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The Associated Press Launches 2 News Apps with Localized Content Delivery


American news agency the Associated Press launches two news apps on App World. AP Mobile world edition utilizes location-based services to deliver localized news. AP Móvil América Latina brings localized news to 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries in either Portugese or Spanish.

AP Móvil América Latina delivers news to 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Upon choosing their region, users receive news, weather and other information in Spanish or Portuguese specific to their chosen location.
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BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of August 23rd



It’s pretty incredible how much goes on in the BlackBerry world in a given week and it’s easy to miss out on something. It’s for that reason that each week we give you a roundup and a weekend to catch up with some casual reading.

A lot happened this week including more news about Canadian BlackBerry Torch launches as well as RIM made a big acquisition of the company Cellmania. If you’re going to read one article, it should probably be the BlackBerry Torch 9800 review:

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review: BlackBerry 6, Touchscreen, Keyboard and More

Hit the jump and catch up on a full week of BlackBerry news, reviews, games and apps.
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BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of June 21st


Yet another week at BlackBerryCool and there are some cool apps, editorials and new clips you should definitely check out. The biggest news this week is probably the shutting down of the popular OS 6 theme by WJD Designs. It’s an interesting news bit because it’s the first we have heard of RIM actively going out and shutting down a theme in a third party sales channel, because it might confuse customers. Would RIM have done this for OS 5 themes? Probably not. The fact that OS 6 is UI and navigation focused, as well as the fact that it isn’t clear what devices it’s being rolled out to, makes this theme particularly sensitive with RIM. Click through after the jump to read more.
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BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of March 1st


It was an interesting week at BlackBerryCool because of all the news around the Pearl 9100, the Storm2 and the BlackBerry (Bold?) Slider. The BlackBerry Bold Slider is 100% real and looks like a really interesting form factor move for RIM. As long as the screen ratio is maintained, developers won’t have a hard time accommodating a new form factor, which means there really is no reason to go ahead and see if consumers want it. The only thing that I’m apprehensive about are the tiny keys. The QWERTY keypad looks very cramped which is a deal breaker for me but someone with smaller fingers wouldn’t mind.

Also big news is the rumor (semi confirmed by a BlackBerryCool reader), that the Storm2 is under recall at Verizon and they have received a shipment of new “enhanced touchscreen” devices. If your Storm2 has been unresponsive, bring it in to your local rep and try and get a new device. This could have a pretty big impact on RIM if the recall spreads to other carriers and countries.

The Pearl 9100 has also been in the news a lot this week. It seems the device might be getting a full QWERTY keyboard, which would make the Bold Slider’s look large. There are also rumors that the Pearl Flip is getting a similar update and might also have a full QWERTY keyboard. It’s all up in the air right now but still interesting news pieces.
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Handmark Launches The New York Daily News App


Handmark let us know that they have launched The New York Daily News app that, like many of the other Handmark apps, puts all the New York Daily content in one place. Personally, I’m a little torn when it comes to apps like this. On the one hand, I enjoy using services like Viigo to amalgamate content rather than have a separate app for each content stream. I find this more efficient and I read too many news sources to have an individual app for each one. On the other hand, if there was one particular source I read more than others, I could see using an app to get more of a newspaper style experience.

The New York Daily News app is available at nydailynews.com/mobile.

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BlackBerry Cool roundup for the week of December 14th



It has been a busy week here at BlackBerry Cool but next week will probably be very laid back due to the holidays. Here is a roundup of the posts you may have missed:
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