We Can Has BlackBerry Messenger Conference

For the past few entries you have seen me talking bout BlackBerry and all because I just can’t get enough of it!

Now here’s a short clip (2-minutes plus) of me using BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) conferencing with Jason and Eugene, where the former is just seated right in front of me!

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I know the video is a tab bit long and boring and all but hey, I was too busy with my BBM~!! LOL~!!

Then I have created a BBM Group and planned for a meet up for Cheras BB users..

bbm group chat
*Group Chat – Adrie on the timeline*

bbm group chat
*Sharon on the timeline*

Too bad the #CherasBBmeetup is a failure due to tight schedules and busy weekend..

Now what are you waiting for? Get a BB for yourself and your partner so you guys can save MORE!

And do it with DiGi BlackBerry Internet Service for just RM58 with unlimited data transfer, including web surfing!

Not to forget to check out my #YatBBlog tweets..

DiGi BlackBerry Curve 8520 Coverage

After you have read about the “main applications” in a BlackBerry, now it’s time to test DiGi 3G coverage, whether is it worth its RM58/month low price..

Not that i’m comparing it with other telcos but it’s fine to just comment on the DiGi line itself..

bb curve 8520 gsm
*BB Curve 8520 on GSM*

On start-up, my BB Curve 8520 is always on GSM aka 2G before it handover to EDGE due to the limitations of BB Curve 8520..

Curve 8520 doesn’t support 3G so the optimum signal it can get is EDGE..

bb curve 8520 edge
*BB on edge connection*

If you see “edge”, that’s small letters, beware and NOT to surf around if you have subscribed data plan..

The “edge” connection is actually a normal connection that will charge you based on the amount of data you have used..

So if you surf or use applications when this “edge” sign is showing, it’s a sign that your data plan isn’t ready yet and you better tell DiGi about this problem..

bb curve 8520 EDGE

The real sign that should be showing is the capital letters of “EDGE”, which means you are now running on data plan instead of pay-as-you-use rates..

If a phone can support 3G connection, it will show 3G and if in areas that have low 3G signal, the sign on your phone will drop down to EDGE or maybe GSM depending on the coverage of the areas..

So far my BB’s signal has never drop to GSM even when I was around outskirt area such as Cyberjaya and South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE)..

I tried to make phone calls and I was amazed with its reception..

My biggest problem with my previous telco is the reception in my room..

I, as a Communication & Electronic Engineering student knows that the reception will drop if one is surrounded by walls or buildings..

So I couldn’t blame the telco for the bad reception but I couldn’t really bear with it especially when I pick up phone calls when I’m still sleeping..

I have to get up and find the best spot for the reception..

Tried with DiGi, I talked with no reception problem in every corner in my room..Asked my friend if there is any cracking or “robotic” sound, a firm NO is replied..

I am more than happy to stay loyal to DiGi just because of that..LOL~!!

Although last week there’s a slight mishap with its slow connection but they have swiftly restored its stable connection..

Even though DiGi is a new player in 3G coverage but as of late it has improved a lot and I bet they will keep on improving to accommodate its customers’ needs with the rapid growth of BB users..

Do check out DiGi BlackBerry packages..So far it’s the cheapest and affordable plan ever!

BlackBerry Curve 8520 – Introduction For Beginner

Yes, I’m using a Blackberry Curve 8520 and like I’ve did some tutorial on how to use a DSLR before, I’ve decided to give a slight bit of tutorial on what you can expect from a BB Curve 8520..

IMHO, BB Curve-Series is an economic BB, where its specs are far more inferior if compared to its fellow BB of the Storm-Series and Bold-Series hence the more affordable price..

Even so, a BB Curve could do wonders that most normal phones cannot do..

One of BB’s strongest fundamental features is the Push-Mail function..

bb curve push mail
*BB Curve 8520 – Push-mail*

I’ve integrated my Gmail with my BB Push-mail function and now I receive mails just like I receive SMSes..

I don’t have to download my mail nor wait for it to load, I just open my mails on my BB just like how people open their SMSes..

Other than Push-Mail, one of BB’s stronghold that I would say could change the SMS world in the near future, is the Blackberry Messenger (BBM)..

BBM is almost like any IM application but it’s for BB users only..

bbm bar code
*BBM Barcode*

With BBM, one can key-in the user’s phone number or his/her BB-PIN to add a contact..

To make it more high-tech, you can display your BB’s Barcode, then scan the barcode through another BB’s camera..

You can also screenshot your BB Barcode, display it in your blog or somewhere so that other people can scan your Barcode without you telling them your BB-PIN..

bbm contacts
*The few people in my BBM – Jynn, KY, Sharon, and Vivien*

After you’ve added your friend’s BB contact, you will no longer have to SMS your friend..You can message your friend via BBM..

That’s why I said it will change the SMS world in the near future..Honestly, I felt more intimate to chat with my friends on BBM rather than other IMs..

Other than that, there are few other apps that can be used and very popular as of late, such as Twitter..BB’s Twitter apps are the 2 more recognisable TwitterBerry and UberTwitter..

UberTwitter provides a much neat and better platform as compared to TwitterBerry..

Do read more on Blackberry phones below..

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