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OS 4.3 features listed on RIM’s knowledgebase

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BB LogoThe sharp-eyed Ronen has picked up on a knowledgebase article which outlines all the big changes in OS 4.3. For anyone not lucky enough to have picked up a new BlackBerry 8130, this should give you all the info you need.

Some of the big changes we’ve heard of before now, but here’s the round-up: enhanced SureType; wireless software updates; sending voice note by e-mail, PIN and IM; phone bass and treble adjustment; security options for locking long-distance and specific phone numbers; local search and route saving on BlackBerry Maps; video MMS support; streaming media; Media Player playlists; video recording; Bookmarks and History viewable on Browser launch; and finally, syncing address books and calendars with integrated e-mail, such as Yahoo! and (presumably) Gmail if you’re on BIS 2.4. Pretty awesome stuff!

MMS and Buy lets your camera do the ringtone shopping

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NoteThe digital record label Craze has announced their new service called MMS and Buy, which lets you send an MMS picture of a record label to their number which replies with a link to their site with ringtones of the music on that album. Anyone who’s into the mobile music shopping has probably looked at Walkman’s TrackID with a bit of envy. MMS and Buy might not be quite as versatile as audio recognition, but it’s a start. Right now, the service is only available in the UK, but they’re hoping to expand into other merchandise, like posters and concert tickets.

Free MMS service through T-Mobile

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I should just be using this thing for pictures...Engadget’s hinted that that T-Mobile is offering free multimedia messaging service for folks who are subscribing to an SMS plan, but don’t use push e-mail or other data services. Those people are few and far between, but it’s an interesting option for them to have – “No e-mail? Fine, free pictures, go nuts.” Just ask your T-Mobile folks for the “BlackBerry Feature Enabler” treatment, and you’re good to go.