Aug 6, 2013

Good news for BBM addicts, the BlackBerry Messenger for Android will be coming first to Samsung’s Galaxy-branded tablets and smartphones across Africa. This is according to a recent online press release. BBM will “form part of Samsung Messaging Hub as a complementary addition to the current slate of propriety and third-party messaging services that Samsung customers enjoy,” and will also be available through the Google Play Store.

I feel that its a little too late to enter the non-Blackberry realm and with powerful and established cross-platform apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE and KakaoTalk, the future doesn't look too bright for Blackberry (honestly, it hasn't for quite some time now!). It would be interesting to know the usage stats of Samsung’s ChatOn app once the BBM app will be available worldwide.