Press Release: RIM Announces Plans to Provide Carriers with new BBM Mobile Gifting Platform

I didn't see this one coming, but I like it! Today at Mobile World Congress 2011, RIM announced a Mobile Gifting Platform that works via BlackBerry Messenger and App World. Check out the press release below for full details. Pretty awesome! Press Release RIM Announces Plans to Provide Carriers with new BBM Mobile Gifting Platform New mobile gifting platform will integrate with BlackBerry...

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Press Release: Research In Motion Makes Lead Commitment to Second BlackBerry Partners Fund

Press Release Research In Motion Makes Lead Commitment to Second BlackBerry Partners FundWATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) and the BlackBerry® Partners Fund today announced that RIM is making a lead commitment to BlackBerry Partners Fund II, a new US$150 million independent venture capital fund focused exclusively on mobile...

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Press Release: BlackBerry App World Now Available In Over 100 Markets

Press Release: BlackBerry App World Now Available In Over 100 Markets

Press Release BlackBerry App World Now Available In Over 100 Markets Discover, download and enjoy a wide range of applications from BlackBerry App World, now available in 27 additional markets WATERLOO, ONTARIO and BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that BlackBerry App World™ is now available in 27 additional...

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BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress 2011

BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress 2011

Mobile World Congress is getting underway in Barcelona, Spain this week and RIM is there in full force! A new website just went up titled BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress 2011 where it looks like they plan to post all sorts of information from the event as it becomes available. One of the RIM Twitter teams (@BlackBerryScene) has already started sending out pictures of the booths as well,...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have MissedNewer reports again suggesting the BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps EA's Need for Speed and Tetris Coming to BlackBerry PlayBook at Launch 2011 BlackBerry Smartphone Roadmap Explained in Detail 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook Priced at $499 and heading to Office Depot BlackBerry PlayBook to be sold at Staples, employee training in March? BlackBerry 302: A complete wipe...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: Torch users - do you use the physical keyboard or touchscreen?

  Torch users: Which keyboard do you use most?customer surveys   When I break out my Torch I sometimes have trouble deciding if I prefer using the physical keyboard or touchscreen keyboard better. I know when I first got it I was a huge fan of the physical keyboard. It was (and still is) one of my favorite keyboards on any device, however Bla1ze was pretty much stuck on the touchscreen...

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Bubble Birds updated - Now with free version!

Just over a week ago, we posted on a new game from XIMAD called Bubble Birds Premium. The game is similar to your classic bubble popping game, but with birds and in bright colors. You simply match 3 or more of the same colored birds together to pop them off the playing area. We just got word that the game is now available in a free version. The free version does contain ads, but they don't...

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Show Me the Images weekend giveaway - 50 copies to be won!

Show Me the Images weekend giveaway - 50 copies to be won!

Show Me the Images is an awesome app from BBerryGo that makes viewing images in email a lot easier. The app will automatically download and display images in email, instead of the BlackBerry default way by waiting for you to click options, get images. The app is simple to use. You need only to add email addresses to a "safe list" and the app will then automatically download images in any...

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Free Valentine's Day theme by mustangboy88 for the Style 9670 and Bold 96/97xx on BB6

This super cute Valentine's Day theme by forum member mustangboy88 was sent in to us recently. Fellow member McNibbler sent it, saying "It is smooth, clean, classy, wallpaper friendly and just plain fun. He has paid a lot of attention to detail and it shows. I think he deserves some love - especially since it is his first theme and it is Valentine's Day. He created the theme for his daughter....

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BBVA Compass Mobile Banking for BlackBerry - Banking When and Where You Want It!

If you have a checking or savings account at BBVA Compass Bank, you're going to want to 'check' this out. Compass has a free app for your BlackBerry to help you keep track of and use your accounts while on the run. The app provides a fast, easy and convenient way to manage your BBVA Compass accounts and check balances, view posted and pending transactions, transfer funds between accounts, and...

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Review: Blurts Pro - SMS from your PC

Review: Blurts Pro - SMS from your PC

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a meeting, conference, class, or at home with your computer when your BlackBerry goes off but you can't pick it up even when the urge is so strong it can't be controlled? Wouldn't it be great if you could screen your incoming texts and emails without leaving the comfort of your chair and still feed your BlackBerry addiction? Now you can with Blurts...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Here's a fun video for a Friday afternoon as we head into the weekend... Back in late October 2010 two members of the production crew for the France-based television show Capital (that airs on station M6 on Sunday evenings) came to Canada to do a segment on Research In Motion and BlackBerry following the success RIM has had in that market. Capital...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 11th, 2011! Win 1 of 15 copies of Photoclub!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Wasn’t it nice of Kevin to share with all of us the BlackBerry Roadmap of 2011? Come to think of it, I don’t think he actually explained it in complete detail. I mean - what about the part where the Roadmap of BlackBerrys lead to my front door? I think I need to send him my address again. Today, we announce the winners of the e-mobile Air Share...

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Re-Review: Fixmo Tools 2.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones

Re-Review: Fixmo Tools 2.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones

Fixmo Tools is one of the BlackBerry Applications available that I do get excited about. I don’t know if it’s the slew of functionality it possesses or, for some reason, I can’t help but think of the Dark Knights utility belt. If you’re looking for an application to help both enhance existing BlackBerry awesomeness and bring new equipment to the game, Fixmo needs to be on your list. It’s been...

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RIM VP David Heit gives a demo of the BlackBerry Playbook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Here's another of these fun videos from RIM showing how people in different walks of life use BlackBerry in different ways. This one, titled "Making it happen with BlackBerry", gives us a look at how recording artist Maluca uses her BlackBerry Torch in her daily life. From organizing rehearsals with her dancers through BBM to recording voice notes of...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The Facebook team for BlackBerry Australia & New Zealand posted an exclusive look at Australian R&B singer Jessica Mauboy's latest music video "What Happened To Us". The video features Jessica using BBM on a BlackBerry Torch! Source: Facebook

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Newer reports again suggesting the BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps

Although the topic of Android apps being able to run on the Blackberry PlayBook (or QNX in general) isn't exactly new news, Bloomberg today posted some new details about what they have been hearing about the happenings at Research In Motion. According to the article, Research In Motion has allegedly changed their minds about using the Dalvik Virtual Machine on the Blackberry PlayBook based on...

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Press Release: EA's Need for Speed and Tetris Coming to BlackBerry PlayBook at Launch

Update: We reached out to RIM and it does look like these will both be full versions. Tetris will be pre-installed and a "lite" version of Need For Speed will be installed with the full version downloading when you have Wifi coverage.  I was wondering what games we would see come preloaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook at launch. While I was sort of hoping for a souped up version of...

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