November 29, 2012

Create Apps with BlackBerry App Generator Gold

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"BlackBerry 10 Coming Soon"

"Currently the App Generator builds dedicated apps for Blackberry OS5/OS6, OS7 and BlackBerry PlayBook.
BlackBerry 10 support will be added in January 2013. Every app submitted prior to then will have a BlackBerry 10 version added and published to App World automatically."

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BlackBerry Messenger upgrade is now available for download in Beta Zone


Change Log (

Please see the list of fixed issues for BlackBerry Messenger below:
  • BBM will not launch
  • Users gets message  "You can't make a call because you are in a Voice Chat" even when they aren't in a voice chat
  • No missed call message received when user receives a Voice chat while in a regular phone call
  • User appears deregistered after toggling Wi-Fi
  • No disconnection dialog when device is disconnected during calling or connecting state
  • RTP error when making a cell MVS call during a Voice chat and Voice chat didn't get dropped
  • While on BBM Voice call, MVS WiFi call comes in that shuts off audio in both calls 
  • Cannot Register even after a reboot
  • All BBM contacts appeared unavailable when they are actually available
  • While recording a voice note, if an BBM Voice chat is initiated no audio is heard between devices
  • Wrong message appears when declining a Voice chat using "Reply in BBM" or using HW button
  • Groups Activity updates appear in Message List when specifically set not to appear
  • Wrong status message displayed after BBM Voice Invitation Timeout
  • Text entry field in Group chat expands to cover up the last message in chat history instead of the chat history scrolling up
  • Name for BBM Voice Chat Tone should follow Ring Tone naming conventions
  • Active BBM Voice calls are randomly disconnecting 

November 27, 2012

Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones updated to Ver in Beta Zone

What's new :
BBM Integration:
  • Ability to opt in/out of the PIN sharing in the setup wizard and screen options
  • Ability to know when my Facebook friends are sharing their PINs so I can invite them to BBM
  • Ability to invite my Facebook BBM connected friends, who are sharing their PIN, to my BBM contact list (if not already friends)
  • Icon showing which Facebook friends I can invite to chat on BBM
  • Ability to initiate a BBM conversation with my BBM connected Facebook friend, who is sharing his/her PIN and we are BBM contacts
  • Option to be synced with the web so changes on the device/web are reflected on the device/web
  • Facebook friends PIN to be updated regularly to ensure that the invitation to chat on BBM is sent to the right PIN
  • Ability to invite my friends to BBM or chat from the profile screen

Blaq Twitter App for BlackBerry PlayBook Updated to 1.8.4


  • Faster thumbnail load time
  • Performance improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Reply All to RT doesn’t list original tweet author first
  • Saved search and Trending Topics not loading
  • Keyboard doesn’t pop up in portrait on Reply/Reply All
  • Cosmetic fixes
 BlackBerry App World

November 26, 2012

BlackBerry 10 Flow in action

This latest video is all about BlackBerry 10’s flow and how easy it is to perform tasks along with using it one handed. Its a bit silly but fun either way. Check out the video below:

 Source :Inside BlackBerry

November 22, 2012

BBM Voice updated to Ver in Beta Zone

Change Log (

  • BBM chats were not restored during device upgrade. User has to sign into BBID and then re-restore the chats from the backup file.
  • Incoming call doesnt ring if user is in camera app
  • Speaker enabled when incoming call rejected and already on BBM Voice call
  • Messages from BBM Voice are cut off frequently
  • Device switch failed, client stuck at "Restoring BBM" state 
  • After hanging up after a voice chat longer than 5 minutes, the device that did not hang up remains on the calling screen
  • With a song playing, when a user receives a BBM Voice call the music continues to play in the background of the ringtone
  • User cannot accept calls properly while content protection enabled and password locked
  • While recording a voice note, if an BBM Voice chat is initiated no audio is heard between devices
  • Avatar display picture not being updated correctly for BBM Voice calls
  • Broadcast messages are received in black text
  • Active BBM Voice calls are randomly disconnecting
  • Contacts see each other as unavailable although both are registered and can see other contacts as available
  • Chat Tear
  • BBM Groups - Text entry field in group chat expands to cover up the last message in chat history instead of the chat history scrolling up
  • Contact list search feature randomly stops returning results
  • No missed call message appears when the caller ends the call before the receiver picks up
  • Wrong message appears when declining a voice chat using 'Reply in BBM'
  • After accepting a call after 30 seconds of ringing the device being called gets stuck on connecting screen
  • Voice chats exceeding 13 minutes maybe disconnected
BBM 7 is Available in BlackBerry Beta Zone  

November 19, 2012

BlackBerry 10 Demo Video

Let us know,if you are going to get a BB10 !

November 16, 2012

CIBC Mobile Payment App now available for BlackBerry

As promised, the “CIBC Mobile Payment App” is now available in the BlackBerry App World, but is currently only compatible with the 9900 and the 9380 (App World only says the 9900 so they’ll need to fix that up). The app will also be heading to Android and Windows Phone “in early 2013.″ The only way you can start using this app is if you’re a Rogers customer who has a NFC-enabled SIM, plus have a CIBC Credit card. If you fit the bill you can simply hold your Berry to the thousands of locations that have a Visa payWave and MasterCard PayPass terminal. Download the app here : BlackBerry App World

Source :Mobilesyrup 

The mobile phone giving hotel guests total control

So called "hi-tech" hotels might offer automated mood settings or gadgets that play interactive city guides. But rarely do these flashy extras come together in a neat single concept that also saves you money.

November 15, 2012

MasterCard Shows off New Credit Card with Integrated Keypad, Display

New Mastercard has LCD screen and keyboard

The card has touch-sensitive buttons and the ability to create a "one-time password" - doing away with the need for a separate device sometimes needed to log in to online banking.
Future versions of the card could display added information such as the remaining balance.
The card will be available from January before being rolled out globally.
Many of the world's banks require customers to log in to online banking by using a small security device to generate a one-off password.
While considerably more secure than typical static username and password log-in systems, many people find using security tokens cumbersome given the need to keep it with them in order to use online banking.
Mastercard's interactive card aims to solve that issue.
"We brainstormed on ways to make it convenient and yet secure for customers," said V Subba from Standard Chartered Bank, which is collaborating with Mastercard.
"The question was: instead of sending customers another bulky token, could we replace something which already exists in the customer's wallet? That was when credit, debit and ATM cards immediately came to mind."
Eventually, the card could display information such as loyalty or reward points or recent transaction history.
Improving the portability of secure banking is a continuing priority for the world's credit card firms.
 Source :BBC News Technology

Taiwan suppliers to be ready for production of BlackBerry 10-based products in December

Taiwan-based handset component makers including Silitech Technology, Ichia Technologies as well as ODM Wistron are expected to begin small volume production of RIM's BlackBerry 10-based products in December as RIM has announced it will unveil its next-generation BlackBerry phones at the end of the first quarter of 2013.

November 14, 2012

BlackBerry Messenger takes on Skype by adding WiFi calls to BBM.

Check out the new features included in BBM 7.0

BBM Voice - For the times when you want to hear a friend’s laughter instead of reading their LOL’s, BBM now comes with BBM Voice. Now you have the freedom to switch almost any BBM conversation from text to a call and speak to your BBM contacts, from almost anywhere they are in the world for free over WiFi. You’ll instantly know whenever BBM friends are available to call. Alternatively, if the moment isn’t right to speak with a friend who’s calling, simply choose to respond discretely by text.
  • Visual Indicator - Know instantly when BBM friends are available to voice call - no guesswork needed. Leaving you to decide how and when to connect with all your BBM friends.
  • Multitasking with BBM Voice - Do more while you chat – with BBM Voice you are free to respond to BBM text chats, check emails or navigate to other apps while still on a BBM Voice call.
  • Accessory compatible - Choose how you chat with BBM Voice – BBM Voice is compatible with your accessories. Use the handset, the speakerphone, Bluetooth accessory or a wired headset – and easily switch between them via the onscreen menu item in the active chat screen.
BBID Synchronization - Users can now switch even more easily between BlackBerry smartphones since BBM 7 allows your BBM profile, Groups and Contacts to be linked to your BBID.  Integration with BBID will also allow users to seamlessly transfer all of their BBM information to a BlackBerry 10 device.

Press Release

BBM Now Lets You Have Voice Chats for Free Over Wi-Fi

WATERLOO, ON – For the times when you want to hear a friend’s laughter instead of reading LOL, BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) is taking the social networking experience to a whole new level with an exciting new feature called BBM Voice. Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced BBM version 7, a free update for the globally popular mobile social network, which will allow customers to make free voice calls to other BBM customers in the world over a Wi-Fi® connection*.
BBM is a fast, convenient and inexpensive service for BlackBerry® customers that gives them the ability to instantly chat with a friend, family member or colleague, and know when their message has been delivered, and read. With the new version of BBM, customers have a new option – they can talk with their BBM contact across the globe for free over a Wi-Fi connection. In an instant, customers can switch between texting and talking, or talk and text at the same time. For consumers, especially in developing markets, the BBM Voice feature offers an attractive way to talk with friends and family near and far, and staying in contact will be easier than ever as the holiday season approaches. For business customers, BBM Voice allows for enriched collaboration.
“BBM is the quick, easy way to stay connected to the people that matter to you, and with today’s announcement we’re expanding the capabilities of the service for deeper social engagement and even greater collaboration, beginning with voice functionality,” said T.A. McCann, Vice President of BBM and Social Communities at RIM. “The new BBM Voice feature is for when you’re travelling and you want to call home without worrying about phone charges. It’s for when you have news you can’t wait to share, for quickly explaining complicated details, and collaborating with colleagues. Whenever your ideas are too big for text, there’s BBM Voice.”
BBM Voice includes a number of convenient features.

November 12, 2012

RIM to launch BlackBerry 10 devices on January 30

Press Release

BlackBerry 10 Launch Event to be Held on January 30th, 2013

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2012) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) announced today that it will hold its BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013. The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world. This day will mark the official launch of its new platform - BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.

"In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs. Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities. All of this will be integrated into a user experience - the BlackBerry Flow - that is unlike any smartphone on the market today," said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion. "Thanks to our strong partnerships with global carriers and a growing ecosystem of developers, we believe our customers will have the best experience possible with BlackBerry 10. We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world."

November 09, 2012

Download free apps for your OS 7.1+ device compliments of BlackBerry

BlackBerry 7.1 OS users in Canada are eligible to receive over $40 of selected premium apps for free.
To be eligible to receive over $40 in selected premium apps, you must live in Canada and have a BlackBerry Smartphone with BlackBerry 7.1 OS.


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November 08, 2012

Evernote for BlackBerry Smartphones updated to V3.5.423

BlackBerry smartphones has received a small update to version 3.5.423.

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RIM CEO demo BB10

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