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Top 5 Mobile Lessons from Charlie Sheen’s Fans

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Whether you are sick of hearing about Charlie Sheen or you cannot turn away from the biggest pop-media train wreck this side of Britney Spears, the fact is that he has invaded the digital world in force. The (former) highest paid sitcom actor has leapt headlong into Twitter, Facebook, his online website, live streaming video (Ustream.tv) and beyond. And with a record-breaking ascension to 3 Million Twitter followers, it would seem that the masses are all for it.
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Technical Details on Upcoming BlackBerry Webkit Browser in OS 6

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The new BlackBerry WebKit browser looks really awesome. We saw it in action back at Mobile World Congress 2010 and a quick Acid3 test revealed exciting performance enhancements (100/100). In general, the new native browser will have faster page rendering and script processing with the help of the SunSpider benchmark suite and jQuery. For those who don’t know, jQuery is a JavaScript library that simplifies working with events, effects and Ajax functions.
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Adobe and RIM announce partnership, development of Flash for BlackBerry

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Abobe and RIM have partnered to bring Flash support to the BlackBerry Platform. Flash support for BlackBerry is regarded as one of the key factors that separates the mobile and the desktop browsing experience. Some very popular flash-based web entertainment portals like MySpace Music, desktop-grade-YouTube, and Flash games will have the opportunity to go mobile in the near future.

The mobile race to integrate these technologies is on: Symbian and the Android OSes are both aiming for early 2010 while Windows Mobile and Palm’s Web OS are racing to deploy this by the end of this year. It’s being speculated that RIM will have a Flash 10.1 solution by summer 2010, if not sooner.

From the press release:

RIM is joining the Open Screen Project, a broad initiative dedicated to enabling standalone applications and richer Web browsing across mobile phones, televisions, desktops and other consumer electronic devices through the Adobe Flash Platform. The collaboration is expected to bring the full Flash Player browser runtime to BlackBerry smartphones.

“As an industry leader for innovative smartphones and wireless solutions, RIM delivers superior mobile user experiences to customers around the world,” said David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president, Flash Platform Business Unit at Adobe. “It’s a natural fit for both companies to work together to bring Flash technology based video and web content to BlackBerry smartphone users.”
“As part of the Open Screen Project, RIM will be working with Adobe to deliver a great Flash technology experience on BlackBerry smartphones and to enable users to enjoy the exciting content and services that Flash technology developers and content creators are bringing to the Web,” said Alan Brenner, SVP at Research In Motion.

Led by Adobe, the Open Screen Project includes close to 50 industry leaders working together to provide a consistent runtime environment and user experience across mobile phones, desktops, and other consumer electronics devices. The initiative addresses the challenges of web browsing on a broad range of devices, and removes the barriers to publishing content and applications seamlessly across screens.

Check out the full press release at RIM’s BlackBerry Newsroom

The ulimate BlackBerry Cool contest – all inclusive trip to Norway and more

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Win a 7-day all-inclusive trip to Scandinavia this summer!

We’re still running our Opera Mini contest so be sure to enter to win. All you have to do is download Opera Mini 4.2 on your BlackBerry (if you haven’t done it already). We’re giving away a ton of prizes including:

  • BodyGuardz scratch protectors for the Curve 900 and Bold.
  • A wide variety of chargers.
  • Otterbox cases for the Bold and 8900.
  • Software gift cards of up to $50.

Download Opera Mini by visiting mini.opera.com using your BlackBerry browser.

To win one of our Tier 1 prizes, just leave a comment on this post or the contest page. Tell us what you like and dislike about Opera Mini.

One lucky reader from the BlackBerry Cool community will win the Grand Prize and get to visit Oslo, Norway and visit the Opera headquarters. He or she will be accompanied by a correspondent from BlackBerry Cool, who will be writing about the experience. You’ll even get to visit Linkoping, Sweden where Opera Mini is made.

Contest ends Friday, July 10 at noon PDT.

Please send your entries to kyle at blackberrycool dot com with the subject “Opera Mini Review”

Only North American residents are eligible.

BOLT browser Beta3 official release with new features

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Today, the newest edition of BOLT (dubbed “Beta3”) has been officially released. There are some significant new features and improvements to this release of BOLT that are definitely worth checking out.

Some of the latest updates for the Beta3 release of BOLT are the ability to copy and paste text from web pages, enhanced font rendering, inline entry of text into online forms and support for languages using Cyrillic alphabets.

BOLT’s new features let users:
• Copy and paste text
• Enter and edit text directly within online text boxes
• Upload files such as videos to YouTube or pictures to Photobucket
• Order favorites and arrange them into custom folders
• Toggle between viewing websites with or without images displayed

BOLT Beta3 also includes many enhancements based on feedback from beta users, including:
• Rendering bold, italics, superscript and other rich text styles
• Enhanced rendering of complex web pages
• Faster page rendering
• Servers upgraded to WebKit 4

Try the latest version of the BOLT browser for free.

We’ve got some great screenshots to view as well. All of these screenshots were made using a BlackBerry Curve 8320 (due to the ubiquity of the device). You can also see screenshots of a couple of BOLT’s new features: the ability to arrange favorites in folders (“BOLT Grab” folder) and copy and pasting online text (“BOLT Copy” folder).
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BOLT browser by Bitstream hits 1 million downloads

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Bitstream has had a great time since the public debut of their browser at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this past February. A surge in new installations has led to an earlier-than-anticipated milestone: BOLT has now been installed more than one million times. Since its introduction, BOLT users have consumed more than 22 terabytes (22,000 gigabytes) of data from 61 million web pages.

The BOLT browser has several features that separate it from the competition:

• Fast, secure, desktop-style web browsing on both high-end and low-end handsets
• Streaming video capabilities
• Split screen and full screen modes for easy navigation and viewing
• Ability to easily add and select favorites and view browsing history
• Intuitive keystroke shortcuts for easier navigation and content selection
• Protection against spyware and malicious or faulty add-ons
• 23:1 compression, which uses less data than competing browsers

Download the BOLT browser, available for free to anyone as part of its public beta test.