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Free Reminder App Twinkle Updated to Version 3.3

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Twinkle is an application that allows you to set and keep track of upcoming and past events, with built-in options to share them with friends. Twinkle will tell you how far away an event is, and allows you to send events to and from your BlackBerry’s native calendar, or to your friends on BBM. This is perfect for highlighting calendar events as something you need to prepare for like finding time to shop for a gift or an important event.
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Telmap the First to Offer BBM Integration in a Location App

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RIM has been working on the BlackBerry Messenger SDK so developers could leverage the mobile social platform. BBM boasts 35 million users and has been gaining momentum as a platform ever since it launched in early 2006.

Telmap was the first to integrate BBM into their real-time location app since RIM’s announcement of the platform last September.

Telmap uses BBM to manage friends and permissions, then the Telmap Mobile Location Companion app displays the location. The Location Companion app allows users to navigate to their friends’ location either by car or walking.

Visit Telmap.com for more details.

The Associated Press Launches 2 News Apps with Localized Content Delivery

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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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Kobo unveils BBM-enabled eReader for BlackBerry PlayBook

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A special social version of Kobo eReader software was revealed today at DevCon during the BlackBerry PlayBook announcement. Kobo for BlackBerry PlayBook is an industry-first social eReading experience, with lots of BBM flavored sharing and communications options.

New features include shopping for books with a friend, reading with a group, exchanging passages and discussing books in real time. These new social features will reinvent the book club with slick BBM connectivity.

There are at present about 2 million titles in the Kobo store, as well as thousands of free classic books available for download.
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