India, January 21, 2012–Tencent, the largest internet company in Asia Pacific has announced the availability of WeChat, the No.1 mobile messaging app on the BlackBerry® platform. The popular, free mobile voice and text messaging application which was launched in India in July last year across iPhone, 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’
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
Founded in November, 1998, post establishing itself as China's largest and most used Internet service portal, Tencent is now the largest internet company in the whole of Asia Pacific region and the third largest in the world. Tencent entered Indian market with the launch of its global flagship product - WeChat. At the cusp of attaining a user base of almost 800 million active user accounts, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies, ever since its establishment.
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Also, attached are pictorial representations of the various product features that have been embedded in the BlackBerry version of WeChat.