BlackBerryOS.com - The #1 Site For Everything BlackBerry
  • BlackBerryOS.com Blog RSS Feed

    by Published on 03-27-2012 11:49 AM
    Categories:
    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    This fun and exciting drawing game is now for free in the App World. Sketch W Friends by XLabz will take you to a new dimension of playing Charades and Pictionary. It is a real-time virtual game where your vocabulary will be tested and put it to the ultimate test.With a lot of cool drawing tools, this has brought the Pictionary and the Charade in a whole new level. It is now packed with many mind-boggling words that will definitely make your mind works. Compete with your friends, relatives and with other players all over the world anytime, anywhere.


    Play more and you will be surprised as it will somehow improve yourself at guessing and drawings. Impress the others and be on top o the Leaderboard by signing in through Facebook.One good thing about this App is that it can be played with different platforms whether Android tablets or iPads. So what are you waiting for? Invite your friends, download this fun and awesome app and start twisting your mind.


    View Comments
    by Published on 03-27-2012 11:38 AM
    Categories:
    1. Official OS



    Official OS 7.1.0.267 has reached the BlackBerry Bold 9900 & Torch 9810 on MTS. If you have a Bold 9900 or Torch 9810, get out that USB cord and give your a device a fresh OS. Don't forget to drop a comment below and let us know how it's working out for you!




    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.


    View Comments
    by Published on 03-27-2012 11:15 AM
    Categories:
    1. Official OS



    Official OS 7.1.0.342 has reached the BlackBerry Torch 9810 & Torch 9860 on Telenor Norway. If you have a Torch 9810 or Torch 9860, get out that USB cord and give your a device a fresh OS. Don't forget to drop a comment below and let us know how it's working out for you!




    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.


    View Comments
    by Published on 03-27-2012 10:56 AM
    Categories:
    1. Leaked OS




    Just in: OS 7.1.0.340 for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 has leaked online! Nice to see this leak coming to Bold 9930 users. Now get out that USB cord and give your device a fresh upgrade, and don't forget to leave us a comment to let us know how it works for you!


    Warning: Please remember that this IS NOT an official release operating system. If you wish to install this OS keep in mind that this may cause your phone to not function correctly. If you are not comfortable and/or unsure as how to upgrade to this OS and need assistance, please click the link below.


    View Comments
    by Published on 03-27-2012 06:25 AM
    Categories:
    1. Official OS




    Official OS version 7.1.0.267 has been released for the Curve 9350/9370 from Sprint. If you have a BlackBerry Curve 9350/9370 its time once again to get out that USB cord and give your device a fresh OS, and as always, please remember to let us know about any findings/fixes.


    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

    View Comments
    by Published on 03-26-2012 03:17 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors



    On Thursday RIM's CEO Thorsten Heins will be releasing RIM's fourth-quarter results to the public, and his first as RIM's new CEO. As analysts and investors hurry to write off another poor quarter there are other things that need to be considered before this one is counted as a loss. RIM's marketing and financial dismay has been a hot topic on Wall Street over past year.

    The cry for change by some may have been answered earlier this year when RIM's then Co-CEO's Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down. The replacement Chief Operating Officer Thorsten Heins, vowed to improve the current situation by increasing market value, but still embraced the philosophy of his predecessors of "not sacrificing long-term value for short-term gain".

    Whether or not that philosophy is key to RIM's success will be determined over the next few quarters, but not this one. The bottom line is that Mr. Heins's simply has not had adequate time to turn a large company like RIM around.

    Impractical Expectations

    Unrealistic expectations fuel most of the impracticable views of RIM. There are two views that shape RIM, and they are from two completely different spectrum's. The two views can be further broken down into two groups The BlackBerry Community, and Financial Investors, the latter of the two being the driving force behind RIM's public image. The fact is that investors simply look at where the dollar is today they don't care about hopes and dreams or what could happen they care about whats going on in Wall Street right now with the dollar.

    The BlackBerry community on the other hand looks beyond the financial circumstances and are more concerned about what a device can offer them. Apps, games, utilities, social connections, and functionality mold the opinions of this group. Although the cost of devices does factor in at times, it's not necessarily the underlying factor of their perception of a company.

    The problem is the expectations and opinions of investors and bankers trump those of the BlackBerry community, but isn't that the way its supposed to be. Not necessarily there was a time were the BlackBerry community was larger than it is today, and had a much bigger impact on how the public viewed RIM. The larger the community the better chance of survival devices have of succeeding.

    The Doom And Gloom Blues

    Let's just forget about the doom and gloom blues for a second and focus back on the bigger picture. Change takes time, and before people start writing RIM off they need to remember the old cliché " Rome was not built in a day" neither was RIM. The fact is, changes on this level take days, months, and sometimes even years.

    Yes, we all know that RIM delayed the BlackBerry 10 devices. Let RIM take their time releasing a superior device to the masses that will blow out the competition. Let developers take their time reviewing and analyzing the device so they can create high quality apps and get familiar with a new UI.

    We already know that RIM is giving BlackBerry 10 Jam attendees a prototype device. In addition, the BB 10 Native SDK, WebWorks SDK, Adobe Air SDK, and Android SDK will also be available. So what does this mean. It means that developers only have a few months to get familiar with BB 10. Considering we are expected to see a BB 10 device later in the year, is it really enough time for developers to get familiar with BB 10?

    A New Start

    RIM has a new start, and it began at the top, and they need time to get off the ground. That new start is BB 10, the excitement and the interest from the public is there once again. BB 10 is chance for RIM to really take advantage of the public's interest. Maybe RIM instead of releasing just one super phone release two, and leave us wanting more, perhaps even announce a series.

    Gaining momentum and rolling with it will be key for RIM to bounce back. Yes, RIM will most likely announce some missed targets, but it's still early for the new team at RIM.
    View Comments
    by Published on 03-26-2012 02:20 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News


    Today, Iris ID Systems Inc. and HID Global have announced that the IrisAccess platform iCAM7000 can be used with the NFC enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900/30 smartphones. For many, HID cards are on them every day in order to access their office buildings/work sites. With today's announcement, we get one more step closer to many being able to replace these HID cards with their BlackBerry devices. How cool is that going to be?

    We've seen NFC be used for file transfers of many types but seeing it be potentially used in real-word useful situation is something that will take this tech over the top. Check out the full press release below.
    View Comments
    by Published on 03-26-2012 01:56 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News



    Research In Motion continues its push with the Be Bold campaign by now adding a big giveaway for existing BlackBerry users. As we know, many current BlackBerry owners with OS 5 and OS 6 devices are choosing to leave BlackBerry for a taste of the iPhone or Android at the time of their upgrade.

    It seems with this latest promotion, RIM is trying to retain their current users and getting as many of them as possible on the BlackBerry 7 OS. To help out, BlackBerry is giving away 70 new BlackBerry Bold 9900; one a day until May 31st.

    To enter, simply scan the barcode or add the PIN 28ED1A72 to your BBM contacts and when you get accepted, you will be automatically entered.

    As a new Bold 9900 owner, I can honestly say now, this is the best BlackBerry ever made. It's simply amazing and if you are lucky enough to get picked you will agree once you try it out.


    View Comments
    by Published on 03-26-2012 06:24 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps



    PlayDoom for PlayBook has been updated to v1.0.9. Users will find this update satisfying as it fixes control issues that were creating erratic behavior. I've tried it out for a bit and so far things are running overall a bit smoother.

    The full changelog is:

    - A major control issue eliminated, no more erratic behaviour while looking around. In the next updates I plan to solve the remaining issues and I'm also working on a completely new control method.
    - Improvements to the help menu, it should be more useful in explaining the controls.

    View Comments
    by Published on 03-26-2012 06:00 AM
    Categories:
    1. Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings


    As you can see from the photo above, she is on the BBOS Mobile site! Well, not really, my photoshop skills have made this fantasy a celebrity photo reality (sorry to disappoint). I wish I could confirm this to be true, however, the Bold 9900 device in Kim Kardashian's hand is really hers. The original photo revealed a Google Alerts screenshot on her device set to track herself on Google Alerts. Go figure?!


    View Comments