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Originally all of Canada’s carriers had announced a launch date of September 24th for the new BlackBerry Torch 9800. Over the past few weeks we saw some unnamed issues from both RIM and the carrier sides of things and there had been rumors of a delayed launch. Today is September 24th and has the Torch launched in Canada? Check out what we know after the break.
I got the Curve 3G in from Verizon last week and I have been playing with it quite a bit. My initial impression is that it is a solid device that runs very smoothly. The keyboard is great and the new rubber back feels great when using the device. Overall I am loving the Curve 3G. Now I know y’all are wanting more than that on this new CDMA Curve, so hit the break for the full review of the Curve 3G from Verizon.
1:26 pm on Sep 23, 2010 |
BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife (BBSAK) has been updated to version 1.8. The update has many new features and bug fixes. The list of updates includes:
• Redesigned code for better performance.
• New Javaloader for OS 6.0 compatibility.
• Wipe Blackberry leaving a 507 error.
• Reset Blackberry to factory state removing any IT Policy.
• Take Screenshots of your Blackberry (Screenshots stored in My Pictures\BBScreenies now)
• Auto-Detects if phone is plugged in first.
• Displays PIN so you know your connected.
• Will not let you do any actions until phone detected.
• Load OS will auto delete Vendor.xml and start Loader.exe. (BBDM is needed for this)
• Backup 3rd Party Apps.
• Restore 3rd Party Apps.
If you have never used BBSAK to update or install leaks on your BlackBerry you should give it a look. BBSAK has man great features and is a good tool for anyone who uses BlackBerry.
1:18 pm on Sep 23, 2010 |
Yesterday we saw Torch dummy units arriving at Rogers and today we have confirmation that they are showing up in Bell stores as well. It is looking like the October 1st Canadian launch is still the target date but we could see the phones launch before with the dummy units showing up this week. Keep your browser here at TheBerryFix.com and we will keep you up to date on the Canadian launch of the Torch and all your BlackBerry news. Especially with DevCon coming up next week and all the rumors of big announcements from RIM. We will be there reporting live from DevCon 2010!
11:28 am on Sep 23, 2010 |
OtterBox has released a version of their Commuter case for the Torch 9800. The Commuter case protects against shock and drops but is not waterproof. The OtterBox Commuter case for the Torch 9800 is now available at AT&T retail stores and online at AT&T.com. If you are interested in top-notch device protection for your Torch then check out the OtterBox Commuter case. The OtterBox press release is featured past the break.
We had heard that the launch date for all Canadian carriers was originally September 24th then was pushed back to October 1st. With the dummy units in stores already its possible we could still see Rogers launch in-store on September 24th. When it does release, the Torch 9800 will be $199.99 on a 3-year contract.
Get ready guys! DevCon is only a few days away. Beginning Monday, September 27th, the largest BlackBerry developer gathering will offer all the information you could possibly want to develop applications for the BlackBerry platform. RIM has launched the official mobile guide for DevCon 2010. The app is basically a mobile map of DevCon for your Blackberry with tons of interactive features. You can plan your DevCon schedule right from your BlackBerry. If you are heading over to DevCon you should check out the mobile guide and begin planning your experience today.
11:40 am on Sep 22, 2010 |
DropBox, the cross-platform cloud-based file storage system, is now available for everyone to download. DropBox allows you to store files in you own virtual “dropbox” and access them from any device, including BlackBerrys, iPhones, and Android devices. DropBox for BlackBerry has been in an invitation only beta for a while now and it is available for everyone as of this morning. Head on over and sign up and download the app today. The full press release from DropBox is also featured after the break.
Jon gave us a photo of the 9780 last night and today we have a video walkthrough of the device. From the looks of it, the Bold 9780 is almost launch ready and the device in the video looks production quality. The Bold 9780 is the refresh of the 9700 that is set to launch sometime soon featuring 512MB of memory and a 5MP camera. Check out the video after the break.
We have seen the Bold 9780 a few times before and now we have another photo. This time the shot comes from Jon of TechnoBuffalo and brings no new information. What we know so far is that the 9780 looks exactly like the 9700 that it is replacing and that it will launch with 512MB of RAM and run BlackBerry 6. It seems that right now all the BlackBerrys on the horizon are basically just a refresh of the current model with 512MB of memory, a 5MP camera, and BlackBerry 6. We can only hope that the next iteration of BlackBerrys will be more of an evolutionary leap…
Meebo, the cross-platform IM application, has released a BlackBerry version of its application. Meebo brings together nearly every social and IM newtork under the sun and integrates it all smoothly into one IM interface. I have tried it out and love it so far. The Meebo IM client supports the popular networks such as Facebook, AIM, Myspace, and Google Talk, plus many more. Meebo is free and works on all mobile platforms and they also have a web version and desktop versions. Meebo will work on all BlackBerry models including the Torch 9800. Check out Meebo at the link below and read the official statement on the Meebo launch after the break.
We just had OS 220.127.116.11 leak last week for the Torch 9800 and this week we have a jump to 18.104.22.168. Initial reports say that this OS is stable and running vey smoothly. No word yet on the changes. Give it a go and let us know if you find anything.
- Download OS 6.o.0.246 from Rapidshare
- Download OS 6.o.0.246 from MegaUpload
- Download OS 6.o.0.246 from Hotfile
- Download OS 6.o.0.246 from DepositFiles
**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.
RIM has trademarked the term “SurfBook” with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. We had been calling the rumored BlackBerry tablet the “BlackPad” but we never had any real solid proof of that name. With RIM trademarking SurfBook its very possible that this could be the name of the new tablet. This is not guaranteed; however, since RIM trademarks and patents many prototypes and ideas that don’t make it to market. The name SurfBook is quite interesting. Let us know what you think.
We have our first solid OS 6 leak for the Bold 9650. OS 22.214.171.124 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 has been leaked tonight. This is exciting news for both 9650 owners and the BlackBerry community in general. Getting this first BlackBerry 6 build out for one of the current Bold devices means that we should be seeing other builds for the 9650 and 9700 soon. Check out OS 126.96.36.199 for the Bold 9650 and let us know what you think of the BB6 goodness!
- Download OS 188.8.131.52 for the Bold 9650 from RapidShare
- Download OS 184.108.40.206 for the Bold 9650 from MegaUpload
- Download OS 220.127.116.11 for the Bold 9650 from DepositFiles
- Download OS 18.104.22.168 for the Bold 9650 from HotFile
**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
10:23 am on Sep 18, 2010 |
Engadget has gotten some information on a huge batch of phones launching on AT&T over the next few weeks. In that batch was the Pearl 3G and Curve 3G. These are set to launch on October 3rd. No word on pricing or rebates but with the devices being the Curve and Pearl we can assume the price tag will be between $49 and $79 on contract. We will keep you up to date as soon as we get more concrete info on this launch or when a pre-order page launches.