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Watch RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Speak Live at 2:40PM EST at Web 2.0 Summit


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The Web 2.0 Summit is a conference in San Francisco that brings innovators and executives together to discuss the web and its future. The conference talks about business models on the web, and how business is being transformed by the web. Coming up at 2:40PM, there is a discussion on BlackBerry and mobile with Jim Balsillie will be speaking along with John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing).

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Open Mobile Summit San Francisco 2010: More on RIM’s Valley Presence


open mobile summit 2010

This past week in San Francisco I had the pleasure to attend the Open Mobile Summit held at the Marriott Marquis. This year marked the largest Open Mobile Summit with over 650 attendees from across the mobile industry. Google, Verizon, Sprint, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Samsung, Motorola, and RIM were among the speakers and panelists discussing all things mobile.

Topics that dominated discussion included 4G, mobile advertising, tablets, applications, and monetization strategies. In an effort to show some Silicon Valley presence RIM’s Tyler Lessard, VP Developer Relations and Global Alliances, attended the summit and spoke to the crowd about the virtues of BlackBerry and where it’s going. Lessard spoke about the new tablet and how it will come “enterprise ready” so that existing RIM enterprise clients will be able to immediately adopt the solutions into their businesses.
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BlackBerryCool and Vayyoo Present Vayyoo – DEVCON Edition


Vayyoo devcon app

We’ve partnered with the guys at Vayyoo for the latest release of their Super App that showcases the power of the platform to cover a conference. This new version features the ability to login to accounts that dynamically update the client. To showoff this and other powerful features of Vayyoo, a DEVCON account has been created that provides conference interactivity and information.

Cool features in Vayyoo’s DEVCON Edition include:

  • Submit your own blog posts to BlackBerryCool (more info to come)
  • App hotlinks that open the App World listing for apps participating in DEVCON
  • Links to conference information (agenda, Facebook, and #DEVCON10 on Twitter)
  • Keynote information and polling
  • Links to event sponsors
  • Ability to call taxis and limousines from within the app

Try it out now by downloading Vayyoo from App World and login with the following credentials:

username/password: devcon/devcon

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BlackBerry Developer Conference Preview Discussion Roundup


The BlackBerry Dev Blog has a series of videos of “fireside chats” regarding topics at the upcoming BlackBerry Developer Conference in San Francisco. The latest discussion deals with the topic of the BlackBerry web platform. BlackBerry Widgets have been a popular topic of discussion and the above video has a few RIM employees getting into some specifics about what we’ll see at the show. Hit the jump for the other 2 videos of discussions with RIM staff about topics covered in the upcoming Developer Conference.
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Win a “Bold” Adventure to Africa, Costa Rica or Australia


There’s a cool contest going on right now with RIM and Verizon to promote the new BlackBerry Bold 9650. This weekend in NYC, contest administrators will be going around and taking video testimonials on a BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Verizon. Participants will answer the question, “How do you live your life bold?” The boldest video wins one of three bold adventures: an African safari, a diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef, or a Costa Rican rainforest trip. Be Bold has already been to Boston and gathered up some great bold testimonials. After NYC, they’ll be headed to Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco.

Readers can also join the Live Bold. Be Bold. Facebook fan page for a chance to win the new BlackBerry Bold (the fan page will be giving away one smartphone per week). For more free giveaways, BlackBerry fans can visit the events in their cities.

Click through for an example of the sort of video that is being submitted.
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BlackBerry Developer Conference registration open now


You can now register for the BlackBerry Developer Conference which takes place November 9th to the 12th in San Francisco.

There are a ton of savings available if you register early. There is a $200 Early Bird savings if you register before September 18th,2009. As well, if you attended last year’s BBDC or WES 2009, you get an additional $100 Alumni Discount.

Here is what you’ll find at BBDC 2009:

  • The inside scoop on developing for the BlackBerry platform and the very latest in software, hardware and tools from RIM and its partners
  • Invaluable information directly from RIM experts who will personally share their expertise
  • First-hand experiences from developers who have successfully created, integrated and managed wireless applications
  • Best practices from industry leaders to shortcut development cycles and drive new applications to market

See the official site for more details and press registration.