Tag Archives: Smartphone
5:59 pm on Jun 15, 2012 |
Gameloft is hosting another promotion on their BlackBerry Smartphone and PlayBook game selection. Now, you can get some of their great titles, such as Spider Man Total Mayhem, Real Football 2011, and N.O.V.A, of just 99 cents. There’s no official word as to how long this sale will last, but rumor has it that these games will be 99 cents till June 21st. Either way, with this great of a selection, why wait. Grab yourself one or a few Gameloft games today for just 99 cents.
10:30 pm on Mar 15, 2012 |
Draw Something has quickly become one of the favorite games on iOS and Android. The game has only been out for a short while and is already at the top of the popular charts. If you haven’t heard of it yet, Draw Something is a lot like Pictionary. You are given a clue and then must draw what you’re given. The person you’re playing with must then solve your drawing. The game continues back and forth like this for as long as you want to play. It’s a really fun game and the PlayBook would be an awesome platform for this game.
The developer who makes Draw Something has shown interest in developing for the BlackBerry Platform; however, they want to make sure there’s interest from the user base. There’s a post on the GetSatisfaction support page were BlackBerry fans can sign on and ask for support for BlackBerry. So, if you want to play Draw Something on your BlackBerry PlayBook, hit the link below and add a response saying so!
Source : CrackBerry
- These are the hardest words I’ve ever had to write onTheBerryFix.com – “Till we meet again”
- BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Confirmed to Launch Tuesday, February 21st
- Images of the all-new BlackBerry 10 UI leak onto the web
- RIM extends free PlayBook offer to BlackBerry Developers, new and existing
- Best Buy employee training for BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 commences
- OS 7.1 Leaks for a “Bunch” of BlackBerry Smartphones
- DLNA website shows RIM as a vendor offering DLNA enabled products
- Get your peashooters at the ready! Plants vs Zombies by PopCap Games & EA Games Is now available on the PlayBook
- PlayBook OS 2.0 confirmed for February 21st launch via RIM Developer Web Conference
- First Image of a BlackBerry 10 superphone graces it’s way onto the web
- BlackBerry Messenger could reach other Platforms according to RIMs new CEO
- Free PlayBook Offer now extends to ALL PlayBook App Submissions
- Telus places the WIFI enabled BlackBerry PlayBook to End-Of-Life
- BlackBerry Music Store App now available to Canadian and Australian users
- Bell and Telus customers now get 4 months free of BBM Music
- Rogers and RIM team up for 6 Free Months of BBM Music
- RIMs new “Be Bold” Commercials show Bold 9900′s everyday uses
- BlackBerry 7 Devices now certified for both Canadian and US Government use
- BlackBerry is the #1 Best Selling Smartphone in the UK 2 years running
5:27 pm on Feb 2, 2012 |
RIM has rolled out the BlackBerry Music Store for BlackBerry Smartphones, which is sponsored and run by 7Digital, to Berry users in Canada and Australia. This is Smartphone version of the store that has run on the PlayBook since launch. There’s no word on when this will be made available in the US or UK, but hopefully support for additional countries will come soon. Some of the features of the BlackBerry Music Store include:
- Browse the catalog by what’s new, top songs, top albums and genres
- Store your music in the cloud via your 7Digital Music Locker easy portability across devices (BB Smartphone and PlayBook)
- Preview a 30-second sample before buying
- Download over the wireless network or Wi-Fi®
- Let friends know what you’re checking out via BlackBerry Messenger, Email, Text Messaging, Socials Feeds, Facebook and more…
- Download directly to your BlackBerry music library
If you’re in Canada or Australia, be sure to grab the BlackBerry Music Store today, especially if you’ve already been using the service on your PlayBook. Like we said before, we hope to see US and UK support sometime soon. Let us know if you’re liking the new store and if you plan to start getting your music from there!
5:38 pm on Jan 30, 2012 |
Last year, RIMs BlackBerry was crowned the number one best selling smartphone in the United Kingdom. This year, RIM has done it again. BlackBerry is the number one best selling Smartphone in the UK for the second year running. BlackBerry averaged 26.7% of all Smartphone sales in the UK for 2011. The numbers come courtesy of GfK, a UK firm that is dedicated to information aggregation and market research.
News like this helps people to see the big picture for RIM, and not just the North American negativity that we are typically seeing. Sure, BlackBerry use may be on the decline in the USA, but that doesn’t mean sales aren’t strong everywhere else. The BlackBerry is the number one Smartphone in Canada and sales are very strong everywhere else in the world. BlackBerry 7 has been a transition point for RIM, and considering the only market they are losing in is the US market, 2012 and BlackBerry 10 is looking great for the company.
Source : CrackBerry
10:32 am on Jan 30, 2012 |
Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced general availability of BlackBerry® Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 – a new service for business and government organizations that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones and allows customers to manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. The service is available at no additional charge to current medium-sized or enterprise subscribers of the Office 365 suite or standalone Exchange Online and works with BlackBerry smartphones on business or consumer data plans.
“RIM is pleased to launch BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365. This new cloud-based option allows customers to cost-effectively support mobility across their organizations and easily manage and secure their BlackBerry deployments,” said Alan Panezic, Vice President, Enterprise Product Management and Marketing at Research In Motion. “We continue to build upon the end-to-end BlackBerry solution for our business and government customers with both on-premise and cloud-based solutions, a range of technical support options to suit any size organization, and a growing ecosystem of apps and services for users.”
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.
12:16 pm on Jan 19, 2012 |
Some new information has leaked out from AT&T detailing the company’s new smartphone data plans. The current system has customers paying $15, $25, or $45 for a 200 MB, 2 GB, or 4GB with tethering plan, respectively. The new plans will be slightly higher in price, but will afford users more data, so the price per bit is actually going to be a decrease from the current system. The new plans are:
- $20 for 300 MB
- $30 for 3 GB
- $50 for 5 GB
If you’re already an AT&T customer, you’ll be free to keep your current plan, even if you upgrade your device or renew your contract. Starting Sunday, January 22nd, all new customers can choose between these plans and all existing customers have the opportunity to switch, if they so desire. AT&T Berry users, what do you think of the new plans?
Source : The Verge
10:23 am on Jan 18, 2012 |
If your type of thing is paying for such items like coffee via your BlackBerry smartphone. But have yet to find a way to master the art of mobile payments, then you’ll be ecstatic to know that RIM and Turkcell have launched a mobile wallet for the BlackBerry Bold 9900. This is the first news we’ve heard of a true mobile wallet being made available for BlackBerry smartphones, and I’m sure it isn’t the last as we move into the era of BlackBerry OS 7.1. If you’re looking for the full details they can be found via a press release after the break.
First commercially available NFC-based mobile payments for BlackBerry smartphones via MasterCard PayPass™
Waterloo, ON and Istanbul, Turkey – Turkcell and Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the commercial availability of an NFC mobile wallet application, the Turkcell Cep-T Cüzdan, for BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone customers in Turkey.
The power of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 combined with the Turkcell Cep-T Cüzdan application enables Turkcell customers to enjoy making payments in a simple, easy, safe and convenient way by simply tapping their NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 against a MasterCard PayPass™ reader in shops, retail outlets, cafes and restaurants across Turkey. In addition, Turkcell customers travelling abroad will also be able make payments in the same way .
3:48 pm on Jan 16, 2012 |
The YWCA is committed to helping develop young women into productive adults and members of society. One of the ways that YWCA accomplishes this goal is through the implementation of women’s health and safety courses. This year the YWCA is taking their courses a step further and offering applications for smartphones to help keep women safe.
The latest app is called “Safety Siren” and it aims to keep women safe at all times. The app has multiple functions. The first is that when activated, it turns your BlackBerry device into a loud siren to alert those around you that you are in need of assistance. Then the app sends an email or BBM to a designated contact letting them know where you are and what’s going on. You can get the app for free from the link below or read the full press release from the YWCA Canada past the break.
10:55 am on Jan 9, 2012 |
If seeing the magnitude of leaks for os 7.1 haven’t gotten your mouth-watering then maybe seeing a few other features of the new OS at CES 2012 will tie you over until the full carrier launch. Also if you’re at CES then you’ll want to stop by the BlackBerry booth to get a little hands on time with some BlackBerry 7 devices running OS 7.1. You can check out the full release from RIM after the break.
RIM Showcases New BlackBerry 7.1 OS at CES 2012
New BBM, BlackBerry Traffic and BlackBerry Travel Updates Also Released
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA–(Marketwire – January 09, 2012) – (CES 2012) – A wide range of software improvements await BlackBerry® 7 smartphone customers at the BlackBerry® booth (South Hall 3 Booth # 30326) at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012). Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM)(TSX: RIM) is showcasing the new BlackBerry® 7.1 OS as well as updates to the BBMTM (BlackBerry® Messenger), BlackBerry® TrafficTMand BlackBerry® TravelTM apps. The new OS and app updates make seizing and sharing the moment even easier.
BlackBerry 7.1 will begin rolling out from carriers around the world beginning today and over the coming weeks(1). The new releases of BBM, BlackBerry Traffic and BlackBerry Travel will be available on BlackBerry® App WorldTM beginning today.
11:49 pm on Dec 22, 2011 |
Just a few weeks ago we saw RIM lose a battle over the BBX trademark that they planned to use for the next generation of BlackBerry Smartphones. Now they are facing yet another legal suit regarding their illegal use of another trademarked phrase. It wasn’t until recently that RIM began officially shortening BlackBerry Messenger down to BBM. When that happened, another company out of Toronto, Canada, BBM Canada, took to the courts to get their name back.
Jim MacLeod, BBM Canada’s President and CEO, explained it like this: “We want our name back. I find it kind of amazing that this wouldn’t have been thought about before they decided to use the name. The same thing goes for BBX.” Apparently this company has been around since 1944 and has held the trademark on BBM for quite some time. Sources also cite that when RIM looked into shortening BlackBerry Messenger down to BBM, they were advised by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office that the trademark was already in use and “was not registrable.”
This makes makes RIM’s situation look even worse to the casual observer. RIM has illegally used not one, but two, registered trademarks in this past year. Hopefully the damages that BBM Canada are seeking in this suit won’t be too high and RIM can quickly and easily remove the BBM nomenclature from their site and transition back to BlackBerry Messenger. One interesting fact to note here is that RIM does happen to own the BBM trademark in America, meaning that they could remove the use of BBM in Canada but leave it for American sites and devices. We will all be sitting tight and waiting to see how this one plays out in court. We have reached to RIM and will let you know if and when we receive a statement from them.
Source : CrackBerry
3:55 pm on Dec 22, 2011 |
Earlier this morning, BGR posted an article declaring BlackBerry 10 a failure and claiming that RIM execs were lying about the delays of the launch. The article was so far out of left field we refused to acknowledge it; however, Zach had reached out to RIM for comment. The following statement is what RIM had to say in response to the BGR article:
“RIM made a strategic decision to launch BlackBerry 10 devices with a new, LTE-based dual core chip set architecture. As explained on our earnings call, the broad engineering impact of this decision and certain other factors significantly influenced the anticipated timing for the BlackBerry 10 devices. The anonymous claim suggesting otherwise is inaccurate and uninformed. As RIM has previously explained, and as Mike Lazaridis reiterated on the earnings call, we will not launch BlackBerry 10 devices until we know they are ready and we believe this new chip set architecture is required to deliver the world class user experience that our customers will expect. Any suggestion to the contrary is simply false. We appreciate the interest in our future platform and we will continue to work hard to deliver that platform as soon as possible. At the same time, we also remain very excited with the success of our recently launched BlackBerry 7 smartphones and we believe these products offer a very compelling choice for both new customers and the almost 75 million BlackBerry users around the world.”
So there is reiteration straight from the source as to the BlackBerry 10 delays and status of the company. Even though things aren’t so bright right now in Waterloo, RIM has a plan and believes that BlackBerry 10 can and will save the company. Any insights or opinions from our readers would be greatly appreciated and can be left in the comments.
2:07 pm on Dec 19, 2011 |
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