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Home Screen Tips for BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 6.0

January 27th, 2011

6.0 Here are some BlackBerry 6 Home Screen Tips from RIM that help save your time:

  • To automatically launch Universal Search, start typing or select the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the home screen
  • To add an icon to the Favorites view, select the icon and press and hold the trackpad, then click on Mark as Favorite from the pop-up menu
  • For quick access to Manage Connections, Alarm and Options screens, select the top of the Home Screen
  • To easily view your most recent messages (such as email, text, BlackBerry® Messenger), phone calls, upcoming appointments, Facebook® and Twitter® notifications simply select the Notification Bar directly below the clock on the Home Screen
  • To easily access your contacts, you can add them to the Home Screen:
    • In the Contacts application, highlight the contact you want to add
    • Press the Menu key
    • Select Add to Home Screen, then Add

    BlackBerry 6, the new BlackBerry operating system, is available on the BlackBerry Torch, BlackBerry Style, BlackBerry Bold 9780 and now the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Curve 3G from Verizon Wireless. For a free download of BlackBerry 6 for your BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Curve 3G for Verizon Wireless, visit www.blackberry.com/update.

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet & Upcoming QNX-Based Smartphones to Run Android Apps?

January 27th, 2011

QNX-Devices We have heard a great news from BGR that RIM has been seriously considering a new feature that will allow BlackBerry devices to run Android Apps. It’s said that Research In Motion will choose the Dalvik virtual machine as their Java environment for QNX. And Dalvik is just the same Virtual Machine that the Android OS uses. In this case, it would allow RIM’s QNX-based devices to run any App built for the Android devices.

If RIM does make such a great move, and those QNX-based devices can run Android Apps, it would be awesome! What do you think about the BlackBerry smartphones running Android Apps?

BlackBerry OS 6.0 Now Available for BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 and Bold 9650 from Verizon

January 25th, 2011

Verizon BlackBerry OS 6.0 has been officially released for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 and Bold 9650 from Verizon. Anyone with either of the devices from Verizon Wireless can get the update now with your BlackBerry Desktop Manager by visiting “www.blackberry.com/update” or Over the Air (OTA) by selecting ‘Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update’.

This updated OS includes an updated UI, new WebKit browser, universal search, social feeds, and an engaging multimedia experience.

For more information, visit http://vzw.smithmicro.com/blackberry.

Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 & 9780

January 25th, 2011

00 BlackBerry OS 6.0.0.448 has been leaked for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9780. If you are interested, you can give a try. And don’t forget to read below OS disclaimer and back up your device before upgrading. A newer version of FaceBook is also coming with this release.

OS DISCLAIMER: Since this is NOT an official release and it is not supported by RIM or your Wireless Carrier when there is any problem of the leaked software, so please install at your own risk. Before upgrading, it is highly recommended that you make a backup before using this software. If you are not comfortable using the Beta software you’d better wait for the next official release.

Download OS 6.0.0.448 for BlackBerry Bold 9700

Download OS 6.0.0.448 for BlackBerry Bold 9780

Vlingo Virtual Assistant App for BlackBerry Smartphones

January 24th, 2011

Vlingo for BlackBerry is a Voice App that can turn our words into action. Vlingo Virtual Assistant combines fast, accurate voice recognition technology with our Intent Engine so that we can quickly and easily get things done when we’re on the go. It is really an advanced and cool App for BlackBerry users. And now, it has been updated with full support for Spanish, French, German and Italian languages.

With Vlingo, we can do the following actions by voice:

  • Send a text or email message to other Vlingo for BlackBerry users
  • Search the web using Google or Yahoo!
  • Call a contact
  • Update our Facebook or Twitter status
  • Dictate text into any text box with Vlingo Everywhere including: BBM, AIM, Yahoo, Windows Live
  • Launch virtually any application: “open calendar”
  • Receive the incoming email and text messages aloud via SafeReader
  • Have the calendar reminders aloud via SafeReader

Form above video posted by Vlingo team, we can see the future of Vlingo. It would be great to use voice command on our BlackBerry to deal with more and more daily work!

Download the Free Version of Vlingo Virtual Assistant from BlackBerry App World

Official OS 5.0.0.1049 for BlackBerry Bold 9000 Available from Telefonica Spain

January 22nd, 2011

9000 Software For BlackBerry® Bold (TM) 9000 smartphone
BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.1702 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 5.0.0.1702
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 5.0.0.1049
  • Software Platform: 5.2.0.93
  • File name: 9000M_PBr5.0.0_rel1702_PL5.2.0.93_A5.0.0.1049_Telefonica_Spain.exe
  • File size: 129.69MB

Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

Download OS 5.0.0.1049 for BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Telefonica Spain

BlackBerry Theme Builder with Support for ALL BlackBerry OS 6.0 Will Be Coming Soon!

January 22nd, 2011

ThemeBuilder Mike Kirkup (@blackberrydev) just announced through twitter that the updated version of BlackBerry Theme Builder will launch by the end of January. The new update will fully support all BlackBerry 6.0 devices. This is a great news since there are only several days left in January now. We believe there must be a bunch of theme developers keeping an eye on the new version. Let’s wait for its coming! 

Bing Updated with Support for BlackBerry OS 6.0

January 21st, 2011

bing Microsoft just released an update to Bing with full support for BlackBerry smartphones running OS 6.0. And some new features have been added into the upgraded version:

  • Homepage Hotspots:
    If you have a little time to spend and want to explore the day’s image, point around it until you find a hotspot. Hidden in the image, hotspots are intended intrigue and inform you. If you look, you’ll find four of them every day. Each gives you a chance to find out more about the subject of the image.
  • Flight Status Instant Answer:
    Simply enter your flight number and Bing for mobile will provide you with the status at a glance.
  • Bing Image Search:
    Search for the perfect image on the go.  Bing Image Search provides you with gorgeously rendered images formatted for easy viewing on your phone.
  • “What’s Nearby”:
    Bing for Mobile has a smart experience for finding local listings like restaurants and attractions using your location to serve up “what’s nearby.”
    With this free App, you can make decisions and get the answers you need anywhere as long as you have your BlackBerry on hand. However, Bing is only available for 8520, 8530, 9000, 9330, 9530, 9550, 9630, 9650 & 9800 currently.

Google Maps v4.5.2 Now Available for BlackBerry Smartphones

January 20th, 2011

google-maps Google Maps App for BlackBerry just has been upgraded to version 4.5.2. Personally, I think Google Maps is one of the most useful applications for BlackBerry users. With its assistance, it is very easy for us to find the destination, and we never be afraid of being lost! Since this App has been updated with no changelog available, so we guess this new version just fixes some small bugs found from the previous version.

For more information or  to download the update version, head over to “m.google.com/maps”.

BlackBerry Bold 9780 Officially Launch from WIND Mobile

January 19th, 2011

9780-WIND WIND Mobile has finally launched the BlackBerry Bold 9780 with contract-free price $450. If you are looking to get a non-contract device, this is a good choice. The release of BlackBerry Bold 9780 is coming with BlackBerry 6 OS pre-installed for a faster, smoother web browsing experience, tabbed browsing, social feeds and universal search, plus a 5.0 MP camera, full QWERTY keyboard and the BlackBerry communication tools you know and love.

Visit WIND Mobile for details of the BlackBerry Bold 9780