The transition is happening very, very slowly (we’re talking less than snail’s pace), but the BlackBerry is slowly loosening it’s tie and having some fun. Real Dice is helping the fun along with the release of all Real Diceâ„¢ mobile multiplayer games and the Real Dice World social gaming community for RIM BlackBerry devices. And note “BlackBerry users can stream Real Dice World and all Real Dice games directly to their handset by pointing the phone’s web browser to http://wap.realdice.com”. Sound exciting? Kind of? Read on!
The Real Dice launch follows the successful release of RIMâ€™s newest device, the BlackBerry Pearl. The Pearl is one in a wave of prosumer-targeted devices, such as the Motorola Q and Treo 680, which are designed to be a new breed of user-friendly, compact and affordable smart phones.
â€œReal Dice games highlight the high resolution screens and Internet capabilities of the newest smart phones on the market by providing a graphically rich and connected service through which gamers can interact over a casual Chess match, a heated Poker tournament or a stimulating Sudoku race, all from their mobile device,â€ stated Guy Ben-Artzi, director of game development at Real Dice Inc.
There’s a BlackBerry promotion going on to take notice of, too:
BlackBerry owners can now take advantage of a special holiday subscription offer for the Real Dice World gaming community. Discounted 50% through December 31, 2006, Real Dice World makes a great last-minute gift for the BlackBerry user. For more information on the Give the Gift of Games promotion, please visit http://www.realdice.com/holiday.
I’m all for gaming on my BlackBerry, and this is pretty exciting. But Roll Dice, I think, has a bit of a ways to go if the most exciting games they have to offer are Poker, Sudoku, Chess, Backgammon and Mahjong (as noted in the press release). There’s some better avenues for games out there, but hey, at least they’re helping the movement.