Monthly Archive for July, 2010Page 2 of 22

RIM Purchases the BlackPad.com Domain in Anticipation of Tablet?

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The domain BlackPad.com has been registered by RIM and it looks like it could be a precursor to the launch of a BlackBerry tablet. We have heard the tablet could be named the Cobalt but maybe this means BlackPad is the final name.

It should be noted that RIM owns 4,280 other domains and a domain purchase isn’t necessarily proof of anything. Research in Motion also has registered BlackBerryPorn.com but that doesn’t mean they’re getting in the porno business.

All BerryGoodThemes Are $1 Until End of July 2010

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BerryGoodThemes let us know that they’re having a great sale right now for the month of July. From now until the end of the month, all BerryGoodThemes are on sale at $1 each – that’s 75% off!. The company has some cool themes that are definitely worth checking out including a Super Mario Bros theme.

Check out all of the BerryGoodThemes in our store and search for some great deals.

Music WitMe Updated with More Support for iTunes Playlists

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Today ParkVu is announcing updates to Music WithMe, the BlackBerry app that lets you wirelessly sync your iTunes playlists with your BlackBerry. Tracks are downloaded via cellular network or Wi-Fi, stored on the media card and played from the BlackBerry’s own media player. On a side note, since its launch a month ago, Music WithMe has processed over 1,000,000 iTunes tracks.

Music WithMe new features include:

  • Support for iTunes playlist folders – sync your playlist folder on your BlackBerry and any subsequently added playlists to the folder are automatically synced to the device
  • New playlist info – In playlist screen, select ‘playlist info’ to view the number of tracks in the playlist that can be played, the number of unsupported tracks due to format or DRM protection as well as the number of tracks in the cloud, tracks needed from iTunes and tracks that can’t be found
  • Support for network attached storage/media servers

Check out Music WithMe in App World for more information.

Proof That the BlackBerry Bold 9650 Can Run OS 6

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We keep hearing that 512MB of RAM is the minimum requirement for OS 6 and while this hasn’t been confirmed by RIM, it’s good to know that devices such as the BlackBerry Bold 9650 will also be getting BlackBerry 6. It’s very possible that the OS 6 rollout could be like when OS 5 was released. We could probably expect a similar lineup of devices and backwards compatibility.

BlackBerry Pearl 3G Launches in Indonesia

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We have talked a lot about RIM’s presence in Indonesia and the success of BlackBerry in Southeast Asia. The powerful and professional BlackBerry brand goes a long way when selling young Indonesians on the smartphone. Also, in Southeast Asia, smartphones are an effective means of getting Internet connectivity where land lines are difficult to implement.

Today RIM announced the BlackBerry Pearl 3G launch in Indonesia. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of price or carrier availability, but these announcements should be coming shortly.

Until then, read our review of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G.

Exceed 160 Character SMS Limit with Beyond160 – Updated With OS 5 Support

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Up until fairly recently users have been asking us where to get an app that allows someone running OS 5 to send more than the CDMA defined 160 characters in an SMS. Beyond160 has been a great app for allowing users to do this but it was not available for OS 5 devices – until now. Beyond160 lets users on Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, US Cellular, Bell, Telus etc. exceed their 160 or 140 character SMS limit. When your SMS field is full, simply hit Menu>Go Beyond160 and you can continue typing as long as you like. This app also lets you send to multiple recipients or groups you’ve created.

Check out Beyond160 in the store as it comes with a fully functional 14-day trial.

[Thanks for the tip Tom!]