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Is BBM for Android finally ready to launch? Samsung begins teasing BBM for Galaxy phones

Published Aug 27th, 2013 9:15AM EDT
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Here’s a bit of good news that could help BlackBerry spread its BlackBerry Messenger service to more Android phones: Samsung has started using its considerable marketing prowess to promote BBM on its Galaxy devices. CrackBerry has spotted some teaser ads posted on both YouTube and Samsung’s Ghana Facebook page showing that Samsung will be touting the preloaded BBM has a key feature of its smartphones. Although the original videos have at this time been removed by Samsung Ghana, the company’s Facebook page still shows a teaser picture asking users to guess what new messaging service will soon be available on Galaxy phones. Given that BlackBerry Messenger is a key communications app in many African countries it makes sense for Samsung to spend some advertising dollars pushing it in Ghana.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.