Tag Archives: QNX
10:03 am on Jul 5, 2011 |
Back at BlackBerry World in May RIM gave us a look into a few applications that would be making their way onto the BlackBerry PlayBook, and one that I was excited for was Vevo. But do I dare ask the question…..where is the app? Its been two months since BBW2011 and we still don’t have the Vevo app. BUT! There is some good news. The PlayBook has full support for flash (as we all know) and what does Vevo use to serve up their HD music videos via vevo.com….none other that Adobe Flash.
So while we all wait on the side lines for Vevo to release their PlayBook app check out www.vevo.com and watch some of your favorite musicians in their music videos.
9:30 am on Jul 4, 2011 |
It’s certainly not hard to find any decent PlayBook accessories, go to any electronics store and there seems to be a small stash of accessories to outfit your new tablet available.
the latest accessory to cross my desk is the BlackBerry PlayBook Leather Sleeve. The leather sleeve is exactly what it sounds like, a sleeve made of genuine high quality leather (well, that’s what the box says) and it has quickly become one of my favourite cases for the PlayBook, but let the video do the talking and stop reading.
4:29 pm on Jul 1, 2011 |
Well looks like after a 5 month podcast hiatus we are back in action brining you the latest episode I like to call “State of the union”. In this episode we discuss where RIM and BlackBerry Stand and what needs to change to bring BlackBerry back to it’s rightful place as number one smartphone. Listen in as this episode is our best yet.
Update regarding comment made during podcast about AT&T and the PlayBook bridge app.
** Note: AT&T users must have a tethering plan included with their wireless service plan to take advantage of the Bridge Browser. To enable tethering on your BlackBerry smartphone, go to att.com/mywireless or dial 611.
11:41 am on Jul 1, 2011 |
When the PlayBook launched it launched without support from the second largest carrier in the United States, AT&T. AT&T took it upon them self to decided that the BlackBerry Bridge app wasn’t fit for their customers just yet and wanted to review the application before they would sign off on it into App World. That was almost three months ago.
The good news is it looks like they are ready to give their customers access to the crucial part in the BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook ecosystem, the Bridge app. Starting today at noon AT&T will officially allow their customers to download the Bridge application onto their phones directly from App World, no longer are you required to find a hosted OTA to get access to your emails and BBM on the PlayBook.
AT&T has said that you will not need to pay any addition fees to access your data on the PlayBook, but if you are looking to tether that will cost you an additional $20 a month. Something I expected all along.
- Download the BlackBerry Bridge app from App World (Available at 12PM EST for AT&T)
Source: All Things D
9:28 am on Jun 30, 2011 |
When the BlackBerry PlayBook launched back in April it didn’t launch with any support for Mac users, but RIM went on the record and said they will have support this summer. Fast forward to today and we now have official support with Desktop Manager for mac. The new version let’s users sync their PlayBook with their iTunes media collection, helping you stay organized and help you keep your music collection up to date. The updated DM for Mac also allows you to sync you photos taken on the PlayBook with the iPhoto application found on almost all Mac computers.
The update is now available via direct download at BlackBerry.com/software, and existing Desktop Manager users should see it as an update when the open up the software.
5:59 pm on Jun 28, 2011 |
During last years BlackBerry Devcon RIM announced that they will now be making the conference a world-wide event and offer the Devcon conference in Europe and Asia, giving the conference a wider coverage to help developers create apps for BlackBerry. Today RIM has announced the dates and locations for the two new conferences starting this year.
- DevCon Europe: Amsterdam, February 7 and 8, 2012.
- DevCon Asia: Bangkok, Thailand with specific dates to be announced shortly.
Hopefully these conferences will help spread the developer community and get some sweet apps onto the PlayBook and if you have an idea on what should be discussed RIM is extending the call for papers until Friday July 15th for BlackBerry DEVCON Asia and Friday September 16th for DevCon Europe.
3:14 pm on Jun 28, 2011 |
There has been talk of a 10″ variant of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet coming out in the future but the folks over at N4BB have apparently heard that the forward movement on the 10″ version has been stopped in favor of focusing on(and hopefully speeding up the release date) the QNX powered handset. RIM has openly admitted recently that they had to analyze and adapt their development strategy and realign projects mid cycle, I find news like this to be a positive sign that Mike and Jim are tapping into the industry pulse in order to stifle the constant media gripes about my beloved platform being behind the times.
Speculated Specifications of the QNX Smartphone are:
- Single-core 1.2GHz processor (same as Bold 9900), word has it that the same dual-core processor in PlayBook is a huge battery killer, but a dual-core processor is still a possibility
- 900+ screen resolution
- 4.3″ touchscreen
The speculated device does not appear to have a designated code name yet, hopefully we will have some public confirmation from RIM in the near future that this is the case and see some official specs on the device.
2:38 pm on Jun 28, 2011 |
Over the past few months we’ve been making quite a few changes around here, from launching our forums to brining our readers a whole new site fitted with all the amenities. Until now our mobile site hadn’t changed at all and was just a plugin for our backend system (which is WorldPress), so something had to change to fit our new design.
Which brings us to today, June 28th 2011 where we are launching our brand new mobile site. As you’ll quickly notice the mobile site has a striking resemblance to the full desktop version and by doing so it makes navigating the site easier because you’re familiar with it on the desktop.
One thing I do want to mention is that this is still in development, so things like the search and forums are not optimized for mobile devices just yet. I’d love to hear everyone’s feedback on this or any other part of TheBerryFix.com, just drop a comment to this post.
Thanks for being part of the community
- Zach Gilbert
Founder & Executive editor
4:22 pm on Jun 27, 2011 |
A few weeks back we introduced you to the photo app on the PlayBook called InstaPhoto, an application that lets you take photos add filters and submit them to your favourite social media sites. Well today they have submitted an update for their application to BlackBerry App World and while they haven’t supplied a change log for the update the application seems to run a lot smother.
So if you haven’t downloaded InstaPhoto for the PlayBook make sure you grab the link below, and if you have check App World for the updated version.
1:41 pm on Jun 27, 2011 |
Pretty much since day one there have been hundreds of ways of customizing your BlackBerry PlayBook like cases, wallpapers and skins. Today I’ve decided to take a look at GelaSkins for the PlayBook. Now if you’re not familiar with their product let me explain, GelaSkins are decals made from 3M technology (the makers of scotch tape) and printings from various artists around the world, so you know their going to help protect your device and look awesome at the same time.
I picked out one of the eboy skins and was actually quite impressed with the quality of the print, putting it on was another thing all together. While putting the GelaSkin on the back of the PlayBook was a breeze placing the one around the boa\rder was a slightly more daunting task. One thing they could do in order to make it easier would be to include a screen protector, this would make the front piece a solid square and would eliminate the issues I had during installation.
As a whole I’m loving the skin and want to help our readers get a chance to love it too. GelaSkins have given us two 15$ gift cards to giveaway to our readers and all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and your entered. The contest will end on Sunday july 3rd at 11:59 EST.
**The contest will end on Sunday july 3rd at 11:59 EST
- BlackBerry Bold 9900 gets fully reviewed online
- Best Buy BlackBerry PlayBook Advetisement
- Twitter for BlackBerry updated to v22.214.171.124 in BlackBerry Beta Zone
- Foursquare for BlackBerry updated with AmEx deals support
- BlackBerry smartphone hardware versus the competition
- RIM introduces BlackBerry WebWorks Tablet OS SDK v2.1
- Calling all developers – Please check your PlayBook apps against Flash 10.3 and Air 2.7
- BlackBerry PlayBook debuts in India
- OS 126.96.36.199 Leaked for the BlackBerry Bold 9900
- OS 188.8.131.520 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 leaked
- BlackBerry PlayBook OS 184.108.40.2060 update now available
- RIM releases screen resolution chart for unreleased and unannounced 2011 BlackBerry devices
- BlackBerry 7 device simulators now available for the 9810, 9360 and 9850
- RIM to transition WebWorks development from Visual Studio and Eclipse to Ripple Emulator
- PlayBook Game Review: Kick It Up!
- BBM Avatar Builder updated to v1.0.1
10:04 am on Jun 23, 2011 |
Its been a few days since RIM sent out the latest PlayBook updating bringing Flash to version 10.3 and Adobe Air to version 2.7, but there seems to be one issue. Since the update for the PlayBook many applications that have been built using Flash and Adobe Air seem to be quite problematic, and are experiencing lag and/or graphical issues. So I ask the developer community, please check your applications using the latest versions of the developer tools provided to you by RIM and by doing so your apps will run like butter and continue to sell like hot cakes. I’m actually quite excited to see what applications the community is building and we would love to feature them! So send us an email to tips @ theberryfix.com with info on your PlayBook apps.
During RIM’s earnings call for fiscal Q1 of 2012, which took place this afternoon, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie shared with investors that RIM has shipped approximately 500,000 PlayBook units for the quarter. This is an impressive number in a space that is currently dominated by iPad and filled with multiple Android-based competitors. RIM has a great product in the PlayBook and their Q1 shipping numbers reflect that. Hopefully the numbers for PlayBook sales will continue to rise as competition in the tablet market heats up. What do you think of 500,000 units shipped so far for PlayBook?
12:41 pm on Jun 14, 2011 |
If you’ve ever tethered your BlackBery to the PlayBook you’ve definitely noticed that it’s a fairly simple and straight forward procedure with very little setup. So your probably wondering why I’m requesting a feature be implemented into the options of tethering, after you read this I’m almost positive you will agree with me.
I wont go into how to tether on the PlayBook (I’ll save that for a PlayBook 101) but we’ll focus on one screen that you see every time you go to tether, the “There maybe charges from your carrier when tethering” screen. Now I understand the reason as to why RIM has put this page there and this is where my feature request comes into play, give us an option to check of “don’t ask me again” making tethering to your BlackBerry (or other device) a one tap process and giving the user the option to be asked every time or not. There are a few other requests I have, but we’ll save them for another day, but if you have a request post it in the comments for the forum. You never know who reads this site.
12:01 pm on Jun 14, 2011 |
If you haven’t noticed it the BlackBerry has full support for Adobe Flash, something that sets it self against the plethora of other tablets on the market. With Flash being a major part of the PlayBook I wanted to showcase a cool application I found in App World today, an application that makes using flash based games often found online a breeze.
The application is aptly named FlashGames is available in App World for free and brings about 30 flash games found on sites like Bored.com and brings them onto your PlayBook for offline fun. Hit up the link below and exercise your thumbs and play some games like Xtreme Skate on the PlayBook.