LG G Pro Lite smartphone will come with BBM services soon, BlackBerry said on Thursday.
As part of offering BBM, BlackBerry announced a bundling agreement with LG Electronics involving both standard and virtual preloading (using the LG App Manager).
BBM will also continue to be available as a free download from Android app stores, including Google Play.
“BBM is 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, Middle East and CIS countries of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
The BBM experience will continue to evolve for Android and iPhone users in the coming months, with updates that will include support for BBM Channels, a new service that connects BBM users to communities of shared interests in a very engaging and intimate manner, as well as support for BBM Voice calling and BBM Video calling.