Research In Motion planning a bash for the BlackBerry Bold 9790 launch

Research In Motion planning a bash for the BlackBerry Bold 9790 launch
If there is any chance you’ll be in Indonesia on November 25th, you may want to check out Research In Motion’s launch party for the BlackBerry Bold 9790. The consumer event takes place in Jakarta and will have a bunch of entertainment from that region lined up. The promotional video lists several featured guests such as Ran, Sunset Groove, Da Faboulous Dancer, DJ Karin, Iwan Tirta Private Collection, Bretzel by Imelda Kartini, Darius Sinathrya, and Fenita Arie.

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 will go on sale to the rest of the country the day after, on November 26th. The first 1,000 buyers to attend this special launch event will receive 50% off their purchase of the new phone.

As we reported previously, market research shows BlackBerry is the most popular OS in Indonesia, which explains why the launch will start there. The combination of BlackBerry fans, a great lineup of Indonesian entertainment, and a 50% discount is sure to make this a successful event.

source: CrackBerry



1. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I bet everyone that shows to the event will get the discount. Because they wont have 1000 people there. I mean, the odds are just stacked against them. 1, its blackberry, its not as popular as iOS or Android, I dont know a single person that was like "ooh, I cant wait for that new blackberry bold to come out, its going to be so awesome" IRL. 2, its effing Indonesia. Its an extremely poor country, I dont see there being more than 5 or 6 digits of people in that country that could readily even afford this phone, and just because they cant afford it doesnt mean they are going to buy it necessarily. Sometimes rich people are the way they are because of being miserly.

2. anggoromurti06

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Hello there... I live in Indonesia... 1. Blackberry is very popular here even an elementary student have a blackberry 2. Indonesia is not \"Extremly\" poor country at all.... 3. Android will kick Blackberry A$$ soon in Indonesia :D

3. Erdyon

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Extremely poor country ? Indonesia is a country where we do have both kind of people, the extremely poor one, and also the extremely rich one. It's a country where 1000 and more people queued up in the launching of Samsung Galaxy S II (20% discount, if I remember correctly). Most of them even got there from 10 pm (1 day before the launching day), and sleep/stay outside the mall until 10 am (the next morning). Although I must say that most of them are people that used that chance to gain profit by selling it again, somewhere. And yes, as anggoromurti06 said, Blackberry is very popular here. A condition which I'm not proud of, but nevertheless it's a fact.

4. forzanetti

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I'm Indonesian, and I'm as puzzled as you as why Blackberry is so popular here, but here's the fact: 1. It IS in fact the most popular OS in Indonesia. Why? simply because of the Blackberry Messenger, from 8 year old kids to middle aged housewives, they are all occupied with their beloved device day and night. Every new Blackberry device is a huge deal for them (I don't own one though, I think it's useless). I myself is an Android user. I don't get why they even need dual core or touchscreen for Blackberry. If you really want Blackberry Messenger, buy a 8320. 2. Indonesia is not an "extremely poor country". While there are people living in poverty in certain part of Indonesia, you should come to Java (especially Jakarta). People there are effing rich. All they care about is lifestyle, and Blackberry has became part of that. Almost all my friends (9 out of 10) use Blackberry, and they keep telling me to. But I don't see the point of using one. But a lot of people buy them simply because of peer pressure. You don't look cool if you don't use one. Now almost all the youth here using the bloody same dumb phone. Sad, I know.

5. christony1120

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

you the most idiotic person in phonearena first you say that blackberry isn't popular in indonesia when you don't even live there. two your such a douche for even referring Indonesia as a poor country when again you don't live there so you don know if they really are poor, your just saying that because your mad they're not going to wherever you live. and three the comment under you just shut your mouth! asshole

6. christony1120

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

by they're im referring blackberry

7. hakim002

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

it true, i am also victim of peer pressure, i bought blackberry coz most of my friends are using blackberry, personally i like android much,.. regards to all Indonesian,.. lov u,..

8. baraheemo

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

bold 9790 battery is so bad

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