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It’s out, and I now got not one, but two units of Blackberry Curve 8520 with me from the xBerry launch party last Saturday at Republic, Sunway Pyramid.

I got the phone from the one-day only deal at RM 888 + RM 50 xpax reload + RM 8.50 for a celcom prepaid number. Total damage = RM 945.60.

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brisk business at the launch party, check out the giant 8520

I got the extra unit for a colleague who didn’t want to miss out the deal but couldn’t make it to the party. There were hundreds of people at the event and within a couple hours, half of the 500 allocated units of Curve were already gone.

The phone is now RRP at RM 1188, still a pretty good deal since it’s completely unlock and you’re not tied down with any contract.

blackberry curve 8520 from xBerry party
KY, Cheesie, Tzia, and Cindy at xBerry party

Now I’m just waiting for everyone to get their BB services activated so we can have BBM orgies! That’s you Cheesie and Cindy!

The Xpax Blackberry you’ve been hearing about all these while is finally being launched this Saturday, and you can score an invite simply by pre-registering for the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone with Xpax right here.

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Details on XBerry Party:

  • Date: 10 Oct 2009 (Saturday)
  • Time: 8pm till late
  • Venue: Republic, Sunway Pyramid
  • Highlights: Special performances by Joe Flizzow, Arabyrd, Lapsap(Xu), and Twilight Action Girl
  • Dress code: Party chic

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Other than the performances and free drinks vouchers, there’re also lucky draws and other freebies at the party. There will also be these promotions that runs precisely only for this particular night!

  • BlackBerry Curve 852 for only RM 888 (with no contract, RRP 1188)
  • free 1 month BB prepaid access (BIS)
  • free limited edition designer skin (exclusively designed by Lapsap, TAG, Black Fryday, Yayawoo & Bangkit)
  • free leather holster or car charger

RM 888 for this phone is gonna be pretty sweet. I actually went to the shop this afternoon and asked for the price on “underwater” set and it came up to some 1.2k.

Cindy, Cheesie, and I are going to be there, see you! Remember to preregister yourself with Xpax!

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all my Muslim friends, readers, and everyone who is celebrating this occasion, maaf zahir batin.

The very traditional Malaysian thing to do during the festive season is of course, hosting or attending open houses, and the mother of all open houses in the country is none other than the PM Najib Razak’s rumah terbuka at Seri Perdana, Putra Jaya.

best milo at Najib's hari raya open house
the Milo truck always serves the best ever milo!

Actually the idea came from Kenny via twitter, and since I was going to have lunch and to peek at a cat at Subang with Cheesie anyway, we decided take Kenny’s advice and get our tax money’s worth.

After spending half an hour getting lost around Putrajaya, we finally reached Seri Perdana at Precint 10. Parked the car and walked across the street with hundreds of people, and saw the MILO TRUCK!

I don’t know if it’s a conspiracy or something, but the Milo truck always serve the absolute best milo ever! We took a couple cups and it felt like I was in primary school all over again.

hari raya open house at PM najib razak's
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Seri Perdana was well packed

As it turns out, the guest’s hall was actually a converted car park covered with tents and plenty of plastic chairs. Luckily it was drizzling and it was still rather cooling. We eventually made our ways to the buffet line and found Kenny, Jacklyn, and Lainey among thousands of other free loaders.

There were also a stage with performers singing Malay, Chinese, as well as Indian songs. The sound system were quite loud, and most people pretty much stays closer to the food than the stage.

cheesie, kenny, laine, jacklyn, KY at PM's hari raya open house
the satey was awesome! cheesie, kenny, lainey, jacklyn, KY

The food at PM’s open house was actually quite good. The rendang, nasi impit, and taufu were pretty delicious, but the best item of the day was definitely the beef satey. As the stall offering satey was packed to the brim, cheesie only managed to get 3 sticks of satey and I had a total of one.

Kenny than later got a huge plate of chicken satey as the dude manning that stall happened to be one of his readers. The chicken satey was good, but the beef was a lot more awesome.

We had wanted to visit the PM in the royal hall and perhaps make use of the royal toilet. But alas, we tried when it was just over 3pm, PM wanted to get his rest or start doing something really important, so we went off instead.
Thank you @NajibRazak!

Cool things you can do with a blackberry

In the next few posts, I will attempt to showcase 5 cool things the Blackberry from Xpax can do. Here is #5.

Blackberry Flag
show a Canadian flag on cheeserland.com

Cheesie’s blog has this nifty little flag thingy whenever anyone leaves a comment, and just last night I placed a comment and interestingly, a Canadian flag came up instead of the usual Malaysian flag like most everyone else.

Cool ya? You can preregister yourself for the new Blackberry Curve 8520 from Xpax here!

Most people who embrace the digital age has surely heard of Twitter by now, the 140 character micro blogging platform that have fast becoming an indispensable tool for them internet addicts. And yes, that would include yours truly @kyspeaks.

The beauty of twitter is its lightness, no frill approach in social networking. A few tap on the keys and off you go, the update is sent across the network and instantly appearing on all your followers’ Twitter programme.

On the desktop, I use TweetDeck, but on the go, one of the best has got to be UberTwitter, only available on Blackberry devices.

UberTwitter incorporate pretty much all features supported by the platform: mentions, direct messages, time line, and best of all: it’s own version of picture and location implementation.

For the location awareness updates, you don’t even necessarily need a Blackberry with GPS, cell tower triangulation works almost as well most of the time. Check out the follow update with cheesie in it!

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this one’s updated from Bkt Jalil Stadium during T-Music Fest

If you have an account, add me @kyspeaks, otherwise sign up at Twitter.com!

The Blackberry Curve 8520 from Xpax, though doesn’t come with GPS, will support UberTwitter and it’s location awareness updates perfectly well. It’s coming really soon!

Not a whole lot of details in terms of how the data packages and BIS (Blackberry Internet Services) will be priced in prepaid yet, but here’s a little short video advert on Xpax Blackberry with the new BB Curve 8520.

I’m starting to think that the new optical track pad on the 8520 will be a pretty welcoming feature in replacement of the usual trackball on other BB Curves and Bold line up. My colleague actually had his older Curve’s trackball sorta stuck, track pad would eliminate that sort of problems.

I think it’s just a couple weeks now before we get this phone, can’t wait!