CrackBerry Podcast 075: BBM Music, BlackBerry Curve 9360 Review, Torch 9860/9850 Take 2 Review and more!

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By Kevin Michaluk on 1 Sep 2011 07:42 pm EDT

CrackBerry Podcast

Time to kick back and listen to another CrackBerry Podcast! Episode 075 is a GOOD ONE with special guest Matt Miller joining us on the show.  We talk about Matt's new BlackBerry PlayBook Companion book and some of the articles he's been writing of late professing his new found love for BlackBerry (yep, he scrapped his Droid Charge the way awesomer Bold 9930).

We cover a lot of topics on this one, including a lengthy discussion on BBM Music, and we talk about Joseph's second take review of the BlackBerry Torch 9850/99860 as well as Bla1ze's review of the Curve 9360. We get into my rant about BlackBerry ID, our AT&T Petition for the Bold 9900 (seriously, we're going to Picket on September 17th if it's not out yet!) as well as a bunch of other stuff. It's a good one. Be sure to listen in. You can find topic times below.

CrackBerry Podcast 075

BBM Music 8:00
BlackBerry OS7 Smartphones 32:09
Joseph's Take 2 Review 34:57
BlackBerry ID 38:28
9360 Review 43:20
AT&T 54:00
Picket AT&T! 54:00
Mike Kirkup leaves RIM 1:01:30
Where to Find Us 1:10:34
Outtake 1:15:20 

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CrackBerry Podcast 075: BBM Music, BlackBerry Curve 9360 Review, Torch 9860/9850 Take 2 Review and more!


BBM music sounds awesome. Imagine yourself walking down the street listening to music, and you spot someone with a BlackBerry (maybe a hottie? :p )... just ask,"are you on bbm music?"... swap your bbid's... done. 50+ more songs and the bbid for a date next Saturday.

Hi @gord888,

Alex from RIM here. Well, that wasn't our intent, but knock yourself out! ;-)

In all seriousness, discovering new friends (maybe through BBM-enabled Wikitude) and discovering and sharing new music is a huge reason why BBM Music is so cool. You could even customize your own playlist with a few of your new friend’s fave tunes. If you want to read up more on BBM Music, check this out when you have a chance:

Alex, RIM Social Media Team

That's a great idea.
I usually stalk on wikitude. It's easier ;-)

Kevin ....I love the idea about picketing infront of AT & T stores. It makes for FREE news, and will probably get a lot of attention. Would you imagine 70 million devoted BB fans putting the boots to AT & T. We can get our own gang going. Better yet, how about we call AT & T on the same day at the same time, and tie up all their phone lines ..... you know ask questions like, "When you getting BB's in, how much ... yadda yadda yadda. With 70 million people tying up their phone lines, they won't be able to get any NEW business. Within 30 days of non stop calls, they go bankrupt. Sound good?

Either they get the BOLD 9900 in, or we run them into Chapter 11?
The EMPIRE strikes back in a big way !!!!

Talking about the key board on the torch, why dont you just use the free dragon naturally speaking app and dictate your emails if you are sending a lot of emails every day?

Your point about qnx being based in Ottawa being an issue for Rim with regards to how things get built up overlooks the fairly obvious point that development work is done all over the world these days, one obvious example would be that former Nokia place in Germany they took over a few years ago.