NHN Japan Corporation recently announced that it is releasing a BlackBerry edition of its free-messaging and free-calling app called ‘LINE’. This company is the local partner of a leading Internet Korean firm. Headquarter of NHN Japan is located in Shinagawa, Tokyo and Akira Morikawa is the CEO of NHH Japan. NHN Japan Corporation mentioned that the release of BB version of their hottest and most popular app is targeted towards those users who are residing in the region of Southeast Asia. The released version has been made available in countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore because of the large numbers of BlackBerry users in these countries.
‘LINE’ is an app for smartphones that enjoys great popularity as it facilitates users in availing free text messages and calling services on local level as well as on global level. Users make the most of this app, irrespective of the type of cell phone network carrier they have opted for.
This app is being used in more than 230 countries and approximately 54 million users from all over the world are benefiting from this app.
According to the NHN Japan Corporation, which mainly operates ‘LINE’, it is quite a feasible option for a corporation to ensure that their app find its way in different devices so that maximum number of users can utilize the free services offered by this excellent application.
As far as released Blackberry edition is concerned, it would have only the key messaging feature of ‘LINE’. This will allow users to exchange text and images, along with the exclusively designed stickers, which are meant for enhancing the over-all experience of one-on-one chat.
Android-based smartphones, iPhones, Window phones, PC’s, and tablets have been availing the services provided by this app since long and BB has become the latest on the list to make use of this app. NHN Japan Corporation has already made its point clear that they are exploring ways to expand the reach of this app to accommodate various platforms and devices in the coming time.
This new version is meant for BB Operating System 5 and supports different languages such as Japanese, English, and Chinese.
Here is the glimpse of functions which are available on the new BB version:
- Messaging: Kaomoji, Emoji, or information about location. However, voice messages and videos cannot be sent via this version.
- Stickers: This version includes 4 sticker sets and all are original. Even though, there is no shop for available for these sticker users but BB users can obtain stickers. Functions like voice-calling and Timeline/ Home are not accessible.
Availability of this app may fetch more attention of users towards BB devices. For Research in Motion, this new development is undoubtedly a brownie point that they have scored for their BB devices. For loyal BB fans too, this piece of news is very delightful.
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