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    by Published on 04-21-2012 04:55 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Da, da da, daaaah!... Introducing the BlackBerryOS.com app for BlackBerry PlayBook! Yes, folks, BBOS now has an awesome functioning native app for your tablet. We want first give a shout-out and say thanks to the expertise of the guys at c2development for compiling this wonderful app together for us. Now you can keep up on the latest and greatest news from our blog, topics in our forums, download hi-res wallpapers to your device, and much more right from the comfort of your tablet!

    We have submitted the app to App World and is currently under review, but you can still download the bar file and sideload on your PlayBook today. Get it now, and check out all the great features that the BBOS PlayBook app has to offer!



    Be sure to leave us any feedback or suggestions on what you think about the BBOS PlayBook app in the comments!
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    by Published on 04-20-2012 05:28 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps
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    In August 2011, I sold my BlackBerry smartphone to my Mother for $80 and moved over to Android. I purchased a HTC Desire S for around $400-500. Donít get me wrong, it was hard moving to Android from BlackBerry. Iíd be losing BlackBerry Messenger, Push email and of course, my beloved keyboard. Now, in April 2012, Iím still using my HTC, and though Iíve enjoyed my time installing ROMs, overclocking and doing various other warranty destroying activities, I think itís time to move on, and get back to my old BlackBerry ways.

    On April 19th 2011, I purchased a BlackBerry PlayBook. I watched it develop, from OS 1.0 through to OS 2.0. I witnessed the increase in apps, which is a subject with much controversy. I believe the increase in quality and quantity was dramatic, and that the range of apps now available is great. This said, I still think thereís room for improvement within app world, by certain developers (Cough, Netflix and Skype).
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    by Published on 04-18-2012 11:31 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    The moment has finally arrived! After seeing several paid unofficial versions of Wikipedia apps make their way to App World, we've now spotted an official Wikipedia app for the PlayBook. Many features come with this app, including a nearby search, opening articles in the PlayBook browser, read search results in several different languages and make adjustment font size for a more comfortable reading experience.

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    by Published on 04-18-2012 09:35 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    Back in February, Kayak released a statement saying they would no longer provide support for their BlackBerry smartphone app. Apparently they didn't stay away from BlackBerry altogether, as we've seen the official launch of Kayak Travel For PlayBook today in App World. This repackaged/ported Android version brings an updated UI & more user-friendly menus.

    It is likely that Kayak decided to port this app due to the high demand of PlayBook users who requested it.


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    by Published on 04-18-2012 04:51 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    One of our inquiring minds on the BBOS team, @furiousguido, has just received an official answer from Skype via the @SkypeSupport twitter handle on the status of a Skype app coming to the PlayBook tablet. PlayBook users have had hopes that with the new and improved updates coming out for PlayBook, that we would see a Skype PlayBook app soon. Not the case, as Skype Support has tweeted that there are "no plans for BlackBerry PlayBook compatible Skype release."

    Be sure to leave your feedback to Skype on why the PlayBook should have a native Skype app. Let the riots begin!
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    by Published on 04-17-2012 04:50 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Accessories,
    4. BlackBerry Apps
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    In preparation for the upcoming Mother's Day this year, RIM has compiled a list of great gift ideas for your own Mom. Everything from the tablet, apps, to accessories, RIM covers it all in this great list of ideas. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you have any Mother's Day gift ideas of your own!
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    by Published on 04-17-2012 09:21 AM
    Categories:
    1. Official OS,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry PlayBook



    RIM has started to push out OS 2.0.1.358 for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Users should start seeing the update as an OTA soon on their PlayBook. This is actually a nice update that includes, Browser enhancements for certain websites, and improved support for Android apps. This is an update that I think we will all be happy with. Make sure you let us know your findings and fixes.

    According to the Inside BlackBerry Blog BlackBerry PlayBook OS v2.0.1.358 contains the following updates:

    • Browser enhancements to address performance with some websites
    • Improvements to support Android apps
    • Optimizations to Video Chat, PIM and BlackBerry Bridge applications
    • And much more!




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    by Published on 04-11-2012 05:39 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    Call it a freak of nature, on purpose, or a RIM slip-up, as BBOS member eKoKnight has just posted a screenshot in our forums of a new "Verizon Wireless Store" category showing up in PlayBook's App World. I can also verify the category myself on my tablet, and nothing but a empty loading screen is all I get from it. Could this be the prepping of a 4G data enabled tablet from Verizon? Time for Verizon native and approved apps for the PlayBook? PlayBook Skype for Verizon subscribers!

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    by Published on 04-09-2012 09:12 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    The days of sideloading Android apps may soon be coming to a close. We have heard some mention about this before, but nothing was confirmed. However, some recent twitter comments sprung to life by N4BB may have done just that. In a response to another twitter users question regarding the removal of sideloading RIM's VP Developer Relations Alec Saunders stated that RIM was "removing sideloading for consumers."

    This may come to no surprise to some, but for many consumers the decision by RIM wont be embraced with open arms. The ability to run Android applications on the PlayBook has been a reason that many consumers purchase a PlayBook. The ability to sideload Android apps has further influenced many consumers decision to purchase the PlayBook, and may have an adverse effect on some consumers. The amount of Android apps that can be run on the PlayBook is still rather limited in quantity, but we have seen a steady growth as more developers are ported their apps over to the Playbook.

    As an advocate of sideloading apps I was a little disappointed to hear this, but I understand why. The underlying reason for RIM's removal of the sideloading is to help reduce the amount of pirated apps. Piracy is something that has plagued the Android Market place for quite some time and frankly, any app market that's out there. Although sideloading apps on the PlayBook may make the PlayBook a little more appealing to some, others like developers may be wondering how soon it is before their app is pirated.

    Unfortunately those that abuse sideloading and use it to load pirated apps, have been the contributing factor for this decision. It will be interesting to see how the community responds to this decision as sidelaoding has become the norm to install Android apps.
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    by Published on 04-06-2012 06:37 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors,
    3. BlackBerry PlayBook


    We have know for a while that RIM has been working on another version of the PlayBook, and that it would have 3G and 4G capabilities. Now more visual information has leaked regarding the 4G device. A user over at the crackberry forums recently released some pictures of what he claims is a PlayBook 4G device.

    We already know that with any leaked pictures a little skepticism is always there. You can see from the picture above that it shows where the SIM card would be placed. It may seem like a convenient location, but I can see some potential issues with cramming too much stuff in the loading area. Perhaps someplace on the sides may be a better fit.


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    by Published on 04-05-2012 07:53 PM
    Categories:
    1. How-To, Help, Tips,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Software

    In the above video, Jonathan Wong, Sr. Product Manager at RIM, shows how to turn your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet into a desktop workstation with Citrix Receiver by simply connecting your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to a Bluetooth mouse, keyboard and larger display. Get full desktop functionality, all powered by the powerful and portable BlackBerry PlayBook. Have you implemented this feature? Let us know about any issues or concerns in the comments!

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    by Published on 04-05-2012 04:25 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Did you know that misspelling a product for sell on eBay can affect how well the item can be found by potential buyers? This ultimately can result in the auction item not getting the recognition it needs to start a bidding war. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to find those misspelled hard to find items on eBay so that you could be the one to get in on that great auction price? Well, with a new PlayBook app by C2Development, you can do just that! Fat Fingers for PlayBook is a powerhouse eBay search engine that finds those misspelled apps allowing you to get in on those deals that no else can find.

    Having already tried the app out, within my first couple of searches I found a misspelled item with no bidders. As you can see from the screenshot below that when I typed in "BlackBerry PlayBook" the search engine cleverly found a misspelled entry, "BalckBerry PlayBook." BTW, those interested in a deal on a new PlayBook may want to take notes.


    Overall Fat Fingers runs very smooth, fast, and the interface is easy to navigate on. There is even a feature that takes you directly to eBay if you would like to explore more about your searched items. And for only $1.99, an app that can save you literally hundreds of dollars, I'd say that it's a useful bargain.

    Be sure to follow the guys of C2Development on Twitter for the latest, and be sure to let us know in the comments if Fat Fingers scores you a eBay deal!

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    by Published on 03-30-2012 07:35 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Games,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    Rubicon Mobile has just released Great Little War Game for the PlayBook. This awesome game combines some sick graphics with some pretty interactive and addicting gameplay. You can either play solo or with others which makes this game that much more fun.

    Like the description in App World says, "it's one of the best strategy games ever made." In my opinion, it is well worth the price tag of $4.99 as I have yet to put it down since I bought it and probably wont for the rest of the night. My favorite feature from the description: "Absolutely no birds or zombies."

    Official Description:

    Core Features:

    • Campaign mode
    • Multiplayer mode
    • Skirmish mode
    • Achievements
    • Four difficulty settings
    • Lush visuals
    • Full 3D terrain affects gameplay
    • Simple control method
    • Lots of units
    • Lots of terrain types
    • High replayability
    • Tons of humour
    • Absolutely no birds or zombies


    Take command of your army and battle the foe on land, sea and air but be sure to make wise decisions as you go. You want to deploy your soldiers to take full advantage of the higher terrain, natural choke points, ambush spots and defensive walls. Get it right and the bad guys will lose to your superior strategy skills.

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    by Published on 03-30-2012 05:47 AM
    Categories:
    1. How-To, Help, Tips,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    Hello everyone it's time for another BBOS How-To. In this how-to you will learn how to install .bar files Over The Air (OTA) using localbar2. I was excited to hear that our friend Yohanes recently completed his sequel to his creation localbar, and that it was going to allow me to install .bar files over my wifi. Localbar2 is an application that allows you to sideload PlayBook .bar files directly from your PlayBook, all that is required is that you have the .bar files some place on your PlayBook.



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    by Published on 03-28-2012 10:58 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    Do you sometimes forget something important or feel like the word is at the tip of your tongue but you really could not remember it? Or are you a type of person who is always in a rush so you put some notes in a piece of paper and get back to it on a later time? Well here is very cool app that suits you, it is called Corkboard by Michal Grala.

    Using this app, you can put some sticky notes on your PlayBook, save it and get back to it on a later time. For you to make sure that you will remember the things that you would like to share to everyone, create a new note, stick it, save it and open it once you are ready to tell it to your friends, relatives and colleagues.

    Not only that, you can also save as many notes and memos as you like and use it as a reference in the future. You can delete them if you feel like the note is not needed any more.

    Its like you are putting some notes to a real corkboard as it does look like it. This is a simple yet very useful and effective app that you can use on a daily basis. So get it now and enjoy!



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