Emma Watson, known for her role in the hit movie series Harry Potter, is still rocking her BlackBerry Bold device. She looks like she is in a moment of thought in the picture. Must be thinking about the latest news and reviews on BlackBerryOS.com! What do you think is on Emma's mind? (Keep it clean...ish).
It seems that app developers can have a change of mind/heart. Kayak announced back in February that they would no longer active support, launch any new features, updates or fixes to problems that may arise on the KAYAK BlackBerry app as their system changes.
Today, almost four months after that announcement,
The popular GPS navigator Telmap has given UK Blackberry users a nice gift. They are currently offering their 3D moving map, voice-guided, navigation program free to BlackBerry users in the UK. Telmap has been one of the leading providers of location-based services for mobile devices. If your
RIM has just released DM v7.1 Beta in the Beta Zone. Biggest additions with this new version is the support for 4G PlayBooks and BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices. Since the release of the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device, there have been some issues arising for developers. Some have experienced Android Player issues, while others have bricked their devices by using the wiping option. This update to Desktop Software v7.1 Beta is suppose to alleviate these issues.
Here is the changelog for v7.1 Beta:
- Media sync enhancements including individual selection, sync by album, and customizable columns in collections mode
- Support for 4G PlayBooks
- Support for new BlackBerry 7 OS devices
- Major bug fixes and PIM sync improvements as highlighted in the Release Notes (in downloads section)
- Support for BB10 Alpha Developer devices
Developers will be able to update their Dev Alpha devices as soon as RIM releases a update into the community. My guess is that it's not that far off. We'll keep you posted when they do.
Another feather in RIM's cap today was announced with BlackBerry OS platforms 7 and 7.1 being approved for government use in Australia and New Zealand. Again, wonderful news for a "failing" company. So, before you read on, dance a Haka and throw another shrimp on the
Need for Speed: Undercover for PlayBook received a slight update jump from v2.1 to v2.2! Check your updates on your PlayBook and get updated. No change log on the update, so make sure to let us know if you notice anything new or different.
Da Da Da!!! And I'm not talking about the 80's song by the band Trio. Today, Research In Motion has announced that their fantastic smartphone, the Bold 9900, will be available in Russia on carriers Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and Vimplecom. So, fire up some "Back In The U.S.S.R.",
Research In Motion keeps on doing what they do best which is providing the best quality phones and operating systems for public and private entities. Again, BlackBerry has been approved by a national government. This time the BlackBerry 7 OS and the accompanying phones are approved
Smarter Apps Inc. is offering a special offer on Vampires vs. Hunter. With the release of that "summer vampire" movie. They have put Vampires vs. Hunter ON SALE for a limited-time-only offer. For only $1.99, that's 60% off - you can have hours of blood-thirsty battles defending your castle from the Vampire Lord and his demonic creatures!
- Engaging audio and visual experience
- 3 unique game boards
- 45 levels of intense vampire hunting gameplay
- Progress and earn new weapons and defences to fend off more challenging enemies
RIM's R&D department has been getting busy this year with some new creative ideas. RIM latest patent proposes a battery-charging holster. Yes, that's right a cell phone holster that will charge your Blackberry. How cool would that been. The idea behind the new holster is that it would charge your BlackBerry on the go and give you notifications through built in speakers. Sounds interesting. Would this mean an end to battery charging as we know it?
At BlackBerry 10 Jam, Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development at RIM, spoke on what's possible with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform and what's coming for BlackBerry developer communities. In the video, Alec also talks about certain myths that are being portrayed on the BlackBerry developer experience, and he also invites a few partners to the stage for BlackBerry 10 demos. Hit the link below for a more complete list of BB 10 app demos.
Finally, Google Docs is available for your BlackBerry device through a 3rd party app! GDocs allows you to easily Access, Manage, and Upload to your Google Docs Account from Your BlackBerry. GDocs puts all the functionality of the desktop version of Google Docs on your BlackBerry device. Quickly and easily create, filter, star, share, rename, delete and upload documents from
Now that BlackBerry 10 Jam has come and gone, there have been many developers that weren't able to make the event who would like to see a replay of the Jam Keynote. I was able to attend the Keynote myself, but due to strict policy, we were not allowed to record video during this event. However, the official BlackBerry YouTube account has uploaded most of the Keynote in a series of videos that outline the various demos that took place. Below you will find links to each video demo. Be sure to leave us your feedback!