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Fast on-board Wi-Fi is in the works for European flights

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Flights within Europe are to be equipped with tech to provide passengers with fast internet connectivity. A joint venture between UK-based Inmarsat and operator Deutsche Telekom could well make flying that much more enjoyable with access to the outside world. The companies have announced a new framework that combines LTE and satellite networks to deliver high-speed internet called the European Aviation Network.

WiFi Network Priority on BlackBerry PlayBook not necessarily the same as on BlackBerry Smartphone - potential security bug?

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PlayBook Wifi Secure?

Last week we posted an article how the PlayBook automatically transfers your saved Wi-Fi networks from your BlackBerry the first time it Bridges.  I first noticed this when I got my PlayBook home and saw it attached to my Guest 'g' Network by itself.  My first thought was "WOW how cool is this!!"  I hit up come colleagues on BBM and had them check their saved Wi-Fi networks and we noticed that all our saved Wi-Fi networks from our BlackBerry Smartphone's had copied over to the PlayBook.

Wait, is this good or bad?

BlackBerry First Steps: How to Setup Wi-Fi on OS6

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BlackBerry First Steps: How to Setup Wi-Fi on OS6

Every day, thousands will pick up a new BlackBerry. For a good many of them, this will be their first BlackBerry; maybe even their first smartphone. We've all had that first day; poking and prodding a new BlackBerry, trying to figure out how it works. This series aims to make that process a bit easier. 

Do you experience "blind spots" (no internet, email, or BBM) on your carrier? Are you having problems choosing the right data plan for your device? Is 3G just not enough G's for you? Have no fear; your Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry is here. Wireless internet technology is a wonderful thing for users to take advantage of. It offers faster speeds, bypasses your data plan, and - with certain carriers - allows you to make unlimited phone calls (e.g., T-Mobile UMA). Thanks to coffee shops; airports; hotels; restaurants; and cable companies, Wi-Fi is everywhere. It's easy to enjoy the speed of Wi-Fi; click past the jump for step by step instructions.

Quick Tip – How to turn off data services

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BlackBerry 101 

Hey folks, remember those cell phone bill shock commercials? You know, the ones where customers would faint, break furniture, or scream when finding a bill with extremely high charges. Those of you who travel internationally have probably felt the sticker shock from a large bill or two. Even those with international data and voice packages still pay higher rates than usual. When traveling internationally, you can can expect to see additional charges on your bill. You'll use data "minutes" when you use the browser, send and receieve PIN; MMS messages; and email, or use an application that accesses the internet. Be sure sure to stand near something soft and cushiony when that international data bill comes in the mail.As a bonus, using the Manage Connections menu is a quick and easy way to turn off your radios during flight operations (a.k.a. Airplane Mode).

A look back at things we were told the BlackBerry "will never have"

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Not on BlackBerry

I have fond memories of all the BlackBerry devices I've used over the years.  Back in the summer of 1998 my first RIM device was called the 'interactive messenger' -- it was similar to the BlackBerry device but had a couple of interesting features that were quite popular; "text-to-voice" and "text-to-fax" allowing you to compose a message and have it delivered by fax or by Stephen Hawking via phone.

As with any product that exists the people are never content with what they have and always want more, and I am certainly no exception.  Last week I was having drinks with a friend and was showing off my BlackBerry Torch and all it's BB6 goodness, and I started thinking about how far RIM has come in the BlackBerry world.

SmartWiFi now 50% off - 25 copies to be won

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