Thanks to Vietnamese site, Tinhte.vn, we get to see a nice 7:41 minute video demo of the upcoming Curve 9360 device! The device is running the BlackBerry 6 operating system, so I imagine that it's an early prototype - which means the hardware could be outdated as well. They also do a quick compare to the Curve 8900 device. Check out the video above for all the angles, and be sure to leave us some feedback in the comments!
Looking to get your hands on the wallpapers that will come with upcoming BlackBerry OS 7? BBOS has got our hands on the default OS 7 wallpapers and re-sized them in different resolutions ready for you to download. Just one thing... be sure to post a screenshot in the BBOS Forum of how the wallpapers look on your device! Click the link below to head to the Forum and download the wallpaper pack.
Do you have a craving to try the BlackBerry Bold 9900, but didn't have the chance to travel recently to BlackBerry World? Well, JmanF86 (a follower of N4BB) seems to have assisted in the leaking of a 9900 simulator.
The simulator is rockin' OS v188.8.131.52, so I'm gonna go out on a limb and say this is probably weeks (if not months) old.
Recently very nice Torch 2 photos were leaked by TechnoBuffalo, and today we get to see a video demo of the same Torch 2 running OS 7. Looks to be running really fast. Toward the end we get to see a bit of the loading screen, which looks like the boot time will be close to the current Torch boot time. Are you exited about the Torch 2?
The guys over at N4BB have released a juicy rumor. They claim to have received information from "multiple sources" that the BlackBerry 9850/9860 will go by the name 'Volt'. Keep in mind that this rumor is unconfirmed and it's not rare to see rumors like this before the release of a BlackBerry device. The upcoming device is set to hit the market this late summer/early fall and will model after the Storm, minus the surepress and with a lot more power. For more details on this device, see the full specsheet.
Were you under the impression from early reviews that the PlayBook's power button was basically going to be useless? After reading over many of the first reviews on the PlayBook, I was sold that I was not going to be using the power button, and that it was the worst piece of hardware on the device. Until... I got my hand on the tablet myself. I then realized that the PlayBook's power button is by far the best I have seen on a tablet. It does take bit more pressure to push than the iPad's power button, but that's what one would want in a power button to protect against accidental pushes. All the criticisms that it was "too hard to push", "had to dig my nail at it", "didn't stick out far enough", were simply over exaggerations in my opinion. As I demonstrate in the video above, you won't have to worry about using the power button. In fact, I never even noticed it was a problem since I laid hands on the tablet. How about you? Agree?, disagree? Let us know.
Are you a veteran BlackBerry users that went Droid or iPhone only to have regret the change? I may have a cure for you... In addition to the recent T-Mobile 2011 roadmap leak which reveals that they will be carrying three of the upcoming BlackBerry devices - T-Mobile has also launched a new Trade-In program which allows you to trade your device for money that can be used toward the purchase of a new handset. See the solution? Get rid of that old junkie Droid or iPhone and get yourself a fresh new BlackBerry and rekindle your BlackBerry loyalty!
T-Mobile will give you up to $300 credit for your device, regardless of brand name or which carrier it is on. The minimum criteria is that the phone needs to be fully functional, have an intact and working display and be free of liquid damage or corrosion.
You can take advantage of this offer by visiting any T-Mobile retail store. A T-Mobile representative will determine the trade-in value for your device and a check for the quoted amount will be given to you via a mail-in rebate process.
To check the estimated value of your old phone in advance, just visit My Trade Ins | T-Mobile.
A flurry of devices were revealed today as part of T-Mobile's 2011 roadmap, and three of the upcoming BlackBerry devices are on the list! Keep in mind though, all dates are subject to change, so nothing is concrete as of yet. Here are the dates and BlackBerry devices on the roadmap:
Telus Mobility comes on strong with a new BlackBerry commercial featuring the song 'Thunderstruck' by hard rock band, AC/DC. Telus is promoting their data plan that allows users to share a data plan from their BlackBerry smartphone device to their PlayBook. Not much more to say about this one except for CRANK IT UP!!
New photos leaked show the upcoming device, BlackBerry 9860 Touch Monza, with a new style of bottom buttons that aren't present in previously leaked photos. It looks like a few of these prototypes are flying around as RIM is still in the testing phase with the 9850/9860 devices. Also shown in another photo, the device is running OS 7.
Looking for another way to dress your BlackBerry device? Get the one and only BBOS wallpaper and make your Berry happy! The BBOS wallpaper is available for all devices including the new PlayBook resolution. Head to the Forum and download now!
Coming to Vodafone?... Yes! "Coming soon" to Vodafone?... Perhaps not. We reported earlier that techsite, BGR, acquired information from sources today which say that the Bold 9900/9930 will not be launching until mid-August at the earliest. Three months from now is hardly "Coming Soon." If the information received is correct, then be prepared to have a little patience to get your hands on the device.
It could be that Vodafone just wants to get a hand in first with the touchscreen Bold device from RIM with a early announcement. Either way, you can still be the first to know when it becomes available by registering for updates at the Vodafone website.
The guys over at BGR claim to have been told by 'multiple sources' that RIM is planning on releasing the next PlayBook design around this year's holiday season. Rumor has it the next PlayBook design will be a 10 inch model, adding to the already 7 inch model.
Also, via unconfirmed information - the just announced BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 will not be launching until mid-August at the earliest. The previous timeframe for the launch was during June/July. The launch has been delayed for reasons unknown. Additionally, the rest of RIM’s 2011 lineup won’t be announced until BlackBerry’s DevCon conference on October 18th. Apparently the hierarchy at RIM have been vocally unhappy about the “disproportionate” reallocation of resources to the PlayBook away from the OS 7 lineup.
Recently announced at BlackBerry World 2011 was the latest addition to the BlackBerry Bold family - the Bold 9900/9930 smartphone - which is powered by the new BlackBerry 7 OS. In the video above, Product Managers Michael and Jason take a deeper look at the hardware and software capabilities of these powerful new devices.