Sep 29, 2010

Xpax BBM

If you have a BB, then you would already be addicted to the wonders of BBM.

If you don't, let me tell you about it. :D

BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM) is an instant messaging app used on BlackBerry® smartphones. It has a chat style layout and unlimited characters making BBM easy to share with all your friends and family.

         {Some of the features of BBM}

        •Safe & sound 
             Enjoy chatting in a totally safe & secure environment.
        •Share it all
             Share photos, videos and more between families & friends.
        •Show off your music
             Let everyone see what music you’re playing on your Blackberry.
        •Know it’s delivered
             Get real-time notifications for your delivered & read messages.
        •Zoom!
             Chat and get instant replies with its speediness.
        •Scan me, PIN me!
             Scan barcodes & share PINs to easily add contacts.
        •Be the ultimate chatter
             Chat with up to 300 of your friends & family at once.
        •Express yourself
             Update your status and choose your BBM display photo.



Allow me to illustrate, this is what it would be like if I had BBM and could talk to my other half who is halfway across the world:
I can be as random as I want to be. :D :D :D

However, this is my reality:
Super kiamsiap, must squeeze everything into one sms because one international sms costs me RM0.50. MMS lagi die, RM1.50 per MMS. LDR is expensive stuff. :C

For that price (RM0.50) I can talk to Em and other friends on BBM for the WHOLE DAY. And send files and photos etc etc! What am I rambling about? Xpax BBM!

 Xpax BBM allows you to BBM for only 50sen (RM0.50) a day. Chat to your friends and family, share files and photos and keep in touch with your friends and family. See what I mean? Same price as ONE international sms. T_T


If you already have a Blackberry and want to subscribe to Xpax BBM,
Type BBON and send to 28882

For more details (remember to read the fair usage policy!) check out:

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Something else that's pretty awesome:

BBM COMMUNITY FB APP


Xpax now has its very own BBM FB app (XBERRY) for its users. With the app, users can:
  • Connect and communicate with one another
  • Stay informed and be ahead of promotions/upcoming events/new stuff related to BBM
  • Create new open topics to share and make even more new friends on BBM
  • Join in BBM related conversations, share opinions and tips on their phone / BBM.
Here's the juicy bit: There's also a contest going on now for you to stand a chance to WIN the latest Blackberry Curve 9300!!! 

How Now Brown Cow? Easy peasy...just follow these steps:
  1. Log on to www.facebook.com/xpaxfb  and click on the the “XBERRY” tab
  2. Add the Xpax BBM FB app to your profile
  3. Refer to the topic posted by Xpax, contribute your comment to the Chat Zone in the app
  4. Get your friends to vote for your comment (by clicking "Like") and the most liked comments will stand a chance to WIN the BB Curve 9300 3G!
Berry awesome, yes? ;)

Hugs n Kisses,
Di

Sep 22, 2010

BB Curve 9300

Okayyyy...

When I first heard about Blackberry it was THE mobile device for executives/working ppl/OL/you get the drill. But in recent years it's become the IN thing with the youth/yuppies/social media junkies.

Not wanting to be left behind... I considered getting myself one especially since most of my friends have one. The power of peer pressure. Egads. (I blame Shalom, Euveng, Sel, Laura, Kaelynn, Renee, Sandra...just to name a few. haha.) What to do, you'll feel left out too when you go for yum cha sessions and everyone is BBM-ing. And I have ppl like Euveng who complain about how slow I reply emails...I dun have push email k? T_T

So first on my list was the BB Bold 9700.
Cos it looks sexy and comes in white. Yes I'm shallow that way. But the price tag was a total turn off, I'm a poor student on a JPA scholarship...all I can afford is economy rice once every few days (stop calling my bluff!).

On a serious note *cough*, it's true that the almost RM2k price tag, or RM1.5k-ish price with contract just couldn't fit into my budget. And my parents would give me hell for spending my savings on something like this. Trust me, telling them this will help me facebook/tweet/instant message/email friends better is NOT a good argument.

So, next cheaper alternative would be the BB Curve 8520.

Cute and budget-wise not so heart-attack inducing. Yay! But wait...no 3G?!?!? Even my current LG Lollipop has 3G! So yeah, plans to get one was placed on the back burner. sigh.

And then! Lo and behold, Celcom introduces the *Brand spanking NEW* BB Curve 9300!
*Be still my trembling heart*

What's so special about it? 3G yo! The BlackBerry® Curve™ 3G 9300 is the first 3G Curve handset and is a straight upgrade to the BlackBerry Curve 8520. Nuff' said! :D

Check out the impressive list of features:
Click for larger view!



Top Features
  • BBM™
  • 3G
  • Push technology
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Now with GPS and updated Wi-Fi®
  • Smartphone color options (optional: depending on carrier)

What’s new
  • 3G
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi®
  • All new look and feel (design)


Hmm...very naise! :3 Now what about the all important price?

Celcom's Exec Plans:

Celcom's Biz Plans:

Less than RM1k for the Curve 9300? Yao mou? Syok! :D

The Blackberry Curve 9300 is now available from Celcom at any Blue Cube outlet!

You know you want it! ;)

Too bad I spend a chunk of my savings on an overseas trip later this year. Have to attend a conference so there goes my savings. :C Time to save up again if I wanna get this BB. *sob sob*

Now the ultimate question...does it come in white? 

For more info, check out:

Hugs n Kisses,
Di

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