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    by Published on 05-02-2011 04:24 PM
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    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
    Categories:
    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.


    Source:N4BB
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    by Published on 05-01-2011 04:32 PM
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    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
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    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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    by Published on 04-30-2011 08:32 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    One of the big disappointments to many users of the PlayBook at launch was the lack of a native email app. Now, it looks like at least one third-party developer has been working on a solution. The app, which is called aMail has been submitted to App World and is currently waiting for approval. The aMail app comes courtesy of AiFlex and is noted as being a "native email for multiple accounts in one easy to use app." In terms of support, the aMail app offers support for any IMAP, SMTP and POP3 account and will come with preset configurations for Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Live accounts. AiFlex has even offered up a video of the aMail app in action while everyone waits to see if RIM will give it the thumbs up. We'll keep you posted on any changes.


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    by Published on 04-30-2011 02:09 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Apps



    Updates are rolling out in BlackBerry App World for the popular music streaming app, Pandora. The update is version 1.1.8 which notes that it is strictly for bug fixes. So if you were having issues with Pandora, then download the update and hope for the best. Be sure to let us know of any findings/fixes you notice.


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    by Published on 04-29-2011 05:00 PM
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    1. BlackBerry Apps


    Have you ever been stuck in an airport, hotel room, coffee shop, or on the road with no Internet? Frustrated paying $9.95 for 30 minutes of internet service? Resorting to your Blackberry but wished you could use your laptop? Tether is here to provide a solution to all those worries!

    Tether is an application that allows your PC to take advantage of your Blackberry's data plan, allowing you to access the Internet on your laptop anywhere there is cellular coverage from your BlackBerry. Tether is easy to install, easy to use, works practically anywhere, and is cost effective.

    Price was $49.99, get it today for only $24.99! That's a savings of $25.00!!

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    by Published on 04-28-2011 06:18 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    So, when I became a blogger for BlackBerryOS, I needed a quick way to access the site. Since I use Google Chrome, I decided to make a Google Chrome Application for BlackBerryOS. When installed, this app will display a shortcut to BBOS on your New Tab page, enabling you to easily access all the wonders that is BBOS.

    Firstly, you need Google Chrome installed on your computer. To install the app, simply download the .zip file I have included as an attachment, and as a Dropbox download link, then unzip it and drag the file to Google Chrome-which should be open-and click on yes when it asks you to continue. That's it! You now have a quick and easy way to access BlackBerryOS.com!

    UPDATED: Fixed a bug where the user is not logged in when accessing the page through the app.


    BBOS.zip
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    by Published on 04-27-2011 03:57 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps


    Tungle.me, a cloud-based scheduling application that syncs your calender items will all your social networking accounts and your calendar program, has been acquired by RIM today. Hopefully, this will lead the way to additional features in the BlackBerry Operating system, which will most probably be widely embraced. Tungle already has a BlackBerry application, available here, but they should now discontinue development on it, while focusing on integrating it within RIM's OS. Tungle currently supports Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, iCal/Entourage, Lotus Notes, LotusLive, Windows Live, and Yahoo!

    Today we are pleased to announce that Tungle has joined Research In Motion (RIM). We’re excited that the Tungle team is bringing their expertise in cloud-based, cross-platform, calendar management to the BlackBerry platform.

    Tungle is a leading provider of cloud-based calendar and scheduling services that makes it easy for users to share their availability and schedule appointments regardless of their choice of desktop, mobile or cloud-based calendar. Tungle connects users on Google, Yahoo!, FaceBook, TripIt, Plancast, Outlook, iCal, LotusNotes, LotusLive, and WindowsLive. If you are not already familiar with them you can find out more about Tungle at Tungle.me | Scheduling Made Easy.

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    by Published on 04-26-2011 05:45 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    After much wait, BlackBerry Messenger v6.0 is now available in Beta Zone. You may not notice many new features in the UI, but it is confirmed that it is compatible with OS 5.0 and 6.0 devices!

    Some of the updates & tweaks include:
    • Updated BBM branding
    • More "snappy" and responsive feel
    • Visual distinction of message drafts vs. sent messages
    • Any alerts set for SMS contacts are now preserved in BBM once an SMS contact is integrated with BBM
    • Invite a Text Messaging Contact -- it's now easier to search contacts
    • Location Search -- you can now search for a location before sending, similar to the Location Search experience via SMS
    • Location Sending -- you can now detect your location with cell tower triangulation or GPS
    • Appointment Sending -- sending appointment or calendar events is now a similar experience to that of sending an appointment via SMS
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    by Published on 04-25-2011 06:44 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    RIM is working with Hulu to bring Hulu Plus to the BlackBerry PlayBook after Hulu blocked BlackBerry PlayBook users from accessing Hulu.com on Thursday, just days after the tablet launched in stores. PC Mag and The Wall Street Journal report the same email statement from RIM on a resolution:

    "We are in conversations with Hulu to bring the Hulu Plus subscription service to BlackBerry PlayBook users."
    Rather bland and predictable statement, right? Hulu traditionally blocks non-desktop access on tablets, mobile phones, and set-top boxes in order to encourage users to subscribe to its new Hulu Plus service for $7.99/month. Perhaps we'll see a quick resolution to this conflict. We'll keep you updated on any changes.



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