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BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Studio Service Pack Update Now Available


RIM’s mobile device management suite BlackBerry Mobile Fusion got treated to a service pack update. The update includes support for iPhone 5, streamlines error messages and more.
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RIM Partners with GEMA and Announces Upgrades to Their Enterprise Product Lineup


RIM has announced their partnership with the GEMA or the Global Enterprise Mobile Alliance to deliver globally managed mobile solutions. Able to handle diverse deployments including tablets, Android and iOS devices, GEMA will be able to use their expertise to handle complex multinational mobile deployments.
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RIM Announces BlackBerry Beta Zone for Business


RIM has announced that it’s successful beta project: Beta Zone will be splitting into two different parts specifically geared towards consumers and businesses. The BlackBerry Beta Zone has been running for 3 years now and has been a wonderful test bed for BlackBerry apps.
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CIO Magazine’s Al Sacco to Host a Q&A Session With RIM Executives at BlackBerry World 2012


CIO Magazine’s Al Sacco will be hosting a Q&A session with RIM executives that this year’s BlackBerry World conference. The session called “Ask RIM, Hosted by Al Sacco” will allow you to ask any question you may have about the company and its offerings.
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BlackBerry Innovation Forum 2012 Impressions


I’m here in Ottawa attending the BlackBerry Innovation Forum. It’s a full day of IT managers, CIOs and folks in charge of mobile deployments talking about new technologies. This year there’s a big focus on BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, RIM’s solution for managing BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices for deployments large and small. The crowd was full of BlackBerry fans with over 70% of the attendees sporting Playbooks.
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T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9700 details emerge including preloads


Al Sacco of CIO.com got an email from T-Mobile USA’s PR firm that contained a marketing image of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 as well as some previously unknown details. The image came before an embargo was signed so he decided to publish.

According to the PR firm:

“The BlackBerry ‘Onyx’ sports a premium experience and design with a high-gloss black finish and leather grain detail on the back. Boasting features such as high-speed 3G Web browsing, Wi-Fi calling, visual voicemail and support for corporate and personal e-mail options, the ‘Onyx’ will satisfy all your on-the-go needs. Also the phone comes preloaded with mobile applications from BlackBerry App World, including Amazon MP3 store for quick and easy music downloads and TeleNav GPS Navigator for turn-by-turn directions.”

It seems we’ll be getting an official announcement about this device early November. Rumor has it that the T-Mobile version of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 will come with slightly different specs. The T-Mobile version is rumored to have the same battery as the Curve 8900/Storm/Tour, while the AT&T version will come with the Bold 9000 battery. Also, the processor is rumored to be different as well.

It’s great to see App World coming preloaded with the device, and I’m hoping this will be standard on all future BlackBerry devices.

The Amazon MP3 store is interesting but I’m more interested in getting the 7Digital application. It was supposed to be available this summer but I’ve yet to see it available for download.