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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!

7digital Music Store and the BlackBerry Podcasts App Demo on BlackBerry PlayBook

March 9th, 2011

RIM has posted up a great video to show us 2 specific BlackBerry Media Apps – 7digital Music Store and the BlackBerry Podcasts App that will come with the BlackBerry PlayBook. In the above video, BlackBerry PlayBook Product Manager Ryan Bidan provided us with some key features about each application:

7digital Music Store:

  • 7digital Music Store offers over 13 million songs, and tracks are available at prices starting as low as $0.79 with bitrates up to 320 kbps (DRM free).
  • 7digital Music Store content is stored in the cloud via a digital music locker for easy portability across devices and to help against accidental loss.
  • 7digital Music Store includes a recommendation engine that features content based upon recent browsing and purchase activity.

BlackBerry Podcasts App:

  • The BlackBerry Podcasts app for the BlackBerry PlayBook includes 19 content categories, ranging from sports to entertainment to business, including popular content such as the New Yorker and Ask A Ninja podcasts.
  • BlackBerry Podcasts allow users to preview an episode before downloading or subscribing to it, and it automatically downloads new podcasts for subscribed channels.

For more information, visit Inside BlackBerry.

Video: BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for Business

March 2nd, 2011

RIM has posted a new BlackBerry PlayBook video to show us how BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet is designed with enterprise environments in mind and built for business professionals. From the video, it seems that the BlackBerry PlayBook is the most suitable tablet for business use. I am looking forward to the official release of PlayBook and want to see if it will work as this video claims!

"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?

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.

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.

Leaked Video for the New BlackBerry Storm 3 (Monaco)

February 21st, 2011

The new BlackBerry Storm 3 (Monaco) looks awesome in the leaked video. It’s said to be available on Verizon, however, the new BlackBerry Monaco has not been officially announced, maybe RIM is working on making the user experience much better. Here are the BlackBerry Storm 3 (Monaco) Specifications for the BlackBerry owners who may want to move to the new BlackBerry Monaco:

  • Dimensions: Sleek, thin profile – 11.5mm thick (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)
  • Processor: Qualcomm 1.2GHz Processor
  • Radio:Dual band CDMA, EV-DO Rev A, RX Diversity ; Quad band EDGE / Single Band UMTS
  • Display: 3.7" – 800×480 resolution, 15:9 aspect ration, 253 DPI
  • Camera: 5 MP – Flash – Image Stabilization – HD Video Recording (720p)
  • Navigation: Capacitive touch + BlackBerry navigation keys + optical navigation module. One convenience key
  • Memory: 4GB storage + 768MB RAM + up to 32GB MicroSD
  • WiFi/GPS: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + GPS + Bluetooth 2.1 EDR + Mobile HotSpot
  • Connectivity: Micro USB – Bluetooth – NFC
  • Sensors: Magnetometer – Accelerometer – Proximity
  • Software: Enhanced BlackBerry SW v.6.1, BlackBerry Evolution 6, Open GL ES 2.0, APIs for magnetometer and augmented reality apps

Video: BlackBerry PlayBook ‘Scrapbook’ App Demo

February 16th, 2011

At Mobile World Congress 2011, RIM has showed us a video to demonstrate the great feature of the new BlackBerry PlayBook ‘Scrapbook’ App built by The Astonishing Tribe. This fun App is shows off the performance of the BlackBerry PlayBook platform and demonstrates the advanced four-finger multi-touch controls and rich graphics in the above video.

Visit Inside BlackBerry for more information.

Video: New BlackBerry Messenger Commercial – the BBM Flirt!

February 16th, 2011

From above BlackBerry Messenger commercial posted by RIM, we can see that RIM has advertised BlackBerry Messenger a lot recently. Anyway, BlackBerry Messenger does rock, and I believe it is one of the most useful applications for people with a BlackBerry on hand. Enjoy the video – BBM Flirt!

For details about BlackBerry Messenger, just head over to us.blackberry.com/blackberrymessenger