We reported earlier that BlackBerry World had been down for many users. The cause is still uncertain as to what the underlying issue was, but BlackBerry has tweeted that they have identified and solved the problem. As well, full access is expected to return to users throughout the day.
The popular notification app by BellShare, BeBuzz 10 Pro, has been updated with new features and fixes. It's nice to see this update come shortly after the release. Much needed improvements! See the full changelog below:
* Added support for per-contact missed call notifications
* New feature ‘E-Mail Auto Sync’ when entering/exiting Hub to keep e-mail accounts always in sync. Especially
BlackBerry has built up over the years many lasting relationships with their partners that they work with on a regular basis. Everything from App Developers, to a re-seller of BB Solutions, BlackBerry is in no short of great partner relationships. This is where the BlackBerry Partner Support Services (BPSS) comes in. To provide the tools and resources that partners need to be successful.
Searing Media have just let us know that their Parrot app has been updated to version 1.0.4. Parrot is a FREE voice recording, playing, and sharing app for BlackBerry 10. They've included a ton of new features and fixes in this recent update:
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- Active Frames: see the progress of your recordings and playbacks as they progress in a minimized active frame!
As always, the final steps before a new phone hits the consumer, is the FCC approval process. The BlackBerry Q10 has just arrived at the FCC, and with pre-orders in place, the device is set to launch at the end of this month on multiple carriers. We'll keep you updated when approval is final. Shouldn't be long now.
What can be more fun than gaming and partying? You're right, nothing! So, why don't you get your game on at the 2nd Annual Ottawa International Gaming Conference? The event takes place from May 29-31, 2013 at the Ottawa Convention Center.
Anders Jeppsson, Global Head of Gaming at BlackBerry, will be there representing Team BlackBerry with the theme, "BlackBerry is Back!"
You still happen to be part of that large group that owns a Legacy BlackBerry Smartphone? Don't worry, S4BB Limited still continues to support you! They have just released new updates for Battery Watch & Lock Apps for BlackBerry OS. The new update fixes reported bugs and improves the overall performance of the applications.
BlackBerry has sent out their list of top Z10 apps in BlackBerry World for the week, with some nice up and coming app news as well. Design This Home, Cut the Rope, Goal.com, Soundtracker and Doodle Devil apps will be coming soon to BlackBerry World!
Check out the full list of top BlackBerry 10 apps for the week, below. Also, be sure let us know of any other notable apps in the comments!
BlackBerry recently posted a video showing a very cool feature for hand-writing Chinese characters on BBM. I know writing out words on a screen isn't new, but it seems to work rather well with the Chinese language. I'm guessing that the purpose of writing the characters by hand, is so you can be much faster and more accurate than typing
Legacy BlackBerry users have just gotten a little update for Facebook v4 in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. The version is 18.104.22.168 and could be the last beta release for the Facebook app before the gold version is ready. See full changelog below:
User might experience profile image issues within notifications quick view
If you are wondering what happened to the "select all" option in BBM for broadcast messages, it was torn out of BlackBerry 10. In early builds it was there. But for some reason it has been omitted in recent BlackBerry 10 OS releases. However, it looks that by demand, it will be coming back in OS 10.1. A recent demo video posted by BerryWD, shows off
The devs from Rock 'n' Roll Games Studio have just let us know that they have created a sequel to the hit game, Fly Kiwi Fly!, called Fly Kiwi Fly! US Tour. With the release of this sequel, they are giving away the classic version for FREE! The Fly Kiwi Fly! games are compatible for the BlackBerry PlayBook and Z10.
We are so happy with the launch of BlackBerry Z10 in