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    by Published on 05-15-2012 09:11 PM
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    RIM's R&D department has been getting busy this year with some new creative ideas. RIM latest patent proposes a battery-charging holster. Yes, that's right a cell phone holster that will charge your Blackberry. How cool would that been. The idea behind the new holster is that it would charge your BlackBerry on the go and give you notifications through built in speakers. Sounds interesting. Would this mean an end to battery charging as we know it?
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    by Published on 05-14-2012 05:27 AM
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    The Porsche Design by BlackBerry P'9981 has been honored as the Plus X Award's Smartphone of the Year 2012. As one of Germany's most prestigious wards show, the Plus X Awards honors manufacturers for their quality advantage. The P'9981 is RIM's most expensive phone and its hefty price has most consumers just dreaming about the device.

    Porsche Design Group CEO Juergen Gessler stated that the, “Porsche Design has been a symbol for Iconic Style since 1972,” and that “Products with clean lines and no frills are at the heart of our design philosophy. Our collaboration with BlackBerry led to a smartphone that implements our credo without compromises. The Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone by BlackBerry is a modern luxury smartphone that combines timeless design with state-of-the-art technology.” This explains the "boxy" look that so many were questioning when this device first leaked.

    Managing Director for RIM Germany Axel Kettenring, says: “We are very proud to receive this seal of quality. Receiving the Plus X Award for the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone confirms we are operating at the cutting edge with our demand for design and quality.”




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    by Published on 05-13-2012 01:51 AM
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    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
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    For busy dads and hard-working grads, RIM offers a complete selection of mobile tools to help them be more productive and have fun too. This season’s ultimate portable companions feature wireless music streaming, a multi-tasking tablet and numerous apps to boost productivity.

    BlackBerry Music Gateway
    With the BlackBerry Music Gateway, music loving dads and grads can wirelessly stream tunes to their home or car stereo from a BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or a Bluetooth enabled device with a simple tap to their NFC enabled BlackBerry or pairing via Bluetooth connectivity. They can sync their personal music library, purchase albums and songs from the BlackBerry Music Store or stream music from the many BlackBerry App World music apps like BBM Music, Pandora or Slacker, for a rich multimedia experience. Once connected to the BlackBerry Music Gateway, they can control their selections from up to 30 feet away from the stereo, without missing a beat. The BlackBerry Music Gateway begins shipping in June and will be available on www.shopblackberry.com for US$49.99.

    BlackBerry PlayBook

    The slim, sleek and ultra-portable BlackBerry PlayBook tablet fits in a jacket pocket and is powerful enough for the next adventure - whether keeping up with post-grad coursework, a new job or busy travel schedule. Equipped with enhanced communication tools built in, including calendar, contacts and messages, dads and grads will always be at the head of the class. The PlayBook's high-performance multi-tasking capabilities make it easy to watch a movie, play a game, browse the web and stay on top of email all at the same time.

    The PlayBook’s ever-expanding app library offers many apps perfect for busy dads and grads like Evernote, which synchronizes notes, ideas and more from a BlackBerry to the Web or computer desktop; and Blaq for the ultimate Twitter experience. Your favorite dad or grad can also enjoy out of this world fun on the PlayBook with Angry Birds Space and the adventurous Machinerium.

    BlackBerry Apps
    The latest BlackBerry 7 smartphones help dads and grads get more done in less time. Apps like BlackBerry Traffic ensure they’re not late for a job interview or family dinner by providing an estimated time of arrival, alternate routes and stress-free navigation. And when they're too busy to call, the newly updated BBM quickly shares voice notes, messages, pictures and status updates, with the added benefit of knowing when the message was read. Not sure which app they need most? The mobile gifting platform allows BlackBerry users to gift apps to each other through BBM.

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    by Published on 05-10-2012 05:46 AM
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    With all of the excitement behind RIM's new BlackBerry 10 OS platform, many are wondering what will become of BBM. The messaging client has become a central figure among BlackBerry users and has been a huge selling point for RIM. The lack of a native BBM client on the PlayBook have turned some consumers away, and has left others thinking about its relationship to the BB 10 platform.

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    by Published on 05-08-2012 11:13 PM
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    The official Inside BlackBerry Blog has posted an awesome article about the newest member of the BlackBerry family, the Curve 9320. This announcement, if we could even technically call it that, comes after much speculation of this device's existence in the first place for the last few months.

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    by Published on 05-07-2012 03:55 AM
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    Have you been wondering where you can buy a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device? Or, why the device isn't a finished product? You'd be surprised, some people don't know the answer. Because of questions like these I have made a video explaining the purpose of the Dev Alpha device and for what, and to whom, the device was meant for. In the video I give an example of how the BBOS PlayBook app will need to be updated to suit the various differences between the PlayBook OS and BlackBerry 10 OS, and why it's crucial that RIM released the Alpha devices to developers. I hope this video helps to clear up any confusion out there. For a list of the top BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha FAQs, check out our recent article in the blog. If you have any questions or comments about the video, let me know!
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    by Published on 05-07-2012 03:30 AM
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    With many questions flying around as to what exactly is the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device, RIM has decided to post a nice frequently asked questions page via the DevAlpha DevZone page. We have also provided a video giving a example of what the Dev Alpha device was specifically meant for to clear up any confusion going around about it being some sort of finished product. If you have a Dev Alpha device, or you are just curious as to what it's all about, then head to the forums to see all the top FAQs being posted.

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    by Published on 05-06-2012 06:30 PM
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    We knew little by little the Dev Alpha device would give us some hidden secrets about the future of BlackBerry, including the BlackBerry 10 OS. What we didn't know was that this device would also give us some info as to the future hardware for BlackBerry devices as well.

    Well today, J. Duke from OSBB, has dug up some great info from the Dev Alpha device's viewable file system. Here are some future BlackBerry device code names that he found.

    • # R044 – Nevada 0x8400270A,1
    • # R051 – Winchester2 LTE 0x0c001a06,1
    • # R052 – Winchester2 HSPA+ 0x0d001a06,1
    • # R053 – Winchester2 LTE HSPA+ 0x0e001a06,1
    • # R061 – Colt 0×04002307,1
    • # R072 – London 0×04002607,1
    • # R073 – Blackforest 0×04002706,1
    • # R084 – Nashville 0x8500270A,1
    • # R085 – Naples 0x8600270A,1

    Some of these names are a little familiar to us (Colt, London; etc) but others are not. It's possible that the Winchester2 code name could represent the 3G/4G PlayBook variants. Logically this would make sense.

    The last two, Nashville and Naples, are definitely intriguing to say the least as well. Could these be the mythical slider and full QWERTY BB10 devices? I get a feeling they very well could be.

    What kind of devices are you hoping to see when BlackBerry 10 finally comes out?
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    by Published on 05-04-2012 06:25 AM
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    After one of the largest gatherings of BlackBerry fans and professionals, at BlackBerry World 2012, RIM's shares see a new 8yr low. One would have to be living under a rock to not to hear the news about RIM's new BB 10 OS, and its new Alpha device, but it seems as though
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    by Published on 05-02-2012 08:21 AM
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    Annoyed with the shutter sound of the camera on your BlackBerry device? I have good news for you, S4BB Limited just released their brand new app which will provide a spontaneous picture taking experience without the shutter sound. They have launched their new app called Silent Foto that gets rid of the shutter sound when taking pictures anywhere you go.


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    by Published on 05-02-2012 05:21 AM
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    So basically I love taking pictures. And I am very excited to experience the new and improved camera on the BlackBerry 10. This is not just the usual camera we use on a mobile phone where there is face detection and all but it has the capability ...
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    by Published on 05-01-2012 01:26 PM
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    The excitement just keeps on coming! Following today's BlackBerry World keynote session, we were invited to an exclusive hands-on session with the BlackBerry10 Alpha Device!

    As many of you may already know, this device is basically a mini-PlayBook. The overall UI is a stripped down version of the PlayBook OS (Alpha Device is running 10.0.4.197). Most of the BB10 features demonstrated in today's keynote are lacking in the developer device, as this device is mainly meant for developer to test their BB10 apps.

    OS: BlackBerry 10 Developer Preview V 10.0.4.197
    Display: 4.2-inch 1280x768 HD LCD (356dpi) touch screen
    Storage: 16GB Internal
    Network: Quad Band HSPA+, No LTE support enabled. microSIM
    Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC
    Cameras: Front Facing with no flash. Rear Camera with Flash
    Ports: 3.5MM Headphone Jack, microHDMI, microUSB
    Battery: Non-Removable

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    by Published on 05-01-2012 09:22 AM
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    Things are starting to get busy now that BB World is under way. We now have some info regarding BB 10 and have some pictures to share with you. BB 10 is looking amazing. Take a look at these new features and layouts...

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    by Published on 05-01-2012 06:14 AM
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    It has been a strange couple of days for RIM, as they have been stuck in the middle of controversy once again. This time being blamed for a flash mob outside an Apple store in Sydney Australia. It was rather interesting how this one played out. Initially it was Samsung who was said to be behind the strange "Wake Up" campaign. However, Samsung publicly denied it stating that " Samsung Electronics Australia has nothing to do with the 'Wake-Up Campaign".

    So who could it be? BBOS member DownForce pointed out in a forum post that RIM was now being blamed for the "Wake Up" protest, and pointed to and article that showed why. Some digging around by an associate at Macworld Australia showed that the websites sources code pointed to RIM's AU website. Sounds, like RIM got caught with their pants down on this one.

    Furthermore, RIM has since issued a statement saying they were indeed behind the Australian "Wake Up" campaign. Richelle Gillett, the Account Director from Spectrum Communications for BlackBerry has issued the following statement:

    “We can confirm that the Australian ‘Wake Up’ campaign, which involves a series of experiential activities taking place across Sydney and Melbourne, was created by RIM Australia. A reveal will take place on May 7th that will aim to provoke conversation on what ‘being in business’ means to Australians.

    Strange, embarrassing, awkward may all be appropriate words to describe RIM's latest advertising campaign, but it does lead us to another question. What is this "Wake Up" campaign for? There is a web site associated with this campaign that simply has a count down timer to May 7 in which RIM is apparently going to make a big announcement. RIM has mentioned that the announcement will aim to provoke conversation on what "being in business" means to Australians, one has to wonder why would they make something business like so exciting.
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    by Published on 04-29-2012 02:32 PM
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    We knew this was coming! Just a couple days ago we got our first look at the BB 10 Alpha dev device in which had us all questioning the physique and details of the body. Today, the device gets undressed a bit more as CB posts more leaked photos, yet again. This time showing some hardware features, and from different angles.

    Something else I ought to point out in the middle of all of this leaked photo pandemonium, is that the mockup I made of a BB 10 device looks strikingly along the same lines *snickers*. But I was going off of what we were told by RIM, that the device would look similar to the PlayBook. Amazing what fakes we saw along the way. Just riveting! But remember, this is just a Alpha device, and we are told by RIM that this device is not going to be the finished product BB 10 device to release this fall.

    It looks as though from the images that there is a HDMI, USB, and possibly a SIM or SD slot on one side. On the other the volume controls which most likely will model after the PlayBook's volume up/down and play/pause button in between. There is no buttons on the homescreen (yes!), which means that gestures are most likely going to be part of how the OS operates.

    I'm betting we see a few more leaked photos of the the actual OS in action before the BlackBerry 10 Alpha devices are given out at the BB 10 Jam conference on Wednesday. Stay tuned...

    Check out the other BB 10 Alpha pics in the forums, and let us know what you think about the leaked shots of the BlackBerry 10 Alpha Dev device in the comments!


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