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    by Published on 07-09-2012 02:56 PM
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    Research In Motion will be hosting a BlackBerry PlayBook Experience Center in New York City. The Experience Center, which opens tomorrow and runs for two weeks (July 10-23), is designed to raise awareness about the BlackBerry PlayBook by offering New Yorkers a hands-on experience. It will be located at the Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue (at the corner of 15th Street and 10th Avenue), and run daily from 11am - 7pm. Each day will be filled with exciting experiences:

    • Themed attractions
    • Special guest appearances
    • BlackBerry PlayBook tablet demos
    • App Showcase
    • Giveaways

    You can even purchase a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet at the event with a special free accessories offer!

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    by Published on 07-08-2012 11:27 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Software

    David J. Smith, Senior Vice President of Mobile Computing at Research In Motion, provides some perspective on mobile computing and how people connect with each other and the things around them. He also discusses BlackBerry PlayBook OS and its important differentiators for the enterprise consumer. This video was taken during BlackBerry World 2012, but it still applies in many ways to what is going on right now.
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    by Published on 07-07-2012 06:12 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry 10,
    3. App Development



    The BlackBerry 10 Jam Montreal event will be running in conjunction with the International Startup Festival this year. The event, all about the business of Startups, begins on July 11th, and runs until July 13th. The focus will be on sectors such as, mobility, social networking, gaming, ect. There will be many veterans and new faces, as wall as entrepreneurs and technologists from all around the world.

    As a sponsor of the International Startup Festival, RIM will be offering all BlackBerry 10 Jam Montreal attendees discounted passes to the festival. Prices are as follows:


    Both passes are valid for each day of the event.

    All International Startup Festival attendees sign up to pitch their company or ideas to VC investors. The first and second place winners from the BlackBerry 10 Jam Lightning Pitches will be given free All Access passes to the festival and a dedicated expo time in the mobility tent.

    Let us know if you will be attending this year!
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    by Published on 07-07-2012 05:50 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    While Alec Saunders isn't making up parody songs for BlackBerry 10, he loves to do some myth busting on app development for BlackBerry. One of these myths is that there aren't hardly any apps for BlackBerry. This is just not true. Via the BlackBerryDev Blog, Victoria Berry shares with us a few major stats regarding apps, including a major 3 billions apps downloaded milestone!

    Three billion app downloads averages out to over 2.5 million downloads each day. What’s even more important – and impressive – is that the number of daily downloads continues to increase. It took 786 days to reach the one billion mark, 210 days to reach two billion, and only 176 days to reach the three billion number. I should also note that this number does not include apps downloaded from third party BlackBerry app stores, or those pushed internally at companies around the world, or those downloaded directly from the web.
    Special thanks is due to the over 28,000 BlackBerry App World vendors and the BlackBerry App World storefront team. BlackBerry App World has continued to grow steadily with more than 90,000 applications now up for sale (we know other platforms use other metrics like submitted, or approved, but we prefer the more tangible “up for sale”).
    Congrats to BlackBerry for this great milestone! Let us know what your favorite BlackBerry apps are in the comments.

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    by Published on 07-06-2012 04:25 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors
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    On the tail of a column written by The Globe and Mail on Tuesday about the latest news surrounding RIM, G&M asked their readers what they thought were the most important questions to ask CEO, Thorsten Heins. G&M picked through the hundreds of questions sent in, and then compiled the top 10 list to submit to Thorsten. Iain Marlow, a writer for G&M has tweeted today that CEO Heins plans to answer each and every one of these 10 questions.

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    by Published on 07-06-2012 04:01 PM
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    While advertising is a crucial part of sustaining many sites, it can only go so far before it starts to affect that site's user-base. Today, Yahoo! and Facebook have made peace in court, all patent suits have been dropped, but only with a new agreement - to bring you more ads! Yep, as if you haven't had enough. Let's just hope that the next move isn't mandatory ads on 3rd party Facebook or Yahoo! apps, or we may be seeing the native Facebook for BlackBerry app littered with em'. Continue reading to see the press release...

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    by Published on 07-06-2012 01:22 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News
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    Given the introduction of earlier Curve phones in the region of Asia, it was only a matter of time until the BlackBerry Curve 9320 made it to Malaysia. RIM announced today that indeed, the 9320 with OS 7.1 and the dedicated BBM key, has been released in Malaysia. RIM is making great efforts to get OS 7.1 Smartphones into the Asia region for people who hunger for easier social connectivity.

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    by Published on 07-05-2012 11:36 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News


    As announced on Tuesday, Research in Motion will be holding their Annual General Meeting of Shareholder's to conduct their Board of Directors re-elections. For those unfamiliar with the process, every year, the board will present to shareholders their plan for the next fiscal year and shareholders will have the right to elect or withhold votes to elect the Board of Directors of the company. This year, the Board has recommended Timothy Dattels who is currently a Senior Partner of TPG Capital, LP. to join RIM's Board of Directors replacing the seat vacant by former co-CEO Jim Ballsille who resigned from the board in March of this year. Along with the recommendation of adding Timothy Dattels, reelection will be required for the rest of the board including CEO Thorsten Heins, Chair of the Board Barbara Stymiest, Vice-Chair and Former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, Independent Directors David Kerr, Claudia Kotchka, Roger Martin, John E. Richardson, Prem Watsa, and John Wetmore.

    In light of this week's many PR appearances that Thorsten has been using to spread light on RIM's current business situation, it is expected that many tough questions will be direct at the board and the current direction of this company. BlackBerryOS.com will be attending this event and I will be tweeting from the @BlackBerryOS account so if you havent done so already, follow us on twitter and we will keep you informed on what happens during this event.

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    by Published on 07-05-2012 08:04 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Accessories


    Today, iSkin is having a huge sale on their BlackBerry cases! In order to get in on the sale is enter coupon code, "BB60", at the coupon code box during checkout at iSkin.com and get 60% off all regular priced BlackBerry cases from iSkin. If you are in need of a case for your precious BlackBerry, hurry and get in on this sale cause it only applies to today!


    Terms and Conditions: Other existing iSkin promotions are not valid with the BlackBerry 60 Promotion and cannot be combined. These promotions include, but are not limited to, the iSkin Employee Discount Program, Facebook Friends w/ Benefits 15% Discount, iSkin Order Confirmation 10% Discount. The BlackBerry 60 Discount Code cannot be used toward, or combined with, shipping costs and fees, or other credits. No rainchecks, no layaway. iSkin Inc. has the right to terminate any, and all parts of this promotion, without prior notice to its customers. Valid while supplies last iSkin reserves the right to terminate or change all or any part of the BlackBerry 60 Promotion without prior notice. BlackBerry Promotion ends July 6, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EST.
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    by Published on 07-05-2012 07:55 PM
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    2. BlackBerry Software


    The following article is written by our Filipino team member, ToraxCefiro:

    The race is on once again to our fellow Filipino BlackBerry Developers as PinoyBBDev is going to have their 2nd PinoyBBDev Hackathon this coming August 4-5 2012. This is a two-day coding session that will turn your app ideas into reality and possibly hitting the BlackBerry AppWorld. This event aims not only to establish awareness about different technologies in creating applications for BlackBerry, but also to showcase the Filipino talent locally and across the globe.

    This year's hackathon will focus more on the technologies supported by the upcoming operating system for BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 such as:

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    by Published on 07-05-2012 06:21 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors,
    3. BlackBerry PlayBook



    We have already seen quite a few pictures of RIM's upcoming 4G/3G PlayBook. The latest wave of leaked pictures gives us a better idea of how the 4G/3G components will integrate with the PlayBooks OS. Reports are also coming in that the new 4G/3G models will have NFC support, and that users will be able to utilize BlackBerry protect. This is great news, BlackBerry protect is a feature that all users should be familiar with.

    In addition, we will most likely see a modified version of PlayBook OS 2.0 to address the needs of 4G/3G radios as well as any other new components RIM decides to release with it. The PlayBook 4G/3G models are expected to be out sometime later this year.

    Take a look at the latest pictures and let us know your thoughts. Are you planning on purchasing a 4G/3G capable PlayBook or will you wait for a 10" version that could have mobile network options?



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    by Published on 07-04-2012 12:22 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Facebook for BlackBerry v3.2.0.5 is now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for download. Check out what's new in this update below.

    What's New?

    New features of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones 3.2.0.5 include:

    • In-App view of Friends' Birthdays
    • Ability to add Friends' Birthdays to the BlackBerry Calendar

    Upcoming features in this version (to be included in the beta refresh release):

    • Access to Facebook Events
    • An update to the icons on the Navigation Grid

    Visit the BlackBerry Beta Zone for more information and to download Facebook for BlackBerry 3.2.0.5
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    by Published on 07-03-2012 07:16 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News



    Research in Motion, will be conducting their Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 10:00am EDT in Waterloo, Ontario. At this meeting, we expect Throsten to undergo heat from shareholders due to the delay of the release of BlackBerry 10 smartphone portfolio and the ongoing struggle and loss of market share in the smartphone market in the United States.

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    by Published on 07-03-2012 09:57 AM
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    Once again RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has assured the media that he has everything under control. Ever since RIMs first quarter 2013 earnings conference call last week the media has been on a feeding frenzy regarding the current state of the BlackBerry maker RIM. Everyone seems to have an ...
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    by Published on 07-02-2012 07:58 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    One of my favorite parts of App World is the New Arrivals section. This is where I found this new app this evening and decided to give it a try.

    Facade is a cool app that allows you to combine your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Sina Weibo (Don't worry, I had to look this one up too) accounts into one easy to read timeline. You can post to all your accounts at once or select each account individually instead.

    This is an Android app that's been ported over to the PlayBook, but it has worked extremely well for me so far.

    It can be a little confusing in terms of the different timelines when you first start. Once you sign into all your accounts, the feeds just don't show up until you go into the settings (swipe down from the top bezel) and adjust how frequently you want to be updated. After that, hitting the "reload" button at the button will show the combined timelines in the app.

    The cool thing is, once that's done, you can pretty much just refresh the timeline whenever you see fit or wait till it updates automatically based on your predetermined intervals.

    One more thing, Facade for the PlayBook is free. What do I like more than cool apps? Cool apps that are free and this one definitely fits in this category.

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