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RIM Opens Registration for the BlackBerry World 2011

January 19th, 2011

BB World RIM just announced that registration for 2011 BlackBerry World conference is now open. The conference is going to be held in Orlando, Florida on May 3rd~5th, 2011. If you’re planning to  attend BlackBerry World 2011 this May, you can register until February 25th with an early bird rate that saves $400 off the full conference pass ($2,199). So be sure to buy your conference pass before the prices go up. As a new offer this year, attendees that can’t make it for all three days can register for a one-day pass ($599 USD) for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

By attending 2011 BlackBerry World conference: you will have a chance to go really deep on the topics that interest you most; You can immerse yourself in technical sessions, administrator training and certification, and the Hands-on Labs; You will know lots of latest news about BlackBerry solutions, get a demo of BlackBerry Presenter, and know how to manage individual-liable devices in your organization. Also, along with all the hands-on time you can handle with the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet and full range of BlackBerry smartphones.

Register for BlackBerry World 2011

Vodafone UK Will Release BlackBerry Torch White Soon!

January 18th, 2011

torch-white Vodafone UK has announced that the white BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be coming soon to pay monthly. The white Torch 9800 looks much dazzling at first glance. However, I like the black Torch 9800 much, since black is the classical color and will never be out of date. What about you? Which one do you like better: black Torch 9800 or the white one?

DragonRAD Beta Program Now Available for Developers Looking to Build Native Apps for BlackBerry PlayBook

January 17th, 2011

playbook DragonRAD Team has announced that their cross-platform development tool – DragonRAD now available for developers who are looking to build native applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook. DragonRAD is a mobile enterprise application development platform, it simplifies backend integration, allowing developers to quickly pull enterprise data from virtually any database or web service and create and deploy native business applications. DragonRAD usually provides developers an easy-to-use design environment.

For developers who are working on or planning to develop BlackBerry PlayBook Apps, DragonRAD is worth of a try. 

Details of DragonRAD, visit “www.DragonRAD.Com”. To apply for the beta program, visit www.dragonrad.com/playbook-beta.

Introduction of BlackBerry Maps 6.0

January 15th, 2011

BB Maps 6.0 As BlackBerry users, it is usually very comfortable with a BlackBerry map on hand for navigating. And RIM just posted a news in its official blog that the new version 6.0 of BlackBerry Maps was released together with the BlackBerry OS 6.0. It is really an excited news. Here are some great features added in BlackBerry Map 6.0:

  • More information (such as: hospitals, parking, and shopping centers) is included in this new high-quality maps. And there is also higher road density that fills out the gaps at some zoom levels;
  • Search engine in BlackBerry Maps 6.0 has been optimized to assist us to find the destination (if it is a specific place or address);
  • BlackBerry Maps 6.0 integrates with the new Universal Search feature in the BlackBerry 6.0 OS;
  • Pinch-to-zoom feature has been incorporated in BlackBerry Maps 6.0 with the power of BlackBerry 6.0 OS and its touch screen support;
  • BlackBerry Maps will always know where we’re located, as long as we have cell service and a view of the sky;
  • The UI for BlackBerry Maps 6.0 has been optimized for the best possible experience;
  • BlackBerry Maps 6.0 comes fully integrated with BlackBerry smartphone’s native Apps. BlackBerry Maps can be launched from numerous platforms: an email, a geo-tagged photo, Universal Search, BlackBerry Messenger, and any generic text field (for example, typing in an address can launch Maps).

BlackBerry Storm 3 Photos & Specs Get Leaked!

January 14th, 2011

Storm 3 Wow, BGR people are so busy recently, they just released us some more details of the new BlackBerry Storm 3 after leaking the details of the New BlackBerry Torch 2, New BlackBerry Curve & BlackBerry Dakota. The new Storm 3 would be codenamed Monaco, and it is rumored to launch around September of this year.

The BlackBerry Storm 3 looks pretty good per the rumored Specs below:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • 3.7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive display
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA
  • 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording
  • 8GB eMMC (storage for apps and data), 512MB of RAM
  • microSD slot
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 2.4GHz b/g/n and 5GHz a/n Wi-Fi + UMA
  • 3G Mobile hotspot
  • Optical trackpad
  • 1230 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
    Though this is just the rumored information currently, I really hope is it true. Then what do you think about the new BlackBerry Monaco now?

Leaked: New BlackBerry Curve & BlackBerry Dakota Specs

January 14th, 2011

Some Specs for new BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Dakota are leaked out immediately after RIM announced the coming of the new BlackBerry OS 6.1 application platform for BlackBerry smartphones. It is really interesting to see what the new BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Dakota will look like on earth. From the rumored specs, the new Curve and BlackBerry Dakota sounds awesome. Which one do you like much?

Full Specs for the New BlackBerry Curve: Curve

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA 7.2Mbps
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 512MB of eMMC, 512MB of RAM
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • HVGA 480 x 360 display
  • 1050 mAh battery
  • Tavor MG-1 800MHz CPU
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • 11mm thin
    Full Specs for the BlackBerry Dakota:Dakota
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS
  • 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image stabilization
  • 4GB of built in storage, 768MB of RAM
  • 2.8-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive screen
  • WiFi b,g,n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
  • 3G mobile hotspot!
  • MicroUSB port
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 10.5mm thin
  • Launches with BlackBerry OS 6.1

BlackBerry Torch 2 Picture & Specs Leaked!

January 13th, 2011

Torch-2

BGR just leaked a news that BlackBerry Torch 2 would be expected for a late Q3 2011 release on AT&T. Though the new BlackBerry Torch 2 looks pretty similar to the original Torch 9800 on the exterior except for a matte silver finish, you will notice that it has been made quite a few changes internally. Moreover, Torch 2 will be running RIM’s latest OS 6.1. Here are the full specs rumored to be:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band HSPA 14.4Mbps
  • 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive display
  • 8GB built-in memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES
  • 14.6mm thin
    So what do you think of the new BlackBerry Torch 2? Does Torch 2 look better than your current Torch? If you are not satisfied with your current Torch, maybe the new one will be more fit for you.

RIM Launches New Developer Tools and Services for BlackBerry Tablet OS and BlackBerry Smartphones at BlackBerry DEVCON Asia

January 13th, 2011

Tablet OS RIM has released the beta version of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS and new services and developer tools for BlackBerry smartphones at BlackBerry DEVCON Asia. The BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS will allow developers to use the SDK in combination with their web development tools of choice to create compelling and deeply integrated applications for PlayBook Tablet. The WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS provides many benefits to developers including:

– RIM’s powerful WebKit web rendering engine (which is at the core of WebWorks) supporting the latest web technology standards including HTML5, CSS and JavaScript;

– Deep access to device capabilities and components such as native dialogs, application invocation and system information;

– A simple command-line tool that allows developers to use their favorite web development environment to develop WebWorks applications;

– The capability to automatically transform a W3C widget archive file containing web assets into a BlackBerry WebWorks application package.

At BlackBerry DEVCON Asia, RIM is also launching the BlackBerry Payment Service SDK in Beta, as well as an update of the BlackBerry Push Service SDK (v 1.0.1) and a new release of the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse (version 1.3).

Download the SDK at: www.blackberry.com/developers/tabletos/webworks, or blackberry.com/developers for other tools.

Mobilicity Releases OS 6.0.0.380 for BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

January 12th, 2011

9300-03 Software For BlackBerry® Curve™ 3G smartphone (model: 9300)

BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.1478 (Multilanguage)
Package Version: 6.0.0.1478
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 6.0.0.380
  • Software Platform: 6.6.0.86
  • File name: 9300M_PBr6.0.0_rel1478_PL6.6.0.86_A6.0.0.380_Mobilicity.exe
  • File size: 155.83MB

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

Download: OS 6.0.0.380 for BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 from Mobilicity

Poynt App for BlackBerry Adds New Local Events Feature Powered by Eventful

January 12th, 2011

Poynt Poynt Team has launched the new version 1.7.0.47 of free Poynt App for BlackBerry with adding new local events feature. This new feature is available for BlackBerry users in the United States and Canada, and it is a great addition to the App that can help users better discover local events.

The new Events feature displays current and upcoming local events, as well as detailed event information, including turn-by-turn directions. With this update, Poynt users have the added benefit of quick and accessible local event listings simply by selecting the Events icon displayed on the App’s home screen. Poynt provides users with up to the minute event listings and details through its content partner Eventful, the leading digital media company connecting 20 million consumers to local events.

The new Events feature allows users to search by performer, event or venue nearby, by event date or by category, including festivals, concerts and sporting events. Users can then view details such as maps, photos, browse websites, view seating charts and get detailed performer information. As well, users can add events to their device calendar or send details to friends.

Poynt harnesses the power of multiple applications in one intuitive package. Users can search for businesses and retailers, gas stations, people, local weather, find movies and buy tickets, find restaurants and reserve a table, and now stay connected with local events. Poynt allows users to go one step further–mapping locations, adding results to calendar or emailing results to friends without exiting the application.

OTA (Over the Air) Download of Poynt for BlackBerry