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BlackBerry Curve 9350 —Smoother and Faster with BlackBerry 7

August 25th, 2011

It is said that with BlackBerry 7, the BlackBerry Browser is significantly enhanced to provide a faster and more fluid user experience and includes optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.

Building upon the Universal Search feature introduced in BlackBerry 6, BlackBerry 7 expands the capability to include voice-activated search. This new capability makes it easier and more convenient to search for content on the smartphone or web.

BlackBerry 7 also integrates BlackBerry® BalanceTM, which separates personal content from corporate content, giving users the freedom and flexibility to use the smartphone for personal email, Facebook®, Twitter®, multimedia, games and other apps, while satisfying the very real need for corporate data to be highly secure and manageable. BlackBerry Balance works in conjunction with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5.0.3, which provides a number of unique IT policy controls, such as wiping only corporate data or blocking work-related content and apps from being copied or forwarded to personal contacts.

BlackBerry Curve 9350 requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge – a savings of $40 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB web or $10 per month versus Verizon’s 450-minute plan with unlimited text and 2GB web. (Pricing excludes taxes and surcharges.)

New BlackBerry 7 Features Ranging From Awesome To Helpful

August 15th, 2011

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The new BlackBerry 7 devices are out in the wild and being tested. Different people have different reviews. Here are some fun features of BlackBerry 7 in no particular order:

Manage Panels

One thing we liked about BlackBerry 6 was the introduction of panels, but there was a lot of redundancy.

Add to Existing Contacts

One of the more frustrating elements of adding contacts with your BlackBerry is there was no “add to existing contacts” field and you would have to either create a new contact or navigate to the contact and copy and paste. Now the feature is baked right in.

Custom Search Engines

It’s great to see that custom search engines are built into BlackBerry 7. One of the downsides is that it isn’t all that easy to add custom search engines and it would be nice if it were as easy as Firefox. We’ll have a tutorial coming on how to add a variety of search engines for those not sure how to enter the search fields properly.

Device Switch

The device switch options located in the Setup app, has some really helpful features for backing up and restoring your device. The app allows you to backup and restore using the SD Card which helps if you’re not big on using data.

HTML 5 Video Support

HTML 5 is fast becoming a great new standard for the web and many sites are specifically adopting HTML 5 video. Popular video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion and others have either already implemented HTML 5 video or have a beta player available to the public. Great Suite of Preloaded Apps

BlackBerry 7 comes with a host of awesome apps that make the overall BlackBerry more enjoyable.

Browser Speed Improved by 40%

If you want to experience this features, when you pick up a BlackBerry 7 device, you can really feel the difference.

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.

Leaked OS 7.0.0.100 for the BlackBerry Curve 9350 & 9370

May 25th, 2011

BB 7 The first BlackBerry OS 7 build has finally leaked out. Currently, it stays on version 7.0.0.100, and is available for the BlackBerry Curve 9350 and 9370. If you are interested and want to try this new OS on your curve 9350 or 9370, just give a try and give us your feedbacks and comments on this new OS. And don’t forget to read below OS disclaimer and back up your devices before upgrading the OS.

OS DISCLAIMER: Since this is NOT an official release and it is not supported by RIM or your Wireless Carrier when there is any problem of the leaked software, so please install at your own risk. Before upgrading, it is highly recommended that you make a backup before using this software. If you are not comfortable using the Beta software you’d better wait for the next official release.

Download the leaked OS 7.0.0.100 for the BlackBerry Curve 9350 & 9370

New Photos of the Upcoming BlackBerry Touch 9860 Got Leaked!

May 10th, 2011

  9860_1 9860_2 Two new photos of the upcoming BlackBerry Touch 9860 (called as “Monza”) have been leaked. From one of which, we can notice an obvious change of the call buttons, the green and red ‘Send/End buttons’ are gone and not colored any more, much like that of the BlackBerry 9900/9300 ‘Bold Touch’. And the other photo shows us the new OS 7.0 build (v7.0.0.74) of BlackBerry 9860. I really wonder how BlackBerry 7 device will work, let’s wait for its official release! 

10-Inch BlackBerry PlayBook is to Make Its Debut?

May 5th, 2011

Poynt Playbook with a larger screen size has been dreamed by many users for a few days. Accordingly to BGR guys, it seems that RIM has been working hard on it. As BlackBerry World 2011 coming to the end, there are some news to be announced after the conference, one of which indicated that RIM is planning to release its follow-up to the BlackBerry PlayBook in the fall time this year.

This new version of BlackBerry PlayBook, has a prompt feature – its 10-inch screen which will definitely satisfy users’ demand for a bigger screen than the 7-inch one does. Along with the bigger size, an update OS (may be OS 7) that includes an email client, BBM and more that could really hit the sweet spot is also to be launched.

Some analysts suggest that RIM wants to play in both segments of the tablet market, and the new version of PlayBook (“PlayBook 2”) could probably be thought of as an additional PlayBook model as opposed to the second-generation tablet.

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.