Posts Tagged ‘ blackberry

What is it with Kuwaiti parliament members?!

Dr. Hassan jowhar

Dr. Hassan jowhar

Do they have this much of free time? It is truely unbelievable…

The respectful parliament member Dr. Hassan Jowhar had a question about whether the BlackBerry Messaging services is being charged for or not! comeon man! you can simply make a call to 107 (Zain), 102 (VIVA), or 121 (Wataniya)… and just ask about it!

Basically, telecom companies pay to RIM (Research In Motion; mother company of BlackBerry) per each subscriber on monthly basis, this fee is called SAF (Subscriber activation fee) and BBM comes as a part of the BlackBerry data package provided by Telecom companies in association with RIM. Is it really that hard to get such information? God Bless GOOGLE!

One more thing, if I’m not getting this wrong… he’s probably asking about the International BlackBerry data fees (per traffic). Most telecom companies have specific data caps of free usage, if passed, they will start charging per KB, depending on their price model.

To our respectful parliament members… get a life! get busy… people!

Blackberry’s Facebook 1.7 is out!


Facebook Mobile for BlackBerry (version 1.7) provides the following feature enhancements:

  • News Feed Support – The ability to set the News Feed as the landing page
  • News Feed Filters – The ability to toggle between ‘News Feed, Status Updates, Photos & Links’
  • Caching Improvements – The application uses the device memory more efficiently.
  • Feed Pre-fetching – The user will not be required to wait while their Facebook Feeds are updated
  • View Profile Menu Option – Clients may easily view their own profile by selecting ‘View my Profile’ from the menu. “

you can download it from or from your bb device

looks like the BB & iPhone hype had more impact than expected


“Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) – Nokia Oyj, the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones, had its first net loss since the company began reporting quarterly in 1996, hurt by costs related to a joint venture with  Siemens AG and weaker demand.

The net loss totaled 559 million euros ($834 million), after a profit of 1.09 billion euros a year earlier.”

Nokia also said that its smartphone market share dropped to 35% versus 41% in the previous quarter. 6% drop within the last 3 months is not normal at all.. its like 6% of the Nokia smartphones owners switched to another brand.


bloomberg, Engadget

Blackberry messenger 5.0


BlackBerry® Messenger 5.0

Launch Date: Global – October 7, 2009

“BlackBerry® Messenger is an instant messaging application that allows BlackBerry Smartphone users to send and receive instant messages with other BlackBerry Smartphone users.”

so tomorrow we’ll start getting all the msgs with the links to download the new bbm, I suggest all of you guys get the link from or any trusted source u know and ignore all the links from the bbm msgs just to be in the safe side cause you don’t want your contacts to be erased.


  • Enhanced SMS -Allows for a conversational chat-like user experience with a single contact list for the most personal mobile-to-mobile communications
    • Note: BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 and later is required for the SMS functionality.
  • Avatars - Users can choose a picture from the BlackBerry Smartphone gallery and save it as their personal avatar, which will be seen by their contacts. They can also view other avatars in the contact list and zoom in on the avatars of contacts participating in a conversation by selecting “View participants.”
  • Large Media File Transfer - Users can send/receive large file transfers up to 6 megabytes for pictures, files and audio.
    • Note: BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 is required to receive large media files.
  • Enhanced Group Functionality - Allows for the ability to update, share & communicate with a subset community.
  • Bar-code Identity - A user can add a contact to the BlackBerry Messenger contact list by displaying a 2-dimensional bar code that invitees can capture with their device cameras.
  • Reliable Contact Backup and Restore - Contacts are backed-up on a server and do not require the need for BlackBerry® Desktop Manager.
  • Source

    * EDIT: this is the full guide u need to install/configure and know how to use the new features. LINK

    GCC networks


    look what I’ve found while searching for a network..

    Blackberry Desktop Manager for Mac LEAKED

    Picture 1

    Finally, now you can sync all your apps, contacts and media with your blackberry device. I’ve just tried the app and synced everything smoothly, this is a must have app for all mac users.



    Blackberry’s life under threat

    Nokia, the giant mobile manufacturer is willing to fight back the blackberry’s hype by establishing its own mailing network service. for now they’ve released the beta version of their application. you just need to sign-up and get the software on your Nokia device and start getting your e-mails to your mobile. you can add up to 10 e-mail addresses to your account.

    Will this be the ending of blackberry’s life? since blackberry does not have any unique advantage over other devices except for the mailing service which will be ended by the introduction of the new Nokia service.

    I tried this service for a month now and it is really great having all my emails delivered without having to do it manually. A super alternative for the blacberry.


    Give it a try.  Nokia Messaging Service