Blackberry Messenger (BBM) To Arrive As Pre-Loaded App On LG G Pro Lite

In a move to increase its users, Blackberry is bringing its instant messenger service - BBM on LG G Pro Lite, a smartphone by LG Electronics as a pre-loaded app. Blackberry's recent agreement with LG Electronics involves both standard and virtual preloading (using the LG App Manager) of the app. It has to be noted that BBM will continue to be available as a free download from Google Play Store. After a little bumpy start, BlackBerry released BBM for iOS and Android on 21 October, fetching itself more than 10 million downloads in its first 24 hours. A recent update simplified organisation and the process of inviting friends. BlackBerry promised today that the BBM experience on Android and iOS will "evolve" in the coming months, including support for BBM Channels, BBM Voice calling, and BBM Video calling.

"BBM is widely used throughout the Middle East, Africa and Indonesia where smartphone users tend to engage heavily in social networking," said Kevin Shin, Vice President of Marketing for Asia, the Middle East and CIS countries of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The LG G Pro Lite offers an optimized BBM experience with its large, high quality display and embedded Stylus Pen." "People across the globe are using BBM to connect with each other and the enthusiasm has been phenomenal," said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry. "We're extremely pleased that LG Electronics will help bring their customers a more seamless experience with BBM by preloading the app, starting with the G Pro Lite in key markets."


After this announcement, Blackberry might be launching the BBM service on many other phones by LG Electronics. How many likes on this one from LG G Pro Lite buyers? Share with us your thoughts in comments.


  • Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    BB trying to survive ......
  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    Yep. Even this news from earlier this year -

    BBM Voice Available For Free To All Indian Blackberry Users
  • Anil Jain
    Anil Jain
    This is good to have,
    However, I just wanted to understand that how does a pre-loaded app the mobile phone popularity?

    Definitely it is a big boost for the application like BBM, that there will be many who are not aware of BBM will also use the app if it will come pre-load. HOwever while buying phone, I won't give it a damn!

    If I need BBM or any other pre-load app I can download it from App Store and can use that, right? Something I am missing here?


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