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BlackBerry 9800 Slider headed for AT&T

June 25th, 2010

bb-slider-em The BlackBerry Slider is finally seen in its official final state, and is heading for AT&T. engadget has the photos of the AT&T branded Slider running OS 6 and they say it’s the final version. There is still no official word of a final name, Bold or Torch, but the Slider will soon be a reality on AT&T. engadget says,
"This particular phone is AT&T-branded, and it starts up with a carrier logo screen that proudly proclaims the 9800 a world phone — sure enough, the About screen shows support for WCDMA bands I, II, V, and VI, which means you’ll be able to use the phone for 3G service in Japan and most of Europe. "

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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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.

Spring into Spring with BlackBerry Apps

March 24th, 2010

spring_logo You stand there, staring into the cold eyes of your adversary. For months they have been taunting you and now, in their fall from grace, they attempt to deny their fate. You approach your foe with a renewed confidence- the last snowman of winter. You watch as he slowly melts away and imagine hearing its silent screams. With its last moments, it defiantly raises its arm/branch and flips you the bird before fading away.

Folks, welcome to Spring!

Okay so it was a little over dramatic, but you try growing up with Winters where your nostrils stick together every time you breathe. Love it or hate it, Winter is gone and Spring is here. It’s a season of new beginnings and with that, new projects. Why not get them started the right way, with the right apps on your BlackBerry? The sooner you tackle them, the sooner you can enjoy Spring before Summer comes along.

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CTIA 2010: Twitter for BlackBerry Available March 31st

March 23rd, 2010

twitterforblackberrybeta2 After the keynote this morning I rolled by the BlackBerry booth and stumbled upon the Twitter pod. After some smooth talking (just kidding, no smooth talking required), I was informed that the Official Twitter for BlackBerry client will be rolling out to the public on March 31st. Only a few weeks ago it was rolled out as an invite-only beta, but if you still haven’t checked it out you won’t have to wait much longer. The beta has been going strong and although the results are mixed, everyone who hasn’t yet had a chance to play with RIM’s own Twitter client will surely be itching to get a hold of it in just over a week. Thats all we know for now, so keep it locked here and we’ll bring you more details if anything pops up.

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Lucid Messenger Coming Soon

March 22nd, 2010

slide_1 How BlackBerry Messenger is one of the biggest sticking items for BlackBerry users. Many, after having become accustomed to having it, do not want to give it up. One could argue (and many have, including Dieter) that the system being closed off from other platforms is not the best thing. But what if you could have a BlackBerry Messenger like experience across platforms? The idea is not so far out there these days. New apps are popping up daily which promise mobile convergence through instant messaging and Lucid Messenger is looking to join in.

Lucid Messenger is, at time of this writing, available on Android and iPhone. So what’s up with BlackBerry? Well, it’s sitting in the BlackBerry App World review process currently, but will hopefully be passed through soon enough. Offering instant messaging, groups and file sharing across platforms is a great idea and Lucid offers all of this and more.

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