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Tencent‘s messaging app WeChat launches on Blackberry

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MUMBAI: Tencent, a leading internet company, has announced the availability of its mobile messaging app WeChat on the BlackBerry platform.

With its launch on BlackBerry platform, millions of BlackBerry users will now be able to also 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.

WeChat, which claims to have crossed 300 million registered users globally, is a free mobile voice and text messaging application which was launched in India in July last year across iPhone, Android, Symbian, and Windows platforms. It will now also be available for BlackBerry users.

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.”

Research In Motion (RIM) Director Alliances and Business Development Annie Mathews 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.”

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