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BlackBerry 9670 custom-made for Verizon?

April 28th, 2010

blackberry9670-leak The just recently uncovered BlackBerry 9670 may have been made just for Verizon and its partner Vodafone if a leak on Wednesday is truthful. Verizon reportedly called on RIM to create the custom design and even supplied the hardware criteria, which included a five-megapixel camera, the clamshell QWERTY design and a new interface, which is now likely to be BlackBerry OS 6.0. It would be an exclusive in the US for Verizon and would get a Vodafone GSM equivalent in Europe.

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Rogers and TELUS announce BlackBerry Pearl 3G is Coming!

April 26th, 2010

CanadaFlag-400x201 It certainly didn’t take long for two Canada’s major three to announce the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is coming soon! Both Rogers and TELUS announced its coming soon. While Rogers didn’t give much details, TELUS announced its coming soon, and that they will have the exclusive rights to the pink colored model. TELUS also announced the Pearl 3G will be priced at $29.99 with a three year contract. We haven’t heard from Bell just yet, but we expect they’ll catch up in a few hours. Regardless this is great news for Canadian customers looking to grab the new Pearl 3G. More details will follow soon…

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 dummy units hit Rogers shops

April 25th, 2010

bb9100dummyin The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and flagship Bold 9700 in white are due at Canadian wireless provider Rogers soon, as these leaked images of dummy devices reveal. The Pearl 9100 will evidently be offered in a dark metallic red, though other colors are likely to arrive later on as well.

The 9105 has the distinction of being the first BlackBerry device to break with tradition by getting a T9 keypad as opposed to a QWERTY layout. Another leak revealed the handset will cost $450 CAD unsubsidized at Rogers and competitor Bell.

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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