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Check Out TheiPhoneFix.com, Our Sister Site Launching Today

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Nov 16, 2012 | Leave a comment

Here at SmartPhone Nations we love our BlackBerrys but we also have some staff members that love their iPhones, too. That’s why we’re launching a new website today for all the iPhone and iOS fans out there. Our sister site, TheiPhoneFix.com, is now live and ready for you to check out. It will feature the same great content you have come to know and love on TheBerryFix, but it’ll be focused on iOS news and reviews.

If you’re a fan of the iPhone and iOS, we encourage you to give it a look. If not, but you have friends who are, send them the link to check it out. It’s a brand new site, so it’ll take some time for the knowledge base there to reach the level we have here, so give it a few weeks before we are fully stocked up over there.

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RIM Introduces the New BlackBerry Music Gateway, Works with all your Bluetooth devices

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 30, 2012 | Leave a comment

RIM is set to introduce a product tonight in preparation for BlackBerry World 2012. The product they are introducing is called the BlackBerry Music Gateway and it’ll be officially unveiled tonight at the BlackBerry Solutions Showcase. This product is a totally redesigned version of the currently available BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway. The new Music Gateway will work with your BlackBerry Smartphone, PlayBook, and even your other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Here are the features:

  • Connections Made Simple – Using NFC, simply tap your NFC enabled BlackBerry to connect to the BlackBerry Music Gateway**, or connect via standard Bluetooth for universal connectivity of any Bluetooth enabled device such as smartphones, tablets and computers
  • Enjoy Wireless Freedom – Stream music from your BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook, or any other Bluetooth enabled device. BlackBerry Music Gateway connects to any existing home stereo equipment or car stereo using the RCA or 3.5mm cables included in the box
  • Wireless Remote Control – Use your device as the remote for complete control of playback, track changes, and volume.
  • Multitasking – Access other applications or surf the web while playing music. Music automatically pauses when an incoming phone call is received and continues when the call is ended without skipping a beat.

This accessory will go on sale in June and will retail for $49.99. This is just the first of many announcements that will be coming from this year’s BlackBerry World, so keep your browsers here at TheBerryFix for all the latest announcements. You can check out some more photos of the gateway past the break.


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REPORT: RIM Hiring Law Firm for Restructuring Plans.

posted by Kevin Burke at on Apr 21, 2012 | Leave a comment

According to Reuters RIM has hired Law Firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP to work out a restructuring plan that could include selling assets, seeking joint ventures or even licensing patents. As part of the Canadian smartphone maker’s strategic review, the RIM board is discussing ways to boost revenue from its new BlackBerry 10 operating system and possibly opening up its proprietary network.

This could be a game changer for RIM if we see this get implemented in the near future. Oddly enough, I can’t help but get the feeling of déju vu. Before leaving the company former Co-CEO Jim Balsillie had come up with a strategy allowing carriers to use RIM’s network to content delivery, messaging and analytics. Members of the board quickly rejected the idea, as they feared releasing BBM to the competition would further erode ailing market share. Balsillie left RIM in March.

Source : Reuters

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BlackBerry vs iPhone 4S: Which gets searched more in the UK? (Hint: We Win)

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 12, 2012 | Leave a comment

Greenlight, a digital market research company, has conducted a survey based on electronics search terms. They took a look at the over 13 Million searches conducted during the month of February from within the UK for consumer electronics and they came up with some surprising results. Of all the searched consumer electronics terms, Kindle took top honors with 823,000 searches. Our beloved BlackBerry took the top spot of any smartphone, coming in with over 673,000 searches in February. You can view the full Press Release after the break with the full results from this research.


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BlackBerry Mobile Fusion iOS and Android Clients Now Available for Download

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 3, 2012 | Leave a comment

We told you this morning about BlackBerry Mobile Fusion’s official launch; however, we haven’t had the chance to share with you any information about the iOS and Android versions of the application. The BlackBerry Mobile Fusion On-device Clients are now available on both iOS and Android. These are the apps that will need to be installed on corporate devices to allow the IT department to remotely manage these devices. The apps are available for download at the links below; however, unless you’re linked up with a Mobile Fusion Server, they won’t do you much good.

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$2 Convenience Fee for online payments coming for Verizon customers in January

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Dec 29, 2011 | Leave a comment

Every time that we see congress place more regulations on industry and limit fees and charges, the carriers and providers find a new loophole and create new fees. This time it’s Verizon Wireless that’s adding the new fee to their customers’ bills. Beginning January 15, 2012, Verizon users who pay their bill online or by phone will be charged a $2 “Convenience Fee” for using the service. Customers who use Verizon auto-pay or make payments in store will not be charged this fee. So, if you have a Berry, or any other device, on Verizon, will you be paying the fee or will you start stopping by the Verizon store when it’s time to make your monthly payment?

Source : Droid Life

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Fandango app gets updated and added to BlackBerry App World

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Dec 13, 2011 | Leave a comment

Fandango has just released an update to their BlackBerry application, and unlike before where the app was only available as a direct download, Fandango is now available in BlackBerry App World. The update brings some bug fixes and speed improvements, but most importantly, it’s now available right from App World. Hit the link below to grab it today.

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First image of the BlackBerry Milan – First slider device to feature the BlackBerry 10 OS

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Dec 7, 2011 | Leave a comment

Blackberry milan

If you ever second guessed that RIM was going to continue the sliding keyboard, Torch-style devices as they move into BlackBerry 10, then think again. CrackBerry has just scored a picture of the first BlackBerry 10 slider, the BlackBerry Milan. The Milan will be the first QNX-based BlackBerry device with a sliding keyboard. It’s being stated that this device will have a higher screen resolution than Apple’s iPhone 4s, which sounds pretty awesome and it’s time for BlackBerry to kick some competitive butt! Sound off in the comments below on what your thoughts are of the second known BlackBerry 10 device.

Source : CrackBerry

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R.I.P Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

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

Steve Jobs RIM

While we may often poke fun at Apple and their iPhone you can not get away from how their former CEO Mr. Steve Jobs changed the mobile industry with his views on just how a smartphone should be. Today we are saddened by the loss of a true leader. Today, October 5th 2011 Founder and former CEO of Apple inc passed away after a long battle with cancer. We at TheBerryFix.com would like to send out our condolences to his family as they work through this loss. Below you can find the statement made by Apple.

Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.


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Chitika: Apple smartphone share slides in September as RIM grows

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

RIM user base grows stats

Looks as though RIM has hit it home with the Launch of the BlackBerry 7 smartphones as Apple, the maker of the popular iPhone, loses market share in the month of September. Apple’s share of traffic across Chitika’s ad network fell from 49% in August to 48% in September and traffic made by RIM’s BlackBerry smartphone grew 1.3% in the month of September. It’ll be interesting to see how RIM and Apple fight with the launch of the QNX powered BlackBerry smartphone hopefully around the corner.

Source: Chitika

Via: BGR

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The power of BlackBerry and the UI of iOS – iLike by Bbt Designs

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jul 29, 2011 | Leave a comment


The hottest selling themes today tend to be themes that replicate another mobile OS operating system like Android or iOS. While some do a decent job there are a few that stand out and really bring the power of the BlackBerry os and the look of another mobile os together. One that has stood out for me is iLike from Bbt Designs.

They’ve created a theme that has a 100% custom written UI and it’s slick. iLike transforms your BlackBerry into visually stunning UI and a powerhouse that we’ve come to love. iLike is available in ShopTheBerryFix.com for $5.99 and is available on almost every BlackBerry model out there, so check it out!

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There’s an app for that? A look at BlackBerry application development

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jun 29, 2011 | Leave a comment

App For That Image 2

Facebook, Kindle, Tumblr, you name it, and there’s probably an app for it. Well, at least and Android or iOS app. Currently, users of BlackBerry Smartphones and the PlayBook tablet are left wondering when they will have an app for many of their favorite applications and online services. BlackBerry development is picking up and happening at a much faster pace than ever before, but it’s still not up to speed with other platforms. This is where you, the BlackBerry Smartphone and PlayBook user, can help. Follow me past the break as we take a look at some apps and some ways you can help encourage BlackBerry application development.


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BlackBerry smartphone hardware versus the competition

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

4 os question mark image

Having hardware issues with any electronic product is bad news. Whether it be your computer, tablet, or smartphone, the process of having your device repaired or replaced is never fun or easy. Hardware quality and durability is an area that RIM has always prided itself on. They always claim that their hardware is top-notch and BlackBerry’s high build-quality is something that you can tell when you pick one up. RIM’s claim that their hardware is the best has been backed up by a recent study from WDS, a company that specializes in smartphone support and repair. Follow me past the break as we take a look at the results of their study to see how RIM’s hardware stacks up against that of the competition.


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BlackBerry and the BlackBerry OS: 1460+ days later

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jun 8, 2011 | Leave a comment

BlackBerry Editorial

So I’ve been using BlackBerry and the BlackBerry OS for over 4 years, which equals over 1,460 days of BlackBerry and the BlackBerry operating system and I can say confidently that I love it more today than ever before.

First off I want to say that I am writing this whole article from the BlackBerry PlayBook running RIMs newest creation, the PlayBook Tablet OS, so why not start there. RIM has always been a company of choice, I have the Choice to load my music onto my tablet anyway I want. Whether it’s through their desktop software or just plain old drag and drop, I truly can do it the way I would like. Along with loading the music the way that suits my use case the best, I also have the choice as to uploading any media I create on my PlayBook to the location I want. If I chose YouTube I have no limitations as I have a full flash-enabled browser to upload that file the way I want and when I want, not having to wait for a Wifi connection, I can just Bluetooth tether with any capable smartphone.


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BlackBerry PlayBook To Support Internet Tethering Over Bluetooth

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Mar 31, 2011 | Leave a comment

There has been so much talk about the BlackBerry PlayBook and it’s connectivity features. Today we have a little more insight into internet connectivity on the PlayBook. We all know about BlackBerry Bridge, the connectivity that allows you to use your calendar, BBM, and email on the PlayBook. Today we have gotten a peek at what’s being called “Internet Tethering.” Internet Tethering is just what you would expect it to be, you can tether your PlayBook to your mobile phone and use your 3G (or 4G) internet connection on the PlayBook.

To use tethering you will first have to have a mobile phone that has Bluetooth connectivity. Any phone with Bluetooth will do. It can be a BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, or any device with bluetooth and a mobile connection. You will pair the PlayBook with the mobile phone using Bluetooth and then you can activate Internet Tethering on the PlayBook. Keep in mind that you may be charged extra by your service provider when using this feature. You will need to check with your carrier prior to tethering to ensure that extra fees are not required. Carriers have been extra vigilant lately in tracking down unauthorized tethering.

This feature is sure to be a nice selling point for the PlayBook and I know it will help with some of the confusion over needing to have a BlackBerry to use the PlayBook. So to recap, to use tethering you will need any mobile phone with Bluetooth. To use BlackBerry Bridge for native email and BBM you will need a BlackBerry. The BlackBerry PlayBook looks even better everytime we hear more information on it. I know i’m excited, are you?

Source: CrackBerry

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