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12:58 pm on Aug 17, 2010 |
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The BlackBerry Torch 9800 total cost to build is $183 per unit. iSuppli has done a teardown and part cost analysis of the Torch 9800 to determine this total. The 9800 is assembled in Mexico and the stamped metal and plastic parts are made in China. The total cost of parts for the 9800 is $171 and the manufacturing cost is $12. The touchscreen is the most expensive part of the Torch, running $34.85 each. The memory is also costly, coming in at $34.25. Thanks to the guys at iSuppli for the teardowns and pricing info.
Salomondrin has gotten his hands on a build of BlackBerry 6 for the Bold 9650. BBLeaks released the video of this OS running on the 9650 today. The OS version is 22.214.171.124. Its an older build of the OS and has a little lag but its running fairly well. Check out the video after the break.
4:06 pm on Aug 16, 2010 |
The Curve 3G (9300) has just recently launched and the first official OS download for the 9300 is now available for download. Rogers has released OS 126.96.36.1992 for the Curve 3G for download on their software downloads page.
3:47 pm on Aug 16, 2010 |
The 7Digital Music Store and player is now available on the BlackBerry Torch 9800. With 7Digital Music you can buy and listen to DRM-free track right from your BlackBerry. The feature list of 7Digital is as follows:
We have our first leak for the Torch 9800. This one comes in the form of 188.8.131.52. We have no idea what changes or fixes come in this OS. Torch owners check it out and let us know your findings in the comments.
**WARNING: This is not an official release for BlackBerry and therefore has not been fully tested and may contain bugs. TheBerryFix.com cannot be held responsible for any issues that may arise ether during or after installation. You are installing the leak by choice. To help the BlackBerry community please don’t forget to post your findings in the comments.
12:07 pm on Aug 14, 2010 |
TIM Italy has released OS 184.108.40.2062 for the Curve 8520. This makes it the highest official 5.0 release for the 8520. If you have an 8520 and want to check out this release, hit the link below.
We here at The BerryFix are BlackBerry Fanboys at heart and as soon as we saw this video making the rounds on the internet, we couldn’t help but laugh at how true it is. This video continues on the mocking style of the iPhone 4 vs HTC Evo video, which was made popular because the Best Buy employee who created it was later fired for making the video.
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10:00 am on Aug 13, 2010 |
The Jabra Cruiser in-car Bluetooth speakerphone was sent to us by the team at Jabra for review. I have been using this device for the past few weeks and I have been very impressed with its feature set and quality. The setup and use of this device are very simple and the long cord on the in-car charger is very helpful in keeping the Cruiser fully charged and ready to use. The voice that announces events on the Cruiser is a calm and soothing female voice. The Cruiser is available at most major electronics retailers for an MSRP of $99.99. The full review with additional photos of the Jabra Cruiser in-car Bluetooth Speakerphone is featured afte the break.
1:23 am on Aug 13, 2010 |
With the official US release of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 on AT&T today comes the official OS release. Though its not big news it is important for people who update to leaks or those who may need to reinstall after some technical issues. The biggest news here is that this release marks the first officially available version of BlackBerry 6. We can look forward to seeing some leaks of BlackBerry 6 very soon and some carrier officials sometime after that. If you want the 9800 OS 220.127.116.11 its available for download below.
1:41 pm on Aug 12, 2010 |
This has sure been the week for RIM press releases. Today RIM has released an update to their small business server solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. BESX is a utility for smaller companies to set up a BES server and run it directly from their location with no fees. The BESX update is available today and brings many new features and updates to the software. Check out the full release from RIM after the break.
5:06 pm on Aug 11, 2010 |
The guys over at Jabra sent over both a Jabra cruiser in-car bluetooth speakerphone and a Jabra Stone in-ear bluetooth headset for us to test out and review for y’all. I have been using the units for a few weeks now and I am preparing the review of the Cruiser for later this week. The stone will be reviewed later next week. In the meantime, check out the unboxing of the Jabra Cruiser after the break.
11:18 am on Aug 11, 2010 |
Last night we brought news that RIM had launched the BlackBerry Podcast app into App World. Today we have the official release from RIM detailing the new application. Check it out past the break.
11:12 am on Aug 11, 2010 |
The Curve 3G (9300) was officially announced by RIM on Monday and we have gotten word that it will be launching in Canada! Our source tells us that this BlackBerry will be launching on the Telus network near the end of August. No exact release date yet but you can expect to see it later this month.
1:28 am on Aug 11, 2010 |
BBLeaks has gotten ahold of the BlackBerry Device Simulator for the 9670 clamshell BlackBerry. The simulator is running version 18.104.22.168 on the clamshell-style Berry. If you are a developer that wants to check out app creation for this new Berry or just an interested user, the links to the simulator download from all your favorite file-sharing sites are listed below.
**Warning: This is an unofficial release of software. TheBerryFix.com or any of its contributors can not be held responsible from any damages that may arise from the installation or use of this software application. Use at your own risk!
Xobni is an address book for your Blackberry that automatically organizes your contacts and all their data. Xobni organizes the address book not by letter, but by how frequently you use a contact. The new beta of Xobni for BlackBerry features support to show Linkedin profiles directly on the contact page in Xobni. Along with the Linkedin support comes many enhancements to the current app including:
- Search speed improvements
- Performance improvements for BlackBerry local data integration
- Performance improvements for scrolling in the search results
- Better integration with Blackberry Address book
- Trials and gift code activation
- Phone number source and email snippet from Xobni One/Outlook
- Xobni one status dialog and purchase flow
- LinkedIn Sign-in integration for additional data access (in Options)
- Icon fix for Storm
- Contact update improvements
- Better image integration with LinkedIn and Facebook
- Fixes for recent message, phone and SMS data scanning
Xobni is the ultimate address book for the BlackBerry. Try out the beta today and let us know what you think.