How-To : BlackBerry Beta Zone (Naija)

Following yesterday’s post on ‘BBM 8’ and the Facebook update a lot of people have been asking how to go about it, so here we are, its more or less like a Blackberry Beta Zone tutorial.

Nigeria has since been listed in the Blackberry Beta Zone since November last year, but most Blackberry users in Nigeria no even send.

You might want to ask, why join the Beta Zone? well, here’s why :

  1. It’s awesome.
  2. Becoming a member gives you a unique opportunity to get the newest BlackBerry software before it’s even released to the public. This means that you will get your hands on pre-release BlackBerry software before anyone else!
  3. Once you’ve tested out the software, you can offer your feedback and suggestions directly to Blackberry about how to improve the application experience for all users! see?!!

So if you want to be a member to test the un-released apps or you just want to be the first among your friends to get the app, here’s how:-

First and foremost before you do anything in the Blackberry Beta Zone you must have a Blackberry ID, all that’s required to create one is just a valid email address and a strong password thatsall!
You can either create this ID in your Blackberry world or at the Beta Zone Website.

Step 1: Input your Blackberry ID and password and click ‘sign in’ BBID sign in

Step 2: Link your Blackberry ID to a new Beta Zone profile (this is usually done only once,for new users). You’ll have to fill out a form just for your Beta Zone profile.

Step 3: Agree to the terms and conditions and the ‘Confirm your email’. You’ll actually have to go to your email inbox and confirm your email address, if. There’s no email you can follow this link : , sign in and on the account Details page, click “Confirm my email” and a new email will be sent to you right away. Confirming BBID

Then return to the Blackberry Beta Zone and click continue, once done you’ll be active in the Blackberry Beta Zone. 🙂

Active member

To Download:

Scroll down to eligible programs and click on the program you want to test: as shown in the image below, agree to participate, agree to the Software Pilot Agreement’. Once you are eligible and have accepted the ‘Eligibility declaration’, scroll down and hit the download button, then you are good to go.

Eligible programs          Agree to participate           Download tab        Confidential email

You will then receive an email like the one below with a keycode which is meant ONLY for your device, copy it and paste it into the app when requested and there you are, the Beta Zone Member ready to test the App. 😀

Accept and Download

If you have any questions, feel free to holla.


PS: here’s our channel PIN C0001DECD incase you hit up the new BBM 8. 🙂


Firstly I will love to announce that BlackBerry Beta Zone is now available to 43 other countries and yeah Nigeria is one of ’em countries.
The Beta Zone is a place where members can test new apps and services for both consumers and business, so if you’d like to be one of BlackBerrys ‘testers’ go sign up now,its first hand feel of apps and services people!

BlackBerry App World has also been upgraded ‘again’ to version not long after it hit v4.0.0.55. We are guessing they’re some bug fixes. You just share with us if you notice anything different.

And on BlackBerry 10,we saw a new face for the charging screen (Picture Below). Looks cute.

Blackberry Porsche Design P’9981 too has an official OS upgrade.
You can download it here:

And if your thinking of having bbm on your PC then try this app. Its called Blurts. It works tho but has its limitations. features include
– Display caller I’d alerts
– Display email alerts
– Bluetooth auto connect
– Signal and battery strength display

Then when you upgrade to the pro version:
– Display bbm messages (but you can’t reply)
– Display email alerts for all email accounts
– Display SMS/Text alert
– Send SMS/Text larger than 160 characters
– Answer or ignore call from your computer
– Place/Dial call from your computer
– Capture image of BlackBerry® screen
– And much more….

DLoad here :

And a last thing I thought we should ask ourselves here too,WHAT IF BBM goes cross platform,like Samsung and Nokia phones could actually then ‘PING’ us Blackberry users? IMO it’ll be bad business for RIM. Share your thoughts.