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    by Published on 05-25-2012 05:25 AM
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    One of the best innovations of BlackBerry 7 phones is the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) to the hardware of the phone design. RIM is making inroads in partnering with carriers and corporations to provide NFC customer support.

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    by Published on 05-24-2012 03:29 PM
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    The U.S. Dept of Defense has officially approved all BlackBerry 7 devices. This comes to no surprise as we recently reported that a half a million federal workers, including the President, are still glued to their BlackBerry devices. Also, the United Kingdom, and the land down under, Australia, approved BlackBerry 7 devices in the last couple weeks as well. Perhaps all this hype lately is tied to the fact that BlackBerry 10 is coming soon, and those who thought they may want to change their government device to the iPhone or Android are finally coming to whits end again. Are you a government worker with a BlackBerry?

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    by Published on 05-24-2012 03:15 PM
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    S4BB Limited has released the ultimate app that makes any future battery pull unnecessary: Restart Me for BlackBerry! This handy application allows you to reset your phone with just one click. No difficult key combinations or alternative hardware, just a single click to freshen up your phone! If you want to save yourself the trouble of reseting your BlackBerry Smartphone yourself, you can schedule auto restarts for just $0.99 with Restart Me Pro.
    Features:

    • Easy to Use: restarts your device with just a single click.
    • No-Brainer: avoids complicated key combinations to restart your device.
    • Quick Reset: you can auto-restart your device or do it manually.
    • Free your Memory: kills all the unnecessary applications running in background freeing your RAM.
    • Daily Restart Schedule*: e.g. wake up with a freshly rebooted smartphone every morning at 7:00 a.m.

    * this feature is only available in Restart Me Pro

    Restart Me Free is available for all BlackBerry Smartphones running OS 6.0 or higher and can be downloaded for free at BlackBerry App World.

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    by Published on 05-24-2012 10:25 AM
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    Asia is really becoming the hot bed for BlackBerry these days. With huge sales in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries, RIM is making it's presence felt in major ways. Today, RIM announced that two new BlackBerry 7 devices, the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and the BlackBerry Curve ...
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    by Published on 05-24-2012 09:09 AM
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    The Beta Zone gave us a new Facebook for BlackBerry update yesterday and today, Twitter for BlackBerry follows through with one of their own. T4BB v3.1.0.8 brings with it some new a couple of new features that were sorely needed.

    Visit the BlackBerry Beta Zone to download Twitter for BlackBerry v3.1.0.8!"

    Check out what's been added to the latest Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones client!

    *Updated Tweet Details Screen - Clicking a Tweet now brings you to a content-rich Tweet details screen, designed to give you more information around the Tweet. Geotagged Tweets will show mini maps, Tweeted photos will appear larger, and Twitter conversations will be easier to follow. In addition, you will be able to see who’s Retweeted a Tweet, and by whom it has been Retweeted. To see a person’s profile screen, just click the profile picture again.

    *Undo Retweet - You can now undo a Retweet that you may have mistakenly Retweeted.You can undo a Retweet by using familiar actions used to delete a Tweet. In addition, the new Tweet details screen allows you to select the Retweet button to undo a Retweet.

    *Right to Left Language Support

    *Additional Languages - Finnish, Arabic & Hebrew


    *Discuss this in the forums


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    by Published on 05-24-2012 05:26 AM
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    Instant messaging has become the norm for mobile users. It seems as though texting, instant messaging and email have almost replaced the phone call. BBM has long been the a strong point for RIM, and has proven to be popular among today's youth. Despite its popularity some question its ability to maintain its position as the instant-messaging, due to RIM's recent struggle.

    With over 55 million users worldwide BBM is clearly the preferred instant-messaging client, but that has not stopped the competition from moving in on this reach new market. Apple, Samsung, and third party vendors have all jumped on the opportunity to cater to consumers instant messaging fix. Apples iMessage has been slowly gaining popularity among its iPhone users while WhatApp Messenger has been gaining popularity across all platforms.

    So what plans does RIM have for BBM? For starters its does plan on making it a part of its next generation BB 10 platform. But what about the competition? Can we expect BBM to run on other platforms in the near future? The answer to the latter may be a solid no.

    According to the Wall Street Journal RIM had plans to license out its proprietary network before now CEO Thorsten Heins, came on board. A project formed by former Co-CEO's Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, code-name " SMS 2.0" would open up RIM's network to other smartphone makers. SMS 2.0 would license BBM as a service to these other smartphone makers, and allow RIM to make a profit off of licensing fees and support. RIM even acquired the popular messaging company called LiveProfile. However, the project was quickly squashed when newly appointed CEO Thorsten Heins decided that the company should not go with any licensing deals.

    BBM is an important part of the BlackBerry brand, and is one of the things that separates it from other smartphones. RIM will need to concentrate on perfecting the BBM application on its BB 10 line of devices. Consumers will be expecting a BBM client that runs just as smooth as their current BlackBerry device.



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    by Published on 05-24-2012 03:38 AM
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    The popular shooter game by Gameloft, Modern Combat 2 Black Pegasus HD, has been updated to v4.0 for the BlackBerry PlayBook. There is currently no changelog, but hopefully this update will bring some bug fixes and may add some UI adjustments among other features. This game is currently FREE in App World! Get updated or
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    by Published on 05-23-2012 12:04 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 03:15 AM
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    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 02:16 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 05:54 PM
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    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
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    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 09:57 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 05-22-2012 04:29 AM
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    The Complimentary BeWeather app in App World has been updated to v.2.6.20 which according to their blurb contains only bug fixes. But the more important thing here is, this update serves as a reminder of what BlackBerry has in a special offer. A total of $77 worth of complimentary apps ...
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    by Published on 05-21-2012 05:53 PM
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    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 04:59 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.

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    Waterloo, ON and Irving, TX - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today learned ...
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