Yesterday we were invited to attend and exclusive event for bloggers by RIM (Research In Motion) to showcase their recent updates and news. The event took place at the Marina Hotel (Atlantis Restaurant) where they redecorated the place with a very nice couches, tables and lights. I really liked how they looked into details to organize this event.
After saying hi to our friends, we were introduced to Mr. Mohammed Al Mefleh (Director Product Management in the Middle East) who went on stage and had an informative slide show for us. The main points that were discussed were:
1. The launch of OS 7.1
2. The new OS 2.0 for Blackberry PlayBook
3. The new BBM update 6.1
During the presentation, the passed around to everyone to checkout the Blackberry Porsche design which cost around 2,000$ and recently launched in Kuwait. To me the advised looked pretty cool and fast, I just don’t know if i ever get one how long it will survive with me! it seemed pretty fragile and sensitive, that just doesn’t work with me :P They also passed around a couple of the new generation Blackberries with the new operating system.
After we were done with the presentation and the Q&A, dinner was served (which was delicious btw), i got the chance to have a little chat with Mr. Al Mefleh. I asked him about a couple of things regarding the battery life and how to make it last longer. He advised me with alot of things and made sure that I change my old Blackberry Bold 9780 to the new one and gave it to me on the spot :D I felt special even though everyone got a new one anyway :P
I would like to thank RIM for organizing this event, it was definitely successful and would love to attend the next coming events, that’s another reason for me to stay loyal to Blackberry :D