BBM for Android

Speaking of BBM for Android, Samsung Mobile Nigeria today tweeted that apparently BBM for Android will be available Friday — and that it'll be some sort of Samsung-exclusive, possibly for three months. 

If that's in fact true — we've got e-mails out to Samsung Mobile for more proper confirmation — that's a bummer for the cross-platform crowd, but a boon for Samsung.

 
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Dan DC says:

Nigeria* typo needs correction.

My fault. Fixed.

I regret the error.

TLB69 says:

Thank you Phil for your professionalism.

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TLB69 says:

Now send me your Note 3 so I can get some hands on time or it's gonna get real ugly in here.lol!!!

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sidds18 says:

lol

HalizDad says:

lol...

kingb71 says:

coulda been worse!

TLB69 says:

Enlighten us on how it could've been worse?I'm all ears....

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Quit pretending. Thanks.

HalizDad says:

Instead of Niger, he could have added another "G" which would have got Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson all up his ass until he went on CNN and apologized. Hopefully Phil is classier than to bow down to anyone for a typo though, and I bet he is. Happy?

Gator352 says:

Still doesn't make me want to use BB Messenger...or a Samsung phone for that matter...

Who would use BBM anyway... is there still a need? I don't personally know anyone still running a BB device and haven't for a couple of years now

wale03 says:

Ha, you have no idea how huge BBM is here in Nigeria,

Kayone73 says:

BBM... The chat app of choice for scammers and deposed princes everywhere

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You Android users claim to be the "Top of the Tech Tier" yet, how hard is it to understand this HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BLACKBERRYS, and everything to do with a cross-platform IM app.

MERCDROID says:

Someone's taking this personally, lol.

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Who would even use a samsung anyway, they're all full of malware anyway(except the Windows phones), sounds pretty dumb, amirite? I would hope you(Merc) would point out my stupidity if I posted something like that for realz.

ScottColbert says:

You're from Edmonton, why would anyone take you seriously.

You did.

I may 'live' in Edmonton, but I'm definitely not "from" this shithole, hence the anger.

MERCDROID says:

It's all good, brother.

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HalizDad says:

You have a nice mall...and a nice strip club across the street from the mall. I like the bars and food on Bourbon Street...

MERCDROID says:

Fair enough, lol.

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mhinc says:

I am an Android user and I understand it perfectly. It's by far THE BEST instant messaging app out there. That's that.

return_0 says:

Too late. Hangouts already exists, and it's cross-platform.

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jtc276 says:

Tell that to any iOS user.

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return_0 says:

What's your point? Hangouts is on iOS.

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Scotty Olsen says:

LOL exclusivity for a cross-platform messaging service. Next up Samsung phones will only be able to text other Samsung phones for three months.

bluesun3030 says:

Breaking News from Nigeria!

No one cares.

badmonkey68 says:

In other news the Head of Samsung Marketing for Nigeria whose name is Prince has also offered large amounts of BBM access if you can help him get it out of the country.

Oche Ejembi says:

lol...i was scrolling down just looking for a comment just like this.

tdizzel says:

I want some Doritos.

What? you mean we're not writing things that nobody other than the person who wrote it cares about?
My bad.

MERCDROID says:

I like the Spicier Nacho flavor, personally.

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tdizzel says:

I've never had the Spicier Nacho but they can't possibly be as good as the original Nacho Cheese.

MERCDROID says:

Oh, trust me, nothing beats the original, lol.

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HalizDad says:

Fuck that bro...Grab some nacho cheese ones, and sprinkle crumbled and dried thai peppers on them...BEAST

MERCDROID says:

Haha man, that sounds amazing.

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TLB69 says:

I'm gonna tell Phil,you're in trouble now buddy boy!!!

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HalizDad says:

Fuck he is...

Tyndall says:

Timelessblur says:

well that pretty much made it even more DOA than it already was. Sorry but that just makes it even more worthless.

AbuYazeedUK says:

What if someone leaks the apk will it work on other devices?

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TLB69 says:

It's not if but when.

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mhinc says:

It's not WHEN either. You can get the APK all you want, but without a blackberry ID to get a PIN you can't use it.

kamileon says:

Not true, I have a BB ID and it still doesn't work. My guess is that BB still haven't flipped the switch on their server yet to allow access.

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HalizDad says:

You'll be in trouble since your posts identify your GPS location...B-O-Y... Owned.

InfinitiGuy says:

If you actually believe BBM for Android will be exclusive to Samsung only devices, I've got some leftover swampland in Florida to sell you. Great views of the alligators!

BB_Bmore says:

Haha, Hello!?

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InfinitiGuy says:

Hello.. Can you hear me now?

Dantuma says:

Somewhere in Nigeria on Friday, there's a millionaire Prince using BBM to scam people with Blackberry's every where.

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Most people that have come from BB to Android (like me) will download it. No question.

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decypher44 says:

I came from 6 YEARS of BB. Didn't use BBM then, won't use it now.

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BB_Bmore says:

I will

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vpblaze says:

Bah. Can't wait for Friday! I want it now!!!

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clutch3672 says:

All we have to do is send our information to Nigeria and pay a fee and they will in turn give us a million minutes sent to our bank accounts.

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So I have to wait 3 more fucking months for Damn app? What the fuck!

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Rehzonance says:

+1

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DenverRalphy says:

I'm pretty sure somebody at Samsung NG has been misinformed or misinterpreted something through translation.

BBRY has made some serious gaffs before, but to grant an exclusive (even temporary) to one manufacturer when you're pushing for increased value with a cross platform product, you'd have to be funny in the head crazy to grant it.

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mhinc says:

It's hard to say. They made a deal with Samsung AFTER the announcement of Cross Platform was made, to make BBM available on all Samsung phones from purchase.
I agree with you it would be a bad move. But it wouldn't be the first time RIM has made a bad move and ended up releasing something MONTHS later than promised!

mhinc says:

Either way I am happy, I have a Samsung and I love BBM!

MERCDROID says:

Lucky you! I'm so jealous! Lol!

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KPMcClave says:

One of two things is going on here. Either this info is wrong, or BBRY is certifiably insane.

Jaycemiskel says:

I don't quite understand why Samsung would want exclusivity when it competes with their own ChatOn service. I'll probably try it out though. I'm glad I have a Samsung though. They're one of the only manufacturers that seem to get exclusives.

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randall2580 says:

Could it just be that if you are in Nigeria, Samsung has the rights for 3 months? I know that there are ways to limit which phones are able to have access to an app in the PlayStore - could location just be one more filter?

HalizDad says:

If I was BB I'd roll it out there too, just to see if I missed any kind of scams or security...BB is so blase...

gregmcph says:

Why Samsung?
Has Blackberry sunk to that level where it needs a bit of short term Samsung Exclusivity money, at the expense of having its messaging system widely adopted?

pdfoxx says:

Can't wait for the release of this app. I missed bbm.

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pdfoxx says:

Can't wait for the release of this app. I missed bbm.

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