Download the Need For Speed Shift demo for your new BlackBerry 7 device

By Michelle Haag on 25 Aug 2011 12:47 pm EDT
Need For Speed Shift

Reading through Twitter this morning I saw an interesting tweet that contained a link to download a demo version of Need For Speed Shift for the BlackBerry Bold 99xx. Of course, I downloaded it! While it's just a two lap demo of the game, it does show off the graphics which are smooth and run without a glitch. If you've played Need For Speed on the BlackBerry PlayBook, then the BlackBerry Bold version is just what you'd expect from EA. No official word on pricing or availability at this time, though a non-functioning link within the demo indicated the cost will be $4.99. Your device may have come pre-loaded with a download link for this game, but if not you can grab it at the link below.

Download the Need For Speed demo for BlackBerry 7

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Download the Need For Speed Shift demo for your new BlackBerry 7 device


Did anyone else have an odd issue with the screen flashing when trying to play this? I'm using a 9930

I am glad it was not just me then! I couldn't even get the application to shut down. I needed to do a battery pull!

Just played it on my 9930. Not bad..the steering is awesome! I was impressed..I didn't notice any lag...this processor really make this phone awesome...when I was playing...I was getting BBM's/facebook notifications/ lag. Only thing I didn't like are the sound effects. Would prefer to hear the car engine/road noise/tires screeching/etc. All you hear is a lame boring song LoL

For all of you experiencing any "blinking" issues, I did a clean install of OS (The official release from Vodafone) and then installed this game, I am experiencing no issues whatsoever.

The game runs smoothe and fluent, without a hitch. I'm not sure if this will alleviate any "blinking" issues you others may be experiencing, but it's worth a shot :)

Take care.

I am using Sprint'slatest OS - since i'm on Sprint (v.241). I'll try a re-install of the APP and see if that works.

I'm talking a different OS (not the app itself) try using the latest release for the Blackberry 9900 from Vodafone, posted today (

I am using that as my handhelds OS, and the game runs perfect.

Great game, but you'll not be able to get the full version. I have on my 9810. The link in the game was not working, so I went to the eamobile site directly on my phone and it said that the full version was avaialble. I paid for it and then when it allowed me to click on the download link, it said "file not found." I spoke to EA who said they can't do anything about it. I then called, who is the processing company. They had record of my payment, but were unable to make EA provide me the game. I contacted EA again and they've been completely useless. When the charge shows up on my credit card I will dispute it. Hopefully they get that figured out.

Whoa... Blackberries + Running heavy games like NFS = Comeback? Extreme comeback?

Now they just need a new SDK.

I am not able to download it. When I click on the link from my phone or pc, I get a blank page.
I have a Bold 9900.