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    BlackBerry unveils BBM for Windows Phone

    August 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry unveils BBM for Windows Phone

    BlackBerry has revealed a collaboration with Microsoft, which brings BBM to mobile devices running Windows Phone 8 and higher. Bryan Biniak, Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Microsoft stated that: “We are intent on bringing the most...

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    South Africa: Entrepreneur broadcasts jobs with BBM

    May 27, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Entrepreneur broadcasts jobs with BBM

    The Dala U Crew (DUC) is helping thousands of young South Africans to find jobs by tapping into the power of the BBM™, a leading mobile messaging platform for private and secure communications. The initiative, brainchild of young Durban businessman Sanjeev...

  • The MTN Steppa smartphone features a large 3.5 inch touch screen display (image: MTN)

    BBM now available for MTN Steppa

    March 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BBM now available for MTN Steppa

    MTN South Africa has announced that the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) instant messaging service is now available on its recently introduced entry-level Steppa smartphon which has taken the market by storm. Customers can access the app by visiting the...

  • BlackBerry announced an update to BBM, which added several fantastic new features for all users (image: BlackBerry)

    BBM Channels aims to help businesses and brands

    February 20, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off on BBM Channels aims to help businesses and brands

    Last week, BlackBerry announced an update to BBM, which added several fantastic new features, including BBM Channels to the Android and iPhone subscriber base. BlackBerry users have had access to BBM Channels beta for several months now.  In those months,...

  • BlackBerry announced an update to BBM, which added several fantastic new features for all users (image: BlackBerry)

    BBM offers free voice calls

    February 14, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BBM offers free voice calls

    A new version of BBM will be available later today for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry customers, giving them lots of exciting new features. Android and iPhone customers will now be able to make free voice calls to BBM contacts over a Wi-Fi or data connection...

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    BlackBerry updates Find Friends on BBM

    February 6, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry updates Find Friends on BBM

    Starting today, BBM is being updated with the Find Friends on BBM feature for iPhone and Android, allowing users to easily find their friends and contacts already using BBM. “The Find Friends feature is something that BBM users have been asking for and...

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    BBM Channels now available for BlackBerry users

    November 27, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BBM Channels now available for BlackBerry users

    Today BBM Channels, a forum for active, real conversations between people, brands and communities, will be made available for BlackBerry users on BlackBerry OS 5 and above and BlackBerry 10 through BlackBerry World. BlackBerry users can simply update to the...

  • Yudi Moodley, BlackBerry's new Managing Director for Africa. (Image source: BlackBerry)

    Another management reshuffle at BlackBerry

    November 12, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Another management reshuffle at BlackBerry

    BlackBerry today announced the appointment of Yudi Moodley as Managing Director for Africa. With this appointment, Yudi Moodley will be responsible for overseeing and driving the overall business strategy and growth for BlackBerry across Africa. Yudi Moodley...

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    10-million downloads of BBM for Android

    October 24, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on 10-million downloads of BBM for Android

    In just 24 hours BBM has been downloaded over 10 million times by Android and iPhone users, one of the best single-day openings for a mobile app to date. BBM, the premier private social network from BlackBerry, is available for free in the App Store and...

  • The BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app will be made available for Android and iOS devices very soon. (image: BlackBerry)

    Samsung first in line for BBM on Android

    October 23, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung first in line for BBM on Android

    Samsung today confirmed that BBM, the mobile social network, is now available to Samsung smartphone users in Sub-Saharan Africa – days ahead of the official rollout to other branded Android devices. This limited time offer is available to Samsung...

  • The new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone (image: BlackBerry)

    BlackBerry unveils Z30 smartphone

    September 20, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry unveils Z30 smartphone

    On the back of the announcement that BlackBerry’s BBM messenger will be making its way to Android and iOS devices, the Company has also announced a new handset – the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, which is touted as “its biggest, fastest and most...

  • Francois Swart, newly appointed CEO of Mxit. (Image source: Mxit)

    SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

    September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

    South African mobile social network, Mxit, has appointed Francois Swart as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Swart stepped into the role of acting CEO in October 2012. Shareholder Paul Harris says, “Francois has been the de facto CEO for almost a year now...

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    BBM for Android officially launches on 21 September

    September 19, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BBM for Android officially launches on 21 September

    BBM – the iconic mobile social network – will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world from September 21. Previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play and the...

  • The BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app will be made available for Android and iOS devices very soon. (image: BlackBerry)

    BlackBerry tackles Samsung’s BBM for Android marketing

    September 17, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry tackles Samsung’s BBM for Android marketing

    As reported on IT News Africa, Canadian handset manufacturer BlackBerry will be making their hugely-popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app available to Android and iOS devices very soon. But Korean electronics giant Samsung has taken the opportunity to field...

  • BlackBerry announced an update to BBM, which added several fantastic new features for all users (image: BlackBerry)

    BBM for Android launches tomorrow?

    September 17, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BBM for Android launches tomorrow?

    Canadian handset manufacturer BlackBerry has previously announced that their popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app will be launching to all Android and iOS devices by the end of the northern hemisphere’s summer, and while that time is steadily approaching,...

  • BlackBerry's new 9720 smartphone has been made available in South Africa. (image: BlackBerry)

    BlackBerry 9720 available in South Africa

    August 29, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry 9720 available in South Africa

    BlackBerry announced today that the social BlackBerry 9720 smartphone has been made available in South Africa. The device has been designed to incorporate everything users would expect in a feature phone, starter smartphone or existing BlackBerry Curve –...