Official OS 6.0.0.576 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 from Orange Poland

BlackBerry Bold 9780 users get another OS today to help with those mid-week blues. From Orange Poland we have OS 6.0.0.576 ready to go. This one is official but no new of whats new and improved just yet. If you do install, be sure to hit the forums and let us know what you find. As always, use caution when installing this or any OS. Now go get it!! Download OS 6.0.0.576 from Orange...

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Just search for 'Mobile Nations' within the BlackBerry Podcasts app on your BlackBerry Smartphone or PlayBook. Be sure to subscribe! The subject line on this one says it all... you can now download and listen to our new Mobile Nations podcast directly on your BlackBerry Smartphone or BlackBerry PlayBook from within the BlackBerry Podcasts app! What is Mobile Nations? In case you missed our...

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LinkNote organizes notes on the BlackBerry PlayBook

I find that although I’m quick to take notes on the go, I’m not the best at organizing them. Some days, my desk at the office looks like a stack of post-its had a fight with a fan and lost. Sometimes, on my BlackBerry PlayBook or smartphone, I make notes, numerous notes that may pertain to each other, but are never truly grouped together. Trying to decipher what it was you were trying to do...

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BlueBox for BlackBerry PlayBook rolls out v1.2

BlueBox has finally rolled out their latest update for BlackBerry PlayBook owners looking to access their DropBox accounts. Now sitting at v1.2 BlueBox has become a great alternative to a official DropBox application. Granted, out of the gates it was totally rough around the edges but with a new UI now in place, the ability to zip and unzip files as well as an well inetgrated file browser --...

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BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Monaco) device simulator leaked!

If you fancy playing around with a BlackBerry Torch 9850 we have bad news -- you can't as of yet. But, you can now grab the device simulator and get as close as possible to the real thing for now. Given that this is a brand new device, meaning it's not from the Bold, Curve or even really the Torch series as we know it -- there is sure to be some surprises within the simulator. Most notably,...

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Soft Reset – the three-key battery pull for your BlackBerry

  The other day, I was helping one of my friends get better acquainted with his new BlackBerry Torch. He's no stranger to BlackBerry, he had one before I did. In fact, if you go back and look at my CrackBerry Idol audition, he's the one with the 8820 who told me to get a BlackBerry.  Without that bit of advice, I never would have joined the CrackBerry Team. The other day, he asked me to show...

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Contest: 50 copies of Word GO! Spelling by Zeebu Mobile to be won!

The Blundell brood has been no stranger to the application line up from Zeebu Mobile. The last app we looked at was the ArtGo Colouring application for the BlackBerry PlayBook, well, my son had more of a look at it than I did. Zeebu Mobile recently released another “edutaining” application by the name of WordGo! Spelling. Made for BlackBerry smartphone, with or without a touch screen, WordGo!...

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Presidential Candidate Ron Paul: "BlackBerry"

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Ho, boy! The blogosphere is on fire after US Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) proclaimed to the world that he'd choose BlackBerry over the iPhone any day. Okay, maybe not on fire, perhaps a low simmer. Last night, CNN hosted the first major debate of the Grand Old Party (that's the Republicans for those of you keeping score at home) primary season in...

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Maybe it's just because I blog about BlackBerry so am continuously typing it out and worrying about post headlines and tagging articles and site organization and visitors easily finding information about the device they own quickly, but I'm finding it **really** annoying that RIM decided to abandon/ignore the unified naming convention on their upcoming touchscreen BlackBerry Bold to be both...

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Key Shortcuts for the BlackBerry PlayBook

  The BlackBerry PlayBook doesn't exactly have a keyboard. Sure there's a virtual one, but it doesn't do a whole lot of tricks as of yet. Where your standard BlackBerry with a QWERTY keyboard has somewhere in the neighborhood of forty-five keys on it, the PlayBook has four. Nevertheless, the PlayBook has some cool tricks you can do with those keys. The power button, though difficult by...

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RIM working with YOU i Labs to bring the UI to the next level?

It looks like RIM is reaching out to YOU i Labs in an effort to develop the UI or future smartphones and tablets. YOU i Labs is a Canadian company that is responsible for building “inspirational user interfaces” – prodiving a natural UI framework and software services. The result is an incredibly smooth and interactive experience to start. According to their website, roughly 500 million...

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I've got a feeling... that BlackBerry PlayBook sales are not having a good time

If you live in North America, how many BlackBerry PlayBooks have you noticed out in public?Market Research I don't watch too much television, but as a born and raised Canadian I of course had the hockey game on last night as I plugged away on the computer from my Miami hotel room (bad loss Canucks, you'll get them in game 7!). By the time I finally shut down and went to bed, it felt...

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 heading to Virgin Mobile Canada

It looks like the BlackBerry Bold 9900 can add one more carrier to the "coming soon" list. Confirmed in Tweet form yesterday, Virgin Mobile Canada said the device will be coming "super soon". Their soon and our soon are most likely two different things, but still a good sign that the device may be nearing an official release date. We first saw the Bold 9900 announced at BlackBerry World back...

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The Oatmeal never ceases to make me laugh, and this topic hit so close to home, I couldn't help but share it. Titled "Why I love and hate having a smartphone", it sounds all too familiar and I couldn't help but chuckle while reading it. The above cartoon is just an excerpt from the blog, as the entire post is too long to fit here, so follow the link below for the rest of the comics. ...

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Contest: 50 copies of Nav by Pootermobile up for grabs!

There are times you want cutesy, complicated themes on your BlackBerry, and there are times when you just want something easy to use that allows you to get stuff done. You know, no hunting around for the right hotspot, or fumbling through multiple homescreens just to find your calendar. The latest theme from Pootermobile falls into the second category, providing ease of use but not sacrificing...

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Sundrops for the BlackBerry PlayBook - Caribbean pearl-collecting physics fun!

Lately, I've been hooked on Sundrops, by Cat Games. One of the newest games in App World for the BlackBerry PlayBook, Sundrops is a fantastic find that I can't seem to stop playing. You are given little suns as your game piece, and your goal is to launch the suns and clear the board of multicolored pearls. There are obstacles (of course) in the form of walls, wooden planks, bouncy bumpers and...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS 1.0.6 hits beta zone for developers

Don't get too excited on this one just yet, but it looks like some BlackBerry Beta Zone developers are receving the following email with information on an upcoming OS update to 1.0.6. The update will be available to select developers so they can prep their apps for the upcoming update. On behalf of Research In Motion®, we are pleased to tell you about an exclusive Preview Program focused...

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How to turn your BlackBerry PlayBook into a world clock

  There's no reason to go out and get an application to help you keep track of the time around the world; your BlackBerry PlayBook can do that for you. Using the PlayBook's clock application, you can add as many clocks as you'd like to it. It takes a little preparation ahead of time, but what you end up with is a customized bank of clocks that quickly gives you the information you need....

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BlackBerry World 2011 video shows off conference highlights

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Ever since my first conference way back when, I have always looked forward to BlackBerry World (formerly know as WES) each year. I get a chance to talk to people in the BlackBerry circle I don't see often as well as hear about new things coming down the road. In the past there have been plenty of device announcements at the conference so it's...

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How precious is your BlackBerry PIN?

For quite a while now, we’ve seen BlackBerry ads focusing on the power of BBM. One that stands out is what many like to call BBM Flirt. I don’t know if it’s me, but I couldn’t see myself walking up to a complete stranger and asking for their PIN (I know my wife would have something to say about it). As soon as I think about that, I then wonder how many times I’ve added someone from the...

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