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iamSICK.ca App for BlackBerry 10 Helps You Find Healthcare Providers

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Recently, we were chatting with Bitmaker Labs, a programming and technology bootcamp based in Toronto about some of the apps alumni have made. Going through the list, we found a BlackBerry 10 app worth mentioning called iamSICK.ca. The app helps you find a healthcare provider in Ontario, giving you some nice options for clinics, ER, and Urgent Care providers.
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Cheerleading on CTV News for the Canadian Launch of the BlackBerry Q5

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I was on CTV News recently “cheerleading” for the BlackBerry Q5 launch. Here’s the thing: it’s not necessarily cheerleading even though this site is called BlackBerryCool.com. It’s trying to present an argument counter to what has become a mainstream news approach to covering BlackBerry as a company. Sure, North American sales are way down and marketshare isn’t doing well. The stock price sucks too. But this is an enormous market and a mid-tier phone with a solid OS and a renowned keyboard makes a lot of sense.

Watch the video by clicking the thumbnail or hitting this CTV News link.

BlackBerry, Microsoft, Google and More at the Ottawa International Game Conference #OIGC2013

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OIGC 2013

The Ottawa International Game Conference is coming and it’s a great opportunity to meet some of the world’s most innovative tech and gaming companies including BlackBerry, Microsoft and Google. The conference features 2 days worth of speakers, a full day for developers, a game design day and a Gamification Summit. Not to mention there are some amazing parties with lots of great people to meet.

If you’re interested in going to the conference and you’d like a discount, we have discount codes available for 25% off the ticket price. Simply write to kyle at blackberrycool dot com for a discount.

For more information, head over to OGC2013.com.

BlackBerryCool Representing at MIGS 2012

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BlackBerryCool is at the Montreal International Game Summit from today until Wednesday. We’ve got some interesting interviews lined up with Unity, OMERS, Sava Transmedia, Benox and Hibernum Creations so stay tuned. Generally, we want to hear about developers thoughts on BlackBerry 10, as well as some opinions from publishers and investors. If you’re a game developer, check back each day for new content.
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Fido Launches LTE Network in 6 Canadian Cities

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Canadian Carrier Fido has launched their LTE network in 6 cities today with more to follow in the coming months. They begun the LTE services with a mobile hotspot product and also offer LTE SIMs for people who bring their existing LTE device to Fido.
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Smarter Apps Announces 10 Million BlackBerry Users and Makes Angry Farm Game Free

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Smarter Apps is a mobile game development studio in Ottawa, Canada. The company was founded by some ex-RIM employees and has grown pretty tremendously since its founding. Recently, Smarter Apps celebrated over 10 million unique BlackBerry users on its platform and its total user base is probably much larger. The company also has games for Android and iOS, so it’s probably going to announce 20 million in the not-so-distant future. To celebrate, Smarter Apps is making its most successful BlackBerry game, Angry Farm, free for everyone.
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