Rogers and RIM Planned BlackBerry Outage on January 17th at 2AM

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Dataoutages.com are reporting that Rogers and RIM have a planned outage on January 17th between 2AM and 6AM EDT. The outage will affect both BIS and BES systems and while some users have received emails saying the outage will only last 10 minutes, I personally have never heard of an outage being that short. I don’t think users will mind this outage so much as it’s planned, but at the same time it’s frustrating for them to be planning outages so soon after their consecutive unplanned outages. At least most of us will sleep through it.

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Chalk Media Rebrand and Update Mobile Chalkboard as Chalk Pushcast

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Chalk Media, the company acquired by RIM that specializes in mobile video services, today announced Chalk Pushcast Software 5.4. This is the latest and newly branded version of Mobile Chalkboard, which is a tool for delivering audio and video to BlackBerry devices, most often for training purposes.

Chalk’s Pushcast Software 5.4 features a new UI, deeper integration with BES, SSL security for web access, and support for OS 5.

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foursquare BlackBerry Launcher Helps Until App Launch

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I’ve only recently really got into foursquare and I wanted to gives a big thanks to @davbak in the CB forums who built a BlackBerry Launcher for the mobile foursquare site m.foursquare.com. While the foursquare BlackBerry app is in development and on it’s way, this has helped me a lot in the meantime. The launcher is available for OS 4.2 or higher.

Download the foursquare launcher OTA from http://j.mp/1LrCoA

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BlackBerry Storm 9500 Becomes Part of the Royal Collection

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The Telegraph put out an article about some of the gifts the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall received last year and among them were 2 BlackBerry Storm 9500s.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty presented the Prince and Duchess with a pair of matching Storms but it hasn’t been confirmed if the gifts are being put to use.

Official gifts can be worn and used, but are not considered personal property.They cannot be sold or exchanged and eventually become part of the Royal Collection, which is held in trust by the Queen for her successors and the nation.

Of all the devices to make it into the Royal Collection, it had to be the Storm. I’m just glad it wasn’t a Pearl Flip.

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BerrySki Launch BerrySki for European Ski Resorts

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BerrySki have let us know that they have launched a new version - BerrySki for European Ski Resorts. The app has 460+ ski resorts and details of each run. The app also supports resort complex sets that allow skiers to ski across multiple ski resorts within a complex. The resort sets include 4 Vallees, Davos-Klosters, Domaine Evasion Mont-Blanc, Espace Killy, Ki-West/Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, Paradiski, Portes du Soleil, Trois Vallees, Via Lattea, Zermatt/Cervinia.
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BerryWeather Release Free Weather App for BlackBerry BeWeather

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BerryWeather now have a free version available on BlackBerry App World. The free version, called BeWeather, gives you instant access to current weather conditions plus a 5-day forecast for locations worldwide. With BeWeather, you can keep data for up to 3 locations at the same time, and switch between them with the the trackball/trackpad.

The full version of BeWeather, BerryWeather, is still a favorite in the BlackBerry Cool store. It has a ton of features including animated radar maps as well as more forecasting tools.

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CatBerry: The BlackBerry for Cats

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We’ve been posting a lot of fluff news lately so why not top it off with a ridiculous video. A revolutionary new product - CatBerry, the BlackBerry for Cats. Performed by Bleak! Comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Some swearing and all around hilarious.

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Sirius XM Radio Coming to BlackBerry in January

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Go a tip from Miguel at LaBlackBerry that Sirius XM Radio is rumored to be releasing an app for BlackBerry within the coming weeks.

The app will be much like the iPhone version, and for the initial launch, Sirius XM for BlackBerry be be available for the following handsets:

BlackBerry Storm 9530
BlackBerry Storm2 9550
BlackBerry Bold 9000 and 9700
BlackBerry Tour 9630
BlackBerry Curve 8900, 8520 and 8530
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How To Upgrade Your BlackBerry OS Software 2010 Version

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Since Simon first published How To Upgrade Your BlackBerry OS, there have been a ton of updates and questions from BlackBerry Cool readers, so I thought it would be good to republish with new tips and put everything on a single page.
Get started with your BlackBerry software upgrade behind the jump!

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About the BlackBerry FDN Phone List Feature

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I was going through my BlackBerry settings today and I stumbled on a feature I’ve never used before called FDN Phone List (Fixed Dialing Number), located in Options > Phone Options > FDN Phone List.

The feature is an outgoing call blocking service native to your device. This seems like a useful feature for parents or companies that want to restrict the outgoing calls to either protect their kids, or keep bills under control.

To use the FDN Phone List feature, enable it by entering your PIN2 code. You have to call your service provider and get your code and once entered, you can add names and numbers to the list. Be careful though, you only have 5 attempts to get the code right and if you exceed this number, your device will lock and you’ll have to call your service provider again to get the master key. Hope this is of use to a BlackBerry user out there.

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