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Jan

11

TheBerryFix.com Radio Show: Episode 019 “CES 2011 and the PlayBook”

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

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These past few weeks have been pretty busy for everyone involved in the world of RIM and BlackBerry. First we started with the first official downloads from Sprint for BlackBerry 6 on the Bold 9650 and Curve 3G, then we dove right into CES 2011 and got some much needed PlayBook action. I must say this is probably one of our shortest podcasts EVER, but hey short and sweet isn’t that how it goes? Listen in and shoot us an email to podcasts at TheBerryFix.com if you have any questions for us to air on our next recording.
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Jan

11

CES 2011: Common Freestyles At The BlackBerry Booth

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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

10

Video Interview With PlayBook Project Manager Ryan Bidan – PlayBook Q&A

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jan 10, 2011 | Leave a comment

To view this video on your BlackBerry or other mobile device, Click Here.

So CES 2011 has come to an end and a lot of questions about the BlackBerry PlayBook were left unanswered. Douglas Soltys from Inside BlackBerry Blog recoded a video with the BlackBerry PlayBook project manager Ryan Bidan in hopes to have a few of the unanswered questions around App World, PlayBook Calendar and Address book finally answered. I really can’t belive how excited I am about the PlayBook and the Future of Research In Motion. Make sure you keep us saved in your bookmarks, RSS Feeds and on Twitter as wee keep you updated on BlackBerry and RIM.

Source: Inside BB

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Jan

9

TheBerryFix.com Weekly Recap

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 9, 2011 | Leave a comment

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This week was very heavy on PlayBook news and there are tons of new rumors about the new BlackBerry “Super Phones” that could be coming out. CES 2011 was light on BlackBerry related news but 2011 is looking good for some great new BlackBerrys to launch. Keep it here at TheBerryFix.com throughout the year as we bring you all the latest on RIM and all the products in the BlackBerry family.

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Jan

7

Slacker Radio Partners With Verizon To Bring An Optimized App To Verizon’s 4G LTE Customers

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 7, 2011 | Leave a comment

slacker radio Slacker Radio Partners With Verizon To Bring An Optimized App To Verizons 4G LTE Customers

The popular music service, Slacker Radio, has paired up with Verizon Wireless to bring a new music experience to smartphone customers. The new Slacker Radio app will be 4G compatible and will bring even more features to the application, made possible by the advanced 4G network that Verizon is now offering. There is no firm release date for a 4G update to the BlackBerry app but its nice to know that when the 4G LTE BlackBerrys begin coming out there will be some great applications that are optimized just for them. The full press release is featured after the break.

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Jan

7

Bitbop Streaming Video Service Coming Soon To Verizon 4G LTE

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 7, 2011 | Leave a comment

Screen shot 2011 01 07 at 11.18.58 AM Bitbop Streaming Video Service Coming Soon To Verizon 4G LTE

Bitbop’s streaming video service was launched a few months back and has been making strides in the mobile, on-demand, streaming market. Today at CES, Verizon and Bitbop announced that the service will soon be available on devices on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Bitbop service on Verizon will be available in V CAST apps, Verizon’s new mobile store. Look for Bitbop on Verizon sometime after the first 4G LTE devices launch on the Verizon network. The full press release from Vegas is featured after the break.

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Jan

7

The First Image Of BlackBerry App World On The PlayBook Appears

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app world on playbook The First Image Of BlackBerry App World On The PlayBook Appears

Our friends over at CrackBerry made an interesting discovery in one of the demo videos running in BlackBerry’s booth at CES. There was an image on the screen of what appears to be App World for the PlayBook and they snapped a quick photo. From the looks of it, App World has been enlarged and enhanced for the PlayBook. This is all we have to go on for App World on the PlayBook but keep your browsers here at TheBerryFix.com as we bring you all the latest developments on the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook.

Source: CrackBerry

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Jan

7

Ford Releases MyFord Mobile To Monitor Your Car From Your BlackBerry

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 7, 2011 | Leave a comment

myford mobile app Ford Releases MyFord Mobile To Monitor Your Car From Your BlackBerry

*Update: Ford has just unveiled the vehicle that goes with this application. The new Ford Focus Electric will be coming out sometime in 2013.

Ford has released details on an application for BlackBerry called MyFord Mobile. The new app is not stated to work for any certain cars that have been released yet. Ford has previously teased the world with a possible electricity-powered Focus, so that could be the vehicle that this app is going to control initially. From the photos of the app we can see that the app has some features such as remote control, car locator, and charge settings. There is no word yet on when this mystery car will launch or what the car will be, but with this information we know that it is coming. The MyFord Mobile app will be available on BlackBerry, Android, and iOS.

Source: Engadget

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Jan

6

CES 2011: Powermat Teams Up With GM To Bring Wireless Charging To The Chevy Volt

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 6, 2011 | Leave a comment

powermat chevy volt CES 2011: Powermat Teams Up With GM To Bring Wireless Charging To The Chevy Volt

Powermat and General Motors have teamed up to bring the wireless charging revolution to GM vehicles. Beginning with the Chevy Volt, customers will have an integrated Powermat charger right on their center console. GM has stated that the 2011 Chevy Volt will have the Powermat and that Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac get the Powermat option on the 2012 models. This sounds like an awesome idea to me. I can have a Powermat on the counter at home and one in the car so  my BlackBerry stays charged wherever i’m at. Let us know what you think of the idea of Powermat in you car. Would you want it or are you happy with those oft-annoying cigarette lighter cables?

Source: Cnet

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Jan

6

RIM Posts The First BlackBerry PlayBook Television Advertisements

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 6, 2011 | Leave a comment


To view this video on your BlackBerry or other mobile device, Click Here.

RIM has posted three new video advertisements for the BlackBerry PlayBook. These ads showcase some of the great features of the PlayBook such as multitasking and portability. The ads sure make a bold statement for the PlayBook, one that RIM seems to be backing up quite well with the demo units we have seen cropping up. Check out the first PlayBook ad above and a few more past the break.

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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

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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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Jan

5

RIM Introduces Built For BlackBerry Program

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

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If you take a second look at some of the top cellphone manufactures they all have one thing in common, a wide variety of accessories and top quality. I really hate referring to Apple and their certain handheld device but when you buy from them there are thousands of accessories that are available from day one, and RIM is looking to one up them.

Today RIM has introduced their new program called “Built for BlackBerry” a program designed to help accessory manufactures build products that are made for their BlackBerry devices and the BlackBerry PlayBook. Next time when your looking to buy an accessory look for the “Built for BlackBerry” logo, you may even be using a certified BlackBerry accessory already! For more details and to find the benefits in buying certified accessories check out builtforblackberry.com

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