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BlackBerry Maps Adds 34 More Countries and Points of Interest

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BlackBerry Maps has been extended to 34 new countries including Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, New Zealand, The Philippines and Taiwan. There are still a few regions such as North Africa, the Middle East and East Asia, and Western Latin America that are not covered but I’m sure we’ll see announcements about coverage in these areas soon enough.
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BlackBerry Style 9670 Review: The First Clamshell, Full QWERTY BlackBerry

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The BlackBerry Style is official and has launched on most carriers for $99.99 on a 2 year contract (after a mail-in rebate). With TELUS, the Style will be $49.99 on a three year contract. The Style comes in steel gray and royal purple, as well as the standard black and features BlackBerry 6 out of the box.

The Style is an interesting form factor that has been hugely popular over the years but isn’t necessarily a modern trend. When you look at the devices that are gaining a lot of steam and popularity, a clamshell form factor doesn’t come to mind. Still, you can’t deny the prevalence of these devices and if anyone is going to do it at a good price point and modern design, it’s RIM. I’ve been using the device for about a month now, so lets take a deep look at this device, and see what it’s like. Hit the jump for the full review.
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BlackBerry PlayBook Pricing Revealed? 8GB, 16GB and 32GB Models

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It may be a little early to accurately predict or have concrete information about PlayBook pricing but the source was one of the first to get their hands on the PlayBook. Rumor has it that there will be 3 models of the PlayBook (8GB, 16GB and 32GB) and they’ll be available at following prices:

8GB: $399
16GB: $499
32GB: $599
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Does SignalBooster by S4BB Actually Work? Almost Certainly Not.

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SignalBooster by S4BB is the latest app to come from the company and it’s highly suspect. Not too long ago, we had a similar issue with an app called NetworkACC – Mobile Network Accelerator that claimed to boost the speed of your network. A while back we wrote an article breaking down exactly what a third party BlackBerry app can do, and did a great job of proving that NetworkACC’s claims are simply not possible. By using the same facts provided in this article, we would have to say that SignalBooster is also lying about their ability to boost your signal. The fact is that third parties simply don’t have access to a radio layer of code.
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PlayBook Featured in the Latest Black Eyed Peas Video

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PlayBook featured in the Black Eyed Peas video if you can bare to watch it.

There isn’t much being shown of the PlayBook in the latest BEP video, just Will.i.Am walking around looking through the camera as per the photo above. As usual, RIM’s marketing team for some reason absolutely adores Will.i.Am and they had to give him early access to the PlayBook for his video. Do you think it was a working model or just a prop for filming? If you really want to kill a few minutes, the video is after the jump.
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ThinPrint Launches .print Personal Printing Through QR Barcodes

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ThinPrint has launched a new service called .print Printing Essentials that allows secure printing with user authentication through a BlackBerry and QR Barcodes. Features of the service include:

  • ThinPrint ensures that only an authorized user can collect the print job
  • Users identify themselves at the printer via scanning the QR barcode on their BlackBerry
  • Print jobs are safely stored on the server until the user decides to pick up the print job at any printer
  • The solution is secure and reduces paper and toner use

More details available from the ThinPrint site.