Blackberry Messenger, better known as BBM will be available for Android to download in the very near future.
The messaging software will be rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Android smartphones in Africa soon, according to recent ads that were aired during a football (soccer) match.
The ad aired during the Manchester United vs. Chelsea game. The commercial stated that BBM is coming to the Galaxy S4 soon as well as other Galaxy branded devices. However, a specific launch date was not announced during the ad. The ad was also briefly published on Samsung's Ghana YouTube
The company first announced in the beginning of the month that the new app will be available in its Google Play store and will become part of the Samsung Messaging Hub sometime in the very near future.
"At Samsung we are all about collaboration, innovation and driving consumer experience based on choice, value and customization to suit every lifestyle. As such, bringing a top tier messaging service such as BBM is another way that we are expanding the catalogue of our messaging services and offering customers an amazing way to stay instantly connected with colleagues, friends and family," said George Ferreira, VP and COO of Samsung Electronics Africa.
Both Samsung and BlackBerry are confident in the software and believe it will bring a new experience to users of Galaxy devices.
"BBM provides one of the best and most robust mobile messaging experiences today. BBM has always set the standard for mobile instant messaging and we are thrilled to bring this experience to Samsung customers across Africa," said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President BBM at Blackberry. "BBM is loved by people who rely on fast, trusted messaging, along with the immediacy that our delivered and read statuses bring. Samsung customers will soon join the BBM nation in its love of the "D" and "R" notifications."