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Sign Up for BlackBerry Protect Updates

February 28th, 2011

BlackBerry Protect BlackBerry Protect is a useful App for any BlackBerry User, it can help you find your BlackBerry and protect the information on it when you lose your BlackBerry from any internet enabled PC. Are you waiting for the release of BlackBerry Protect? Do you want to know when BlackBerry Protect will be released? Then, register now and you will be notified accordingly when BlackBerry Protect becomes available to download.

Here are some features included in BlackBerry Protect:

  • Lock your smartphone to protect its contents
  • Track the location of your smartphone
  • Back up your data (contacts, calendar, etc.)
  • Erase all data from your smartphone
  • Activate a loud ring tone so you can find your smartphone
  • Display a message on your Home screen

Leaked OS 6.0.0.481 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 & 9105

February 28th, 2011

OS 6 BlackBerry OS 6.0.0.481 has been leaked for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 and 9105. If you are interested, you can give a try. And don’t forget to read below OS disclaimer and back up your devices before upgrading the OS.

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 6.0.0.481 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 & 9105

"We’ll also Support Android Apps” Heard during a BlackBerry PlayBook Demo at MWC 2011

February 28th, 2011

We have heard of a lot of rumors that BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet would have the ability to run Android Apps, but none is officially confirmed by RIM. However, in this video, if you listen carefully (around the 0:14 second mark), you will hear the person saying “We’ll also supports Android Apps”. This is more or less authentic though it is also not confirmed. After all, it is a bold statement being made during Mobile World Congress without some sort of back-up information. What do you think?

Leaked Images of Facebook for BlackBerry Version 2.0!

February 25th, 2011
    00 As a Facebook user, I am glad to know that Facebook for BlackBerry v2.0 will be coming out soon. From the leaked images of Facebook v2.0, the new version looks nice and shows us a lot to be desired. It’s said to be coming with much more functionality. Some of the new features included in the updated version are:
  • Facebook Chat
  • UI Refresh
  • View friends’ profile info, pages and friends lists
  • Improved core app integration
    It is said that Facebook v2.0 will have a release date of May 2011, and we might see its Beta version in March 2011.

Android Apps Already Running on Some BlackBerry Smartphones?

February 25th, 2011

01 In January 2011, we heard a rumor that BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet and upcoming QNX-based smartphones would have the ability to run Android Apps, but have you heard that some BlackBerry smartphones are already running Android Apps? Now, according to ShopSavvy’s flurry logs, they have already run their Android App on various BlackBerry devices. Here are the details:

  • BlackBerry 8300 ran ShopSavvy on January 31, 2011
  • BlackBerry 8600 ran ShopSavvy on January 17 and 24, 2011
  • BlackBerry 8520 ran ShopSavvy on February 7, 2011
    I know this is just a rumor, but it might be possible to run Android Apps on BlackBerry devices in the not too distant future. What do you think?

Video: BlackBerry Case Study – UPMC Nursing

February 24th, 2011

It is a brilliant idea to use BlackBerry solution in health care. And it is always nice to see how science and technology are being extended much more further in our life. From above video, it is really interesting to see how BlackBerry smartphones are helping nurses to provide better one-to-one patient care at UPMC Mercy Hospital. This video is definitely worth of a look. Enjoy it! And we are looking forward to seeing the benefits of BlackBerry being extended even further into health care!

BlackBerry Signing Tool for Tablet OS Now Live!

February 24th, 2011

PlayBook000 Developers who are planning to submit Apps for BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet onto BlackBerry App World now can sign your Apps using the latest version of the BlackBerry® Tablet OS SDK.

Before getting started with application signing on the BlackBerry Tablet OS, be sure you have installed the most recent version of either the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe® AIR®, or the BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK for BlackBerry Tablet OS. You can download the latest version of either SDK from the BlackBerry Tablet OS Application Development site.

For more details about signing applications, visit Inside BlackBerry Blog.

Navigation Tips for BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 6.0

February 24th, 2011

6.0 Here are a list of navigation tips from RIM for BlackBerry 6 that can make the user experience a little faster.

For touchscreen BlackBerry smartphones:

  • To Zoom In, double tap a block of text; the font size will increase, and the text will be intelligently wrapped in a column while maintaining the placement of a page’s key elements
  • To view your open browser tabs, tap the New Tab icon in the top right hand corner of the screen
  • To save a webpage to your home screen, go to the desired webpage, tap the Globe icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. Select Add To Home Screen from the menu that appears
  • To launch a Pop-up Menu of popular actions, press and hold from anywhere on the screen
  • View recent messages and updates from any of your contacts simply by opening their profile in Contacts
  • BlackBerry smartphones support full multitasking, so you can run multiple apps at the same time. To move quickly between apps, press and hold the Menu key to activate the Application Switcher
    For non-touchscreen BlackBerry smartphones:
  • To Zoom In, hold the alt key while scrolling upward on the trackpad
  • To view your open browser tabs, select the Tab icon in the top right hand corner of the screen
  • To save a webpage to your home screen, go to the desired webpage, select the Globe icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. Select Add To Home Screen from the menu that appears
  • To launch a Pop-up Menu of popular actions, press and hold the trackpad from anywhere on the screen
  • View recent messages and updates from any of your contacts simply by opening their profile in Contacts
  • BlackBerry smartphones support full multitasking, so you can run multiple apps at the same time. To move quickly between apps, press and hold the Menu key to activate the Application Switcher

Alt-N Technologies Launches MDaemon Messaging Sever, BlackBerry Edition For Small-To-Mid-Sized Businesses

February 23rd, 2011

00 Alt-N Technologies, a subsidiary of RIM, has launched MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition – a new edition of the popular low cost Windows®-based MDaemon email and messaging server. This new messaging server is an all-in-one email and messaging solution that makes it easy and affordable for small-to-mid-sized businesses.

"MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition is an all-in-one messaging and wireless server that is easy to set up, easy to use, secure, and very affordable," said Arvel Hathcock, Founder and CEO of Alt-N Technologies. "It’s ideal for both new and established businesses that want the benefits of more advanced smartphone features, controls, security and management."

"MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition brings together proven strengths of Alt-N’s MDaemon technology and RIM’s BlackBerry enterprise technology, yielding a secure and reliable mobile communications solution for small and mid-sized businesses," said Peter Devenyi, Vice President, Communications Platform Group at Research In Motion.

Key features include:

  • Email instantly pushed to the user’s BlackBerry smartphone via BlackBerry push technology
  • Wirelessly synchronized calendar, contacts, email folders and personal distribution lists between the MDaemon messaging server and BlackBerry smartphones
  • Flag an email for follow-up from a BlackBerry smartphone
  • Send and respond to meeting invitations from a BlackBerry smartphone
  • Look up a colleague’s calendar availability from a BlackBerry smartphone
  • Edit attachments using Documents To Go® on a BlackBerry smartphone
  • Search for emails on the MDaemon Messaging Server from a BlackBerry smartphone
  • IT policy management and controls for BlackBerry smartphones; designed for small-to-mid-sized business environments
  • Remote lock or wipe of a BlackBerry smartphone’s content in the event that the device is lost or stolen
  • Integrated MDaemon Instant Messaging for complete and flexible inter-office communications
  • Encrypted data transmission between BlackBerry smartphones and the messaging server using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Triple Data Encryption Standard (Triple DES)

Pricing for MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition starts at USD380 for a six user license. It works with any BlackBerry personal or business service plan that includes email access. It can be installed on a server running Windows® 7, Windows 2008, Windows Vista or Windows 2003, or on a desktop computer running Windows XP.

For more information, or to download, visit www.mdaemon-mail-server.com.

Twitter for BlackBerry Version 1.1 Now Launches in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

February 23rd, 2011

Twitter04 RIM has launched the beta version 1.1 of Twitter for BlackBerry through BlackBerry Beta Zone. The update adds a lot of new features based on users’ suggestions.

Here are the changes in Twitter for BlackBerry v1.1:

  • @mention Push Notifications – Users are now alerted with push notifications to the ribbon when they have @mentions, helping users quickly reply to @mentions
  • Direct Messages – Renamed “Messages,” direct messages are now threaded in the style of BBM conversations. Related messages are grouped together, making the direct message area less cluttered
  • #Topic Autocomplete – When users include a hashtag in their tweet, a dropdown list of key words will be presented based on previously used #topics
  • Social Feeds Integration – Deeper integration with Social Feeds allows users to perform Twitter actions right from Social Feeds, without launching the app
  • Retweet Updates – Retweets now appear in the Home timeline with a tag of “retweeted by you,” quickly alerting users that a retweet has been sent
  • New Gesture Support – BlackBerry smartphone users with a touch screen device can now refresh page content by simply dragging a finger down the device screen and releasing it
  • Additional language support – New languages supported include Polish and Czech

If you don’t have an account for BlackBerry Beta Zone, you can sign up today at www.blackberry.com/beta.