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BlackBerry Partners Fund announces regional selections in the “Super Apps” developer challenge

BlackBerry Super App Challenge

The BlackBerry Partners Fund has selected the regional winners of the 2010 BlackBerry Super Apps Challenge. This years challenge brought forth hundreds of applications and has now been broken down for everyone to view.

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BoxTone announces Mobile Analytics Platform

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Today at the BlackBerry Developers BoxTone announced a new product to accompany their growing product line. It's called Mobile Analytics Platform and it's an enterprise tool to assist companies develop and support BlackBerry smartphone applications in less time and maintaining a high quality experience for the end user.

The smartphone application world which started off with consumer focused like Twitter and Facebook and have now evolved into enterprise focused, in many cases they've become mission critical. The management of these apps to ensure the application and the core BlackBerry smartphone experience needs to be protected.

Mobile Analytics Platform (MAP) a does just that and they are inviting developers to join the beta program now. 

Press Release

BoxTone Unveils New Mobile Analytics Platform at BlackBerry DEVCON 2010  

BlackBerry DEVCON 2010 - San Francisco, CA - September 28, 2010 - BoxTone®, the leading provider of proactive Mobile Service Management (MSM) software solutions, yesterday announced new software to help enterprises develop and support BlackBerry® smartphone applications faster, while ensuring the high quality experience that mobile users demand.

Unveiled by BoxTone CEO Alan Snyder at BlackBerry DEVCON 2010, the BoxTone Mobile Analytics Platform (MAP) combines a Mobile Analytics DevKit of application instrumentation tools with a web-based Mobile Analytics Dashboard to simplify and optimize the mobile application lifecycle from development to deployment, operations and support.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Hands-On Video!


Full Live BlackBerry PlayBook Announcement Video!


BlackBerry PlayBook announced!


Watch the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet preview video!

Wow Wow Wow Wow Wow. This is purely awesome. Seriously, we've been talking about the QNX OS and BlackBerry tablet rumors for months now, yet somehow I wasn't convinced we'd actually get to see the tablet get announced at BlackBerry DevCon this year.  But wow, did it get announced, and WOW.. is it frack'n awesome. The BlackBerry PlayBook is the OS and the type of product we've been wanting to see from Research In Motion for a long time now.  And it looks like it's going to deliver. An operating system that delivers EVERYTHING... awesome web, gaming, video experience. Awesome hardware specs. It doesn't sacrifice the BlackBerry enterprise heritage. The future of BlackBerry looks promising once again!

Key features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook include:

  • 7" LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Memory: 16GB, 32GB and 64GBB versions to be available
  • 5300mAh battery
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • HDMI video output
  • Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
  • Ultra thin and portable:
    • Measures 5.1"x7.6"x0.4" (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
    • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
  • Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets.

* RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

Watch the video preview above and check out the full press release below. You can also visit for more info.  Excited yet? How about that name PlayBook? I'm LOVING it. Drop us a comment with your thoughts or talk about in our BlackBerry PlayBook forum.