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    by Published on 04-30-2011 01:15 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    You may remember during MWC 2011 RIM announced that BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 would be getting some new features. One of these features was the ability for 3rd party developers to integrate BBM into games, media, ect. The first to offer the integration is Telemap, thanks to the developer tools being launched last month. Telemap is a GPS service provider that powers apps from Orange, Telefonica, SFR, and other wireless carriers. The new function simply allows users to request and confirm location sharing through BBM, after which you can see where your contact is in Telmap and get turn-by-turn navigation directions to them. In addition to getting social on BlackBerry, Telmap has also recently added Facebook and Twitter functions to their Android GPS app. It's going to be interesting to see how far BBM integration will go for developers. And as always, we'll keep you updated on the latest.


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    by Published on 04-30-2011 11:54 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News



    Looks like this one was a webmaster blunder as the upcoming BlackBerry Bold Touch showed it's beautiful shape long enough for a user to capture a screenshot of the page. This comes to no surprise as it is almost fact by now that RIM plans to officially announce the Bold Touch 9900/9930 at the upcoming BlackBerry World 2011 event next week. By the snapshot looks like the motto is, 'Touching is Believing',... well? - let us touch the damn thing already!


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    by Published on 04-30-2011 09:32 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    One of the big disappointments to many users of the PlayBook at launch was the lack of a native email app. Now, it looks like at least one third-party developer has been working on a solution. The app, which is called aMail has been submitted to App World and is currently waiting for approval. The aMail app comes courtesy of AiFlex and is noted as being a "native email for multiple accounts in one easy to use app." In terms of support, the aMail app offers support for any IMAP, SMTP and POP3 account and will come with preset configurations for Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Live accounts. AiFlex has even offered up a video of the aMail app in action while everyone waits to see if RIM will give it the thumbs up. We'll keep you posted on any changes.


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    by Published on 04-30-2011 03:09 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps



    Updates are rolling out in BlackBerry App World for the popular music streaming app, Pandora. The update is version 1.1.8 which notes that it is strictly for bug fixes. So if you were having issues with Pandora, then download the update and hope for the best. Be sure to let us know of any findings/fixes you notice.


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    by Published on 04-29-2011 05:07 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News


    Bell Mobility is apparently striving to reach the mobile carrier supremacy in Canada, as they have unofficially announced that they will be launching their LTE network before the end of 2011. This come merely days after Rogers made a similar announcement.

    According to an internal document:
    Bell has completed 4G LTE trials and we are currently deploying LTE as well. Our competitors will not get in front of Bell’s network leadership. We do not make announcements about our competitive network or product plans that are too far in advance of their actual availability to customers.
    With Bell & Telus having deployed their 3G HSPA+ together in late 2009, I wouldn't be surprised if we will see the same with LTE deployment.


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    by Published on 04-29-2011 09:19 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Accessories



    If you know your BlackBerry cases, then you know that OtterBox has some of the best products to protect your device. No surprise that they have been able to join up as part of the built for BlackBerry program. BlackBerry should be proud to have their logo on the OtterBox brand.


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    by Published on 04-29-2011 04:56 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News



    RIM now expects Q1 revenue "slightly below" original guidance due to pullback in shipments of smartphones and a lower average selling price. Shares of Research In Motion are down over 10% in after hours trading. RIM also held a live webcast that went over the numbers.


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    by Published on 04-28-2011 09:19 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Software



    Yesterday we posted a rumor that BlackBerry OS 6.1 would become known as BlackBerry OS 7. That rumor now becomes fact as RIM co-CEO, Jim Balsillie has confirmed that OS 6.1 will be now known as OS 7 during a Q&A Investors Call. His reasons are that 'OS 7' includes liquid graphics, magnetometer, and more, which gives the OS enough differences from OS 6. Therefore, labeling the new OS only .1 away is far too minuscule. They concluded that BlackBerry World attendees will not be let down on the coming announcements and clarification.

    The negative about this report is that many users are speculating on whether their newly bought devices that run the current OS 6 will be getting the update to OS 7. Any thoughts to this?


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    by Published on 04-28-2011 07:53 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Software



    BlackBerry Desktop Manager rolls out update version 6.0.2.44. No details on what exactly was updated, but it is suppose to be specifically for better PlayBook compatibility. So head to your computer, get updated, and leave us some feedback on the new version!


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    by Published on 04-28-2011 07:18 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    So, when I became a blogger for BlackBerryOS, I needed a quick way to access the site. Since I use Google Chrome, I decided to make a Google Chrome Application for BlackBerryOS. When installed, this app will display a shortcut to BBOS on your New Tab page, enabling you to easily access all the wonders that is BBOS.

    Firstly, you need Google Chrome installed on your computer. To install the app, simply download the .zip file I have included as an attachment, and as a Dropbox download link, then unzip it and drag the file to Google Chrome-which should be open-and click on yes when it asks you to continue. That's it! You now have a quick and easy way to access BlackBerryOS.com!

    UPDATED: Fixed a bug where the user is not logged in when accessing the page through the app.


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    by Published on 04-28-2011 06:50 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News


    Rogers Wireless, one of Canada's leading service providers, is set to launch their LTE service in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Ottawa very soon-sometime this year. What does this mean for you lucky Rogers customers? With this service, Rogers customers will have access to the following features:

    Everyone will be able to watch streaming movies and live HDTV on their mobile devices, with crisp picture and virtually no buffering or delays
    Friends and families can video chat seamlessly – as natural as talking on the phone, with virtually no lag time
    Gamers can play their favourite multiplayer games from almost anywhere
    Businesses can implement a truly mobile workforce that is both as efficient and secure as a traditional workplace
    Also, customers will have another set of features:

    With maximum download speeds of up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 70 Mbps, how you use your mobile devices will change, and the boundaries of today will be replaced with endless possibilities.
    As if that's not enough, Rogers plans to launch this service in an additional 21 markets by the end of 2012. So even if you don't live in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, or Vancouver, you won't have long to wait for LTE to come to your doorstep.


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    by Published on 04-28-2011 04:38 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors




    Rumor is spreading fast from information that CrackBerry has received from "numerous sources" that RIM will be revealing, not OS 6.1, but rather OS 7 at the upcoming BlackBerry World conference. It seems that RIM has decided to re-brand the OS 6.1 update completely as BlackBerry 7 without adding any type of OS QNX to the design base. This sudden move may be a way to further separate the OS from the BlackBerry 6 name, and give the upcoming devices their own OS 7 flavor. However, rumor also has it that current phones running BB6 may not get any BB7 action right off the bat - which could make sense, given that new features like NFC are only present in upcoming devices. Keep in mind that all of this is as of now unconfirmed, but we hope to see that any changes won't affect the user in a difficult way. Will this affect you in how you see the upcoming OS?


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    by Published on 04-27-2011 04:57 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps


    Tungle.me, a cloud-based scheduling application that syncs your calender items will all your social networking accounts and your calendar program, has been acquired by RIM today. Hopefully, this will lead the way to additional features in the BlackBerry Operating system, which will most probably be widely embraced. Tungle already has a BlackBerry application, available here, but they should now discontinue development on it, while focusing on integrating it within RIM's OS. Tungle currently supports Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, iCal/Entourage, Lotus Notes, LotusLive, Windows Live, and Yahoo!

    Today we are pleased to announce that Tungle has joined Research In Motion (RIM). We’re excited that the Tungle team is bringing their expertise in cloud-based, cross-platform, calendar management to the BlackBerry platform.

    Tungle is a leading provider of cloud-based calendar and scheduling services that makes it easy for users to share their availability and schedule appointments regardless of their choice of desktop, mobile or cloud-based calendar. Tungle connects users on Google, Yahoo!, FaceBook, TripIt, Plancast, Outlook, iCal, LotusNotes, LotusLive, and WindowsLive. If you are not already familiar with them you can find out more about Tungle at Tungle.me | Scheduling Made Easy.

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    by Published on 04-27-2011 08:37 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook


    How easily do tablets break if dropped? Apparently pretty easily according to the drop test performed by Square Trade on a new BlackBerry PlayBook. The drop tests were performed from waist-high as trying to simulate if you drop the tablet from a coffee table or on the street.

    • Drop #1 - Scratched the corners, broke glass in the corner
    • Drop #2 - Landed flat on the screen and shattered it

    I'd like to see a drop test with the PlayBook in a few different style cases. Anyone willing to sacrifice theirs for the cause?


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    by Published on 04-26-2011 10:30 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors


    One of the new devices for RIM's device timeline for 2011 is an update for the Storm - which will probably be called the BlackBerry Touch (a.k.a Moncao/Monza). According to T-Mo news, T-Mobile will have this device in their lineup by late June, more specifically the 29th of June. This device will feature a HUGE improvement in the Storm's hardware, with the full list of specs for you to view here. Thoughts? Will you be buying one?


    Source:Crackberry
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