Friday, January 17, 2014

BBM Meets LG Smartphones


The G Pro Lite Will Be the First LG smartphone to Offer BBM out-of-the-box

Lauren Immelman

Smartphones these days have everything, and now, all soon to be new, Black Berry Messenger™ (BBM) will be included preinstalled on the LG G Pro Lite from LG Electronics Inc. all over the world. BlackBerry® has announced a bundling agreement with LG Electronics involving both standard and virtual preloading (using the LG App Manager) and have confirmed that BBM will also continue to be available as a free download from Android app stores, including Google Play™.

“BBM is widely used throughout the Middle East, Africa and Indonesia where smartphone users tend to engage heavily in social networking,” said Kevin Shin, Vice President of Marketing for Asia, the Middle East and CIS countries of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. Shin also states that the LG G Pro Lite offers an optimized BBM experience with its large, high quality display and embedded easy to use Stylus Pen.

“People across the globe are using BBM to connect with each other and the enthusiasm has been phenomenal,” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry. “We’re extremely pleased that LG Electronics will help bring their customers a more seamless experience with BBM by preloading the app, starting with the G Pro Lite in key markets.”

In the next few months , Android and iPhone®  users will be able to have the BBM experience which is a premier mobile communication service that not only gives customers privacy, but also control and immediacy as they chat with their friends on their contact list. Users can either chat one-to-one, in multiple chats or as part of a BBM Group and now, as a new feature in the recent upgrade can become a part of a channel that allows uses to communicate with others who have similar interests in an engaging and familiar manner. BBM’s ‘Delivered’ and ‘Read’ statuses, as well as message-in-progress notices, allow people to stay connected and active in all of their conversations. 

BBM lets users share files such as photos and voice notes, as well as updating their profile pictures and statuses with ease. Up to 30 people can connect as a BBM Group to chat and share photos, files and documents and even calendars.

Anybody who uses BBM has a unique Pin connected to their Blackberry ID to secure their privacy. Users never have to give out their phone number or email address to begin chatting with a new or casual contact, it is as simple as only giving your pin to people only you want to talk to.

When BBM was introduced in 2005, it became one of the biggest private social networking mobile sites known today.  The BBM experience, which is known and enjoyed by customers for its immediacy, control and privacy, will evolve for Android and iPhones which includes new updates such as the new BBM channels, BBM Voice calling and BBM Video calling.

To help beginners with knowing all about using BBM for Android and IPhones you can use the Getting Started Guide as well as the How-To Videos to learn how to use BBM on your no- longer- Black Berry phone.  Or for more information about using Black Berry apps, visit

(Source - Blackberry) 
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