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    by Published on 05-01-2012 09:22 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Software



    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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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Rumors


    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
    Categories:
    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
    Categories:
    1. App Reviews,
    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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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps
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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
    Categories:
    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
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps
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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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    by Published on 04-29-2012 02:32 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News



    We knew this was coming! Just a couple days ago we got our first look at the BB 10 Alpha dev device in which had us all questioning the physique and details of the body. Today, the device gets undressed a bit more as CB posts more leaked photos, yet again. This time showing some hardware features, and from different angles.

    Something else I ought to point out in the middle of all of this leaked photo pandemonium, is that the mockup I made of a BB 10 device looks strikingly along the same lines *snickers*. But I was going off of what we were told by RIM, that the device would look similar to the PlayBook. Amazing what fakes we saw along the way. Just riveting! But remember, this is just a Alpha device, and we are told by RIM that this device is not going to be the finished product BB 10 device to release this fall.

    It looks as though from the images that there is a HDMI, USB, and possibly a SIM or SD slot on one side. On the other the volume controls which most likely will model after the PlayBook's volume up/down and play/pause button in between. There is no buttons on the homescreen (yes!), which means that gestures are most likely going to be part of how the OS operates.

    I'm betting we see a few more leaked photos of the the actual OS in action before the BlackBerry 10 Alpha devices are given out at the BB 10 Jam conference on Wednesday. Stay tuned...

    Check out the other BB 10 Alpha pics in the forums, and let us know what you think about the leaked shots of the BlackBerry 10 Alpha Dev device in the comments!


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    by Published on 04-29-2012 03:01 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    Last week, we received an updated PlayBook OS (2.0.1.358), and with a bit of investigative work we discovered that RIM had updated their preloaded/default apps for PlayBook. Zinio, a premier app for magazines now comes preloaded on PlayBook. Since it's release in mid-March, Zinio has grown exponentially in it's amount of users. It's great to see RIM creating this lasting partnership with Zinio.

    Zinio is the premier app for magazines, giving readers immediate access to thousands of global titles. Read and download single issues or subscriptions of your favorite magazines and sync your library to your home computer, smart phone and tablet seamlessly. Keep up with trending topics and stories from magazines like Rolling Stone, The Economist, Hello!, US Weekly, T3, Macworld, Travel + Leisure and many more.

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    by Published on 04-27-2012 03:38 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps


    Update: Foursquare for BlackBerry has been updated again to v3.9.1 this afternoon. The only change is apparently a bug fix for OS 5 users.

    Now with NFC support of OS 7.1, Foursquare is now updated to v3.9! While on the go, you can easily tell friends where you are, share pictures, get their comments ("I'm right around the corner, I'll stop by to say hello"), and get insider tips and reviews ("order the Lobster Ravioli; it's the best dish by far."). Tons of places offer discounts and freebies to the foursquare community, and you earn points and badges for doing the things you love. If you want, you can easily post your proudest check-ins to Facebook or Twitter.

    This version of foursquare includes a few core improvements to the app:

    • Updated message notification support, now see your notification within your BlackBerry message list alongside your email and other app notifications.
    • Improved GPS logic
    • NFC support for OS 7.1 devices. Now share venue/tip via NFC or checkin.

    Be sure to let us know how this update works for you in the comments!

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    by Published on 04-27-2012 12:29 PM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices
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    Once again the mysterious BlackBerry 10 device deemed the BlackBerry London has made its way to the inter-webs. This time its not even the device, but its box that is causing quite the stir. Either way with any "leaked" image we always have to make sure we aren't quick
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    by Published on 04-27-2012 12:55 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Themes,
    2. BlackBerry News



    Can't wait to get to Orlando for the BlackBerry Jam and World events? Me neither! For now though, we can throw some bling on our device screens with the newly made BlackBerry Jam & World wallpapers done by @Pootermobile. As you can see from my screenshot below, these wallpapers look hot! Resolutions available are; PlayBook, 360×400, 360×480, 480×320, 480×360, 480×640, 480×800, 640×480. Pretty much for all devices. Head to the Pootermobile site now to download these wallpapers, and be sure to leave a comment saying thanks!




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    by Published on 04-26-2012 05:14 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Software



    Desktop Manager for Mac has just been updated to v2.3.1! With this update comes support to be able to synchronize your media files, backup and restore your data, and update software on BlackBerry PlayBook tablets running OS 2.0.1. Next time you fire up your DM for Mac, be sure to check for updates and get updated to this latest version. For more details on this release, see: BlackBerry Desktop Software - Manuals and Guides

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    by Published on 04-26-2012 12:45 PM
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    In BlackBerry App World today, Facebook has been updated to version 3.0.0.17 from the previous version of 3.0.0.15. Bug Fixes include a Wi-Fi issue and a freezing issue that some users have reported encountering. So, be sure to upgrade today! ...
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