Philippines

BlackBerry Experience Pods start to roll out in the Philippines

Body: 

Pod

These new pods are pretty swish. BlackBerry Philippines are rolling out BlackBerry Experience Pods across the country in order to promote their product range. Currently BlackBerry 10 is not yet available in the Philippines, however the word on the street is that they will have their official launch event this week. Even once BlackBerry 10 does roll out it is quite clear that BlackBerry 7 devices are still huge in the Philippines and that will continue for some time until the current user base has made the transition over to BB10.

BlackBerry Philippines celebrated the New Year with a big bang

Body: 

RIM teams up with Esquire Magazine in the Philippines

Body: 

The BlackBerry Academic Program rolls out in in the Philippines

Body: 

Phil

The BlackBerry Academic Program isn't new, but it is now rolling out for the first time in the Philippines thanks to RIM. The program, which is free, enables University students to gain knowledge in mobile application development, networks, spectrum and efficient use of battery life - just to name a few. 

With people being so reliant on mobile computing in this day and age it makes perfect sense to start teaching students how to maximise their potential within the mobile space as soon as possible. The universities have access to the materials they need to teach attendees what they require for working with the BlackBerry platform, including the enterprise environment.

The BlackBerry Academic program is now available in 113 countries worldwide and it's great to see RIM continuing to support it where they can. It seems that prior to the release of BlackBerry 10, RIM can do no wrong on the development front.

You can catch the full press release below.

Smart Communications slashes BlackBerry data plans by 50 percent

Body: 

Smart Communications slashes BlackBerry data plans by 50 percent

Philippine carrier Smart Communications has slashed its BlackBerry data plan down to P599 from P1,200. The announcement was made through their Facebook page, it is certainly be something welcomed by current Smart customers.

Exclusive Nicki Minaj concert in Manila drew 12,000 BlackBerry subscribers

Body: 
Show us your BlackBerry!

Over 12,000 people in the Philippines were recently treated to an exclusive Nicki Minaj concert in Manila. The concert was free for Globe subscribers that picked up the new BlackBerry Curve 9220 or Curve 9320 on the new Globe My Super Plan. As the only leg of the Pink Friday Tour to stop in Southeast Asia, international songwriter and rap superstar Nicki's performance was the biggest and most exclusive concert to ever hit the country! To be eligible for the show, subscribers who purchased a new BlackBerry Curve 9220 were entitled to one free ticket, while those who purchased a new BlackBerry Curve 9320 got two free tickets. Existing subscribers outside their lock-up could opt to re-contract their account subscription and get the BlackBerry Curve 9220 or the BlackBerry Curve 9320 for the free tickets, while those within lock-up could get a new postpaid line or purchase a prepaid phone kit.

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 is still available for free at My Super Plan 499 plus a P99 unlimited BlackBerry Chat subscription which comes with a P499 monthly consumable amount for calls and texts, unlimited access to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and 2 freebies for as low as P598 a month. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is available for free at My Super Plan BlackBerry Unli Surf Combo Plan 999 with unlimited mobile surfing, P400 monthly consumable for calls and texts, and 1 freebie for only P999 a month. The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are now also available in teal blue.

A few more pictures are below. Let us know if you got to go to the show!  

BlackBerry App Development Workshop being held in the Philippines

Body: 

BlackBerry App Development Workshop being held in the Philippines

If you're a BlackBerry Developer in the Philippines then this is for you. Globe labs and PinoyBBDev are launching a series of BlackBerry App Development Workshops later this summer.

Pages