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BlackBerry appears to have scored a hit among Android and iPhone users with its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) application. According to the company, the long-delayed app has been downloaded more than 10m times in just 24 hours after release on the two platforms

Users of home-grown mobile messaging platform Mxit remain highly loyal to the platform, despite the fact that the service was recently supplanted by Facebook as the country’s biggest social network, according to what World Wide Worx and Fuseware are calling a “final analysis” of their “SA Social Media

BlackBerry has surprised the market by announcing that it will make its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available to iPhone and Android users. The move raises the stakes in the mobile instant messaging market, where the cross-platform WhatsApp is rapidly entrenching itself as a market leader. BBM will be

In a move sure to worry BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Facebook has removed the need to have an account when using its messaging application, Messenger, for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone. The app, which resembles Apple’s iMessage, ties in with users’ Facebook inboxes, allowing

A Woodstock, Cape Town-based mobile phone-based instant-messaging and chat-room service called 2go is fast becoming one of the most talked-about Internet companies in Africa, with as many as 1m people connected at a time. 2go, which was

SA consumers are becoming more confident about transacting and banking using mobile devices. This applies both to users of high-end devices and entry- to mid-tier devices, new research from World Wide Worx shows. As anticipated, the Mobility report, released

These are dark days for BlackBerry and Research in Motion (RIM). Though the Canadian company’s smartphones continue to sell well in some emerging markets, including SA, consumers at the higher end — they are the more profitable segment for handset

Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung says its instant messaging service, ChatOn, is now available on Apple and BlackBerry devices. The application is already available for Samsung’s Bada operating system and for Google’s Android platform. Samsung SA MD Deon Liebenberg says ChatOn is now available

Stellenbosch-based social networking company MXit has a one-year window of opportunity to improve and expand its products and services if it’s going to fend off an onslaught of rival services like instant-messaging application WhatsApp, says its new CEO, Alan Knott-Craig. “The main risk

Google’s Android Market, Apple’s App Store, Nokia’s Ovi Store and BlackBerry’s App World together offer hundreds of thousands of free and pay-for apps. But finding the diamonds in the rough is often hard. These are some of my free favourites that run on both Android