BlackBerry wants your help

BlackBerry wants your help
BlackBerry is looking for your help. The troubled Canadian handset manufacturer does have a litany of problems, most of which can't be solved by a simple call to arms. But when it comes to adding more emoticons, well that is something that you can help BlackBerry with. On its Facebook page, BlackBerry laid out a whole process for you to submit your new emoticon ideas.

All you need to do is click on the sourcelink and like the post, and then leave your submission including a description of what you have in mind. There are some ground rules of course. BlackBerry doesn't want to see vulgar emoticons, or one with sexual overtones. The beleaguered company is asking for submissions that you would consider PG 13. For example, some early ideas include a facepalm emoticon and one for a high five. Another suggestion was for a wtf emoticon, but we don't think that it meets with the PG13 requirement.

BlackBerry is taking submissions through 5pm EST on November 20. We'd love to tell you that those ideas being accepted by the company will be rewarded with a prize or a new phone, but the truth is that you are merely turning over your idea to the company. If your idea is used by BlackBerry in the future, at the least you can tell your kids and grandkids that a particular emoticon was your idea.

source: BlackBerry via BerryReview

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16 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

BB I would love to help

2. rabidhunter

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

BB, make an Android emoticon and a phone to go along with it :-p

3. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I'm gonna draw a nail. For their coffin of course.

4. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Blackberry improve you customer service. Your service centers in India asks for 10K to repair a 12K phone. Do you realize what rubish you are selling and how you are supporting it.

12. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

12K Rupees is the subsidized price on a multi-year plan no?

13. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Not in India. Here we aren't sold devices with subsidized price with a contract. We have option to pay in emi through credit or debit cards or just buy it straight.

5. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

The only help I can offer Blackberry is this: Go home, Blackberry. You're drunk.

6. Dexxter

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

This is like asking people for a glass of water while your house burns down...

7. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Talk about twisting the word. To begin with, giving an in depth information on BlackBerry's situation is uncalled for. The idea behind this was to create emotions that customers wants, not just add random emotions to increase their profile. I thought it was something positive, but this article makes it sound that BlackBerry is desperate in need of ideas for emotions.. That is just sad..

8. stanleytrotman

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

R.I.P.BLACKBERRY

9. H3Drvr

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They should look at all the meme's and use them as a basis for emoticons. I'd like to see a "U mad bro" emoticon. lol

10. GeekMovement unregistered

Ok Blackberry here's my emoticon submission = DX

11. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I have a Blackberry Z10. Thank god it's not my primary phone. It's not even my auxiliary phone. It is my auxiliary phone's auxiliary phone. That's a good thing too because the phone is a P.O.S. It's absolutely terrible.

14. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

good to know that Blackberry have their priorities sorted

15. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

getting the userbase involved saying we listen keeps the users with BB for a while :)

16. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

everybody i know who used to use blackberry (almost religiously) has now jumped ship to android. Im surprised that they still even have any users left (apart from government depts that still use them)

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