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Revolutionary Social App Experience with BBM 6 Lanced by RIM Now Are Available!

July 29th, 2011

RIM has launched BlackBerry Messenger 6.0.0.125! You can grab it in BlackBerry App World. Recently with every day’s 45 Million users and 2 Million new users, BlackBerry Messenger has become an important and application for RIM. In some senses, we can see that RIM want to make BlackBerry Messenger to the next level into another higher state.

“BBM 6 marks the beginning of an even greater social experience for BlackBerry smartphone users,” said Alistair Mitchell, VP, BBM Platform & Integrated Services at Research In Motion. “It also represents an incredible opportunity for developers to leverage the viral nature of the BBM service and we have already begun working with various developer partners who will be bringing their BBM connected apps to BlackBerry App World this week, offering users highly engaging app experiences.”

Some of the additional functionality users can expect to see with BBM connected applications include the ability to:

  • Share app experiences with friends – When a user discovers a great new BBM connected app, they can instantly let their friends know about it. Users can simply select a BBM contact directly within the BBM connected app they are using.
  • Have a BBM chat within apps -Users can simply pull up their BBM contact list directly from within the BBM connected app and start chatting. For example, the functionality can enable everything from enhanced social game play to collaboration through productivity apps.
  • Discover apps through friends – Users can also discover new apps by viewing the list of apps that are posted to a BBM friend’s profile. They can also click on an app within the list, and instantly download it from BlackBerry App World.                                                   
  • BBM 6 launches and friends who like BBM, please kindly learn it more on:

    www.blackberry.com/blackberrymessenger.

What the Android App Player Means for BlackBerry

July 28th, 2011

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As we all know, Android App Player has leaked for a couple of days and BlackBerry PlayBook can support multi-systems… I am sure, if you have a Blackberry PlayBook and know its features, you will try to install Android App Player on Blackberry PlayBook.

Now i would like to share my experience with you. Yesterday, i installed the leaked Android App Player on to my BlackBerry PlayBook. It was an arduous process that involved several hours of researching, finding bad or poorly worded instructions, and downloading hundreds of megabytes worth of SDK’s (note the plural) and a JRE and a JDK and this and that. That’s a lot of work to install a resource-hogging, semi-functional application. Nevertheless I am amazed.

The Android App Player doesn’t just emulate or represent the Android operating system. It is the Android operating system. Android exists as a virtual machine on the PlayBook tablet. Most people don’t run virtual machines on their home computers, let alone a "mere" tablet.

As best i want to say that the BlackBerry PlayBook is the first tablet to run multiple operating systems simultaneously. Apart from that, bringing the Android OS to the PlayBook represents a fundamental shift in the app ecosystem.

News on That RIM Cuts 2,000 Jobs

July 26th, 2011

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We just got a hot news which shows today RIM announced it will cut over 2000 employees from their workface and plan to make some management changes. It is said that 2000 will be at the proportion of 10% of the total 19000 employees all over the world. We kind of had a feeling that RIM would be making some cuts but didn’t think it would be this many. Here is what RIM had to say:

“The workforce reduction is believed to be a prudent and necessary step for the long term success of the company and it follows an extended period of rapid growth within the company whereby the workforce had nearly quadrupled in the last five years alone.”

As far as management goes both Jim Balsille and Mike Lazaridis will keep their CO- CEO status. But RIM has lost RIM lost their Chief Operating Officer Don Morrison due to his retirement and Ryan Bidan to Samsung. And Thorsten Heins is taking on the expanded role of COO, Product and Sales. All product engineering functions, including both hardware and software teams, are being consolidated under Thorsten’s direction. This consolidation of product engineering functions is expected to both produce greater efficiencies and help to accelerate new product introductions in the future.
As part of this broad effort, RIM is reducing its global workforce across all functions by approximately 2,000 employees. The size of this workforce reduction is in line with the preliminary estimate that was factored into RIM’s full year financial guidance on June 16, 2011. Following the completion of the workforce reduction, RIM’s global workforce is expected to be approximately 17,000 people.

Different people have different opinions. Maybe there are more latest news on this, i am sure anyone who likes BlackBerry will care about this issues.

BlackBerry Travel updated to v1.1.42.99

July 25th, 2011

Recently RIM has just unleashed an update for BlackBerry Travel to v1.1.42.99.

Apart from some before features, if you have keen eyes, you will notice that the app can support the upcoming BlackBerry 7 OS that will be loaded on upcoming devices:

Upgrades since V1.0:BlackBerry-Travel

  • BlackBerry 7 Operating System Support
  • Support for BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Style
  • Rental Car Booking
  • World Clock supporting 60,000 cities WW
  • Booking in 20 local currencies
  • Updated Weather Icons
  • Special Deals Search for Hotels
  • Improved Hotel Recommendations
  • Now available in 70 countries Worldwide
    System Requirements
  • data plan including Internet browsing capability (BIS) required

For details, please kindly download it on http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/25652?lang=en

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Available in the Philippines on 6 August

July 21st, 2011

Today Research In Motion has announced that BlackBerry PlayBook will be available in the Philippines on 6 August.

The BlackBerry PlayBook will come in three Wi-Fi® models, featuring 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of memory storage, and will be available nation-wide from authorized retail stores and mobile operators with a 12-month warranty.

The following are main specifications of BlackBerry PlayBook.

1. 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen

2. Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)

3. 1 GHz dual-core processor

4. BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing

5. MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback

6. Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV) 1080p HDMI output

7. Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)

8. 1 GB RAM memory

10. 9. Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)

11. GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)

12. Stereo speakers and stereo microphones

13. Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity

14. Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support

As Regional Managing Director at Research In Motion , Gregory Wade said, :"The BlackBerry PlayBook is an incredibly powerful and feature-rich tablet that is ideal for both business and personal use". So we can know that this BlackBerry PlayBook will make many people enjoyed themselves.

Argentina to start manufacturing BlackBerry smartphones October 2011

July 21st, 2011

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Recently RIM has just announced that Brightstar Corporation has been to manufacture new BalckBerry devices in Argentina. So we can know that Malaysia isn’t the only new country that will be producing BlackBerry smartphones. As we all know, Brightstar Corporation is located in Tierra del Fuego and expects to begin manufacturing BlackBerry devices in October 2011 with shipments heading out later that same month.

It is no stranger for Tierra del Fuego to cell phone production. Because it is said that Samsung, Nokia, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Alcatel, and ZTE all have cell phone production facilities here, and Hewlett-Packard recently announced they will be manufacturing laptops there as well. It is reported that over 5 million cell phones were manufactured in Tierra del Fuego in 2010 and so government forecasts suggest 8 million will be produced in 2011.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS v1.0.7 Update

July 20th, 2011

Recently Tablet OS V1.0.7 has unleashed for  BlackBerry PlayBook. There are some enhancements as well.

The specific changelogs are as follows:

Improved connectivity & productivity with the BlackBerry Bridge application

  • Enhanced Support for Saving Attachments – The BlackBerry® Bridge™ app offers you more flexibility around where and how you save attachments for viewing and editing. You can now save an attachment to a removable SD card, or to your BlackBerry smartphone’s internal flash memory.
  • ZIP Attachment Support – The BlackBerry Bridge app now gives you access to ZIP files received as an email attachment. While bridged, you can now download a zip file from an email to your smartphone SD card and then extract compressed contents for viewing or editing on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Additional Multimedia Features

  • Portrait Support in Pictures App – With BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7, pictures that you’ve taken with your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or transferred from your PC can now be viewed in either portrait or landscape formats for the layout that best fits your needs.
  • Pinch to Zoom in Video App – Use the pinch gesture to zoom in on the finer details of your favorite video content, just like you would with a website or picture today – all while the video continues to play.

How to update to BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7

Best of all, these updates are free and can be downloaded over-the-air from your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Users who purchase and activate a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on or after Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 will be automatically updated to v1.0.7 as part of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet setup process. Existing BlackBerry PlayBook tablet users will be presented with a software update notification on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet status ribbon, or they can check for the software update at any time in the Settings Menu under Software Updates.

OS 7.0.0.261 For BlackBerry Bold 9900 & 9930,Torch 9850 & 9860 Has Been Leaked.

July 19th, 2011

Recently OS 7.0.0.261 for BlackBerrry Bold 9900& 9930, Torch 9850& 9860 has been leaked.

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Maybe  BlackBerry lovers like to try it. So we want to remind you that Install at your own risk. This is Leaked/Beta software that is not guaranteed to be stable, and therefore will not be supported by RIM or your wireless carrier should you run into some problems. As a precaution, if you decide to upgrade, it is highly recommended that you make a backup before using this software. If you are not comfortable using Leaked/Beta software you should probably wait for the next official release.

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That is to say, as with any leaked OS, we cannot guarantee the quality of the OS and don’t take responsibility for any errors or issues caused by installing or using it. If you decide to install it, please let others know your experiences by dropping a comment below. Also, remember to delete the Vendor.xml file before installing. Thanks!

A BlackBerry Torch 9800 Giveaway Sweepstakes

July 15th, 2011

An Exclusive Opportunity to Win a Free BB Brought.

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Recently the BlackBerry Blog of www.BlackBerryInsight.com is running a BlackBerry Torch 9800 Giveaway Sweepstakes and has only selected 6 Prime Sponsors to sponsor this event. www.emobistudio.com is a Prime Sponsor of this event.

As a proud sponsor of BlackBerry Torch Giveaway Sweepstakes, today we have presented this exclusive opportunity to our subscribers to win a brand NEW BlackBerry Torch 9800 for FREE!

The following are the features of BlackBerry Torch Giveaway Sweepstakes:

1. Sponsored by 6 Prime Sponsors

2. The subscribers needs to invite your friends and colleagues to join in this campaign to increase chances of winning;

3. Every subscriber who joined contest will receive 5 extra entries for every referred friend that joins (if 1 referred friend joins, you will get 6 entries in total including your own entry.).

4. Run until July 22nd (only 7 more days left!);

5. No geographic or country restriction to this sweepstakes, anywhere on planet earth.

Looking forward to know the winner of the contest.

BlackBerry App World: Awesome Apps!

July 14th, 2011

As one of the prime developers on BlackBerry App World, we also care about any news about BlackBerry App World.

 

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At the same time, personally, i also a BlackBerry lover. So i will not miss anything about BlackBerry Apps and BlackBerry App World.

The BlackBerry App World™ storefront launched a little over two years ago. And over that time, our company have also launched a ton of compelling apps. BlackBerry App World is now in over 100 countries, i also heard about that there is an average of 3 million downloads per day and BlackBerry App World has recently crossed the 1 billion app download milestone.

Looking forward to more surprises.