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RIM Announces BlackBerry Java SDK Beta for BlackBerry 7

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Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry 9900 series announcement, comes the Java SDK beta for BlackBerry 7 OS. The SDK takes advantage of the advanced hardware found under the hood of the new Bold Touch such as the magnetometer, NFC, video capture, and Open GL .

Scheduled for release at the end of May, the SDK also has some new APIs on the software side of things like Unified Search, maps, menu items, multimedia, barcodes and options.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are slated for release summer 2011, this SDK update will allow developers to optimize their apps for the powerful new device.

Read more about the Java SDK Beta at Inside BlackBerry

Free BlackBerry Video Applications – What Do You Use?

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As more people get on Twitter and Facebook, we seem to have a fascination with sharing our every detail with the world around us.  Sure, pictures are good, but video is so much more fun (at least for those with big data plans).  For those of you who are interested in living your life in front of a camera and have OS 4.5, we have four streaming/sharing video applications for you to check out.  Do you use any of these?  Is there a free (or paid) BlackBerry video application that we left out?  Hit us up in the comments so we can try ‘em out.

Qik – a live streaming video application for BlackBerry devices that has integration with Twitter.  They are currently working on direct integration of Facebook.

ITookThisOnMyPhone – allows you to take pictures and videos and upload them automatically or manually to their server or to photo and video sites such as Flickr, Picasa and YouTube.  Then you can catch embed codes and post them to your favorite places.

Next2Friends -Next2Friends seems to be a blend of Qik and ITookThisOnMyPhone.  Here you can stream video and upload pictures automatically.  Next2Friends also allows you to get embed codes to place your videos on your Facebook profile, blog or other location.  Additionally, they add Ask where you take a picture, add a question and send it to a friend for their opinion.

12Seconds.tv – this is a bit different as it is not quite an application but a place where you can email your videos, similar to the way Twitpic works with photos.  After sending the upload, you can have 12Seconds.tv post your video automatically to Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed.  12Seconds.tv also has direct integration to TweetDeck to make it really easy to upload a video from your computer. Note: If you use Sprint, use your @sprint.blackberry.net email address to send videos to 12Seconds.tv.

Spain gets the BlackBerry 8120

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BlackBerry 8120In the same breath as the BlackBerry Unite! announcement, Telefonica has busted out the BlackBerry 8120, which is packing the same OS upgrade that we’ll be seeing on the BlackBerry 8130. Video capture is also a go on this one, which leads us to believe that it’s a feature within the OS – could a future upgrade on your Curves enable video capture?

Of course, the star of The BlackBerry 8120 Show is Wi-Fi, compatible with 802.11 b/g hardware. Gleaning from the specs in Spanish, the 8820 is 107 x 50 x 14 mm, 91g (marginally heavier than the 8100), supports WMV, WMA, MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, and has a 4 hour talk time and 15 day standby battery life. It’s safe to assume that most of the specifics will closely resemble the BlackBerry 8120′s.

Take a look over here for all the details (in Spanish), or you could take a look at their splash page.

Translated specs and press release behind the jump.