Weekly Recap -BlackBerryOS.com- 11/21 - 11/27
This Thanksgiving week we saw some software leaks, official operating systems, & a milestone for the site which kicked off a huge contest, giving you the chance to win some hard cash to spend this holiday season!
A new weekly article has kicked off this week. It is called "The Parent App". This new article will be written by a member of BBOS and resident staff blogger, munchkinsdad. The Parent App will be a weekly review of applications for your BlackBerry that makes your job as a parent easier.
In the software department this week there was the leaked BlackBerry Desktop Manager, version 188.8.131.52. It is in beta, but there are some nice additions to it if you haven't checked it out yet. In this DM release Microsoft Outlook & Exchange 2010 64-bit are now supported. Administrator silent install and organizer sync has been improved. The reports have been that it is running smooth. For device operating systems, Verizon gave a stamp of approval on 184.108.40.2065 for the BlackBerry Storm 2 . Pick it up for yourself today. 1015 has improved the boot up time, making it quicker between battery pulls. Content-protected video, and delivering improved video playback through your headset have been some favorite additions.
On Tuesday, we reached a milestone of 20,000 members on the site. It has been a great ride getting here. It is amazing that just a few months ago we were at only 10k. I want to thank you for signing on with us and your contribution to the forum. Because of this accomplishment, we started a contest for you to enter to win one of five $20 gift-cards to amp up your BlackBerry device. The contest ends on Tuesday the 30th @ midnight, so enter to win before then!
We also had nice contest giving out dozens of unlock codes which was a big hit.
In other news, Verizon 4G LTE to release in December, rumors about the Storm 3 being 4G LTE ready, and some reports from an insider about the price for a BlackBerry Playbook.
Well Thanksgiving has come and gone & we are officially in the holiday shopping season. Keep checking back for more great news, and the latest leaked & official operating systems.
BlackBerryOS Download Center - RIM BlackBerry operating Software download center
The Parent App - SmrtGuard
WordSearch Game for BlackBerry
Get Your TSA Groping Badge on Foursquare.
BerryBuzz for BlackBerry Updates to Version 3.2.18