BlackBerry PlayBook Wallpapers and Sizing Explained

How to Properly Size Custom Wallpapers for the BlackBerry PlayBook One of the slightly confusing things about the BlackBerry PlayBook is the way it displays wallpapers on the homescreen. Knowing that the landscape resolution of the PlayBook is 1024 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall, you'd think a 1024 x 600 wallpaper would display perfectly on the device in landscape and get scaled down in...

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How do you communicate with your non BlackBerry contacts?online survey   When it comes to communicating with people a BlackBerry can't be beat. Email, BBM, SMS, IM - it's all there. The method of choice from BlackBerry to BlackBerry is obviously BBM, but what about those contacts who don't own a BlackBerry? You have many options to stay in touch, but what is your method of choice? Do you...

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Paul Trani comments on BlackBerry PlayBook and more

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] As Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 was released only a little under a month ago, it is only natural for Adobe to start touring around the world showing us wonderers what the future with professional tools from Adobe could look like. Dubbed "Adobe CS5 Creativity Evolved", Adobe Certified Experts Paul Trani and Terry White take over the digitally-dependent...

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BlackBerry Touch 9860 gets another up close photo

It's been a bit since we've seen new photos of the not yet announced BlackBerry Touch 9860, but in a quick shot today we have two from the forums. Here we get a much closer look at the physical buttons on the front of the 9860. It looks like a bit a break from the "normal" flat buttons we've had on recent devices. Also noted is that the red and green Send/End buttons are gone much like that of...

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Optique Theme by TDM Designs - On sale for a limited time

I like options & variety, especially on my BlackBerry. I switch my themes and wallpapers almost daily (yes, it's a sad addiction I know). I stumbled across the Optique Theme by TDM Designs in the forums the other day and was immediately intrigued by the variety of ways I could customize the theme. The icons are clean & crisp and the banner colors are opaque enough to still see your...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Video Demo of Wikitude's Augmented Reality Browser How to turn your website into a BlackBerry PlayBook App with the WebWorks SDKTwitter for BlackBerry reaches v2.0 - Available at the BlackBerry Beta ZoneCars @ BlackBerry World: Jaguar w/ BlackBerry Integration and QNX Concept CorvetteNew Demo Video Showing off the Android App Player on the BlackBerry PlayBook! Video...

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Humans vs Aliens from Epic Applications - Both fun and addicting

New from Epic Applications is a very cool game, Humans vs Aliens. For some of you who play games on other mobile platforms, this game may seem a bit familiar to you, but is also quite different. The point of the game is just what the name would suggest, guiding your humans to protect the earth from the alien invaders. Throughout the game you will see a number of different obejects such as...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 6, 2011 - Win 1 of 100 copies of Mp3CutterPro!

We have 100 copies of Mp3CutterPro to give away! Keep reading to find out how to enter! Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week we have 100 copies of Mp3CutterPro by Berryset to give away! We have searched high and low and found some neat apps to share with you this week, so head on past the break to check them out and enter the contest! If you have an app you want to see...

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BlackBerry World 2011 Super Podcast and News Roundup!

BlackBerry World 2011 is now behind us and what a week it was. Adam, Bla1ze and I made it home from Orlando and we are exhausted. But before catching up on some Zzzz's we first recorded our BlackBerry World Super Duper Roundup Podcast which you can listen to here or download on your BlackBerry PlayBook or Smartphone via the Podcasts app. We want to see this episode be the most downloaded in the...

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  Would you rather have a 7" or 10" BlackBerry PlayBook?online survey Since the BlackBerry PlayBook was first announced we have been adament that it wouldn't be too long before RIM would follow up with a 10" version of the device. Afterall, when it comes to their smartphones they have always provided plenty of form factor choice to consumers and this past philosophy on phones should...

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Quick Review: ArtGO! Coloring for the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It seems as though each time I bring home a new gadget, my son appears to be just as eager to check it out. Try telling a 4 year old that the PlayBook is the “World’s First Professional Grade Tablet” and not a toy… especially when the name contains the word Play. Not to dissuade a future BlackBerry addict, I went looking for applications I could...

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Review: Rocket Storm for the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Rocket Storm is an addictively fun game available for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The name itself makes me think of some kind of cheesy band name. It is a defence-type game that places your “space station” (ie, little metal sphere) against an increasingly aggressive onslaught of inbound rockets; hence the name. The reason for the attack is unknown, but...

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Review: HellBent Top Pouch Case 9650 - Leave a comment to win one!

Leave a comment to win a HellBent case for your device! Keep reading for details. For me nothing beats the feel of a BlackBerry device without a case or anything on it, but unfortunately I don't always enjoy carrying the device around with me like that. Having to insert and remove the device from my pocket constantly opens up a whole lot of potential for it to get scratched up, and become old...

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Geek Pro: Use QR codes to make the internet mobile

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Sometimes, don't you want to take the Internet with you? But Joseph, you'll say, I can already do that. I have this little device; it's called a BlackBerry. Maybe you've heard of it? No, I'm talking about those times when you have to leave your computer. You're in the middle of (shameless plug) a really good article, and it's time to step away....

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Official OS 6.0.0.534 for the Pearl 3G from SaskTel

Saskatel has officially released a new OS for the Pearl 3G. OS 6.0.0.534 is now available and ready to go. Pearl 3G users with either the 9100 or 9105 can give this one a go. Reports are pretty good so far, so if your USB cable is handy then give this one a whirl. As always, use caution when installing any OS on your device. Download OS 6.0.0.534 for the Pearl 3GDiscuss more in the forums

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QuickSlide lets you easily lock and unlock your Torch without any buttons

Ever slip your BlackBerry Torch into your pocket or purse without remembering to lock it, and the next thing you know you have made a phone call, or browsing the web? Well, you are not alone and the folks at Boardwalk Mobile were feeling the same pain and have decided to do something aobut it. QuickSlide is the latest application from Boardwalk Mobile and the concept behind it is to lock your...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] During BlackBerry World's keynote demo sessions, RIM showed off the new Wikitude for BlackBerry app that will come preloaded on the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and make use of the device's built-in Digital Compass. The Wikitude app is referred to as Augumented Reality Browser... but what does that mean? Probably the best thing to do is check out the...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] During our BlackBerry World Developer podcast with RIM's Chris Smith and Mike Kirkup, we talked about the different development options available for the BlackBerry PlayBook and some of the factors developers will want to look at in deciding which SDK to use. For mobilizing website content onto the PlayBook (and BlackBerry Smartphones for that...

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