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Blackberry, formerly known as RIM, announced that this year it focuses on launching mid-level and upper-tier smartphones with their newest OS – BlackBerry 10. It means that PAYG customers most likely will not have any opportunities to get a device with BlackBerry 10 in a pay-as-you-go deal. This announcement comes as a disappointment to many customers as they would like to see Blackberry 10-powered phones at a lower price.
The new Z10, which was first to have BB10 OS, turned out to be very successful as BlackBerry reports it has sold three times as many phones on the first day than any previous device produced by the Canadian producer. There have been no figures released concerning Z10 sales. However, market analyst Peter Jefferies said “We believe Carphone Warehouse is seeing widespread sell-outs while O2, Vodafone, Orange and EE are seeing robust demand”.
New BB10 phones might have a huge impact on Blackberry’s market share and hopefully next year we will see some pay-as-you-go low-cost smartphones with this new software. Surely, the company would like to have a phone that will match in popularity with the famous Curve 9320.
Vodafone has launched a new deal for pay as you go SIM card users that targets Blackberry owners. This new offer is called Blackberry Freebee and is available to all Vodafone customers that are on Vodafone’s Simply PAYG tariff. This deal grants everybody who topped up for £10 free BlackBerry messenger and an extra 100MB of data. Additionally, Vodafone PAYG SIM card owners will get a free access to BB AppWorld. All they need to do is to call 4355 to sign in for this deal.
Blackberry Freebee deal for Vodafone PAY
Vodafone has also included into its offer an exclusive range of colourful BB Curve 9320. If you want to get one of them together with Vodafone pay-as-you-go SIM card, you will have to spend £120 and pick the colour of your choice: Vivid Violet, Classic Blue or Hot Pink.
Virgin’s SIM card deals for students
The summer time is over and school days are back, so to tap into the market Virgin Media relaunched its offers that are catered for students. The two deals that are available exclusively to Virgin customers are: £5 a month SIM card -only 30-day rolling contract or £10 a month Blackberry SIM-only 30-day rolling contract. The first offer gives free unlimited calls within Virgin Mobile network and 100 minutes to other networks, plus an additional unlimited number of texts messages to any British mobile phone. The Blackberry deal has the same minute and text allowance, but customers will also get 500MB of data and free Blackberry mails and messages – Virgin’s SIM card deals for students.
Moreover, all students will get 15 percent discount on their mobile phone bills and mobile broadband. All they need to do is confirm that they are really students by entering their NUS Extra card numbers at a special website.
Silent Bodyguard is a new application for Apple and Blackberry mobile phones that may save people’s lives. The app sends an SOS message (Panic button) to people you have selected as emergency contacts. The message is a preset distress signal that gives your current GPS location and is updating your location every 60 seconds . To activate the SOS signal (Panic button) you just have to tap an icon and be in a place with either mobile coverage of WiFi connection. This useful safety tool may be a life-saving app for children and adults alike whenever they find themselves in a dangerous situation.
Blackberry Empathy is a new concept phone that brings a fresh look on socializing. With Empathy you will share your feelings with other user thanks to biometric ring which collects data about user’s emotional state. Your contacts will be arranged in a web structure and every person will have two rings around them which will show current and previous emotional state. You can also check how your interaction with other users affect them. From aesthetical point of view the phone looks interesting and has an OLED display that becomes transparent when not used.
See the phone presentation below: