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    by Published on 01-13-2012 01:59 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps

    See what's happening with BlackBerry at CES 2012. Check out some new features coming to your BlackBerry PlayBook with OS 2.0, and catch a glimpse of some of the great new apps for your BlackBerry smartphone or tablet. Be sure to watch for the upcoming release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 as we'll keep you posted the second it becomes available.
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    by Published on 01-12-2012 08:24 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    2. BlackBerry Software



    BlackBerry's most popular Bible app has been updated to version 3.7. Version 3.7 now allows users more granular control over their bookmarks. Anyone that uses this app will know that bookmarks are big deal when reading. The update also brings some communication and font fixes. Here is what's new in this release:
    • New bookmark features: List the bookmark by labels, Select from existing labels to add to bookmarks, Select multiple bookmarks for mass operation such as deletion, highlightin, and changing lables
    • when the communication has difficulties, the requests are queued instead of sent simultaneously to the server.
    • The font size can be set in points instead of 3 fixed levels of pixels, so that the text can be more easily read on higher-resolution screens.

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    by Published on 01-12-2012 07:56 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    Security researchers at this years Infiltrate security conference have discovered a new vulnerability that has potential to allow malicious applications to access personal information. Zach Lanier & Ben Nell both of the Intrepidous Group are responsible for finding the vulnerability.

    This particular vulnerability relates to the PlayBooks native applications. When a native application for the PlayBook is created the developer has access to a unique file called the .ALL file. This file on the QNK based system allows them access to shared data or files. In short, there is a flaw which allows native developers access to files they should not have access to.

    The .ALL file when used security researchers allowed them to access a PlayBook owners bookmarks, Wi-Fi access points, BBM username and info, desktop manager token, and the BlackBerry Bridge token. This token is pretty much the key that connects the BlackBerry device to the PlayBook. The Bluetooth connection between the PlayBook and phone is secure, but the problem is that this token can be used by a native developer to query the bridge for data they should not have access to.

    RIM has spoken out about this vulnerability in the following official statement:

    Media Statement: Infiltrate conference
    “The BlackBerry PlayBook issue described at the Infiltrate security conference has been resolved with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, which is scheduled to be available as a free download to customers in February 2012. There are no known exploits and risk is mitigated by the fact that a user would need to install and run a malicious application after initiating a BlackBerry Bridge connection with their BlackBerry smartphone.”
    So there you have it. It looks as though RIM will not be fixing this, as they state that OS 2.0 has resolved the issue. It seems as though the PlayBook and its QNX based OS is getting its fair share of security testing.
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    by Published on 01-12-2012 07:07 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News



    A new year means new things, and many of those new things will be electronics. The Consumer Electronics Show or CES, starts off the new year with a display of the years hottest gadgets it is also a place were tech giants can show off their latest projects. Like the other tech giants, the BlackBerry maker RIM is also there to make Bold statement.

    This year it seems as though RIM has taken their marketing to the next level. Attendees reported that they were promptly greeted by a team of Blackberry ambassadors eagerly awaiting to connect with BlackBerry owners. RIM even took it a step further and offered limo rides and fresh batteries to those that requested it via BBM. All this to really say thanks for sticking with BlackBerry.

    This week RIM has been showing off the much anticipated PlayBook OS 2.0. Its not all about glitz and glam here, it's about much needed functionality and productivity that was missing in the PlayBooks initial release. RIM also released a video walk-through of PlayBook OS 2.0 and another video showing off some nice remote features. It may be the right move at the right time as many say that OS 2.0 will make or break the longevity of the PlayBook. In addition, RIM formally announced OS 7.1 and many have found it to be a breath of fresh air on their new OS 7 devices. Mobile Hotspot and WiFi calling are just two of the new features of OS 7.1.

    Last year at CES we saw that RIM's only focus was on the BlackBerry PlayBook. This year its full speed ahead for the company. The PlayBook's OS 2.0 will be the start of something fresh this year followed by the release of BlackBerry 10 devices later in the year. RIM is off to a good start this year.
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    by Published on 01-12-2012 04:12 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    2. BlackBerry Software


    Annu Dawar, Sr. Product Manager for BlackBerry 7, provides background on Near Field Communication (NFC) and BlackBerry technology, as well as walks through the features of BlackBerry Tag and all of the apps that are able to integrate with this new functionality provided in OS 7.1 for BlackBerry smartphones.
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    by Published on 01-12-2012 04:03 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Software


    RIM officially launched the OS 7.1 update for BlackBerry 7 smartphones this week. At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the Inside BlackBerry Blog caught up with Annu Dawar, Sr Product Manager for BlackBerry 7, to give us an in-depth insider perspective on all things BlackBerry OS 7.1. Tell us what you think about OS 7.1 in the comments!
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    by Published on 01-12-2012 03:51 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps


    Cut the Rope, the long-awaited (besides Angry Birds) hit game has finally arrived for the BlackBerry PlayBook! Join MORE THAN 60 MILLION PEOPLE who have already played this game on other platforms and gave it an average rating of 4.81 (out of 5)! You can pick this game up for only $2.99 for a limited time in BB App World.

    The little monster Om Nom is hungry and the only thing standing between him and a full belly is you - that is your help cutting the ropes that hold the candy he wants. Swipe your finger across the ropes to release the delicious bundles into his mouth. But don’t forget to collect the stars and break the bubbles along the way - easier said than done when enemies and obstacles await!
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    by Published on 01-12-2012 03:37 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors


    We are certainly taking this with a grain of salt, but it seems that T-Mobile may have given the BlackBerry Torch 9810 a shorter lifespan than what we expected.

    According to a T-Mobile Customer Care chat transcript found on TMoNews, it would seem that the device had been added to End Of Life as of January 3rd, 2012. That would put the device as being available for merely 8 weeks.

    Now, I know many of you may think this is ridiculous, but please keep this in mind: The BlackBerry Torch 9800/9810 really didn't have much to be able to differentiate between both, & it's quite likely that the lack of Marketing of this updated model didn't provide the sales figures that T-Mobile was expecting.

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    by Published on 01-12-2012 01:45 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps


    UberSocial continues to improve as a new update v1.304 has been released unto the public. Get updated and be sure to let us know of any findings/fixes you come across. Full change log below.

    Changes from 1.3 to 1.304 include:
    • We've redesigned the tweet composer screen to be simpler, more friendly, and provide more room
    • Fixed the bug where on some devices the character count on the compose tweet screen didn't work
    • Completely re-written Facebook oauth logic, resolves issue with facebook web page not rendering correctly on the built-in browser widget and the in-ability to login if you setup your facebook security to require the naming of a new device login
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    by Published on 01-12-2012 01:42 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps



    Poynt for BlackBerry has been updated to v1.8.5. With the update comes support for more BlackBerry 7 devices, some nice UI improvements and Telenav Library update. Poynt is an award-winning local search app that lets you find and connect with businesses, movies, restaurants, people, offers and events near you whenever and wherever you need them. Poynt allows you to interact with your search through placing calls to businesses, mapping directions, viewing showtimes and movie trailers or reserving a table at a local restaurant. Poynt is available FREE in BlackBerry App World.
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    by Published on 01-12-2012 01:35 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    BeBuzz is certainly a must-have app for our BlackBerryOS readers. The ability to control the color of the LED on our BlackBerrys should be a native function but since it isn't, BeBuzz helps customize it in a seamless way. BeBuzz is one of the most successful BlackBerry apps, and with their latest update it's pretty evident why.

    Today's updated version of v5.0.24 does bring a few bug fixes from last week's v5.0.22, but real hidden gem of news in all of this is that BellShare apps are now available once again on Mobihand!
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    by Published on 01-11-2012 02:01 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. Leaked OS,
    3. BlackBerry Software




    Looks like OS 7.1 is beginning to become mainstream among OS 7 devices. RIM has slowly been rolling it out over the past few weeks. So if you have a Curve 9360 get out that USB cord and give your device a fresh upgrade, and don't forget to leave us a comment to let us know how it works for you!
    Warning: Please remember that this IS NOT an official release operating system. If you wish to install this OS keep in mind that this may cause your phone to not function correctly. If you are not comfortable and/or unsure as how to upgrade to this OS and need assistance, please click the link below.
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    by Published on 01-11-2012 02:52 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry Software


    Visa Inc. and Visa Europe have announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900, BlackBerry Bold 9790, BlackBerry Curve 9380 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 have been added to the list of Visa compliant payment products available for commercial deployment by financial institutions. These devices have been certified with Visa payWave, Visa’s mobile application for payments at the point-of-sale.

    RIM has been a leader in developing NFC technology and is committed to working with key partners to build a strong ecosystem to lead the next generation of payment methods. RIM’s key NFC developments are highlighted below:
    • The latest BlackBerry 7.1 OS update, announced yesterday, incorporates BlackBerry Tag. By simply tapping their NFC enabled BlackBerry smartphone against another NFC enabled BlackBerry smartphone, users can make sharing documents, contact information, photos and other multimedia content easier than ever.
    • The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 are the first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be certified by MasterCard as PayPass-approved devices.
    • HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, announced in September 2011 an industry first with plans to support the company’s iCLASS digital keys and mobile secure identity on NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones.
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    by Published on 01-11-2012 01:30 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News


    Sunday At Twelve talks about their music and how BBM has helped them to connect with their fans and organize with the band efficiently! Get to know more about Sunday At Twelve in:
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    by Published on 01-10-2012 11:09 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Rumors


    Earlier today news surfaced after Research in Motion's senior director of business development, Marty Mallick, was quoted saying “...there will be touch BB10 devices as well as QWERTY BB10 devices. Both of those will exist.”

    While this still leaves much to the imagination in regards to which smartphones will be included, it's a relief to know that I will continue to have access to a full QWERTY keyboarded phone after the release of BlackBerry 10. He also stated that the devices could possibly have the screen resolution enjoyed by PlayBook owners, but they will for sure share the same aspect ratio.
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