Event was intended to showcase BlackBerry’s new BBM Channels
Having just heavily publicised the fact that the Mercedes AMG Petronas team had put forward F1 ace driver, Nico Rosberg, to chat to the public, the event has sadly been cancelled. GoMo News broke this news on its own BBM Channel but no-one seems to have found us yet. So we’ve decided to fix that by publishing the relevant QR (barcode) code. The reason given for this last-minute cancellation was “due to a change in availability.” We’d always thought it strange that BlackBerry UK was promoting Rosberg rather than team mate and Brit, Lewis Hamliton. Anyway, there’s no need to tune into the Mercedes AMG Petronas BBM Channel today at 4.30 pm as originally planned.
One of the things we’d asked BlackBerry’s PR is if it knew a way to getting hold of a particular BBM Channel’s unique barcode? They are still looking into it.
In the meantime, GoMo News decided to go back to old fashioned technology and jolly well take a photograph of our own unique QR code for the GoMo News BBM Channel.
To see the QR code, all you do is open BBM and then select Channels. Now Select the Channel you require.
Then Press the BlackBerry menu button and you should see an option marked View Channel Info. Select this.
Within the Info menu, scroll down and you should see a button marked barcode under the Channel PIn. Press that and hey presto, there’s the unique QR.
Now if you show your BlackBerry handset to your mates, they can scan that code in and the BlackBerry OS will take them straight to the required BBM Channel.
Providing you have the latest version of BBM loaded up, of course.
All of this messing about will be a bit embarrassing for BlackBerry given that – as a Canadian company – it is a major sponsor of a Formula One team – McLaren.
So it gives us a chance to mention another tie up between BlackBerry and a car maker – Porsche.
We reckon that those stuck for a present to give to their loved one – who already has everything of course – should shoot down to Harrods and buy a P’9982.
They might still have one of the exclusive crocodile skin backed BB10 based handsets left in stock. More details of the P’9982 here.