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Google Sync for BlackBerry Updated to v0.7.3

April 16th, 2010

BlackBerry_pictures_QL_1041594704 Less than a month ago the Google Sync app got an update and again today its been freshened up. The new version is 0.7.3, and yet again no changelog is available. We can assume there wasn’t much added and the update most likely just fixed up a few bugs. I really wish Google would get to it and put out some decent updates for both the Gmail app and Google Voice among others, but it seems like wishful thinking on my part. Regardless, you can grab the update from your device by heading to m.google.com/sync.

RIM ordering 8.9-inch screens for BlackBerry tablet?

April 12th, 2010

blackberrystorm2-review12sm RIM may be developing a tablet of its own, based on claims by an industry research firm. Checks in the supply chain have led the analysts to believe that RIM is ordering an 8.9-inch tablet from Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) that would be ready to ship by the summer or fall of this year. Whether it would use the BlackBerry OS itself isn’t known, but it may have ad-supported content playback and use both 3G and Wi-Fi to sync with a BlackBerry smartphone.

The note given to CrackBerry doesn’t say much more, and the device may be a companion product rather than a full-fledged tablet. However, it does come just as RIM has bought out QNX, a veteran of embedded OS development that will help make a mystery set of "intelligent peripherals" in the future.

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Jing Realm Themes From MMMOOO

April 11th, 2010

Capture-on-04-09-2010-23-45-15 The theme I’m going to highlight is by one of my favorite designers from MMMOOO. It’s called Jing Realm-Art Hidden Menu Theme. I love how the GPS and the clock are hidden in the art, and how it looks like the art has a shadow behind it. The description is as follows:

Unique & Best in Art Character Style Themes. Traditional Chinese brush drawing as homescreen, those two characters means our strength is in quietness and trust. Reminding us seeking for peace and wisdom even in busy time.

SVG Art Hidden Menu gives you an ultra view to enjoy the nice homescreen, still with quick accessing shortcut icons.

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Updated: Ringo Lights up your BlackBerry

April 8th, 2010

ringologo A short time ago, Ringo ringtone application has been recently updated. Originally, a user could create custom tones to alert them of incoming calls, email or SMS. With this new update, Ringo now allows you to customize a flashing LED notification, allowing for audible and visual alerts. This is a great addition, as some users want to set their phone to silent, but still receive notifications. The main features include:

  • Easily use your own MP3 music as ringtones and message alerts
  • Set unique ringtones for each of your friends

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Google Maps Updated to v4.0.1 – Now Includes Buzz Layer

April 7th, 2010

BlackBerry_pictures_QL_104711240 Google Maps for BlackBerry has been updated to v4.0.1 and now includes a Buzz layer. If you’re a Buzz user (is anyone actually using it?) you’ll be able to get some more cool features in Google Maps with this new version. You can turn the layer on or off from the standard map, and also have the ability to search by voice and use synchronized starring. The update is a pretty big jump from the previous version, but we’re not sure if any other updates are included in the release. To download the update visit this URL in your phone’s browser: m.google.com/maps from your device.

Official WES 2010 Mobile Guide App – Now Available from App World

April 6th, 2010

wes-2010-app-125x125 RIM’s Wireless Enterprise Symposium 2010 is getting really close, and we expect to see big announcements this year. To get ready for WES, RIM has just launched the official WES Mobile Guide in BlackBerry App World. This App will be your connection to the latest news, events, and it even syncs with your calender. You can download it from BlackBerry App World or by visiting this link on your PC.

Tumblr for BlackBerry: Video Bug but Overall Quality App

April 5th, 2010

official_tumblr_app Recently, Tumblr released the first official version of its Blackberry app, and as a Tumblr user myself, I thought I would give it a review.

First, the visuals. Those familiar with Tumblr’s iPhone app will feel at home. From desaturated blue to light gray, Tumblr’s color scheme looks good on my 9700’s bright screen.

On the main menu, there are the usual options for sending data to Tumblr: Text, Photo, Quote, Link, Chat, Audio and Video, each with icons identical to Tumbr’s web site. Access to each of these menus is accompanied by smooth, wipe transitions. In the upper left-hand corner, users can access their Tumblr dashboards, and in the upper right-hand, settings.

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Vote for the BlackBerry Tour to Take Down the Motorola Droid!

April 2nd, 2010

androidkneetotheballs After the BlackBerry Bold 9700 took an embarrassingly close loss to the Palm Pre Plus in the last round of Laptop’s Smartphone March Madness, today it’s the BlackBerry Tour going up against the Motorola Droid. The BlackBerry Tour already managed to knock out the Apple iPhone 3GS, which the bookies had favorited to make the finals, so the Tour has momentum going into this battle though it’s trailing a little as I put this post live. BlackBerry lovers cast your vote for the Tour above and let’s bring that Droid to the ground!

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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Stratus Comes with T9 Style Keyboard

March 31st, 2010

blackberry_9105 The updated Pearl 9100 has been showing up with a wide variety of keyboard styles. First, it was a SureType keyboard, then a small QWERTY, and now we’re seeing it in a T9 style. Currently, we don’t know much about the BlackBerry 9105, except that it’s rumored to be hitting the European market and Fido. The European market rumor makes a lot of sense as the device has a really European, SMS-centric look to it. Maybe the keyboard stylings are all designated for various carriers and what they believe will sell best. I’m thinking full QWERTY for Verizon, SureType for Fido, and T9 for Europe. We can expect the release date of this phone around the May/June time frame.
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Twitter for BlackBerry Update: Public Release Date No Longer March 31st

March 29th, 2010

twitterforblackberrybeta Last week we brought word straight from RIM’s Twitter for BlackBerry booth at CTIA that March 31st would ring in public availability of the app. However, today I received the following update from RIM:

The March 31st launch date for the public beta of Twitter was prematurely shared at CTIA. The application will not leave its current limited beta in March. As of right now, the launch date hasn’t been decided and the team is working to make sure the next release is feature-rich and has a great user experience before opening the app to everyone. 

So there you have it. Public availability will not be coming this week as we were initially told. I know that kind of sucks, but at the same time it’s not a bad thing if the extra time is going to mean more features and an overall improved user experience. And of course there are lots of great twitter apps out there already (see our Ultimate BlackBerry Twitter Client Roundup) to make the wait easier. We’ll let you know when we have more news on this one.