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How Hot Peas ‘N Butter Sold Their Merchandise With a BlackBerry

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Hot Peas Quote

RIM’s @blackberry4biz account is promoting a case study of the band Hot Peas ‘N Butter, a children’s musical group that also sells merchandise to fans who attend their live shows. The band used MobileVision and the MobileChargePro for BlackBerry and they were able to use their BlackBerrys to process credit and debit card transactions. As a result, sales went up for the band, and also impressed their clients with the cool payment technology they had implemented.
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Quick Tip: Worried About Personal Data? How to Stop Apps From Using It

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permissions screen

We’ve had quite a few BlackBerryCool readers who are concerned about how their personal data is being used, and want to know how to stop an app from having access to information such as their email address. There are apps on the market that are made so that the companies can grab email addresses which they then use to market their apps. These apps are often free to promote downloads, and they can access your Address Book as long as you accept the permissions. What you may not have known, is that you can edit the Default Permissions, so that your user data is permanently locked. To do this, go to:
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Wireless Merchant Mobile Accounting and Payment Solution Comes with Competitive Pricing

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wireless merchant

We talk a lot about mobile payment systems here at BlackBerryCool because it’s a fast growing industry with some pretty awesome implications for retail and business in general. The BlackBerry, being a secure and ubiquitous device, is the ideal platform for capturing mobile payments and we’ve recently come across a pretty awesome solution called Wireless Merchant.

Wireless Merchant is a two in one application for BlackBerry. The first application is a Credit Card Processing Module which allows merchants to process their clients’ credit cards and receive an authorization almost immediately. The second application is an Order Entry/Billing Module which integrates directly to back office accounting systems (Sage ACCPAC ERP, Sage BusinessVision and QuickBooks). This application brings the customers, items, pricing, taxes etc. into the BlackBerry and allows the merchant to process an Order, Invoice, Credit Note and/or a Quote while automatically updating their accounting system and creating a domino effect. All of this backend updating is done in real time.
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