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BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of June 14th


If you haven’t noticed, it’s sort of Developer Month here on BlackBerryCool. With the BlackBerry Developers Conference coming up in September, we’ve prepped some quality content that is very relevant to anyone looking to build Super Apps. In particular, make sure you check out the following articles:

Technical Details on Upcoming BlackBerry Webkit Browser in OS 6
What BlackBerry OS 6 Means for Developers and Super Apps

These articles give you a very comprehensive look at what features to expect in OS 6 in terms of APIs as well as the new WebKit browser. Also very pertinent to developers: RIM recently soft-announced App World 2.0 which features carrier and credit card billing, as well as a host of improvements to make the whole experience easier to navigate. We’re expecting all developers to see a surge in downloads once App World begins to roll out preloaded.

Other than that, we’ve got a ton of content that came up this week including a very in-depth review of the latest BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100. We also have a series of exclusive World Cup 2010 themes you can download from us for free! Be sure to hit the jump and catch up on a week of news.
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Congratulations BlackBerry Cool on 7000 posts



Today BlackBerry Cool passed 7,000 posts! The site is doing very well almost 5 years and 7,000+ posts later and we’re all excited about things to come.

Here are some great articles from the past:

The BlackBerry 9700 is the BlackBerry Onyx? (For the record, we were the first to bring you this tidbit.)

T-Mobile BlackBerry Gemini 8520 review, pics and comparisons

“Storm vs. iPhone: which will win?” (Weekly Contest)

And of course, best of all, is our very first post dated the January 5th, 2005:

BlackberryCool.com Now Live!

Something else you might enjoy, remember when we interviewed the Boy Genius?

The BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Boy Genius Interviewed (Pt. 1)
The BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Boy Genius Interviewed (Pt. 2)
Exclusive: Boy Genius interviewed – round 3

Looking forward to another 7,000 posts with the BlackBerry Nation!

What was your favorite BlackBerry Cool article? Comment and let us know!

Find a high paying smartphone industry job


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Hope springs eternal here at BlackBerry Cool – despite record-breaking drops in GDP, skyrocketing unemployment numbers, and financial calamities the likes of which most of us have never seen, companies in the BlackBerry space are finding ways to thrive! Check out this week’s roundup of cool BlackBerry jobs:

Is the fact that mobile companies are still hiring a sign of the world’s utter dependence on our BBs?
See some more BlackBerry jobs posted this week after the jump

Happy 4th Birthday BlackBerry Cool!


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The beginning of March marks the 4th year that BlackBerry Cool has been around. We started off fairly small with only a few Google ads and a lot of posts. Over the 4 years we’ve been reporting on BlackBerry, the device has gone from this, to this.

Also, our traffic has over the years gone from almost nothing to over 1 million uniques and 5 million pageviews per month!

To celebrate, we’re offering 20% off in the BlackBerry Cool store. Just use the code “BBCOOL4YEARS” which is good until Friday.

Thank you for reading BlackBerry Cool and we’re looking forward to 4 more years!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sorry guys, the discount only applies to software.

Broken link day at BlackBerry Cool – Win $50! UPDATE



So Friday was apparently broken link day at BlackBerryCool. Both Mapquest 4 Mobile and Instafind were dead links and BBCool readers were not happy. My bad. My BlackBerry wasn’t working that day so I couldn’t check the links. I feel bad about the mess up so I’m running a giveaway contest in the hopes of making it up to the community.

Leave a comment about your latest BlackBerry frustration and win $50 to redeem at our store. The best comment will get a coupon emailed to them to be redeemed whenever you want.

UPDATE: Wow! Thanks so much for all your comments. It seems the BlackBerry Nation has a lot of frustration to vent and I wish I could give you all $50. I know it’s what everyone needs to feel better these days. I had to give the coupon to Matt for the following comment:

So I use my Blackberry for everything I do. I really mean that. Every single thing that I need to remember goes into my calendar. Some people say that thats not a good idea because then I will NEVER remember anything! Well…I guess they were right.
I have been dating the love of my life for 6 months now. She is everything to me. I even got her to buy an 8330 so we could BBM! Well, our six month anniversary was coming up and I think thats pretty big (as did she). I had it in my BB calendar to remind me 5 days before to go buy a gift and make a reservation for dinner. Well, it is midterms at school right now and I have been really busy! Lots of emails coming in and emails being sent. Lots of appointments being put into the calendar and well, I just became overwhelmed. This would not have been a problem if my calendar worked correctly but it seems as though my Blackberry started to leak memory. It got really low and started dumping appointments. (I think it does those before messages, right?) Yeah, you can see where this is going. (And yes, I DO backup to my Mac using PocketMac but I guess the appointment got deleted and overwrote the latest backup!)
I ended up ROYALLY screwing up and on the day of our anniversary, I had NOTHING. She got me an amazing watch and I was sitting there with nothing. Needless to say, she was really ticked off and I was in the dog house. I made it up to her though. I bought A LOT of flowers, a nice Tiffany’s necklace, and made reservations at the first place we ever had dinner as a couple. It was a very special night, but for the rest of our relationship, she is going to have the infamous “Blackberry memory leak” on me. I really want to say it was all my fault (I mean, I SHOULD remember that special day, right) but the Blackberry really should remind me, no? When I saw the look of sadness in Michelle’s eyes on our 6 month, it really stabbed my heart. I’m probably gonna have to also buy her a Niagara to make up for this!
That “Blackberry Frustration” could have cost me the love of my life…someone I want to spend forever with.

Pretty bad story, right?

I liked it for the following reasons:
-He relies on his BlackBerry for everything and he’s in trouble without it.
-His story touched me (I’m a sucker for romance).
-I want him to buy his gf something nice.
-The problem he describes seems fairly common yet avoidable.

Also, Mike Rubin, your comment really bummed me out.

The new BlackBerry Cool software page


BlackBerry Software

We’ve launched a BlackBerry Cool software page to help you get quick access to the best software for your device. The page has the Top 10 apps as well as Special Software. Take a look and see if there is something you or a friend might like.

Check it out here: