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    by Published on 05-04-2011 10:26 AM
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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


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    Just days after the Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook app announcement, Inside BlackBerry's Douglas Soltys decided to catch up with his fellow blogger and BlackBerry App World Project Manager, Alex Kinsella to show us the ins and outs of the new app. If you’ve got your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in hand, you can download the Facebook app from BlackBerry App World right now! Let us know what you think, and feel free to post a comment with your thoughts about the Facebook app for PlayBook!


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    by Published on 05-04-2011 12:08 AM
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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    The video above is with Ryan Bidan, senior product manager for the PlayBook, who gave Engadget a hands-on demo of BlackBerry Messenger on the PlayBook. It's not a native app - which means you'll need the PlayBook to be paired with a BlackBerry smartphone via BlackBerry Bridge. The BBM update for PlayBook was announced yesterday and is being pushed out to users - along with a Bridge update on the handset side. We imagine a stand alone version of BBM for PlayBook will be available in the future, but for now, this should hold off all of us BBMers out there.


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    by Published on 05-03-2011 11:10 PM
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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Today at BlackBerry World 2011, Engadget got a hold of a demo of Android apps running natively on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Android's menu and home buttons are emulated using the standard PlayBook gestures, and the back button is replaced with an on-screen softkey. When the Android Player becomes available for the PlayBook, users will be able to download Android apps from BB App World. Also in the news of Android apps, the mobile device hit, Angry Birds, was announced to become available for the PlayBook as a native game - no strings attached!
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    by Published on 05-03-2011 04:55 PM
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    1. BlackBerry Apps



    With the release of OS 6.0.0.546 for the Torch 9800 being released by Vodafone today, the files have been extracted and now give BB users the ability to download the Twitter update v1.1.0.24 via OTA! No changelog comes with the extraction, but make sure to leave us a comment on any findings or fixes you notice.


    Note: This update is for OS 6 ONLY!


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    by Published on 05-03-2011 03:30 PM
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    1. BlackBerry Apps


    One of the main reasons I stay with my BlackBerry is for the flagship messaging app, BlackBerry Messenger. Over the last few months, many developers have created multi-platform applications similar to BBM, but that work with Android, Windows Phone 7, iOS & BlackBerry. We've seen applications like Kik be banned from App World by RIM & I was scared that the newest hype, LiveProfile, was going to suffer the same fate when their downloads were abruptly stopped last week.

    Well, my fears were taken away yesterday when I found out that LiveProfile was actually updating it's application on all platforms to deal with the surge of new users. Their official announcement is below:

    Over the past few days LiveProfile has been experiencing record breaking growth. In just one single day 400,000+ new users joined LiveProfile. This kind of growth is not very common and hard to scale. For this reason, we would like to apologize for the recent outages and stability issues you may have encountered.

    We have identified and fixed a major bottleneck which was causing problems with message delivery speed, loading friend lists, and generally unstable service. This is not a good first impression by any means and we have worked hard through the weekend to ensure this issue was resolved and will not occur again. We encourage you to come back and try LiveProfile once more and promise you won’t be disappointed! If you need to re-download you can do so by visiting LiveProfile - Stay Connected from your mobile browser.

    We would also like to clear up the crazy rumors circulating that LiveProfile is a virus. This is far from the truth and we are a reputable New York City-based company trying to change the world through real-time mobile communication. Read more about this topic from our blog:LiveProfile

    The LiveProfile team is now working on some new and exciting features that people have requested and we expect to release them shortly. Keep an eye on our website or Twitter for the latest info.
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    by Published on 05-03-2011 08:32 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps




    The BlackBerry Partners Fund has just announced the launch of the BlackBerry Dev Challenge for 2011 and has started accepting submissions for the first Competition! This year, there are three Competitions to take place. Their purpose is to recognize, reward and celebrate innovation within the BlackBerry developer community. Each Competition will recognize winners in their respective regions, which will give developers the opportunity to stand out from one another with local content and language support. For more details on the Dev Challenge and how to enter, head to the BBOS Forum.
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 06:05 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Attention BlackBerry PlayBook tablet owners and Facebook users! It was announced today the Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet app will be showcased at the BlackBerry World 2011 conference and would become available for download from BlackBerry App World this week. Surprisingly, looks like the Facebook for PlayBook app is already available to download in BB App World!


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    by Published on 05-02-2011 04:24 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    2. BlackBerry Software


    In all the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 hype this morning, many didn't see that BBM was updated to v5.0.3!

    A few tweaks & updates are brought forth in this update, including:

    • Support for BlackBerry Bridge
    • Support for Hindi and Vietnamese
    • Simplified sending of pictures and voice notes
    • More user-friendly wording and organization in menus
    • Support for a simpler, one line view of contact list
    • Support for both deleting an unsent chat message (Shift-Del) and escaping out of a chat while retaining an unsent chat message (Escape button)
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 02:53 PM
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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Another official announcement from RIM... this time it's a Video Chat application for the PlayBook! In all honesty, I think this should have been on the PlayBook from day one-given it's high video recording resolution.

    Key features of the PlayBook Video Chat application include:

    • One-Click Video and Voice over Wi-Fi Calls - with just one click users can make a call from their Video Chat contact list, log of recent calls or simply by entering the BBID email address of the person they want to call.
    • Incoming Call Notifications - users will receive a notification pop-up when a new video call comes in, allowing them to accept the call as either a video or voice call, or decline the call. For those quiet moments - such as when while watching a movie or playing a game -users will also have the ability to simply set the "Do Not Disturb" option and the BlackBerry PlayBook will automatically ignore all incoming calls.
    • Powerful In-Call Functions - by using the picture-in-picture function users can easily preview their own video image prior to placing the call in order to see what will be displayed on the other end. They can also easily switch cameras from front to rear so their friends can see what they are seeing, and for private moments users can mute/unmute audio or make or take calls using voice only.
    • Friends List - BlackBerry PlayBook Video Chat comes complete with a Friends List for maintaining your favorite contacts. A picture can easily be added to a contact to personalize the entry and a Call Log makes it simple to keep track of received and missed calls.

    The down side (well sort of) - you'll have to wait till tomorrow to download. I know it's hard to wait for it, but it will most certainly be worth it!

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    by Published on 05-02-2011 02:43 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Finally!! BBM on the PlayBook! Too bad I don't have one (yet), but I just had to share this with you. You need to have the BlackBerry Bridge app v1.0.0.83 and BBM from the Beta Zone, and you'll be up and running! If no update is displayed, you can download Bridge v1.0.0.83 here, and the newest PlayBook version of BBM is available in the Beta Zone (apply here).


    Source:CrackBerry
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 02:35 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    This is for all you Facebook users... RIM has just officially announced the Facebook app for the BlackBerry Playbook! It is expected to be shown at BlackBerry World this week, and to be released sometime this month on BlackBerry App World. You'll be happy to hear that it will be a very user rich app, with features such as:

    • View and add Friends
    • Enjoy seamless photo and video viewing
    • Connect with friends using Facebook Chat
    • View and interact with the News Feed

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    by Published on 05-02-2011 02:04 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps



    Voice and text communication from BlackBerry handheld with other Skype users and cost-effective calling to landlines and mobiles all over the world. No huge data traffic for calls! Now with free VoIP calls in WiFi zones and over 3G/EDGE networks!

    IM+ Talk works worldwide in any 3G/GSM/CDMA network and is not dependent on WiFi zones.

    Enjoy high quality of voice communication - clear sound, no extra delays even for long-distance calls!

    Skype Credit tariffs to landlines and mobiles are different and in most cases calling to mobile is much more expensive than calling to landlines. You can enter several landline numbers (they can be the phone numbers of a friend you came to visit, or even a phone number of a local restaurant) in the Call Back field in IM+ Talk and the call will be forwarded to the number you indicate.
    Price was $29.99, on sale limited time for only $15.00!
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    by Published on 05-01-2011 11:04 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps



    An application that hasn't been updated for a long time - Social Feeds - is getting an update soon. Social Feeds 2.0 will have numerous new features, such as:
    • New Options menu-New categories for options
    • Manage View-Choose between Social, RSS, or Favorites
    • Notification settings-Choose between Social, RSS, or Favorites
    • News Options-Auto Update, Alerts, and Cache size

    This update is not yet available, but it seems as though it is nearing release.


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    by Published on 05-01-2011 04:32 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps



    Don't you wish BlackBerry had an email notifier popup like the one you are used to in MS Outlook or Gtalk Notifier (Growl on the Mac). Stop wishing and get SmrtAlerts. With it, you can get critical information from your emails fast.

    With SmrtAlert, you can see who is emailing (with brief email body) while drafting another email, playing your favorite game or other tasks on your BlackBerry.

    • Preview email/sms from ANY application on your BlackBerry (even Homescreen).
    • Fully Configurable - only see popup from the people matters to you.
    • Application filter - Prevents popup in specified apps (like phone app)
    • SPAM Blocker - Create Whitelist and Blacklist to filter emails and email popup. With Blacklist, you have the option to auto delete junk.
    • Visually Stunning design
    • No setup fuss. No pain. It Just Works!
    • Complete integration with the existing email program.
    • NEW - With Suspend Popup (for 3 mins) feature to prevent bulk popups after airplane mode
    • FREE LIFE TIME UPGRADE

    Price was $9.99 - limited time for only $5.00!
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    by Published on 04-30-2011 12:15 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    You may remember during MWC 2011 RIM announced that BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 would be getting some new features. One of these features was the ability for 3rd party developers to integrate BBM into games, media, ect. The first to offer the integration is Telemap, thanks to the developer tools being launched last month. Telemap is a GPS service provider that powers apps from Orange, Telefonica, SFR, and other wireless carriers. The new function simply allows users to request and confirm location sharing through BBM, after which you can see where your contact is in Telmap and get turn-by-turn navigation directions to them. In addition to getting social on BlackBerry, Telmap has also recently added Facebook and Twitter functions to their Android GPS app. It's going to be interesting to see how far BBM integration will go for developers. And as always, we'll keep you updated on the latest.


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