Rumor: Microsoft to buy Skype for $7 Billion

If you all thought Steve Ballmer showing up during the keynote at BlackBerry World was a little crazy, maybe -- just maybe, there was a little bit more to it then we all realized at the time. No, Microsoft hasn't announced they're making a bid to purchase Research In Motion but -- they have however, according to some rumors floating around made a bid to purchase Skype for $7 billion. As we...

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Taiwan Mobile has released OS 6.0.0.546 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9780 owners bringing them up to par with the BlackBerry Torch 9800, which recieved the same update last week from Vodafone DE. This isn't a huge jump for either as the 9780 was previously sitting at .534 and the 9700 at .526 but an update is an update. We're interested in knowing how it performs for you, so if you choose to...

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While at BlackBerry World we heard plenty of talk about the upcoming BlackBerry Tablet OS Native Developer Kit but now that BlackBerry World is all said and done with, anyone who was not able to attend is being invited to a webinar  to get up to date on all the latest NDK news and information. The details are as follows: Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011Time: 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PSTDuration...

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  If you're a BlackBerry PlayBook owner, you've no doubt realized by now how great the video camera on the device really is. Videos taken with the BlackBerry PlayBook turn out great, especially when you have the ideal conditions in place. While Research In Motion spent a lot of time integrating YouTube directly into the BlackBerry PlayBook for viewing videos, one thing they seemingly left...

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Cut the Cable game for BlackBerry

If you have ever tried the popular Cut the Rope game in iOS devices and hoped for some of the same on BlackBerry, Cut the Cable is your answer. The strategy game is both simple and super addicting at the same time. You need to cut the cables attached to the candy in order to get it into the green monsters mouth. Sounds simple enough right? It's actually quite challenging as the levels go on,...

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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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