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Foursquare for BlackBerry Updates to v5.2.2

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Aug 9, 2012 | Leave a comment

The team at Foursquare has updated their BlackBerry app today to version 5.2.2. The Foursquare team listened to BlackBerry users and brought back a feature they originally took away in the previous update. Here’s what has changed in this updated version:

  • The nearby friends view is back
  • Local updates from businesses now show in the Friends tab
  • See promoted updates (and specials) in the Explore tab
  • Small design tweaks and speed improvements

You can grab Foursquare for free in BlackBerry App World by clicking the link below.

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Foursquare for BlackBerry Update brings NFC Support

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 27, 2012 | Leave a comment

An update for Foursquare just came up in App World and it brings a few nice surprises. The updated version is 3.9 and the big,, new feature it brings is NFC checkin support. The full list of features and improvements includes:

  • Updated message notification support with BlackBerry Inbox integration
  • Improved GPS logic
  • NFC support for OS 7.1 devices

These are some nice improvements and will definitely make checking your Foursquare messages easier. As we see NFC technology continue to propagate throughout the world, this feature will be awesome for checkins, just tap and you’re in. Grab the free update in App World at the link below.

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RIM updates BlackBerry Traffic to v3.0.1.21

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 24, 2012 | Leave a comment

RIM has released a small update to the BlackBerry Traffic application. The update features bug fixes and overall speed improvements. For those of you that didn’t already know, BlackBerry Traffic is a RIM-powered navigation solution for your BlackBerry Smartphone. It gives you turn-by-turn, voice guided directions, construction alerts with alternate routes, estimated arrival times, and much more. BlackBerry Traffic is free in App World.

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Verizon Wireless launches the BlackBerry Curve 9370 on January 19th

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jan 9, 2012 | Leave a comment

If you’ve yet to pick up a new BlackBerry 7 device because…well what ever the reason is there shouldn’t be one now as Verizon has officially launched the BlackBerry Curve 9370, giving you yet another option. The Curve features a slim and slick design with a 800 mhz processor, Camera/w Flash and a full qwerty keyboard, something BlackBerry users have come to cherish. If you’re looking to get the full details just hit up the break to read all about it.

Press Release

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2012

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless today announced the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9370 smartphone will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com on Jan. 19.

 The slim and stylish BlackBerry Curve 9370 delivers the ultimate mobile communications and social experiences with a highly refined and integrated suite of phone, email, messaging and social apps to keep users connected and productive throughout the day.  It is ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation.


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BlackBerry Traffic update brings voice navigation and more

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Dec 23, 2011 | Leave a comment

There has been a BlackBerry Traffic build available to Beta Zone members for a few weeks that has had support for voice navigation and a few other goodies. A higher build, v3.0.0.389, is now available for everyone to download and enjoy. This update brings the turn-by-turn voice navigation, along with many bug fixes and improvements to BlackBerry Traffic. You can head on over to App World using the link below to get the latest version on your BlackBerry.

Source : CrackBerry

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Foursquare for BlackBerry update brings Lists and other updates

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Dec 20, 2011 | Leave a comment

Foursquare is doing a much better job of keeping the BlackBerry app up to date with the other versions on iOS and Android. They have just updated the BlackBerry version of the popular location game with the new Lists feature. This allows you to view lists of venues on your BlackBerry and then check them off as you visit them. All the new features in this release are:

  • Lists, now discover or create lists of things to do nearby or explore
  • In-line photos, now see your friends checkins with photos inline
  • Improved connection support for a range of devices
  • Updated GPS logic

So whether you’re a longtime Foursquare user or just looking to get in on the action, hit the link below to get the latest version and then get to checking in!

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BlackBerry Apps to get you moving this holiday season

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Dec 19, 2011 | Leave a comment

BlackBerry Apps to get you moving this holiday season

As the cold winter months start to set in and the sun no longer stays in the sky like it did before, we all need to look for new forms of entertainment. With your BlackBerry by your side I’m confident that you will be okay. We’ve compiled a list of our top winter apps that are made just for your BlackBerry smartphone. Grab the link below to fill your Berry with a little holiday cheer from TheBerryFix.com


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BlackBerry Traffic updated to v3.0.0.353 in the Beta Zone

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Dec 8, 2011 | Leave a comment

RIM has pushed an update to the BlackBerry Traffic app into the BlackBerry Beta Zone today. This update brings the app to v3.0.0.353 and has quite a few fixes and improvements, including:

  • *Fixed* Overlap Text: The overlapping text bug displayed in the “Options” menu screen has been corrected.
  •  *Fixed* Device Lock: When pressing the lock key,  6.0+ OS devices will now lock when application is in the foreground.
  •  *Fixed* “Include Street Names” box: When checking the “Include Street Names” box in “Guidance Options”, the application will no longer automatically default to “High-Quality Audio”.
  • *Improvement* Initial Voice Guidance Instruction: “Arriving at destination” audible guidance is now enforced upon arrival.
  •  *Improvement* Guidance Options: Wording changed in “Guidance Options” menu screen to “Standard Audio – Faster Download” and “Enhanced Audio – Louder and Clearer”.

If you’re currently using the BB Traffic Beta, or you want to get in on it, just head on over to the Beta Zone using the link below and get the download. It’s totally free and is arguably the best traffic/GPS app available for BlackBerry.

Source : N4BB

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RIM’s WiFi Geolocation Service is now live for Developers

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Sep 20, 2011 | Leave a comment

RIM has let us know via a post on the Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog that WiFi Geolocation has been officially launched. The API’s for this service have been available since the launch of BlackBerry OS 6 and RIM has finally gotten the technology required on their end up and running. If developers already have the API’s for this built into their apps then the service will begin automatically. If not, there are some simple additions that can be added to implement the service.

For those that don’t know, WiFi Geolocation uses the location of the WiFi access point to determine location. This is much faster than GPS location but is slightly less accurate. This service is slower than cell-site location but is much more accurate. BlackBerry users will see better battery life and location service with the GPS function of their device off when using apps that have WiFi Geolocation built-in. Developers can check out the two links below for everything you need to know about WiFi Geolocation in your applications.

Via: Inside BB DevBlog

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BlackBerry Maps v6.0.0.31 Leaked

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Feb 28, 2011 | Leave a comment

BlackBerry Maps version has been leaked. If you are one of the people that use BlackBerry Maps for directions or map searching then you may find this leak to be of interest. We don’t have any word on the changes that come with this update, so be sure to let us know in the comments if you find any changes.

*Warning: This is leaked/beta software. TheBerryFix.com can not be held responsible for any issues or damages that your device may incur by running or installing this leak. Install at your own risk.

Source: BBH-Plus

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Poynt Update To Version Fixes GPS Bug For BlackBerry OS 5 Users

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 25, 2011 | Leave a comment


Poynt has released an update of their popular BlackBerry application to version There aren’t many changes in this release other than the GPS fix for BlackBerry OS 5. Before this new update, many users of Poynt on BlackBerry OS 5, including me,  were getting the “GPS Not Supported” error and the app was falling back to using the cellular tower location method. I’m happy to report that the bug has been fixed in this release, at least on my OS 5 BlackBerry. If you’re a Poynt user, or you want to be a Poynt user, head on over to App World using the link below to download the update.

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Poynt Update Adds Local Event Search To BlackBerry Application

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 11, 2011 | Leave a comment

Poynt is a great location app that lets you search for things like businesses, restaurants, and movie times near you. Poynt uses your built-in GPS or your cellular site location to determine where you are and to “poynt” you to where you want to be. The new feature that Poynt has just added is local event search. This new feature allows you to search for any event around you. This includes things like concerts, sporting events, book signings, anything that is considered an event. You can search for these things using criteria such as venue, performer, category, or date. You can get the updated version of Poynt from the link below. The full press release is featured after the jump.


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The BlackBerry Traffic App Beta Is Now Available

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Aug 17, 2010 | Leave a comment


RIM has launched the BlackBerry Traffic app out into App World.  The app is available in Beta form and is currently only for users in the US and Canada. BlackBerry Traffic gives you realtime traffic updates and gives you an ETA for your destination.  Its been in the Beta Zone for a little while now and I have been pretty impressed with the app so far.  Head on over to App World and give BlackBerry Traffic a spin today!

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TeleNav Releases OnMyWay for Select Blackberry Devices!!

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 7, 2010 | Leave a comment


TeleNav has released a new application called OnMyWay for select Blackberrys on Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.  This app allows users to send their estimated arrival time (ETA) to someone that you will be meeting with.  Its great if you are running late or just want someone to know when you will be there.  The app is available for the following:

  • VERIZON – BlackBerry 8530 & 9630
  • SPRINT – BlackBerry 8330, 8330m, 8350i, 8530, 9630
  • T-MOBILE – BlackBerry 8800, 8820, 8900, 9700

Check it out and let us know what you think of this idea.  Is it useful or a worthless waste of memory?

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BlackBerry School Lesson 6: How to Fix the GPS on Your Blackberry

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Mar 26, 2010 | Leave a comment

Have you ever had issues with your GPS not wanting to work?  Depending on your device and carrier restrictions, the following information may help you fix your GPS.  This information comes from our friends over at Blackberrycool.com.

  • Make your way to the options menu.  Select ‘status’ (where you find your PIN).
  • Type test – You’ll notice “Device Self Test Application” appear.
  • Press the trackball/trackpad or menu key and select “start”.
  • Scroll down to GPS and check it.
  • Scroll down and select “Run”.

It will ask you to head outside because the signal is stronger (I’ve done this test indoors, in case you are wondering).

  • Click on the trackball/trackpad and select “Start Fixing”.

Great news, at this point you should see “GPS fixing succeeds!”.  In some cases you might face a ‘time out’ or a ‘failure’ to fix and it’s usually because your GPS is locked, all thanks to your dearly beloved mobile carrier.  Once this process is over (which takes no more than 5 minutes), click down on your trackball/trackpad, select “skip all” and you are back to “Device Self Test Application”.  Hit the back button and make your way out of the options menu.

Try this out on your device and let us know if it works in the comments.  Once again, thanks to our friends over at BBcool for the info.

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