to Vice President, TECNO Group,Mr. Arif Chowdhury, BBM will
be preloaded on TECNO phones in 20 countries. For customers already
using TECNO phones, BBM will of course be available as a free download
on the Google Play store.
"This collaboration is good news for customers," saidChowdhury. "It is
our objective, not only for Nigerians, but for Africans as a whole, to
acquire smartphones and enjoy a smart life and to be able to use the
phone to its maximum benefit, and that is why we are working with
BlackBerry to preload BBM on all new TECNO smartphones.
"After the huge success of the Phantom A series, TECNO is now
launching the next star product named Phantom AIII, and of course,
this high technology smartphone will come preloaded with BBM," added
Android customers can enjoy the rich features of BBM that include:
·BBM Chat– Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on
Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let you
know that your message has been delivered and read, it also shows you
that your friend is responding to the message.
·More than chat– With BBM you can share files on your phone such as
photos and voice notes, all in an instant.
·Keep your group in the loop– Multi-person chats are a great way to
invite contacts to chat together. BBM Groups lets you invite up to 30
friends to chat together, and go a step further than multi-chat by
sharing photos and schedules. And, with Broadcast Message, you can
send a message out to all your BBM contacts at once.
·Post Updates and stay in the know– BBM lets you post a personal
message, profile picture and your current status, and lets your
contacts know instantly in Updates.
·Your unique PIN– Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains your
privacy, so you don't have to give out your phone number or email
address to a new or casual contact.
Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry Mr. Andrew Bocking
said, "BBM continues to grow in popularity and as the recent launch on
Android and iOS suggests, BBM is the 'must have' appfor active
conversations. While we continue to evolve BBM with more features and
functionality, we are excited to work with OEMs like TECNO to
preinstall BBM, giving their smartphone customers in Africa quick and
easy access to the service right out of the box."