Monthly Archive for June, 2010Page 4 of 21

US Cellular Confirms BlackBerry Clamshell 9670 and Bold 9650

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US Cellular has confirmed by press release that they will be offering the BlackBerry Bold 9650 in early August and a “BlackBerry flip smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard”. The 9670 looked pretty ugly when pictures first surfaced but the more we see of this device, the better it looks. It looks like Verizon will be the first to offer the device with US Cellular next. There are many Pearl Flip users out there who are looking forward to this upgrade.

Research in Motion 1st Quarter Fiscal 2011 Conference Call Summary

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We’re now into the 2nd quarter of RIM’s fiscal year 2011 and today RIM hosted a conference call summarizing the first quarter as well as a little insight into what to expect in the next. As with every conference call, RIM made it clear that growth opportunities for the company are primarily focused in international markets, as well as converting feature phone users to smartphone users. It would be a real shame to see RIM become a company focused on making smartphones with low ASPs. A race to the bottom would probably mean selling more devices in the short term, but they would lose a lot of respect from the hardcore smartphone users who need innovative devices that cost a lot.
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More Pictures of the AT&T BlackBerry Bold Slider 9800

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The BlackBerry Torch aka the BlackBerry Slider 9800 looks progressively better each time it’s pictured online. The latest pictures show just about every nook and cranny of the device and it looks great. The device will probably launch this summer on AT&T and users who pick one up will get a first taste of BlackBerry OS 6. More pictures after the jump.
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Theme Studio Updated with Pearl 9100 and Bold 9650 Support

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The updated Theme Studio is now available with support for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 and the BlackBerry Bold 9650. There doesn’t seem to be anything else new other than device support in BlackBerry Theme Studio Serve Pack 1. Ideally, the Theme Studio team would be much more active considering they represent such a large percentage of App World content. RIM could be investing money in giving theme developers more wallpapers, icon sets and animations to work with.

Download BlackBerry Theme Studio v5.0.

Also, be sure to check out our article on how to create a basic animated theme.
Dev Blog also has some tips on using Adobe Photoshop to build your themes.

BlackBerry Shield Features and Images Leaked

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BlackBerry Shield is an interesting program that will be really beneficial to BlackBerry users everywhere. The service is centered around helping users find their lost or stolen devices. This sort of service is available to enterprise users through companies such as Zenprise, as well as it’s already available to consumers through companies such as SmrtGuard. Actually, it’s sort of strange how incredibly similar BlackBerry Shield and SmrtGuard are. Hit up after the jump for more features and images.
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Snaptu Live Football Scores with Social Network Integration

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We have seen a lot of World Cup apps and it’s worth mentioning Snaptu as well. Snaptu is a free app that includes Facebook, Twitter, games, weather and around 30 other features. The most relevant feature is of course the Live Football Scores service that lets you check live scores, news and updates.

Download Snaptu from snaptu.com or point your browser to m.snaptu.com.