Something to scratch off my to-do list: getting to know more about BlackBerry and attending a BB how-to workshop in the past week. The BB operating system is one thing I’ve never used but it was nice to be acquainted with it, no matter how short the session. It gave me an insight on why celebrities prefer to use the BB messaging system. Voice note rocks and so does bar code scanning. BB is also deemed to be a lot cheaper. Imagine having to send MMS and email for free because BB makes communication possible with cheap data plans provided by the leading networks.
Spotted were Laureen Uy and Isabelle Daza, two lovely personalities who are also avid BlackBerry users -
Says Isabelle, a BBM user for almost four years: “BB is all about contacting my family abroad with ease. While I was in Europe a few years back, my younger sister sent me a voice note of her singing. It made me feel better because I was missing her so much.”
Laureen says: “I’m in a BBM group with my best friends, who are bloggers, too. We would always talk and send photos to each other. I find it so amazing because it’s very useful for us when we can help each other out with blogging in such a fun and efficient way.”
More celebrity testimonials:
Solenn Heusaff, a BBM user for almost five years now: “I love BBM because of group chat. I can talk to 10-15 of my friends all at once while keeping everyone else updated at the same time.”
Divine Lee, a loyal BBM fan for over seven years, says her boyfriend, model, and actor Victor Basa, would call BBM her other boyfriend. “I can’t live without it and I can’t let go of my BBM groups!”
Kiefer Ravena: “BBM is easy to use. My friends were telling me to go BlackBerry na lang. It’s easier to chat and it’s free. I tried it out and I liked it!”
With BBM-only plans for as low as 99 pesos a month, BBM is now more accessible than ever. You can also jump on the BBM bandwagon by joining BlackBerry Pilipinas’ photo contest “Express Yourself with BBM” running on the Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/BlackBerryPH) from February 15 to 28, 2012. All you need to do is to upload an original and creative photo of yourself with a BBM speech bubble for a chance to win a BlackBerry smartphone.