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Xomad’s BBM Lounge Party for Mark Salling’s Record Release Party

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Xomad had another BBM Lounge party and if you’re confused about what these parties are about – you’re not alone. The parties are being help by Xomad who get money from RIM marketing to position BlackBerry and BBM as a nightlife brand in young Hollywood. The latest party coincided with Mark Salling’s record release party and featured hors d’oeuvres and themed cocktails like the BlackBerry Lemonade.

Does any other smartphone manufacturer sponsor parties like this? Does it even work? Marketing dollars can influence consumers but it’s generally on a much more massive scale. It’s hard to imagine that getting a group of minor celebrities together to awkwardly pose with a BlackBerry has any impact on perception of BBM or BlackBerry.

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Interchange Group Mobility Suite BlackBerry App Downloads

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The Interchange Group is a group of founding BlackBerry Alliance members that provide custom BlackBerry development and have some cool apps that we haven’t mentioned to date. The apps look a little outdated and probably only run on older devices, nonetheless they look useful. Their apps include:
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Bplay Halloween Special 20% Off All Games, Themes and Apps

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Bplay is having a Halloween Special where they’re giving 20% off all games, themes and apps. The offer expires at 11:59 PM EDT Sunday, October 31st, and does not apply to subscription products or ringtones. To take advantage of this deal, use the promo code “SPOOKY” at the checkout.

Nimbuzz Killing Skype Support as of October 31st

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Skype is requesting that Nimbuzz remove support for its 3rd party VoIP service. Effective October 31st, Nimbuzz will be killing support for the service. It’s a shame that the services are being canceled, as Nimbuzz has managed to accumulate 150 million downloads and serve 3.65 billion VoIP minutes last year. The cancellation raises some interesting questions about why the VoIP market on BlackBerry is so closed and why Skype has such a beef with people using their services. Isn’t 3.65 billion VoIP minutes a positive outcome?

Adobe AIR Apps Demoed on the BlackBerry PlayBook at Adobe MAX

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Mike Lazaridis, Co-CEO of RIM, and Kevin Lynch, CTO of Adobe, gave a pretty awesome demo of the BlackBerry PlayBook and Adobe AIR apps running on it. The demo also shows off some cool features such as the multitasking with HD video and Adobe AIR apps.

At the end of the video, there is some really awesome news as well. If you create an app for the PlayBook, and it’s accepted to be distributed through App World, you’re eligible for a free PlayBook. So get coding!

BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of October 18th

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Before we embark on another week of BlackBerry, here’s a roundup of news you may have missed from last week. The biggest news is that BlackBerry clamshell Style 9670 launched last week and we’ll have a review for you shortly. Other than that, we’ve got some cool PlayBook announcements for developers as well as a long list of awesome apps to try out. Hit the jump and check out the links.
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