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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Samsung Confirms BBM™ on Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung today confirmed that when BBM™, the mobile social network, launches for Android smartphones on the 21st September 2013, it will be available as a free download for Samsung Galaxy smartphones across Africa from the Google Play store.
“We are pleased to officially announce that BBM will be available for Samsung Galaxy smartphones across Africa,” said EmmanouilRevmatas, Director of Hand Held Products, Samsung Electronics West Africa. “We are focused on driving consumer experiences based on customisation to suit every lifestyle. By offering an additional messaging service through our Samsung Messaging Hub, it has never been easier to stay connected. This is another way that we are providing our customers with a more integrated lifestyle experience and a powerful new way of communicating and sharing. It’s really about giving the African market what they want – and what they want is choice.”



Samsung users will join a vibrant community of 60 million BlackBerry® smartphones customers who rely on BBM to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues every day. Samsung GALAXY smartphone users will have access to an extensive range of BBM features, including BBM chats and multi-person chats with BBM Groups, as well as the ability to share photos and voice notes. BBM will form part of Samsung’s Messaging Hub as a complementary addition to the current slate of propriety and third party messaging services that Samsung customers enjoy.



"We are excited to welcome Samsung customers in Africa to the global BBM community,” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry. “Samsung customers will enjoy the conversational immediacy that BBM offers with the distinctive ‘R’ that lets you know your message has been read. They'll also be pleased with the control BBM gives them over their contact lists and how they share their information. Every BBM customer gets a unique PIN, so you don’t have to give out your phone number or email address to a new or casual contact."



BBM for Android can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store on 21st September 2013 and is compatible with GALAXY smartphone devices that run Android 4.0 (Ice-Cream Sandwich) and above.  Data charges may apply, as determined by local operators and service providers.



To download BBM or more information, please visit www.BBM.com 
For customer service or technical assistance http://www.bbm.com/support/android

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Anonymous said...

Make we dey throway our blackberries be that. Buh Linda, how r we going to get the pin?

Anonymous said...

Cool click here to see steps on how it works.

Anonymous said...

nice one click here to know the truth that everyone has been avoiding.

Anonymous said...

thats cool.looking for a husband just click here.

Anonymous said...

I hope not only in africa cos im in the us but i hate this blackberry, just using it cos of bbm..

Haleeemarh said...

Yipee!@last bye bye to bb

Anonymous said...

WASTE OF TIME! BBM = RUBBISH+TROUBLE. I NO DO ABEG! THANKU

Anonymous said...

Hmmm.... the fall of blackberry phones

Miriam Daily said...

i'm happy been waiting patiently for the confirmation!

Anonymous said...

wow

fierce said...

That is so cool. So dumping BB. Getting me a samsung#winks#

urch said...

Dis is good, can't wait to try it...

agho shizifiso said...

What's going to happen to my gold plated porche....

Phone In Rice said...

This seems to be the end of Blackberry. The blackberry is of no use anymore if the BBM service goes to android. Android is the main "koko"

xtinexxx said...

No more bb...Am buying Samsuny Galaxy...Soh happy

fierce said...

Ok oooo

Anonymous said...

I first tot it was a China gone sha.

Linda Eze Loves Billie Jean said...

Wow! Good one,bye bye blackberry and there battery wahala

Anonymous said...

That will be nice

VickyDarl said...

Waaaaaaa.... I can't wait.. I like it

Michael Amanfo said...

wit dis development we say welcom 2 galaxy n bye bye 2 bb
cos wat hv bin keepin bb is bbm bt nw we got other choices...

Anonymous said...

Cool..... 1st to comment.......
@iam_yakzloopy

Anonymous said...

boooommm

Anonymous said...

I dey jump ship go samsung ohhhh

DoubleV said...

What a brilliant ideal.Samsung ȋ̝̊̅§ leading the mkt.

Anonymous said...

Really annoying.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Tank God....

Duke Emeka said...

Good. What about tablets and Notes?

Anonymous said...

Why are they showing us a picture of a Samsung that doesn't have the BBM app

Anonymous said...

Samsung is clearly milking this one. BBM is available not only to Samsung but to all Android smartphones running 4.0 and above.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

wooooooooooooooooooooow! finally imma be pinging woooooooooow!
am so elated finally,my S4 will be more than useful.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

yayyy cooliesss...eminado eminadoo!! the answer is YES!! again and again..ngwanuu ndi wedding looking good..lool

Anonymous said...

waow dat wil b so gud 4 andriod fone nd i tink bad 4 bb

Anonymous said...

Congrats to dem #BBsuck#

DADDYSWIFE said...

Hmmmmmm,technology,ndi china kwe n!!! In ngwa man's voice

Anonymous said...

The fall of BlackBerry sales,a coy without vision dies a quick death.

Alloy Chikezie said...

That's great news for android fone users

B said...

Whatever!!!! Google is your friend Mr Samsung Africa!!!!

It will be free on android devices pe-ri-od

So my people get the new exclusive Xperia Z1 and enjoy the best underwater camera!!! If you no fit swim, go learn so you too go fit show!

Holla :-p

Hajjo said...

Toh, now e remain RIM mke dem put instagram for their BlackBerry

Anonymous said...

kul!!!.....bt let see hw it goes

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

The beginning of something new! The blackberry market is surely gonna hit a low, BBM has always been the distinct factor giving blackberry phones its edge over other phones, let's watch and see how this latest development goes.

Anonymous said...

Cool. Now I can dump the blackberry phone.

anny said...

hmmm..at last!

Anonymous said...

I am so porting to Android Mchewwwwww BlackBerry messed up big time

herby said...

Yaaaaaay *dancing skelewu*

Anonymous said...

.......And that marks the end of the reign of BlackBerry mobile phones.

Gemma said...

RIM, b sure 2 loose many of ur customers 2 samsung. Cnt wait 2 get rid of my bb.

Anonymous said...

Black berry phone is gradually coming to an end...

Anonymous said...

WHAT THEY REALLY NEED IS AN APP THAT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO IMAGINE THAT YOU'RE A MERMAID AFTER YOU TIE YOUR TWO LEGS TOGETHER.
IF THE PHONES DON'T COME WITH SUCH AN APP, I WON'T BUY.


THE GREAT ONE

Rough Diamond said...

Am so getting a samsung galaxy fone.
A welcome idea @last for samsung fone lovers!

Anonymous said...

Bêèn expecting this for months now. Thank God.

Anonymous said...

Nice one....dancing skelewu. Plz fflw me on twitter @laedyyvee

Anonymous said...

Very niceeee......

THE GREAT ONE said...

MERMAID THINGS

BLOGLORD said...

cool! at least now we have options~!

Anonymous said...

yeeeee thats great news

Anonymous said...

Linda where u see this news o......not on all galaxy smartphones o. if the android OS is below 4.0
the bbm no go work o. go bb blog to read ham

michelle_sleekydtoll said...

Good!

Anonymous said...

Now I can throw away my BB with its stupid batery wahala and get my Galaxy ASAP.

cassy lawrence said...

I'm waiting and counting!

Anonymous said...

Nice 1

Anonymous said...

Tha gud news is here

Anonymous said...

Am grabbing ma own samsung galaxy oo no dulling *wink*

Anonymous said...

Oh! This is what I've been waiting gor all these years. At last I don't have to walk around with a charger and two extra batteries in my pocket.

pretty said...

Gud innovation on samsung smartphones!!!thumps up

quin said...

Interesting! Ope d data charge won't be much sha. Dat means BIS might even C♡̨̐mε̲̣̣̣ down to 500 naira

Anonymous said...

Am running to grab my own galaxy oo no dulling..

The Odiawa Alpacini Blog said...

Awesome!

Darkchildlovethyhair said...

Awesome news!

Anonymous said...

That sounds really nice tho. But I bet it would still never be like using a blackberry...

Esther Anthony said...

Bye Bye to Blackberry!

Anonymous said...

Yaaaay........ my s4 has got some pinging to do. But does it really matter??? Ive got whatsapp, skype, google hangout, even 2go sef. So.............. asides frm hooking up wit my former bbm contacts, most of which are whatsapp contacs, I see no real added advantage.

Kayboyo said...

Nice one

Anonymous said...

lol, Good innovation from Samsung. It's a mere fact that they are trying hard to win the buzzling Nigerian market, despite the BBM madness.. This innovation will definitely raise the sales of the product.

Kayboyo said...

Nice one

Anonymous said...

Linda, please better post my comment...

Anonymous said...

RIM is doomed!

osas ezomo said...

dis move will finally kill BB's market

osas ezomo said...

dis move will finally kill BB's market

Anonymous said...

NICE ONE SAMSUNG GALAXY SMARTPHONE HMMM. PLS POST MY COMMENT OOO

Anonymous said...

Silly publicity...we Africans are not that dumb. BBM will be available to all other phone manufacturers who carry android OS. This doesn't make Samsung special.

osas ezomo said...

dis move will finally kill BB's market

osas ezomo said...

dis move will finally kill BB's market

Anonymous said...

I hope d networks will reduce their internet bundle tariffs cos it costly 4 android n iphone users

irene thompson said...

Abeg I no fit shout.dis is super super fab#dancing#

CHIBUEZE EGEONU said...

Hum.....which kyn Samsung...abeg oo, i dey use Sony Xperia..and it runs Android OS....they better do this for all android phones oh, on icecream sandwich....except TECNO!!!...Hahahahah....naijapaskal.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

№w I ƆăŊ make use of jst one phone

Anonymous said...

I think BIS will still be paid.. Duhhh!

Zainab Olayiwola said...

Not sure it real. Samsung dat neva av enough browsing memory? Boy, na Dodo b dat Ooº°˚ ˚°ºoo.

Anonymous said...

Hmm!tired of d phone sef!big 4 notin!team iphone baby!

Anonymous said...

No body will understand me if I say the truth that I plan to retain my blackberry (fav bold5) for the flexibility and convenience with the keypad, and browsing efficiency.. Meanwhile I kuku have a more or less dormant galaxy note ooo.. *hides*

xxxxx said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Imagine nokia3310....wit whtsup..lol

xxxxx said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

After making all the money they can in a very monopoly market strategy, and afterwards selling the franchise to other long-throat already waiting competitors, thereby making hell of money? And yets still continue to chop BIS money? Without Vision koor.. If I hear!

vikkie said...

Nooooo! Its just for galaxy fones

Anonymous said...

2 questions actually! BIS and PINS..

vikkie said...

Nooooo! Its just for galaxy fones

roseann uju said...

No mata wot, I stil love my BB

vikkie said...

#RIP Blackberry,u pepo have sucked a lot stress in urs!wheeeeeeeew!!!!!Thank God I already have a samsung galaxy for easy access....hehehehehehehehehehe

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:02pm in ur dreams

Victoria Osuagwu said...

Honestly you said the truth, I'l stll retain my blackberry, even if I buy a galaxy, I sure won't throw away my bb...

In the meantym guys check out my fashion and hair blog, u'l love it
www.vikissocietyofchic.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I wish Nokia can do this for lumia make i trowey this my blackberry wt battery life of an ant mscheew

yemmy said...

Nice one

GLAM ME PRO said...

Pls come and buy my S3 cos I wan upgrade to galaxy note 3 the latest. No time abeg! For less price add pin, 24f2994a. Business only

Anonymous said...

Bleckberry has fallen

Aygboko said...

God iyaf catch blackberry. cant wait

Uj said...

Wow. Dis is gud newz now I can maximize my battery without having to re-charge my batt every 5mins.

Anonymous said...

Na only u talk better thing here so far.

OlᵘwᵃDᵅᵐ!lᵒlᵃ said...

I've been waiting for this..

Anonymous said...

Linda oo!! Happy birthday!!! And God bless ☞U more...
.... D BBM is for all android devices..... It arrives on 21st.... Then for iOS on 22nd... Thanks...


#FTC*

Anonymous said...

Yikes......Finally,so excited.Nw, we can dump our bbs'...lol.Maryam

Anonymous said...

Yikes......Finally,so excited.Nw, we can dump our bbs'...lol.Maryam

slim said...

Saki n se bi ora. Shior! Samsung or android. Both are jst struggling when it comes to messanger. For those of you complaining about BIS,ba3 durability,hanging shits,bb palava n d likes...either u stop using bb or y'all shud get a good one from a reliable/ reputable source. Blackberry still stands..(Temple Run n oda gamez for galaxy tab n oda android shitz but messanger for bb) shikena(˘̯˘ )

HATERS-SLAYER said...

cool cant wait to download mine

Chioma Ogechukwu said...

yuppie,happy sha.

Cuddly said...

Blackberry jst sold themselves out! Na who go cum dey use BB again then abi na aw much samsung go dey pay dem wey make dem give samsung dat xclusive right!

Hmmm.

FJD said...

I CAN CONFIRM TO YOU TODAY THAT BLACKBERRY IS DEAD...BAD OS , how can I have a BB and it will start developing stupid faults like keypad not working due to software? RUBBISH!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ure feeling smart saying duhh! Did dey tell u u pay bis to RIM (blackberry makers)? How doea bis concern d sales of blackberry or not? Pickup a book, educate urself and dnt come and disgrace urself in public with confidence. Okbye

Anonymous said...

Wen U̶̲̥̅̊ download d app it ll generate ur pin. No stress.dats wat I undastand.

Anonymous said...

Did U̶̲̥̅̊ actually read d write-up?

Anonymous said...

lolll.. thank God I sold my white bold 5 around July for a tecno phantom A with android os 4.1 jellybean.. knew Bb would fall soon. well, I'm tired of pinging sha. bbm is way too dramatic *bbm not interested face*. you see how dramatic it is? lolll.. I gat Skype, viber, whatsapp, tango, instagram, twoo, badoo, all the picmix, pic story, pic collage, picassa, etc. photo editing is bam! video call, super cool.. i gat cool games, temple run, angry birds, zuma, etc..no china tone, all for 35k with my super power bank..! I love tecno for making me save a whole lotta money.. android on point! Oma says so!

Anonymous said...

No! Its free. Oshi! U̶̲̥̅̊ didn't read d write-up b4 commenting.

Anonymous said...

Bona Bona, come dash me the Nokia 3310.

Anonymous said...

Simple.Sell am take buy chewing gum.

Anonymous said...

Who send u?. Ask d porche na,google or rim. Yimu

Anonymous said...

D samsung galaxy go tire una soon jst like BB. Lolss

Anonymous said...

Did U̶̲̥̅̊ actually read d write-up?

Anonymous said...

Wen U̶̲̥̅̊ download d app it ll generate ur pin. No stress.dats wat I undastand.

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I just found a birthday present for me but there's no money. Linda plssss buy for me now, plsssss, my birthday is on the 29th of sept, thank u, thank u thank u in advance, muaaaaah!


-Linda'sSister-

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:10pm why won't ppl believe you...lots of ppl still do prefer physical keyboards to touchscreen, it's just a matter of preference...

Anonymous said...

My patience has been rewarded. I am super excited. 1st time I heard this months ago, my 1st thought was 'This will be RIM's biggest mistake'. I, for one, am getting rid of this blackerry. My S4, where are u? I can continue my bbm addiction with u!

Anonymous said...

U sell d case

Anonymous said...

Cool

Anonymous said...

U must have been drunk

Anonymous said...

Instagram can be downloaded to blackberry. I have it on my z10. Go to youtube and go watch a vid on how to download Instagram to BB. Thank me later

Anonymous said...

U must have been drunk

Anonymous said...

BBM won't be exclusive to Samsung galaxy.... It will be available on both android and iOS devices.... Chill out Mr "Samsung Africa". Is that how desperate you guys are to make sales?

senena Ibhugom said...

Nigerians hate bb o..... c comments. Anyway its on all android phones with os 4.0 upwards... u can still get techno or Infinix android phones at a cheaper rate of 35k and enjoy the same service an package,not just Samsung...

Anonymous said...

Blackberry is about to go out of business *big grin*

Anonymous said...

Dnt get excited in a hurry cos I bet you once BBM gts 2 any android phone the battery is gonna run down like mad.

Anonymous said...

Samsung or no samsung BB still remain the same !!!! Its just close substitute. U go for ur choice.... To use instagram on ur BB just download MOLOME ,,,,,T-PΩ̴̴̩̩̥̩̩̩̥iN say so oluwa wa

oladele mayowa said...

Blackberry needs Instagram!!

johnson ogine said...

Who ping these days?

DannYchukS said...

What will I say? Their ba3 is just the same.. BB ba3 even last more than galaxy s3..but seriously BB is headache.. I think the name shouldn't be BBM again nah, it shud be SGM (samsung galaxy messenger) lolz

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Okwuosa Flora said...

Can't wait 4 it to be on android. Am sad

gifty said...

Hahaha...children indeed,elders like us has forseen the side attacks,I can see everybody z full of ecstacy,euphorism and u all have great zest to be on android...ok,know ye not that there'z no smoke without fire??well shaa...I wish u all IDS the best...

Anonymous said...

ppl do not be so quick to call this the fall of blackberry, this opens a wider market for blackberry and trust me Blackberry solely has the RIM server..which guarantees instant drop mails and reduce file size transfer.

#ViewFromThe10ThFloor

Anonymous said...

Samsuny? Soh? Na wa!

Idahosa Osayemwen said...

Hahahahahahaha... Na wa oooooo... Una dey sell husband ni????

@Bobo_Edo

Anonymous said...

U no get work!!

Adoga Godwin said...

so i can no succesfully sell my blackberry and its useless battery ko? yauwa, nagode galaxxy.

AKAN JAMES said...

How long can the ba3 go,with the many applications,hope it wut be hanging like a dead fly in a cobweb...if only I av assurances in ds,den I can proudly say I do have a fone in S4

Anonymous said...

I can bet I'ld be the first to download it. .....plus keep calm, samsung battery aint all that.

Anonymous said...

bbm will run on all android phone wit version 4.0 nd above.for dos who re afraid of ba3 issues,u can try d gionee G2 android phone wit ba3 capacity of 3000mAh,d ba3 last longer dan nokia torch light phones.

wemimo adesemoye said...

Exactly..if BlackBerry can get instagram den we good if nt ds z10 is so changing to samsung.

Anonymous said...

Yipeeeeee

BBM For Android said...

Unfortunetly not all feature working on android and iOS like BBM Video Calling and BBM Voice Calling that i think the most interesting chat feature right now will not available in android and iOS. Althougt Blackberry said that will plan this latter on new version

Anonymous said...

Smh...see jubilation...cuz of bbm...misplaced priority....

Anonymous said...

The app would b available on the 21st. So dy cant show u d app on d fone yet wen d launch date is sat.

Anonymous said...

If no be panadol, e no fit be like panadol. Shikena

DeYeancah said...

Good thing to hear that BBM is coming to samsung, but the bad thin is that some will still rush in and rush out, cause data worth N1500 wud not last a month on android phones like BB will, ull need at least N4k data, to leave ur data ON 24/7 so as to always receive pings and all

Anonymous said...

Mumu, is note not a type pf galaxy phone? All this aba schools u attend sef, im.so loving my galaxy.note more n more.its simply d best.

Anonymous said...

BB10 software is actually better than iOS and android, please do your research well, really the best ting to do is get a q10, enjoy things like th bb hub, the most advanced notification an the time lapse camera... Etc . B1gm1

Anonymous said...

omg!!!! finally!! this makes me so happy. the wait is over

Anonymous said...

People hold your BB strong oh!!! I have an android galaxy s2, I still bought a new BB yesterday. You might not enjoy the andriod Os and to subscribe is expensive compared to BB. BIS is still unlimited in mtn. Trust me being limited with your mb is really annoying.before u download anything u will be scared because you don't want to exhaust your data plan. Even instagram sucks mb like mad.don't rush and get rid of your BB. Its a bad idea.Nigerian network providers takes advantage of everything.the bundles they provide are insufficient and very expensive.you will end up buying an expensive andriod phone and still have to subscribe for their ridiculous bundles. Be smart. Only go for an andriod device if you have extra cash to spare and to keep the phone functional. Am speaking from experience.STAY WITH BLACKBERRY!!!!!!!!

Chibuzor Ogbonna said...

bbm waste of mb... Chaton/whatsapp still the best

Anonymous said...

Death...says who? If you hear the percentage they get for giving permit for ds u'll pee in ur pants. It means more money for BlackBerry Smart heads o!

Anonymous said...

Who says? They'll just sit down and make cool money while still selling their own products. Means more money!

Anonymous said...

No port till u see how effective o. I no trust ds download BBM shit. It still retains its name on android sef!

Anonymous said...

i hate wat so call bb Android on point

Anonymous said...

d applicatn ll b out 21st, did u nt read it? Aw wld dey shw u a phone wiv d applicatn wen its nt out?

Anonymous said...

When will it b available for tecno phones, its an android phone, yeah!!!!

Welcome to Ike Nzekwe's Blog said...

great news!

Emmanuel Oyelere said...

Its going to run on all device running android 4.0 and above. iOS version will be release soon. ;)

Anonymous said...

Finally! It came at the right time for me when my bb charging port is spoilt....dancing etighi*

Vivian Inyamah said...

Awesome!!!! Great News.

Anonymous said...

My dear its on android na, check google play, dont mind this Mr samsung africa that wants to boost sales. It will equally be on ios(iphones)

Anonymous said...

#moonwalking

bravechic said...

very nice, but the question is how do we get bbm pin noz, and are we gon be doin normal BB subz or our normal samsung subz??

ShayDee YSG said...

thank God no bb wahala with women/gals

banky said...

Can contacts be transfered?

@Valdonclint said...

Let me go get me some galaxy. Bye to BB madness

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alluring belle said...

Surprise to bbm.

Anonymous said...

@ vikkie,it isn't only for galaxy phones.you could download bbm on samsung galaxy note 2,note 8.0,tab 2,tab 3 because it runs on Andriod 4.0 ICS but it wouldn't work on samsung galaxy note 1 since it comes with Gingerbread OS.

SOS said...

Good deal for BB; proactive step. Their market just got expanded. RIM was already losing market shares. Now they can make more money!

Anonymous said...

It's obvious everyone saying shit here about bb are stuck on the old system. Upgrade to the new blackberry 10 system and then thank me later.

Santong coolnaija said...

THank very nice

Anonymous said...

They had to bring out Q10 and Z10 so people ƆăŊ buy b4 dey sell BBM to samsung...why did dey not jst do it b4 then...

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm!!! Interesting..can't wait 2 start pinging with ♏Ɣ TECNO PHANTON A+.

Anonymous said...

I hate keyboard phones,actually.
It makes typing slow.
Will never buy one again after switching to touch screen

Aheadahead9ja

Anonymous said...

Any phone,including tecno,that can access playstore.
Forget the samsung publicity stunt. There is no special section on playstore for samsung

Aheadahead9ja

Anonymous said...

Dull fellow. All android on ics or jb. Tecno phantom A+ which is a replica of s4 will run it .

Anonymous said...

That is until you lay your hands on android or even windows

oni debby said...

Thank you so much for the info just got the original instagram on my bbQ10

oni debby said...

Thank you just got the original instagram on my bbQ10, followed the instructions in one of the videos

Anonymous said...

no joy yet o. anyone know what's up?

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