Samsung is using the upcoming launch of BBM for Android to promote its Galaxy devices, Samsung App Store and Messaging Hub in a new release targeting the African market. BlackBerry is in on the push, with the two entering into an agreement to jointly market the service to African mobile customers.
TextNow kicks off a contract-free mobile phone plan for $19 a month. The plan offers 500MB of data, 750 roll-over minutes, and unlimited texting and incoming calls.
Motorola is offering workers a chance to reward friends and family with a discount on the Moto X if they agree to test the online Moto Maker configuration system. The Google-owned hardware company is offering $200 or more to those who test the online customization program and provide feedback on the ordering process and the device itself.