Smartphone brand, Tecno Mobile, has said it will, henceforth, preload BlackBerry Messenger on new phones.The firm said it will now preinstall BBM on Tecno phones running the Android operating system.
With BBM preinstalled, customers will be able to get started chatting and connecting with friends and family on the popular private social network from BlackBerry.
It maintained that BBM, with its privacy, control and immediacy, was
very popular in the Nigerian market, where everybody wants a BBM PIN.
The Vice-President, Tecno Group, Mr. Arif Chowdhury, in a statement made available to our correspondent on Sunday, said BBM would be preloaded on Tecno phones in 20 countries, adding that for customers already using Tecno phones, BBM would be available as a free download on the Google Play store.
“This collaboration is good news for customers,” Chowdhury said, adding, “It is our objective, not only for Nigerians, but for Africans as a whole, to acquire smartphones and enjoy a smart life and to be able to use the phone to its maximum benefit, and that is why we are working with BlackBerry to preload BBM on all new Tecno smartphones.
“After the huge success of the Phantom A series, we are now unveiling the next star product named Phantom AIII, and of course, this high technology smartphone will come preloaded with BBM.”