Rescheduled attempt to promote BBM’s Channel feature
OK all you Formula One [F1] fanatics, BlackBerry in conjunction with the Mercedes AMG Petronas team have contrived to make their leading motor racing driver – Germany’s Nico Rosberg, available for chats with their fans. GoMo News readers with long memories will recall that Rosberg was originally scheduled to appear on BBM Channels on December 16th last year . However, it was cancelled at the last minute. The big difference this time is that all BBM users can potentially tune in – not just those with BlackBerry hardware as was the case in 2013. so put Thursday 6th March  @ 14.15 GMT in your smartphone’s diary.
Nico will take over the team’s BBM Channel for a live Q&A with fans and followers just a mere ten days before the start of the highly anticipated 2014 Formula One season.
BBM Channels operates one-to-one chats, so all questions answered by Nico will only be visible to the individual subscriber.
However, although Nico will answer as many questions as time will allow within the chat timeframe, it won’t be possible for him to answer every submitted question.
GoMo News is a big F1 fan and any chance to talk to one of the leading teams is appreciated.
But we can’t understand why Rosberg gets the BBM Channels slot when the logical choice for British F1 fans would be his team mate – Lewis Hamilton.
Anyway, this is an ideal opportunity to ensure you have the very latest version of BBM installed on your smartphone.
One of the easiest ways to find the right download page for your Android, iOS or BlackBerry device is to visit the BBM site itself here.
Once installed, you can either search for ‘Mercedes AMG Petronas ‘ or type in the requisite BBM Channel PIN which is C00011785.
Then make sure you turn up after 14.15 [GMT] on Thursday 6th March 2014 to put your question to Nico.
Of course, in unofficial timings, Rosberg was the third fastest man in testing after his team mate Hamilton. So there will be plenty to ask him.
Just don’t mention the rumour that Orange might take over from Vodafone at McLaren F1.
That’s a story which sadly didn’t turn out to be true.