Most affordable BlackBerry® 7 smartphones to be carried by Globe

Globe is first PH telco to carry latest BlackBerry® smartphones

Touted as the most affordable BlackBerry® 7 smartphones, the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9220 and the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320 are designed to be both easy to use and easy to own. The compact and sleek smartphones offer all the market-leading BlackBerry messaging and social-centric features and apps that people love, allowing subscribers to share life as it happens.

Blacberry My Super Plan with Globe

The new BlackBerry® Curve™ smartphones will be available from Globe under its innovative My Super Plan, a portfolio of the most flexible and customizable postpaid plans that allow users to design their postpaid subscription based on their choice of consumable monthly amount, freebies, add-ons, and devices. The BlackBerry Curve 9220 will be available for free with Plan 499 plus a P99 unlimited BlackBerry Chat subscription while the BlackBerry Curve 9320 will come free with My Super Plan BlackBerry Unli Surf Combo Plan 999. Starting May 23, the BlackBerry Curve 9220 will be available nationwide while the BlackBerry Curve 9320 will be available for online pre-orders via www.globe.com.ph/blackberrycurve.

For as low as P598/month, Globe subscribers can get the BlackBerry Curve 9220 complete with a P499 consumable monthly service fee (MSF) for call, text and mobile surfing services, unlimited access to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), 2 monthly freebies. On the other hand, subscribers can enjoy the BlackBerry Curve 9320 for only P999/month with unlimited surfing, P400 consumable MSF for call and text services, and 1 monthly freebie. Globe subscribers purchasing these latest BlackBerry devices also get free access to an exclusive concert party.

BlackBerry Curve 9220 and the BlackBerry Curve 9320

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 and the BlackBerry Curve 9320 feature a new, dedicated BBM™ key that brings the power of RIM’s popular mobile social network up in an instant, making it incredibly easy to share experiences on BBM. The Facebook® for BlackBerry and Twitter® for BlackBerry apps are included, as well as Social Feeds 2.0, which allows users to post updates to multiple social applications simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps all in one consolidated view. With

BlackBerry® 7.1 OS, the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones include a built-in FM radio, and listening to the FM radio does not require a data plan or use data services. With the long lasting battery in these smartphones, customers can get up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 28 hours1 of FM radio listening or music playback with headphones.

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 comes with additional features including Mobile Hotspot support, which allows customers to share their mobile data connection with up to 5 Wi-Fi®-enabled devices, including laptops and tablets. Its integrated camera includes a flash and supports video recording, and pictures can also be tagged with their location thanks to the smartphone’s built-in GPS.

Interested subscribers can avail of the BlackBerry Curve 9220 or BlackBerry Curve 9320 under Globe My Super Plan by visiting Globe stores nationwide, calling 730-1010 or logging on to www.globe.com.ph/blackberrycurve. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph/blackberrycurve or ph.blackberry.com/curve.

New BlackBerry 7.1 OS Now Available for BlackBerry Bold 9900 Customers in the Philippines

Blackberry Philippines just shared the following announcement about the availability of the new OS 7.1 to BlackBerry Bold 9900 customers in the Philippines starting today

The latest version of BlackBerry smartphone’s OS, BlackBerry 7.1, is now available for BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 customers in the Philippines. Discovering new things, staying in touch, and doing things that matter in real time is now easier than ever.


The BlackBerry 7.1 OS incorporates a new feature called BlackBerry® Tag that can change the way BlackBerry users share information and content. By simply tapping their NFC enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone against another NFC enabled BlackBerry smartphone, users can make sharing easier than ever. They can instantly invite a friend to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), exchange contact information, documents, URLs, photos, apps and other multimedia content, and they can also pair their BlackBerry smartphone with an NFC enabled Bluetooth® device.

With BlackBerry 7.1 OS, customers can be productive from virtually anywhere. They can now turn their BlackBerry smartphone into a mobile hotspot that can be shared by up to 5 Wi-Fi® -enabled devices, including laptops and tablets.

The new BlackBerry 7.1 OS is now available for BlackBerry Bold 9900 customers to download. Customers can upgrade the OS of their smartphones by visiting ph.blackberry.com/update, or using the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager software.

More BBM-Connected Apps Set to Launch

Series of BlackBerry App Updates Will Make It Easier to Keep Your BBM Community In The Know

This is good news for Blackberry users that rely on their BBM Connectivity.

A series of updates of popular BlackBerry® apps will be released over the coming days to make it even easier for users to stay connected with their BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) community. Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM)  announced that Facebook® for BlackBerry smartphones, Twitter® for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry® Travel™  and BlackBerry App World™ will now include BBM connectivity, making it even easier for users to stay in touch with their contacts, share experiences and content, and discover new things from their BBM community.

Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at RIM announced that “since we provided developers the means to build BBM connectivity into their apps, we have seen more than 800 hundred new BBM-connected apps come to market, which has been followed by a huge uptake by users – about one of every five apps being downloaded on BlackBerry App World is a BBM-connected app.”

It is indeed very exciting that RIM has also integrated BBM connectivity into a number of their own popular apps which can only mean that the BBM-connected revolution continues to grow.

Facebook and Twitter Apps Integrated with BBM

Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones (version 3.0) and Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones (version 3.0) now allow users to automatically share their Facebook status or latest Tweet with their BBM friends right from within the app.

BlackBerry Travel Goes Social

It is now easier than ever to update those who matter most about your travel plans. The new BlackBerry Travel app (version 2.5) is now BBM-connected, allowing users to share their travel plans and flight changes directly with select BBM contacts or with their entire BBM community.

App Sharing Made Simpler

With BBM (version 6.2) and BlackBerry App World (version 3.1.2), users can easily update their BBM profile to let their friends know about the great new app they’ve just downloaded on BlackBerry App World. With this updated version of BlackBerry App World, users can also instantly share info about their favorite app or a list of their installed apps with friends using BlackBerry® Tag*.

 

BBM Made Better

In addition to integration with BlackBerry App World, BBM (version 6.2) offers a polished, enhanced and more personal experience. It includes a new selection of animated avatars, a simpler way of updating one’s personal message in their profile, and now allows users to quickly send voice notes.

Availability

Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones version 3.0 is available now and Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones version 3.0,  BlackBerry Travel version 2.5, BlackBerry App World version 3.1.2, and BBM version 6.2 are scheduled to be available for download over the next ten days on BlackBerry App World (www.blackberry.com/appworld).  Stay tuned to BlackBerry social channels to confirm when each app becomes available.

Easter eggs theme and apps for your BlackBerry smartphone

Easter is a time to enjoy bunny shaped chocolates and paint eggs with the colours of the rainbow. It is also the time to download these apps for your BlackBerry smartphone!

Firstly, Easter would not be the same without multi-coloured eggs and the Easter Eggs theme is sure to add some colours to your Blackberry smartphone! While everyone is busy hunting for Easter eggs this weekend, do something a little different- try hunting for bunnies with BunnyHunt IV! Lastly, your Easter would be incomplete without a little confectionary-creation and Cooklet for the PlayBook is your companion to putting together a little sugar and spice!

Easter Eggs theme

Easter Eggs theme is for OS 7 smartphones and features dedicated icon sets, fantastic detail and is wallpaper friendly.

This app is free and can be found on BlackBerry App World.

BunnyHunt IV

BunnyHunt IV is a fun and addictive first person shooter game. Battle the evil bunnies to be the top 13 BunnyHunt IV shooter worldwide!

Choose one of your favorite weapons and blast through some action!

This app costs USD 1.99 and can be found on BlackBerry App World.

Cooklet

Cooklet App is part of Cooklet culinary platform- a place for food lovers all around the world to exchange cooking experiences and encourage others to improve their skills.

Everyone can cook and this app will add some magic so that everyone can enjoy cooking!

This app is free and can be found on BlackBerry App World.

To find out more, visit BlackBerry App World and view the app alert below!

BlackBerry PlayBook Apps made by Filipino developers

Have you upgraded your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ to OS 2.0?  The other good news is there are many apps to add such as  Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Plants vs Zombies, Ashpalt 6 Adrenaline HD and Modern Combat 2 Black Pegasus HD and this time around, one can also get apps developed by our talented Filipino app developers.

Yes, Filipino developers are making their mark in BlackBerry® App World™ and have created the following apps with the Philippines in mind:

MMDA for BlackBerry

“Kamusta ang traffic sa tuwid na daan?”

Navigate your way through Metro Manila traffic with the MMDA for BlackBerry app.  Plan your trip by checking the traffic situation in areas like EDSA, C5, SLEX, Roxas Blvd, Ortigas, Commonwealth, Marcos Highway, Katipunan, Espana, & Quezon Ave. MMDA FAQs and a Directory are also included for your guidance.

PH Weather

Planning a weekend get-away?  Be ready for any weather and pack accordingly, with this app that shows updates on Philippine weather conditions, forecasts and news, gathered from the DOST-PAGASA and other media sources.   The satellite images cover not just the Philippines, but also Taiwan and neighboring South East Asian countries.  Images can be animated and supports panning, zooming and pinch-to-zoom.

Deal Detector

Because Pinoys love a bargain, BlackBerry PlayBook users can now avail of the best offers and deals in town with Deal Detector!

With Deal Detector, you can see all the best deals in town, check how far away you are from them, get notified everytime a new deal is available, and browse through local deals even without internet connection.

Dama

A traditional game played by our ancestors is now brought to life on the BlackBerry PlayBook!  The app showcases two popular forms of Filipino Dama – Dama and Perdigana, as well as the standard English Draughts, also known as Checkers.   Dama features an 8×8 board that simulates an actual board game. Place it on a surface and feel like you’re playing on an actual board!

What’s more, these apps developed by our kababayans are free for download from App World.