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    by Published on 03-21-2012 07:34 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 03-19-2012 11:33 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Living deep in the heart of Texas, there's one thing that we can never plan for: the weather. Needless to say, dressing to accommodate the weather ...is impossible. And I'm not even exaggerating. Because of this, I am always needing to stay to date with the current weather situation. For example, I've been sitting in the library and had no idea that there was a tornado nearby. How nearby? I don't know yet. Good thing I have my trusty BeWeather app! It is by far the best weather app I have ever had the pleasure of downloading on my BlackBerry and I use it dozens of time a day on average.

    My trusty BeWeather app was fortunately updated earlier today to v2.6.17 and includes a fix with issues regarding background auto-updates. If you need a reliable weather app, I highly recommend BeWeather! To add to the excitement, the paid version (normally $9.99) is FREE right now, compliments of BlackBerry. Sure you can get the original BeWeather Free, but I would hop on over to App World and download the complimentary BeWeather now!

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    by Published on 03-19-2012 11:22 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    They are known as the "world's largest newstand" and now they are available to all PlayBook owners via App World. Zinio is, according to many, the best app for magazines. They told us before that the app would available mid-March and low and behold they have delivered. This becomes another huge title for the RIM to have secured for their PlayBook OS so make sure you check it out today!


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    by Published on 03-19-2012 12:51 AM
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    Have you ever wondered where the biggest BlackBerry store is in South East Asia? Wonder no more and check out the BlackBerry story opening in Gandaria City, Jakarta, Indonesia. Enjoy a little music by Mike Rizzo in the video as well. Let us know if you get a chance to check out the new BB store!

    For more info on the store, click here: http://bit.ly/GandariaCityBB
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    by Published on 03-18-2012 05:28 PM
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    BlackBerry Malaysia has been going around the Klang Valley to give away prizes and meet up with BlackBerry fans! The video above shows a bit of what has happened on the tour so far. Be sure to let us know if you make it to one of these events!

    BlackBerry Mobil Tour Schedule :

    • Saturday 17th March - e@Curve
    • Sunday, 18th March - Sunway Pyramid, Ground Floor, Orange entrance
    • Monday 19th March - Monash University (10am - 2pm), Puchong Avenue, opposite IOI mall (5pm-9pm)
    • Tuesday, 20th March - Berjaya Times Square, entrance at Starbucks

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    by Published on 03-18-2012 12:18 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Games,
    3. BlackBerry PlayBook



    I was originally going to be writing this article an hour ago, when I first downloaded Sketch With Friends. Then I actually started playing it and let's just say that's where my last hour has been spent. Sketch With Friends is a new game similar to that other fruit's game "Draw Something."

    The objective of the game is to try to guess correctly what other people are drawing. The faster you guess, the more points you score. When it's your turn to draw the roles are reversed. The quicker someone guesses correctly what you drew, the more points you get. After 10 rounds the winner is chosen.

    I originally didn't know if it would be worth the $1.99 price tag but after the first game, I was convinced it definitely is. Sketch With Friends is a cross-platform game that pins you against Apple and Android users, as well PlayBook owners and that also brought an extra cool factor.

    Right now, BlackBerry PlayBook users are pretty much dominating this game and hopefully that is evidence to other cross-platform devs that we are worthy of the investment. Make sure you check this game out!

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    by Published on 03-17-2012 06:58 PM
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    Verizon is really pushing this year to get their 4G LTE service out to more US cities and areas in 2012. Recently they just expanded much into the southern part of the US into a range of cities and towns. Let us know if your area is on the list!

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    by Published on 03-16-2012 07:14 AM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    Our good friend Kathryn Lahrs, from Lahrs Apps, just let us know about a new app she's been working on and has gotten into App World. Garble is a pretty cool message encrypting app that allows you to share your messages with friends and family in a cool secretive way.

    This app is definitely geared towards a younger audience but that doesn't stop it from actually being super solid in functionality. The fact that it's cross-platform will also make it an enticing app for many so make sure to check it out.

    Official description:
    Do you want to have some extra fun with your text messages? Do you want to keep your messages a secret from your parents, teachers, friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, etc.? Do you want to create a unique garbled message for each of your friends?

    This, and more, is possible with Garble! Send Garbled text messages to any of your contacts. Garble is available on BlackBerry, and other phones so no contact is left out. Your messages are kept on your phone only; no data is sent to a server or saved anywhere except your phone.


    Even your friends who do not have the Garble app can use the free Garble Reader app to read your garbled messages. Customize your garbles, select which contacts can garble with you and so much more.

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    by Published on 03-16-2012 12:12 AM
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    2. BlackBerry Apps


    My personal favorite GPS app, BlackBerry Traffic, has been updated to v3.0.2.18 and is now available for download in App World. Make sure you refresh App World if the update doesn't show up for you right away.

    Change Log for BlackBerry Traffic

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    by Published on 03-15-2012 05:18 PM
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    2. BlackBerry Software

    Alan Panezic, Vice President of Enterprise Product Management at RIM, penned a blog post today addressing the upcoming roadmap to the launch of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. In the post, Alan explains how BlackBerry Mobile Fusion offers a mix of trusted enterprise security, manageability and reliability features that RIM is known for along with new support for a variety of devices.


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    by Published on 03-15-2012 04:37 PM
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    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    Lemma for PlayBook, one of the best free Twitter apps available to PlayBook owners via the BlackBerry App World at this time, was recently updated to version 1.1.8.

    A while ago, the v1.1.2 update was released, but unfortunately if you did not already have Lemma for PlayBook installed, you weren’t able to download it, at least that was the conclusion that I had unfortunately come to. But now, that has changed! Personally, I am ecstatic. The initial Lemma for PlayBook app that came already uploaded on my PlayBook was, to put it lightly, subpar. I wasn't happy with it in the slightest. While the updates didn't bring everything I was hoping for, the improvements were still significant.

    In v1.1.2:
    • New interface, including new colors, icons and less clutter
    • Scrolling improvements on the timeline
    • Smoother transition between pages
    • Compose Tweet/Reply With Message improvements
    • Added “View In App” functionality, powered by Readability v0.4.4 algorithm
    • New user tutorial to help grasp the unique style Lemma has to offer



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    by Published on 03-15-2012 04:22 PM
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    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    If you're one of those people that loves to read the news, but hates having to carry around six different newspapers, this app is the one for you. It's allows you to sync up your Google Reader subscriptions right to your PlayBook so whatever you read on your PlayBook is marked on your desktop and vice versa.

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    by Published on 03-15-2012 03:49 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News



    Research In Motion has announced today a new part of BlackBerry World this May exclusively for developers. BlackBerry Jam 10, as it's being called, will be a conference that runs at the same time as BlackBerry World and will focus on helping developers out with the future OS of BlackBerry. The conference will feature a lot of insight into BlackBerry 10; "its strengths, the vision, and how developers can make applications that stand out, as well as drive usability and loyalty."

    Developers will surely appreciate this exclusive information that will be made available to them via this conference. As regular BlackBerry users, we should also be excited about because more help for developers equals more apps/better apps for us as end users.

    From Inside BlackBerry Developer's Blog
    BlackBerry 10 Jam will take place May 1 – 3 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL and will run as a concurrent conference to our annual BlackBerry World™ conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott.


    So, why name the conference “BlackBerry 10 Jam?” BlackBerry 10 Jam will allow developers to be part of the initial conversation and learn about the new platform and the evolution of BlackBerry. There is a lot of excitement here at RIM®, from our users and partners about the BlackBerry 10 platform. This is a great opportunity to harness that excitement and show developers the power of BlackBerry 10.


    This conference is a unique opportunity for developers to connect with BlackBerry Platform experts and learn more about the benefits and business opportunities of the BlackBerry platform. Developers will gain insight on building applications for the launch of the new BlackBerry 10 later this year.


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    by Published on 03-15-2012 03:44 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    Ever heard of Dolphin Browser for PlayBook? In all honesty, I hadn't, that is until this huge scandal (I use the term lightly) surfaced. Apparently someone, not the developers, submitted Dolphin Browser to the BlackBerry App World and within a day of being accepted, the app was pulled after the developers were shocked to find the app in our App World that they had not submitted.

    After many disgruntled PlayBook users roared in protest after the brief stint in our App World which caused many users to fall in love with its Webzine and gesture-enabled mobile browser, it luckily was quickly added right back in (this time with the approval of the developers).

    Some of the other fun features that come with downloading this app include:
    • Gesture - personalize symbols you write with your finger on the screen that automatically take you to your favorite websites
    • Webzine - No ads, fast web page loading, simplified reading on mobile content (websites, blogs, news, etc.)
    • Speed Dial - With a single touch, visit your favorite sites
    • Tabbed browsing - Toggle between web pages super fast
    • SideBars - Making the best of mobile interface



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    by Published on 03-15-2012 03:32 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors,
    3. BlackBerry PlayBook



    Raise your hand if you didn't think this was coming? No one? Okay good. It's been fairly obvious to many that RIM is trying to unite all their device OSes into one single operating system that crosses whatever form factor they may be on.

    We all knew that the PlayBook Tablet OS was a stepping stone for the future release of BlackBerry 10. Naturally this would mean that the PlayBooks themselves would also be a part of that future joined OS family.

    Research In Motion VP of product management, Rob Orr, recently told TechRadar, "We've said publicly a number of times that our first BB10 handset will be available towards the end of 2012, and that's still firmly the case. At some point after the launch we'll bring BB10 to our PlayBooks, yes"

    Now this is pretty huge. I mean we started with OS 1.0 then we got OS 2.0 and we know we'll be getting OS 2.1 or maybe 3.0 (depending on what they call it) and now we'll be getting a fourth OS on our devices that will be the "revolutionary one". BlackBerry OS 6 smartphone owners understand how important it is to be able to have a device that brings with it multiple future major OS upgrades.

    We still don't know everything that's in the works for BlackBerry 10 but it definitely sounds like we got some good things coming to those of us with a PlayBook as well.


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