* Update:  Read the Official Statement from RIM regarding this news. * Granted, it's not the best news we've heard all day but at least the issue was recognized and all affected units -- if not sold, are being recalled. Yes, an issue has been found in over 900 BlackBerry PlayBooks that were shipped to Staples those being that of the 16GB flavor so, if you purchased yours from Staples then...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 15, 2011 - Win a free copy of Cut the Cable!

Want a free copy of Cut the Cable? Keep reading to see how to win one! Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week we have 20 copies of Cut the Cable 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 featured in the roundup be sure to...

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BlackBerry App World updated to v2.1.2.15

  Another BlackBerry App World update has started to trickle out of the past few days, some folks are seeing it appear as an update while others aren't getting the update message at all. No matter, if you'd rather skip thewhole waiting it out business then you can grab the direct download off of the BlackBerry App World site -- if you're more patient and realize, it's not going to bring any...

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If you're a hardcore Twitter user, you've no doubt come across this issue with the BlackBerry PlayBook web browser when visiting Twitter. It -- seemingly, doesn't allow you to use the full Twitter website. Instead, it redirects you to the mobile site with no link being provided to escape from it. However, thanks to some URL trickery -- you can now use the full Twitter website should you choose...

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Contest: Effortless by Z Man Designs - 30 copies up for grabs!

Looking for a new theme that not only looks awesome, but is easy to use, not bogged down with an overkill of hot spots, hidden this and that, and keys to press just to do basic functions? Z Man Designs heard you were looking for that, and they have developed Effortless, a hot new theme that you don't need a user manual to figure out. Effortless features one simple hidden dock, custom battery...

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Jigsaw Puzzle for the BlackBerry PlayBook

A great time killer and fun game for the whole family, Jigsaw Puzzle is truly one of my favorite BlackBerry PlayBook games thus far. It's dead simple to play and if you're at all a fan of puzzles then this is the game for you. There are plenty of both animal and landscape puzzles to choose from with both easy and medium difficulties. It's challenging yet entertaining at the same time, and for...

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Geek Pro: Print from your BlackBerry over wifi

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] As you may have noticed from some of my earlier Bluetooth device reviews, I hate wires. So I jump at any opportunity to cut the cable and do something new over the airwaves. Printing wirelessly has to be one of the coolest things I can do with my BlackBerry. After starting Fixmo Tools, I navigate to the Remote Print, browse for my file to be printed...

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Ran out of sticky notes? Try NOTO for the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The NOTO application is a basic note/memo tool to use when you need to jot something down quickly on your PlayBook. Pretty handy if you find yourself in the boardroom and forgot to bring a book and pen. It can also be used as a quick reference when you’re conveying your opinion and don’t want to forget any important points. True, you can also use...

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Official OS 6.0.0.546 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G from Vodafone DE

Happy Friday Pearl 3G users. From Vodafone DE we have OS 6.0.0.546 ready for the taking. This one is fresh so no news of whats new/changed/different, so be sure to drop a comment or swing by the forums and let us know. This one is good for the Pearl 9100 or 9105. As always, use caution when installing any OS on your device. Download OS 6.0.0.546 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3GDiscuss more in the...

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Review: Menux v1.0 - 50 copies to be won!

Shortcuts play a pivotal role in my daily commute. When you're standing on a train platform with a three foot gap it's usually not a good idea to be handling your BlackBerry. Quickly accessing various functions is a must. When the topic of apps clogging up the BlackBerry system menu came up on twitter awhile back I couldn't help but think how lost I would be without them. Call me crazy but...

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Wakai by Hedone Design - A fresh new theme for your BlackBerry!

What do you get when you combine fresh ideas with unique graphics, toss them together with hand-coded precision, and top it all off with a heavy dose of attention to detail? You get a new theme from Hedone Design, that's what! Wakai is their latest offering, and it is all of the above and more. Leave it to them to design a home screen full of useful features while maintaining a clean and open...

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BlackBerry DevCon Americas registration now open

  Registration for the BlackBerry Developer Conference (DevCon) in San Francisco is now open. The conference is taking place this year from October 18th to the 20th at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. Early Bird registration is only $699, or $599 for qualifying alumni. Students can also receive speical pricing of $199 and faculty can get in for $399. Also upcoming is the first BlackBerry...

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Lexitron for the BlackBerry PlayBook

I have always loved word games. Granted I may not be very good at them, but I still keep trying. I was happy to see Lexitron on my latest pursuit for games in App World. Lexitron is a simple word game for the BlackBerry PlayBook. In a Boggle sort of way you pick letters to make words, gaining points along the way. Each round gives you a large bank of words to fill up, and the only thing you...

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Contest: Enter to win a free copy of the new game SuperPuzzlePro by Berryset!

Puzzles are probably one of the most popular sorts of entertainment ever. Sure, you may not pull the ol' 500 piece jigsaw out of the closet for family night anymore, but you can still enjoy a good old fashioned puzzle on your BlackBerry! SuperPuzzlePro from Berryset is a mobile version of the tile slide puzzle. You remember those, a picture is divided into a grid, one piece is removed, and you...

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BlackBerry Travel updated to v1.0.384.99

Although it may no be an app that a lot of folks use daily, it's certainly one that when you do use it -- it works great. That said, if you're a BlackBerry Travel user you'll want to make sure you fire up BlackBerry App World and grab the latest update which, is now sitting at v1.0.384.99. No changelog was issued to go along with it but what we do know is the file is slightly larger so, if you...

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Leaked Native BlackBerry IM apps extracted from latest OS

If you using the native IM clients on your device you'll be happy to know you can snag a few updates thanks to the latest Torch OS. Roy let us know that Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk and AIM have all been updated in the latest OS and you can grab them OTA for your device from the links below. The apps are all OS 6 only, so don't go nuts if you have an OS 5 device. As always use...

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New BlackBerry Feedback Tool lets your voice be heard

If you've ever wanted a way to voice your opinion on BlackBerry functions, apps, features or whatever - now you have one. The new BlackBerry Feedback Tool will let you do just that from anywhere on your device. The app places a simple menu item on your device so with just a few clicks you can fire off a message right to RIM. Express yourself with the BlackBerry Feedback Tool - a feedback...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.570 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800!

BlackBerry Torch 9800 owners will be happy to hear that OS 6.0.0.570 has leaked for their device today! If you install this one be sure to swing by the forums and let us know what fixes and findings you discover. As usual, be careful when updating your device and be sure to make a backup before loading this one up. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release...

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Quick Review: Kobo for the BlackBerry PlayBook

With no sign of a Kindle app, BlackBerry PlayBook users who want some eBook action only have one option at the moment. Kobo for the PlayBook is actually a pretty sweet app, however if you use another service (Kindle, Nook) you obviously won't have access to your library or anything you purchased previously.I actually like the Kobo app on the PlayBook. I had a few books on my Nook previously,...

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Ripple Emulator Beta now supports WebWorks APIs

If you checked out our "How to turn your website into a BlackBerry PlayBook App in THREE Minutes with the WebWorks SDK" video then you no doubt saw some of the applications needed in order to complete the task. One of those apps was the Ripple Emulator which, comes from the company RIM acquired not to long ago called Tiny Hippos. If you're a developer out there looking to make use of...

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