Nicki Minaj used a BlackBerry to tweet about her Nokia and Windows Phone show

Nicki Minaj used a BlackBerry to tweet about her Nokia and Windows Phone show
In the wireless industry, celebrities are used all the time to endorse some of the latest and coolest smartphones. As we’ve seen very recently, Microsoft, Nokia, and AT&T all brought it to a super scale in the Big Apple very recently for the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900.

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.

Who knows what happened exactly happened, but in any event, it simply goes to show that BlackBerries are still highly sought out by the stars.

via CrackBerry

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. Skyrim

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 16, 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: Apr 01, 2012

WELL SAID! Her music makes my ears and noise bleed!

35. iEpic

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

What do ya mean? her music is awesome!

2. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 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: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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...

3. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

She know how to use mobile?

4. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

God, I can't stand her...

8. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

I like how someone who likes her comes and -1's everyone who posts a negative comment about her... /sarcasm I think PhoneArena should get rid of the -1 button, or just completely switch to Disqus or Facebook commenting.

31. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

5. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Me neither...


Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

LOL USEING A BB TO tweet about her Nokia and Windows Phone and as far as her singin

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Don't know who she is. The idiot probably doesn't know anything about tech anyway, especially BBM dying.


Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

i am sorry do you know her?

9. RandomlyPsychotic

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 29, 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.


Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

if thsat is so true why the gov drop bb?

12. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 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: Feb 06, 2012

Obama has an Blackberry. They wouldn't let him have an iPhone

18. BReND0

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 07, 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

27. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Cuz its overly secure!

32. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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: Jun 17, 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: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Maybe she didn't have a Lumia 900 of her own. Kinda sad though, Blackberry is inferior compared to WP and the 900.

15. iblackdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

She a stupid hoe... Lol

28. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

awww I was going to post a comment like that

16. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

ahaha very funny

17. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Its was kinda expected since alot of stars today use BlackBerry perhaps because of BBM...

19. BReND0

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 07, 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 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: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Now this explains worth of hefty payment she got for little show!

22. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 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: Oct 21, 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.

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