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 126.96.36.199. 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 188.8.131.525 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.