Nicki Minaj used a BlackBerry to tweet about her Nokia and Windows Phone show
Kicking off the special event, the always charismatic and eclectic Nicki Minaj played to a huge audience in Times Square. Of course, there was a lot of money thrown in for the event, which was attended by a crowd waiting to see Ms. Minaj doing her thing on stage. Naturally, one would think that a celebrity like her would’ve been flaunting and using Nokia’s pride and joy, but interestingly enough, it seems she prefers using something else.
Rightfully so, being unpredictable and zany, it’s always going to be a guess with Nicki Minaj – and that’s what happened after the big show. After such an exhilarating event, Minaj decided to tweet the good news about her performance using a smartphone, but it’s not what you’re thinking. Rather than using the Windows Phone powered Nokia Lumia, she used a BlackBerry and the Ubersocial app to talk about her intense show to all her fans on Twitter.
1. Skyrim (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Hahaa not surprised she didnt seem very sincere when talking about the phone.. On another note her music is terrible.
33. 412News (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
WELL SAID! Her music makes my ears and noise bleed!
2. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
As always Nicki was the bomb! But really, did it have to be the Big "Apple"?! Couldn't just be New York Times Square?! But I see what you did right there... clever. I'm sure you just couldn't help yourself Mr. Jon V.
20. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
um new york is referred to as the "big apple".. if u havent noticed they enjoy used metonymies on this website-- and new york has nothing to do with apple co. from CA...
8. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
I like how someone who likes her comes and -1's everyone who posts a negative comment about her...
I think PhoneArena should get rid of the -1 button, or just completely switch to Disqus or Facebook commenting.
31. -box- (Posts: 3729; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
After using Engadget's commenting system (Disqus-based), I very much prefer PA's method. That being said, I wouldn't mind if users were able to post pictures like on Gizmodo and other gawker sites
6. TOYMAN (Posts: 29; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
LOL USEING A BB TO tweet about her Nokia and Windows Phone and as far as her singin
7. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Don't know who she is. The idiot probably doesn't know anything about tech anyway, especially BBM dying.
9. RandomlyPsychotic (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
i'm not a fan of nick, but perhaps the reason why she prefers a Blackberry over any other smartphone is for security. May people talk about how Blackberries are so "out of fashion" and "not up to today's specs", well in the aspect of security, Blackberry is still the most secure phone. I mean, what person would want to accidentally lose her phone and have all her personal content exposed, especially if you're famous.
Your phone is your today's diary. An average person might not care if they find a common person's phone so much. If it's a celebrity, believe me, they'll try to sell them out.
12. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
What do you suppose is safer than Blackberry, I can only really think of Symbian.
Windows Phone, Android and iOS are missing enterprise functions, but Microsoft is working on getting Windows Phone to more companies. Thats why we need a new physical keyboard WP phone.
Can't wait for the BB10 phones, they're going to be sweet.
13. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Obama has an Blackberry. They wouldn't let him have an iPhone
18. BReND0 (Posts: 59; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
obama has had a Blackberry before he was ever in the race to be president.....after he was elected the government made a stink about him using his own Berry, and so they went on to garnish him with a proper , government official and hack proof Berry...
It proven, research it, Obama is a Blackberry Nazi
32. -box- (Posts: 3729; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
@TOYMAN the government has stated they're still going to continue to use Blackberries because of their security features. The military is starting to adopt Androids that are custom-tailored to them (with their own version of the OS), but that's mostly for ease of use and PR with the indiginous citizens of the country the military is in
24. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
Yes, because all of a person's data going through RIM's servers is totally secure...
If they wanted it to be secure, they'd have a direct encrypted connection to the network, not through RIM.
14. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
Maybe she didn't have a Lumia 900 of her own. Kinda sad though, Blackberry is inferior compared to WP and the 900.
28. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
awww I was going to post a comment like that
17. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
Its was kinda expected since alot of stars today use BlackBerry perhaps because of BBM...
19. BReND0 (Posts: 59; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
most stars use Berry....Well Actually Many Hip hop/R & B/ Rappers Love Berrys.....
they love the storage and ease of swappable SD cards, they love typing up freestyles on the easy keyboards, they use the files , and enjoy the simplicity of Berry OS's......and they find it easier to send other collaboratos the info or lyrics....they dont really care for camera or apps.......as of a year ago more stars and entertainment industry started using mac books wit pro tools and flashy Iphones for music, freestyles....But alot still Prefer the security and hack proof of BB
21. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Now this explains worth of hefty payment she got for little show!
22. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)
Why does it matter... she was paid to perform at an event to promote Nokia (keyword perform)... Not to flaunt Nokia products or advertise Windows phone. I'm sure if changing her phone or even mentioning the phone was a priority, her employers would have advised her to do so. And many celebrities use blackberries I don't see how its such a big deal that she has one. Blackberries are business phones. This gig was just business for her. The only thing that matters was that people see nokias brand in her performance (which happened). That's what's being paid for.
23. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Same thing happened to shahrukh khan when he twitted about Nokia E7 from his berry despite being a brand ambassador.
Most of the stars don't have integrity they seldom uses a product they advertise.
25. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I don't think AT&T Microsoft and Nokia are gonna be happy about this
Btw nicki sucks they should call a rapper
30. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I don't listen to Minaj but I watch American idol. She performed in the March 28 "elimination show" of AI, when Heejun Han got booted out of the show. But they should have booted Minaj out instead... she was awful! LOL!
34. 412News (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
F*** her and the phone. Shes the worst thing that ever happened to music.