The Next LG Smartphone You Buy Will Have BlackBerry’s BBM



The next LG Smartphone you buy will be having Blackberry’s BBM pre-installed; starting with the LG G Pro Lite.

BlackBerry announced a bundling agreement with LG Electronics involving both standard and virtual preloading  which will be using the LG App Manager.

“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.”

This information comes after BlackBerry launched the client on Android and iOS nearly two months ago. The Android version was reportedly downloaded over 10 million times in just twenty-four hours after release.

The iOS version glided up the charts to be the number one free app in more than 75 countries in the same time period. That’s quite a feat for a chat service that previously only resided on BlackBerry phones.

The company also restated that the BBM service will continue to be upgraded for Android and iPhone users in the coming months, with updates that will include support for BBM Channels, as well as support for BBM Voice calling and BBM Video calling.