I was browsing around BlackBerry App World earlier today and noticed that it has undergone a bit of a website makeover. I haven’t noticed any new functionality or anything, but, I do like the new look and feel.
Archives for November 2011
BeWeather, formerly known as BerryWeather, has been updated to v2.6.1, and BellShare, the company behind arguably the best BlackBerry weather application of all time, is now offering a free version of the software in Blackberry App World.
Episode #94 of the SMRpodcast, It Is Like Sifting Through Sewage, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download. This week we talk Football antics and Thanksgiving dinner. The conversation shifts into Blackberry Playbook sales and a nice debate over rooting the Playbook and the security implications. Finally we talk about Microsoft’s phenomenal Xbox sales, Nokia’s press event and their new device.
- Recorded: November 30th, 2011
- Published: December 1st, 2011
- Duration: 01hr 17min 00sec
RIM Announces BlackBerry Mobile Fusion – The Next Generation Enterprise Mobility Solution for BlackBerry, Android and iOS Smartphones and Tablets
Simplifies Management of Smartphones and Tablets for Business and Government
Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion – the Company’s next-generation enterprise mobility solution and RIM’s entry into the multi-platform Mobile Device Management (MDM) marketplace. Building on years of leading enterprise mobility management solutions from RIM, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion will simplify the management of smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry®, Google® Android® and Apple® iOS® operating systems.
We let you know yesterday that the BlackBerry PlayBook had been rooted, and, today we’ve got a video of a rooted BlackBerry PlayBook in action.
Word on the street is that Research in Motion is offering the 16 GB BlackBerry PlayBook to its employees for just $100.
Each employee is eligible to snag up to 5 devices, so, if you know someone who works for RIM and you want to get an credibly cheap tablet, you may want to hit them up for a favor…
Long time hacker/developer Chris Wade, via his Twitter account, confrimed that he has rooted the BlackBerry PlayBook and will be releasing an installer within a week.
So I can confirm the playbook has been rooted and I will be releasing an installer for it i a week,
@saurik maybe you do a cydia port ? 🙂
Rooting, commonly referred to as jailbreaking on iOS devices, essentially allows one to gain elevated superuser “root access” privelages allowing you to use the device in ways not intended by the manufacturer.
We just heard that Research in Motion is selling the BlackBerry PlayBook at the reduced holiday prices direct to customers.
At the time of this post, however, http://store.shopblackberry.com is down, presumably due to the site being overloaded from all the people trying to pick up the PlayBook. We wondered if the BlackBerry PlayBook, even at $199, would be worth it. From the speed at which retailers are selling out of the device at this price, I would say that ideed, it is…
Episode #93 of the SMRpodcast, I Guess I Will Be Eating Ham, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download. This week we welcome special guest Allison Sheridan from the NosillaCast podcast back to the show. In this episode we talk Kindle Fire which is selling like hot cakes, although, reviews have been a bit less than stellar. To compete with the sub $200 price tag, Research in Motion, for a limited time, has dropped the price on the BlackBerry PlayBook to $199. We also talk a bit about the HTC Titan.
- Recorded: November 22nd, 2011
- Published: November 23rd, 2011
- Duration: 01hr 11min 00sec