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Saying Goodbye to 2011

December 31st, 2011

How time flies!

Today is the last day of the year of 2011. Now i would like to say goodbye for this year. And Express our great thanks to our customers and our helpful partners.

Btw, this year has been a true rollercoaster for BlackBerry users and addicts. RIM first tried placating users upgrade demands with slightly improved variants of existing devices with more memory. They then released the BlackBerry PlayBook which showed tons of promise but struggled to improve the OS. Then they finally treated us to a whole lineup of BlackBerry 7 devices with processors that doubled the speed of the previous crop.

Now at the end of 2011 it seems like this transition period will be stretching into 2012 but will hopefully start showing its promise in February. I am excited to see what RIM has in store for us and I truly hope they hit the ground kicking ass and taking names with a successful PlayBook 2.0 launch. There are so many different rumors I am hearing from inside RIM and the excitement seems to be brewing. Hopefully RIM shows us what a BlackBerry BB10 “Superphone” looks like soon!

I wanted to thank all of you for making 2011 an amazing year with record breaking readership on eMobistudio. We hope you enjoyed the ride with us. Here is to an amazing 2012!

Happy New Year!

Author: Jessie Categories: Others Tags: ,

Official OS 7.0.0.590 For The BlackBerry Bold 9900

December 29th, 2011

Software For BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone
BlackBerry Handheld Software v7.0.0.2416 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 7.0.0.2416
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 7.0.0.590
  • Software Platform: 5.0.0.739
  • File name: 9900M_PBr7.0.0_rel2416_PL5.0.0.739_A7.0.0.590_Partner_Communications.exe
  • File size: 220.53MB

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

Author: Jessie Categories: News & Updates Tags: ,

Official OS 6.0.0.723 For The BlackBerry Bold 9780

December 27th, 2011

Software For BlackBerry® Bold™ 9780 smartphone
BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.3106 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 6.0.0.3106
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 6.0.0.723
  • Software Platform: 6.6.0.248
  • File name: 9780M_PBr6.0.0_rel3106_PL6.6.0.248_A6.0.0.723_Partner_Communications.exe
  • File size: 170.93MB

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

BlackBerry New Hidden Features

December 22nd, 2011

 

appworld highres 300x1262 BlackBerry App World has some hidden features built in Such as Screenshots and Emailing of Change Logs files

So if you have downloaded BlackBerry App World 3.1.0.56 you probably have noticed that it supports usage over WiFi, gifting applications and much more. However there are some hidden features that might be useful to some users.

  • ALT + SSS  – If you open up BlackBerry App World and type those keys in, you’re instantly producing not only a log for BlackBerry App World but a screenshot as well. As show above, you can then email that log fil, screen cap and even fill in some details about what is happening off to RIM. Once closed, all screenshots and log files disappear.
  • ALT + LOGLOG – This key combo generates a new log file. In that log file will be some information about your device such as your locale, App World version, date & time and what wireless carrier and tower you are connected to as well as, your device model and PIN #.

Now again these features aren’t going to be used by everyday users.

News About AT&T

December 21st, 2011

If you’re a T-Mobile or AT&T customer that was or wasn’t looking forward to the merger between the two companies well you don’t have to wait anymore. AT&T is throwing in the towel and giving up on the merger.   Apparently the FCC and the DOJ blocking of the merger helped fight off AT&T. Here is AT&T’s statement:

“The actions by the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice to block this transaction do not change the realities of the U.S. wireless industry. It is one of the most fiercely competitive industries in the world, with a mounting need for more spectrum that has not diminished and must be addressed immediately. The AT&T and T-Mobile USA combination would have offered an interim solution to this spectrum shortage. In the absence of such steps, customers will be harmed and needed investment will be stifled.”

Well looks like the wireless industry will stay the same for now.  I wonder if Sprint will try to purchase T-Mobile? What do you think will happen next, let us know in the comment section!Thanks for yoru reading.

Author: Jessie Categories: News & Updates Tags: ,

BlackBerry Bold 9790 coming Soon to Orange

December 19th, 2011

Today we would like to share a nice bit of weekend news for any Orange customers or anyone who’s looking to a new BlackBerry Smartphone. Orange UK have posted the BlackBerry Bold 9790 on their coming soon page. The latest Bold device, seen as the little brother of the Bold 9900 and more of an upgrade to the Bold 9700/9780 line, sports a 2.45in touchscreen, slimmer build than the Bold 97xx series, as well as a 5MP autofocus camera, which could entice more users than the Bold 9900.

There is no date set for the release of the Bold 9790. It would make for a great Christmas gift if it was made available just in time for Christmas. Look out for the BlackBerry Bold 9790 review coming soon. Waiting it….

Author: Jessie Categories: News & Updates Tags:

RIM partners with Sydney based Tapit to promote NFC

December 14th, 2011

Today we learned that RIM has partnered with NFC marketing company Tapit in Australia to promote the NFC capabilities of the new BlackBerry 7 devices. The Sydney based Tapit is known for delivering content via NFC tags, be it movie trailers, tickets, coupons or other deliverable content. During the campaign, users will be able to tap tags on NFC-enabled posters as well as tokens that will be given out by BlackBerry street team members.

"We believe NFC will be increasingly used in Australia in a variety of ways including making mobile payments with your smart phone, transferring information or even using your smart phone as a digital key," said Adele Beachley, managing director for RIM Australia. "Partnering with Tapit will allow us to showcase the power of NFC in marketing." 

NFC is a pretty big selling point on BlackBerry smartphones, so it’s good to see RIM being proactive and making use of the technoiogy. Hopefully the NFC buzz will spread and we’ll see much more from RIM and other ways we can use NFC down the road. If you have any news about NFC, please leave your ideas about it.

2012 BlackBerry 10 Roadmap

December 13th, 2011

The other day we were told about the 2012 BlackBerry 10 Roadmap. The first image of the BlackBerry Milan is saw by us. This looks to be the next generation Slider device that will be supporting BlackBerry 10. The look of the device looks a little bit like the BlackBerry London device we saw a couple weeks back.  You can see the topped round edges on the device that can also be found on the BlackBerry PlayBook.

 

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Also you can see that there is no more trackpad, call/end, back, or BlackBerry menu key on the device. Looks like RIM is going to use gestures on the new devices. It’s still early so we don’t have that many specs or information on the device but when we do get it you will know! Any other comments would be much appreciated.

Operator Billing

December 9th, 2011

Today we would like to talk about that Indosat to Operator billing BlackBerry App World.

Customers will be able to apply their BlackBerry App World purchases directly to their monthly bill from Indosat

Operator billing will allow Indosat’s BlackBerry customers to conveniently and securely purchase apps from BlackBerry App World and charge the purchases directly to their Indosat bill. Customers will also be able to charge in-app purchases to their Indosat bill, which allows for the purchase of digital goods, such as additional content or more levels to a game, to be made without interrupting the application experience.

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BlackBerry Giveaways in NYC With “NYC Holiday Hookups from BlackBerry”

December 8th, 2011

 

 

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RIM is celebrating the holiday season in New York City this year with BlackBerry Teams roaming the city for “NYC Holiday Hookups from BlackBerry.” The fun starts today until December 17th with BlackBerry teams around NYC doing exclusive giveaways. If you live in NYC or are visiting NYC keep an eye out for BlackBerry “Alerts” image006 and scan the barcode on the back to add RIM to your BBM list.

RIM will be promoting offers for BlackBerry users in New York giving away BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 devices, accessories, and coffee gift cards to keep you warm as it gets colder! Let us know if you spot anything. I will definitely be keeping an eye out when I am roaming the city.