Showing posts with label Blackberry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blackberry. Show all posts

Monday, April 1, 2013

How to preview BlackBerry 10 on your Android or iOS Device

BlackBerry has been relentlessly trying to make a comeback with their new OS - BlackBerry 10. Launched recently through a large event, the BlackBerry team are in earnest trying to get users to sample their latest offering and hopefully switch sides. Along the same lines Blackberry have another trick up their sleeve  You can now preview BlackBerry 10 features on your Android Device or your iOS device. So if you want to check out the latest BlackBerry OS on your iPhone or iPad you can do so now.

What are some of BlackBerry 10 features available for preview?
These are some of the features BlackBerry 10 has and they are hoping you ditch the apply for a berry.
preview blackberry 10 on your Android or iOS device.1. Unlock screen
2. Minimising Apps
3. BlackBerry Hub
4. BlackBerry 10 keyboard
5. BBM Video Chat

How to preview BlackBerry 10 on an Android or iOs device
Simply point your mobile browser to

So would your ditch your iPhone, iPad or Android device for a new BlackBerry 10 device. Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: BlackBerry Blog

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What is Blackberry 10

Blackberry 10 which was officially launched in New York on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013, is a mobile operation system developed by Blackberry. Also know as an OS (Operating System), this OS will be used in all the upcoming Blackberry mobile devices like SmartPhones and tablets. This is a QNX-based OS and does not contain even a single line of code from the old operating system that Blackberry used to use. Blackberry Limited is the new name of the company which was formally known as Research In Motion (RIM). There are 2 new Blackberry 10 devices that have been released the BlackBerry Z10 and the Blackberry Q10.

Blackberry 10Blackberry 10 features
1. Full Social Integration: as expected the screen as a link to your Tiwtter, Facebook and email all the time. So whenever a new mail pops-up. You can see it in your notifications.
2. Blackberry Hub: Which will be Twitter, LinkedIn, BBM and Facebook all of this combined together. Which essentially means all of your social platforms are in the same place -- reducing time and effort by checking all at once rather than one at a time.
3. Blackberry flow: effortlessly move between apps with just a swipe from the bottom. So which you're watching a video you can swipe around and visit the hub, check your mail and the video continues to play in the background, all in the same flow. Also called Blackberry peak -- check on something else which working on another app or program.
4. Blackberry Keyboard: You can choose between a physical and a touch keyboard -- depending on the device. To add characters, all you need to do is to swipe down on the keyboard. You can also move between languages easily. Just type words together and Blackberry 10 makes a sentence out of it.
5. Blackberry Balance: Allows you to easily move between personal and work. With a single swipe you can move between personal apps and work apps. So you don't get confused and overwhelmed between the two.
6. Blackberry Messenger: Allows you to now also make video calls.
7. BBM Screenshare: Easily share your video and your screen real-time with other people on call. So everyone can watch the video live and if you want you can also share your screen. Very good for work and presentations.
8. Blackberry Remember: An intelligent app that reminds you about something you flagged in an intelligent way. So a holiday email pops-up when you search for places to visit.
9. Blackberry 10 camera: comes with Blackberry Time-shift -- capture a moment and work around it later. The camera can capture an entire moment so you can move the image to when the person first stats smiling to when you took the snap. Also comes with a built-in editor to edit and add effects like Instagram.
10. Blackberry Story Maker: Pull in all related pics and videos together and create a nice story -- good for work or personal.

Video below of the Blackberry launch event in New York

Saturday, October 29, 2011

How to get a free BlackBerry Tablet

RIM is now trying everything possible to bolster sales of its Tablet the BlackBerry Playbook. We have read numerous reports on the net that this holiday season is going to be gadget season. People of all ages including women over 50 according to one report, all want gadgets as gifts. right on top of the list of most desired gadgets is the Tablet. Tablet computers are most prized and sought after. RIM wants to make the best of it and has now come out with an offer for the BlackBerry Playbook. Business customers who buy two will get one free. Those who buy two PlayBooks' with get one free accessory and They can choose from a black leather sleeve, a charging pad, or an six-foot HDMI cable if they participate in the promotion. The offer runs only in the US and Canada and devices must be purchased for an authorized reseller. Offer ends Dec 31, 2011.

With this offer BlackBerry wants to make the most of this holiday season and increase sales. They have also said that rumors that the company wants to move away from the Table industry are false and that they are highly committed to the tablet industry. 

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BlackBerry Curve in 3 new models 9350, 9360 and 9370

RIM has just announced three new models of the BlackBerry Curve, Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370. These three models are powered by the BlackBerry 7 OS and are built to look sleek and smart. All the SmartPhones are built with what RIM is calling a waterfall design. The BlackBerry torch also features a waterfall design. The curve have curvy front and back surfaces for a better fit in your hand. The models also have a soft-touch band that seamlessly integrates functions like volume control, mute and convenience buttons. The phones come with easy portability because they weigh in a 99 grams and this includes the battery as well.

All three models are powered by the BlackBerry 7 OS. The Blackberry 7 browser features performance improvements for a significantly faster web browsing experience. The browser also have optimized HTML 5 support and so playing games on your BlackBerry curves is a faster and cooler experience. Crisp graphics that take advantage of the new devices’ HVGA+ (480×360) display. It also have universal voice search and you can use voice commands to navigate. This takes care of your browsing and searching hands-free. Third-party Apps can also be searched using voice search.  

The new curve smartphones come with deep social integration. So the phone comes with the latest version for Twitter and the latest version for Facebook, FourSquare etc. All the three models are second generation NFC (Near Field Communications). Which allows users who have NFC on the phones to connect with other users close by. Kind of like Bluetooth but works at a much shorter range. 

Video on NFC

BBM integrated into FourSquare on BlackBerry

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Chit Chat for Facebook: BlackBerry App

For all users who access Facebook on their BlackBerry comes a new App called Chit Chat for Facebook. The App is really useful if you have hundreds of friends on Facebook and keep track of all chat conversations you have with them. The Facebook chat messaging application sports an innovative tabbed interface. 

With Chit Chat for Facebook on your BlackBerry you get:

An attractive easy to use interface
Manage Lots Of Conversations - The tabbed interface means that many conversations can easily be handled at once
Searchable Buddy List - Search your Facebook friends to find the one your looking for
Customisable - Customize your instant messaging window

So if you are a person on the move and likes to keep a track of all your friends and conversations on Facebook this App is for you, no need to endlessly scroll as the App's spacebar and cursor allows you to quick scroll up and down. You can also use Alt and space to jump up and down your buddy list. with it you can also add filters to quickly filter your contact lists. When you receive a message you get to hear and feel it as soon as it is received( Audio and Vibration notifications). All in real-time and starts at $ 1.99. All in all a very useful way to stay in touch with all your Facebook buddies through chat and keep the conversations going. To know more and download the App check out Facebook chat on Blackberry

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

BlackBerry Torch 9800

BlackBerry Torch 9800 is now trending on Twitter. This is the new Smartphones from BlackBerry runs on Blackberry 6 OS. The features include browsing with pinching and zooming allowing you to easily swap between pages. The phone comes with 8 GB memory and enhanced social feeds, making your social experience on popular sites like Facebook and Twitter very fluid. The phone also comes with a 5 MP camera and continuous auto focus. You can either choose the high-level touchscreen or opt for the slide-out QWERTY keyboard or aim for precision with the optical trackpad. 

It was announced on Twitter and BlackBerry Torch 9800 is now trending on Twitter. You can also check out BlackBerry's Twitter account

Check out this first look video of the BlackBerry Torch 9800

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

BlackBerry BlackPad

What is the BlackBerry BlackPad?

Research In Motion (RIM) makers of the popular BalckBerry Smartphone, plan to introduce a new tablet computer similar to the iPad. This according to Bloomberg. The new Blackpad is reported to be similar in size to the iPad, would include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and allow tethering to BlackBerrys. An addition to this new device would be a front facing camera, something not found in the iPad. 

There is no official statement to this effect from the company. So how much truth there is to this story remains to be seen. 

RIM is stepping up its competition with Apple on multiple fronts. The company is hosting an event in New York Aug. 3 at which it will debut its BlackBerry 9800 slider phone, according to one person familiar with its plans. The device will feature a full touchscreen like Apple’s iPhone and a slideout Qwerty keyboard to allow for easy e-mail typing, the person said.

It has also been reported that RIM has taken over the domain 

So if RIM is serious about taking on Apple and Apple type devices will they succeed. Given that Apple now has a cult like following. Apple is looked at like a religion these days with Steve Jobs the prophet leading with his staff and giving the people the Tablet. This Moses type device seems to belong only to the prophet who brought it down to ordinary people. 

To expect people to leave a device that has the Apple logo and buy something else seems even sacrilegious theses days. More than anything else, Steve Jobs and Apple are respected by people because he was thrown out into exile and came back to bring change into people's lives. 

That is not to say that other companies can't succeed. But companies who copy will always be known as such. It is better to bring out something new and different that just imitating. Though it is not wrong. Something new and revolutionary will garner more sales and more good will for the product. 

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Video: BlackBerry 6 Sneak Peek

The new BlackBerry 6 is to be released this summer. The new Smartphone comes with a new browser and new social feed Apps. 

Andrew Bocking, VP of Handheld Software Product Management says about the new phone " In the almost ten years I’ve worked at Research In Motion (RIM), I’ve never been as excited about a BlackBerry® software launch as I am for BlackBerry 6, which is on track for release this summer. I’m absolutely in love with the BlackBerry 6 experience and I expect other longtime users like me will feel the same. I also think the wide range of changes and added features in BlackBerry 6 will attract a lot of new users to the BlackBerry platform". 

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How to setup an email address on your BlackBerry Smartphone

BlackBerry has provided clear and details information if you want to add an email address to your phone. Details instructions along with a video have been provided to make sure you don't go wrong. The videos shows you how to add one or multiple email addresses, in addition you can also change your signature, display name or other items. 

To integrate an email address with your BlackBerry smartphone, just complete the following steps:

1. Locate and click on the Setup folder.
2. Within the 
Setup folder, click on Email Settings and if prompted, review the Terms of Agreement.
3. A listing of various email providers will now be displayed:
• If you are integrating a Yahoo!, Gmail, AOL or Windows Live email address, highlight the appropriate icon and click 
• If you are integrating an email address from another provider, select 
4. Provide the email address and password and in most cases, you’re done!

Email Setup

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

How to schedule automatic backups with BlackBerry desktop software

Loosing data can be very painful and especially important data stored on your BlackBerry Smartphone. BlackBerry has made the process very simple and you can set a schedule to backup your data periodically. Scheduling automatic backups can come in handy in the event something should happen and you loose your data. It is advisable to get these settings right as it will save you a lot of headaches later on.

To schedule automatic backup of your BlackBerry Data

1. Connect your BlackBerry Smartphone to your computer.
2. Open the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager if it does not open automatically
3. On the Backup and Restore tab click on Configure automatic backup.
4. Select the Automatically back up my device check box
5. Set how often the backup should occur.

To backup all BlackBerry smartphone date, select the backup all device application data option.
To exclude email and organizer data, select backup all device application data, except for option and select data to exclude.

Click Save and your done.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How to delete applications from a BlackBerry Device

Are the applications you've been downloading crowding up your device or are you just plain tired with some of then and would like to clear up the Applications your BlackBerry device is using. There are a few simply steps you would need to follow to remove, delete or uninstall an application from your Blackberry

1. Go to the main screen
2. Select Options
3. Select advanced options
4. Select Applications
5. Select the app you want to remove
6. Select Delete from the menu
7. Confirm deletion
8. The device will ask you if you would like reboot select 'yes'
9. Your Done

If you are going to delete more than one application do not click on reboot to reset. Click on reboot only after you have deleted all the apps you wish to remove. Your device asks to reboot because a reboot or a reset clears the applications out of device memory.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

The New Twitter App for BlackBerry Handsets

Research in motion has now created a new Twitter App for BlackBerry handsets. The client has been tested internally by RIM since February and is now available to the public in it's beta version. 

The Client allows BlackBerry users to instantly receive and reply to @ messages in real-time. The layout has also been optimized for smaller screens. Links are automatically shortened and so you do not have to visit and third party site. The App can also run in the background allowing users to continue with their normal surfing activities and keep tabs on their Twitter homepage.

Currently the client has no support for trending topics but RIM hopes to add this in the coming months. 

Oh and users can use their BlackBerry cameras to take pictures and share them via the client.

Here is the list of things you can do with the BlackBerry Client

• Push Notifications for Direct Messages

• Direct Twitter messages are delivered to the users’ BlackBerry application through the use ofBlackBerry® Push technology

• When a direct message is received, the user will be notified with a splat on the Twitterribbon application as well as the home screen icon

• Timeline Support

• Users can view the timeline of the Twitter users they are following, the Tweets posted by the users and the replies to the user

•Following & Followers

•Users can view a list of the Twitter users who they are currently following or who are currently following them

•Tweeting and Re-Tweeting

•Users can post new tweets, delete tweets, re-tweet (forward), reply to tweets (@Replies), and send direct messages

•User can send a tweet to various other options including Facebook®, Email, PIN, SMS, MMS, and BlackBerry® Messenger

•Keyword, User, and Proximity Search

•Keyword Search: search for keywords from within the application, the search results are displayed as a Timeline

•User Search: search for other Twitter users from within the application.

•Proximity Search: Search for tweets within a chosen location

•Tweet Photos

•User can post a photo from within the app, their BlackBerry camera, or media card as part of a new Tweet

•Users can also view photos in the stream

•Trending Topics

•Users can view a list of the top 10 trending topics on Twitter, and they are able to click on a topic to bring up a Timeline

•Profile Editing

• Users can edit their own Twitter profile or change their profile image from the application

• Seamless integration into core BlackBerry Applications

•The application is integrated completely into Media, browser, BlackBerry App World™, and message list

• URL Shortening
•User can tweet or send direct message of websites from the Browser using URL shrinkage (bit.Ly support) 

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

BlackBerry in North America hits another outage

BlackBerry maker Research in motion confirmed that users of the smartphone across the Americas are experiencing delays in Message delivery.

"Technical teams are actively working to resolve the issue for those impacted. RIM apologizes for any inconvenience experienced by customers," read an e-mailed statement from company spokesperson Jamie Ernst. Ernst declined to elaborate, however, on the cause or extent of the outage, and offered no estimated time of repair. 

The company apologized for the outage and assured subscribers it technical team are working to solve the problem, similar to what happened on Thursday when email and Internet usage was restored only by mid-afternoon. Blackberry's phone function, though, is working.
The first outage coincided with the release of RIM's third quarter results in which the maker of Blackberry reported a $628.4 million profit, which is almost twice for the same quarter in 2008.

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