RIM announces BlackBerry Developer Days in Atlanta and Dubai

RIM announces BlackBerry Developer Days in Atlanta and Dubai

RIM has announced dates for the first two BlackBerry Developer Days for 2011. They will be held in Atlanta on January 18 and in Dubai on January 26. These events benefit developers who are looking to for the tools and knowledge to create great apps for the BlackBerry platform. The events will also include a session for developing Adobe Air apps for the BlackBerry Playbook. Whether you're...

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Fake of the Week: Knockoff BlackBerry Storm sports touchscreen, analog TV, dual SIM and a trackball!

  This is probably my favorite fake so far. For all those Storm users that have been wanting a touchscreen AND a trackball - this is for you! This fake was spotted on eBay and sports a dual SIM, analog TV, touchscreen, GPS, Wifi and a trackball. It does have a pretty stylish design and looks to be fairly thin as well. No BBM or the like on this device, but if you're looking for something to...

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip shows up on Transformers: Prime

BlackBerry Pearl Flip shows up on Transformers: Prime

On Sunday, I sat down with my son to watch the first episode of Transformers: Prime on Teletoon, in Canada. He loves Transformers and, as a father should, I take part in his interests. Okay, who am I kidding? I think I may have been a little more excited about it than he was. There's nothing like a little of the standard father–son-Autobot-Decepticon time. Between scenes of robots kicking ro-...

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BlackBerry Torch 2 details emerge

BlackBerry Torch 2 details emerge

Just in case the other two device leaks weren't enough for you, how about some details about the BlackBerry Torch 2? Well, alright then. The BlackBerry Torch which was released not all that long ago now looks to have a successor already in the works. Realistically, the updated specs look more along the lines of what the first BlackBerry Torch should have been considering many folks took issue...

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BlackBerry Apollo - The newest member of the Curve family shows us what it's made of

It appears that RIM's most popular line of BlackBerry smartphones is about to get a new addition! This device, codenamed "Apollo", will be an awesome addition to the Curve family, especially if the specs reported this morning are true. Packing in a 480 x 360 screen, 5-megapixel camera, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, a tri-band HSPA 7.2Mbps radio, and NFC capability, this device is sure to please...

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BlackBerry Dakota pictured and specs revealed; Keyboard, touchscreen, HD video and more

The elusive BlackBerry Dakota has made its way back into the spotlight. BGR has revealed the specs for  the rumored QWERTY/touchscreen BlackBerry. It looks like the device is still out there in the shadows somewhere and has some pretty impressive specs to go with it. It holds basically the same form factor as the Bold series, but mixes a full QWERTY keyboard with a touchscreen. It also sports...

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Adobe AIR SDK updated to v0.9.2 - Now supports custom splash screens and portrait mode on the BlackBerry PlayBook

If you're developing any Adobe AIR apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook then this update should excite you. The SDK for Adobe AIR has been updated to v0.9.2 and introduces some features that were previously not available to the BlackBerry PlayBook. The key ones, as noted in our live blog being the ability to add custom app splash screens as well as the ability to make use of potrait mode within...

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BlackBerry 6.1 Application Platform Announced at DevCon Asia!

BlackBerry 6.1 Application Platform Announced at DevCon Asia!

At the General Session Keynote on the opening day of BlackBerry DevCon Asia, Tyler Lessard, VP of Global Alliances and Developer Relations for RIM, announced the coming of the new BlackBerry 6.1 Application Platform for BlackBerry Smartphones. 6.1 will build upon BlackBerry 6 and for developers will introduce some new features they can take advantage of. The image above tells the story. New...

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BlackBerry in Indonesia Video

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] During the BlackBerry DevCon Asia keynote, RIM played this awesome BlackBerry in Indonesia video. BlackBerry and BBM is absolutely HUGE in Indonesia. This video puts it into perspective. Take a look!

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BlackBerry DevCon Asia Keynote Live Blog!

* live blog now in progress * BlackBerry DevCon Asia Keynote Good morning Indonesia and good evening North America! I'm live on location in Bali, Indonesia for the first ever BlackBerry DevCon Asia. We have a number of speakers hitting the stage today, so I'll be blogging things up here to keep everybody in the loop. I don't think there will be too much in the way of big announcements here,...

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Xobni rolls out v2.0.11 update, now includes free version

Xobni rolls out v2.0.11 update, now includes free version

Xobni for BlackBerry has been updated to v2.0.11, the full chnage log is listed below but the biggest news here is likely the addition of a free version to the Xobni line up. Yes, Xobni will now come in a free and Pro version for those of you out there who would like to have some of the key features of Xobni but not all. Check out the change log that also indicates the free vs. pro version...

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CrackBerry goes to Indonesia for the first BlackBerry Dev Con Asia!

CrackBerry goes to Indonesia for the first BlackBerry Dev Con Asia!

I barely had a chance to unpack my bag and do a load of laundry after arriving home from CES 2011 before heading back to the airport to jump on a plane for Bali, Indonesia. It's 6:45am January 13th local time as I type this, and today officially begins the first ever BlackBerry DevCon Asia! Things actually got underway yesterday night with a really nice welcome reception party (a few more...

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Mobilicity releases OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G and Bold 9700

Mobilicity releases OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G and Bold 9700

Mobilicity has officially released 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G and Bold 9700. If you have been waiting to load 6.0.0.380 on your 9300 or 9700 for some reason, here is another chance to get an official version. While not the first carrier to have an official release of this OS - that title goes to StarHub Ltd for the 9300 and Vodafone Essar Limited for the 9700 - Mobilicity is the...

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Research In Motion extends free BlackBerry PlayBook offer to March 15th, 2011

With the announcement of the new BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for the BlackBerry PlayBook, Research In Motion has extended the free PlayBook offer for developers. Developers now looking to get in on the offer have up until March 15th, 2011 to get apps in, reviewed and accepted into BlackBerry App World for launch of the PlayBook. Pretty awesome if Adobe development wasn't your thing, you can now...

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Review: PatternLock for BlackBerry

Review: PatternLock for BlackBerry

Ever since I upgraded to the Torch, I embraced the touch screen world. Not only do I look for applications that help enhance the BlackBerry experience, I also look for apps that grasp the attraction and benefits of a touch screen. Those who have secured their BlackBerrys with a password, be it a keyword or number combination, get used to pounding it out on their keyboard before doing anything...

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RIM launches new developer tools and services for BlackBerry Tablet OS and BlackBerry Smartphones at BlackBerry DEVCON Asia

  Hot off the CES PlayBook whirlwind DevCon Asia is just getting started. To start things off RIM has just announced the availability of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK (beta) for tablet OS as well as some new services for smartphones. The WebWorks SDK will allow developers to use web development tools with which they are already familiar and implement them on the BlackBerry tablet OS. The...

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DevCon Asia BlackBerry app now available in BlackBerry App World

DevCon Asia BlackBerry app now available in BlackBerry App World

The first BlackBerry Developer Conference taking place outside North America is being held in Bali, Indonesia from the 13-14 January 2011. It's going to be huge with the world's BlackBerry developers, BlackBerry experts and RIM partners attending. Kevin is in Bali as well and will be bringing all the happenings as they go down, so you won't want to miss any of it. If you're attending the...

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Arianna Huffington removed from plane after refusing to turn off her BlackBerry

Arianna Huffington removed from plane after refusing to turn off her BlackBerry

First it was actor Josh Duhamel and now it's media mogul Arianna Huffington. What do these two have in common? Well, if you remember back to December of last year, Josh was removed from a US Airways flight for refusing to turn off his BlackBerry. This week Arianna Huffington, co-founder and columnist for The Huffington Post, was on a United Airlines flight. Arianna apparently ignored the...

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