Some nice Tuesday evening news straight from Waterloo, regarding the tools that are required by all BlackBerry application developers. The news comes just weeks before WES in Orlando, but if were getting great news before the conference just think what could come after. RIM is releasing enhanced Java and Web Development tools to developers that will enable them to make more compelling and creative applications for the BlackBerry platform. Grab the press release after the break for a full scope of what’s happening. Oh one last thing GO SUPER APPS!
T-Mobile today announces the re launch of the T-Mo MyBlackBerry services were you can get tips and apps that make using your BlackBerry easier and more enjoyable. One thing I see as I skim through their site is that they focus allot on making it easier for your to navigate your BlackBerry by showing the quick key short cuts like R to reply, T for top and b for bottom, even if you think you know it all you may learn something.
If you want to check out all the Tips that they have provided mainly for their subscribers but can be accessed by anyone grab the link below.
Today’s app is BerryWeather 2.0. BerryWeather is a weather app that can be made as simple or complex as you want. The app is fully customizable and looks just beautiful. BW displays the weather with large and bright pictures and text. The app has an integrated weather radar feature and it also features weather alerts that can be pushed to the message inbox. BerryWeather is one of my most used and favorite apps and I know you will love it once you give it a try. The app is available for $9.95 in the MobiHand store and there is also a free trial available. BerryWeather is compatible with almost every Blackberry device and has both 4.7 and 5.0 support.
With WES 2010 right around the corner it seems fitting that they releases the WES 2010 mobile guide for your BlackBerry. As of today you can head over to App World and grab the download to help you stay on top of everything that is BlackBerry at WES.
The Application allows for synchronization to your calendar, desktop, and your registration information, so it will really be your personal guide during your stay in sunny Miami Florida. Don’t forget if you haven’t registered for the biggest BlackBerry event of the year, that registration closeson April 25th, but don’t worry we will do our best to bring you all the news from the event.
The first round of pre-orders for the InPulse Smartwatch sold out long before the device was scheduled to be released to the public, and since then we haven’t heard that much about it since then. But dont fear they are still alive and kicking and to show that they have released two photos of the watch also with the following statement;
“Long time no blog. We have some amazing news that we’re going to be sharing very shortly. Images, video and something that all you pre-order customers will be extremely happy about. inPulse is almost here.”
So how many of our readers have pre-ordered a watch? When they say that “all the pre-order customers will be happy” does that mean they are ready launch? I guess well see in a few days.
KD is a theme maker that has been in the business for a year now. To celebrate his year of themes, he is having a sale for the week. This is not a normal sale though, the sale price rises every day. The pricing is as follows:
April 5th: $0.99
April 6th: $1.49
April 7th: $1.99
April 8th: $2.49
April 9th: $2.99
April 10th: $3.49
April 11th: $3.99
April 12th: $4.99
Check out Themes by KD and get one soon, before the price goes back up!
So it turns out we have gotten our first official OS jump to the 126.96.36.199xx series. Verizon Wireless has released the official version of OS 188.8.131.527 for the Storm2 9550. For those of you on VZW running the official 9550 OS, the wireless update should be available now. For anyone else, you will have to go to the VZW update site to download the update. Let us know how the update is going for you and what changes you see in this OS version.
The Gnome theme is an awesome new theme available for multiple Blackberrys. This list includes the Storm2, Bold 9700, Tour 9630, and Curve 8900. I have tested the Storm2 version, and its a very innovative theme. The Storm2 theme includes support for one touch launching of over 40 different apps. The non-touch version offers one click access to 12 apps and easy access to all others. The theme is based off the Gnome version of the Linux desktop. It features a gray background with a unique and easy to identify icon set. The theme is available over at BlackberryThemePark for just $6.99. And they also have the lifetime unlimited deal where you can pay $19.95 and get unlimited themes for life.
With the launch of the new Gnome theme BlackBerryThemePark.com has given us 5 theme coupon codes to give away. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment and then on Monday April 13th, we will then pick 5 winners at random who can get any theme they choose from BlackBerryThemePark.com.
Some sunday evening news from BGR about the BlackBerry 9650, what were looking at here is the Sprint phone ordering system that clearly shows the BlackBerry 9650 with and without a camera. As each day goes by more and more news on the BlackBerry 9650 starts to show up, a few weeks ago there was news from the Verizon side pointing to a may launch and now we have the Sprint information pointing to a sooner than later launch. So who still wants the 9650? or has it been turned to yesterdays news?
This week has been one of the biggest weeks for OS leaks that I have seen in a long time, large enough that the ongoing Twitter name was LeakWeek, I mean there was pretty much a leak for almost all current BlackBerry models. We had the newest leak of the Twitter for BlackBerry Application, which brought @ mention notifications and the ability to remove icons from the applications menu. So much more happened so hit up the links below to get yourself caught up, because i’m sure next week will be something big also.
Everyone here at TheBerryFix.com wants to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter! We hope you all enjoy your Easter and we will see you back Monday morning with some more breaking Blackberry news!
Our Friends over at BBOS have gotten a screen capture and some information on the Telus Pearl 9100, codenamed Stratus. Their source states that the 9100 is in internal testing at Telus and that typically a device is released about a month after this testing. So by that, we should be looking to see the 9100 drop onto Telus in about a month’s time. We should also see a US release of the 9100 around the same time. The next question is will this be the 9100 with suretype or the rumored 9105 with T9? My bet is on the suretype version… We’ll get you more information on this device launch, as well as on the launch of the Bold 9750, as soon as we get it.
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Jawbone was nice enough to send us over a few of their new ICON Bluetooth head sets to review and all that can be said is wow. The new ICON brings the strength of military grade noise cancellation, lightweight design, and a high level of functionality to your ear to make using your cell phone safer and more enjoyable. One of the cool things about this headset is that you can actually install apps onto it just like your blackberry, the applications allow you to; use your voice to send a text, tweet or face book message, allow you to get free 411, and they even allow you to install different voices to make the headset truly yours.
So you’ve heard what we have to say about the new ICON we want to hear what you have to say, but the only way we can do that is by giving away a brand new JAWBONE ICON Bluetooth headset courtesy of JAWBONE. To enter the contest all you have to do is post a comment on how the ICON would make your life a little easier and your entered.
You still have a few hours to take advantage of the deal of the day app on mobihand. Todays deal is Tether for BlackBerry this app lets you acces the internet on your laptop and take advantage of your unlimited data plan with out paying extra fees. Tether has many handy features but below you can find some of the big ones:
Internet Anywhere: You can use Tether anywhere you can make phone calls.
Easy Setup: Download our software to your BlackBerry and another for your laptop… Then surf the web and email just like you would with any Internet connection.
Fast Speeds: Download speeds that are impressive. Our users download at speeds up to 1,800 kbps.
No Tethering Fees: Tether uses your phone’s data plan and we do not charge tethering fees.
All BlackBerries: Tether is compatible with all BlackBerries.
All Carriers: Tether has been used by carriers all over the world. Some carriers do require APN settings, though. It appears our product does not work on the iDen Network.
check out our review on Tether for BlackBerry and dont forget to get your copy of.
Imagine having your BlackBerry Bold 9700 with a glasses free 3D screen, well it may not be far from the truth. Sharp Corp. has announced plans to start developing 3D displays for mobile devices this year. The glasses free 3D technology that Sharp has created was introduced is 2000 but was was never adopted because of a low intrest in 3D images in the theater, personal computer and mobile devices. With sharp mass producing these displays we may see 3D on mobile devices in the near future.
“Sharp Corp said it plans to start making this year advanced 3D displays for cellphones and other mobile devices that don’t require special viewing glasses, betting that demand for 3D images will grow beyond movie theatres and living rooms to portable machines.”
So who thinks this will take off? Im not to sure my self, but well see.