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    by Published on 07-07-2011 07:48 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    With school out for summer, you can put away your textbooks and pull out your PlayBook to keep up with summer fun! The BlackBerry PlayBook offers an integrated, rich app experience so you can stay current in summer entertainment. Find what’s hot with YouTube, Kobo and Slacker, and share your top picks with us in the BBOS forum!


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    by Published on 07-01-2011 07:40 PM
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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook


    Alright folks, the time has come to announce the winner of the The BBOS 50K Members PlayBook giveaway. We just want to say thank you to all the BBOS members who participated and made this giveaway possible! We will have more great contests like this to come, so stay tuned if you didn't get lucky this time around. And the winner is (drumroll)...


    D90XTREME


    Let's send our congrats to the lucky winner! Stay tuned for the 4th of July for some more great contests coming your way!
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    by Published on 07-01-2011 06:35 PM
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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook


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    First hand impressions of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from attendees of the Meet The PlayBook events in Toronto, Washington D.C., Chicago and Atlanta. Have you gotten a PlayBook? Let us know your first impressions in the comments!


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    by Published on 06-27-2011 09:20 AM
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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook






    It seems like yesterday BBOS hit our last milestone of 20K members. We had a great contest for our members, giving away multiple $50 gift cards toward the BBOS App Store. Good times.

    Today, we have hit yet another great milestone of 50K members! BlackBerryOS.com continues to grow at a rapid pace, and we want to show how much we appreciate those who come to the #1 site for anything and everything BlackBerry by giving you a chance to win a 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook!

    Oh yeah, you heard right! So, what must you do to get a chance at winning? To enter the BBOS 50K Members BlackBerry PlayBook giveaway is simply leave a comment, forum post, and/or tip submission from now till the end of June 2011. We are also including all “Retweets” of BlackBerryOs articles on Twitter as extra entries to win! The selection process involves randomly choosing a finalist from each of the categories (comments, forum posts, tips, Retweets) and then having our judge select the winner out of those four. Every comment, forum post, Retweet, and/or tip submission counts as another entry, let the contest begin!

    So here is the contest guidelines overview:

    • First you must be a registered member of BBOS (registration is free and takes only a couple minutes).
    • Simply leave a comment, forum post, and/or tip submission from now till the end of June 2011.
    • All “Retweets” of BlackBerryOS articles on Twitter are counted as extra entries to win! (Remember, you must also be registered with BBOS to win).
    • Every comment, forum post, Retweet, and/or tip submission counts as another entry.
    • Contest entry ends June 30th at midnight EST. We will randomly select and announce the winner on July 1st (contest rules and guidelines apply).

    Good luck everyone, and thanks for making BBOS the #1 site for anything and everything BlackBerry!

    **contest closed - winner will be announced on july 1st by midnight, est.**
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    by Published on 06-24-2011 04:57 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps




    BBVA Compass has plans to release a native mobile banking application for the BlackBerry PlayBook. BBVA Compass will be the first financial institution to announce the development of a native application for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The FREE BlackBerry PlayBook application will empower users with a fast and convenient way to manage their BBVA Compass accounts – deposits, loans and credit cards-all through a striking setting. Users will be able to check balances, view posted and pending transactions, view check images and statements, transfer funds between BBVA Compass accounts and locate all 717 BBVA Compass branches! Alex Carriles, SVP and director of mobile and internet strategies at BBVA Compass, mentioned excitingly:

    “We’re thrilled to be the first U.S. financial institution to announce the development of a native application for the BlackBerry PlayBook as it is a tangible representation of how we deliver on our ‘banking built for you’ experience.”

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    by Published on 06-24-2011 04:25 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Software




    Research In Motion introduced today version 2.1 of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS. This release adds new powerful APIs and robust application functionality which developers can easily leverage to create WebWorks applications that deliver a richer, more interactive end user experience. The BlackBerry WebWorks SDK is the toolset that supports developers who wish to build applications using standard web technologies for the BlackBerry WebWorks Platform. BlackBerry WebWorks is RIM’s open source, mobile web platform that enables developers to build standalone, integrated applications for BlackBerry devices.

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    by Published on 06-23-2011 07:51 PM
    Categories:
    1. How-To, Help, Tips,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    As of yet there is no native Skype app for the BlackBerry PlayBook, but there is a nice workaround that allows you to use Skype from your PlayBook by taking advantage of Adobe Flash v10.3 support in the browser. The same goes for using GTalk, Yahoo, MSN, and a few others as well. How does it work? Simply go to http://imo.im/ from your PlayBook's browser and then sign in to one of the many messaging application options.

    I tried it myself, and the Skype calling works pretty good. The PlayBook's QNX microphone picked up the sound very well, and the speed was pretty fast, not much delay. Let us know if you give it a try, and how it works for you?


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    by Published on 06-20-2011 08:11 PM
    Categories:
    1. Official OS,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    BlackBerry PlayBook OS has just been updated to 1.0.6.2390. This latest version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS includes support for Adobe Flash 10.3 and support for Adobe AIR 2.7 software. This means that with this update you should experience even better performance for Flash videos than before, and be able to access new applications that are being built with Adobe AIR 2.7 software. Get out your PlayBooks and get updated. Let us know how the update functions for you!

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    by Published on 06-16-2011 06:42 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook




    RIM today announced plans to launch its much-anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in Hong Kong. The BlackBerry PlayBook is scheduled to be released in early July through authorized carrier partners and retail channels in Hong Kong. This announcement comes after we reported last week that the PlayBook will be coming to 16 additional markets within the next month. Let us know if you are in Hong Kong and going to get a PlayBook!


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    by Published on 06-16-2011 11:26 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook


    The wait is finally over! UK BlackBerry fans (and others, of course) can now get their hands on the PlayBook. Once you get your PlayBook home, be sure to check out our PlayBook Forums Section that way you can get use to your tablet's navigation system; etc.

    For those of you wondering, prices start at £399 for the 16GB PlayBook, £479 for the 32GB and £559 for the 64GB one.

    Check out our forums for all these helpful sections.
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    by Published on 06-13-2011 06:47 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    The popular smartphone app BBTran is now available for the PlayBook as FancyTran! This PlayBook version now provides a more convenient user experience as well as text to speech features. As you can see in the above photo that it works rather well, even with Hebrew, a language that is read from right to left. The only thing that I noticed was when typing a word that doesn't translate to Hebrew, it will still show in English and in the wrong place of the translated sentence. Best translator I've seen so far for PlayBook, and it's free!

    • 59 languages supported
    • Dictionary mode & free text translation
    • Spelling correction included
    • Tracks history of translations
    • Provides recent translations even being offline
    • Speaks translation for most languages

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    by Published on 06-13-2011 04:56 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Drums For BlackBerry PlayBook is a must for anyone from tone-deaf music making enthusiasts, to budding musicians and expert instrumentalists. Drums are played by simply tapping on the drum, cymbal, or kick with your fingers. Multitouch is supported so you can play on two drums simultaneously. You can download in BlackBerry App Wold for $1.99. Check out some of the features below:

    • A full drum kit set. 18 different kit sounds including a rock kit, electronic kit, hip-hop kit plus many more!
    • Adjustable volume - change the volume of the drum kit to suit your audience. Adjustable sustain - change the length of the sound played.
    • Adjustable pan - change the stereo output of the drum kit. Visual feedback of hit drums.

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    by Published on 06-13-2011 02:56 PM
    Categories:
    1. Leaked OS,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Software


    This is a good step in the right direction for the PlayBook, however only some developers are able to take this step. Beta Zone has sent out an email to some developers saying that, soon there will be an updated PlayBook OS for download. OS 1.0.6 will only be available for selected developers as it is not 100% ready for even regular Beta Zone download.

    The email reads:
    On behalf of Research In Motion®, we are pleased to tell you about an exclusive Preview Program focused on providing developers a chance to test their applications on BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.6.

    The goal of this program is to ensure that your AIR 2.7 and Flash 10.3 applications are optimized and ready for the BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.6 release. Please read this entire notice, as it contains key information about your participation in this program.

    This program is only available to a select group of BlackBerry PlayBook developers; as such we are very interested in hearing your comments and experiences.
    The email contains no features list, change log or any hints as to what is new or different. Only that it is coming and to be on the lookout.

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    by Published on 06-12-2011 09:45 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Soccer enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Univision has released a new app for the BlackBerry PlayBook just in time for the Gold Cup and Copa America next month. The Univision Deportes App allows its users keep track of up-to-the minute scores, stats, player profiles and match previews. The fluid user interface gives its fans the opportunity to share this info and trash talk on Twitter. Check out the download link for more info from App World.

    Note: Only Spanish content at this time

    Key Features
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    by Published on 06-11-2011 08:15 PM
    Categories:
    1. Official OS,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    Earlier this week, Adobe issued an update for Adobe Flash Player, which addresses an issue that affects all systems running Flash. While there are no known reports of any BlackBerry PlayBook users being affected by the Adobe Flash issue, all BlackBerry PlayBook users to update to this newest version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS.

    As such, a new version (version 1.0.5.2342) of the BlackBerry Tablet OS will soon be available to all tablet users, which contains an updated version of Adobe Flash Player within it. This free update can be downloaded OTA (over-the-air) from your BlackBerry PlayBook.

    How to update your BlackBerry PlayBook
    Existing users will automatically receive a software update notification on the BlackBerry PlayBook status ribbon, or they can check for the software update at any time in the settings menu under Software Updates. Users who purchase and activate a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on or after Sunday, June 12 will automatically be updated to v1.0.5.2342 or later as part of the BlackBerry PlayBook setup process and no further update is required.


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