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    by Published on 04-23-2012 06:37 PM
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    BlackBerry 10 Jam is coming up soon, and if your a developer RIM wants you to be there. Alec Saunders RIM's VP Developer Relations, also wants you to be there. Attendees at BB10 Jam will receive a free BlackBerry 10 limited edition prototype device.

    In addition to the device there will be over 80 breakout sessions that developers can turn their attention to. If your a developer or thinking about developing for BlackBerry the decision to go is a no-brainer. Here is why RIM thinks you need to Jam with them:

    • Be the first to develop for the BlackBerry 10 platform.
    • Get a snapshot of the new things you can do with the BlackBerry 10 development platform. Learn about the unique capabilities of BlackBerry 10 to set your application apart.
    • Collaborate with your community. Learn, share and network with your peers. Make valuable connections that will make you even more successful with BlackBerry.
    • One-on-one expert guidance. Jam with BlackBerry platform experts and build a better app.

    For more information about BlackBerry 10 Jam you can head on over to www.blackberryjamconference.com.



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    by Published on 04-21-2012 08:52 AM
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    In an attempt to revive its self, RIM has hired the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. According to Reuters news, RIM has hired the firm to work out a restructuring plan to help get the company out of its declining rut. RIM's stock has fallen over 75 percent over the past year and investors and consumers are having some serious concerns regarding the company's future. So what's on the road map for this new restructuring plan?

    OS Licensing

    RIM licensing their new BB 10 OS has been a hot topic of conversation ever since rumors started to circulate regarding a possible to sale to mobile giant Samsung. Even though this rumor was quickly squashed, the possibility using a BlackBerry OS on a Samsung device may not be out of the picture, and why not? Yes, to a die hard BlackBerry user the idea of seeing a BlackBerry OS on another device may be strange or even wrong but once again in the scope of things it makes sense.

    Let's face it RIM has not been known for its innovative refreshing of mobile devices. Many times users are left with the same old remix of an old device. Perfectly seen with RIM's latest release of the new Curve 9220, it may appeal to the BlackBerry fanboy but it does not appeal to the masses.

    Having a solid OS just makes sense. Why not have the worlds most secure OS running on your hardware? It is no secret that other mobile platforms are lacking in the stability and security department. Mobile handset makers should be looking at this as an opportunity to boost the value of their devices. RIM should be looking at this as an opportunity to capitalize on the licensing fees and partnerships that it would acquire.

    Infrastructure Allocation

    RIM has one of the worlds most secure infrastructure. Why not branch it out a little? We already know that CEO Thorsten Heins is looking to cater more to Enterprise customers, and rightly so. After all that is where their profit is. RIM is slowly loosing ground with its consumer base, and more companies are abandoning the BlackBerry because of it.

    RIM has a solid infrastructure. Why not lease it out allow other organizations to use it? Cater to big government and allow them to use it for more than just mobile devices. RIM needs to continue to focus on maintaining and enhancing their current infrastructure. It only makes sense to continue doing what you do well. By opening up their infrastructure and hosting services RIM could be the central hub for security.

    The Consumer

    While licensing and infrastructure allocation are great, RIM needs not to forget about its consumer base. It is more than feasible that RIM can do both. Although RIM has been proactive it its marketing efforts targeted towards consumers it has fallen short because of the devices behind it. In the United States where RIM is struggling the mos,t users are not interested in a remix of an old device they want something new and refreshing.

    This is where BB 10 comes into play. It needs to be a success, it has to be something different, it has to have the "wow" factor or its going to be quickly written off. Not only does it have to appeal to end users but it has to appeal to developers as well. There are plenty of developers that are excited to get their hands on a BB 10 device, but will they want to develop for it? Quickly getting developers familiar with the BB 10 and the tools they needs is paramount to the success of BB 10. After all the minute a user get a new device they want to see what apps it has. The more apps and features, the more likely a person is to stay with that device.

    The history or RIM's troubles are in the books. Personally I am optimistic about RIM's future, and I think the right move for them is to cater to their enterprise customers without forgetting its loyal consumers. The only problem is finding the perfect balance between the two.


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    by Published on 04-20-2012 06:28 PM
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    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
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    In August 2011, I sold my BlackBerry smartphone to my Mother for $80 and moved over to Android. I purchased a HTC Desire S for around $400-500. Donít get me wrong, it was hard moving to Android from BlackBerry. Iíd be losing BlackBerry Messenger, Push email and of course, my beloved keyboard. Now, in April 2012, Iím still using my HTC, and though Iíve enjoyed my time installing ROMs, overclocking and doing various other warranty destroying activities, I think itís time to move on, and get back to my old BlackBerry ways.

    On April 19th 2011, I purchased a BlackBerry PlayBook. I watched it develop, from OS 1.0 through to OS 2.0. I witnessed the increase in apps, which is a subject with much controversy. I believe the increase in quality and quantity was dramatic, and that the range of apps now available is great. This said, I still think thereís room for improvement within app world, by certain developers (Cough, Netflix and Skype).
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    by Published on 04-20-2012 11:24 AM
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    It looks like someone completely spilled the container of leaked OSes today! Leaked OS version 7.1.0.402 has made its way out to the wild for quite a few BlackBerry devices. If you have a BlackBerry Curve 9370,Torch 9810,9860,9850, or Bold 9900,9930, get out that USB cord and give your a device a fresh OS. There is something for everyone today. 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 04-19-2012 09:59 AM
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    In an effort to help promote the Curve 9380, RIM is looking to cleanse the internet of its "blah-ness" by asking for your Awesomeness. The way this contest works is each week RIM will unlock a new task of Awesomeness to " awesomify" the inter-webs. Some previous
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    by Published on 04-19-2012 01:56 AM
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    With the launch of the new Curve 9220, RIM has started to release commercials promoting the device. The first of these commercials has popped up today via the BlackBerry Youtube channel. With OS 7.1, Social Apps, FM radio support & dedicated BBM key, stop missing out on all that matter the most. Check out the all new BlackBerry Curve 9220 on BlackBerry's India website and also in the BlackBerryOS forums. Let us know what you think about the new video in the comments!
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    by Published on 04-18-2012 04:06 PM
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    To all our BlackBerry fans in India, the moment that you have been waiting for has finally arrived. The new BlackBerry Curve 9220 is now available! The rumor has come to an end as the addition to the OS 7 smartphones has been launched today. Surely, our BB fans in India are very much excited to get this amazing, unique and affordable smartphone. Check out the below press release for more information and be sure to let us know if you will be picking up one of these smartphones!

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    by Published on 04-17-2012 05:50 PM
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    In preparation for the upcoming Mother's Day this year, RIM has compiled a list of great gift ideas for your own Mom. Everything from the tablet, apps, to accessories, RIM covers it all in this great list of ideas. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you have any Mother's Day gift ideas of your own!
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    by Published on 04-17-2012 07:30 AM
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    And another one bites the dust. The visual voice-mail company YouMail has decided to part ways with BlackBerry. YouMail was recently updated to version 2.7.8 with many improvements to including the ability to ditch callers, new faster UI, and even completely removed ads from within the app. However despite, all of these improvements and bug fixes CEO Alex Quilici stated the release was "bittersweet", and that they were suspending doing and further work on the BlackBerry app.

    The reasoning behind this decision was that lack of BlackBerry users using the app. YouMail is listed among the top ten app in the productivity section of BlackBerry App World. Still, Quilici mentioned that his company has seen a steady decline with BlackBerry users over the past year. According to Quilici those users have moved to other mobile platforms like the iPhone and Android.

    YouMail has been a popular app among BlackBerry users. However, its exodus from BlackBerry leaves some concerns regarding the user base for BlackBerry apps. RIM has been actively interacting with developers over the past year to expand the native applications for its line of BlackBerry devices, and to provide to them the necessary tools to create high quality apps. Still, will there be enough interest in BB10?

    In the long-run the user base dictates whether or not a company will invest in making apps for a device. RIM may see an increase in independent developers, but what about larger development firms that have multiple apps? Will they see enough financial interest to move or keep developing for BlackBerry devices?

    The good news is that events like BB JAM, will help RIM with developer relations and interest. RIM's upcoming BlackBerry World 2012 is coming up soon and it will be interesting to hear what some of the keynote speakers have to say about the current state of BlackBerry. This is going to be a pivotal year for RIM and its user base, and one can only hope that they will remain faithful to BlackBerry.

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    by Published on 04-16-2012 09:08 AM
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    2. BlackBerry Rumors


    This morning I woke up to an awesome little tip that got my day started off right. Apparently in the wee hours of the morning, BlackBerry has released a ton of free apps for the, still unreleased, Curve 9220.

    Now we've seen a lot of specs talk when referring to the 9220 and while it's not the sexiest BlackBerry to date, we feel it'll still be a huge asset to maintaining RIM's dominance in the world's developing countries market. These 8 free apps aren't a huge deal but it's definitely nice to see RIM step up and give these new Curve owners a few cool apps to get started for free.

    Thanks for the tip Ashley!

    [UPDATE] In terms of release date, we keep hearing April 18th as a possible announcement/release date in India. Obviously, only time will tell how accurate these rumors turn out to be but it's safe to say some of you guys will be able to enjoy the 9220 very, very soon!

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    by Published on 04-13-2012 08:31 AM
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    BlackBerry Messenger has gotten more competition this morning as Samsung has officially released their ChatOn Messaging app on BlackBerry. BlackBerry becomes the third supported operating system supported by ChatOn (Android and iOS being the first two) and is currently only available for download OTA (not in App World).

    The app itself is pretty cool. It's definitely not a BBM killer but it is very stable and does the job as intended. How it will function in terms of battery life, memory management; etc is still yet to be seen but it is very apparent that Samsung does see BlackBerry users as relevant when it comes to messaging. If you do try ChatOn let us know how you like it!


    (Article written by AgentBlackBerry)
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    by Published on 04-13-2012 08:00 AM
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    It may not be long before BlackBerry users see a reduce or even a removal of carrier fees to use their BlackBerry device. Documents obtained by the New York Times suggest that RIM under pressure, may have to greatly reduce or even remove the infrastructure access fees that it charges carries. This may a leap of excitement for most BlackBerry users, but to RIM it is no leap of joy. Infrastructure access fees account for a large portion of income for RIM and reducing that net income will only add to its current financial concerns.

    These documents that support this claim are actually part of an annual filling to the United States Security and Exchange Commission. In section titled "Risks Related to the Companyís Business and its Industry", RIM states that because of its competitors ability to cover their infrastructure costs in alternate manners " the company is facing greater pressure to reduce its infrastructure access fees."

    In addition to the competition, another contributing factor to reducing the infrastructure access fees may be RIM's next generation superphone. RIM stated that concerns with new products (BB 10) not utilizing the network infrastructure in the same way its traditional devices do could also affect infrastructure access fees. The full statement by RIM says that " the infrastructure access fees charged by the Company may also fall under pressure if the new products it launches do not utilize the network infrastructure in the same way or to the same extent as the Companyís existing products."

    This could mean that the BlackBerry 10 devices may not require an additional fee to access the BlackBerry network. However, what would this mean for BBM? RIM's new BB 10 devices are set to be released in the latter half of this year, and will be based on the QNX based OS that the current PlayBook runs. Even now RIM is struggling with adding BBM to its QNX platform, and it could prove to be an issue with BB 10 devices.

    The infrastructure access fees are great for the consumer, but now it seems as though RIM has another issue to worry about; getting BB 10 to seamlessly integrate with its network infrastructure and be able to run BBM. We saw this issue come up with the initial release of the PlayBook and to date the only way to affectively integrate the PlayBook with any network is through costly software and some hefty upgrades. In addition BBM is still not available on the PlayBook.


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    by Published on 04-12-2012 04:37 AM
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    So, before the flaming starts, there is no denying that the new concept design BlackBerry, dubbed BlackBerry 10 TK2 Victory, resembles the form factor of the newer Palm device series. Let's just clear the air on that. When I first laid eyes on the mock-up images, all I could think of was holding a stylus pen in hand while using the device (not necessarily a bad thing).

    I do like the idea of the bigger screen to satisfy the full-screen users, while jamming in some physical keys to satisfy the physical keyboard junkies. But is it really a winning design? I say probably not. Why? Because it looks like a man with a undersized body and a overgrown head trying to do a back-flip! Not going to be easy (nothing against big heads, I have one myself). And there are some negative side affects to having such a large screen with a regular sized keypad. It renders the one-handed usage primarily to the bottom of the touchscreen only. No more single hand high stretches to reach that touch sensitive content up top, as you'll have to let go of the keyboard and double hand it without that trackpad. So, unless you have the fingers of a 7 foot tall basketball player, I'd opt for a smaller design.


    [BB10 TK2 concept device next to Palm Pixi Plus]

    However, easier said than done, right? I'm not saying I could come up with something better (see my mediocre unfinished mockup), but I do feel that overall form fumbles function in this BB 10 TK2 concept. Which is why it is a concept, right? I do like the inset sleep/power button though. And kudos to the graphic artist, Guy Bridges, who went through the pains of putting this concept together for us BlackBerry 10 thirsty addicts till the next juicy piece of material comes around for us to sink our opinions into. Stay tuned for my next rant...

    Agree or disagree? Let me know what you think about the BlackBerry 10 TK2 concept device in the comments!
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    by Published on 04-11-2012 04:27 PM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
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    Looks like the BlackBerry Curve 9380, has made an early decision to go into retirement. It was not long ago that we were talking about this device making its way into consumers hands, but unfortunately Bell Canada has decided to remove the device from its inventory. From the picture it looks as though they had it at end of life status back in March. It seems like the 9380 did not go over very well with consumers.
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    by Published on 04-11-2012 04:14 PM
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    Once again the BlackBerry proves that its security is matched by no other device on the market today. A recent survey taken by antivirus and security giant Trend Micro shows BlackBerry OS 7.0 coming out on top over iOS5, Windows Phone 7.5, and Android 2.3.

    The survey scored each platform on factors like, built-in security, application security, authentication, device firewall, device wipe, and virtualisation. BlackBerry had the highest score at 2.89. Apples iOS came out in second place at 1.7, Windows Mobile at 1.16, and Android at 1.37

    This is great news, but should come to no surprise to BlackBerry users as RIM has always taken pride in developing secure devices. A good organization always has security in mind, but unfortunately the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) mentality mandated by CEO's have opened the doors for even more security threats. Thankfully organizations who put their trust in BlackBerry wont have to be as concerned about security issues as the BlackBerry can take care of itself.

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