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BlackBerry Desktop Manager Updated to Version 6.0.2.44

April 29th, 2011

Desktop Manager RIM has officially released the upgraded version 6.0.2.44 for the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. It’s said BlackBerry Desktop Manager v6.0.2.44 provides full support for the BlackBerry PlayBook. If you have owned a PlayBook and ever suffered issues with PlayBook connectivity to the Desktop Manager, now you can update to the latest version and try the updated one, it would work better for you.

RIM’s Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Confirms BlackBerry 6.1 Now Called As BlackBerry 7

April 29th, 2011

blackberry 7 RIM’s Co-CEO Jim Balsillie confirmed during the Q&A Investors Call that BlackBerry 6.1 is now called as BlackBerry 7, since it’s such a big update from 6.

…we’re now calling BlacKBerry 6.1 “BlackBerry 7″, it’s such an big update from 6. There’s liquid graphics, a hugely enhanced browser and web browsing experience, there’s a smooth and fluid touchscreen interface, graphics acceleration for gaming and faster hardware, higher memory and improved battery life.

RIM Acquires Tungle.me!

April 28th, 2011

tungle

RIM announced officially that Tungle has been part of their team now. Tungle, the cloud-based calendar management allows users to share their availability and schedule appointment regardless of their platform. The acquisition of Tungle will help improve the current calendar system on the BlackBerry platform and enrich BlackBerry users’ experience.

Tungle is a leading provider of cloud-based calendar and scheduling services that makes it easy for users to share their availability and schedule appointments regardless of their choice of desktop, mobile or cloud-based calendar. Tungle connects users on Google, Yahoo!, FaceBook, TripIt, Plancast, Outlook, iCal, LotusNotes, LotusLive, and WindowsLive. If you are not already familiar with them you can find out more about Tungle at http://www.tungle.me/.

For more info, visit Inside BlackBerry Blog.

BlackBerry Bold ‘Touch’ 9900 Gets Wi-Fi Alliance Certification

April 27th, 2011

Bold_Touch_Certified According to PocketNow, BlackBerry Bold 9900 has received the WiFi Alliance Certification, confirming the dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz. It seems that things are getting one step closer to the release of the Bold 9900. It’s rumored that the Bold Touch 9900 will be the only new device to be announced at the upcoming BlackBerry World conference in May. Let’s wait for its official release!

BlackBerry Messenger Version 6.0 Now Available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone!

April 27th, 2011

BBM RIM has released the updated version 6.0.0.73 for BlackBerry Messenger in the Beta Zone for all users to download and try out.

Here are some changes in the beta version:

  • Updated BBM branding
  • More "snappy" and responsive feel
  • Visual distinction of message drafts vs. sent messages
  • Any alerts set for SMS contacts are now preserved in BBM once an SMS contact is integrated with BBM
  • Invite a Text Messaging Contact — it’s now easier to search contacts
  • Location Search — you can now search for a location before sending, similar to the Location Search experience via SMS
  • Location Sending — you can now detect your location with cell tower triangulation or GPS
  • Appointment Sending — sending appointment or calendar events is now a similar experience to that of sending an appointment via SMS

For more info or to download BlackBerry Messenger v6.0, head over to BlackBerry Beta Zone

BlackBerry Podcasts App Version 1.5 Now Available in North America!

April 26th, 2011

Podcasts RIM has announced in their official blog that the free BlackBerry Podcasts App has been updated to version 1.5. The update is now available for all North American users, a lot of new features that let you search for, browse and listen to many well known podcasts right on your BlackBerry have been added into this new version:

  • Web podcast search
    Looking for that elusive feed? No problem – we’ve integrated Google® search. Now you can quickly search the web for podcasts and RSS feeds to supplement the built-in BlackBerry Podcast catalog. You just select “Add Podcast Channel” within the menu, then type in the feed (or keyword) you are looking for and you will invoke an RSS Google Search from within the app. Another great option is to simply cut and paste the podcast URL, if you already know it, and away you go!
  • Improved Content Presentation within Categories
    We currently have over 3,000 feeds and growing – with many categories having over 100 feeds each! When presenting content within categories, the first 40 listings in each category will be “featured content” – a combination of the most popular feeds and RIM-programmed feeds. This helps you find the most compelling content first! However, if you prefer to go through all in alphabetical order, you can select “All Channels” to see all content within the category. It’s now easier than ever to find the podcast you’re looking for with v1.5 of the BlackBerry Podcast app!
  • Preview or Play while downloading
    You don’t have to wait for the entire podcast to download before you can hit play to enjoy the latest feed. You can now preview or play at the same time that you are downloading, just to make sure that you’re downloading exactly what you want to hear.

Video: First BlackBerry PlayBook Commercial Finally Hits The Air!

April 26th, 2011

Finally, we saw a BlackBerry PlayBook commercial hitting the air after it launched for a week. It seems that this 30-Second commercial is the first advertisement of the device, it does show us much of the BlackBerry PlayBook’s portability and power. It looks pretty good, and is worth of watching for anyone that wants to buy a PlayBook Tablet. Enjoy it!

Official OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Now Available for Download from Virgin Mobile Canada

April 25th, 2011

Virgin Mobile Software For BlackBerry® Curve™ 3G smartphone (model: 9300)

BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.2391 (All Languages)
Package Version: 6.0.0.2391
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 6.0.0.534
  • Software Platform: 6.6.0.200
  • File name: 9300AllLang_PBr6.0.0_rel2391_PL6.6.0.200_A6.0.0.534_Virgin_Mobile_Canada.exe
  • File size: 175.78MB

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

Download OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 from Virgin Mobile Canada

Official OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Bell Mobility

April 25th, 2011

Bell Mobility Software For BlackBerry® Bold (TM) 9700 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.2391 (All Languages)
Package Version: 6.0.0.2391
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 6.0.0.534
  • Software Platform: 6.6.0.200
  • File name: 9700AllLang_PBr6.0.0_rel2391_PL6.6.0.200_A6.0.0.534_Bell_Mobility_Inc.exe
  • File size: 176.47MB
    Software For BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.2391 (All Languages)
Package Version: 6.0.0.2391
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 6.0.0.534
  • Software Platform: 6.6.0.200
  • File name: 9800AllLang_PBr6.0.0_rel2391_PL6.6.0.200_A6.0.0.534_Bell_Mobility_Inc.exe
  • File size: 190.3MB

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

Download OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Torch 9800 from Bell Mobility

Official OS 6.0.0.522 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 and BlackBerry Style 9670 from Sprint

April 25th, 2011

Sprint_01 Software For BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 9330 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.2426 (Multilanguage)
Package Version: 6.0.0.2426
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 6.0.0.522
  • Software Platform: 4.4.0.434
  • File name: 9330AMEA_PBr6.0.0_rel2426_PL4.4.0.434_A6.0.0.522_Sprint_L.P.exe
  • File size: 140MB

Software For BlackBerry® Style™ 9670 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.2426 (Multilanguage)
Package Version: 6.0.0.2426
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 6.0.0.522
  • Software Platform: 4.4.0.434
  • File name: 9670AMEA_PBr6.0.0_rel2426_PL4.4.0.434_A6.0.0.522_Sprint_L.P.exe
  • File size: 163.94MB

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

Download OS 6.0.0.522 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 and BlackBerry Style 9670 from Sprint