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After quite a few instances this past week, I learned that I needed some new helpful applications on my phone. I had to stop being late for work, because I so easily hit the snooze or dismiss button on my phone. I also knew that I needed to know an average time of battery life so when I was without a charger or charging port I knew approximately how long I’d be without my phone (or how to use my phone a little more wisely). Sometimes I need to know where my phone has gone, and who I left it with last. Lastly I had an important meeting, forgot to turn my phone on silent and was embarrassed by “Grenade” in the middle of my co-workers. With all these frustrations I KNEW I had to find some sort of applications to lower my embarrassment. I hope that you find these applications just as useful as I have.
Let’s get to it after the break!
11:27 pm on Mar 22, 2011 |
With the BlackBerry PlayBook coming out in less than a month we will be seeing more and more of it in the coming weeks. Tonight we get a look at the native Calculator and Weather apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook courtesy of Kevin from CrackBerry. First, the Calculator app for the PlayBook. The calculator app for the PlayBook looks amazing! Calculations are performed on the right side of the screen and a running tally of your actions is kept on the left side. The calculator app offers four modes: Standard, Scientific, Tip, and Conversion. The video above gives a walk-through of the PlayBook Calculator app. Check out the weather app after the break.
2:38 pm on Mar 22, 2011 |
With RIM finally announcing the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook I wanted to get an idea on who Pre ordered their PlayBook today. So did you open up the wallet and grab your self a device or are you going to test your luck at retails stores on launch day? Chime in on the Poll above and lets see what the BlackBerry Nation has to say.
10:46 am on Mar 22, 2011 |
Have you ever wanted a way to bring BBM to your desktop? How about controlling your BlackBerry straight from your PC? What about quick and easy presentation of your BlackBerry on a big screen? If you have ever wanted any of these great features then you will want to check out SOTI Pocket Controller (SPC) for BlackBerry. SPC brings your BlackBerry up in a window on your PC and allows you to control it directly from there using your mouse and keyboard. Some of the amazing things you can do with SPC include:
- Real-Time remote control of your BlackBerry smartphone
- Easy presentation creation and showings using your BlackBerry
- Tools to train new BlackBerry users
- Quick and easy file sync between BlackBerry and PC
- Detailed monitoring and editing of Carrier Service Books
- Detailed task list to see what;s running on your BlackBerry
- Screen and video capture
- Enhanced printing capabilities
SOTI Pocket Controller is available for all BlackBerry devices running OS 4.6 and higher. The connecting PC must have Windows 2000 or higher installed with a minimum 1gHz processor and 20 MB of free hard disk space. You can download a free trial of SPC and it’s $39.99 when you decide to purchase. If you have ever wanted greater control of your BlackBerry then give SOTI Pocket Controller a try today.
8:22 am on Mar 22, 2011 |
So we have an official launch date for the much anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook and now the question is where can I get one, well the good news is we have the inside scoop. RIM is going to blast the market with this puppy and that’s going to give you the option of up to 20,000 Retail outlets from BlackBerry from Wireless Giant all the way to your local carrier store.
If you’re looking for a full list of the locations that you’ll be able to get the PlayBook at all the details can be found in the press release below.
March 22, 2011
BlackBerry PlayBook to be available in over 20,000 Retail Outlets in the U.S. and Canada
Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to make the highly-anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet available in more than 20,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada.
“The BlackBerry PlayBook is an amazing tablet that is already being widely praised as a multi-tasking powerhouse with an uncompromised web experience and an ultra-portable design,” said Mike Lazaridis, President & Co-CEO, Research In Motion. “Given the high level of customer interest in the BlackBerry PlayBook, we are particularly pleased to be working with such an amazing lineup of retail partners.” (more…)
6:31 am on Mar 22, 2011 |
RIM just sent us a note letting us know that Best Buy is now accepting pre orders for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Now we know that the PlayBook will be launching on April 19th in both Canada and the US, so we are in final stretch here. We also finally have confirmed that the PlayBook will be in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage costing $499, $599 and $699 respectively.
Lets do a little recap. The BlackBerry PlayBook will feature a 1GHz multi-core CPU, 1 gigabyte of RAM, Wifi N, and a 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen and will come in 16, 32 and 64 gigabyte models.
March 22, 2011
Minneapolis, MN and Waterloo, ON – Customers eagerly awaiting the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet can begin placing their orders today. Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), a preferred retailer for the BlackBerry PlayBook, today announced the pricing and launch date for the highly anticipated tablet in the U.S. and Canada.
The BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi will come in three models, featuring 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage at $499, $599 and $699 respectively. It is scheduled to be available from all Best Buy stores and Best Buy Mobile stores in the US, as well as Best Buy and Future Shop* stores in Canada, on April 19. Customers in the US and Canada can place their orders beginning today by visiting their local Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile or Future Shop store or by ordering on-line (after 8am ET) at:
U.S. – www.bestbuy.com/playbook
Looking to toss a new OS on your Bold 9650? Well, then today you can accomplish just that as OS 126.96.36.1994 has leaked onto the internet via N4BB. As the norm there is no change log in sight so post your findings in the comments below.
**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.
I’ve been itching to get my hands on the all new Jawbone JAMBOX for a few months now, so when Jawbone asked my to review the product I jumped at the opportunity. Now, this is no ordinary Bluetooth speaker trust me I’ve tried them all, and none of the others can provide the same bass reproduction that the JAMBOX can or produce the same high tones.
- Proprietary acoustic drivers (stereo pair)
- Proprietary passive bass radiator
- Built-in Microphone
- Output Level: 85dB at 0.5m
- Frequency Response: 60 Hz – 20 kHz
- 3.5mm Stereo Input
- Micro-USB (charging only)
- Simultaneous Multipoint (enabled via MyTALK): make connections to two devices at the same time
- Wireless Range: at least 33 feet
- Bluetoothv2.1 compliant
- Supports Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
- Profiles Supported: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5, Headset Profile (HSP) 1.1
If you’ve never heard of the JAMBOX then make sure you check out the video above, heck even if you have one check out the video. Stay tuned for my full review in the coming weeks.
- BlackBerry PlayBook Gets Spotted in Portrait Mode at SWXS
- More Information On BlackBerry PlayBook Pricing And Launch Date
- Launch TheBerryFix.com From Your Home Screen With The All New BlackBerry Launcher
- BlackBerry Desktop Manager For PlayBook Spotted at SXSW
- BBM Social Platform Now Available For Developers
- BlackBerry PlayBook Replacement Parts Show Up Online
- 50% Off Z Man Design Themes In ShopTheBerryFix.com Until Thursday March
- Staples Canada Employee Calendar Shows BlackBerry PlayBook Launch By April 15
- RIM And Microsoft Partner Up To Bring Free Access To Exchange And Microsoft 365
- Facebook For BlackBerry 2.0 Enters Limited Beta In The Beta Zone
- Xobni for Gmail Arrives in Private Beta; Xobni for Android and iPhone Moving to Beta Soon
4:28 pm on Mar 18, 2011 |
I know what you are thinking….. “why am I writing this post when the word BlackBerry is nowhere to be found in the title”, right? I am letting you know about this development because I think this will make Xobni’s well known talent for indexing email and social communication a whole lot more relevant to the daily lives of many BlackBerry users. For a long time my interest in Xobni was minimal for one reason, I hate Microsoft Outlook. I have been a Google Apps user since shortly after it rolled out and find that a unified inbox is far more valuable to me in the cloud where I can access it from any one of my multiple computers or any machine with internet access, so knowing how murky my inbox can get I am personally very excited about this announcement. Since I am a dual platform smartphone user I think it’s exciting that they are rolling out support for other devices as well and I’m sure that Xobni will continue to excel as the industry’s leading tool to integrate your vast network of contacts and bring them into an easily accessible location.
To find out more about these beta releases and get on the list check out the links below:
If you don’t already have Xobni on your BlackBerry find it in our store HERE
San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011
Xobni, the relationship management service that creates rich contact profiles to help you manage all your business and personal relationships in email and mobile, today announced a private beta for its highly-anticipated product for Gmail and Google Apps – Xobni for Gmail. The product is free and helps users find and easily manage contacts. Xobni will move its Android and iPhone apps into beta for users to test within 90 days. People interested in testing any of these new products can request access to the beta versions on Xobni’s website.
Hey guys, Steph here! This week I’m bringing you creative, fun, and cool themes for your BB. The themes i’ve gone through this week all have something that stands right out to me. It may be something different, something that caught my eye, or just something that adds a little bit more personality to your phone. Check out all of this week’s featured themes past the break!
2:32 pm on Mar 17, 2011 |
RIM has announced today that Facebook v2.0 for BlackBerry smartphones has entered into a limited Beta in the BlackBerry Beta zone. FaceBook 2.0 is the update that BlackBerry fans have been waiting for. Version 2.0 features a totally redesigned interface with increased functionality and the addition of Facebook chat. The beta is open to all members of the Beta Zone with a BlackBerry 6 device and support for older BlackBerry OS versions will come with later betas. Hurry on over to see if there’s room for you to get into this limited beta! Some of the new features in Facebook 2.0 include:
- “Always On” Facebook Chat Notifications
- Redesigned Navigation Grid
- New Notifications Bar
- Improved News Feed Scrolling
- Enhanced Profiles
- Added Publisher Functionality
- Updated User Interface
The Facebook experience on BlackBerry up to now has been quite lacking, especially considering Facebook chat wasn’t included in the native app. Facebook 2.0 will bring the BlackBerry platform up to speed with the latest advances in Facebook including Facebook Chat and Places. There’s a full walkthrough of the Facebook 2.0 beta available at the Inside BlackBerry Blog. Let us know if you get into the Facebook 2.0 beta and we’ll keep you up to date as more beta slots open up and the app goes into a full release.
1:05 pm on Mar 17, 2011 |
RIM and Microsoft have partnered up to bring BlackBerry users free access to Microsoft services including Microsoft Exchange and 365. All new users of 365 will be able to enroll for no charge. Current paying users of Microsoft 365 will receieve notification later this month on how they can drop the charge and get the service for free. The Microsoft 365 system is available to enterprise users to offer a more complete cloud-based data experience, much like Google’s cloud services. You can check out the Microsoft Blog at the link below for more information on this exciting service.
12:45 pm on Mar 17, 2011 |
Just last week RIM announced the open beta for BlackBerry Protect a remote backup, wipe and restore service for your BlackBerry. But we must not forget that there are other services out there that do the same if not more than BlackBerry protect.
I’ve used SmrtGuard before and the feature set was impressive, being able to view where your BlackBerry has travelled, remote listen from another location into your BlackBerry and of course remote wipe and backup. Today in celebration of everything that is green and bubbly SmrtGuard is offering their on UNLIMITED subscription for half price, bringing the total to $49.99! Check out the full details and pick-up SmrtGuard by clicking the link below.
1:36 pm on Mar 16, 2011 |
In a motion to help developers build the best apps they can for the BlackBerry platform RIM is holding another webcast in partnership with Telefonica. In the latest webcast Sanyu Kiruluta and BlueVia Developer Programs Engineer will go over the new features in BLackBerry 6 and how you can harness the power of the operating system and build super apps. The webcast is tomorrow march 17th at 4pm GMT. More information can be found below on topics and attendees.
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Event Start Time: 4:00 PM GMT
Duration: 1 hour
Sanyu Kiruluta, Team Lead, Developer Relations EMEA (RIM)
Andres-Leonardo Martinez-Ortiz, BlueVia Developer Programs Engineer (Telefonica)
Topics that will be covered include:
BlackBerry 6 overview – learn about improvements to the UI and new APIs that you can take advantage of when creating your applications
Learn about BlackBerry® platform commercialization services
Learn how to use BlueVia SMS APIs