Monthly Archive for August, 2011

5 New Premium Games By Digital Chocolate Now Available

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Digital Chocolate make some really impressive premium games for BlackBerry including 3D Rollercoaster Rush Jurassic 2 for BlackBerry 7 devices. Recently, the company has added over 5 new premium titles to the Bplay catalog and they’re definitely worth checking out. More after the jump.
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A Look at the Latest Smartphone Apps That Have Launched

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the cross-platform app roundup! This week I noticed a slight trend in the apps I chose for this roundup – they’re all (except the last one) rooted in past technologies. I’m all about paying homage to the classics, and these apps for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry are all great examples of that. So, let’s have a look at what’s hot on the other major platforms so that we might get an idea of what their audiences are looking for.
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New Salesforce HTML5 Site Expected to Work With BlackBerry 7 Devices

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Salesforce has announced that it will be launching a new version of salesforce.com that is redesigned to work with touch screens. The site touch.salesforce.com will use HTML5 and will allow you to access the site from any smartphone or tablet, including BlackBerry 7 smartphones (as seen in the screenshot after the break). Click through to keep reading.
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Payfirma Launches Virtual Credit Card Point of Sale App

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Mobile point of sale solutions are making some great headway these days, especially since Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey started Square and raised over $100 million. The latest BlackBerry solution is by Payfirma, and it offers some reasonable rates. Keep reading after the jump for more details.
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Lodsys Patent Troll Hits First BlackBerry Developer – Will RIM Step Up?

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Lodsys has been making headlines over the past few months as it has been sending letters to developers across iPhone, Android and now BlackBerry, saying the developers are infringing on its patents by using in-app payments. Let’s be clear about something before we continue: Lodsys does not design, code, build or engineer a single product. Lodsys simply owns a small number of vague patents and has been sending demand letters to dozens of large and small companies. Click through to continue reading about the first BlackBerry developer hit with a demand letter from Lodsys.
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Mike Kirkup, Director of Developer Relations, Resigns From RIM

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Mike Kirkup, Director of Developer Relations, has resigned from RIM. According to his personal blog, he’ll be taking some time to step back and consider his next steps. It should be interesting to see where he goes next. We have seen a few senior employees at RIM leave to start their own businesses, and if Kirkup did the same it would be pretty awesome. More after the jump, including our nomination to replace Kirkup.
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