Yesterday, in a tweet, Samsung Mobile Nigeria seemed to have given the impression that BBM for Android would be exclusive to Samsung for 3 months. Here is the tweet:
YES WE DID!!!! Available frm Friday RT @supersanusi: If Samsung really did get the 3 month exclusive like I heard, that would be something
— Samsung Mobile NG (@samsungmobileng) September 16, 2013
I found the news odd. Of what benefit would a 3-month Samsung exclusivity be to anyone? Anyway, the guys at Android Central contacted the companies involved and got this response from BlackBerry:
The tweet, though very exciting, is incorrect … I want to clarify that no one will have an exclusive on offering BBM. We’ll be bringing the app to Android and iPhone users across the globe soon.
If the above statement credited to BlackBerry is valid, that clears things up: there is no BBM exclusivity for Samsung devices. If you ask me, that’s a big relief to the teeming crowd of Android fans who have been eagerly awaiting BBM for Android. In the meantime, the wait continues….