Monthly Archive for September, 2010Page 3 of 21

AT&T Introduces the BlackBerry Curve 3G and the Pearl 3G


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AT&T has expanded its BlackBerry offerings with the introduction of two 3G BlackBerry devices, the BlackBerry Curve 3G and BlackBerry Pearl 3G.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G will be available in stores and online for $99.99 (no rebate required) before the holidays. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G (model 9100) will be available for $149.99 (no rebate required) beginning October 17.

For reference, a press release detailing the introduction of these devices can be found here.

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RIM Confirms BlackBerry App World Getting Desktop Commerce


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In an interview with Martyn Mallick, Sr. Director, Business Development and Strategic Alliances, we got confirmation that App World for desktop will be getting commerce. This isn’t necessarily big news because we’ve always assumed that this was part of App World’s roadmap, but it’s nice to get confirmation from RIM on the upcoming feature. The feature was also confirmed in an App World session here at DevCon, where we learned that the service will use your BlackBerry ID and will even be able to leverage carrier billing from the desktop. With this new feature, users will be able to buy and download apps and they won’t even need a data plan. All they’ll have to do is purchase and side-load.

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BoxTone Unveils Mobile Analytics Platform for BlackBerry



Mobile service management software maker BoxTone announced new software at DevCon2010 to help developers swiftly debug and support BlackBerry Applications. Dubbed the BoxTone Mobile Analytics Platform, the platform will help BlackBerry developers by providing an on-demand web-based mobile analytics dashboard.

The dashboard simplifies application profiling and provides over the air diagnostic and troubleshooting. This allows developers to organize and optimize their mobile application lifecycle from development, to testing, through to deployment, operations and aids in support.
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Dan Dodge, Co-Creator of QNX Talks PlayBook and the QNX OS


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Director of developer relations Mike Kirkup interviewed Dan Dodge, co-creator of the QNX for Inside BlackBerry, RIM’s official BlackBerry Blog. The interview is a run down of the BlackBerry Playbook hardware and software capabilities. The interview is worth checking out as Dodge goes over the basics of the software architecture, the BlackBerry PlayBook’s hardware capabilities, as well as what to expect as a developer looking to develop applications for this new and exciting platform.

If you’re interested in receiving info about the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook software developer kit, register with RIM for an email update.

Read the full interview over at Inside BlackBerry.

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Magmic Launches Propaganda Theme with Rotating Wallpaper and Transitions



Magmic has recently launched the Propaganda theme and it has some cool transitions and wallpaper effects. Each homescreen icon has its own wallpaper that changes as you cycle over the icons. There are 5 different wallpapers to choose from and they’re selectable right from the homescreen. Viva La Revolución!

Check out the Propaganda theme in Bplay.

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