In our "What's on A CrackBerry BlackBerry" article, Xobni was insanely popular among the staff here. And with good reason as well. If you all listen to the CrackBerry podcast you've likely heard Adam profess his love for that many times as well but also, heard him mention of a few bugs that still remain. No worries though, Xobni has sent out their latest beta version to some of the original beta testing using and it has looked at and improved upon many users feedback. Some of the changes and additions are as follows:
- Performance improvements for BlackBerrry local data integration
- Performance improvements for scrolling in the search results
- Better integration with Blackberry Address book
- Trials and gift code activation
- Phone number source and email snippet from Xobni One/Outlook
- Xobni one status dialog
- LinkedIn “Sign-in” integration for additional data access (in Options)
The update is said to be rolling out to the masses as soon as enough feedback has been generated from the beta testers. So far, in my using the application I can say it seems faster to access data and appears to have adjusted some of the slight lag seen when using the applicatiion. All in all, it was never really bothersome anyway in my opinion but, it does seem to of have been corrected with this release.
A new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard will arrive in 2021
A new joint announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile lays out the plans for a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard to be brought to market in North America, and Europe within the first half of 2021.