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    by Published on 06-26-2012 06:15 AM
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    Washington, DC - Earlier in the month the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) released their mobile device strategy. The seven page document identifies the DoD goals for capitalizing on the use of mobile devices and applications, within the DoD IT infrastructure.

    The unclassified documents try to address the growing need to a centralized mobile device and application management. "Although mobile devices are the new and popular item in today's commercial market, this strategy is not simply about embracing the newest technology; it is about keeping the DoD workforce relevant in an era when information and cyberspace play a critical role in mission success," writes DoD Chief Information Officer Teresa Takai in the forward. The DoD's mobile device strategy can be reduced to three main goals:

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    by Published on 06-25-2012 11:33 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News



    Looks like the first BB 10 device series are beginning to see the early stages of the release procedures at RIM. A leaked internal document from RIM claims to have some information regarding two new BlackBerry 10 devices. What is being deemed the L-series and N-series may reference the previously internal code names BlackBerry London and the BlackBerry Nevada.

    Similar to the BlackBerry 10 Alpha device the BlackBerry 10 L-series is said to have an impressive 365 PPI, 768×1280 screen resolution. That offers quite a refreshing display compared to previous BlackBerry smartphones. Here are some of the leaked screen specifications of the BlackBerry 10 L-series:

    • 768×1280 screen resolution
    • 55mm wide
    • 356 PPI

    In addition to the BlackBerry 10 L-series, some information regarding the N-series has also leaked. The N-series is said to be RIM's first BlackBerry 10 device with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Its shape is eerily similar to some current BlackBerry models that we already know. Although looks may be secondary to some when comparing it to device functionality. The leaked specifications regarding the BlackBerry N-series are as follows:

    • 720×720 screen resolution
    • 52 – 53mm wide
    • 330 PPI

    You can see the obvious difference in the screen size, but still very nice quality. This is exciting news as we eagerly await the launch of BB 10. Although this information is leaked it still sounds very promising.



    via: n4bb
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    by Published on 06-24-2012 06:45 AM
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    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Apps

    Last week, RIM offered a free introductory webinar for Cascades development for the BlackBerry 10 device. This webinar was so popular that all five sessions of the webinars were completely full with developers flushed with energy and enthusiasm in developing for the BlackBerry 10 platform. If you were unable to attend this webinar, don’t worry, RIM has assured us that the recording will be up and available soon, stay tuned to BlackBerryOS.com and we will updated you as soon as it is posted!

    As a follow up to last week’s webinar, RIM will be offering a second webcast titled “Astonishing UIs using the new BlackBerry 10 framework” this Tuesday at 11 AM EST (8:00 AM PST). Anyone interested in developing for BlackBerry 10 using Cascades will be able to attend this webcast for free. If you are unable to attend, the recording to this webcast will also be available online at a later date.

    Astonishing UIs using the new BlackBerry 10 framework continued

    Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Time: 11:00 AM EST / 8:00 AM PST
    Summary:
    This session will be focused on some of Cascades’ most powerful, useful and easy-to-use features: custom UI components, animations and lists. Beginning where the original webcast left off, Astonishing UIs using the new BlackBerry 10 framework continued will take a deeper look into the inner-workings of the Cascades elements and show how they can be customized to create a truly enjoyable development and user experience.

    Topics covered include:

    • Learn to make custom UI components
    • Creating custom animations
    • Utilizing custom and stock lists


    Presenter:
    Garett Beukeboom, Application Development Consultant, Research In Motion Limited

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    by Published on 06-24-2012 06:45 AM
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    Once again another doom and gloom story has come out saying that RIM will not survive past 2013. This time, Yahoo Finance has named RIM as one of 10 brands that will not survive the upcoming year. Regurgitating all the financial woes that we've all heard before, the author of the article ...
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    by Published on 06-23-2012 04:31 PM
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    Donny H from the InsideBB Blog has sat down with Todd Wood, SVP Design at RIM to ask him some questions about the overall process of what it takes to bring a BlackBerry device to the market. Todd talks about everything from his field of work, inspiration, and the future of BlackBerry design. He was asked 6 questions that range from the typical design process for BlackBerry, to where will we see BlackBerry in 5 years from now?

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    by Published on 06-22-2012 08:15 AM
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    If the phrase, "Who Shot JR?" brings back a flood of memories of the Southfork Ranch, Jock, Bobby, Sue Ellen and an earwig of a theme song, you're most definitely a child of the 80's. And for you and the younger generation, the cable TV channel TNT has brought back the drama ...
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    by Published on 06-22-2012 04:29 AM
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    It's never a good time to deliver bad news, but RIM has begun to lay off some of its employees. Various sources have confirmed today that RIM has indeed began to communicate to employees that they are being let go. Apparently positions are being cut in different areas, including ...
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    by Published on 06-21-2012 06:43 PM
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    1. BlackBerry Games,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    CatalystG has posted via the OSBB blog, the N64 Emulator for PlayBook. Those of you who are fans of the old school Nintendo 64 console will be able to now enjoy those classic 3D games right from your BlackBerry tablet. This emulator adds to the growing list of gaming emulators that have already made their way to the PlayBook. These include:


    Head to the BBOS forums for instructions on how to download and install to your PlayBook and get started playing some N64 classics!


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    by Published on 06-21-2012 05:20 PM
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    OK you Foursquare mayors and frequent checker-inners (yea, I know..sue me), get ready for a new BlackBerry version of Foursquare! The people at Foursquare tweeted today that there is a new version of Foursquare in the works and it will be released sometime next week!!

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    by Published on 06-21-2012 03:46 PM
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    It has been confirmed by the fine folks over at N4BB.com, that the much anticipated BlackBerry 10 phone is ahead of schedule. The phone, who's launch, has been rumored to be in October, may possibly be released earlier than October. Makes a September launch sound fantastic, doesn't it? Or dare to dream...a late August release. I'm not getting my hopes up for August but September for a device release sounds wonderful.

    The news keeps getting better as it as also been confirmed that RIM has taken a step away from the black and chrome from the phones and the black matte of the Playbook. Another interesting piece of news is that the physical keyboard version of the BlackBerry 10 phone is in the last stage of production. All very interesting and exciting news!! Makes me all excited for the end of summer. Let's hope the wait goes by quickly.

    Let's all hope that things keep moving ahead of schedule and we all get the BlackBerry 10 phone in our hands sooner than later!

    Source:N4BB
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    by Published on 06-21-2012 02:49 AM
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    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Evernote for PlayBook has now been updated to v1.3. The Evernote app lets you remember and recall anything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as everything instantly synchronizes from your BlackBerry phone or tablet and to your Mac or PC. No changelog with this release, so I imagine that this version takes care of bugs fixes. Get updated and let us know of any findings/fixes that you may notice!

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    by Published on 06-21-2012 02:35 AM
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    Today, June 21st, Big Red is launching its' latest 4G LTE network in 46 new cities and expanding coverage in 22 others. That makes a total of 304 cities in the USA with Verizon's 4G coverage. Let us know if your city or town has made the list!


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    by Published on 06-21-2012 12:59 AM
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    2. Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings
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    Former Binibining Pilipinas title holders Lia, Nicolette and Jennifer have reinstated the world renowned Philippine beauty and brains when they represented the country to various international beauty pageants. Swamped with hectic beauty queen roles and modeling contracts, find out how these young, beautiful and modern women smoothly juggle their personal and professional lives and yet manage to stay connected at all times. Check out the video below!

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    by Published on 06-20-2012 05:57 PM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry Software

    Check out a video interview with Geoff from RIM Near Field Communication Product Management where he covers topics like what NFC is capable of today, where it's going, and what the applications are for both businesses and end users. NFC spans a wide variety of use cases, and many are poised to take off in a big way and continue to change the way that we use our BlackBerry smartphones to interact with our surroundings.

    Leave us a comment about where you think NFC is going in Smartphones!
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    by Published on 06-20-2012 09:15 AM
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    FaceBook for BlackBerry has made its way out of the Beta Zone and into App World. FaceBook has been refined in the Beta Zone over the past month and is now ready for prime time. Version 3.1.0.17 adds two new features groups and the ability to “Like” individual comments. Make sure you ...
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