Monthly Archive for January, 2013Page 5 of 7

RIM Gets Approved by Visa for NFC Mobile Payments

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RIM has recently announced that their Secure Element Manager (SEM) for NFC based mobile payments has been approved by Visa. The approval of what is known as a very strict process opens the door for secure mobile payments for all future NFC enabled BlackBerry devices. Continue reading ‘RIM Gets Approved by Visa for NFC Mobile Payments’

BlackBerry 10 Launch Coverage From Both New York and Toronto

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We’re going to have people on the ground at both the New York and Toronto BlackBerry 10 launch events so stay tuned for some great coverage. We’re not exactly sure if the two events will be the same or have different content, but we’ll have both covered regardless. If we had to guess, the Toronto event might be a little more “corporate” with RIM executives on hand, and the New York event would probably be more carrier and partner centric, with execs from AT&T being present. We’ll find out in 12 days.
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NHL GameCenter App Coming to BlackBerry 10 “Later This Season”

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The NHL GameCenter app provides live scores, stats, and video on demand for free, as well as live, out-of-market streams for those who have purchased a $49.99 subscription. The app allows fans to watch live and archived games featuring teams outside a fan’s local market across multiple screens, including smartphones, tablets, computers and connected devices. Burried in the press release for the app was a cool tidbit for BlackBerry users: the NHL GameCenter app will be coming to BlackBerry 10 “later this season”.
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5 Things I Won’t Miss About the Old BlackBerry OS

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Even though we’re a couple of years away from an actual legacy BlackBerry OS post-mortem, here are a few things that I won’t be missing about the mobile OS that defined smartphones. Unless you’ve been under-utilizing your device, you’ve probably acquired many of the same BlackBerry pet peeves as I have. Although it may seem that I’ve put together a BlackBerry shit list, It’s all stuff I’m glad the new platform won’t be inheriting because of good design.

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15,000 Apps Submitted During BlackBerry #BB10Portathon

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BlackBerry 10 is coming soon. There’s just over a couple weeks left until the global launch of RIM’s new OS and the company is making a big push to make sure the device has plenty of applications available on launch. To do this, RIM held a #BB10Portathon over the weekend and developers submitted over 15,000 apps to BlackBerry World. It’s not clear how many of those apps are Android ports versus native, but the number alone is impressive.
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JaredCo Free Wallpaper App for BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook

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JaredCo put together a great free wallpaper app for BlackBerry. The app does a good job of curating groups of images by theme to suit your mood making personalization a breeze.
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