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Canadian Tire Retail Chain Adopts BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 Company Wide

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Starting this month, BlackBerry 10 is the mobile platform of choice for Canadian Tire Employees. The nationwide deployment will bring thousands of devices to managers across all Canadian Tire stores as well as a group of sports stores: Sport Chek, Sports Expers, National Sports and Atmosphere.
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iSIGN’s Mobile Proximity Marketing Shows Deals Without Compromising Client Privacy

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There are a lot of companies trying to make mobile marketing take off. The problems surrounding mobile marketing are numerous and iSign has taken it upon itself to create a system that works.
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ThinPrint Launches .print Personal Printing Through QR Barcodes

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ThinPrint has launched a new service called .print Printing Essentials that allows secure printing with user authentication through a BlackBerry and QR Barcodes. Features of the service include:

  • ThinPrint ensures that only an authorized user can collect the print job
  • Users identify themselves at the printer via scanning the QR barcode on their BlackBerry
  • Print jobs are safely stored on the server until the user decides to pick up the print job at any printer
  • The solution is secure and reduces paper and toner use

More details available from the ThinPrint site.

ScanLife Barcode App Updated with Coupons, Pricing and Nutrition Information

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The ScanLife barcode app by Scanbuy is a reliable barcode scanner that many users have been using especially since BBM has stopped being able to scan barcodes for many recently. Perhaps it’s a bug in BBM or RIM has canceled the functionality in order to leave it up to third party developers. Either way, ScanLife is a decent alternative that has been updated to include digital coupons on every day products, prices and availability from local stores and detailed nutrition information from thousands of food products.
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Price Comparison and Barcode-Scanning App Sccope Now Available

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Sccope is a new price comparison and barcode-scanning app that’s available in App World. The app lets consumers compare prices at some of the larger retailers including Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon. The app works by getting the user to enter the name of a product in the search field, browse through the shopping categories or take a photo of the barcode of the product in hand to check the price against Sccope’s 10 million different price points. With a set of participating retailers, you can then navigate to the shopping pages to purchase the product. Users can also make a wish list, track prices and inventory through alerts and receive special offers.

Check out Sccope in App World, priced at $2.99.

Review: Facebook Profile BlackBerry Messenger Barcodes

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This has been around for a few days now and I wanted to write a review of sorts on the service. The idea of being able to create BBM barcodes on your Facebook profile is a great idea. Facebook is the perfect portal to BlackBerry users who aren’t power users and familiar with all the features that BlackBerry has to offer. I have talked to friends over Facebook who have only discovered barcodes on their BlackBerry since I posted the BBM news to my wall. RIM aren’t the only people educating users through Facebook. SAM and MO BlackBerry, the avatars created by Rogers to educate their sales reps, use a variety of Facebook apps and posts to get the message out.

Even though it’s a great idea, the service still lacks in a few ways. The process to create a BBM barcode is very simple, all you have to do is follow the steps, input your pin, and the app will generate the barcode. Once the barcode is created, you can customize it and add it to your profile picture. The app will also create a box for your Facebook profile page, as well as a news feed post about the barcode. This is where the service starts to break down.
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