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May

13

BlackBerry LIVE! 2013 – Live blog starts at 9am EST May 14th

posted by Admin at on May 13, 2013 | Leave a comment

You do not need to refresh. Page will update live. Blog begins at 9am.

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Oct

18

BlackBerry Devcon 2011 Keynote LIVE Blog

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Oct 18, 2011 | Leave a comment

Please note that the live blog will refresh automatically.

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Oct

17

We’re Live on location for the 2011 BlackBerry Developers conference

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Oct 17, 2011 | Leave a comment

BlackBerry devcon 20111 Were Live on location for the 2011 BlackBerry Developers conference

If you’ve been wondering what RIM will be announcing at this years BlackBerry Devcon its only a mater of time until all your questions are answered. We are live on location and ready to bring you all the news that may be, good or bad we are here for the BlackBerry community.

Join us tomorrow October 18th for the Live Blog of RIMs Devcon Keynote:

07:00AM – Hawaii
09:00AM – Pacific
10:00AM – Mountain
11:00AM – Central
12:00PM – Eastern
06:00PM – London
07:00PM – Paris
09:00PM – Moscow
02:00AM – Tokyo (October 19th)

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Oct

3

Free PlayBook for BlackBerry DevCon attendees

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Oct 3, 2011 | Leave a comment

BB Devcon 2011 Free PlayBook for BlackBerry DevCon attendees

If you remember back to BlackBerry World, RIM decided to surprise all the attendees with free BlackBerry PlayBooks, and it looks like they will be doing the same at Devcon according to reports sent to CrackBerry.com. If you were still sitting on the fence about attending Devcon this year then this should be the kick in the butt some needed. If you haven’t registered yet make sure you hit the link below and register before the 17th of October.

Source: CrackBerry

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Jun

28

RIM announces dates and locations for BlackBerry Devcon Europe & Asia

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jun 28, 2011 | Leave a comment

BlackBerry Devcon Asia and Europe RIM announces dates and locations for BlackBerry Devcon Europe & Asia

During last years BlackBerry Devcon RIM announced that they will now be making the conference a world-wide event and offer the Devcon conference in Europe and Asia, giving the conference a wider coverage to help developers create apps for BlackBerry. Today RIM has announced the dates and locations for the two new conferences starting this year.

  • DevCon Europe: Amsterdam, February 7 and 8, 2012.
  • DevCon Asia: Bangkok, Thailand with specific dates to be announced shortly.

Hopefully these conferences will help spread the developer community and get some sweet apps onto the PlayBook and if you have an idea on what should be discussed RIM is extending the call for papers until Friday July 15th for BlackBerry DEVCON Asia and Friday September 16th for DevCon Europe.

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May

3

BlackBerry World Keynote Live Blog

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 3, 2011 | Leave a comment

This is a live blog of the BlackBerry World 2011 Keynote. There will be no need to refresh your page, it will update automatically.

**The keynote will begin at 8:30 AM est. While we will try to include all comments into the blog we cannot guarantee it.

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May

2

RIM Announces BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 with Voice Over Wi-Fi Calling for Avaya and Legacy Nortel Communications

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 2, 2011 | Leave a comment

rim logo blue RIM Announces BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 with Voice Over Wi Fi Calling for Avaya and Legacy Nortel Communications

RIM Announces BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 with Voice Over Wi-Fi Calling for Avaya and Legacy Nortel Communications Systems

VoIP and SIP Compatible Platform Enables Integration with More In-Market and Legacy Phone Systems; Extends BlackBerry MVS to Unified Communications Application Development

Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM, TSX: RIM) is helping more businesses bring together the desk phone and smartphone. RIM today announced plans to make BlackBerry® Mobile Voice System 5 (BlackBerry MVS 5) available to more corporate phone systems and unified communications applications. BlackBerry MVS 5 with voice over Wi-Fi® calling will soon be available for Avaya Aura® 6.1, Avaya CS1000 Communication Server, as well as legacy phone systems such as Avaya Communications Manager and Nortel Communication Server. It is also currently available for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Call Manager Express, and Mitel Communications Director. BlackBerry MVS 5 has also been re-architected to be more extensible with third party applications and phone systems.

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May

2

BlackBerry World: RIM Announces FaceBook App for the BlackBerry PlayBook

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 2, 2011 | Leave a comment

Facebook logo BlackBerry World: RIM Announces FaceBook App for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Since the PlayBooks launch the only way we’ve been able to access FaceBook was via their website. Today RIM has announced plans to launch FaceBook for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and will be demoed at BlackBerry World Conference. FaceBook for the PlayBook will allow you to access a of the core FaceBook features like;

  • View and add friends
  • Enjoy Seamless photo and video viewing
  • Connect with friends using FaceBook chat
  • View and interact with the news feed

The application is said to launch in the month of May shortly after the BlackBerry World event. Full press release can be found after the break.

Press Release

May 2, 2011
RIM Announces New Facebook App for BlackBerry PlayBook

Waterloo, ON – Following on the success of the Facebook for BlackBerry® smartphones app, Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced Facebook for BlackBerry® PlayBook™ — a new app that delivers popular features of Facebook, optimized for the 7″ high resolution, multi-touch LCD display of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

“There are over 30 million users of our Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app who are staying in touch with their social network while on the go,” said Tom Goguen, VP, Collaboration and Social Networking at Research In Motion, “Now with Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook we can also offer customers highly engaging social experiences optimized for the PlayBook including the ability to share FaceBook pictures and videos with friends and family on an HDTV.” (more…)

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BlackBerry World
May

2

BlackBerry World: RIM Announces BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 2, 2011 | Leave a comment

 

BlackBerry Bold touch.jpg BlackBerry World: RIM Announces BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930

It was leaked via RIMs own site the other day and now RIM has officially announced the new touch Bold devices. Today at BlackBerry World 2011 RIM has officially announced the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, the newest addition to the Bold family.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 will be the thinnest and most powerful BlackBerry smartphone yet.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Specifications

  • 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130 g
  • 2.8″ capacitive touch screen display – VGA (640×480), 287 dpi resolution
  • Ultra-easy QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad
  • 1.2 GHz Processor, 768 MB RAM
  • 8 GB on-board memory, plus microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards
  • NFC technology
  • 5.0 MP camera, supports 720p HD video recording
  • Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor
  • Built-in GPS / aGPS
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support
  • Wireless Network support: 9900: Tri-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
    9930: Dual-Band CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A, Dual-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE 
  • 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery
  • BlackBerry 7 OS

RIM is really looking to deliver a familiar yet new user experience. We’ll have a more about the bold over the coming days. The full press release can be found after the break.

RIM Introduces New BlackBerry Bold Smartphones
New BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Smartphones are the Thinnest and Most
Powerful BlackBerry Smartphones yet, Featuring the Renowned BlackBerry KeyboardTogether with a Brilliant Touch Screen and the New BlackBerry 7 OS

Waterloo, ON –

Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today unveiled two new BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphones. The high-performance BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones feature a stunning and iconic design that integrates an incredibly easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard with a brilliant, high resolution, capacitive touch screen. These exceptional smartphones are built on a new, performance-driven platform powered by the BlackBerry® 7 operating system and designed to deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity for users around the world. “The new BlackBerry Bold smartphones and BlackBerry 7 OS are inspired by millions of customers around the world who want the ultimate combination of performance, functionality and style,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. “These fully-loaded and beautifully crafted smartphones offer a highly refined user experience with blazingly fast performance, a brilliant touch screen and an outstanding typing experience.”

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Apr

17

BlackBerry PlayBook launch party recap with photos

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Apr 17, 2011 | Leave a comment

NYC skyline from the event rooftop

NYC PlayBook Event.png BlackBerry PlayBook launch party recap with photos

There’s a lot going on within the BlackBerry community and I wanted to share some of the photos from the NYC launch event that happened last week. First off I want to let everyone know the PlayBook is awesome and we’ll have our review up asap, but in the meantime check out some of the photos from the event after the break.

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Feb

18

Andrew Bocking Talks NFC On BlackBerry Smartphones

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Feb 18, 2011 | Leave a comment

Earlier in the year we did an article on why you would want NFC on your BlackBerry, and while we mainly touched on the mobile payments there are quite a few other uses.

Andrew Bocking, VP of Handheld Software Product Management at RIM sat down with Douglas from Inside BlackBerry and talked about NFC and what you could do with it on a BlackBerry. Andrew Mentioned things like the ability for stores and restaurants being able to let you know of specials with NFC and of course mobile payments. It’s really cool to see RIM incorporating a lot of these new technologies into their phones, and it’ll be interesting to see when people do with NFC.

Source: Inside BlackBerry

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Jan

11

CES 2011: Common Freestyles At The BlackBerry Booth

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jan 11, 2011 | Leave a comment

Along side the PlayBook at CES 2011 RIM asked a few celebrities to stop by and confess their love for BlackBerry Smartphones. Some of you may know one celebrity by his appearance on Entourage, Adrian Grenier was at CES 2011 for his interview where he confessed his love for BlackBerry and how it helps him on a daily basis with all the Super Apps and connectivity options on BlackBerrys. Amongst the other celebs at CES no one really shouted their love for BlackBerry just like Common did. During his BlackBerry CES interview Common dropped a “Fresh” BlackBerry Beat and carried it to the end rapping about the Torch, PlayBook and a few other RIM devices. I wonder what were to expect for CES 2012…..

Via: CrackBerry
Source: YouTube

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Jan

6

RIM To Launch A 4G WiMAX PlayBook on Sprint This Summer

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jan 6, 2011 | Leave a comment

Screen shot 2011 01 06 at 12.11.18 AM RIM To Launch A 4G WiMAX PlayBook on Sprint This Summer

Looks like the news is starting to flow regarding which carriers will offer the BlackBerry PlayBook with a 3G or 4G radio, and it looks like Sprint will be one of those. Sprint will indeed be carrying the PlayBook on their 4G WiMax network later this summer with the full press release after the break. Hopefully we’ll have some more announcements from other carriers in the US and Canada

Press Release

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Coming to the Sprint 4G Network

New 4G Tablet to Deliver Unmatched Power and Web Performance – Available Exclusively from Sprint this Summer

January 6, 2011 – CES 2011, Las Vegas, NV – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced plans to launch a new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet model featuring connectivity to the blazingly fast Sprint 4G network. The BlackBerry 4G PlayBook will be the first BlackBerry PlayBook model to include wide area wireless connectivity, featuring Sprint 4G to give customers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G1. This new 4G model is expected to be available from Sprint in the summer.

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Jan

5

CES 2011: Jabra Announces The All New Cruiser 2

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jan 5, 2011 | Leave a comment

Jabra CRUISER21 CES 2011: Jabra Announces The All New Cruiser 2

Press Release:

JABRA EXTENDS LEADERSHIP IN HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATIONS WITH EXPANSION OF IN-CAR SPEAKERPHONE PORTFOLIO

Launches Jabra CRUISER2, Easy-to-Use In-Car Speakerphone

Featuring Industry-Leading Audio Quality

Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2010– Jabra, a world leader in developing innovative hands-free solutions that are both easy-to-use and intuitive, today announced a new offering that extends the Company’s leadership position in the in-car speakerphone market. From low priced offerings to feature-rich high end products, Jabra’s award winning line of in-car speakerphones include products that fit the needs of all different types of users and allow drivers to keep both hands on the wheel and comply with hands-free driving regulations. The Jabra CRUISER2, the next generation of the critically acclaimed CRUISER in-car speakerphone, builds on Jabra’s extensive experience developing easy-to-use products that enhance users’ everyday lifestyle.  The CRUISER2 is being shown for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week and will be available soon at select retailers around the country.

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Sep

29

Full BlackBerry Devcon 2010 Keynote now Available for Streaming

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Sep 29, 2010 | Leave a comment

Screen shot 2010 09 29 at 9.35.38 AM Full BlackBerry Devcon 2010 Keynote now Available for Streaming

If your itching to see the full keynote from this years BlackBerry developer conference then look no further because you can now stream it right to your computer, it’s quite long at 2 hr and 22 min but all the good stuff is within the first hr. Head on over to the BlackBerry Developer conference website to get your fix everything BlackBerry.

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