South Africa's Gold Medal winners get Gold BlackBerry Bold 9900
BlackBerry Bold 9900 in Gold that RIM's Managing Director of South Africa, Alexandra Zagury, handed over to each of the country's Gold Medal winners. The athletes awarded the Berry's included Cameron van der Burgh who set a new the world record and won a gold medal at the same time, in the Men's 100m Breaststroke, Chad le Clos who beat Michael Phelps to win a gold medal in the Men's 200m Butterfly as well as a silver medal in the Men's 100m Butterfly and all four members of the Men's Lightweight Four Rowing Team - James Thompson, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and Sizwe Ndlovu.
It's enough of an incentive to make BlackBerry fans in the country start training for the 2016 games.
5. Ohrules (Posts: 326; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
what else? patriotism for south africa from a canadian company?
7. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
HAHAHAHA this made me laugh. Captain obvious is here you know. :))
4. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Specially from someone who is close to bankruptcy
6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
they love BlackBerry coz its really awesome and unique experience that is different from the competiton--iPhone, android and even Symbian and Windows Phone...
so stop hating blackberry hater!!! just accept the fact that BlackBerry is still relevant in some region.. and will be relevant after BB10 is release!
10. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
unique because they can't do anything other than bbm & email
12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
yes past BB OS cant really do a lot of things.. but can do great multitasking... the browser is really not that good, and limited set of apps coz its RIM's fault releasing phones with different screen sizes... its a pain to devs ass developing apps for BB coz it has different screen sizes
but BB10 device will going to change that!!! and it will be great... BlackBerry's greatest OS ever YET!!!
13. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
how do you know that bb10 will going to change that ? unless you are a clairvoyant
14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
because they already announce the screen size of their devices and its unified so that it will be easy for devs to create apps for the OS if it has unified screen size...
the brower of the PlayBook is now superior... and since BB10 is QNX base too.. they share same core..
PalyBook OS might be discontinued (but i dont have proof by this statement..PB OS might still have its updates) coz the current PB will be upgraded to BB10 so it is unified like apple with its iOS.. iOS is use by iPhone, iPod and iPad!
15. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
but there's nothing that make us feel "WOW" in bb 10, hd screen ? scalado camera (some camera technology related to time) ? quad core processor ?
android already has it!!
16. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
yes.. android has it..but atleast they catch up and has unique features... some tech blogs like the verge attended a BlackBerry Jam and got a hand on the semi final version of BB10 and they are all positive and all the same" BlackBerry catch up with BB10 in competition and very futuristic, love the gesture just love everything"
and BB now catch up with BB10 and still has advantages like BBM and Email...
android is still messing up with that!
17. downphoenix (Posts: 2768; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
PB still gets updates. I just got one last month.
19. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
yeah... is your PB runs on 2.0? you'll be happy that it will be updated to 2.1 and when BB10 is out, it will be updated again... i think Q2 or early Q3...
can android do that? NO!
20. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
yes it does....remember the article on PA "android jelly bean ported to the htc dream
blackberry os 6 phones can't be upgrade to os 7, it sucks
9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
yeah... they need to be back on top... RIM is really one good company...
18. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
BB phones are safe and they have that keyboard that is so amazing to type with