Monday, November 4, 2013
TECNO Partners Blackberry on BBM Androids Application
collaboration with Blackberry on the mobile application, BBM.
TECNO mobile phones run on the android system, which has become the
most widely accepted operating system globally. While the Blackberry
messenger was initially only used by Blackberry phones users and also
very popular especially in the Nigerian market, today, the BBM is
available on the android system and customers can enjoy even more
features with this new version, TECNO said in a statement.
It listed some of the features to include BBM Chat, which allows users
to enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone
and BlackBerry smartphones; More than chat, which allows users to
share files on their phone such as photos and voice notes, all in an
instant; Keep your group in the loop, another feature that allows
multi-person chats. They are all great ways to invite contacts to chat
together, the statement said.
BBM Groups allows users to invite up to 30 friends to chat together,
and go a step further than multi-chat by sharing photos and schedules.
Vice President, TECNO Group, Mr. Arif Chowdhury, said: "This
collaboration is a unique one that will enhance the brand feasibility
of both TECNO and Blackberry."
He disclosed that the agreement, which was signed on 17th September,
2013 would allow Blackberry messenger to be preloaded on TECNO
Smartphones. "Based on this arrangement, customers who buy TECNO
phones will find the BBM application already preloaded and this
available in 20 countries. For those customers already using TECNO
phones, it will be possible to download the application through the
Google play store," he said.
According to him, the collaboration between TECNO and Blackberry would
not end as good news for TECNO and Blackberry, but would be extended
"We are very proud of this collaboration, It is our objectives not
only for Nigerians and indeed Africa as a whole to acquire Smartphones
and enjoy a smart life but also to be able to use the phone to its
maximum benefit and that is why we collaborated with Blackberry to
preload BBM on all TECNO Smartphones," Chowdhury said.
Vice President for BBM at Blackberry Mr. Andrew Bocking, said: "BBM is
a very engaging messaging service that is simple to use, easy to
personalize and has an immediacy that is necessary for mobile
communications," With many people now using TECNO Smartphones, this is
absolutely the right time to bring on board BBM application on TECNO
phones to allow its numerous customers enjoy the best of interactions
with families and loved ones, both companies said in a joint