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BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of July 5th


This week brought some fun editorial content worth checking out. The post “Dear BlackBerryCool: Is this a Contest a Hoax?” brought quite a few laughs. We’re still receiving emails from users who entered this contest and are shocked to discover that the contest is fake and the email doesn’t work. An email today from BBCool reader Dezray says: “I send the email to people I know and everything and guess what I don’t get a phone!”. Shocking! On a more positive note, there is a cool BlackBerry contest going on right now. You can win an African safari, a diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef, or a Costa Rican rainforest trip by catching the “Live Bold. Be Bold.” tour in your city. Other cool news this week includes the launch of Service Pack 2 for BES as well as video of the BlackBerry 9800 Torch Slider, 9670 Clamshell Oxford and Curve 9300 Kepler.
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BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of June 28th


It’s a bit of a slow week on BlackBerryCool due to the Canada Day and Independence Day long weekends but we have some cool apps and news nonetheless. From a news perspective, RIM soft announced a new feature to deal with corporate liable and employee liable devices. The soft announcement was incredibly vague and is likely hinting towards some BES feature that they weren’t ready to fully announce, but wanted to give everyone a heads up that they are on the case. Some other random rumors have hit the wire as well, including some specs about the upcoming LTE BlackBerry Storm3 and Facebook for BlackBerry 2.0 including Facebook Chat.

Now that your holiday is over, be sure to hit the jump and catch up on everything you missed!
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BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of June 14th


If you haven’t noticed, it’s sort of Developer Month here on BlackBerryCool. With the BlackBerry Developers Conference coming up in September, we’ve prepped some quality content that is very relevant to anyone looking to build Super Apps. In particular, make sure you check out the following articles:

Technical Details on Upcoming BlackBerry Webkit Browser in OS 6
What BlackBerry OS 6 Means for Developers and Super Apps

These articles give you a very comprehensive look at what features to expect in OS 6 in terms of APIs as well as the new WebKit browser. Also very pertinent to developers: RIM recently soft-announced App World 2.0 which features carrier and credit card billing, as well as a host of improvements to make the whole experience easier to navigate. We’re expecting all developers to see a surge in downloads once App World begins to roll out preloaded.

Other than that, we’ve got a ton of content that came up this week including a very in-depth review of the latest BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100. We also have a series of exclusive World Cup 2010 themes you can download from us for free! Be sure to hit the jump and catch up on a week of news.
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BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of May 31st


The biggest news this week is probably all the hype around OS 6 and which devices will be getting the upgrade. Rumors (which are borderline fact) are circulating that the 9700 is getting a memory refresh to 512MB of RAM in order to make it OS 6 ready. If OS 6 requires 512MB of RAM, the only device currently in RIM’s product line that will support 6 is the 9650.

Should users be upset about this? Take a look at the iPhone. The iPhone has a 2 year obsolescence since the iPhone 3G, a 2 year old device, will not be getting the OS 4 upgrade. By the time the 9700a launches, it could be a 2 year old device. Therefore, for all the users complaining that their device is becoming obsolete, I think this is a general complaint towards consumer electronics, and isn’t something necessarily wrong with RIM’s strategy. What are your thoughts?

Make sure to hit the jump because we have a full roundup of BlackBerry news this week for you to catch up on.

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BlackBerryCool Roundup for Week of May 3rd


This was a decent week in the BlackBerry world as we’ve got a nice mix of new apps, leaks and news. Probably the hottest topic right now is the BlackBerry tablet or “BlackPad”. The tablet could be a huge success if RIM takes an enterprise approach, as it’s a market that no other smartphone can dominate in the way that RIM can. It would be interesting to see how the BlackBerry tablet form factor transforms the way large organizations do business. This week we also some more pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry slider and clamshell. The slider form factor looks really interesting, especially if it’s a touchscreen and QWERTY hybrid. The clamshell doesn’t seem to be a big hit with readers, as we get some really negative comments each time it’s mentioned. Hit the jump to get caught up on a week in BlackBerry.
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BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of April 26th


Of course the big news this week was the annual BlackBerry show WES. This year, RIM announced BlackBerry MVS 5, the Pearl 3G and the Bold 9650. We also received a demo of the upcoming BlackBerry 6, that comes with the latest BlackBerry WebKit browser. It was a great show and I recommend you scroll down to check out BlackBerryCool’s unique coverage of the show.

The latest devices look really great, and RIM’s product line seems to be on a slow and steady chart of improvement. Adoption of BlackBerrys globally is exponential, and if you’re looking for some insight into where the company is heading, make sure to listen/read everything that Mike Lazaridis said during the conference. Hit up the articles after the jump and take the weekend to get caught up.
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