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Google Axes Redundant Native Gmail Client for BlackBerry

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Google has announced that they’re cutting support for their native gmail client for BlackBerry as of November 22nd. Some mobile industry writers believe that this is some kind of corporate maneuvering to make the Android platform more appealing. I think it’s obvious that most BlackBerry users prefer accessing their Gmail accounts using the BlackBerry email client. I applaud Google’s decision to remove an app that didn’t mesh well with their software philosophy of keeping interfaces clean, simple and fast.

Motorola DevBlog: Android Developer On the Benefits of Social Integration

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Motorola’s Developer Blog recently interviewed the Chris Glode, Mobile Product Manager, at MapMyFitness. MapMyFitness is a suite of web and mobile tools and a community of runners, cyclists and all types of fitness enthusitasts. There are several apps like it on BlackBerry, and perhaps devs in general would benefit from a few of the tips and info. Like any conversation with a developer, they’re always heavily guarded when it comes to actual numbers (which is really where the value is), so the conversation isn’t as helpful as it could have been. Regardless, we’ve taken a few of the helpful tidbits.
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How To Port Your Android Apps to the PlayBook

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If you’re an Android developer, the PlayBook and BBX is an incredible opportunity to get more downloads/purchases. Estimates put the PlayBook sales around 700,000+ and it’s arguably a better platform to develop for as its user base is known to be more affluent and spend more on apps. There are a couple ways you can port your app to PlayBook and we highly recommend you do it asap.
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IBM Launches Cross-Platform IBM Connections Apps for Enterprise Social Media

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IBM Connections is enterprise-grade social software that lets you build a network of colleagues and experts, and then leverage that network to reach internal goals. It’s an interesting initiative that should be of value to people in very large organizations. Click through to read more.
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5 Cool Things We Can Expect From RIM in the Next Few Months

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5 Must-Add Custom Search Engines for BlackBerry 7

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