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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 04-21-2012 07:52 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News

    In an attempt to revive its self, RIM has hired the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. According to Reuters news, RIM has hired the firm to work out a restructuring plan to help get the company out of its declining rut. RIM's stock has fallen over 75 percent over the past year and investors and consumers are having some serious concerns regarding the company's future. So what's on the road map for this new restructuring plan?

    OS Licensing

    RIM licensing their new BB 10 OS has been a hot topic of conversation ever since rumors started to circulate regarding a possible to sale to mobile giant Samsung. Even though this rumor was quickly squashed, the possibility using a BlackBerry OS on a Samsung device may not be out of the picture, and why not? Yes, to a die hard BlackBerry user the idea of seeing a BlackBerry OS on another device may be strange or even wrong but once again in the scope of things it makes sense.

    Let's face it RIM has not been known for its innovative refreshing of mobile devices. Many times users are left with the same old remix of an old device. Perfectly seen with RIM's latest release of the new Curve 9220, it may appeal to the BlackBerry fanboy but it does not appeal to the masses.

    Having a solid OS just makes sense. Why not have the worlds most secure OS running on your hardware? It is no secret that other mobile platforms are lacking in the stability and security department. Mobile handset makers should be looking at this as an opportunity to boost the value of their devices. RIM should be looking at this as an opportunity to capitalize on the licensing fees and partnerships that it would acquire.

    Infrastructure Allocation

    RIM has one of the worlds most secure infrastructure. Why not branch it out a little? We already know that CEO Thorsten Heins is looking to cater more to Enterprise customers, and rightly so. After all that is where their profit is. RIM is slowly loosing ground with its consumer base, and more companies are abandoning the BlackBerry because of it.

    RIM has a solid infrastructure. Why not lease it out allow other organizations to use it? Cater to big government and allow them to use it for more than just mobile devices. RIM needs to continue to focus on maintaining and enhancing their current infrastructure. It only makes sense to continue doing what you do well. By opening up their infrastructure and hosting services RIM could be the central hub for security.

    The Consumer

    While licensing and infrastructure allocation are great, RIM needs not to forget about its consumer base. It is more than feasible that RIM can do both. Although RIM has been proactive it its marketing efforts targeted towards consumers it has fallen short because of the devices behind it. In the United States where RIM is struggling the mos,t users are not interested in a remix of an old device they want something new and refreshing.

    This is where BB 10 comes into play. It needs to be a success, it has to be something different, it has to have the "wow" factor or its going to be quickly written off. Not only does it have to appeal to end users but it has to appeal to developers as well. There are plenty of developers that are excited to get their hands on a BB 10 device, but will they want to develop for it? Quickly getting developers familiar with the BB 10 and the tools they needs is paramount to the success of BB 10. After all the minute a user get a new device they want to see what apps it has. The more apps and features, the more likely a person is to stay with that device.

    The history or RIM's troubles are in the books. Personally I am optimistic about RIM's future, and I think the right move for them is to cater to their enterprise customers without forgetting its loyal consumers. The only problem is finding the perfect balance between the two.


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    by Published on 04-21-2012 04:35 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Software


    So the roll-out progress of 7.1 is getting wider and wider and becomes available now for download in Singapore. As confirmed, BlackBerry Bold 9900 users in Singapore will now be able to enjoy the amazing OS 7.1 for free via BlackBerry - Updates or by simply using their BlackBerry Desktop Manager.

    There are many new features that come with the new OS 7.1 that they will surely enjoy. One of the features is BlackBerry Tag, which is a big enhancement in sharing files and contents to another BlackBerry user. This feature can only be used by NFC enabled BlackBerry devices to easily share information and data as compared to using Bluetooth. They can even add and exchange new BBM contacts, documents, photos and other multi-media files instantly using this new feature.


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    by Published on 04-21-2012 04:05 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps


    This is a sad announcement to everyone. As stated by Google, they are going to discontinue their support for Google Sync for BlackBerry app starting June 1, 2012. This is said to be part of their "Spring-cleaning stuff" which I must say is out of season and also not the first time they have stopped supporting the BlackBerry OS. Last year they ended their support for Gmail app.



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    by Published on 04-20-2012 10:24 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. Leaked OS




    It looks like someone completely spilled the container of leaked OSes today! Leaked OS version 7.1.0.402 has made its way out to the wild for quite a few BlackBerry devices. If you have a BlackBerry Curve 9370,Torch 9810,9860,9850, or Bold 9900,9930, get out that USB cord and give your a device a fresh OS. There is something for everyone today. 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 04-19-2012 04:57 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News


    Today RIM announced the finalists (see above image) for its annual Wireless Achievement Awards. These awards demonstrate what can be done when organizations and their partners put BlackBerry solutions to work. This year’s finalists have mobilized corporate systems to help increase performance, impacted their bottom line and simplified life for their employees and customers. To find out more about these finalists, click here.

    One of these finalists commented:
    "Without the BlackBerry Enterpriser Server we would not have been able to take our concept and make it into the quality application that it is today. Our highly secure BlackBerry solution helps our legal team provide better service to our clients, which is why we exist." - Matthew Williams, Outsource Application Manager, Eversheds LLP
    Also, don't forget to vote for the Attendee Choice Award Winner. The Wireless Achievement Awards recognize game-changing solutions and customers who are doing business in new and better ways with the BlackBerry solution. The finalists have been selected - and you need to cast your vote to help determine the winner of the Attendee Choice Award! Voting is open until 5:00pm EST on Tuesday May 1. Winners will be announced at BlackBerry World 2012.
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    by Published on 04-19-2012 08:59 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News
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    In an effort to help promote the Curve 9380, RIM is looking to cleanse the internet of its "blah-ness" by asking for your Awesomeness. The way this contest works is each week RIM will unlock a new task of Awesomeness to " awesomify" the inter-webs. Some previous
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    by Published on 04-19-2012 03:01 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps




    Advance OS and LED, by developer Sultan Al Sooz, is a super handy multi functioning app that can replace some of the bloated overpriced premium apps you already have installed on your device. This app is loaded with features and designed to take up minimum memory. A must have for app enthusiasts!

    Some of the features include:

    • Read your messages (BBM,Email,SMS) without opening any app or even touching your phone (will show contact name & picture, message time & text).
    • Know who is contacting you (BBM,Email,SMS,Call) and more (Battery,Network, All Apps Notifications) using just LED Light.
    • Backup, Restore & Email All Contacts (with photos), Export (Excel,Outlook,Gmail,Yahoo), Merge Duplicate contacts.
    • Schedule repeated audible Alerts for BBM,Email,SMS,Missed Calls,Battery (anything you miss but is important to get your attention).
    • Instant Shortcuts Launcher to start apps, open websites, call friends, automate your fav actions, display date, time, battery and wifi status from any screen.
    • Take Screenshots with no watermarks (even from apps with no menu, also popups screens).
    • Use Camera, LED or Screen Light as FlashLights with no time limits.
    • Keep screen light on for as long as you want when charging or by just pressing assigned key.
    • Provides a sound profile for your battery status (makes sound when you start, stop charging or full battery).
    • Wallpaper Changer will change your homescreen background (wallpaper) everytime you look at your screen.
    • Set call duration vibration reminders while in a call.
    • Prompt for call redial, and save unknown numbers after phone calls.
    • Set Auto Loud Speaker and vibrate on call connect and more.
    • Vibrate when pressing virtual or physical keypad.

    Check out and download Advance OS and LED application for BlackBerry devices FREE via BlackBerry App World!
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    by Published on 04-19-2012 12:56 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News

    With the launch of the new Curve 9220, RIM has started to release commercials promoting the device. The first of these commercials has popped up today via the BlackBerry Youtube channel. With OS 7.1, Social Apps, FM radio support & dedicated BBM key, stop missing out on all that matter the most. Check out the all new BlackBerry Curve 9220 on BlackBerry's India website and also in the BlackBerryOS forums. Let us know what you think about the new video in the comments!
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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 04-18-2012 04:27 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    S4BB Limited has released an all new application; App Task Manager for BlackBerry Smartphones. This handy utility application shows the user all the apps that are currently running. Even the apps that run silently in the background are shown in App Task Manager. Once opened, the user will get detailed information on the running apps like name, version, space and much more.

    App Task Manager Features:

    • Lists all applications that are running
    • Check information like name, version, vendor and more.
    • Control how much space each of your apps takes up in your device.
    • Know exactly what is running on your phone.
    • Switch to a running app to close it with just one click

    App Task Manager is available for just $0.99 via App World:



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    by Published on 04-18-2012 03:58 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps
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    Looking for some incredible networking opportunities? I would recommend you get to Orlando before the main event starts and book yourself a spot to the BlackBerry Appy Hour TweetUp the BlackBerry Information Exchange! These events, taking place before and during the conference, are going to have some hardcore BlackBerry devs and fans alike to expand your network of BB addicts. These types of meet-ups are also a great way to break the ice and start a 3 day bender... I mean conference. Continue reading to see all the juicy details on where, and how to make it to these events. And be sure to leave us a comment if you're attending so you can meetup with the BBOS team!

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    by Published on 04-18-2012 03:06 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News

    To all our BlackBerry fans in India, the moment that you have been waiting for has finally arrived. The new BlackBerry Curve 9220 is now available! The rumor has come to an end as the addition to the OS 7 smartphones has been launched today. Surely, our BB fans in India are very much excited to get this amazing, unique and affordable smartphone. Check out the below press release for more information and be sure to let us know if you will be picking up one of these smartphones!

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    by Published on 04-17-2012 05:03 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Software
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    It has been a busy day for updates even BlackBerry Desktop Software is getting some love as version 7.0 bundle 59 has made its way to the Beta Zone. Yes, we know it has been a while since an update has been available for the Blackberry Desktop Software, but that does not mean RIM has forgotten ...
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