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Safe Mode exists for the BlackBerry Bold

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BlackBerry Bold Safe Mode

For all members of the BlackBerry Nation holding out for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 instead of buying the BlackBerry Bold because it has a ‘Safe Mode’ feature (there were at least one or two of you, right?), worry not. Troy over at BlackBerryNews.com has uncovered the feature, which allows you to prevent third-party applications from running automatically, in a version of the BlackBerry Bold OS.

To get ‘Safe Mode’ on your Bold right now, you’ll have to find OS 4.6.0.162 floating somewhere on the Interwebs. Or you can look at some more photos after the jump while continuously selecting ‘Wirless Upgrade’ from your Bold options menu.

(via BlackBerryNews)

BlackBerry Bold Safe Mode

16GB MicroSD cards now available. Which BlackBerrys support them? (BlackBerry Bytes)

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sandisk memory cardsEarlier this week SanDisk announced the introduction of 16GB microSDHC (high capacity) cards, which makes me stare at the media-enabled BlackBerry Bold sitting beside me with both wonder and greed. However, those of you not fortunate enough to have an OS 4.6 BlackBerry may be wondering if your BlackBerry can support the new SDHC cards. Thankfully, our good friend Al Sacco over at CIO has already composed a useful chart depicting which BlackBerrys make the cut. We’ll spoil the ending for you, though: all BlackBerrys OS 4.5.0.81 and higher should be fine.

Supported microSD Memory Card Sizes Based on BlackBerry OS

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 to have IM folder (BlackBerry Bytes)

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 im folder

Here’s an interesting piece of news sent to us by our friends over at IntoMobile. It seems as though the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 will debut a new Folder on the Home Screen: Instant Messaging. It’s a move that makes sense considering the Pearl Flip target demographic and their love of IM. However, don’t despair non-FlipBerry using but IM-loving members of the BlackBerry Nation: the IM folder will be available to all via OS 4.6.1 (now if only I could get my Bold’s “Wireless Upgrade” option to work).

Instant Messaging folder on the BlackBerry Pearl 8220

New (old) themes for the BlackBerry Bold

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L and Today themes on the BlackBerry Bold

Yeah, that new bottom-bar Precision Zen theme is pretty slick, but some of us are still plenty happy with the oldies, like Today and the slightly-newer L theme. Well, it looks like someone over at Howard Forums has managed to hack in the old styles onto the Bold, and they look alright! Of course we’ll have to wait until the official Theme Developer Kit for OS 4.6 comes out before we can see some stuff that really takes advantage of the Bold’s screen and processor. The Plazmic CDK for 4.5 was just released late last month, so it might take awhile before we start seeing some proper shiny new themes, but this does get us day-dreaming about what’s next.

Thanks Nu!

(via HowardForums)

Official BlackBerry OS 4.6 features

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OS 4.6

Curious to know what exactly you’re missing with the BlackBerry Bold? RIM’s Knowledge Base is now listing the official new features in device software 4.6. Nothing hugely new (that Q hotkey for the vibrate profile is nice to know, and switching to Bluetooth headset mid-call is nifty), but now we’ve got all the updates in one spot.

(via RIMarkable)

Get the short version of the new features in BlackBerry Software 4.6 Features behind the jump!

iDEN BlackBerry 8350 slated for Q4 release

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BlackBerry 8350i from Sprint

The push-to-talk BlackBerry rumored to be coming from Sprint now has a face and a release date. The BlackBerry 8350i is due to drop before the end of the year, and breathe some unexpected life into the Curve brand. With the BlackBerry Javelin well on the way, you would count on RIM to leave the predecessor in the dust – not so! On top of that, the brand new –50 designation could spawn a whole slew of 8000-level iDEN BlackBerrys. As is, the BlackBerry 8350i will launch with both Wi-Fi and GPS (something only the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry 8820 have done to date), have a 2.0 megapixel camera, and run OS 4.6. Any push-to-talk users out there hankering for something like this?

(via BGR)