The No.1 mobile messaging app, WeChat now available on the BlackBerry® platform.
The popular, free mobile voice and text messaging application which was launched in India in July last year across iPhone(Click here for video review), Android, Symbian, and Windows platforms will now also be available for BlackBerry users.
This week, Tencent also announced that WeChat has now crossed 300 million registered users globally. WeChat’s growth rate has been phenomenal, going from 100 million to 200 million user accounts in 6 months and only 4 months to go from 200 million to 300 million user accounts.
With its launch on BlackBerry platform, millions of BlackBerry users will now also be able to use WeChat. BlackBerry loyalists in India can download the application for FREE from the BlackBerry App World.
WeChat for BlackBerry comes with the app’s core features like ‘push-to-talk’, Instant Messaging, Voice Messaging, Group Chat and Photo Sharing, and new features to be introduced along the way.
Dennis Hau, Head of Product Center, International Business Group, Tencent said “With our new record growth of 300+ million user accounts globally, we are continuing with our mission to be accessible on more platforms. Now, we are delighted to announce the official launch of WeChat’s BlackBerry app.”
“We are committed to provide a seamless communication service to our users and now, our cross platform service has been extended to BlackBerry, which is a very strong smartphone platform in India. Performance and user experience are the top priority for our first release and we will provide additional features in future updates, with an aim to embrace our vision to make WeChat “the new way to connect”, he added.
Ms. Annie Mathews – Director Alliances and Business Development for Research In Motion said “BlackBerry smartphones are extremely popular and renowned for instant messaging and social networking capabilities. We are pleased to have WeChat available on BlackBerry App World, offering another great way for our customers to stay connected with their friends and family while on the move.”
Download link: http://www.wechat.com
TUB Verdict: Must have app, way better than Whatsapp, Kik and the others. Now that it’s on Blackberry platform too, you won’t miss a conversation 😉