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Third Party BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Extended Battery Pack Coming Soon

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Owners of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are no doubt pleased by their devices’ performance and screen brightness, but disappointed about battery life. Like a sports car that can only go 50 miles, these models always needed an early-evening charge if they hoped to make it through the day. Just like extended Bold battery packs in the past, they exchange about an extra half-inch of device width for extreme battery capacity: a whopping 3000mAh.
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RIM Announces BlackBerry Java SDK Beta for BlackBerry 7

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Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry 9900 series announcement, comes the Java SDK beta for BlackBerry 7 OS. The SDK takes advantage of the advanced hardware found under the hood of the new Bold Touch such as the magnetometer, NFC, video capture, and Open GL .

Scheduled for release at the end of May, the SDK also has some new APIs on the software side of things like Unified Search, maps, menu items, multimedia, barcodes and options.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are slated for release summer 2011, this SDK update will allow developers to optimize their apps for the powerful new device.

Read more about the Java SDK Beta at Inside BlackBerry

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 to Ship preloaded with Wikitude Augmented Reality Software

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Today at BlackBerry World, RIM announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones will be shipping with Augmented Reality software Wikitude. This will be one of the first utilizations of the new Bold series’ digital compass and will allow users to browse the over 150 million Augmented Reality items already in their system.

The Wikitude World Browser has won the “best Augmented Reality browser” in 2009 and 2010 by readers of Augmented Planet.

I look forward to see what sort of apps and use cases come out of the new Bolds’ AR-friendly features. The influx of BlackBerry users into the AR space will mean a lot more user generated content. It will be interesting to see AR leveraged by BBM’s colossal user base.

Get more info on Wikitude for BlackBerry