During his keynote presentation at the GITEX conference in Dubai, Research In Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie this morning introduced BlackBerry Tag, new service coming to BlackBerry devices that support NFC which will allow BlackBerry users to tap their devices together and instantly share data such as contact information (including BBM contacts), documents, pictures, and even multimedia. BlackBerry Tag reminds me a lot of Bump, the popular iPhone and Android application, but, with the added benefit that BlackBerry users won’t have to install the app, as, it will be included in a future update of the BlackBerry 7 operating system…
Archives for October 2011
Episode #86 of the SMRpodcast is online and it’s on pace to destroy our previous single week download record. Be a part of history and have a listen.
Hosts: Rod Simmons, Chris Ashley, Brent Harman, Robb Dunewood
- Recorded: October 4th, 2011
- Published: October 5th, 2011
- Duration: 1hr 10 min 30 sec
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Steve Jobs was a great visionary and a respected competitor… We extend our deepest condolences to his family and to all of the employees of Apple.
Research in Motion has a new commercial for the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 titled Break Free…
We just read over on Inside BlackBerry that the BlackBerry PlayBook has been updated to BlackBerry Tablet OS v188.8.131.5212. This update address the Adobe Flash Player issue noted by Adobe last month in in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB-11-26.
This update to the BlackBerry PlayBook is not Tablet OS 2.0 which we should get a preview of later this month at BlackBerry DevCon.
Apple has just confirmed via their website that Steve Jobs has passed away at 56 years old. The tech world has lost a titan… RIP…
Last week rumors that RIM was planning on getting out of the tablet game and discontinuing production of the BlackBerry PlayBook spread like wild fire, and, even though RIM put out a statement calling the rumors “pure fiction” and that the company “remains highly committed to the tablet market”, it’s not really all that difficult to understand why the rumors seemed so plausible…
Word on the street is that Research in Motion is going to re-brand the QNX BlackBerry OS to BlackBerry X, or, BBX for short, on upcoming QNX powered BlackBerry Superphones later this month at BlackBerry DevCon.
We’ve now confirmed with multiple sources that RIM is set to unveil a new name for their QNX-based BlackBerry platform at BlackBerry DevCon this month. And the name is…BlackBerry Xor BBX for short.
Smarter Apps, makers of the popular Angry Birds clone for BlackBerry, Angry Farm, let us know over the weekend about their new BlackBerry game Zombie Attack, which is now available for free in BlackBerry App World with 100 levels of zombie blasting fun.
You were one of the few who prepared, they all said you were crazy, but you knew better! Now your day has finally come. Armed with your makeshift launcher, more ammunition in storage than is probably legal, and your faithful zombie apocalypse survival kit, you stand prepare to face off with the hordes of brain eating zombies! Gaze out upon a new world survivor; one filled with zombies wandering and lurking among the wreckage of your city. It’s time to fight back, retake your city for the future of mankind!
Zombie Attack is a free BlackBerry download, however, for $0.99 you can access the nuclear bomb which gives you the ability once per hour to destroy everything on the screen. We aren’t sure how long Zombie Attack will be free, so, head over to BlackBerry App World and check it out while it is.
We just heard that registered BlackBerry DevCon attendees will receive a free 16 GB BlackBerry PlayBook to help kick start the development of their next application. This news doesn’t come as too much as a surprise as Free PlayBook tablets were given to attendees of BlackBerry World back in May.
This BlackBerry PlayBook tablet offer is open to those who have registered, paid in full and checked-in onsite at BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 in San Francisco. This offer will not be available for companion pass holders, event staff, or Research In Motion® (RIM®) employees.
The big question for me is if this offer is valid for attendees that pay the student rate of $199. If it is, this is probably the best way to pick a BlackBerry PlayBook up for under 200 bucks.