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By Michelle Haag on 19 Jul 2011 09:42 pm EDT
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We had an interesting start to the week, with the PlayBook OS update not going exactly as most had planned. However, there are plenty of other interesting things up this week, like the contest to send a lucky developer to represent CrackBerry at the upcoming Hackathon! It you have already checked out the latest news and rumors in the blogs then head on over to the CrackBerry forums and see what's up with your fellow CrackBerry addicts. Below is a sample of some interesting threads you won't want to miss.

Found an interesting article you want to share with CrackBerry Nation? Have a burning question about that feature you just can't figure out? There is ALWAYS more happening just a click away in the forums. You can always head over and join in the conversation, search for answers, or lend your expertise to other members of our community. If you aren't already, take a moment to get registered in the CrackBerry forums today!

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herrbremerhaven

Through the Financial Times Alphaville, I just read a great article link about the mobile market.

http://ultimibarbarorum.com/2011/07/19/no-second-chances/

While it states a bit of the obvious that no one platform can really dominate, a bit unlike the computer world use to be, it does point out a few other ideas. The one that really struck me was the idea of the "killer app". Applications (apps) don't exist simply to generate revenues, they are really there to push hardware sales, which is the real profit centre.

CrackBerry had an app wishlist before for the PlayBook, but how about doing an updated one for OS 7 phones, or even the QNX Superphone? Right now the "must have" for some people is Angry Birds, but maybe there is something else that people will really want to use. If RiM can find the next killer app, not necessarily a game, and make it available on BlackBerry phones, then they create desire. BBM is cool, but so few people I know use it that it has become useless on my 9650. So what could be the next "killer app"?