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Announced a few hours ago in Blackberry Live that the famous BBM Messenger is gonna be across platform app which means that iPhone & Android users gonna be able to simply download BBM from their App Store.
It’s a bold move from Blackberry to gain more users back on BBM but My initial thought that they are slowly killing themselves coz other than security Blackberry had this unique feature which now can be available on iOS & Android.
تناقلت بعض المواقع خبر أن البلاك بيري ١٠ لا يحتاج إلى خدمه بلاك بيري من شركه الاتصالات و طبعاً المعلومة جداً خاطئة لان خدمه البلاك بيري مسنجر لن تعمل فقط المتصفح و تويتر سوف يعملون بدون الخدمه.
Some website have been posting wrong info since the early morning about BB10 & the new Z10 from Blackberry. Those websites have mentioned that you don’t need a Blackberry subscription from your mobile provider to use the new Z10 or any BB10 of course that info is so wrong, you can never use BBM (I have tested it out myself although I know it wont work) the only thing you may use is the Browser, Twitter and some apps but BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) won’t work without a subscription. If you are interested in getting the new Z10 or any BB10 upcoming devices you should get a blackberry subscription with it
The giant has awaken, finally after the long long wait for the latest OS from blackberry have been revealed on Jan 30th. BB10 the new competitor in the smart mobile market will try to dominate the market as it predecessor did few years ago. I got an invitation from Blackberry ( formally known as RIM ) to attend the launch of Blackberry 10 in Dubai. The international launch of Blackberry 10 was in 6 different countries around the world through a video live feed all in the same time & Dubai was the middle east’s city of choice. The event started in Armani Hotel with Robert Bose the managing director for the middle east welcoming us and introducing Thorsten Heins Blackberry’s CEO to reveal Blackberry 10 to us.
Of course most of you have been following my live event update through twitter, Instagram & Tumblr and im gonna go through the most things and more details are coming up in another BB10 review post.
Now lets get back to the main attraction the Blackberry 10, Mr.Heins first announced that RIM have renamed themselves to become BLACKBERRY, then he revealed the new Re-designed, Re-engineered and Re-invented and i must add Revolutionary Blackberry Z10 ( An all touch screen handset ) & Blackberry Q10 ( The legendary keyboard form-factor handset Blackberry famous for).
First we got introduced to the main feature that all Blackberry 10 users gonna be using which is the Blackberry Hub, it gathers all the emails, BBM, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, Calendar events in one place to maximize the user productivity. Gathering all the notifications in one place and woking all the time in the background to keep the user updated and undistracted by having to check one place which is the Blackberry Hub rather than having to check multiple apps.
Now BBM users can contact each other using video calls & of course voice calls which got introduced in Blackberry OS7. Adding to the BBM video call a screen share option in my opinion is gonna be so useful for some of us and Im so positive that Ill end up using it especially when guiding someone to what they should do to achieve a certain task on their device.
Blackberry 10 is launching with over 70,000 application and its a huge number of apps for a new OS considering the fact that it just launched while in compare with Windows Mobile 8 that launched lat year with only 20,000 apps so 70,000 is a great number to start up with and keep you moving. Another important features that was announced is the Camera which is an 8 MP with a Time shift that enables you to catch that perfect moment before the person closes his eyes or the right moment when he/she is smiling. check the video below to get an idea about it.
The surprise of the event was that Blackberry made Alicia Keys Global Creative Director for Blackberry of course Alicia Keys were a blackberry user for many years.
Many new features have been announced but i wont go into the details of each of coz thats another post you would have to wait for but i cant end a post without mentioning the new Blackberry keyboard with an awesome prediction and the ability to learn your own words as you type. At the end of the video live feed we headed out to try Blackberry Z10 device that was available for us. I compared it with the Galaxy S3 & iPhone 5 sizes on the images down below (Of course special thanks for PinkGirlQ8 for the pics ) the Z10 feels really great in the hand not so big neither small with the perfect weight of 138 Grams which adds a premium feel to it.
Now for the main question most of our readers are asking is when its gonna be available and how much would it cost?
Its gonna be available in UAE starting Feb 10th and of course in kuwait by mid or end of Feb. The exact Z10 price for Kuwait was not revealed but its going to be between 180-200 KD Black or white.
As for the Q10 is gonna be available in the second quarter (No exact date was revealed also).
Special Thanks to Blackberry for the invitation & Bensirri for organising everything in Kuwait
Life is not always about ambition & success, what really matters in life is our ability to help & give. From a religious point of view or even from humanity one, no matter how you look at it giving is the number one vertue we all should have. Fahad the cute baby in the pic above needs a bone marrow transplant coz he is suffering from leukemia ( Allah Yshafeeh ), non of his family members are a match to donate to him. A matched donor was found in India but inorder to have the operation he needs 37,000 KD so we are calling out for a sponsor either a company or a kind heart person to help save Fahad.
I didnt finish yet your role is really important our readers, help spread the word by twitter, Facebook, BBM, Whatapp or any other social network you use.
If you know anyone interested in sponsoring Fahad’s operation please contact our dear friend Q8Rain by email email@example.com.
Special Thanks to Danderma & Q8Rain for spreading the word
Depending on one’s perspective, Twitter and Facebook have been credited and blamed for helping to organize uprisings in Egypt, Syria & Libya in the Middle East. But. when it comes to the riots in London, even though there is plenty of chatter on these two services, it appears as if Blackberry Messenger (BBM) is the organizational weapon of choice for coordinating and recruiting people in the ongoing riots in Tottenham and other parts of London.