It turns out that the rumor that BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 was delayed until February true, and, as has been the case lately with RIM, the reality for RIM turns out to be worse than the rumor. Not only is BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 not coming out until Feb., it will not include native BBM support.
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After only just a few days of testing in BlackBerry Beta Zone, BlackBerry App World v22.214.171.124 is now available and ready for download. We haven’t seen a change log but it looks like BlackBerry App World v126.96.36.199 just contains bug fixes…
You can download BlackBerry App World v188.8.131.52 by visiting http://www.blackberry.com/appworld.
Rumor has it that BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, the update that is supposed to include native email support along with a BBM client, isn’t going to come out until mid February of next year. I was going to name this post BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Delayed, but, seeing how RIM only said that BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 would be out shortly after BlackBerry DevCon, calling it delayed wouldn’t be as accurate as stating that it is going to take forever to come out.
Research in Motion today announced BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365, a new RIM-hosted online service for midsized businesses and enterprises that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones, and allows organizations to self-manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. An open beta for the service is launching today in over 30 countries.
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AT&T tweeted earlier today that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is coming soon. AT&T hasn’t stated why it has taken so long for the nation’s largest GSM network to get the Bold 9900, however, we believe AT&T held back the 9900 in an effort to sell as many BlackBerry Torch 9810 devices, which are exclusive to AT&T, as possible.
Facebook Messenger, the stand-alone Facebook Chat application which allows you to chat with other Facebook users, is now available for the BlackBerry. Facebook Messenger for BlackBerry provides the same functionality as the official Facebook for BlackBerry app, which includes Facebook Chat, but, without all the other Facebook stuff.
Facebook Messenger for BlackBerry features:
- Reach friends right on their phones
Now you can send messages directly to your friends on their mobile phones, so you stay in touch no matter where you go. Message friends or anyone in your mobile contacts.
- Get and send messages fast
With the new standalone Messenger app, now messaging with friends is faster than ever. Messages are delivered instantly, and they’re always just a click away.
- Make plans with groups on the go
Group conversations make it easy to message everyone at once and see where your friends are. Don’t want to share your location? Turn it off with one click.
Research in Motion recently released Twitter for BlackBerry v2.1, new with multiple account support for up to five Twitter accounts, in BackBerryBeta Zone.
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Spotify, the streaming music service that hit the United States just over three months ago, has released a Spotify for BlackBerry preview. Unfortunately, Spotify for BlackBerry only works on select GSM devices including the 9780, 9700, 9300, 9000, and 8520. In order to use Spotify on a mobile device you must sign up for the $9.99 a month plan, but, the BlackBerry app is free to download.
Find out more about Spotify for BlackBerry over on the Spotify blog…
As I watched the BlackBerry DevCon keynote yesterday one of the things that I noticed was that the BlackBerry that we know and love today really wasn’t mentioned all that much. Presenter after presenter talked about what they were doing in BBX and almost every demonstration was of some app or gaming engine that would run in BBX.