TAKEALOT.com announces BlackBerry 10 app

TAKEALOT.com featured at BlackBerry 10 launch in South Africa

February 7, 2013

TAKEALOT.com featured at BlackBerry 10 launch in South Africa

TAKEALOT.com, one of South Africa’s largest online stores demonstrated its new TAKEALOT.com app at the official launch of BlackBerry® 10 in South Africa on 30 January 2013.

South Africa was one of six countries globally to host an official launch event for the new BlackBerry 10 platform and the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry® 10 smartphones: the BlackBerry® Z10 (all-touch) and BlackBerry® Q10 (touch with physical keyboard) smartphones.

TAKEALOT.com is fast becoming South Africa’s default option to shop online. It offers safe, secure online shopping for leading brands at competitive prices and guarantee swift delivery straight to your door, even on weekends.

The TAKEALOT.com app for BlackBerry 10 has been designed with the focus on a simple, superior user experience, making shopping on your BlackBerry smartphone easier than ever.

“Working on the BlackBerry 10 launch has given TAKEALOT.com the opportunity to extend our reach to a cutting edge smartphone platform. Integration has been a simple process and the innovative user interface of the BlackBerry 10 operating system has enabled us to expose TAKEALOT.com’s platform to our users in a new way. We expect BlackBerry 10 to find great traction in South Africa and we are pleased to have an app ready for the launch of the new platform,” said Jacques van Niekerk, CTO, TAKEALOT.com.

“We’re proud to have collaborated with BlackBerry for the BlackBerry 10 launch.  Access to online shopping via the mobile phone or mobile device is going to become the predominant means of access for South Africans in the near future and we are proud to be at the cutting edge of this development. The BlackBerry development team has been superb and we cannot wait to offer this to existing and new customers,” said Kim Reid, CEO, TAKEALOT.com.

BlackBerry 10 users will be able to download the TAKEALOT.com app from BlackBerry® World™.