Tecno has partnered Blackberry to pre-install Blackberry Messenger on Tecno Android phones that will launch after September 2013. Tecno has been very strong in smartphone sales recently and has become dominant in many Android markets in African like Nigeria.
The deal which was agreed between the Canadian and Chinese companies as far back as September had Arif Chowdhury, Vice President of Tecno Group saying, “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 be possible to download the application through the Google play store.
“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,” Mr. Chowdhury acknowledged.