Blackberry has announced another step in their move to see BBM deployed as a communication platform outside of the Blackberry ecosystem. After a successful launch of the BBM app for Android and iOS during October, Blackberry is back with news that they have struck deals with several Android smartphone OEMs to have the app pre-installed on new devices.
The companies that are named by Blackberry include Be, Brightstar, Celkon, EVERCROSS, IMO, Micromax, Mito, Snexian, Spice, TECNO, TiPhone and Zen. These companies will make the devices available in markets in Africa, India, Indonesia, Latin America, and the Middle East staring some time in December. You might note that the major manufacturers you may be used to seeing, like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony or some of the up and coming Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi are not on the list. Of course, users with devices from other companies or other regions can still download and install the BBM app from Google Play.
source: Cult of Android