Monthly Archive for November, 2009

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Service Pack 1 released

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RIM have released Service Pack 1 for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino. While BES 5.0 was an exciting launch back at WES 2009, many of the enterprise users we spoke to said they would wait for SP1 before buying, because they wanted to make sure RIM had gone through the first wave of feedback and bugs.

New to BES 5.0 with Service Pack 1 includes:

  • BlackBerry device dashboard – Use the device dashboard to access the BlackBerry Monitoring Service which is now mobile friendly.
  • Enhancements to the BlackBerry Administration Service – You can better manage user accounts, navigate search results and you can view user account info when add and manage apps.
  • Enhancements to the BlackBerry Monitoring Service homepage – The homepage has been enhanced so you can view performance data and user statistics, graphs, messaging server mappings and overview info for BES components that are associated with all BES instances that the BMS monitors.
  • Enhancements to the calendar sync process – You can now run a calendar sync process on a BES instance to find and correct differences between the calendar entries on the device and the desktop.
  • More language support – BES is now available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
  • Support for importing WiFi profiles and VPN profiles from a .CSV file – You can add, delete, or update the WiFi profiles and VPN prfiles that you assign to user accounts by importing a .csv file.
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Click here to download the full release notes for BES for Microsoft Exchange.

Click here to download the full release notes for BES for IBM Lotus Domino.

SMobile Systems launch Net Nanny for BlackBerry

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SMobile Systems and Net Nanny have partnered to bring the Net Nanny solution to BlackBerry. Net Nanny Mobile gives parents the ability to protect their kids and family from misconduct, exploitation, unwanted communications, sexting, loss and theft, cyber bullying, malware and online predators.

Features include:

Monitoring

  • View the content of Email, SMS and MMS messages on the phone.
  • View all pictures taken, sent and received by the device.
  • View logs of all voice conversations.
  • View the complete address book and all applications installed on the phone.
  • View phone location 24/7.

Security

  • GPS tracking using Google Maps.
  • Remote device backup, lock, wipe and restore.
  • Anti-virus and Anti-Malware scanning.
  • Communication Control features for filtering of calls and text messages.
  • Net Nanny Mobile is available now on an annual subscription of $29.99 for the first phone and $14.99 for each additional phone. Existing Net Nanny users with a valid license can protect phones for $14.99 for each phone.

    Congratulations winners of the BlackBerry Alliance EMEA Innovation Awards

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    Over the Thanksgiving holidays RIM held the BlackBerry Alliance Program’s EMEA Innovations Awards. The awards are in their 2nd year and showcase companies innovating in the BlackBerry space. Congratulations to all the companies who won, and those participated.

    Life On BlackBerry

    Poynt took the award for Life On BlackBerry with their all-in-one local search service. If you’re looking for a good restaurant, movie to watch or just see what’s in your local area, Poynt is your app. Coming soon to Poynt are gas and weather updates.

    Entertainment On BlackBerry

    The 7Digital app took home the Entertainment On BlackBerry category with their DRM-free music service.

    Click through to see the rest of the winners

    More Cyber Monday deals including themes and Ringtone Expressions

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    I know, it’s getting a little overwhelming the number of posts about Cyber Monday deals, but you’re bound to find something great and grab it at a bargain price. Here are some more deals you might want to take advantage of:

    50% off Ringtone Expressions – The ultimate Ringtone maker for BlackBerry.
    Coupon Code: cybermonday-rte (Sale price $12.48- Regularly $24.95)

    20 free copies of Snowman Theme by TemasBlackBerry.
    Coupon Code: SNOWCOOL

    All JLDesigns themes are 30% off including Dimension Series, VerizonBerry Series, AT&T Berry Series, Zune HD Series, and more.
    No coupon code required.

    Happy shopping!

    Bplay 7 Days of Deals now offering 25% off all games and themes

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    Bplay has been running their 7 Days of Deals campaign and they’re on Day 6 which means 25% off all games and themes. To get advantage of this deal, use the coupon code HOLIDAY.

    Head on over to Bplay and see if any game or theme picks your fancy.

    Cyber Monday: 50% off 10 top-selling BlackBerry Apps

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    The Mobile Heist is back and for Cyber Monday we have 10 of the best-selling apps on sale for 50% off. There are no coupon codes required and the deal will run until 10PM PST tonight. What a week of deals this has been.

    TetherBerry – Access the Internet on your laptop through your BlackBerry’s data plan anywhere.
    Sale price $24.98 (regularly $49.95)

    BerryBuzz 2.1 – Customize your BlackBerry alert system to your hearts desire.
    Sale price $2.98 (regularly $5.95)

    Empower HTML Email Viewer Pro – View HTML emails on your Blackberry with images, colors, Smilies and more.
    Sale price $15.00 (regularly $29.99)
    Click through for more great deals from the Mobile Heist