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    by Published on 04-19-2012 05:57 PM
    1. BlackBerry News

    Today RIM announced the finalists (see above image) for its annual Wireless Achievement Awards. These awards demonstrate what can be done when organizations and their partners put BlackBerry solutions to work. This year’s finalists have mobilized corporate systems to help increase performance, impacted their bottom line and simplified life for their employees and customers. To find out more about these finalists, click here.

    One of these finalists commented:
    "Without the BlackBerry Enterpriser Server we would not have been able to take our concept and make it into the quality application that it is today. Our highly secure BlackBerry solution helps our legal team provide better service to our clients, which is why we exist." - Matthew Williams, Outsource Application Manager, Eversheds LLP
    Also, don't forget to vote for the Attendee Choice Award Winner. The Wireless Achievement Awards recognize game-changing solutions and customers who are doing business in new and better ways with the BlackBerry solution. The finalists have been selected - and you need to cast your vote to help determine the winner of the Attendee Choice Award! Voting is open until 5:00pm EST on Tuesday May 1. Winners will be announced at BlackBerry World 2012.
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    by Published on 04-19-2012 05:15 PM
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps

    The extremely useful BlackBerry Travel and the addicting BBM Music have both been updated with today with new versions being released officially in App World. As always, these updates may take a minute to reach everyone so patience is key. If not, you can always try refreshing App World (alt + R,S,T).

    BlackBerry Travel's new version,, brings BBM integration into the Travel mix, which we know is a welcomed feature.

    BBM Music's new version,, brings the following change log:

    Invitation Requests - Discovering similar musical tastes just got easier! When an invitation request is sent from a ‘friend of a friend’ through Recent Updates you will now be able to view songs and the common friend before accepting/declining an invitation.

    ‘Favorite’ Songs and Contacts - You can now highlight songs or contacts as favorites in BBM Music 1.2! To favorite a song, you need to click on the star displayed in the top left hand corner while listening to a specific song. When the star is highlighted yellow, this will indicate the song as a “favorite” and you will now be able to access this song through “favorite songs” on your profile tab. Favorite songs will be displayed to your friends in Recent Updates For a favorite contact, when you visit a contact’s page you can select “favorite” from the top menu bar. This will add a highlighted yellow star beside the contact’s name in the contacts tab which will only be visible to you. You will now have the ability to search by “favorite”contacts within the contacts tab.

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    by Published on 04-19-2012 09:59 AM
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News
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    In an effort to help promote the Curve 9380, RIM is looking to cleanse the internet of its "blah-ness" by asking for your Awesomeness. The way this contest works is each week RIM will unlock a new task of Awesomeness to " awesomify" the inter-webs. Some previous
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    by Published on 04-19-2012 08:00 AM
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors

    Research In Motion is looking for connections in the business world. Whether that is through partnerships, financial advisers, or other means has yet to be seen. This morning, Bloomberg is reporting that RIM is close to bringing on JPMorgan Chase & Co. to help analyse the company strategic options and where their next step should be.

    According to their unnamed source, "RIM would prefer to license its BlackBerry mobile operating system," even though they are "racing to put the final touches on a new platform, known as BB10, and release the first smartphone built on the software later this year."

    A decision about a possible deal with JPMorgan could be officially announced within the next few days, but with BlackBerry World less than two weeks away, we wouldn't be surprised to see/hear the announcement pushed back until after the event.
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    by Published on 04-19-2012 04:01 AM
    1. BlackBerry Apps

    Advance OS and LED, by developer Sultan Al Sooz, is a super handy multi functioning app that can replace some of the bloated overpriced premium apps you already have installed on your device. This app is loaded with features and designed to take up minimum memory. A must have for app enthusiasts!

    Some of the features include:

    • Read your messages (BBM,Email,SMS) without opening any app or even touching your phone (will show contact name & picture, message time & text).
    • Know who is contacting you (BBM,Email,SMS,Call) and more (Battery,Network, All Apps Notifications) using just LED Light.
    • Backup, Restore & Email All Contacts (with photos), Export (Excel,Outlook,Gmail,Yahoo), Merge Duplicate contacts.
    • Schedule repeated audible Alerts for BBM,Email,SMS,Missed Calls,Battery (anything you miss but is important to get your attention).
    • Instant Shortcuts Launcher to start apps, open websites, call friends, automate your fav actions, display date, time, battery and wifi status from any screen.
    • Take Screenshots with no watermarks (even from apps with no menu, also popups screens).
    • Use Camera, LED or Screen Light as FlashLights with no time limits.
    • Keep screen light on for as long as you want when charging or by just pressing assigned key.
    • Provides a sound profile for your battery status (makes sound when you start, stop charging or full battery).
    • Wallpaper Changer will change your homescreen background (wallpaper) everytime you look at your screen.
    • Set call duration vibration reminders while in a call.
    • Prompt for call redial, and save unknown numbers after phone calls.
    • Set Auto Loud Speaker and vibrate on call connect and more.
    • Vibrate when pressing virtual or physical keypad.

    Check out and download Advance OS and LED application for BlackBerry devices FREE via BlackBerry App World!
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    by Published on 04-19-2012 01:56 AM
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News

    With the launch of the new Curve 9220, RIM has started to release commercials promoting the device. The first of these commercials has popped up today via the BlackBerry Youtube channel. With OS 7.1, Social Apps, FM radio support & dedicated BBM key, stop missing out on all that matter the most. Check out the all new BlackBerry Curve 9220 on BlackBerry's India website and also in the BlackBerryOS forums. Let us know what you think about the new video in the comments!
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    by Published on 04-19-2012 12:31 AM
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps

    The moment has finally arrived! After seeing several paid unofficial versions of Wikipedia apps make their way to App World, we've now spotted an official Wikipedia app for the PlayBook. Many features come with this app, including a nearby search, opening articles in the PlayBook browser, read search results in several different languages and make adjustment font size for a more comfortable reading experience.

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    by Published on 04-18-2012 10:35 PM
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps

    Back in February, Kayak released a statement saying they would no longer provide support for their BlackBerry smartphone app. Apparently they didn't stay away from BlackBerry altogether, as we've seen the official launch of Kayak Travel For PlayBook today in App World. This repackaged/ported Android version brings an updated UI & more user-friendly menus.

    It is likely that Kayak decided to port this app due to the high demand of PlayBook users who requested it.

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    by Published on 04-18-2012 09:54 PM

    And the Lucky Winner of our Targus Zierra Leather Portfolio for BlackBerry PlayBook Giveaway is...


    Winner, please check your PM Inbox for details on how to claim your prize. Thanks to all who participated. Don't forget to try another chance at winning in our other ongoing site contests!
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    by Published on 04-18-2012 06:16 PM
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors,
    3. BlackBerry Apps

    I love the Beta Zone, it's no secret. I think it's been extremely underrated over the last year or so and is quite frankly one of the few things RIM has done correctly. Today, RIM has sent out an email announcing the split of the Beta Zone that will be coming very soon. The split will be separating the enterprise and consumer based beta apps into two separate sites. This is definitely a welcome change for Beta Zone employees and users alike.

    Also, according to our little sources, the new Beta Zone will have a different look and feel. It will be more along the lines of a blog and will be a lot more user-friendly for those of us that frequent it. The new sites are rumored to be launching next Tuesday (#TwosDay!), April 24th.

    Check out the email from the BlackBerry Beta Zone below!
    BlackBerry Beta Zone has grown significantly since its launch nearly three years ago and we are pleased to inform you that it will be evolving soon to better suit both consumers and business members who participate regularly in BlackBerry beta programs. BlackBerry Beta Zone will soon have a brand new sub-site, BlackBerry Beta Zone for Business, focusing on beta programs for business software and services. BlackBerry Beta Zone for Business will offer:

    Business specific beta programs and content
    An improved mobile browsing experience
    Updated community features
    The update is expected to occur in the coming weeks and requires no action on your part. While logged into BlackBerry Beta Zone for Business, you will be able to access all your business beta programs on behalf of your organization. Your existing BlackBerry Beta Zone account remains valid for consumer beta programs as well.

    After the update, the URLs for BlackBerry Beta Zone will be as follows:

    BlackBerry Beta Zone – Business:
    BlackBerry Beta Zone – Consumer:

    Once logged in to either site, switching between business and consumer is simple, seamless, and will not require another login.

    We are very excited for the changes coming to BlackBerry Beta Zone and we look forward to your continued participation in BlackBerry beta programs.

    Should you have any questions, please reply or contact us at

    Best regards,

    BlackBerry Beta Programs
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