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The BlackBerry Barkada go flashmob crazy in the Philippines - A must see

By James Richardson on 22 Dec 2012 01:48 pm EST
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I'm rather partial to a flashmob dance and the one that has emerged from the BlackBerry Barkada in the Philippines is as good as they get. The event took place at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium where a BlackBerry mall show was due to take place, but in true flashmob style the BlackBerry Barkada took to the floor and surprised the shoppers who were going about their daily business.

Barkada is Filipino street slang that means a group of friends and that's something that Team BlackBerry have adopted over in the Philippines recently. And why not? It suits the bond that us BlackBerry users have perfectly.

BlackBerry in the Philippines is already huge but we have seen more and more marketing recently coming out of the country. Maybe this is something that needs to be adopted over here in the west too? It certainly wouldn't do the BlackBerry brand any harm.

40 comments

el_excelsior

Now that was AMAZING!! This should happen more and more!!!!!

Does anyone think we can get in touch with BlackBerry UK to do this at BlueWater ??

el_excelsior

It would be so cool having on at the Eaton Centre in Toronto or Square One? West Edmonton Mall would be amazing to have a flash mob like this happen!

bmercer94

See, nothing like this happens in my area. they don't even play ambient music in the background at the malls, much less have stuff like this.

BBVegasGirl80

They should do these in the US - loved it! :-)

mrtouchedme

At Fashion show, during CES or MAGIC

BBVegasGirl80

Cool. I'll be at CES so I'll keep an eye out. Thanks! :-)

mrtouchedme

Haha, no, just saying that would be a fun idea! My fault, I assumed you lived in Vegas too

BBVegasGirl80

I do live in Vegas, hence my screenname. :-) But yes, it would be cool if they did.

digitalman101

Loved the overall excitment ... How come these dancers were not wearing a suite.. ;-)

Andrew4life

That was just awesome!
Thought it was random people, but even though they were hired by Blackberry, that was still awesome!
One of the best flash mobs ever.

BB Fightclub

Song "Call me maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen from Mission B.C. Perfect!

digitalman101

In NAM, i would like to see a Marilyn Monroe hologram with a Z10...

Jimcmf

Wow .... what a great group of people .... and they look so happy. It must be from the Berries.

In the U.S. .... it is all about killing and shooting each other ever since Android phones were introduced into the market. That little green man has got to go. Enter ...... BB10

RevyRah

I dug it! Notice how they spread out and formed into the BB logo. Well done #TeamBlackBerry.

andorejunior

Is it just me or does a mass arrest begin to take place at 5:25?

TomJasper

andorejunior,

Only in the US of A, and only if you are Occupy Santa chalking on a sidewalk with kids/parents,lol.

Flashmobs are good for malls(business), so much better than a sea of empty faces wondering about in their tasks. You don't forget a flashmob if you have been lucky enough to be present during one, so much more sticky than a commercial that most times you listen to on auto pilot,lol.

TomJasper

Bravo! Got banged up dancing around the house whilst holding my PB but it's all good,lol. Flashmobs are always fun and elevate moods, be that in the mall/s or watching the vid.

Great moves , loved it, go Blackberry!

martinjdub

Lots of love for BB10 there....Mom, Dad...I'm moving to the Philippines!

edwintg

call us when you're here already! :)

aloofkid

That was awesome! I wish I was there when this happen, it's just few minutes away from our place. I loled how the two celebrity literally got mobbed at the end of the video haha.

Elwe Feanorfin

I vote for some in Canada!

thecsman

That flash mob execution was almost impeccable!

sf49ers

awesome....very very nice..good job RIM Philppines

ILUMINATIUNDEAD

DANGGG. POGI. MAGANDA!!!!!!!!

moneyhunster

Excellent, blackberry should get these out all over the country, definitely put a positive buzz on the blackberry brand and bb10 and appeal to the right audience.

Thank you blackberry for my free gift too. ;)

edwintg

Nice! Go Philippines! :)

travaz

Very cool I have been to that mall and that made some friends for BB So nice

Bratza

There are no shots of reactions on amazed people's facesm unlike other flashmobs. A lack of empathy there, which makes that kind of videos viral. Hope they'll make it better next time! Keep up the good work, RIM! :)

brylleQuirante

I hope to see this & more marketing for BlackBerry 10 now that BB still has a huge chunk of the Philippines' smartphone market :)
My friends can't get rid of their BB's & ends up w/ an iPhone/Android AND a BlackBerry! Ha!

Future is bright for BlackBerry here in the Philippines & in most parts in SE Asia :)

#BlackBerryLoyalista

#BB10Believe
www.twitter.com/brylleQuirante

Arthur108

Dancing in the Philippines is not going to save Blackberry !

Rootbrian

Blackberry doesn't have to be saved in markets that love them. Take a positive pill and return when you won't be trolling bro.

mrfreetruth

Good idea RIM....Love it

elparadox

Ha, somebody tell me that after watching them dance these Filipinos - they sure are alien. I knew it always. And here you have it -> alien technology for aliens - simple as that. they go crazy for 2 things: 1. Karaoke Bar after 2 Heineken Beers and 2. BB10 !! Bloody Ace!

edwintg

Filipinos are not RACIST though......

Jimcmf

HELP !!!!!

Does anybody know the name of that song that starts at 2:10, and who sings it?

It's amazing...

Rootbrian

Well planned, look at all the surprised and now smiling faces!! :D

Soon one is going to take place at the toronto eaton centre.

joseanmx

Adoctrinamiento consumista al máximo

all3n7

A Global Flash Mob for Blackberry 10 Launch would be a great idea. Syncronize dance all at the same time on all major cities of ASIA,EUROPE & USA... Now thats AMAZING...!!!!!

brodcaster

Good job!

I hope some action starts where i am.

Davao City. Philippines

Pearl 8100 > 8800 > Storm > Storm 2 -- Call me Oldie :)

Jimcmf

HELP !!!!!

Does anybody know the name of that song that starts at 2:10, and who sings it?

It's amazing...