Blackberry Messenger for Google Play and Samsung App Store

BBM is coming!
BBM is coming!

The reason I left Blackberry was not planned. My Blackberry Bold after two years of hard labour and numerous repairs had died and the Samsung S3 appeared at that time. I left reluctantly and found a wonderful service at the Android world.

The messaging service that I was using for Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and I have to say that this was the biggest thing I missed when I moved to the other side. I had to make do with Whatsapp which isn’t in the same league as BBM which is awesome.

I missed BBM and the BB keyboards that one can actually type on opposed to the touch screen business we are all seeing with phones. The touch screen phenomenon off late that is so prevalent that now people are seen touching their lap tops to do tasks and then look about sheepish to see if anyone is looking at them. Even suffering are kids who see phones of adults and start tapping the screen for games are known to start crying when nothing happens when they meet an “ancient” phone.

The touch screen may not be coming back anytime soon but a new announcement yesterday has me excited. BBM will know be available on Google Play Store and Samsung Apps. Now you will be able to download the legendary application when it appears for free.

The first people who will be able to get the Apps will be Samsung GALAXY Smartphone consumers across Africa. 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 – all aimed at empowering consumers to connect with each other in better ways using text messaging.

Now Galaxy smartphones users on the continent will have access to the BBM social network, including BBM chats, multi-person chats and BBM Groups, which allows BBM customers to create groups of up to 30 people, as well as the ability to share photos and voice notes.

I see a lot of folks joining the BBM nation in its love of the “D” and “R” notifications.”