Archive for January, 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook (and QNX powered smartphones) to run Android Apps?

BlackBerry PlayBook (and QNX powered smartphones) to run Android Apps?

January 27, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

This is one of the best and most hopeful rumors of 2011 yet. BGR is reporting that RIM is working on different ways to bring Android apps to the QNX powered tablet OS found on the PlayBook, plus any future QNX powered BlackBerry smartphones. This could be absolutely huge for RIM if they could even […]

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Updating Your OS: OTA VS Online

Updating Your OS: OTA VS Online

January 27, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

You know you have an update for your OS. How should you update? Which way is best? While personal preference will play the most part, I’m going to go a few of the advantages and disadvantages you have before you. Besides the obvious, there’s some things to consider. I personally choose to upgrade via the […]

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RIM expecting 4,000 BlackBerry PlayBook Apps at Launch?!

RIM expecting 4,000 BlackBerry PlayBook Apps at Launch?!

January 26, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Could it really be? Will the PlayBook have 4,000 apps ready at launch? Reuters had a chance to sit down with RIM’s own Jeff McDowell (senior VP for business and platform marketing) who had some interesting things to say. Not only did he talk about the BlackBerry Balance solution, but McDowell had some interesting things […]

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BlackBerry Balance Screenshots Leaked, Coming to PlayBook too?

BlackBerry Balance Screenshots Leaked, Coming to PlayBook too?

January 26, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

We’ve been pretty quiet about RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry Balance solution. Basically its a solution for BlackBerry smartphones (and tablets) that will allow you device to be on BES and BIS, and incorporate business and personal with ease. BlackBerry Balance will allow BES administrators to separate users’ work and personal data. Therefore you can have a […]

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Home Panels to be Manageable in BlackBerry OS 6.1!

Home Panels to be Manageable in BlackBerry OS 6.1!

January 26, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

BlackBerry OS 6.1 hasn’t really wow’d me just yet, until now. Kevin over at CrackBerry just posted up some exclusive details about OS 6.1′s home screen. Apparently RIM has finally decided to allow the home screen panels to be managed. Currently in BlackBerry OS 6.0 you have no option to remove certain panels like Favorites, […]

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Verizon rolls out BlackBerry 6.0 OS for Bold 9650 and Curve 3G 9330

Verizon rolls out BlackBerry 6.0 OS for Bold 9650 and Curve 3G 9330

January 25, 2011 | By | 10 Comments

RIM let us know that Verizon has finally begun rolling out the BlackBerry 6 OS update for the Bold 9650 and Curve 9330. Anyone with either of these models from Verizon can download this OS as of tonight via BlackBerry Desktop Manager, Over-the-Air (not recommended), or by visiting www.blackberry.com/update. This update brings the BlackBerry 6 […]

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A Sneak Peak at the OtterBox Defender for BlackBerry PlayBook

A Sneak Peak at the OtterBox Defender for BlackBerry PlayBook

January 25, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

While its no secret I’m very excited for the BlackBerry PlayBook to launch, our friends at Accessorize Mobile are very excited for the PlayBook accessories to launch. They’ve just posted up the first high resolutions shots of the OtterBox Defender Series case for the BlackBerry PlayBook, and from what we see, we like. This heavy […]

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Rumor: BlackBerry Style2 Could Sport Large Touchscreen?

Rumor: BlackBerry Style2 Could Sport Large Touchscreen?

January 24, 2011 | By | 3 Comments

The BlackBerry Style is still yet to take off in North America, but already rumors are floating around on the BlackBerry Style 2. N4BB has posted up a quick rumor that RIM may be internally testing the BlackBerry Style2, which could sport a large touchscreen. Other rumors surrounding this device include a dual-hinged prototype that […]

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The Future Of Vlingo, It Keeps Getting Better

January 23, 2011 | By | 3 Comments

I love Vlingo, it’s been one of my essential apps for my BlackBerry because I can use it on the go. Vlingo has posted a video that shows where the future of Vlingo is going. I really am excited at how technology has made some great strides in advancements. Imagine being able to use voice […]

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Leaked OS: BlackBerry Bold 9650 v6.0.0.41

Leaked OS: BlackBerry Bold 9650 v6.0.0.41

January 23, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

Thanks to the team at GizmoFusion for posting a new leaked OS for the BlackBerry 9650! As they point out in the post, these newer leaks are mostly fixes and tweaks, but still, OS 6 is really a huge step up from OS 5, and it can only get better. The only requirement other than having a […]

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Your BlackBerry Can Be Your Friend, Leash, Or Even Your Ticket To Jail

Your BlackBerry Can Be Your Friend, Leash, Or Even Your Ticket To Jail

January 23, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

Here’s a story I ran across that I couldn’t resist sharing. In the news, there’s an article from TechCrunch. The article forewarns you about using your BlackBerry in Illinois. Apparently there’s an act called “The Illinois Eavesdropping Act” which makes audio or video recordings in public or private illegal without the consent of both parties. […]

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Starbucks Card Mobile App Now Scans At All Company-Owned Starbucks Locations!

Starbucks Card Mobile App Now Scans At All Company-Owned Starbucks Locations!

January 22, 2011 | By | 11 Comments

In the U.S. that is. I’ve told you about the Starbucks app, which I really love. It’s fast, easy, and convenient. It makes it really nice if you don’t have your cards on you and would like to pay with your phone. The only drawback was that outside of Washington, Target was the only store […]

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