Culled From 360nobs
Steadily making itself a favorite among the middle-class population, Tecno continues to strive for more, this time entering a deal with smartphone makers Blackberry.
The deal sees upcoming Tecno phones to be preloaded with Blackberry’s signature messaging app, BBM.
According to Vice President, TECNO Group, Mr. Arif Chowdhury, this collaboration is a unique one that will enhance the brand feasibility of both TECNO and Blackberry.
Arif, disclosed that the agreement, which was signed on 17th September, 2013 will allows Blackberry messenger to be preloaded on TECNO Smartphones. Based on this arrangement, customers who buy TECNO phones will find the BBM application already preloaded and this available in 20 countries. For those customers already using TECNO phones, it will possible to download the application through the Google play store
“This collaboration is not only good news for TECNO and Blackberry, but also and especially for customers. Indeed Blackberry users who want to keep their BB Pin while using TECNO phones can now make it possible through the new application version coming soon” Arif Said.
“We are very proud of this collaboration, It is our objectives not only for Nigerians and indeed Africa as a whole to acquire Smartphones and enjoy a smart life but also to be able to use the phone to its maximum benefit and that is why we collaborated with Blackberry to preload BBM on all TECNO Smartphones” The Vice President Said.
On the other hand, the Vice President for BBM at Blackberry Mr. Andrew Bocking said, “BBM is a very engaging messaging service that is simple to use, easy to personalize and has an immediacy that is necessary for mobile communications,” With many people now using TECNO Smartphones, this is absolutely the right time to bring on board BBM application on TECNO phones to allow its numerous customers enjoy the best of interactions with families and loved ones.