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BlackBerry Climbs To #2 on The Vitrue 100: Top Social Brands of 2010

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The BlackBerry brand has done an incredible job climbing the ranks of The Vitrue 100: Top Social Brands. The Vitrue 100 is a list of 100 brands and the volume of discussion on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. In 2008, the BlackBerry brand ranked number 20, in 2009, BlackBerry rose to 15 and in 2010, BlackBerry is the number 2 social brand.

A little while ago we had some inside tips and stats regarding RIM’s social media strategy, which according to this report is doing great things for brand awareness. Hit the jump for The Vitrue 100: Top Social Brands of 2010.
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Latest Video of PlayBook Shows Off Facebook Games and More

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Even though the Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu is claiming that Flash is a resource hog and will lead to poor PlayBook battery life, the latest video from RIM shows some awesome advantages of supporting Flash. The above video takes us through some HTML 5 video, as well as the desktop versions of YouTube, Facebook and Facebook games. All of this rich media browsing is all possible thanks to Flash support, and it’s hard to imagine a PlayBook without it. Hopefully, rumors of Flash sucking up battery life aren’t true, and we’ll have a tablet with decent battery life, and full, rich media browsing capabilities.

More info available at Inside BlackBerry.

Nobex Radio Companion Now Features YouTube Videos

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Nobex Radio Companion has recently added a new feature that lets you watch YouTube videos of your favorite songs. While listening to a song, all you have to do is select the YouTube feature from the menu and you’ll be taken to a YouTube for that song. Nobex also has other cool features such as:

  • Works on ALL BlackBerry Smartphones
  • Over 6800 playable stations from more than 100 countries around the world
  • “Sleep Timer” feature allows you to decide for how long you will listen to the radio – anywhere from 15 min to 2 hours.
  • Post your favorite song or station directly to your Facebook wall with a click of a button.
  • Playlist information for 2700+ stations
  • Purchase songs with a single click
  • Get an email with links to buy the song on your PC
  • Hear song snippets

Check out Nobex in the store.

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.

Solid YouTube Video Review of the BlackBerry Bold 9780

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A Dutch consumer website reviewed the BlackBerry Bold 9780 with a really solid video (subtitled) and put it up on YouTube. Some highlights of the review include:

  • The pictures won’t blow you away.
  • They’ve doubled the RAM.
  • Review device running 6.0.0.131.

The review in Dutch can be found here.

BlackBerry Style 9670 Official Video Up on YouTube

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The official video for the BlackBerry Style is up and the phone looks pretty cool. I could have done with less German candy rave music but it’s not terrible. The more we see of this device the better it looks. The Pearl Flip was actually a pretty cool device, and the ability to preview incoming messages on the phone was handier than a shirt with pockets. More to come!