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BlackBerryCool Celebrates 7 Years, Over 10,000 Blog Posts and 65,000+ Comments


It’s pretty amazing to think BlackBerryCool has been writing about RIM’s products for 7 years with over 10,000 posts on the subject. The readers have been incredibly active as well, logging over 65,000 comments on the site. I thought a great birthday gift to us all would be to hand pick some articles over the past 7 years that give an idea of how the company has changed and bring back some of that great BlackBerry nostalgia. This isn’t about “the good ol days”, in fact, I’d gladly use my 9900 over the old 8700, but it’s about the evolution of a technology product. It’s rare that anything lasts 7 years on the web, let alone the 28 years since RIM was founded. Click through and read some of the blog posts we’ve done over the past 7 years.
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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 Now Available for Download!


The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 is now available for download, so you need to get it now. There’s some amazing additions to this update that we’ve been expecting, ever since we first saw a demo of the features a few months ago . You can now get your email, calendar, and contacts, all sync’d with your PlayBook. This is a big turning point for not only RIM, but for the PlayBook. If you’ve ever not picked up your PlayBook because you went to check your email on your smartphone, today will change all that. It’s going to be really interesting to see how everything changes now that RIM’s tablet has the functionality we expect of a modern tablet.
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UPDATED: BlackBerryCool App Updated with OS 7 Support, Push Notifications, Search and More


The BlackBerryCool app has been updated and we’d love it if you downloaded the app and tried to out. The latest version of the app now supports all OS 7 devices including the Bold 9900. Other features include category selection, search and more. Let us know what you think.

Download the BlackBerryCool app at this link .

The changelog is as follows:
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Questions Answered About BBX, PlayBook 4G and Native PIM Applications


Not too long ago we posted some screenshots of the native PIM applications on PlayBook and there was an incredible response. Many people wanted to know more about these apps and the infrastructure behind it. We’ve compiled a list of questions and answers that should shed some more light on these PIM apps, how they integrate with RIM’s infrastructure as well as some upcoming features of PlayBook OS 2.0. There’s also some interesting notes on the PlayBook 4G release and more. Needless to say, we’re very excited for this to finally launch.
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BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 Review: The Full Touchscreen Torch


After I first heard that RIM was making another attempt at a full touchscreen device I got excited but then remembered that Blackberry fans felt let down with the launch with the storm, then the storm 2. Those devices definitely left a sour taste in my mouth when it comes to RIM making a full touchscreen device. However, I believe the success of the Torch 9800 played a big part in the making of the Torch 9850/9860. RIM saw that there was a market for touch screen BlackBerrys and decided to go ahead with the full touchscreen Torch. I would say that the most impressive features of this device are Liquid Graphics and the powerful 1.2GHz processor. Read on to get the full scoop on RIM’s first successful full touch screen device.
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First Look: Updated BlackBerry PlayBook Video Chat


Today at the BlackBerry Innovation Forum we got a look at the updated Video Chat app for the PlayBook that will come with OS 2. The video chat UI has been updated and the major change is being able to enter a BlackBerry PIN rather than just the BlackBerry ID. More after the jump.
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