TECNO Mobile, a smartphones manufacturer has announced its 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 to customers.
“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 statement.