Yesterday, the SamsungAfrica Twitter handle announced that owners of BlackBerry smartphones can trade-in their device for a Samsung Android smartphone and have BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) installed on their new device immediately. Here is the tweet:
— SamsungAfrica (@SamsungMobiAfr) October 22, 2013
The deal is that the trade-in gives you a discount when purchasing a new Galaxy device, so cash is involved. Dayo, Omonzua and myself thought to see things for ourselves today and went over to the Samsung Store at Ikeja City Mall where we asked a female attendant about the BlackBerry trade-in. She had no idea what we were talking about though we carefully explained the scheme to her. Oh well.
Have you tried to trade-in your BlackBerry at a Samsung store? How did it go? Tell us!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.