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First Impression on BlackBerry 7: Great Performance & Better Web Brower

August 9th, 2011

blackberry_7_OSWhen people know that it will release BlackBerry 7, all BlackBerry users are eager to know what the new efforts they will get from BlackBerry7. Actually, regarding BlackBerry 7, the software performance is tweaked and the overall experience is much faster. When you’re browsing the homescreen and switching between screens, the device performs really well. One of the downsides of OS 6 was the lag you experienced when perusing the apps; but this is gone now. BlackBerry 7 also brings with it the new APIs that will help developers make more engaging apps such as Augmented Reality apps. Another major advantage in BlackBerry 7 is the updated web browser. Browsing on a BlackBerry 7 device is much faster and the browser is around 40% better than the browser with BlackBerry 6.

But there are still some major issues we have with the BlackBerry Platform and its user experience that are simply not addressed in the latest OS. For example, the devices still take a much time to boot up and downloading apps still makes your devices nearly unusable.  But what makes us to happy is that new APIs is released for BlackBerry 7. At least it is a good news for developers.

How To Order BlackBerry PlayBook in Hong Kong?

August 8th, 2011

As we all know BlackBerry PlayBook has been released in Hong Kong for quite some time now. However, many BlackBerry lovers are not aware of how to order it. And to refrain from buying “fake” BlackBerry PlayBooks (Hong Kong is part of China after all), it’s best to buy it off RIM.

To order a PlayBook from RIM,

  1. Click on this link:http://hk.shopblackberry.com/Product/BlackBerry-PlayBook/PRD-38548-043

  2. Select which device you want; 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB PlayBook.

  3. After selecting your device, click Check Out.

  4. If you have an account already, sign in with your account details to proceed with the order. If not, create a new account and proceed with the order.                              

  5. This is i learned from BlackBerry website. I am sure, it’s useful for you.

Android App Player Still On Schedule for BlackBerry PlayBook!

August 5th, 2011

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Lately there has been a lot of rumors about the Android App player for the BlackBerry PlayBook is going to be releasing late.  However some people have stated that the Android App player is still on schedule to be released on time! They state that they have been keeping an eye on the status of the application and from what they are seeing developers should be getting their hands on it in the next couple weeks, which means a couple weeks after that consumers should get their hands on it! Lets hope we see it soon!

Hopefully later today we will know when we will see  the Android App player for the BlackBerry PlayBook and what’s results Stay tuned!

BlackBerry Torch 9810 Features and Specifications!

August 4th, 2011

Today i have some latest news ot information about BlackBerry 9810. Now please kindly check  out the BlackBerry Torch 9810 features and specifications!I love the processor and the on Board memory of the device very much! This device is what the BlackBerry Torch 9800 should have been, but I guess it’s better than never.

BlackBerry Torch 9810 Features and Specifications

Size (LxWxD)
Closed: 111mm x 62mm x 14.6mm
Open: 147.6mm x 62mm x 14.6mm

Display
3.2″ high-resoultion touch display

Software
BlackBerry7 OS

Battery Life
GSM talk time: Up to 6.5 hours
GSM standby time: up to 12.8 days
UMTS talk time: up to 5.9 hours
UMTS standby time: up to 12.3 days
Audio playback time: up to 54 hours
Video playback time: up to 7 hours

Memory
4GB onboard, expandable up to 36GB via MicroSD

Camera
5MP camera, flash, continuous auto focus, image stabilization, 4x digital zoom, scene modes, HD video recording

GPS
Autonomous and simultaneous GPS enabled with preloaded BlackBerry Maps application

Wi-fi
802.11 b/g/n enabled

Network
Supported on 2G, 3G and HSPA voice and data networks, including international roaming

Media
Video formats: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wmv
Audio formats: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wma, .mp3, .flac, .ogg, .aac, .amr, .wav, .mid, .qcp
Picture formats: .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .wbmp

All-in-one design
A fluid all-touch display plus slide-out QWERTY keyboard provide an incredible multimedia experience, while never compromising efficient typing with the classic BlackBerry keyboard.

Ample memory
With 8 GB of memory, expandable up to 32 GB with a microSD card, feel free to take more pictures, capture more videos and download more apps.1

Speedy processing
Thanks to a 1.2GHz processor on the BlackBerry® TorchTM 9810, you can experience browsing, socializing and gaming at blazing fast speeds.

Convenient connectivity
Connect the way you want with HSPA+ high speeds
and Wi-Fi® connectivity.

BlackBerry browser
The new BlackBerry browser offers incredibly fast page load times, better web-based gaming, HTML5 video support and seamless scrolling and zooming.

Voice-activated universal search
The most powerful on-device search has gone hands-free. With speech-to-text translation, you can now look for files, email, contacts and music-and even search the web-all without typing a thing.

Augmented reality
Make life more fun with augmented reality apps like the WikiTude World Browser to learn about your surroundings in real-time.

The power to perform
A 1.2GHz processor powers BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 smartphones, seamlessly integrating with BlackBerry 7 OS. So you can game, surf, socialize or watch videos with smoother multitasking and navigation.

Liquid Graphics
Experience more fluid animations, instant response times and stunning graphics on your BlackBerry Torch 9810 touch screen. Thanks to the blazing-fast CPU and powerful graphics processing, Liquid GraphicsTM technology delivers an incredible multimedia experience.

Camera and video
With a 5 MP camera with flash, and advanced features, it’s easy to capture those spontaneous moments. Or take a high quality video like a pro with 720p HD video recording on the BlackBerry Torch 9810.

Check out the Global BlackBerry PlayBook Community

August 3rd, 2011

Since recently BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet has been used in a wide variety of industries by a range of various professionals, and more people like to throw a spotlight on one of the more interesting communities involved with the product. Now i also try to search some news.

The following is a conversation between a editor called Luck and John H., a member of the Beta Programs team at Research In Motion® (RIM®). Check out the conversation below!

Hi John, can you give us a quick introduction to what you do at RIM?

Sure, Luke. RIM’s Beta team operates programs for new software through the BlackBerry® Beta Zone. My colleagues and I are members of the beta team and are specifically interested in the BlackBerry® Tablet OS; what people think of it, how they use it, what they’d change, and what they love about it. It is essential to our job to make sure the voice of our customers is represented internally.

So what is the “Global BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Community”?

The community is open to anyone in BlackBerry Beta Zone and is an open forum for discussions about the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and the BlackBerry Tablet OS.

How does RIM work with the members?

We’re in the discussion boards every day reading what people are sharing with us. Also, after every new software release, we capture the feedback of users through a survey once they’ve upgraded. Because we develop these devices for our customers, as I mentioned previously, it’s very important to us to have a solid understanding of their needs, thoughts, and requests.

Where does feedback go after it’s provided by the community?

My team is very close to stakeholders and product owners at the company who coordinate the product development process. We then use this information to contribute to building and developing top notch mobile technology. All of the feedback is important to us, and we’re always looking for important trends, which is why it is important for users to weigh in with their thoughts on hot topics in BlackBerry Beta Zone.

How can individuals get involved?

The process is simple – BlackBerry Beta Zone is free and easy to join. After signing up or logging in, they can look for the Global BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Community in the “Eligible Programs” area as displayed in the image below. They can then hop into the discussion boards and let us know what they think. It’s our promise that posts and opinions are read, and we often respond with our own thoughts and interactions.

From the above questions, it seems that we have learned more information about RIM and the work of members in RIM.

Avatar Builder Guys and Avatar Builder Girls Updated to Version1.0.2

August 2nd, 2011

 

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Recently RIM has updated their free Avatar Builder Guys Edition and Avatar Builder Girls Edition apps to 1.0.2 for BlackBerry smartphones. It is said that the latest version includes support for more countries. Although i am not sure what the new features added to the update, but i have read a short description on this app like this:

"Create and customize an avatar to look just like you or anyone you want BlackBerry App World it to be! Choose your eyes, hair and your go-to outfit. Then throw in a few accessories, such as your earrings or yoga mat. Feel like you need a change? That’s just fine. Edit your avatar anytime to match your mood or style. Have fun with thousands of different looks, right at your fingertips."

When you’re done, save it, share it, set it as your BBM picture then make another one.
If you would like to know more information and want to download it, please kindly visit it on  BlackBerry App World and check it out.

BlackBerry PlayBook Used to Record Soundgarden Concert in Vancouver

August 1st, 2011

Today afternoon, as a my habit, i tried to learn something from some BlackBerry websites. Oops, it is a good luck. I listened the Soundgarden Concert. Although i did not go to the site, but it seems that i have experienced for myself.

Here is another awesome example of the BlackBerry PlayBook’s video recording capabilities. CrackBerry member guyhockey took his PlayBook with him to a recent Soundgarden concert, and used it to record the first two songs of the concert! Not only does the video look great even under challenging lighting conditions, but the audio is pretty awesome as well. Don’t be afraid to watch this one in 1080p and full screen, it looks terrific. Guyhockey previously posted a video taken with his PlayBook on a rollercoaster, which is also pretty cool.

If you also want to listen to this magic performance, please visit:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpkfYRMisxk&feature=youtu.be.