The Nigerian Blackberry Blog**

Hey Everyone. Its been like forever, but The Nigerian BlackBerry Blog is back in business.
Firstly lets start by saying sorry (yet again) for the long silence, we’ve just been busy trying to make sure we bring you the very best this year, and yeah this year is for you our dear readers.

We have introduced some new stuff to FathomBerry and believe it when we say that your Blackberry experience should and will be different this year.

So here’s what we got….

* Fan Of The Month
Every month we shall be sponsoring one of our readers/followers BIS plan, all you need to do is read our posts as they come and give us your 2 cents, then also make sure you tell your friends about us.

* Friday Quiz
We’d be conducting Quizzes on random fridays on Twitter and the follower with the most correct answers will get Airtime for the weekend. 🙂

* Contact Of The Week
Every week one of our BBM contacts will be given airtime just for asking us questions, yes, anything BB goes, (stupid questions are welcome) because we’d also like to broaden our horizon so as to be able to help others with a similar problem.

and lots more…….

Our BBM Help and Assistance is still free of charge, so feel free to add us and share your Blackberry problems with us.

Our weekly dose of all the Blackberry news around the world ‘FathomWednesday’ will kick of next Wednesday with ‘Week 8’ so be sure to check here often for the latest Blackberry news.

That’ll be all for now.

Shoutout to everyone who has really been supportive and yeah Happy Lovers Day to everyone.



FathomBerry : 2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Next Big Thing For BlackBerry 10**

Yeah, you read that right!! It’s been in almost every Blackberry blog, forums and almost every tech website, so we’ve tagged it The Next Big Thing for Blackberry 10, it’s the Blackberry OS 10.2.1. Its still in a Beta testing (not official yet) but has been installed by many Blackberry 10 users already, and we at FathomBerry have compiled a couple of of features that come with this leak.

Now there are lots of new stuff that came with this OS update tho its just a little addition in the number (from 10.2.0… to 10.2.1..), some people have even said that the official release might just be 10.3 but as of now the leaked version is at for all Blackberry 10 devices.

We’ve done our best to compile, break down and explain these features. We’ve also added lots of images, so go through them and just incase we missed something, your comments are always welcome.

BlackBerry 10.2.1 will support the Android 4.2.2. Jellybean runtime and with that comes increased Android compatibility improvements which include:

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FathomBerry (Nigerian BlackBerry Blog)*

Hello everyone, Its Fathomberry here. Its been a while we posted some major news here, especially our weekly Fathom-Wednesday and we sincerely apologise for this, we’d hate to give excuses but for circumstances beyond our control we’ve not posted in a while, but hey, we’re back (almost) and today we will bring you up to speed on everything BlackBerry. So lets just say this is everything from Fathom-Wednesday Week 36 – 38. 😉

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BBM (Naija) Ethics***

Hey guys, TGIF!!! There have been posts here on Fathomberry about Blackberry and BBM usage, not ethics per se, there was the church one and the blackberry craze which will have another episode soon. So today we decided to do something specifically for BBM and its usage.

The fact that you own a BB doesn’t give you the power to disturb other people’s peace, also we shouldn’t see BBM as a medium to show our level of wisdom (you should know I mean stupidity), well let’s get to it:

Here are a couple of thing I think we should have in mind while we use our lovely BBM :-

* Cross check EVERY info before you send a broadcast, even if it happened in your backyard,  you may never know the little you missed.  * Never complain about someone’s Display Picture or personal Message, it’s their phone for goodness sake whatever they feel like writing let them write just ignore it and move on nobody likes a pest tho*.

* Never use capital letters when writing a message, this could be pretty offensive. Most people assume you’re shouting.

* Never send the same thing twice it’s like forcing people to read your shit stuff and it could be very annoying especially when one is busy.

* Never send a link that has morbid/graphic scenes of a sexual or violent nature.

* If you have to watch porn, please we don’t want to see what you’re playing. There’s an option for not to show us what you’re playing right there in your profile.

* Be considerate with other peoples time ask before you start up a chat, some people are not always as idle less busy as you are.

* Don’t impose your belief on anyone, I don’t have to broadcast anything for God to bless me, anyone that sees the need to spread the word will, “if you don’t share this post your phone will get missing” smh

* Stop bringing in stupid abbreviations and be forming tushed. There are known abbreviations and acronyms  and if you have to use an abbreviation kindly explain it, who knows, people might like it and adapt, and most importantly if u see an abbreviation you don’t understand, just ask, I’m pretty sure the person that wrote it will be glad to explain it.

* Never ever agree to meet anyone you’ve met on chat, if you have to, go with 10 of your friends.

* Follow the rules of common courtesy just like you would in real life, who knows, you might just meet your chat-pal some day in real life.

* If you have to leave during a chat session type in ‘brb’ or use the smileys. BBM has smileys like “1min”, and “on the phone”, use them if you have to.

* Keep your BCs simple! No be handout. I must tell you guys, the longer your BC the less interested people will be, even if it’s going to give them money and it’s even worse when you send a long broadcast that’s very uninformative and stupid, trust me, nobody will open your Broadcast again!

* These smileys/emoticons that contain many characters are annoying. Geeez! Why can’t ‘lol’ be lol? Why does. It has to have jumping and swimming O’s in it. I really do find that thing annoying. Who’s with me?!

* Changing your display name too often makes it difficult for your contacts to find you on their list, even if you have to, just do it once in a year, and if you have a contact that does this simply open the contacts profile and edit the name to whatever you like.

* You see the one of one-word-BC please don’t do it, it’s very annoying, and why on earth would you wake up and compose a broadcast of four letters ‘ping’??

* The one of contact check is now a culture and I wouldn’t blame anyone, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. When a contact doesn’t message you in a while, why don’t you take your time and ping the person, do you have to disturb everybody on your list just because you need to know who has deleted you?

I’m getting almost getting angry already 😦 , that will be all, for now.

Just before I jump out here’s a little nice way I found out you can delete a contact (on code), simply wait till your BIS is off, then delete, the contact won’t know until you are back on, and even so, it may take a while before your phone sends the signal over the internet.

Thanks to everybody reading us. 🙂


inventor/creator of bbm

Gary Klassen inventor/creator of BBM

D Day*** ( BlackBerry 10 Launch )

I don’t think there’s anyone else more excited about today’s BlackBerry 10 launch than us @ FathomBerry. Its been coming for months now and here we are. So if you’re looking to keep up-to-date on all the latest BlackBerry 10 news, then you’ll want to follow our team on twitter ( @fathomberry ) and on facebook ( ). We already have people waiting to get you the latest from the event (as e dey hot). The launch is scheduled to begin by approximately 10AM ET (which is 9.00 AM nigerian time).
Basically,today is the official launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform plus the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones, and all these will be happening simultaneously across New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Dubai, Johannesburg, Jakarta and Delhi. And don’t forget, for 1st users, follow us on twitter and tell us your experience with the #BB10First tag.

Spread the word & Stay Tuned.


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BlackBerry 10 in 10days**

The long awaited BlackBerry 10 is almost here (launch event in 10 days), and we @ Fathomberry are pretty excited, and its quite unbelievable that some/most of our readers don’t even know what a BB 10 is,but we’re taking the blame, so we did this post for those that know,those that think they know and them peoples that haven’t read the 2 previous posts on BB 10 and so therefore know nothing. There are a couple of pictures @ the bottom of the page,so just chill and read first.

If you didn’t see our previous posts well here they are and

Now there’ll be a couple of things we’ll not be seeing in the new BB 10,and we made a quick list of 10, here:

1) Trackpad : Our beloved trackpad from the trackball is going to be big time history now. #sadmuch

2) Call / End Call / Menu Key / Back Button : yep! Since the call key has been embedded in the BB 10 os there’ll be no need for ’em keys anymore also considering how smooth navigation is within the OS those keys might just be taking up some space.

3) Convenience keys : BlackBerry(s) historically had two programmable convenience keys, one on each side of the phone. Then the one on the left was removed on more recent models, leaving only the one on the right (they did add a dedicated BBM key back onto a couple of models), but now its all gonna be taken out.

4) Third party themes : It has been officially announced they will not be supported. At least for the foreseeable future.
For users who never care to change their theme from the default one, this isn’t a big deal tho.

5) Keyboard shortcuts : Keyboard shortcuts which is one of my favorites too has been taking out mostly for the touchscreen phones, but then you can slide up the keyboard from basically anywhere on the OS.

6) In / Out Holster Profile Settings: Though this hasn’t been really confirmed there’s a chance we might still have this. We’ll see.

7) Google maps : Blackberry (RIM) has announced Tom Tom as their traffic and mapping partner. ( ). Presently, we don’t know if Google Maps will available as a third party application for BB10, but we’ll sure see!

8) Apps : A couple Of utility apps like quick launch which allows you to pull up a quick launch menu anywhere within the OS and allows you take action on almost anything will also be taken out. Sad it is, but then the BB 10 OS has been made in a way to allow users move and navigate within the OS with much ease.

9) Charging contacts : The main purpose of the charging contacts is for the device to easily sit in a charging pod (especially important for a portrait orientation phone, when the USB was high up on the left side of the device). This has been an additional accessory, which means a lot of BlackBerry users to date have never even used the charging contacts, instead charging via the USB port. Well hopefully the BlackBerry 10 we’ll still see charging stands later.

10) Dedicated camera shutter : As part of losing the convenience keys, we also will lose the dedicated camera button.

But then there’ll be a couple of new things we’ll gain too, see:

*BlackBerry Hub – BlackBerry Hub is the inbox/messages app for BlackBerry 10. There is no Messages app now – just the BlackBerry Hub which is always there and always one gesture away. #goodstuff

*Quick Settings / Menus – Swiping down from the top of the phone of the screen reveals a quick settings menu like on the Blackberry Playbook.

*One-Handed UI touches – All of BlackBerry 10 has been designed with one-handed use in mind. (Don’t use your phone while driving tho)

*Lock Screen – The lock screen not only shows your notifcations, but as you drag you finger to unlock the device, you can literally “reveal” the OS underneath. 😀

*Active Frames – Minimzed apps turn into widget-like Active Frames. These frames will show useful app info (like current temparture for weather app). 

*Keyboard – The BB10 keyboard has an aweseome predicitve text feature that actually shows predicted words over the next letter you would have to type, really speeding up one-handed typing.

Generally we have a bunch, check it out:

-QNX-based OS – stable, multi-tasking
-power house
-LTE speed!
-Improved app and gaming experiences
-Improved web browser
-Enhanced media and consumption experiences
-More apps, better apps
-Modern app install process – fast installs, no rebooting
-Easy over the air OS updates
-Front-facing camera
-Video chat
-Support for way better specs : dual core, quad core and beyond.
-Dual persona baked in for enterprise – BlackBerry Balance 

Well personally I’d be missing the blackberry button too and the almighty battery pull that answers all other problems but then…..

At launch we are expecting to see two BlackBerry devices. First will be an all-touch device (known now as the BlackBerry L-Series) followed by a full QWERTY model with a physical keyboard (known now as the N-Series). The keyboard model is expected to come a few weeks after the initial launch of the touchscreen version.

Additionally we’ll be seeing a whole lot of apps @ least 90% of top 600 IOS and Android Apps to be available at launch. 🙂

So if you’re thinking of getting the BB 10 1st here in naija then do not hesitate to join our team of 1st users on twitter with hash tag #BB10First so we’d share our experiences with everyone. Thank you.

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