Monthly Archive for February, 2012

Download The Latest Version of the Free BlackBerryCool App for Smartphones

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There’s been a few bug fixes and improvements to the latest BBCool app for smartphones so we recommend you give it a download. If you have the app on your device, just click the download link and replace the current version. If you don’t have it, click the download link and either scan the barcode from your desktop, enter the URL in your BlackBerry Browser, or grab the download link from our Twitter account @blackberrycool. Anyways, you get the idea. Just find some way of downloading the FREE app and thank you so much for supporting our site. It takes a lot of hours to keep this site running and we appreciate your eyeballs.

Download the free BlackBerryCool app for Smartphones at this link.

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RIM and Partners Announce Amazing Stats Around BlackBerry Apps, Growth and the Platform #MWC12

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If you managed to check out BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress, and specifically its presence at App Planet, you most likely got a glimpse at some of the amazing success stories for not only RIM but its partners. There are plenty of success stories on BlackBerry and RIM is working hard to make sure that message gets out. It’s probably a difficult process because companies don’t necessarily want to divulge information about how much money they make or how many downloads they received in case the competition is watching and decides to enter their market. Nonetheless, what we’ve seen at Mobile World Congress has been really impressive. Take a look below at some of the success stories for not only RIM but its partners and developers supporting the platform.
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RIM Releases Scoreloop SDK 1.0 for BlackBerry Native SDK for PlayBook OS With KAMI RETRO HD

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That blog title sucks but you get the idea. RIM’s acquisition of Scoreloop, the mobile gaming achievement company, has led to a 1.0 release of the Scoreloop SDK for BlackBerry and users can check out what it’s like in KAMI RETRO HD by Paw Print Games. With the Scoreloop SDK, developers can add leaderboards, challenges, awards, and more. The hope is that all of this will save developers time, create a more fun gaming experience for BlackBerry users and make the platform more attractive all around.
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Pacemaker DJ App Coming to PlayBook Because Of Its “Highly Responsive User Interface”

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The Pacemaker Device is a DJ’ing tool that combines a music device like an iPod with a touchpad and interface that allows you to mix beats. It basically acts like taking your turntables and entire DJ setup and shrinks it down to something you can fit inside a coat pocket. Recently, the company announced that it will be partnering with RIM to take the technology and put it on the BlackBerry PlayBook. According to the company, it has investigated a wide range of mobile platforms (assuming Apple products included), and it has selected the PlayBoook “due to its highly responsive user interface.” Score one for RIM! DJ’s love BlackBerry.
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BlackBerry Gaming Has a Big Presence at Game Developers Conference (GDC)

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The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco is fast approaching and will be held on March 5th-9th. All of the biggest names in gaming will be there including facebook, Google and EA, and RIM will have a significant presence at the show promoting gaming on the PlayBook and BlackBerry 10. It looks like this year will be an excellent opportunity to learn about developing games for BlackBerry 10, and how to leverage everything from BBM, to RIM’s recent acquisition of ScoreLoop. Below are some sessions presented by BlackBerry.
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Alec Saunders, RIM Dev Relations, Says 500K Apps and a 41MP Camera Are Meaningless

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It’s great to see RIM shaking things up and challenging the same tired narrative that the media loves to repeat ad nauseum (ie “the hardware spec race is worth fighting” and “the number of apps on your platform dictates success”). At Mobile World Congress, Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at RIM, gave some interesting sound bites including 500,000 apps and a 41MP camera are “meaningless”. It’s a good point that gives a little insight into how RIM is tackling the app ecosystem. Rather than concern yourself with building a platform to attract massive amounts of duplicates and fluff, build a platform that will entice the best of the best. That being said, lots of choice is always great, and duplicates isn’t so bad if you’re providing a variety of features and price points.
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