Summer Savings and a CrackBerry.com Contest from BlackBerry Made Simple...
Our friends from BlackBerry Made Simple have an awesome summer sale on right now, and to help celebrate the savings they've offered up a sweet (and Educational!) contest for all CrackBerry.com Members!
Video Tutorials: 50% Savings!! 1 Year Subscription was $98.99, now $49.99! Video Tutorials: 50% Savings!! 1 Week Subscription was $19.99, now $9.99! E-Books: NOW JUST $12.99! 88xx, 87xx, Curve, Pearl and 7xxx Series!
TO ENTER INTO THE CONTEST, SIMPLY VOTE ON THE POLL ABOVE!!!!
Prizes Up for Grabs:
in celebration of our Summer Savings we are giving away the following:
Grand prize - a full year license to the Video Library First prize - two winners get a copy of an EBook of their choice Second prize - three winners get a 7 day license to the video library
BEST YET... Everyone wins and gets two free days access to the BBMS video library on July 26 and July 27
and if you want to go the extra mile, on this forum post, comment on this thought.... I would love it if my carrier pre-loaded Video Tutorials and they came with my BlackBerry…
That's It! Vote on the Poll, Comment on this post, and be sure to visit BlackBerryMadeSimple.com for some awesome summer savings!
I don't like the idea of having video tutorials come on the device. I think a better option would be if the carriers included a DVD with the video tutorials on it in the packaging of all new devices. That way it's there if you need it, but there's nothing to uninstall/delete from device memory.
That is, unless they want to store them on an 8GB media card and include that in the packaging, free of charge.
I voted very useful, but that would be as a new BB user. It would have been fantastic to have from day one, although CrackBerry.com traffic might slow down a bit if too much info was included with the device.
I think that this is a very good idea. Is this going to be a saleable product? If so, how much?
If it is a CrackBerry free project then I think that three formats are needed. 3GP, avi and web based. This way it may be viewed on the phone (3GP) the PC or iPod (avi) ad on the web.
Having it on the BlackBerry Media Card has the disadvantage that you cannot try out what you are watching/learning because the phone is currently the display device. The main use for this would be to watch it for initial learning without testing it one the phone.
On the PC is great because you can test the keystrokes as you view.
On the web is also very useful when a user is new and knows nothing about either the phone or the PC.
A video tutorial would be the FIRST thing I deleted to free up space (even on a mem card). I like getting new gadgets and playing with them to figure things out on my own--it's part of the fun! And when I get stuck, I come to a FREE site on the web like this one!
And I would think anyone who needs a video to figure out how to use it, probably has an IT department to show them
The tutorials seem to be a very good idea. Everyone including the most experienced should be able to gain something from them. Not so sure about having it on the blackberry, but if it creates no conflict with anything else, why not.
Me, personally? I'm not so sure. The Blackberry-using public at large? Yeah, I think there's some real usefulness for this product. Especially at the enterprise level where people are handed a BB by their employer rather than going out and making an informed decision themselves to buy one.
that's too cool, I find it very helpful to have a tutorial available too learn as much as I can about a new device!!! I can't wait until I have my 1st BB in my hands!! I have had so many issues in the last 3 weeks where I have said "If I had my berry, I could do that!!"
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