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Facebook for BlackBerry Should Be Built by Facebook Not RIM

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Back in 2010 we posted an article called “Facebook for BlackBerry Not Refreshing – Worst App Ever?“. The article highlights some of the elements that make Facebook for BlackBerry such a bad app. After having brought this up countless times with some of the people at RIM, the real conclusion is that perhaps Facebook should never have been made by RIM.

Because the app is built by RIM, the company has to wait on Facebook releasing APIs that support critical features such as Event Management. Ideally, RIM wouldn’t have to wait on this and would be given source code under NDA, but this isn’t the case. Considering all the bad PR around RIM and the fact that the company is downsizing to buckle down for BlackBerry 10, it doesn’t look like the OS 5-7 version of Facebook for BlackBerry is going to get up to par with the iOS version any time soon.
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iSIGN’s Mobile Proximity Marketing Shows Deals Without Compromising Client Privacy

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There are a lot of companies trying to make mobile marketing take off. The problems surrounding mobile marketing are numerous and iSign has taken it upon itself to create a system that works.
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The Toronto Star Interviews RIM’s Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben

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A week after RIM released some unfavourable Q1 earnings, RIM’s new Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben got a chance to sit down with the Toronto Star for an interview.
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Monitor Your Security System Wirelessly with BlackBerry and GotoCamera

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Singapore-based Pechora Technologies has launched their service for BlackBerry that allows users to monitor their security system live from their phone.
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Win One of Two Free Tickets to Untether Talks in Toronto! #Utalks

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Untether Talks is fast approaching. On Tuesday, June 26th, and Wednesday, June 27th, Untether Talks will be hosting a conference that aims to be the Ted Talks of the mobile industry. There’s almost 30 speakers so expect to get 2 full days of great content and learn a lot about what’s going on in mobile tech. The conference organizers were kind enough to give 2 BlackBerryCool readers the chance to attend the conference for free. All you have to do is tweet!
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RIM Announces BlackBerry World 2013 and Lots of BlackBerry 10 Jam Events

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RIM has announced that BlackBerry World 2013 will be held from May 14-16 in Orlando. BBW2012 was the launching of BlackBerry 10 as a software platform for developers. Next year with BlackBerry 10 in full launch mode, we get to see what the developers have been working on, running on all-new BlackBerry 10 hardware.
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