Samsung has issued a press release announcing the release of BlackBerry Messenger as part of its Samsung Messaging Hub service.
The press release was issued by the Korean tech giant’s African subsidiary, and available as a free download for Samsung users through either Google Play or the Samsung app store.
“The upcoming BBM app will be available in the Google Play and the Samsung App store soon and available to all Samsung GALAXY smartphone consumers across Africa,” Samsung states.
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“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.”
The companies also promise the new app will be backed by a joint marketing campaign by Samsung and BlackBerry across the continent.
The press release comes after BlackBerry released its Secure Work Space secure productivity suite for iOS and Android devices in June.
Secure Work Spaces allows integration with BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 and provide users of Android or iOS smartphones with a separate and secure work environment in a manner similar to BlackBerry Balance on the BlackBerry Z10 or Q10.
Key features of Secure Work Space include an email client with attachment viewing, a calendar and contacts, as well as secure browser access to internal corporate websites and document editing capabilities using Documents To Go.