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BlackBerry Jam Conference in San Jose is More Apps Less Games

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We’re at BlackBerry Jam in San Jose, California and there’s something interesting about the session catalogue: a total lack of anything ScoreLoop related and very little about gaming. This is probably a conscious decision on the part of RIM as BlackBerry World was almost too much gaming and the company may have gotten some flack from app developers about it. It would have made sense for RIM to be a little more open about the fact that this is not a gaming related conference, and that the focus will be on utility-style apps.
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App Developers Conference and Hackathon Invitation with $400 Discount Code

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If you’re going to be at the BlackBerry Developers Conference, you may want to hang around for a while and check out the App Developers Conference and Hackathon in Santa Clara, taking place October 26-27, 2011 in Santa Clara. The conference addresses key components of app development, marketing and revenue on mobile devices and tablets. ADC should also be a good networking event for anyone looking to hire developers. More details after the jump including a $400 discount code.
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Breezy Remote Print Solution Launches Location-Based Printer Search

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Breezy is a really cool startup that we’ve been following that offers a remote print service along with a robust API. The company provides a secure printing solution that gives you lightning fast printing as a user, or allows you to add printing functionality to your app as a developer. Recently, the company announced a new GPS search service for users. Click through for more details.
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Open Mobile Summit San Francisco 2010: More on RIM’s Valley Presence

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open mobile summit 2010

This past week in San Francisco I had the pleasure to attend the Open Mobile Summit held at the Marriott Marquis. This year marked the largest Open Mobile Summit with over 650 attendees from across the mobile industry. Google, Verizon, Sprint, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Samsung, Motorola, and RIM were among the speakers and panelists discussing all things mobile.

Topics that dominated discussion included 4G, mobile advertising, tablets, applications, and monetization strategies. In an effort to show some Silicon Valley presence RIM’s Tyler Lessard, VP Developer Relations and Global Alliances, attended the summit and spoke to the crowd about the virtues of BlackBerry and where it’s going. Lessard spoke about the new tablet and how it will come “enterprise ready” so that existing RIM enterprise clients will be able to immediately adopt the solutions into their businesses.
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BlackBerry Developer Conference registration open now

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You can now register for the BlackBerry Developer Conference which takes place November 9th to the 12th in San Francisco.

There are a ton of savings available if you register early. There is a $200 Early Bird savings if you register before September 18th,2009. As well, if you attended last year’s BBDC or WES 2009, you get an additional $100 Alumni Discount.

Here is what you’ll find at BBDC 2009:

  • The inside scoop on developing for the BlackBerry platform and the very latest in software, hardware and tools from RIM and its partners
  • Invaluable information directly from RIM experts who will personally share their expertise
  • First-hand experiences from developers who have successfully created, integrated and managed wireless applications
  • Best practices from industry leaders to shortcut development cycles and drive new applications to market

See the official site for more details and press registration.

Text messaging while driving banned in California, use Vlingo instead

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Vlingo for BlackBerry

What the Gubernator wants, the Gubernator gets (or he’ll be back). Starting in January of 2009, citizens within the great state of California will no longer be able to text message while driving. This new law covers not only sending, but the reading and writing of text messages as well; violators will be charged $20 for the initial offense and $50 for each recurring violation. The primary motivation for the law was SkyNET

“Banning electronic text messaging while driving will keep drivers’ hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road, making our roadways a safer place for all Californians,” said Schwarzenegger.

Californians take heart, however: you can have both safety and text messaging via Vlingo, a free voice-enabled application that’s extremely easy to use! Read our review below to learn more.

Vlingo 1.1 for BlackBerry Reviewed