Author Archives: Zach Gilbert
This is something we didn’t see coming! But BlackBerry is about to take on Twitter and Facebook with BBM Channels. BBM Channels is a place for brands and people to connect, and interact. A place for you to feel more involved. TheBerryFix.com will be launching our own BBM Channel in the coming days, so stay tuned.
Currently BlackBerry has opened this new feature up to a small group of beta testers, with full rollout expected in the coming weeks. Who would you like to see create a BBM Channel? Your friends? Or a celebrity? Comment below, I’m interested to hear your thoughts.
Waterloo, ON – For the times when you want to share experiences beyond your friends or engage the communities you care about, BlackBerry® is taking its globally popular mobile social network, BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™), up a notch with new functionality called BBM Channels. BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced the beta launch of BBM Channels, a new social engagement platform within BBM that will allow people to connect with the businesses, brands, celebrities and groups they are passionate about.
10:45 am on May 14, 2013 |
BlackBerry announced at BlackBerry LIVE 2013 that their carrier partners would be launching BlackBerry OS 10.1 on the Z10 starting today. Well, TELLUS customers, get ready as the update is now available. OS 10.1.0.273 can now be downloaded and installed via the over the air updates on your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.
The rollout will begin today, and continue throughout the week. Let us know if you’ve got the update on your Z10, and what carrier you are on.
While BlackBerry told us that Modern Combat 4 would launch back at the world-wide launch event of the BlackBerry Z10, we hadn’t heard anything since. Well, as of today BlackBerry Z10 owners can download the latest HD game from GameLoft for only .99 cents. Modern Combat 4 features HD graphics, intelligent UI, and a captivating story line. Grab the link below to get in on the action and download Modern Combat 4 for the BlackBerry Z10.
9:40 am on May 14, 2013 |
We’ve had this game on the BlackBerry PlayBook for some time, but as of today UNION and Unity have made the game available on the BlackBerry Z10. Samurai Vengeance is now available for download from BlackBerry World for FREE! Yep, free. So hit up the link below and get to slicing those evil doers.
3:35 pm on Feb 17, 2012 |
This is one of the hardest posts I’ve had to write. I cannot say how much I’ve appreciated the staff at TheBerryFix.com, our readers, and our community over the past few years. This is a post I never thought I would be writing, well at least not this soon. But I am.
I’ve been Editor-In-Chief with TheBerryFix.com for the past 3 years, I was here when we had a merely 50 visits a day. While I’ve grown leaps and bounds here, and helped position this site and the new additions like TheiPhoneFix.com in a place where they will succeed, I need to change, I need to evolve. So this is where I must depart from this.
Fist thing I want to say is that I didn’t make this decision over night; I truly admire everyone that works here and readers. Here is where I’ve had some of the most enjoyable and rewarding experience, having the ability the claim that we are the fastest growing BlackBerry site on the net gives you a bit of an ego boost. Also I’ve had the chance to meet and work with some amazing people. First off I want to thank Justin Lisenby for helping make this site what it is today, man I couldn’t have done it better without you and I know you will do amazing things as the new Editor-In-Chief. I also want to reach out to the team at RIM. Without you Guys and Girls (you know who you are) we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to attend events like BlackBerry World, and quite frankly we couldn’t have covered BlackBerry like we have.
There you have it, its in writing and it’s not going to change if you refresh the page, sorry. Now if you’re thinking about where I am off to and are wondering what will happen to me, don’t worry my friends. I’m not leaving the mobile space, or the news arena. I have a few things in the works and I’m sure you’ll see me around in no time.
For all those who email me regarding their app, please continue to reach out to me via twitter until I’ve found a new home. I want to stay connected. Also, where ever I go my BlackBerry will be by my side.
The hardest words I’ve had to say on this site………this isn’t goodbye, it’s till we meet again.
Founder, and Editor-In-Chief
2:30 pm on Feb 16, 2012 |
We’ve been teased over the last 3 months or more about RIM’s latest OS update for the PlayBook, Version 2.0. While we know a whole bunch about the OS, like the new native Email, contacts, and calendar, there are still a few hidden surprises. The best part is, the wait is almost over. RIM announced, or slipped up and said, they are launching the new OS on February 21st, which is less than a week away. So there you have it, Team BlackBerry. But now I ask, what are you looking forward to most in OS 2.0. Let us know in the comments bellow and get ready Tuesday.
Source : CrackBerry Forums
Get your peashooters at the ready! Plants vs Zombies by PopCap Games & EA Games Is now available on the PlayBook
10:23 am on Feb 16, 2012 |
It’s here, it is finally here, I swear! Last week, EA pulled an “oops” and posted the news that Plants Vs Zombies was available on the PlayBook, but it was nowhere to be found. Well, RIM has let us know that the game is officially available for download in BlackBerry App World. It’ll run you
$6.99 $4.99, which is a little steep, but you’ll get hours of game play, so its okay. Grab the link below to help rid the world of the house invading zombie apocalypse.
4:05 pm on Feb 15, 2012 |
We’ve been hearing that RIM would be adding DLNA media streaming to their products and heck, one of the Beta Zone surveys was asking the importance of it. Well, it looks like they’ve listened and will be adding it to their product lineup. The DLNA certified site is now showing Research In Motion as a registered vendor. Now this could mean any day or this year, so I wouldn’t get to excited just yet. But still, how cool will it be to stream media from your PlayBook to your TV without buying a set-top box like other products. Let us know what features you’re hoping RIM ads to future products in the comments, I could go for a BlackBerry coffee maker how about you?
Source : CrackBerry Forums
6:26 pm on Feb 14, 2012 |
With PlayBook OS 2.0 just around the corner it’s no shock that RIM is updating their desktop software. The latest version is 7.0. This version brings added support for the BlackBerry PlayBook and other fixes. There’s no update for Mac users just yet, but word is that the update is on its way soon, so sit tight. If you’re not getting the update icon you can grab the link below to get the new version.
8:30 pm on Feb 13, 2012 |
This is some amazing…..out of this world…..well, it’s just down right insane news. News that we’ve all been waiting on for a long time.
Just about two weeks ago, CrackBerry.com managed to get images of one of RIMs first BlackBerry 10 devices, well now they have images of the UI. One thing noteworthy is the fact that RIM has introduced their own iteration of home screen widgets. No, they aren’t a copy of androids, they are their own and they look AMAZING if you ask me. Also, if you follow on after the break, your senses will be presented with a few more images to gawk at. One of the late images is of the call screen. Please take note of the “Video Call” icon there. That’s right, video calling on a BlackBerry. Hit up the break for a few more photos, and let the fun begin as we race to the launch of an all new BlackBerry experience.
12:53 pm on Feb 13, 2012 |
According to RIM they have had over 6600 new developers registered in the BlackBerry App World™ storefront since Friday, and due to the overwhelming response, have decided to extend the offer for a free PlayBook.
We knew developers were excited about our latest BlackBerry® PlayBook™ offer for Android™ developers when we announced it two weeks ago. You asked that Native C/C++, HTML5, Adobe® AIR®, and Qt developers have a chance to participate and we answered by opening the offer to all developers.
Today was going to be the deadline for the offer – but due to the overwhelming interest in the offer, we’re extending it one more time. How much interest? There have been over 1,500 app submissions as of last Friday and over 6600 new developers registered in the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. We have teams working around the clock to approve vendor registrations and app submissions. Because of the high demand, approvals are taking longer than normal – we appreciate your patience.
If you’re not a registered BlackBerry App World vendor, you now have until 11:59 PM EST on February 15, 2012 to register at http://appworld.blackberry.com/isvportal.
All vendors (new and existing) now have until 11:59 PM EST on March 2, 2012 to submit your application to BlackBerry App World. Check out our offer FAQ and we’ll be updating the official terms & conditionslater today.
So you’ve read it folks. RIM is giving you a second go to submit some really awesome PlayBook apps and get a free PlayBook while doing so! A win-win I must say. Hit up the source link below to get all the details from RIM themselves.
Source : DevBlog.BlackBerry.com
10:26 am on Feb 13, 2012 |
While many have been using the latest version of BBM 6 (v220.127.116.11) RIM has pushed an updated version to BlackBerry Beta Zone for testers to pull apart. They’ve loaded version 18.104.22.168 for all to download, carrying a few bug fixes.
Updated in Version 22.214.171.124
- You couldn’t open locations in BlackBerry Maps that you sent or received – FIXED.
- The Group Updates section didn’t show a red star on new items – FIXED.
So if you’re a beta zone member grab the link below, and if you’re not click on that link anyway and sign up to make a deference in future RIM products.
- Alec Saunders, RIMs VP of Developer Relations, discusses Developer Interaction at DevCon Europe
- BlackBerry App World updated to v126.96.36.199 in the Beta Zone
- RIM makes BBM Music free trial available to more users in more countries
- BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing v3.0 now available in US, UK, and Canada
- BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 launching soon in the Caribbean
- Mike Lazaridis, Former RIM Co-CEO, Donates $21 Million to University of Waterloo
- BlackBerry DevCon Europe Keynote now available for viewing
- BlackBerry App World beats Android Market in Profitability, and other interesting facts
- OS 188.8.131.52 rolling out to T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 users
- Check out some cool Videos on BlackBerry Durability Testing
10:44 am on Feb 8, 2012 |
If you remember back a few weeks ago RIM was asking developers to test their applications against PlayBook OS 2.0, and we are just starting to see these come through. Samurai II: Vengeance has been updated to version 1.1.1 and is available for download via BlackBerry App World. There doesn’t seem to be anything added to the game, but it now works on the beta version of RIM’s new PlayBook operating system. Open up App World on your PlayBook to get the update, or click the link to download the game onto your tablet.
10:13 am on Feb 7, 2012 |
As you may know, RIM kicked of the BlackBerry Devcon in the Europe this morning with the opening keynote. While they didn’t announce the launch date for the much anticipated update to the BlackBerry PlayBook, Alec Saunders did give us a glimpse on just how well RIM’s PlayBook update system was working.
RIM said that within a month of a newly released OS for the PlayBook, 90% of owners have upgraded the latest OS, a stat that definitely gives developers a confidence boost. By having such a large number of users updating so quickly, developers won’t have to worry about compatibly as much with older operating systems. Keep it locked to TheBerryFix.com to get all the info from BlackBerry Devcon Europe.