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Fixmo Tools Contest Winners: Launch Pricing Still In Effect

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Fixmo has updated their extensive suite of BlackBerry utilities and is offering a discounted price of $7.99 down from $14.99 for a limited time. The update is free for Fixmo 2.0 users and sports a number of new features, including performance optimizations, BlackBerry 7 support and the ability to remove any of the 18 features that you don’t end up using.
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Fixmo Tools Updated to 2.5 and Giving Away 10 Free Copies

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Fixmo has updated their extensive suite of BlackBerry utilities and is offering a discounted price of $7.99 down from $14.99 for a limited time. The update is free for Fixmo 2.0 users and sports a number of new features, including performance optimizations, BlackBerry 7 support and the ability to remove any of the 18 features that you don’t end up using.

To win one of the 10 free copies of Fixmo 2.5, Leave us a comment with your BlackBerry PIN, as well as which of the Fixmo tools are you most looking forward to. Giveaway winners will be announced on Friday October 14th 2011. A complete list of all the Fixmo Tools after the jump.
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Rogers Flips the Switch on LTE in Ottawa and Selling LTE Rocket Stick

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Rogers has flipped the switch on the LTE network in Ottawa and the above map shows the coverage. The coverage is really decent and it’s interesting that Rogers chose Ottawa as the launch city. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the city is so incredibly vast and 90% of it is in a country setting. That brings to mind what the value of LTE is over WiFi. While LTE speeds are great for those who are on the move and want high speeds on their laptop, most people will probably just opt for a location with WiFi if possible. There are very few times when the average person is going to be in need of a connection, with no WiFi available, unable to tether or in need of speeds faster than 3G, and willing to pay the price for the Rocket Stick.

Who is actually buying into LTE? Perhaps we should be looking at better WiFi solutions before thinking about how to get little Johnny playing Call of Duty on his laptop while on the 20 minute bus ride home.

We’re also not even sure how much the Rocket Stick even costs yet. According to Rogers, it will be $169.99 no term and $79.99 on a 3-year. Plan details will be announced when the sticks are available for pickup.

Find Near Me PlayBook App Locates ATMs, Banks, Restaurants, WiFi Spots and More

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It’s always important to find a good WiFi spot with your PlayBook and the Find Near Me app can help you do that and more. The Find Near Me app for the PlayBook helps you find ATMs, Banks, Restaurants, WiFi spots and more. The app uses the built-in GPS in the PlayBook and plots pointers as overlays on a map to show points of interest in the vicinity of your current location. Find Near Me also allows you to find other locations and search for places around them. It even remembers the locations you have previously searched in. Features of the app include:

  • Automatically finds your current location and plots it on a map.
  • Find interesting and useful places such near you from a predefined set of commonly used keywords.
  • Customize the application to include custom search terms.
  • Search around other locations. Find Near Me remembers the locations you have previously searched.
  • Find details such as distance from your current position, address, contact numbers and street view of searched locations.
  • Use it on-the-go to search for places of interest and to plan your trips to new locations.

Check out the Find Near Me app in App World.

BlackBerry MVS 5 for Avaya Phone Systems Now Available

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At BlackBerry World, RIM announced plans to make its Mobile Voice System (MVS) 5 with voice over WiFi calling available for more corporate phone systems. Recently, RIM announced that BlackBerry MVS 5 is now available in North America and the UK for Avaya phone systems.

The list of phone systems that work with BlackBerry MVS now includes:

  • Avaya Aura 6.1
  • Avaya Communications Manager
  • Avaya CS1000 Communication Server
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Mitel Communications Director

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RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Bold 9780 Featuring BlackBerry 6

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The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is official and the biggest selling feature for this device is the better camera, additional Flash memory and of course, BlackBerry 6. Considering there doesn’t seem to be much new with this device and the differentiation with the 9700 isn’t all that great, initial price points do seem a little high. Features of the device include:

  • Premium design and finish
  • Brilliant, high resolution color display (480 x 360 pixels, 2.44” diagonal measurement) with support for over 65,000 colors
  • HSDPA support (3.6 Mbps)
  • Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi with UMA support (802.11 b/g)
  • 5 MP camera (JPEG Encoding, CMOS) with Auto focus, Image stabilization, Flash and 2X Digital Zoom.
  • 512 MB Flash, microSDHC memory card slot (up to 32 GB)
  • 624 MHz processor
  • BlackBerry 6, the new operating system for BlackBerry smartphones which includes:
  • Crisp, more immersive visuals, including new icons, graphics and animations
  • New WebKit browser; it’s high-fidelity and very efficient, with tabbed browsing
  • Graphical, context-sensitive pop-up menus
  • Redesigned core apps, plus a new multimedia UI and new apps for downloading podcasts, watching YouTube videos, and integrating RSS and social networking feeds

The Bold 9780 is going to be available from various carriers beginning in November, and we have learned already that T-Mobile will offer the device November 17 for $129.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

More details available from RIM.