Monthly Archive for September, 2010Page 2 of 21

Rogers Launches BlackBerry Torch for $199.99 on 3 Year Term

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Rogers has announced that the BlackBerry Torch is available for $199.99 on a three year term. This seems relatively expensive considering Amazon is offering the device for $99.99 on a 2 year service agreement. It might be best to purchase the device from somewhere else, unlock it and throw it on the Rogers network.

More information available on the Rogers RedBoard.

Radical Draw Extends Support to Select Trackpad and Trackball Devices

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Radical Draw is a drawing app for the BlackBerry that allows you to edit your BlackBerry photos, or any other image that finds it’s way on to your device. It has been updated to support trackball and trackpad devices that have a 480×360 resolution, specifically the Bold 9650 and 9700, Curve 8900 and the Tour 9630.

This is one of the first drawing/painting apps for the Blackberry, originally only available for Storm devices; this broader compatibility will expose the application to so many more users.

Developed by Radical Photography and Graphic Arts, Radical Draw has also been updated with a few new features including:

  • A function for lines with arrow heads
  • More clip art.
  • Changed the appearance of the “pressed” buttons.
  • Added more Menu Key items
  • We now save line weight, text size, and arrow size between applications sessions.

Buy Radical Draw for $7.99 at the BlackBerryCool Store

BlackBerry Developer Conference 2010 SWAG Report

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AT&T are giving away free BlackBerry Torch’s for app ideas

We’re here at the BlackBerry DevCon and checking out the booths and SWAG. If you don’t know, SWAG is an acronym that stands for Stuff We All Get. It’s always fun to see what companies are giving out so we thought we’d put together a little roundup of the free junk that companies give away.
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RIM Releases Java Plug-In for Eclipse on Mac OS X

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Yesterday, RIM released a Java plug-in for Eclipse for Mac OS X enabling developers to develop Java apps for the BlackBerry on a Mac. BlackBerry Java development on the Macintosh has been absent and developers have been asking for a solution for a long time.

The initial beta will focus on Java development for BlackBerry 6 with a tethered device debugging on the BlackBerry Torch: no simulator required.

Eclipse is a free java-based open source software development environment mostly based on plug-ins. With the exception of a small run-time kernel, all of Eclipse’s functionality relies on plug-ins. This beta has all the features of the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse v1.1.2 including the ability to package a single app project for multiple BlackBerry devices. It also supports Eclipse project artifacts and folder structures.
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SmrtGuard Announces Personal Guardian Panic Button App

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SmrtGuard has announced a new app called Personal Guardian. The app is a panic button that one-push panic button that silently triggers an emergency call, email, SMS text, or Twitter message with your GPS location information. The app comes with a web portal that allows you to customize emergency alert messages, contact information and recipients, and track the location of your phone. Once the Personal Guardian panic button is activated, the app automatically and silently initiates real-time location tracking and sends a custom emergency message to preconfigured contacts and communication channels including:

  • Dial 911 or other number of your choice.
  • Twitter message with location to your Twitter stream.
  • Email with your custom message and current location information.
  • SMS text message with your current location information.

More information available from SmrtGuard.

Scotiabank Night Navigator App Available for Nuit Blanche Toronto

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The 2nd edition of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Night Navigator App is now available to Blackberry and utilizes GPS to help users navigate the event, find the closest projects, vote for Scotiabank People’s Choice, join the conversation and view or upload event photos in real-time. Features of the app include:

  • Scan complete project details and public transit routes
  • Locate the most active and closest projects
  • Recommend your favorites with a “thumbs up”
  • Find out which projects are creating a buzz
  • Share Your Night and send real-time photos and comments
  • View the photo gallery submissions
  • Access My Night, your personal itinerary planner
  • Vote for Scotiabank People’s Choice

Download the app OTA from scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/nightnavigator/bb.