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Checking out Sina Weibo's official BlackBerry 10 app

By Simon Sage on 26 Sep 2013 08:31 pm EDT
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Sina Weibo was announced at BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013, and we got to talk with one of the developers to see what's up. For those unfamiliar, Weibo is China's biggest social network. Its closest analogue would be Twitter, but you've also got a Facebook-style "Like" mechanism in place.

Running through the app, everything is smooth, responsive, and laid out sensibly, which are all things you want for your go-to social network, whatever it happens to be. There's system-level Accounts support, but not place in the Hub just yet - that's coming in a future update. Images are supported well with in-line viewing and uploading from your device.

How many Weibo users do we have here anyhow? Should we start brushing up on our Mandarin and kick open a CrackBerry account? The BB10 will be going live in the next couple of days. 
 

38 comments

Anonymous2039

Nice.

--Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10

aha

It would be better if it's about Wechat. :)

Killjoyhere

他们有。

Posted via CB10

aha

With moment support.

Elite1

That was the most interesting part of this article for me too.

Wants! We wants!

This is how you CB10, son!

Simon Sage

I know, I know. Getting some time with a white Z30 this aft. Stay tuned!

Posted via CB10

KangarooDons

Er... 95% of weibo's users are from china. that doesn't equate to asia. Cheers :)

3 BBs in 3 years. 9000 > 9900 > Q10. send from Q10

Zerok Xiao

Yes! Also I strongly recommend that crackberry should get a Weibo official account, so that u can announce the news to Asia countries. :D

Posted via CB10

BBPandy

Or at least so no one takes the name & pretends to be CB ;)

thedustytaco

I use wechat as an alternative chinese social network oh and qq too

Xiaoyuan Wang

Sure, you want to do it early.

Posted via CB10

Pardon

I use Wei xin and QQ, have a Weibo account, BlackBerry if you want to push BlackBerry in China, you better get on board.

Posted via CB10

qilu

I have Crackberry and Sina Weibo account. Please bridge those accounts~!
#IChooseBlackBerry10

gkl

Never heard of it before the CB mentions.

Check out my AZ MTB Channel C0006F5EB

Gatmyer

I wonder if it is horribly censored

Posted via CB10

Whyareallthegoodnamestaken

Also insecure as hell

Posted via CB10

mauro316

Pretty damn censored. They are all over the "tweets" and remove everything they don't like.

Posted via BlackBerry Z10

seraphim426

Of course they are, but you will be fine like rest of us.

Posted via CB10

Xiaoyuan Wang

You should have a try yourself. Those are just opinions and may be biased.

Posted via CB10

deslyh

Only in mandarin? No english?

Posted via CB10

BBnose1

What's difference between Weibo and Weico?

Posted via CB10

Zerok Xiao

Is the same thing as "blaq" and "twitter"

Posted via CB10

Jun H

Yep,
I am so going to buy Z30.

Siya10

Black or White?

Posted via CB10

taczhang

count me in, I use weibo everyday!!! :)

will z

millions chinese use that. you can simply get millions followers. Some celebrities got 20 mil followers

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PegBerry

I like it, nice and I want it on Z30.

laufantasy

Sina weibo data right now:
Blackberry : 98,670 followers including me,
nokia : 1,488,088 followers,
apple : 2,186,629 followers,
Samsung : 1,354,625 followers,

Siya10

Explain

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Anonymous2039

Right now on Wiebo these companies have that many followers.

--Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10

kanshuderen

CB should have an account on SINA
Weibo.

Posted via CB10

kenchang83

yeah definitely, open an official account, and you'll be amazed by just how many BB and CB fans out there.

Killjoyhere

I want this app, when is it released?

Posted via CB10

Ayers_M

That will be so awesome if there is a CB official account on Weibo! LOL.

Posted via CB10

Davidro1

I'll get onto weibo too.

Jimin Ye

Great! Hope to see the new weibo as soon as possible.

Posted via CB10

Karajorma

I've always thought that BlackBerry are making a huge mistake not pushing their phones in China a lot harder. They have a weird kind of prestige over here cause they are rare. They should be able to turn that into them being something of a status symbol the same way iPhones are at the moment. Just off the top of my head, it shouldn't be that hard to simply put up some adverts of Obama (who the Chinese love) using his BlackBerry and point out that he's not an iPhone user.