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    by Published on 06-15-2012 03:33 PM
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    RIM has just released a video that goes into how BlackBerry can help Governments, whether big or small, with optimizing by making them more efficient as a functioning body. Everything from Construction crews for fixing and logging jobs, to Law Enforcement in looking up criminal databases via their BlackBerry Smartphone or Tablet. The goal is to use fewer resources, and at the same time increase productivity, so that the taxpayer (you and I) don't have to give our left "you know what" as our next payment to the Government. Perhaps a vote is in for RIM to be our next President?
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    by Published on 06-14-2012 09:36 PM
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    Another reason to say "Oh, Canada!!" because you guys in the Great White North just got the elite of BlackBerry 7.1 smartphones. The Porsche designed P'9981 has been introduced to Canada, although in the limited distribution site of the Porsche Design Store in Yorkville Toronto. ...
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    by Published on 06-14-2012 11:15 AM
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    China which makes most of the world's smart phones and toys FINALLY gets a real smart phone and not a toy. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 has been released in China, on China Telecom's CDMA network. With over a billion people China and booming economy, the need for a quality smart phone ...
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    by Published on 06-14-2012 04:50 AM
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    In my eyes, the BlackBerry Music Gateway is one of those must have accessories for anyone who is a music lover. Having been able to spend a couple days now with the accessory, I'm ready to give my thoughts. The devices that I used to pair and stream audio with the Music Gateway are a Bold 9900 (NFC capable) and a Torch 9850. I also recorded a video of me demonstrating how to use the Music Gateway with and without the NFC feature (see below).
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    by Published on 06-12-2012 06:58 PM
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    This Friday and Saturday, the 15th through the 16th, T-Mobile is offering a free BlackBerry Bold 9900 to those who subscribe under a 2 year contract. This promotion is to push 4G devices in which includes the Bold 9900. Let us know if you take advantage of this special offer from T-Mobile in the comments!


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    by Published on 06-09-2012 02:49 PM
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    Hey Mon!! For those of you in the Caribbean, RIM is releasing two new Curves by the end of June!! The 9320 and the 9220 models both with the dedicated BBM button. Not only that, but you'll also get $25 worth of free app downloads from BlackBerry App World, good until October 1, 2012. ...
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    by Published on 06-08-2012 03:53 AM
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    2. BlackBerry Accessories,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    Hello BlackBerryOS members, guests, and all BlackBerry fanatics alike! As BlackBerryOS continues to grow into the top BlackBerry fansite, we want to be able to give back to those members who give the most to our community. By way of that, we have decided to reward those members who contribute the most with various BlackBerry prizes. One of which includes a BlackBerry smartphone of your choice! This is just another way for us to say thank you for being such a great contributor to BBOS!

    But how does it work, you ask?

    As you may already know, we have a hierarchy of user titles you can obtain for each milestone of posts you acquire (your user title is located directly beneath your site username on the top left of a post in the forums). These user titles range anywhere from "BlackBerryOS Newbie" to "BlackBerryOS All Knowing Guru." As your post count continues to build, your user title will change depending on how many posts you have. And as you work your way higher up the ladder of ranks, you will be rewarded with awesome prizes along the way!

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    by Published on 06-07-2012 05:10 AM
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    RIM keeps plugging along with their release of the P'9981 in Southeast Asia. Last week the Porsche designed beauty was released in Singapore. Well, today, RIM has sent the OS 7 and 7.1 capable phone to Indonesia and set it free. Yes, that sleek P'9981 is now available in ...
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    by Published on 06-04-2012 07:40 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. Official OS



    Official OS 5.0.0.1096 has been released for the BlackBerry Curve 8520 from Redington. If you have a Curve 8520 get out that USB cord and give your device a fresh new OS, and as always, be sure to let us know about your findings and fixings in the comments below!


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

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    by Published on 06-04-2012 06:23 AM
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    RIM recently released the BlackBerry Music Gateway, and although its stayed under the radar this little device has a lot to offer. The 60mm x 37.5mm devices will allow you to " Experience music your way". Through Bluetooth and NFC technology, the BlackBerry Music Gateway will seamlessly stream your music from your BlackBerry smartphone or computer. Yes, it even works with other alternate phone brands.

    The device will set you back about $50 bucks, but has the NFC feature exclusive to BlackBerry devices. Which means you can tap to connect to the device through NFC. Some additional features include, wireless playback, device remote control through paired phone, easy connections, and compatible with most online services. If you're looking to purchase BlackBerry Music gateway you can find it at the BlackBerry Store Front.



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    by Published on 06-02-2012 09:42 AM
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    Canada, you'll be getting the Curve 9320 on June 4th!! The new BlackBerry with the dedicated BBM button will be made available on the Virgin Mobile network. This could be the phone for you to tide you over until the BlackBerry 10 phone hits so, if you are looking for a new BlackBerry, ...
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    by Published on 06-01-2012 12:15 PM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    No, that's not an app that you see above. Although it may not look like what you were expecting, that's actually a screenshot of Twitter's mobile site on BlackBerry. Pretty cool right?

    Twitter has had this HTML5 site up for a little bit but I found it interesting that not a lot of people know how well it actually works. Now, personally, I wouldn't replace the Twitter for BlackBerry app with the mobile site permanently as it still lacks certain functions of an app (notifications, shortcuts; etc), but if you're not a hardcore Twitter user and just feel like logging in once in a while, it's possible the mobile site may be your best bet.

    The Twitter mobile site has a lot of the same functionality as the Twitter for BlackBerry app. The interface is extremely fluid and responsive and, depending on your data connection, it's pretty fast as well. Unfortunately it does lack certain features. For example, you can't see who's retweeted/followed you in the Connect tab, which I found really interesting since this is possible on the desktop site.

    The Twitter mobile site on the PlayBook is in essence the same with the layout being slightly different to accommodate a larger screen. The same fluidity and smoothness applies and for someone that doesn't necessarily want to buy a Twitter client app on the PlayBook, the mobile site can be incredibly useful.

    I'm very happy that Twitter has made this mobile site available as it brings another alternative for mobile users of any platform to use their services. HTML5 is here and it's here to stay for quite some time. We're lucky that our devices are great and our future BB10 devices are going to be amazing at rendering HTML5 content. That's a huge plus for BlackBerry and something we ought to be proud of. Not everyone can say the same.
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    by Published on 05-31-2012 07:31 AM
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    Official OS 7.1.0.391 has reached the BlackBerry Bold 9981 via Porsche Design NA If you have a P'9981, 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.

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    by Published on 05-29-2012 07:05 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry PlayBook

    It seems like it's an everyday occurrence that the BlackBerry maker RIM, is under fire from the media. The excitement over BlackBerry World has been trumped by recent talks of layoffs and the departure of more top RIM executives. The media are often quick to exaggerate news regarding RIM, and sometimes just plain inaccurate in their reports regarding the company. Every now and then its appropriate to set the facts straight.

    The Real Deal

    It would be a bit naive to think that RIM has not had its fair share of issues, and over the past year has given BlackBerry users and investors a wild ride. The truth is, RIM is not doing very well now. Sometimes the facts are hard to swallow for BlackBerry fans, but the fact of the matter is that there are some serious issues that RIM is going through now.

    RIM's stock has declined over 75% over the past year, and are down more than 90% of it's all time high in 2008. Yes, this is something that we have been hearing non stop over that past year, but until it improves we wont stop hearing about it. Before the holidays RIM's stock traded for $11 that is a far cry from $147 its all-time high in 2008.

    A massive surplus of mobile devices isn't helping the company either. We already heard from RIM about their $485 million dollar PlayBook inventory hit in December, and their $267 million BlackBerry inventory expense in January. That is quite a few BlackBerry devices not being sold. Since then the value of RIM's current BlackBerry and Tablet device inventory have grown more than 18% and has an inventory value of more than $1 billion, according to data complied by Bloomberg. In short this is not good. No company wants to be in the positions of having a surplus of their product.

    RIM's Hope

    A large part or RIM's future will be determined by the success of its upcoming BB 10 device. Most consumers are just waiting to get their hands on RIM's new BB 10 devices, but they will have to wait until later this year. Late last year RIM decided to delay the release of their BB 10 super phones. Critics have expressed concerns as to whether or not RIM's current OS 7 devices will hold up consumer interest until then.

    The bottom line is that BB 10 is extremely important to RIM's success. It's not just a hit or a miss, it has to be a grand-slam. It has to deliver and it has to "wow". RIM's recent BB 10 Alpha device has already shown some signs of some exciting things to come. BB 10's rich UI and unprecedented functionality is already getting may excited and is helping to spark new interest in RIM's smartphones. One thing we do know for certain from RIM is that BB 10 will be like nothing we have ever seen before.


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    by Published on 05-27-2012 04:32 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Although the BBOS Mobile Site Launcher has been available via OTA for some time now, as of today you can now download the Mobile Launcher app via BlackBerry App World! We've decided that since we have already released the BBOS PlayBook App in App World, that it would be fitting to go ahead and make the Mobile Site Launcher available in App World as well. The BBOS Mobile Launcher app is FREE to download, and available for BlackBerry smartphones running OS 4.2 and higher. Which means pretty much any device going back to the 83xx series. So get your BBOS on, and download now!

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