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Free Mini BlackBerry 10 Jam to be Held in Maribor Slovenia Nov 24th

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Next month in Maribor Slovenia, BlackBerry Developer Group Balkan will be hosting a free-to-attend BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam. The english sessions will cover Nativeve BPS/Qt/Cascades, HTML5, app packaging, Adobe Air and Android Runtime and also feature a trio of guest speakers from RIM.
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Games for Playbook: Angry Birds 2.3.0

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Rovio is yet another publisher showing confidence in the BlackBerry Playbook as they push out yet another update to their popular franchise Angry birds.

In version 2.1 we got to see 15 new tropical levels. 2.2 brought us even MORE tropical levels. Today Angry Birds 2.3.0 brings us “PIGGEST levels ever!” says the App World description.

With 45 new levels since the 2.0 release we can keep on flinging birds and crushing pigs to our hearts desire. It’s encouraging to see big publishers showing BlackBerry this much love. Way to lead by example Rovio, we look forward to 2.4!

The BlackBerry Keyboard Is Still A Major Competitive Advantage

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Recently, I sat down with NPR Marketplace to talk about BlackBerry. The journalist wanted to know a little about demographics, who uses a BlackBerry, why people use a BlackBerry and how the platform differs from others. One thing that’s becoming increasingly bothersome, is how BlackBerry users are having to defend their smartphone choice. “Oh, you still use a BlackBerry?” is something I hear maybe once per week. Do you get that? What do you say?
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Cascades for BB10: Beta 3 released

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Good news from the twittersphere: Cascades Beta 3 is out!

Cascades is the beautiful UI framework that’s being developed over at RIM based off of the highly celebrated acquisition of The Astonishing Tribe from Sweden. This will enable developers to make highly responsive and polished applications that are sure to make BB10 a hit.

Developers will be treated in this beta to the BB10 Social Platform that we all know and love. We can also expect to see developers take full advantage of the new UI additions or even start integrating calendar, contact, and email support. These additions are just the tip of the iceberg and a promising first few steps in the right direction. Keep your eyes peeled for the Beta 4 and 5 releases in November as well as the beta 6 in December of this year.

RIM Updates the WiFi BlackBerry Playbook to OS 2.1

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Following a similar update to 4G LTE BlackBerry Playbook, RIM has released an update to their WiFi-only tablets. The update boasts new features as well as beefed up security.
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RIM Partners with GEMA and Announces Upgrades to Their Enterprise Product Lineup

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RIM has announced their partnership with the GEMA or the Global Enterprise Mobile Alliance to deliver globally managed mobile solutions. Able to handle diverse deployments including tablets, Android and iOS devices, GEMA will be able to use their expertise to handle complex multinational mobile deployments.
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