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    by Published on 06-04-2012 04:23 AM
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    The Alec Saunders world tour continues in Southeast Asia and the Pacific in support of getting more and more developers to develop for BlackBerry 10. Today's stop takes the Vice President of Developers Relations to Indonesia. Promoting the wonders of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating ...
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    by Published on 06-02-2012 09:30 AM
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    A dull grey building, with no signs in Canada that is owned by RIM, has the locals wondering what exactly is going on inside this newly built structure. The building is located at a remote location far from RIM's Waterloo campus, and no one really knows what's going on there. A new HQ or a company "think tank" have been among some of the guesses.

    RIM's Corporate Communications Manager, Rebecca Freiburger, stated that “a number of people from varying business units are housed there," and that "it was decided a sign was unnecessary, as there isn’t a need for visitors to know its location." Although RIM has remained coy with inquiries regarding the building, there are other clues that may give us a little more information. According to research done by TheRecord, a report from Colliers International listed the building as RIM's headquarters.

    Over the years RIM has always remained quiet about their real estate investments, and have spent quite a bit of money on it. Whatever this building is being used for, it's clear that RIM has something to do with it. Is it a secret testing lab for BB 10? A secret research center for future devices? We will probably never know, but it's always fun speculating.


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    by Published on 06-02-2012 08:42 AM
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    Canada, you'll be getting the Curve 9320 on June 4th!! The new BlackBerry with the dedicated BBM button will be made available on the Virgin Mobile network. This could be the phone for you to tide you over until the BlackBerry 10 phone hits so, if you are looking for a new BlackBerry, ...
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    by Published on 05-31-2012 06:39 PM
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    Note to developers, start paying attention to whether you apps is a battery sucker or not. Why?... Upcoming versions of BlackBerry Device Software version 7.1.0.x introduce a new service that monitors BlackBerry applications for system resource abuse, that cause your battery to drain to quickly. This service is called Application Resource Monitor. The feature will be optional and set to work by default so that any user who installs the OS will automatically be protected by the Application Resource Monitor.

    This new feature is designed to help consumers get the most battery life out of their BlackBerry smartphone by closing applications that are abusing resources leading to noticeable battery drain. By developers following certain steps, they can ensure that your application behaves like a good citizen on the device and is never noticed by Application Resource Monitor.

    Read on for more details posted from the BlackBerry Dev Blog, on what do to, and how it works...

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    by Published on 05-31-2012 05:36 PM
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    Good news for RIM!! Today a Canadian Federal Court ruled that Research In Motion can continue using the BBM acronym even though the actual trademark has been in use by BBM Canada, who sued RIM, for sixty years.

    On a spate of down news that has been the plaguing RIM recently, ...
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    by Published on 05-31-2012 12:20 PM
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    Southeast Asia, already a hotbed for BlackBerry phones, is seeing a new addition to the BlackBerrry lineup. Now the ultimate in BlackBerry luxury, the P'9981 Porsche design BlackBerry phone has been released in Singapore.

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    by Published on 05-31-2012 06:31 AM
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    Official OS 7.1.0.391 has reached the BlackBerry Bold 9981 via Porsche Design NA If you have a P'9981, get out that USB cord and give your a device a fresh OS. Don't forget to drop a comment below and let us know how it's working out 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 05-31-2012 05:14 AM
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    Today RIM announced the opening of the BlackBerry apps lab at the University of Pretoria in Pretoria South Africa. The University of Pretoria is a BlackBerry Authorized Academic Center, and has partnered with RIM to "accelerate mobile application development in South Africa". The lab
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    by Published on 05-30-2012 03:40 AM
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    Lost amidst the uproar and faux panic of what some media outlets are describing as RIM being on it's "last legs", Research In Motion has released the BlackBerry Curve 9320 in India. Not too bad for being in "trouble".

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    by Published on 05-29-2012 06:05 AM
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    It seems like it's an everyday occurrence that the BlackBerry maker RIM, is under fire from the media. The excitement over BlackBerry World has been trumped by recent talks of layoffs and the departure of more top RIM executives. The media are often quick to exaggerate news regarding RIM, and sometimes just plain inaccurate in their reports regarding the company. Every now and then its appropriate to set the facts straight.

    The Real Deal

    It would be a bit naive to think that RIM has not had its fair share of issues, and over the past year has given BlackBerry users and investors a wild ride. The truth is, RIM is not doing very well now. Sometimes the facts are hard to swallow for BlackBerry fans, but the fact of the matter is that there are some serious issues that RIM is going through now.

    RIM's stock has declined over 75% over the past year, and are down more than 90% of it's all time high in 2008. Yes, this is something that we have been hearing non stop over that past year, but until it improves we wont stop hearing about it. Before the holidays RIM's stock traded for $11 that is a far cry from $147 its all-time high in 2008.

    A massive surplus of mobile devices isn't helping the company either. We already heard from RIM about their $485 million dollar PlayBook inventory hit in December, and their $267 million BlackBerry inventory expense in January. That is quite a few BlackBerry devices not being sold. Since then the value of RIM's current BlackBerry and Tablet device inventory have grown more than 18% and has an inventory value of more than $1 billion, according to data complied by Bloomberg. In short this is not good. No company wants to be in the positions of having a surplus of their product.

    RIM's Hope

    A large part or RIM's future will be determined by the success of its upcoming BB 10 device. Most consumers are just waiting to get their hands on RIM's new BB 10 devices, but they will have to wait until later this year. Late last year RIM decided to delay the release of their BB 10 super phones. Critics have expressed concerns as to whether or not RIM's current OS 7 devices will hold up consumer interest until then.

    The bottom line is that BB 10 is extremely important to RIM's success. It's not just a hit or a miss, it has to be a grand-slam. It has to deliver and it has to "wow". RIM's recent BB 10 Alpha device has already shown some signs of some exciting things to come. BB 10's rich UI and unprecedented functionality is already getting may excited and is helping to spark new interest in RIM's smartphones. One thing we do know for certain from RIM is that BB 10 will be like nothing we have ever seen before.


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    by Published on 05-28-2012 04:00 PM
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    Spice Labs, the makers of great BlackBerry apps and games, such as; Crossword, Hangman, Memory, Battles Unlimited, ect., have now reached the 50 million total downloads milestone. Most, if not all, of these downloads came via BlackBerry App World, and many of their apps and games are FREE to download!

    Here are a few words from Spice Labs themselves about this milestone:

    Dear Friends,

    Two years back, we at Spice Labs embarked on a journey in to the Mobile Application wonderland. Roads ahead were uncharted,the destination was unknown and we had nothing but our conviction to guide us. Conviction that one can create a GLOBAL mobile app company, making PRODUCTS that are at par with GLOBAL Quality Standards, serving GLOBAL audience,from India.Today after 2 Years, 20 Apps, 250 Release Cycles, 4 Global Awards for Outstanding Apps, 20 Instances of being hailed as Top downloaded App on multiple App stores and more than 200 Media Mentions later we have a very special News to Share with you . Last month we crossed 50 Million downloads mark.

    Congrats to Spice Labs on their successful partnership with RIM as a vendor in BlackBerry App World. Let's help them reach another 50 million more downloads!


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    by Published on 05-27-2012 03:32 AM
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    Although the BBOS Mobile Site Launcher has been available via OTA for some time now, as of today you can now download the Mobile Launcher app via BlackBerry App World! We've decided that since we have already released the BBOS PlayBook App in App World, that it would be fitting to go ahead and make the Mobile Site Launcher available in App World as well. The BBOS Mobile Launcher app is FREE to download, and available for BlackBerry smartphones running OS 4.2 and higher. Which means pretty much any device going back to the 83xx series. So get your BBOS on, and download now!

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    by Published on 05-26-2012 03:04 PM
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    Earlier this week WebMobi, a cloud-based mobile app creation company, announced the support of the BlackBerry platform for business and enterprise users. Now BlackBerry developers can create their mobile apps using WebMobi.

    The following features are available in the ...
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    by Published on 05-26-2012 10:22 AM
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    Is RIM planning on eliminating more than 2,000 jobs? The recent changes from the top with the co-CEO's resigning and a 14 year veteran of RIM leaving are starting to point that a cutting of the fat is needed in some slightly lean times. RIM's market share has been in decline recently ...
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    by Published on 05-25-2012 08:07 PM
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    Fancy yourself a shutterbug? Always have your BlackBerry smartphone or Playbook at the ready? Have that artistic eye? Well then the Inside BlackBerry Blog's latest idea is just for you. Five Pic Friday is just what it sounds like. Five Pictures posted each Friday from BlackBerry users ...
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