Monthly Archive for January, 2012Page 5 of 9

Paw Print Games Launches 3 Titles for the PlayBook

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Paw Print Games is a gaming studio that has games for Android, iOS, WebOS and now BlackBerry. Since the PlayBook supports Unity, Marmalade, and a C/C++ Native SDK, we’ve been seeing many game studios, big and small, head to the PlayBook. The studio has seen success on other platforms and now is making a push onto the BlackBerry platform with a few of its award-winning games.
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CES 2012: Walkthrough of PlayBook OS 2 by Jon Wong of RIM

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Jon Wong took the time to walk us through OS 2.0 on the PlayBook. We also took a look at some of the apps that make the PlayBook a “professional tablet” such as Citrix. It’s interesting to see how RIM has integrated social into the platform and it brings RIM back to its core messaging strengths. We also took a look at some of the Bridge improvements, such as the ability to now use your smartphone as a remote. This comes in handy for those who have their PlayBook hooked up to a TV and it’s out of reach. The remote event allows for gestures. Video after the jump.
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CES 2012: Wilson Electronics Showcasing Sleek Signal Booster Compatible With 4G LTE

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We’ve written about Wilson Electronics before on BlackBerryCool and the company is at CES showing off its Sleek hardware that can boost not only cell phones in 2G and 3G areas (all but IDEN), but it’s now covering 4G LTE by Verizon. This product is expected to launch in Q2 of 2012.
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The PlayBook Proves That Games Have a Bright Future on BlackBerry

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If you’re interested in speculating about the future of RIM and the BlackBerry Platform, you simply need to look at the PlayBook. Applications written now for the PlayBook will run on BlackBerry 10 smartphones and developers that port their games are future-proofing the app’s life on the BlackBerry Platform.

Something that has been making us feel positive about the future of BlackBerry is all the games we’ve seen that previously avoided the platform and are now on the PlayBook.
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What If RIM Gave Everyone BBM Data Plans Free Through Carriers?

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Recently, Vodaphone India launched a BBM-only data plan that allows customers to join in on the fun of BBM while not having to pay for large buckets of data. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of BlackBerry users that would sign up for a BBM-only data plan if they had access to it, so maybe RIM should pay for it out of the money they get from carriers for each BlackBerry sold.
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CES 2012: Slacker Talks New Media Partners Including ESPN and BCS Championship

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Slacker’s Jonathan Sasse sits down with us to talk about the company’s new media partners including ESPN where they are now doing live streaming of events. The first live event scheduled was with the BCS Championship and more on set to come. Video after the jump.
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