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    by Published on 05-23-2012 06:17 PM
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    The Research In Motion shuffle continues. According to the WSJ, Patrick Spence, RIM's Head of Global Sales, has resigned the company after 14 years of work. Spence had been with RIM search 1998 and, in many people's opinions, was one of the strongest VPs RIM has had.

    The move, although surprising, can't be too shocking especially after the appointment of a new COO and CMO two weeks ago, it's evident RIM is changing a lot.

    In an official statement, a RIM spokesperson confirmed the news:

    "I can confirm that Patrick Spence, Head of Global Sales for Research In Motion, has resigned following 14 years of service. Patrick will be taking on a leadership position in a different industry. The sales function will report directly into Kristian Tear, our newly appointed COO when he starts this summer. In the interim, the sales function will report to [CEO] Thorsten Heins."
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    by Published on 05-23-2012 05:56 PM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News



    Latin American BlackBerry users will now have two more OS 7+ devices to choose from now that Research In Motion has officially announced the release of the BlackBerry Curve 9220 and Curve 9320 in that region.

    As we know, targeting emerging markets are one of RIM's top priorities. Making sure that BlackBerry's presence remains in these markets will also be helped by the launch of these two extra economical devices.

    Packed with OS 7.1 out of the box, the BlackBerry Curve will surely make a lot of people happy for a relatively low price.

    As soon as carriers start announcing dates and price details we will be sure to pass them on to you guys!

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    by Published on 05-23-2012 02:02 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    The Facebook for
    BlackBerry
    beta has been updated in the Beta Zone this afternoon. Check out the change log below and
    head to the Beta Zone to update!

    The following issues have been fixed and implemented in Facebok for
    BlackBerry smartphones
    version 3.1.0.11:

    • Delete Prior Messages in Inbox leads to uncaught exception
    • Unable to views comments
    • With Wi-Fi only connection on BIS SN devices user should be able to view photos
    • Likes count incorrect in Likes list if launched from stagnant comment screen
    • Can not cancel selection via the 'back' button
    • User photos mixed in FB message view
    • Group name appears in the group wall
    • Group Support : refresh of group wall is missing refresh animation
    • Bad error message when posting on a Group without permission
    • Groups are not translated in Hindi
    • Finnish -Some missed translations on the Groups pages
    • Accessibility: Status updates are not being read
    • WiLAN event is not being processed correctly when radio is low or changed
    • Removal of phone number request feature
    • Update help URLs for Facebook 3.1
    • Parser Error when I create comment with many returns between lines
    • Remove welcome notification and message
    • No ID for all the buttons in Facebook
    • GCM icons are cutoff on low res devices
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    by Published on 05-23-2012 01:04 PM
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    RIM has been doing many things lately in regards to marketing. Their latest efforts they are intended to woo the business user to upgrade to an OS 7 device. RIM has even created a new website at Upgrade Me Now | BlackBerry 7 which is designed to help enterprise users convince their IT
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    by Published on 05-23-2012 04:15 AM
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    2. BlackBerry Games


    If you are a fan of Magmic's Poker & BlackJack card games for BlackBerry, you may already be aware that they currently have a Chip Sale for BlackJack King. The Chips are available for purchase within the app. I'll be honest, I faithfully play BlackJack King every day almost sacrilegiously & this sale is quite exciting for my in-game bankroll!

    • 250,000 chips – $6.99
    • 1,000,000 chips – $14.99
    • 4,000,000 chips – $39.99
    • 10,000,000 chips – $79.99
    • 50,000,000 chips – $99.99
    • 200,000,000 chips – $299.99

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    by Published on 05-23-2012 03:16 AM
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    Research In Motion has officially added the ability to register for their BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour stops in North America & Europe. The European leg of the tour starts in less than a week, so you'll want to register ASAP. A limited number of BlackBerry® 10 Dev Alpha devices will be available to qualified developers at each city in the World Tour.

    North America
    June 5 – Austin, TX, USA
    June ...
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    by Published on 05-22-2012 06:54 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    Earlier this year Alec Saunders caused quite the stir when he mentioned that RIM was considering removing the ability to side-load. He quickly cleared things up with a blog post regarding the issue, explaining that RIM would be taking some steps to help minimize piracy. Earlier this week RIM's Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog posted some key points regarding the PlayBook OS 2.0.1 and its built-in protection for developers. The constant battle of piracy has plagued just about every developer and have left company's like RIM as their wits-end just trying to figure out how to combat it.

    For any company to say that its main goal is to eliminate piracy, is just plain silly. Unfortunately piracy is here to stay. However, they can do things to minimize piracy. RIM like other companies have developed ways that make it harder for users to pirate developers apps.

    With the PlayBook's OS 2.0.1 RIM has developed some application protection in hopes that it will slow down the steady stream of piracy. RIM has added a couple new features like the linking of BlackBerry ID's to backup files. This prevents the sharing of backup files between users. RIM has also added the encryption of backup files. RIM is taking the right steps to insure that developers get treated fairly. Make sure you head on over to the Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog for more information.


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    by Published on 05-22-2012 06:35 PM
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    1. Official OS,
    2. BlackBerry News



    Official OS 7.1.0.428 from Smartone HK has reached the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 today. If you are lucky enough to have a Porsche Design P’9981 in your hands, get out that USB cord and give your a device a fresh OS. Be sure to let us know how it works 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 05-22-2012 11:13 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    App World vendors have received an email today from RIM which outlines a few changes and additions in how App World categories will be laid out. Check them out below!

    They key category changes and additions include:

    • News: The News category has been expanded to include magazines. This category is now called News and Magazines and includes Blogs as a subcategory.
    • Beta: The Beta category is discontinued. The apps located the Beta category have been moved to relevant categories.
    • Reference and eBooks & Education: The Books and Reference category has been divided in to separate categories so that these are now individual categories respectively. The Reference category includes Education. This new category is Education & Reference.
    • Shopping: The Shopping category has been renamed Lifestyle.
    • Maps & Navigation: The Maps & Navigation category now includes Travel and has been renamed Navigation and Travel.
    • Music Creation (*NEW*): There is a new subcategory Music Creation available under the Music and Audio category.
    • Children’s Categories (*NEW*): There are two new children’s focused categories:
      • New Children’s Games category within the Games Channel
      • New Children’s Books subcategory within the Books category
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    by Published on 05-22-2012 10:57 AM
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    Gaming on the PlayBook has just got a little nasty with Gameloft's newest title. 9mm has a Max Payne like, slow motion bullet-time feel with a dip of Grand Theft Auto crudeness. Although it's "M" rating lets us know that this game isn't intended for little "johnny",
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    by Published on 05-21-2012 06:53 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News

    Team BlackBerry was out in force for RIM's second annual BlackBerry Thailand Biggest Fan Party 2012. Take a look at the video and see all the fun that was going on! Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know if you were at the Thai BB Party this year.
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    by Published on 05-21-2012 05:59 PM
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    Good news for RIM and more bad news for Kodak today as Kodak's lawsuit against Research In Motion for Patent Infringement was found invalid by the ITC.

    PRESS RELEASE

    Waterloo, ON and Irving, TX - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today learned ...
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    by Published on 05-21-2012 11:43 AM
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    We've already seen BlackBerry get out a new commercial over in the U.K. Well, it seems this was only the beginning as three new commercials have been posted to BlackBerry UK's official YouTube channel.

    These three commercials focus on three separate ...
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    by Published on 05-21-2012 06:51 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry PlayBook



    Ingram Micro Inc., the worlds largest technology distributor, has reached a deal with RIM to distribute the BlackBerry PlayBook to re-seller partners in the UK.

    It has been a bit of a rocky road between consumers and RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook, but BlackBerry has still maintained a very strong presence in the business market. RIM's BlackBerry devices are still the choice among many organizations in which security and mobile communications are paramount.

    The BlackBerry PlayBook has been a step up in many organizations ability to be more productive via cloud services. RIM's UK managing director Stephen Bates said that “Our agreement with Ingram Micro will allow us to broaden and enhance our distribution of the BlackBerry PlayBook. We are leveraging our strengths in communications, social integration and productivity with their strengths in unified communications, software solutions and overall channel reach,” This is no little deal Ingram Micro, has local sales offices in 26 countries, has over 105 distribution centers worldwide, represents over 1,300 vendors, and is the only global broad-based IT distributor in Asia. This kind exposure and distribution is exactly what RIM needs for the PlayBook.

    Ingram Micro also has a dedicated team that is focused on unified communications, and cloud business development managers. This makes it an ideal fit for the PlayBook as it fits in well with Microsoft Office 365. “Ingram Micro is once again providing a solid, expansive offering to meet the needs of resellers, Our continued growth in the telecommunications segment and the ongoing convergence of software and mobile technologies, enhanced with the inclusion of Microsoft Office capabilities on BlackBerry smartphones and the addition of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to our product portfolio, is driving BlackBerry as a strong platform for mobile users of Microsoft Office 365.” said Matt Sanderson, managing director at Ingram Micro.

    RIM is looking to push the PlayBook even more into its enterprise market and this new move will do just that. The PlayBook is expected to become even more desirable later on this year as it will be compatible with RIM's much anticipated, BB 10 platform.


    via: pcr
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    by Published on 05-21-2012 01:59 AM
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    2. BlackBerry Apps
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    It seems that app developers can have a change of mind/heart. Kayak announced back in February that they would no longer active support, launch any new features, updates or fixes to problems that may arise on the KAYAK BlackBerry app as their system changes.

    Today, almost four months after that announcement, ...
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