Google has just updated their search experience for BlackBerry devices running on OS 6. They have added a number of enhanced search features integrated throughout the homepage and search result pages, making searching faster and easier on google, especially on touch-enabled BlackBerry devices. These features and more are available on most RIM OS 6.0+ devices with WebKit browsers like the BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry Bold 9780, and can be accessed in 20 languages across 70 countries:
Enter searches faster: Save time by using autocomplete and search history queries that appear beneath the search box as you type.
Web search: Find what you're searching for fast. Comprehensive results pages let you see relevant websites, images, videos, news, real-time results and more. Simply click on the arrow button ‘>>’ to the left of the top search box for more refinement options.
Image search: Swipe through image results quickly and easily on touch enabled devices. Start by selecting ‘Images’ at the top of google.com, then enter a search. From there, click on any image to view a larger size.
Local search: Find restaurants, shops and other popular business categories with a single tap. Start by selecting ‘Places’ at the top of google.com, then click on an icon from the Places homepage.
To try out the new features, go to www.google.com from your mobile browser.
We are happy to share that BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac v2.1 is now available for all to download! BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac v2.1 includes media sync support for the BlackBerry PlayBook. In addition to being able to drag and drop files directly to BlackBerry PlayBook over USB or Wi-Fi, you can now use Desktop Software for Mac to sync music, photos and videos with iTunes and iPhoto over USB. You can also sign up for the BlackBerry Beta Zone program and get in on future version of this software as well.
Apparently someone decided to tip their waiter in a bizarre way today & let him play with some unreleased BlackBerry smartphones.
Californa Sandwiches tweeted a photo of the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 & BlackBerry Torch 9860 out in the wild somewhere in downtown Toronto. As you can see from the photo, both devices are rockin' on the Telus Mobility network.
Is a Telus Mobility release of these devices closer than we had previously expected?
My favorite LED alert app has just been updated to v7.09. In this release the UberSocial alert gets updated, and also the new addition of the Nimbuzz alert. The developer also states that a connection bug has also been fixed. If you are looking for a simpler alternative to your other alert apps, I suggest getting Blink. It's clean and simple - what you want in a alert app. Plus the developers, VikySoft, are always keeping the app updated to support the latest social networks, ect.
Google is stirring up quite a "Buzz" once again with their new Google social network, Google+. With this new network comes the mobile apps. And if Google wants to make it as a Facebook competitor, they will need to have a great mobile system in place. Good news for Google, is they have just that. The Google+ app is already available for the Android OS, and is coming soon to iPhone, iPad, iPod with iOS 4+. BlackBerry will see Google+ mobile, but in the form of a basic web app, which I'm assuming won't be much different from the Android app as the video above demonstrates. It will require a OS 6+ BlackBerry device to be able to use the web app as stated in the details of Google's website. See the picture below of what the menu of the web page currently looks like when you access the basic Google+ mobile site...
How about everyone? Will you leave your Facebook cave to jump on the Google+ bandwagon? I for one, am very interested in the new features and how the hangout video chat groups will work out. As of now, you can only use Google+ by invitation only. See the links below for more info and how to receive an invite. Head to the BBOS Forum and leave us your thoughts on Google's new endeavor.
OtterBox, the makers of high quality BlackBerry cases, is wasting no time in making sure that they have cases ready for the launch of the new Bold Touch 9900/9930 devices. Just take a look at the picture above of how tough that BB looks with a OtterBox case. Are you a OtterBox fan? Tell us your story in the comments!
Mark your calendar to attend the BlackBerry 7 webinar on Wednesday June 29th 2011. You will learn more about how to get your applications ready for the new BlackBerry 7 smartphones (including the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone and BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone), what’s new in the BlackBerry 7 release and how to add these features into your application.
Many of you might of noticed an update for SocialScope for BlackBerry to v0.9.6.20 today. No changelog yet, but i seems the update is to fix an issue with Twitter API. It's also been discovered that it includes 4 new themes.
**Many of you may still see 0.9.6.12, the update is slowly making itself available**
Hello BBOS members and guests, it's time for our Weekly Recap for 6/19 - 6/25, 2011. Check out the official BBOS BlackBerry PlayBook Review, and don't forget to enter our PlayBook Giveaway Contest ending July 1! The links below are the "in a nutshell" of what happened in everything BlackBerry last week. Enjoy!
Another sign of the upcoming Bold 9930 and the 9850 device getting closer to release as a screenshot was captured of the two devices in the CelleBrite POS system. They sure are bleeding us with anticipation as we slowly get to launch day on these beauties. Let us know in the comments what your new device will be!
Another leaked Email Setup App emerges from the recently leaked OS 18.104.22.168. This should only be installed on a OS 6 device, nothing lower. Also, keep in mind that this is a leak so use digression. Here is a few words of advice from the creator of the leak...
Desktop install recommended
Email Setup Application v7.11.0619.1924 from the 22.214.171.124 leak
Try at your own risk - but this definitely works on 9800 - OS .570+ (what I've used it on) and therefore **should** work fine on 9780, 9700, 9300, 910x - other devices I'm not sure about.
I recommend a backup before installing, just to be on the safer side (I normally just inject the .cods into any Javas I'm about to install or after I've installed and restored)
CommunicAsia2011 has sadly come to an end, but you can keep a part of it on your device by downloading the theme created by dlodlnodllly. This theme is very user-friendly & also includes a built-in screenshot application, letting you share those sweet homescreen shots with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
With every day that passes by, the excitement for the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 grows. We've seen many blurry videos surface recently of the device, but good & clear video were not to be found.
Well, thanks to the recent Digital Experience! event, which was held earlier this week in New York City, we now have a good quality video of this yet-to-be-released device.
Register now for BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 and save $250 USD off the onsite rate with our early bird offer when you register by August 26, 2011. Save even more with the Registration & Hotel Bundle! Bundle your registration fee and hotel costs together, and get 4 nights at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis for the price of 3. Find out more about the Hotel Bundle. Will you be attending? Let us know!
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