BlackBerry joins hands with HCL Infosystems

BlackBerry joins hands with HCL Infosystems for India services

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry on Friday announced its partnership with HCL Infosystems to expand the channel and distribution network for BlackBerry enterprise software products and services in India.

“By working with an established partner like HCL Infosystems in India, we aim to create growth for our partners while giving our customers wider access to our leading suite of enterprise solutions with world-class support, helping organisations advance their mobility strategies,” said Richard McLeod, Vice President, Global Channels at BlackBerry, in a statement.

The partnership will enhance the availability of BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility portfolio to business customers by leveraging HCL Infosystems’ extensive pan-India network of enterprise distribution partners.

As well as sales support, customers will also have access to HCL Infosystems’ IT deployment support and integration capabilities that will help them to migrate seamlessly or consolidate their Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) investments.

The partnership further strengthens HCL’s Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) alliances by significantly expanding their enterprise software portfolio with BlackBerry solutions.

In addition to selling and supporting BlackBerry´s enterprise software portfolio, HCL Infosystems will also provide value-added services such as technical support and consulting.

Get your SMSes in Facebook Messenger now

New York, June 17 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook has enabled SMS in Messenger for Android which means that users will now have the choice to be able to send/receive SMSes in Messenger itself.

The feature is only available on Android. However, when you send an SMS message, the recipient can be on any platform.

“We hope that this new choice will bring the convenience of being able to access all your messages in one place, making your messaging a lot simpler and helping you stay on top of your conversations,” Facebook said in a post.

Here’s how it works.

Open Messenger and tap on Settings (the person icon), then select “SMS” from the list and turn on “Default SMS app.”

Users can now view and respond to their SMS conversations in Messenger. SMS conversations will be in purple while Messenger conversations will be in blue.

SMS in Messenger not only supports standard text, images, videos and audio but also rich content like stickers, emojis and location sharing.

Users will have to use regular Messenger to send GIFs, send money, make voice and video calls, and request transportation.

SMS in Messenger do not send, upload or store your conversations on Facebook servers.

All messages are sent and received via SMS. Standard SMS, regular text charges apply, Facebook added.

However, regular, non-SMS messages sent or received on Messenger will continue to use data.

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