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Recently this has became a debate. in which color it looks better?? white or black?
صوت : أيهما تفضل؟؟ الأبيض أم الأسود؟؟
Last Wednesday we got invited to Blackberry 10 official launch in Kuwait. Since i mentioned Blackberry you probably would guess that its an awesome event & no matter how hard i could try to describe how great that event was words may fail me to truly describe it. The event was hosted in Sahara as i mentioned in an open Golf field, the weather was cold but perfect for this time of the year especially coz i enjoy cold the weather 🙂
Bloggers, celeberties, social media teams & the national Football team were all there, surrounded by Blackberrys Z10 device to get their hands on and get a feeling of this great new device and get to know the new software. Of course Mo6ref El-Mo6ref & Abdulsalam Mohammed performed some of their amazing songs live making all attendees wanna dance but actually no one did :p
The Z10 is a remarkable mobile computing device and Ive been using it since the day i attended the Dubai launch event, ive been really pushing it to the limits and it keeps amazing me but thats another post of course.
Finally we would like to Thank Blackberry & Bensirri for the invitation and the true amazing event & such great events are always expected from both.
I wont be exaggerating if i say that the most asked question by anyone I’ve met since I got the Blackberry Z10 is whether it has Instagram or not, and I would like to confirm that the official Instagram app is coming to BB10 but I found a simple solution for those who cant live without Instagram and cant wait for the official app.
من اكثر الاسئله اللي الناس كانت ولازالت تنسئل عن البلاك بيري الجديد عن الانستقرام. بالطبع مبرمجين انستقرام اكدو انهم قاعدين يشتغلون علي نسخه للبلاك بيري. يوجد حل بسيط ممكن يساعد مستخدمين البلاك بيري الدخول علي انستقرام لحين نزول البرنامج الرسمي في سوق بلاك بيري.
Now click onto your Blackberry Browser and go to http://instagram.com, click on LogIn button.
اذهب الي المتصفح في جهازك و ادخل العنوان المبين اعلاه .
Insert your Username and Password and after you click Login a small window will open click on the Save button.
ادخل اسم المستخدم و كلمه السر و عند ظهور النافذه الصغيره اضغط حفظ.
When your Instagram pic feed appears click on the 3 dots in your Browser and choose Add To Home Screen.
بعد الدخول علي صفحه الانستقرام الخاصه بك اضغط علي علامه الثلاث نقاط الموجوده في المتصفح و اختار
Add To Home Screen.
You may Rename if you want then click Save.
اضغط علي حفظ و سوف يكون لديك ايقونه مع البرامج و هي بالاصح مختصر يدخلك علي حسابك في الانستقرام بدون الحاجه لادخال اسم المستخدم و كلمه السر كل مره.
Now you will have an App like icon in your apps section, you may click it anytime to go directly into your Instagram account & if you get the Instagram home page just click Login and you will automaticlly will be directed to your Instgaram account without the need of inserting your Username & Password.
بالطبع هذه الطريقه تسمح لك بعمل لايك و التعليق علي الصور و لكن لا تستطيع رفع صوره الي حسابك الشخصي .
طبعا هذا حل مبدئ لحين نزول برنامج الانستقرام الرسمي في سوق بلاك بيري
I know this solution might sound so simple to some of you but I know many do not know that this option exists, of course you may Like, Comment & view your friends profiles but you can not upload any pics into your account. Its a temporary solution till the official Instagram app finds its way to Blackberry World app store.
Finally I have to mention that the only app available in Blackberry World app store to view Instagram photos is called FlipStagram but it only shows your photo feed as a grid and I personally didnt like it much.
Announced at BlackBerry10 Jam Europe exclusively for Blackberry developers the new Red Z10. Personally Im not a big fan of red mobiles and I like the Black Z10 but its really a great gesture from Blackberry to make developers feel special. Check the videos down below for the Limited Edition Z10.
Which color you prefer on the Z10 Black, White or Red ?
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
Continuing my Best Of series, here is my best mobile’s list for 2012. My phone’s list will go through best screen, best battery,best phone for hacks, best camera, best highend smart phone with a friendly budget and best luxury phone but before I start just a simple reminder that all the phones mentioned are my personal choice and not based on any other list made from any tech sites, all the mobile phones are available in Kuwait and Ive tried them personally.
Best Phone’s Display
Its really easy to determine which phone has the best display in 2012 , it hosts the same specs as the famous Samsung Galaxy S3 but unfortunately havent had the huge media spotlight or mania as Samsung had. The phone Im talking about is the htc One X beautiful android with a solid build, if compare its 4.7″ display to the Galaxy S3 or the iPhone 5 its like comparing a 2 year old displays to a true HD display its truly AMAZING.
No matter what smart phone you have in your hand and how pleased you are with it at the end of the day it comes to how much battery you still have to make those urgent calls or check those important emails. I actually didnt buy this phone but I’ve used it during my business trip to Istanbul, I accidentally forgot my Blackberry back home and I was planning to use it with a Turkish sim so a friend of mine offered me his motorola Razr Maxx to use it during my trip. He is also an iPhone user and when I asked him why he is not using the Motorola he simply replied its my travel phone, and I came to realize what he meant when I kept using it excessively. Im always connected to the internet checking my work emails, twitter, whatsapp, Google+ you name it plus phone calls of course and at the end of the day I return to my hotel with a 40 % charge. All day long heavy usage and a 40% remaining now thats a BEAST. It also felt so durable in the hands with its kevlar back. The camera is not that great but the battery in this beast is phenomenal a 3300 mAh.
Some may argue that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 3100 mAh battery plus great specs and awesome display but in my opinion the motorola may claim this category because its much smaller in general, cheaper 90 KD and The Note 2 is a Phablet not a smart phone.
Best Luxury Phone
Hands down it is the BlackBerry Porsche Design P9981, check out my review on the P9981 Here. The design is extraordinary as if it came out of a sci-fi movie.
Best Phone for Hacks
Its so obvious its gonna be the Nexus 4, a pure android experience and a device loved by developers. Usually Nexus phones has a massive number of ROMs that can be installed on it but since its not available in Kuwait yet and the Galaxy Nexus is pretty old now Im gonna choose the htc One X again coz I know its loved by developers and I’ve tried so many ROMs on it.
Although i didnt use it but its the only phablet available in Kuwait till now of course it the Galaxy Note 2.
Best Camera Phone
It cant be a phone list without having the iPhone 5 in it, some may claim it to be the best phone of the year but actually I wont specify a certain best overall phone especially coz we had some great phone in 2012. Back to the iPhone 5, although its just an 8 MP camera but we all know its not always about the number of pixels the camera optics and software play a huge role in picture quality.
Best High End SmartPhone & Budget Friendly
The Samsung Galaxy S3, its the best selling smart phone for 2012 and a great overall phone. Quad core, 4.8″ display, 8 MP camera and it retails for only 160 KD. It hosts almost the same specs as the htc One X & performance wise its a beast. For only 160 KD & 6 colors compared to the iPhone’s starting price of 200 KD or htc’s 190 KD Samsung wins this category. Its not a cheap phone but a high end smart phone with a reasonable price.
Its been along time since RIM released any new updates on Blackberry 10 and my bbm list is almost empty, people are migrating to Android & iPhones and ditching their Blackberry. RIM have been working so hard on their newest software and most importantly trying to lure developers, im so optimistic about Blackberry 10 although loyal blackberry users are getting less and less but from a tech point of view RIM have nothing to loose right now and they have been learning from iOS & Android mistakes whether they can pull it off or not thats a different story but im sure that RIM is gonna be more successful than Windows 8.
Mobile market have reach a point prior to maturity and still there is alot of room for improvements. Ive been following Blackberry 10 news and updates for along time and i believe they are going the right way but they lack the support from developer, its not a secret that the success of any new operating system or mobile OS is the amount of apps developed from it. Check the video down below to feed your curiosity about Blackberry 10.
For those who remember webOS must notice the resemblance between Blackberry 10 and webOS which got killed thanks to hp. Its too early now to review or speculate on the future of RIM but needless to say that Blackberry 10 is something that will join the competition of Android, iOS & Windows. I’ll leave you with the latest leaked photo of Blackberry 10 device.