There is a kind of cool game for the BlackBerry PlayBook, Comb Over Charlie, normally $0.99 to download, but, for today, July 31st only, free in BlackBerry App World. Comb Over Charlie is a side scrolling shooter where the object is to shoot all the oncoming fish while floating up and down to avoiding the fish swimming towards you. At the end of each level you’ve got to kill the boss by shooting him multiple times will avoiding the shots he shoots back at you.
Archives for July 2011
Just days after being updated to version 2.0, Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook has again been updated, this time to version 188.8.131.526. We haven’t seen a change log, but, it looks like this latest build of Facebook for Blackberry PlayBook is just a bug fix update.
To get Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook v184.108.40.2066, simply open up BlackBerry App World on your tablet and update to the latest version…
BlackBerry Messenger 6, which features the new BBM Social Platform allowing developers to add social Super App features to their applications, is finally out of beta and now available via BlackBerry App World.
BBM v6.0 features include:
- Support for the BBM Social Platform (Invite Friends, Update User Profiles, Chat and Share Content from within other applications)
- Enhanced Location Sending with customized search and sharing
- Send events and appointments to BBM contacts
- Draft BBM message support
- Updated support for sending links, podcasts, location in BBM Groups
RIM put out a Tweet the other day that insinuated that the new BlackBerry 7 devices were going to be announced yesterday, July 26th. The exact verbage…
Most people, myself included, took this to mean that RIM was going to release details on new BlackBerry 7 devices that are coming. What RIM actually meant was that they were releasing details on #BB7FanNight… That is a load of BS and RIM knows it…
After a fairly lengthy beta period, Facebook for BlackBerry v2.0 has been officially released and is now available for download via BlackBerry App World. Facebook for BlackBerry v2.0 contains many new features including:
- Brand New User Interface
- Facebook Chat
- Improved News Feed
- Enhanced Profiles
- Core Integration with your BlackBerry smartphone (BBM integration)
A week ago Foursquare for BlackbBerry v3.0 hit the scene, but, without the BlackBerry Messenger integration that we saw when while in alpha. Today, however, Foursquare for BlackBerry v3.1 has been released and BlackBerry Messenger integration is back. The Foursquare for BlackBerry 3.1 change log indicates a few incremental updates to the user interface and application performance, so, you should probably download it even if you don’t care about the BBM integration.
It’s looks like the next generation of BlackBerry devices are nearing their long awaited launch dates as the the touch BlackBerry Bold 9930 has been detailed in video on Verizon’s website. RIM, via the official @BlackBerry Twitter account, yesterday announced that new BlackBerry 7 devices would be announced today, so, I hope will see a video of the BlackBerry 9960 a bit later today…
Even though the touch BlackBerry Bold 9900 was the only next-generation officially announced back at BlackBerry World 2011 this past May, several new BlackBerry 7 devices or in the works, and, it looks like they will be officially announced tommorow, July 26th at an event RIM is calling #BB7FanNight.