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    by Published on 05-04-2012 03:34 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    During the BlackBerry World party at Universal Studios, we posted some of the first shots of the night as we saw a live demo of the upcoming Pacemaker DJ music creating app. During that same night, our guest dev writer, Corran from c2dev.org, recorded a great video of the live event from his own PlayBook! It's the best video I've seen from the event so far from an attendee. We are super exited for the release of this app into the the coming month or so, how about you? Let us know what you think of the app in action!
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    by Published on 05-04-2012 07:25 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News
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    After one of the largest gatherings of BlackBerry fans and professionals, at BlackBerry World 2012, RIM's shares see a new 8yr low. One would have to be living under a rock to not to hear the news about RIM's new BB 10 OS, and its new Alpha device, but it seems as though
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    by Published on 05-03-2012 01:18 PM
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    Sitting here behind my laptop watching and reading what has come out of BBWC and BlackBerry Jam has made me envious. How much I wish I'd have been able to attend this year's festivities in Orlando. In lieu of that, I've depended upon the eyes, ears and minds of others to inform me of ...
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    by Published on 05-03-2012 06:58 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    The 4G BlackBerry PlayBook will come to a reality later on this year. RIM's CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that a 4G version will be coming by the end of the year. Early specs on the devices suggest that it will have a 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor, and NFC, other than that it is said to be pretty similar to the current PlayBook. RIM has also confirmed that they are working on a 10-inch PlayBook as well, which leaves one wondering if we may see a 10-inch LTE device by the end of the year.

    No matter what the specs are, it still leaves some wondering how well consumers will perceive the new device. It was over a year ago that RIM first launched the PlayBook, and it is no secret how well that went. So will consumers give the PlayBook 4G another go? Will businesses embrace it with open arms? Only time will tell, but having a constant 4G connection on a superior device is pretty awesome!
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    by Published on 05-02-2012 03:09 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Facebook For BlackBerry Smartphones v3.1 is available in Beta Zone starting today. Check out below for the complete change log.

    The following fixes/new features have been implemented in Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones 3.1.0.7:

    • Liking Comments
      You spoke and we listened! A very popular feature request is now available in Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones 3.1 as you can now like/unlike comments from within the comment screen. The new version of Facebook for BlackBerry also gives you the ability to see the Facebook users who have liked a post.


    • Group Support
      The new Facebook for BlackBerry also allows you to view and interact with Facebook Groups. Users can now view their Groups from within the application as well as write, comment and like posts on the Group Wall.


    • Child Protection Support


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    by Published on 05-02-2012 09:21 AM
    Categories:
    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Devices,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    Annoyed with the shutter sound of the camera on your BlackBerry device? I have good news for you, S4BB Limited just released their brand new app which will provide a spontaneous picture taking experience without the shutter sound. They have launched their new app called Silent Foto that gets rid of the shutter sound when taking pictures anywhere you go.


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    by Published on 05-02-2012 07:40 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps

    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 06:26 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps


    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 06:21 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News


    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 06:14 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Games
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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 06:09 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps
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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 02:26 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    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 11:24 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    2. BlackBerry Software
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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 10:22 AM
    Categories:
    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 07:14 AM
    Categories:
    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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