Tag: hong kong

DisasterAlert Warns of Pending Doom by Twitter, GPS and More



I recently discovered a cool app called Disaster Alert that won the BlackBerry Developer Challenge 2009 in Hong Kong. The app connects you to the most recent information about earthquakes, floods, tropical storms, volcano eruptions and other disasters. The information is presented in a very visual manner and based on your GPS position can tell you how close or far a disaster may be.

Features of the app include:

  • Always up-to-date.
  • Lists disasters and catastrophes.
  • Earthquakes, floods, volcano eruptions, typhoons and cyclones.
  • Shows disasters on a map.

The app has a wide variety of ways to alert you of a pending disaster. You can be alerted by text, distance, Twitter, SMS, email, etc. I personally think this app could be free if they got some money from Government or NGOs, but until then it’s $2.99 per month.

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 now available in Hong Kong



The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is now available in Hong Kong and come early November, will be available for purchase from 3 Hong Kong, China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited, PCCW mobile and SmarTone.

For more on the 8520, see our previous articles.

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BlackBerry Storm to arrive in Hong Kong


BlackBerry Storm

The BlackBerry Storm is going to Hong Kong this week. We haven’t heard details about pricing or what service plans will be available, but I’m sure people in Hong Kong are happy nonetheless. The BlackBerry Storm smartphone is expected to be available in Hong Kong from 1O1O, 3 Hong Kong, China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited, one2free and SmarTone-Vodafone in the second quarter 2009.



The BlackBerry Curve 8900 launches in Hong Kong


Press Release

BlackBerry Curve 8900Hong Kong – Research In Motion today announced that the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone, the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone to date, is available in Hong Kong. Powered by a 512MHz next generation processor, it packs quad-band EDGE support with built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and GPS in a refined, streamlined design weighing just 110 grams and measuring only 109mm x 60mm x 13.5mm.

“The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone packs a wealth of functionality in a compact and refined design that looks and feels great,” said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “Its multimedia and messaging features help users stay connected and entertained, allowing them to make the most of their busy lifestyle at work and at play.”

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 will be available from 3 Hong Kong, China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited (PEOPLES), CSL and SmarTone-Vodafone from mid February. For more information on pricing and detailed service plans, please contact the respective carriers.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 features

CSL launches the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 in Hong Kong


BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

I have a friend or two living in Hong Kong, and when I ask them about the local smartphone culture (yes, I bother them with such things), they always tell me that Hong Kongers just loves themselves some flip phones. It makes sense, then, that CSL and RIM have teamed up to launch the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 in Hong Kong today.

“CSL has long been a carrier partner of RIM, bringing various BlackBerry smartphones to Hong Kong,” said Mr. Aenil Premji, Chief Marketing Officer of CSL. “With the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone, we are happy to continue to work with RIM to bring more choice of BlackBerry models to customers.”

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 is now available at 1O1O centres and one2free shops for $3688 straight up. Those looking for more information can head to 1010’s website or the BlackBerry Pearl Flip page below.

1010’s BlackBerry Pearl Flip page


BlackBerry Bold launches in Chile, Hong Kong soon


BlackBerry Bold from PCCW

All of the excitement over the BlackBerry Bold is finally coming to fruition as some of the first carriers begin to offer the new handset. PCCW is offering the BlackBerry 9000 in their online store for $1,988 (around $US 260), although it sounds like it’s only available for preorder. 1010 is also teasing with their offer due in “mid-August”, which should include Chinese language support. Chile’s Movistar has also gone live, at a considerably steeper $299,990 (around $588). Hong Kong’s launch party and Movistar’s early info in their online store showed some definite progress on the Bold-front, but I doubt anyone was expecting these guys to bring it out so soon. Obviously we can expect the the BlackBerry Bold to be hitting up more local carriers soon, but it’s still a bit crazy that Chile of all places is getting it before everyone else.

(via Pinstack, Engadget)