BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE upgrade to OS 2.1 now available

Canadians who have the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE can now upgrade to OS 2.1, I believe it’s at OS 2.1.0.1088 now. Originally this OS was released to PlayBook Wi-Fi only users on October 3rd, but starting today users on Bell, TELUS and Rogers should be able to download (carriers have now approved the OS update). The […]

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Thorsten Heins 2 Part Interview, BlackBerry in South Africa and the Secrets of BlackBerry 10

RIM CEO, Thorsten Heins spoke with MarkLives columnist and Gadget editor-in-chief Arthur Goldstuck (@art2gee) about the challenges facing RIM in an 2 part interview back in late October. The first half of the interview focused on investors and the still loyal South African market, where BlackBerry is the No. 1 smartphone. Within the interview Heins […]

BlackBerry Jam Sessions Event #6: San Jose, USA

  Mobile LinkOn September 24, stop #6 of the super hackathon #BBJamSessions took place in San Jose USA. Nice apps using HTML5, Cascades, AIR and Android were delivered. Learn more about BlackBerry Jam Sessions and get in the know!

RIM Officially Announces the BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ for the UK!

LONDON, UK – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the new 3G+ BlackBerry® PlayBookTM tablet with built-in support for cellular networks in now available for customers in the UK. The new 3G+ BlackBerry PlayBook maintains a sleek and ultra-portable form while delivering an overall faster performance than the original BlackBerry PlayBook, […]

Wikitude wins “Best Augmented Reality Developer Tool or Platform” for the second year in a row

Wikitude takes home both “Best Augmented Reality Browser” and “Best Developer Tool or Platform” awards at the Augmented Planet Readers Choice Awards 2012. SALZBURG 06 November 2012 – Wikitude, the world leader in augmented reality experiences is happy to announce their win of both the “Best Augmented Reality Browser” and the “Best Developer Tool or […]

Popular Digital News App PressReader Coming To The Blackberry 10 Platform

Mobile Link The BlackBerry 10 Cascades toolkit for UI/UX design and rich set of APIs will enable PressReader to offer a superlative newspaper and magazine reading experience for its publishing partners’ millions of subscribers. The BlackBerry 10 Cascades toolkit for UI/UX design and rich set of APIs will enable PressReader to offer a superlative newspaper […]

Compliments of BlackBerry is Back for Canadians!! FREE Apps for OS 7.1 BlackBerry Devices!!

If you own a BlackBerry and live in Canada you will be happy to know that Research In Motion has brought back their Compliments of BlackBerry! The applications are currently only for OS 7.1 devices at this time, the promo is set to end on December 31st. It is worth noting that RIM has yet […]

Official OS: BlackBerry Curve 9220 OS 7.1.0.746 from XL Indonesia

BlackBerry Handheld Software v7.1.0.2102 (All Languages) Package Version: 7.1.0.2102 Consisting of: Applications: 7.1.0.746 Software Platform: 9.50.0.80 File name: 9220AllLang_PBr7.1.0_rel2102_PL9.50.0.80_A7.1.0.746_XL_Indonesia__Non_Vodafone_.exe File size: 256.44MB Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

SFileExplorer hits BB10 App World

If you’re looking to get more functionality out of your Dev Alphas, Yang Hongyang has released his first BB10 app build in Cascades. Entitled SFileExplorer, the app does just that. It gives you the ability to browse file systems, files and folders along with the ever-useful copy, paste, and delete features. Hit the break to find out more […]

NFC: Gets More Innovative by Linking Paperbacks and E-Readers!

Last week I wrote about a new NFC mobile payment option we launched with some of our partners. Today, I wanted to take a moment to give you some more information about NFC (near field communication) and how it will turn smartphones into “smarter phones.”

Twitter to Add its Own Photo Filters much like Instagram!

Twitter Maybe Nesting its own Photo Sharing App Similar to Instagram It seems that Twitter is spreading its wings slightly a bit to give its mobile application the ability to use filters for your photos and then allow the edited images to be shared via Twitter, peaking at the already infamous, Instagram, the popular photo sharing […]

Dark Nebula: Episode One Lands on the BlackBerry PlayBook!

Mobile Link I love playing games on my Blackberry Playbook and this is a very classic labyrinth game with Dark Nebula: Episode One is a goodie! Tilt your PlayBook to blaze through exciting levels where you must avoid dangerous traps, dodge bullets and cheat death in every corner! Episode one features eleven action packed levels that […]

South Africa Gets Another Apps Lab

After opening a lab in the University of Pretoria, RIM has opened up another in Cape Town. RIM said this about their choice of location: “Cape Town is a key innovation hub, and a natural site for RIM’s second BlackBerry apps lab in South Africa,” Alexandra Zagury, RIM’s MD for South Africa and southern Africa, […]

No More Verizon Apps Store For Android and Blackberry Smartphones

Verizon launched their own app store over two years ago for Blackberry and Android devices. Now they are announcing the end of the store in a statement: Verizon Apps Closing January 2013 Verizon set out to create an app storefront, offering device optimization, security and simplicity for developers. Verizon Apps launched in March 2010— the […]

BlackBerry Beta Zone is Now Available in 43 NEW Countries

Research In Motion has announced on their Facebook page that the BlackBerry Beta Zone is now available in 43 newly added countries! RIM will be adding more countries as the expand their BlackBerry Beta Zone program. Countries like Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Norway are on the list! If you have not registered for the Blackberry […]

RIM Announces November’s BlackBerry Fan of the Month – Congrads to @Afl2277

RIM has announce November’s BlackBerry Fan of the Month! We like to take a minute to congratulate Ange AKA @Afl2277 for being the BlackBerry Fan of the Month! Nice job Ange keep up the great work and if you are interested in writing about BlackBerry news and more let us know by BBMing us! Our BBM […]

BlackBerry Bridge Updated to v2.1.0.34

Research In Motion has released an update to BlackBerry Bridge, this update takes us to version 2.1.0.34. BlackBerry Bridge lets you pair your BlackBerry smartphone with a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to get even more features, features like BBM, text messages access to your email, calendar, contacts, memopad, tasks and more! Normally when we see a […]

App World Getting Overhaul in January 2013 – Here is What Devs Need to Know

Over the weekend RIM announced some very welcome changes coming to BlackBerry App World with a few specifics for developers. Every one of these improvements for developers will lead to a better experience for users. For example, RIM is making it easier to combine one application available for multiple device types (BB7, PlayBook, BB10, etc) […]

RIM makes changes to App Icon Grid for BB10

A few days ago RIM made changes to the Visual Style associated with BB10 icons. The icons have been scaled down from their previous 150×150 size to 114×14. This comes as a welcome change to some developers who’ve been ardent that the icons needed to be smaller and less rectangular. In true RIM fashion they’ve […]

The gift of mobile luxury: The Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry

If smartphones had a VIP list, the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry would be at the top—which makes it the perfect splurge item for that VERY special person on your holiday list! This truly modern luxury smartphone powered by BlackBerry combines engineered amenity and cutting edge technology with an overall design that is unmistakably […]