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    by Published on 03-26-2012 01:56 PM
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    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.


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    by Published on 03-23-2012 02:10 PM
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    I've always been a strong supporter of providing tools/hardware for development prior to actually launching a product. With all the upcoming hype for BlackBerry 10, one would assume that RIM wants to make this a success.

    During BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando (May 1st-3rd, 2012), RIM will release the first beta of the BlackBerry 10 Developer Tools! These toolsets will include:

    • BlackBerry® 10 Native SDK
    • BlackBerry® 10 WebWorks™ SDK
    • BlackBerry® 10 SDK for Adobe® Air®
    • BlackBerry® 10 SDK for Android™ apps


    Toolsets are great, but what about how BlackBerry 10 will interact with hardware? Well, RIM has also announced that BlackBerry 10 Jam attendees will also be receiving a BlackBerry 10 prototype device!


    Not only will developer attendees get access to the BlackBerry 10 Developer Tools, but they’ll also be receiving a limited edition developer prototype device – the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha™. This is not a BlackBerry 10 smartphone – it is a prototype running a modified version of the PlayBook OS which will help developers design their apps for the BlackBerry 10 smartphone form factor. Just to be 100% clear – it’s not the final hardware or OS for BlackBerry 10 – it’s a device to help developers get started with designing for what’s coming. BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha is only for developers – not end users – and is only available to developer attendees at BlackBerry 10 Jam.
    Note: The BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha will not be running a final version of BlackBerry 10, but rather a modified version of the PlayBook OS.




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    by Published on 03-22-2012 05:31 PM
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    Yes, you read that right. Research in Motion is wrapped up in yet another lawsuit. This time over emoticons, yes, emoticons. Varia Holdings LLC filed a suit claiming RIM is infringing US Patent 7167731 - "Emoticon Input Method and Apparatus". With this suit, Varia Holdings LLC is demanding that sales of all BlackBerry devices ceases immediately and that the company be awarded damages.
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    by Published on 03-22-2012 04:50 PM
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    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry PlayBook



    The PlayBook was officially the first BlackBerry device to ever be jailbroken when a tool called Dingleberry came around. Because of it, many people have wondered what RIM's stance on it is. In a post to the Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog, Adrian Stone, Director of the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (BBSIRT) at Research In Motion, explains the cons of jailbreaking your PlayBook. The biggie being that it actually void your warranty with the manufacturer.
    To be clear, RIM recommends against installing any jailbreaking tool. Customers who use a jailbreaking tool on BlackBerry products void the manufacturer warranty and also increase the long-term risk of negatively impacting the stability and user experience of their BlackBerry products. Use of a jailbreaking tool could also amplify the impact and severity of a future security issue, making your personal data more vulnerable to theft and more difficult to protect. If new jailbreaks for BlackBerry products are reported, rest assured that we will evaluate them and take appropriate action to help protect customers.”
    Stone also goes onto explain what measures RIM takes when a new hack is published. Interesting to note though that since the 2.0 update we haven't heard anything about Dingleberry, the PlayBook's jailbreaking tool.

    Since BlackBerry 10 will be heavily influenced on what we have in front of us as PlayBooks, it's no surprise the RIM would want to address this as quickly as possible. BlackBerry 10 devices will probably be jailbreakable too if they can't figure out a way to prevent it before they are released. Only time will tell.


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    by Published on 03-21-2012 06:34 AM
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    There have been rumors circulating that there would be another BlackBerry Curve model coming out, but it they never really made it mainstream. Interestingly this new model the Curve 9320, has stayed relatively quiet on the internet. The Curve series have been one of RIM's most popular devices series.

    One of the interesting things about this entry-level BlackBerry is that it is shown having a dedicated BBM button. As far as what's under the hood, there wont be any surprises here as it is said to have some pretty basic hardware. The QVGA non touchscreen and 512 MB of RAM, along with a 3.2MP camera make up the guts of this model.

    Despite its low specifications the 9320 does bring us a couple nice features like the dedicated BBM button and a strategically placed microSD slot that allows for hot swapping. It would be nice to see a dedicated BBM button on future devices from RIM

    Launch date and pricing are unknown at this time, but it is said that we could see this device released within the next few weeks. If you are looking for a starter BlackBerry device it would be worth checking this one out, as for the power users this ones not for you.



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    by Published on 03-20-2012 09:43 AM
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    2. Leaked OS


    Leaked OS 7.1.0.342 rolled out today for the BlackBerry Torch 9860! If you have a Torch 9860 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.

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    by Published on 03-20-2012 09:32 AM
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    Just in: OS 7.1.0.342 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 has leaked online! Nice to see these leaks coming steady to Bold 9900 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.


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    by Published on 03-19-2012 12:05 PM
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    2. Official OS,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    Official OS 7.1.0.258 has been released for the Curve 9360 from Mobilicity. If you have a Curve 9360 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 you may find.

    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 03-19-2012 12:02 AM
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    Spring is peaking around the corner, time for a Happy Easter Sweepstakes! To celebrate the upcoming Easter holidays S4BB has organized a sweepstakes with some fantastic prizes! The winner will geta BlackBerry PlayBook, Torch 9800 & a Mobiroo Inc. App Gift Card of $50. Besides this grand prize there are 4 App Gift Cards to win worth $50 each.

    All you need to do is like the S4BB Facebook page. If you are already a fan on Facebook, just join in the sweepstakes here. Increase your chances to win by sharing with your friends and liking the Mobiroo Inc. Facebook page, as S4BB will give you 5 extra entries for every friend who joins the sweepstakes as well!

    Click here and join now, it's so easy:

    1. Like the S4BB Facebook page
    2. Fill in your name (to receive the prize in case you win)
    3. Download for FREE Contact LED Indicator for BlackBerry.
    4. Click the Submit button

    Good luck to all who enter, and be sure to let us know if you come away with a prize!
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    by Published on 03-14-2012 01:55 PM
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    Its been a busy day for Beta Zone members. RIM has now released BBM version 6.2.0.15. RIM is always tweaking its popular messaging program, and just when you thought they could not possible add anything more they always surprise us. Be sure to head on over to the Beta Zone to get this update.

    Here are the new features and enhancements for BlackBerry Messenger 6.2:

    Animated display pictures - More animated display pictures are now built into BBM. Change your picture to suit your mood.

    Change your name or message inline - You can quickly change your name or status message without leaving your contact list by clicking the text at the top of the screen. To exit inline editing, just scroll down.
    You can still access your profile screen by clicking your display picture.

    Streamlined voice notes - When your convenience key set to open BBM, if you highlight a contact in BBM and press the convenience key, you can start recording a voice note. Once you're done, pressing the
    convenience key again will send the voice note. Group chats. You can return to the default
    color at any time.

    BlackBerry Tag enhancements - Adding contacts has never been easier. If your BlackBerry smartphone supports NFC technology, you can turn on the Allow Automatic Invitations by Tapping option. Then, as
    long as you or someone else has BBM open, you can add each other as contacts by
    aligning the backs of your smartphones.

    This feature requires that you both have the latest version of BBM installed on
    smartphones that support NFC technology.

    Resend a message - If a message didn't send (for example, if your smartphone was outside of a wireless
    coverage area), you can highlight the message and select Resend from the menu.

    Search - When typing the name of a contact or group, the search ignores special characters and
    emoticons to make it easier to find what you're looking for.


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    by Published on 03-12-2012 06:07 PM
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    Yesterday, I had the chance to join @BBSuperAbuser on his QuickBerry Podcast as a special guest for a small interview. I must say his podcast is excellent and I had a blast being on it. We discussed, to no one's surprise, everything BlackBerry; past, present and future so make sure you check it out! Don't forget, he's also giving away a brand new unlocked BlackBerry Bold 9900 to one lucky listener as part of the QuickBerry Podcast 500 Giveaway. So by simply going to link below and listening to the podcast you are that much closer to being able to win a new Bold. Get to it people!
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    by Published on 03-12-2012 06:24 AM
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    A few weeks back we introduced the "Blame RIM Phenomenon." The idea behind this "phenomenon" is that due to either lack of communication, explanation, or plain and simple user ignorance, RIM ends up getting blamed for certain problems that are not entirely their fault. In Part I, we discussed apps and how it's up to the developers of these apps to bring them to different OSes and platforms. This article will focus on how carriers decisions can negatively affect how RIM is perceived at times as well.

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    by Published on 03-03-2012 03:01 PM
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    One of our fellow BlackBerry users was wandering through Best Buy today when they came across this spectacular deal. Best Buy is offering the BlackBerry 9810 (in white and silver) for FREE. Whether you upgrade or start a new line, completely free. There's a catch: this offer is only good today. So if you've always wanted a beautiful BlackBerry 9810 and are available for an upgrade or even want to start a new line, head over to Best Buy before they close and get your hands on a brand new BlackBerry of your very own!
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    by Published on 03-03-2012 02:32 PM
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    Are you eligible for a new AT&T BlackBerry or even an upgrade? Head on over to your nearest Walmart and sign up today! Lists of prices for every BlackBerry device available whether you upgrade or start a new two year contract have been spotted on the Walmart website. As of this moment, it has only been determined that these prices are lowered for online purchase, but if you happen to be near a Walmart, head on over to get in on these great deals! If it turns out the prices aren't the same in store, go find the nearest laptop or computer and order online now! Also, come back to your favorite BlackBerry website (BBOS) and share whether your local Walmart is selling BlackBerrys at this price.
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    by Published on 03-01-2012 06:59 AM
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    The disturbing trend of federal agencies dumping the BlackBerry is continuing to grow and a rapid pace. This year alone there have been a total of 11,300 BlackBerry devices that are to be phased out by federal agencies. The latest of these agencies the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is planning on phasing out its 3,800 BlackBerry devices for iPhones in less than a year. Rick Holgate ATF's chief information officer stated that they “We’re going to delete the BlackBerry from the mix,”.

    The agencies reasoning behind the change was the lack of the BlackBerry devices functionality. “Video streaming, GPS capability, capabilities, the camera … a variety of things,” contributed to the decision Holgate said. “Yes, these things exist on BlackBerrys, but in terms of ease of use and adaptability of the devices, the iPhones are the more functional and compelling use case.”

    The reasons for these massive changes range from cutting expenses, to lack of functionality on the BlackBerry device. The question that comes up is are these really legit reasons to make the switch. The answer is a solid no. Most organizations are always looking for ways to save money. The problems is that they are sacrificing security and superior communication over saving a quick buck. Government agencies need to be looking at the big picture instead of the smaller scope of this years budget.

    What about functionality? It's no secret that the BlackBerry device has lacked in this department over the past few years. However, I have to wonder if any of these decision makers have taken an in depth look at the functionality of the BlackBerry OS 7 devices, or the newly refreshed PlayBook OS 2.0. Recognizing that the BlackBerry device still has the functionality, but it's a little harder to implement and adopt is not a valid reason to make such a big decision.
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