07Feb, 2013

WeChat for BlackBerry Updated, All Versions Are Free To Use Forever

Users Can Now Invite Friends From BlackBerry Messenger and Check Data Usage


Jakarta, February 7th 2013 — WeChat, a social communications services available for smartphones, further captivates Indonesia after the launching of WeChat for BlackBerry at the end of last year. The launching also marks its accomplishment in embracing every smartphone Operating System, after previously succeeds in Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Symbian platform. As of now, more than 300 million user account worldwide are enjoying WeChat.

WeChat_for_BlackberryBlackBerry is one of the most widespread mobile platform in Indonesia. For this reason, WeChat for BlackBerry was developed with Indonesian users in mind. For example, key features like ‘Hold to Talk’, ‘Moments’, and a multitude of exciting emoticons are also available from the get-go. In the latest version, which is 1.0.2 at the time of this release, WeChat is already compatible with BlackBerry OS 5, OS 6, and OS 7. The latest version of WeChat for BlackBerry adds Traffic Data statistics and integration of the app to BlackBerry Messenger, so users can easily invite their BlackBerry Messenger friends to communicate on WeChat, and share WeChat name cards in conversations for easy contact sharing.

To celebrate the release of the BlackBerry application, WeChat planned lots of activities involving various mobile communities in Indonesia. Since its first introduction, communities of BlackBerry users, Android fans, social media enthusiasts, and bloggers in Indonesia have shown their appreciation in using WeChat.

“WeChat is available for all major platforms, and will continue to be free. Much focus will be on improving the features and providing reliable and convenient communication service to the users,” said Vincent Wang, Assistant General Manager of Tencent International Business Group.”This is what makes WeChat popular everywhere in the world. While other application might charge real money for emoticons or stickers, WeChat offers them for free. Users can convert photos or images from their own library into emoticons. WeChat also does not charge monthly or yearly fees, so users can use WeChat worry-free without time limit,” he added.

WeChat for BlackBerry can be downloaded for free at BlackBerry AppWorld, or through www.wechat.com

About WeChat

WeChat_LogoWeChat is a free mobile voice and text messaging application that allows the users to send free text, voice messages, emoticons, picture, video and other files. Users can also do video-chat, add new friends through its social features, utilize location-based services, and share their stories through the unique ‘Moments’ feature in the form of photos, video and URL links.WeChat application is available for iOS, Android OS, Symbian, BlackBerryand Windows Phone users. Note that not all features available for different platforms. For more information and application download, please visit: www.wechatapp.com


Media contact and information:

Niko Radityo
PR Consultant for WeChat
Tel: +62 21 765 8506/8507
Fax: +62 21 780 5498
Mobile +62878 8989 9900
Email: niko@fortunepr.com

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