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    by Published on 05-02-2012 06:40 AM
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    Looks like BBM version 6.2 will be hanging around the Beta Zone for a little longer. Although it has already been officially released, members of the Beta Zone were notified that the BBM 6.2 beta program will remain open. Beta Zone coordinators have issued the following statement:
    BlackBerry Messenger 6.2 Staying Open LongerHi everyone, Although BBM 6.2 has officially launched, the BlackBerry Messenger 6.2 Beta Program will be staying open slightly longer than orginally mentioned in the BBM 6.2 launch notice. That means more time for you to give feedback on the app! Keep it coming
    In addition we have received word that some users are receiving BBM version 6.2.0.51. Not sure whats new in this version or what the change log is. We will just have to wait and see. If you are seeing this update be sure to let us know your findings an fixes.

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    by Published on 05-02-2012 05:26 AM
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    Gear head? Petrol Head? The world's most watched television program, the BBC's Top Gear, is now available for your BlackBerry Phone and Playbook. If you're a fan of Jezza, The Hamster and Captain Slow you're going to find this app a wonderful addition to your collection.

    The Top Gear App Includes:

    • Latest Top Gear news
    • Show Clips and Behind the scenes clips
    • Episode Reviews (Location restricted)
    • Latest Car Reviews
    • Links to other Top Gear related stuff (wallpaper, Top Gear Store, etc..)



    Download the Free Top Gear app for the Playbook and BlackBerry Smartphone

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    by Published on 05-02-2012 05:21 AM
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    So basically I love taking pictures. And I am very excited to experience the new and improved camera on the BlackBerry 10. This is not just the usual camera we use on a mobile phone where there is face detection and all but it has the capability ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2012 05:14 AM
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    If you are wondering what else the BlackBerry 10 can offer, well you have to check this one out. Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, has announced a great line-up of 11 games for the upcoming BlackBerry 10. They have mentioned few titles that they will be ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2012 05:09 AM
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    This is really interesting! Wikitude has announced that they are going to bring their very popular Augmented Reality application to the new BlackBerry 10 platform. I love Wikitude as much as I love Facebook or Twitter and I love it more after reading the press release. For now, let us ...
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    by Published on 05-01-2012 01:26 PM
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    3. BlackBerry Software



    The excitement just keeps on coming! Following today's BlackBerry World keynote session, we were invited to an exclusive hands-on session with the BlackBerry10 Alpha Device!

    As many of you may already know, this device is basically a mini-PlayBook. The overall UI is a stripped down version of the PlayBook OS (Alpha Device is running 10.0.4.197). Most of the BB10 features demonstrated in today's keynote are lacking in the developer device, as this device is mainly meant for developer to test their BB10 apps.

    OS: BlackBerry 10 Developer Preview V 10.0.4.197
    Display: 4.2-inch 1280x768 HD LCD (356dpi) touch screen
    Storage: 16GB Internal
    Network: Quad Band HSPA+, No LTE support enabled. microSIM
    Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC
    Cameras: Front Facing with no flash. Rear Camera with Flash
    Ports: 3.5MM Headphone Jack, microHDMI, microUSB
    Battery: Non-Removable

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    by Published on 05-01-2012 10:24 AM
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    Even more exciting news has arrived today as developers can now get their hands on the epic Cascades SDK. Amazing things can be done with this SDK especially with native UI elements. Some feature highlights for the Cascades framework are as follows:

    Cascades UI and ...
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    by Published on 05-01-2012 09:22 AM
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    Things are starting to get busy now that BB World is under way. We now have some info regarding BB 10 and have some pictures to share with you. BB 10 is looking amazing. Take a look at these new features and layouts...

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    by Published on 05-01-2012 06:14 AM
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    It has been a strange couple of days for RIM, as they have been stuck in the middle of controversy once again. This time being blamed for a flash mob outside an Apple store in Sydney Australia. It was rather interesting how this one played out. Initially it was Samsung who was said to be behind the strange "Wake Up" campaign. However, Samsung publicly denied it stating that " Samsung Electronics Australia has nothing to do with the 'Wake-Up Campaign".

    So who could it be? BBOS member DownForce pointed out in a forum post that RIM was now being blamed for the "Wake Up" protest, and pointed to and article that showed why. Some digging around by an associate at Macworld Australia showed that the websites sources code pointed to RIM's AU website. Sounds, like RIM got caught with their pants down on this one.

    Furthermore, RIM has since issued a statement saying they were indeed behind the Australian "Wake Up" campaign. Richelle Gillett, the Account Director from Spectrum Communications for BlackBerry has issued the following statement:

    “We can confirm that the Australian ‘Wake Up’ campaign, which involves a series of experiential activities taking place across Sydney and Melbourne, was created by RIM Australia. A reveal will take place on May 7th that will aim to provoke conversation on what ‘being in business’ means to Australians.

    Strange, embarrassing, awkward may all be appropriate words to describe RIM's latest advertising campaign, but it does lead us to another question. What is this "Wake Up" campaign for? There is a web site associated with this campaign that simply has a count down timer to May 7 in which RIM is apparently going to make a big announcement. RIM has mentioned that the announcement will aim to provoke conversation on what "being in business" means to Australians, one has to wonder why would they make something business like so exciting.
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    by Published on 04-30-2012 08:55 PM
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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps
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    Sketch W Friends is a real-time, multi-player, virtual game based on the classic games of Pictionary and Charades.

    They say “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

    Are you one of those people who can conjure up a picture for just about any word?
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    by Published on 04-30-2012 08:49 PM
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    2. BlackBerry Games,
    3. BlackBerry PlayBook


    I could not have been more exited to see a classic video game character once again come back to life. Lara Croft has been the face of the popular Tomb Raider series and has been the bad girl of video game characters since 1996. If your like me then you probably grew up playing this game on the PC. This time Lara makes her makes her way to the BlackBerry PlayBook, in the title called The Guardian Of Light.


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    by Published on 04-30-2012 06:56 PM
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    Hey folks, the anticipated BlackBerry Bridge Update that fixed the predictive auto text bug that people reported having in the Playbook update 2.0.1 has been released.

    If you don't see it in your My World, refresh your list by holding down ALT and pressing R S T
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    by Published on 04-30-2012 03:34 PM


    The time has finally come upon us! BlackBerryOS is live on location for BlackBerry World 2012. We will be bringing tons of content to you over the next few days! Keep your eyes peeled to @BlackBerryOS for real-time updates!
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    by Published on 04-30-2012 03:21 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Accessories



    The news coming from BlackBerry World is starting a bit early! RIM is introducing a new accessory, the BlackBerry Music Gateway, tonight at the BlackBerry Solutions Showcase from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Palms Ballroom. The new BlackBerry Music Gateway lets you wirelessly stream music to your home or car stereo from your BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook™ tablet or any Bluetooth® enabled device*. Once connected to the BlackBerry Music Gateway, customers are able to control their music from up to 30 feet away from the stereo, without missing a single beat.

    The showcase will also be open for the duration of BlackBerry World. Stop by for a demo and take a look at all it has to offer:

    • Connections Made Simple – Using NFC, simply tap your NFC enabled BlackBerry to connect to the BlackBerry Music Gateway**, or connect via standard Bluetooth for universal connectivity of any Bluetooth enabled device such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
    • Enjoy Wireless Freedom - Stream music from your BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook, or any other Bluetooth enabled device. BlackBerry Music Gateway connects to any existing home stereo equipment or car stereo using the RCA or 3.5mm cables included in the box.
    • Wireless Remote Control – Use your device as the remote for complete control of playback, track changes, and volume.
    • Multitasking – Access other applications or surf the web while playing music. Music automatically pauses when an incoming phone call is received and continues when the call is ended without skipping a beat.
    Getting music on your BlackBerry has never been easier. Customers can sync their personal music library, purchase albums and songs from the BlackBerry Music Store or stream music from the numerous BlackBerry App World™ music apps such as BBM Music, Pandora or Slacker, for a rich multimedia experience.

    Availability and Pricing:

    The BlackBerry Music Gateway will begin shipping in June 2012 and will be available on www.shopblackberry.com for US$49.99.





    *Bluetooth enabled devices must feature the A2DP and AVRCP profiles.
    ** For tap to pair and connect feature, device must feature Near Field Communication (NFC).
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    by Published on 04-30-2012 10:54 AM
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    One of the best social networking apps for BlackBerry has received an update today. Twitter for BlackBerry has received been updated to v.3.0.0.24 which gives few bug fixes.

    Below are the change logs provided:

    • Fixed error preventing some users from launching
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