BBM mobile payments are headed to Africa

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BlackBerry has now announced that it intends to start in Nigeria and work outward with its transaction tech. The recovering Canadian handset maker, BlackBerry, has announced that it has plans to make it possible for BBM users in Africa to be able to use a mobile payments service that will let them send money or airtime. The service will launch in Nigeria and will make these transactions “as simply as they transfer photos or files.” This is a part of a broader strategy that BlackBerry has been making into the…

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QR codes based mobile payments app sends South African users above 2 million

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A range of applications based on quick response codes have made this tech very popular in that country. South Africa has experienced the introduction of a large and growing number of mobile payments apps that use QR codes in order to be able to help to complete transactions at retail stores by way of smartphones, and this has caused the barcodes, themselves, to experience a tremendous growth in that country. By the end of 2014, it is now believed that there were 2.1 million people using quick response codes in…

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Blackberry mobile apps should be required by Congress, says Chen

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The company’s CEO has now sent an open letter to the members, calling for “net neutrality”. The CEO of BlackBerry has issued an open letter to the members of United States Congress, claiming that the developers of mobile apps should be required to ensure that their products are compatible with his company’s devices. John Chen is seeking this move in the name of “net neutrality”. Chen has stated that his effort to encourage the creation of mobile apps that are compatible with BlackBerry devices has to do with “net neutrality”,…

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Smartwatch release will let wearers use BBM

The popular BlackBerry Messenger app will be available through SpeedUp wearable technology SpeedUp, a mobile technology company from Indonesia, has revealed that their first smartwatch release will allow its users to be able to take advantage of the highly popular BBM app. This wearable technology has already been shipped to the people who pre-ordered it. The smartwatch is currently being sold for about US$130 (IDR 1,499,000), and it has been designed using IP57 water resistant technology, a display size of 1.54 inches, 4 GB of storage, a 1 GHz single-core…

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BlackBerry seeks to generate revenue through latest BBM update

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Features in the popular messenger app may offer the slowly recovering handset maker the opportunity to bring in money. While always popular among BlackBerry users, the BBM messenger app has managed to generate an additional 85 million (or more) users since it opened up its doors to users of Android devices and iPhones, but it was never anything that generated actual revenue for the company. That could be changing in an upcoming update for the mobile app, as new features add an additional revenue stream. BlackBerry Ltd. is now considering…

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