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10 Interesting BlackBerry 10 Design Considerations

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Todd Wood, VP of Design with BlackBerry, and Don Lindsay, VP of User Experience know a lot of incredible details about BlackBerry 10 and its supported devices. A couple months ago at BlackBerry Live, they outlined some of the lesser-known design decisions that went into the latest BlackBerry 10 devices, and I put together a list of 10 of the more interesting nuances. It’s pretty interesting to see all the different design decisions that go into making a smartphone and it gives you a better appreciation of the tool you have in your hand.
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Jam Theme for BlackBerry 7 by HedoneDesign

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The Jam theme for BlackBerry is built around a unique and well-designed icon set. The great part about this theme is the style of the icons: highly graphical and simple icons done entirely in greyscale: Beautiful.
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Sumo Onmi Bean Bag Chair a Fun Piece of Furniture for the Home or Office

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Sumo, the innovative bean bag furniture producer has sent us their flagship bean bag chair the Sumo Omni. Not designed like a classic “Hershey’s Kiss” shaped bean bag chair you might have found in various rec rooms, the Sumo Omni is built to appear like it has ridiculous proportions, looking more like a handheld bean bag that you use in a game of bean bag toss if you were 100 feet tall.
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Playstation Theme PSB by Elecite Now Available on BlackBerry App World

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Elecite has released a Playstation menu theme for BlackBerry. The premium theme acts a lot like the Playstation menu, a must for any gamer.
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Carleton University and RIM Launch Teaching and Collaborative Research Centre [#Ottawa]

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Ottawa’s Carleton University has partnered with RIM to launch what is being called the Teaching and Collaborative Research Centre. The goal of the centre to provide students an opportunity to “explore new possibilities in wireless communications and application development.” The centre will be used for research, teaching, outreach activities, technology demonstrations, and short courses. The centre will also work to keep engineering and industrial design students “at the forefront of smartphone technology and design.”
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RIM’s Senior VP of Design Honored at the Interior Design Show

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The Interior Design Show has honored RIM’s Senior Vice President of Design, Todd Wood by selecting Todd as one of 20 renowned designers from around the world to create a new version of the iconic “Julian” chair by Magis as part of the Interior Design Show in Toronto. Todd’s chair was auctioned off on January 26th at the Cherish Charity Event and Exhibit to benefit the children’s non-profit organization, ONEXONE.

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