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.
The folks at #TeamBlackBerry, via the Inside BlackBerry blog, have released their top 5 BlackBerry apps list, however, it is unclear if this list is of top 5 BlackBerry apps available from RIM, or, just top 5 apps in general. All the apps listed: BBM, Email, Twitter, BlackBerry Camera, and Facebook are all apps developed by RIM, but, I don’t want to make any assumptions.
It looks like Twitter has recently updated their HTML 5 website so that it will work on the BlackBerry PlayBook, and, I have got to admit that it looks and functions pretty well. I would still like to see a dedicated Twitter App (read TweetDeck for BlackBerry PlayBook) with multiple account support, but, the HTML 5 Twitter page gets the job done if you are just looking to view your stream and post quick Tweets…
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…
Research in Motion has ceased downloads of BlackBerry Tablet OS 126.96.36.19950 for the BlackBerry PlayBook because of reported connectivity issues with BlackBerry Bridge, which, was recently updated to v188.8.131.52. According to the official @BlackBerry Twitter account, RIM expects to release an update with a fix later this week.
BGR was the first big time blog to post on RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky’s reiteration of an an OTR Global report stating that Research in Motion may be planning to discontinue the Wi-Fi only version of the BlackBerry PlayBook. From the official @BlackBerry Twitter account, RIM replied to BGR’s Tweet announcing said post.
@BGR -> RIM to discontinue BlackBerry PlayBook? http://goo.gl/fb/rO0Zn
18 hours ago
@BlackBerry -> @BGR Pure fiction. No plan to discontinue. In fact, WiFi PlayBook is launching in new countries practically every week.
I wonder what RIM tweet to the analysts?
I tend to install quite a few BlackBerry applications, so, I like to blow my device away every 3 to 4 months and re-install the applications that I really use on my device. Although there are numerous top notch premium BlackBerry applications in the wild, there are quite a few quality free BlackBerry apps out there as well.
Here is my top ten list of free BlackBerry applications that I just re-installed on my BlackBerry Bold…
According to the offically @TELUSsupport Twitter account, BlackBerry 6 will come to the BlackBerry Curve 3G sometime in early January. There is still no word on the Bold 9700, but, BlackBerry 6 will be out for the Curve 3G within the next couple of weeks.
AT&T and Research in Motion are giving away two BlackBerry Torch 9800 devices per day away every day through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th, and, there are two ways to win one.
- Facebook — Visit www.facebook.com/BlackBerryFromATT and add the page to your profile by clicking “like” on the page. Then click the “$99.99 Torch” tab to access the Sweepstakes and follow the instructions to enter.
- Twitter — Visit www.twitter.com and send a tweet including the hashtag: #OMGTorch during the Sweepstakes period.
Head over to omgtorch.com to get the official contest rules… Good Luck.