Monthly Archive for August, 2010Page 4 of 25

Have a BlackBerry Torch? Get Some Cool Apps for It

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The BlackBerry Torch has been out for some time now and it’s a pretty cool device. The combination of a touchscreen, keyboard and trackpad makes for some quality app interaction. There are around 277 apps right now in the BlackBerryCool Store that are both free and paid, and compatible with BlackBerry 6 and the Torch.

The list of Torch apps available for your device include everything from social networking, to navigation, to financial planning tools. There is a new landing page for Torch apps so check it out and see what you like.

Check out the Torch apps landing page for your desktop.
Check out the Torch apps landing page for your mobile.

Read our review of the BlackBerry Torch.

Verizon End of Life Document Shows 9550 and 8530 Ending Fall 2010

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A leaked Verizon End of Life document shows the various Verizon BlackBerrys and when they’re marked for death. The BlackBerry Storm2 and Curve 8530 are next on the list and will be terminated as of the Fall of 2010. The exact dates are October 10th for the Storm2 and September 16th for the 8530. Generally, it looks like BlackBerrys are targeted at having about a year long shelf life, since the Bold 9650 is targeted as having an End of Life around March 31st, 2010.

BlackBerry 6 Update for Bell Devices Not Coming Until 2011

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How lame is this? A leaked document shows that BlackBerry 6 won’t be available for Bell OS 6 ready devices until 2011. Users are eagerly awaiting the Bold 9700, BlackBerry Pearl 3G and the Curve 3G from Bell to upgrade with BlackBerry 6 and it looks like they’re going to have to wait until hell freezes over to get the update. Other than the Torch, which should launch early October, it’s not clear when these BlackBerry 6-ready devices are expected to launch, but 2011 seems a long ways away. Too bad, so sad, your dad.

RIM to Host Industry Forum in India to Highlight Sensible Security Debate

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India is sticking to its August 31st deadline for RIM to come up with a way for the government to get access to encrypted BlackBerry email. The deadline is fast approaching but there isn’t much RIM can do because as they have stated many times before: there is no master key to decrypt BlackBerry email. That would defeat the entire purpose of encryption.

In an effort to calm the situation, RIM has offered to lead an industry forum in India focused on supporting the lawful access needs of law enforcement agencies, while preserving the legitimate information security needs of corporations and other organizations in India.
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WordPress for BlackBerry Updated with Bug Fixes and Better VideoPress Integration

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WordPress for BlackBerry has been recently updated to version 1.4.1 and while there aren’t any big feature additions, there are a lot of bug fixes and some performance improvements to make the app just a little bit better. Here are some of the changes you can expect in version 1.4.1:
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RIM Announces the BlackBerry Curve 3G in Thailand

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The BlackBerry Curve 3G is coming to Thailand and in the press release, RIM says it’s “BlackBerry 6 ready”. This could mean either it ships with 6 or they’re just saying it can be upgraded when BlackBerry 6 is available. The Curve 3G from Telus ships with OS 5 so it’s more likely that the latter is true.

The new BlackBerry Curve 3G is expected to be available in Thailand in September.