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    by Published on 06-26-2012 06:15 AM
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    Washington, DC - Earlier in the month the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) released their mobile device strategy. The seven page document identifies the DoD goals for capitalizing on the use of mobile devices and applications, within the DoD IT infrastructure.

    The unclassified documents try to address the growing need to a centralized mobile device and application management. "Although mobile devices are the new and popular item in today's commercial market, this strategy is not simply about embracing the newest technology; it is about keeping the DoD workforce relevant in an era when information and cyberspace play a critical role in mission success," writes DoD Chief Information Officer Teresa Takai in the forward. The DoD's mobile device strategy can be reduced to three main goals:

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    by Published on 06-25-2012 11:33 AM
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    Looks like the first BB 10 device series are beginning to see the early stages of the release procedures at RIM. A leaked internal document from RIM claims to have some information regarding two new BlackBerry 10 devices. What is being deemed the L-series and N-series may reference the previously internal code names BlackBerry London and the BlackBerry Nevada.

    Similar to the BlackBerry 10 Alpha device the BlackBerry 10 L-series is said to have an impressive 365 PPI, 768×1280 screen resolution. That offers quite a refreshing display compared to previous BlackBerry smartphones. Here are some of the leaked screen specifications of the BlackBerry 10 L-series:

    • 768×1280 screen resolution
    • 55mm wide
    • 356 PPI

    In addition to the BlackBerry 10 L-series, some information regarding the N-series has also leaked. The N-series is said to be RIM's first BlackBerry 10 device with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Its shape is eerily similar to some current BlackBerry models that we already know. Although looks may be secondary to some when comparing it to device functionality. The leaked specifications regarding the BlackBerry N-series are as follows:

    • 720×720 screen resolution
    • 52 – 53mm wide
    • 330 PPI

    You can see the obvious difference in the screen size, but still very nice quality. This is exciting news as we eagerly await the launch of BB 10. Although this information is leaked it still sounds very promising.



    via: n4bb
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    by Published on 06-24-2012 07:59 AM
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    The 3rd annual Tour de Waterloo is underway this morning. The Tour "is a mass participation, OCA sanctioned, Gran Fondo – chip timed event with proceeds supporting the Grand River Hospital Foundation - Cancer Care programs and KW Counselling Services." An absolutely great cause ...
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    by Published on 06-24-2012 06:45 AM
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    Last week, RIM offered a free introductory webinar for Cascades development for the BlackBerry 10 device. This webinar was so popular that all five sessions of the webinars were completely full with developers flushed with energy and enthusiasm in developing for the BlackBerry 10 platform. If you were unable to attend this webinar, don’t worry, RIM has assured us that the recording will be up and available soon, stay tuned to BlackBerryOS.com and we will updated you as soon as it is posted!

    As a follow up to last week’s webinar, RIM will be offering a second webcast titled “Astonishing UIs using the new BlackBerry 10 framework” this Tuesday at 11 AM EST (8:00 AM PST). Anyone interested in developing for BlackBerry 10 using Cascades will be able to attend this webcast for free. If you are unable to attend, the recording to this webcast will also be available online at a later date.

    Astonishing UIs using the new BlackBerry 10 framework continued

    Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Time: 11:00 AM EST / 8:00 AM PST
    Summary:
    This session will be focused on some of Cascades’ most powerful, useful and easy-to-use features: custom UI components, animations and lists. Beginning where the original webcast left off, Astonishing UIs using the new BlackBerry 10 framework continued will take a deeper look into the inner-workings of the Cascades elements and show how they can be customized to create a truly enjoyable development and user experience.

    Topics covered include:

    • Learn to make custom UI components
    • Creating custom animations
    • Utilizing custom and stock lists


    Presenter:
    Garett Beukeboom, Application Development Consultant, Research In Motion Limited

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    by Published on 06-24-2012 06:45 AM
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    Once again another doom and gloom story has come out saying that RIM will not survive past 2013. This time, Yahoo Finance has named RIM as one of 10 brands that will not survive the upcoming year. Regurgitating all the financial woes that we've all heard before, the author of the article ...
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    by Published on 06-23-2012 04:31 PM
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    Donny H from the InsideBB Blog has sat down with Todd Wood, SVP Design at RIM to ask him some questions about the overall process of what it takes to bring a BlackBerry device to the market. Todd talks about everything from his field of work, inspiration, and the future of BlackBerry design. He was asked 6 questions that range from the typical design process for BlackBerry, to where will we see BlackBerry in 5 years from now?

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    by Published on 06-22-2012 08:15 AM
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    If the phrase, "Who Shot JR?" brings back a flood of memories of the Southfork Ranch, Jock, Bobby, Sue Ellen and an earwig of a theme song, you're most definitely a child of the 80's. And for you and the younger generation, the cable TV channel TNT has brought back the drama ...
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    by Published on 06-22-2012 04:29 AM
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    It's never a good time to deliver bad news, but RIM has begun to lay off some of its employees. Various sources have confirmed today that RIM has indeed began to communicate to employees that they are being let go. Apparently positions are being cut in different areas, including ...
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    by Published on 06-21-2012 07:08 PM
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    Spotify has finally come out of the public beta they were running and will now be available to certain BlackBerry users via App World.

    For those of you wondering, Spotify is an app that allows you to stream tons of songs directly to your BlackBerry device with a simple click. It's actually a really nifty app and does all its functions extremely well. Many that have tried the beta out rave about it so it's definitely cool to see it finally hit App World.

    Now, why did we say only a certain amount of BlackBerry users can get it? Well, Spotify has informed us that the app currently only supports certain GSM and CDMA carriers' BlackBerry devices. Apparently, Verizon BlackBerry devices are one of the group that isn't being supported right now.

    No word on if/when other devices will be supported but we definitely hope that is the case in the near future. For now though head on over to App World and check to see if your device is supported. Leave us a comment below to let us know if your device/carrier is supported!

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    by Published on 06-21-2012 03:46 PM
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    It has been confirmed by the fine folks over at N4BB.com, that the much anticipated BlackBerry 10 phone is ahead of schedule. The phone, who's launch, has been rumored to be in October, may possibly be released earlier than October. Makes a September launch sound fantastic, doesn't it? Or dare to dream...a late August release. I'm not getting my hopes up for August but September for a device release sounds wonderful.

    The news keeps getting better as it as also been confirmed that RIM has taken a step away from the black and chrome from the phones and the black matte of the Playbook. Another interesting piece of news is that the physical keyboard version of the BlackBerry 10 phone is in the last stage of production. All very interesting and exciting news!! Makes me all excited for the end of summer. Let's hope the wait goes by quickly.

    Let's all hope that things keep moving ahead of schedule and we all get the BlackBerry 10 phone in our hands sooner than later!

    Source:N4BB
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    by Published on 06-21-2012 02:49 AM
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    Evernote for PlayBook has now been updated to v1.3. The Evernote app lets you remember and recall anything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as everything instantly synchronizes from your BlackBerry phone or tablet and to your Mac or PC. No changelog with this release, so I imagine that this version takes care of bugs fixes. Get updated and let us know of any findings/fixes that you may notice!

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    by Published on 06-21-2012 12:59 AM
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    Former Binibining Pilipinas title holders Lia, Nicolette and Jennifer have reinstated the world renowned Philippine beauty and brains when they represented the country to various international beauty pageants. Swamped with hectic beauty queen roles and modeling contracts, find out how these young, beautiful and modern women smoothly juggle their personal and professional lives and yet manage to stay connected at all times. Check out the video below!

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    by Published on 06-20-2012 07:58 PM
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    When news broke out that Scalado, the company behind RIM's BlackBerry 10 camera technology, was acquired by Nokia, many were a little worried RIM would have problems getting this functionality onto BlackBerry 10 fully.

    Today, Nokia SVP of Program and Product Management, Kevin Shields stated: "We're doing it in such a way that Scalado can...fully deliver on commitments they've made to all of their partners, that includes RIM."

    So now we can all breathe a sigh of relief due to this latest development. We will have the time machine camera, as I like to call it, on BlackBerry 10.
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    by Published on 06-20-2012 09:15 AM
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    FaceBook for BlackBerry has made its way out of the Beta Zone and into App World. FaceBook has been refined in the Beta Zone over the past month and is now ready for prime time. Version 3.1.0.17 adds two new features groups and the ability to “Like” individual comments. Make sure you ...
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    by Published on 06-20-2012 05:41 AM
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    Once again RIM has given us a sneak peek into its innovative BlackBerry 10 OS. The BlackBerry 10 platform has slowly been making more appearances due to RIM's BlackBerry 10 Jam world tour. Although RIM has been keeping the lid on most of the features that make up BB 10 we have been given enough of a taste to know that RIM is on to something very good here.

    The BlackBerry 10 Jam world tour made its way to New York; and our Senior Editor AgentBlackBerry had the chance to sit down with RIM's principal architect, Gary Klassen to get a hands-on look at some of the features that BlackBerry 10 has to offer.

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