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    by Published on 06-28-2012 04:28 PM


    Research In Motion today in a press release have said that their new BlackBerry 10 smartphone will be delayed until the first financial quarter(Q1) of 2013. This is extremely (insert your favorite word here) to pretty much all of us BlackBerry users who were waiting for some good news on a day that we knew would not be pretty for the BlackBerry World it's supporters.

    The successful launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform and the delivery of high quality, full-featured BlackBerry 10 smartphones remain the Company’s number one priority. Over the past several weeks, RIM’s software development teams have made major progress in the development of key features for the BlackBerry 10 platform; however, the integration of these features and the associated large volume of code into the platform has proven to be more time consuming than anticipated. As a result, the Company now expects to launch the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones in market in Q1 of calendar 2013.
    While it is very difficult to digest that news, we should also consider the other news which is far worse. RIM will be laying off 5000 employees and has lost, in estimate, $500 million(USD). This should be taken as exactly what it is. Worse than what people were expecting.

    Over all, RIM did have some good news as they say sales grew in all other regions but North America. But when your business mainstay was North America, this really cannot be considered more than a booster shot in the arm of a possibly terminal patient.

    So BlackBerry fans and users, what does this news of the delay do o your new phone plans? will it change them? Saving your upgrade for the new BlackBerry 10 phone? Will you keep your upgrade or use it on a competing device?

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    by Published on 06-28-2012 03:55 PM

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    by Published on 06-28-2012 03:19 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News



    This is a reminder for those who want to listen in to the Research In Motion First Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call, today, Jun 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM ET. The call can be accessed by dialing 1-800-814-4859 or by webcast at www.rim.com/investors/events/index.shtml. A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 7 PM EST by dialing 1-416-640-1917 and entering passcode 4501363#.

    As far as what to expect? We know that there will be some bad news, as we are already anticipating this. However, on the heels of redundant doom and gloom, I'm sure RIM is bound to drop positive news as well. Be sure to make it back here today, at 5 PM EST, to join us for our live blog coverage of the earnings call!
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    by Published on 06-28-2012 02:42 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings

    Donny from the Inside BlackBerry blog sits down with golf pro and Team BlackBerry member Morgan Pressel to chat about what inspired her to get into the game and how she stays connected while travelling the world on tour. Pressel also receives a awesome device as a gift from RIM for her loyalty to TeamBlackBerry. Watch the video to find out which one!

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    by Published on 06-28-2012 02:22 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    With the 4th of July coming up in less than a week, a lot of you may be wondering what to do this year to celebrate Independence Day? In a day and age of smartphones being involved in everything we do, they can play a key part in ensuring that you have a great 4th of July this year! Whether hosting or attending a backyard barbecue bash, having a relaxing picnic at the park, or hitting the road on one of the busiest travel days of the year, here are some ways your BlackBerry can keep you organized, entertained and in control.

    Planning your Getaway -

    The Fourth of July is one of the busiest travel times of the year. It’s important to plan ahead, but it’s equally important to be ready to adjust on the fly so you can avoid the unexpected, sometimes nightmarish travel.

    • BlackBerry Travel lets you plan and manage your trips. This app puts all travel updates in one place. If there are any changes to train/plane/bus reservations, you’ll receive an immediate notification!
    • Want to avoid traffic as best as you can? BlackBerry Traffic, with hands-free turn-by-turn directions, gives you an ETA, as well as the most efficient travel routes based on current traffic conditions.


    Barbecue/Picnic Extravaganza -

    Utilizing your smartphone can help you throw that unforgettable Fourth of July barbecue or picnic.

    • Instant messaging apps help you stay connected in real-time. With the new BBM, you can share calendar entries and invite your BBM contacts to your bash. Form a group chat to keep everyone in the loop on possible last minute changes.
    • What’s a backyard bash without music? Create a stellar playlist with input from the group using BBM Music, a social music sharing and discovery app. Smartphone accessories can also come in to play. The BlackBerry Music Gateway lets you wirelessly stream music to your stereo from any Bluetooth enabled smartphone or device. The BlackBerry Music Gateway turns your smartphone into a remote control. When paired, change tracks and adjust volume from your smartphone from up to 30 feet away. The BlackBerry Music Gateway also works with any Bluetooth enabled phone so everyone at the party or picnic can get involved
    • Of course, it’s not all about food! Get some drink ideas from Mobile Bartender, which includes hundreds of recipes to take advantage of, or DrinkMaster, which has a database of over 6,000 drinks.


    Take Your 4th of July Viral -

    Use your smartphone to capture and share thoughts, images and experiences real time.

    • Leave the bulky digital camera at home and capture all your fun moments using your smartphone camera. Snap pictures and take videos and share them instantly through Facebook, Twitter and more!


    Finally, show off your national pride by outfitting your BlackBerry with a fun American flag skin! Let us know what you have planned to celebrate this year's Independence Day!
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    by Published on 06-28-2012 05:46 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News
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    Looks like the Torch 9810 has been formally retired from service at TELUS Canada. Although this may be bitter to some, cleaning out old inventory to make room for newer devices is a common practice among mobile device carriers. We are getting closer to the release of BlackBerry
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    by Published on 06-28-2012 05:12 AM
    Categories:
    1. App Reviews



    Spotify for BlackBerry has been in AppWorld for nearly a week now and I have had quite some time to put it through its paces. With so many options out there to get your fill of musical entertainment, I bet you're dying to know if Spotify is worth its hefty $9.99 monthly subscription.

    Fear not, we've bitten the bullet and have the goods to deliver. In stark contrast with its desktop counterpart, Spotify for BlackBerry is a no frills, simple music player. In other words, there are no overpowering bells or whistles to distract you from your music.


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    by Published on 06-28-2012 01:32 AM
    Categories:
    1. How-To, Help, Tips,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Missed the Cascades tutorial, our team at BlackBerryOS.com managed to get a copy of the slide deck from the Cascades Jam Sessions from the original BlackBerry Jam in Orlando from way back in May. These are the same set of slides that were presented at the free Cascades Webinar RIM has been offering last week and this week. Hit up the links below to download these tutorials and let us know in the comments what BlackBerry 10 apps you're planning to make using Cascades!

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    by Published on 06-27-2012 06:45 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    If you are into old school looking 8-bit style games, you need to check out a handful of Android games from Orangepixel that have been ported to the BlackBerry PlayBook! There are six games to be exact, and they all focus on arcade game style fun. I happen to love the old retro style gaming. You can download these 8-bit games by Orangepixel in BlackBerry App World for only $1.99 each.



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    by Published on 06-27-2012 04:05 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Ever wanted to listen to your local radio stations right from your BlackBerry PlayBook? Well now you can with the Radio for PlayBook series by Ignites Apps! The following list are the cities that are currently supported in the series:

    • Calgary
    • Montreal
    • New York City
    • Ottawa-Gatineau
    • St. Louis
    • Toronto
    • Vancouver
    • Waterloo

    One of the cities available in the bunch is Waterloo, the home of RIM Headquarters! Head to the forum to discuss and download your city's Radio app.

    Also, the developer is taking requests for anyone who would like to add their own city to the list. Find out how!

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