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PhotoBooth App Takes “Film Strip” Style Pics With Your BlackBerry

Posted: 11 May 2011 02:45 AM PDT

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S4BB might be on to something with their latest app release called PhotoBooth. Remember all of those photo booths you walk by at arcades, malls, and amusement parks and never use since you have a BlackBerry with a camera? Well now you can get the experience back for only $1.99 (on sale from $4.99) by using PhotoBooth.

The app lets you simply select the "Take 4 Shots" button and your BlackBerry will proceed to take four consecutive pictures with a second between them and combine them into a vertical strip. Really its that simple but you have to admit it is kind of cool.

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Posted by Ronen Halevy for ©BerryReview, May 11, 2011, 5:45 am. | PhotoBooth App Takes “Film Strip” Style Pics With Your BlackBerry | Leave a comment |

Review: OtterBox Defender for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Posted: 10 May 2011 04:09 PM PDT

Hey Everyone! It has been a while and thought I’d arrange to have an accessory review written up for what will eventually be, one of the most powerful tablets on the market.  I invited my friend Sabesh, who is, like myself, one of the biggest cell phone nuts I know.  Sabesh often finds himself in different environments that requires special protection for his devices.  I thought, since I don’t own a PlayBook myself, this would be a great opportunity to invite someone who knows what they’re talking about, to do a write up on the OtterBox Defender for the PlayBook.

OtterBox Defenders are 3-piece extreme-protective cases designed to withstand moderate drops and spills. By general consensus, they are considered to be the best at what they do. Hence, I was happy to come into possession of this venerable case. There’s no mistaking that it’s a classic OtterBox Defender: 2 snap-on polycarbonate shells to enclose the Playbook and a touch silicone outer layer enclosing the polycarbonate shell for secure protection. It comes in minimalistic packaging with a “built for Blackberry” logo emblazoned on it. Pictorial instructions are printed inside the box.



High-quality polycarbonate shell:
This is a two part polycarbonate shell which is fitted for the PlayBook. The top portion has a clear protective membrane touch screen that lays on top of the PlayBook’s LCD screen. The two shells snap together around the PlayBook. Snap-on points are located on top & bottom (2 lock-points each). These snap-on points also double up to mount the protective shield. The entire PlayBook is now covered protecting it from the elements. This shell has elevated sides for better handling and for securing the PlayBook firmly in your hands.



Clear protective membrane touch screen:
This touchscreen is conductive and no loss of performance can be noted. It really is quite a remarkable technology. The membrane lays on top of the PlayBook’s touchscreen and conveys all touches and gestures perfectly. This membrane helps seal the entire PlayBook, which I think is a pioneering effort in the Tablet industry. This hard membrane doubles up as protection for the LCD screen. Video calls can be made without removing the case, as the membrane is clear.



Durable silicone skin:
To add more protection and better grip, the flexible silicone skin covers the rear & edges of the PlayBook. Usability of the PlayBook is further enhanced by the ergonomics of this skin. The media & charging ports beneath the PlayBook are protected by a silicone flap, sealing the entire PlayBook. Power button & volume button have silicone plugs on top.



Protective shield / 2-angle stand:
This is another design triumph. The shield can be click-mounted on top of the membrane/LCD when the PlayBook isn’t in use, providing an additional layer of protection. It can also be mounted at the back when using the PlayBook in your hands (for additional grip or if you can’t find a place to put away the shield when on the go). This shield also doubles as a stand. The mechanism for the stand in the shield can be easily elevated or collapsed. Once elevated, there are two viewing angles, depending on which side the PlayBook is placed. The shield also has a sliding door for the camera. When using the shield, the door can be slid to expose the camera or closed to provide additional shielding.



Once everything is in place, the case provides access to the speakers, microphones, camera & volume/media buttons. I have no doubt about the toughness and durability of this case. It feels as if it can take a lickin’ n’ keep on tickin’! I would say that it is water resistant to some extent. The collapsible stand/shield is a boon for field workers and those on the go. Despite all this protection, it is a ruggedly handsome case.

WEIGHT WITHOUT SHIELD: 11.99 oz / 340.19 g.
5.78 in x 8.03in x 1.17 in (146.81 mm x 204.06 mm x 29.82 mm).

- Highly protective case tailor-made for the PlayBook, providing ultimate protection & functionality.
- Touch Membrane for the LCD for protection with no loss of performance.
- Shield for grip, protection and collapsible stand.
- Easily accessible media & charging ports.
- Ports for speakers, microphones, camera.

- Adds a bit of bulk and weight: Not a concern for repeat OtterBox buyers who expect this.
- Power button is hard to press, due to PlayBook’s recessed power-button design.
- Attracts some dust, but not as much as earlier OtterBox designs. I see that OtterBox has been improving their silicone to lessen dust attraction.

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Posted by WorldIRC for ©BerryReview, May 10, 2011, 7:09 pm. | Review: OtterBox Defender for the BlackBerry PlayBook | 3 comments |

HeartBeat by Walker Themes

Posted: 10 May 2011 01:35 PM PDT


Walker Themes was nice enough to send over one of thee most elegant BlackBerry themes that I have ever seen/used.  Heartbeat is a hidden dock theme with also a hidden weather slot for the true minimalists in us all.  The clock, signal and battery are all original to this theme.


Unique clock ( 2 tones font colors )
Fully own made custom text icons
Breathing focus icon effect
Hidden dock with 6 user definable icons ( non touch devices)
Hidden dock with 5 user definable icons ( 9100 & 9670)
Hidden dock with 4 user definable icons ( touch devices)
Hidden today ( work perfect for both os5 and os6 devices)
Clickable clock and signal
Wallpaper lover ( almost fit with all wallpapers)
Weather slot ( hideable with Escape button )
Clean, fast, functional, stylish and easy to use

If you are looking for a clean, elegant and sophisticated theme, I recommend this one.  It can be found in the BerryReview Store for $3.99 ON SALE, regularly $5.99, and worth every penny once you see the effort they have used.

Here is my homescreen at the moment.

Capture on 05-04-2011 15-36-47

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Posted by Fubaz for ©BerryReview, May 10, 2011, 4:35 pm. | HeartBeat by Walker Themes | Leave a comment |

Giveaway: New Game Cut the Cable From Aztux

Posted: 10 May 2011 10:00 AM PDT

screenshot_2The guys behind the popular game WordRibal now bring you Cut the Cable. in this is a fun new game the task is to cut the cable holding a piece of candy and feed it to the frog below, but is not that simple’; while doing so you need to get as many stars as possible.  The game is pretty fun and the motions of the game is fluid, looks simple but is not.  Check out the full game description below.

Cut the Cable: On sale at the BerryReview Store for $2.99 at this link.

Game description:

Cut the Cable is BlackBerry’s equivalent of the fantastic Cut the Rope physics game.
A piece of candy is placed somewhere on the screen and attached by cables to anchor points. Somewhere else on the screen is a green monster who you have to deliver the candy to. By slicing the cables in the right order and at the right time, you can deliver the candy to the monster. Whilst delivering the candy to the monster, you need to collect as many stars as you can!
As you progress through the levels, new interactable components are added (special anchors, cable extenders, bubbles, etc).
The levels get harder as you progress through the game!

The game supports almost all the current devices in the market from the 83xx models to the 9800 .


Giveaway: The guys from Aztux have sponsored a giveaway for 20 copies for you our BerryReview readers. You can have a chance to win by simply leaving us a comment below. Tell us why you want a free copy or why you read BerryReview, or whatever is on your mind Smile. Double posting is not allowed, if caught you lose the chance to win. Good luck.

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Posted by Luis Merlos for ©BerryReview, May 10, 2011, 1:00 pm. | Giveaway: New Game Cut the Cable From Aztux | 28 comments |

Fixmo Messenger Public Beta Brings BBM to Your Desktop

Posted: 10 May 2011 09:59 AM PDT

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Over the years there have been a few solutions for chatting on BBM from your desktop over USB or Bluetooth. Now Fixmo has blown those all away with Fixmo Messenger. You simply install the beta app on your BlackBerry after which you create an account and then head on over to their website and enter in your login information. You can then chat away from their website.

NOTE: Please keep in mind this means you are sharing your BBM chats with Fixmo which may concern users.

Instructions from the Public Beta announcement on CB Forums:

  1. Download the mobile App to your device at this link
  2. Open the mobile App and create a new account with your email address and a password more than 8 characters, this is needed to log in to your BBM
  3. Click on Connect
  4. Now go to Fixmo Web Messenger and enter your login information there.
    Click on Connect on the web interface and you should be ready to use BlackBerry Messenger from your desktop.

Thanks Paul for sending this one in!

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Posted by the BerryReview Team for ©BerryReview, May 10, 2011, 12:59 pm. | Fixmo Messenger Public Beta Brings BBM to Your Desktop | 4 comments |

BlackBerry PlayBook 90 Days Complimentary Support and Extended 2 Year Warranty

Posted: 10 May 2011 08:02 AM PDT

PlayBook Support Warranty 

New BlackBerry PlayBook owners may have missed out on the fact that you are entitled to 90 days of complimentary support directly from RIM. You can get support by phone or email by simply filling in your serial number in the form at this link or calling 1-877-644-8410 in the US or 1-877-644-8405 in Canada. I know a few people who have made use of the feature and found it really useful for getting started especially in cases where store salespeople were less than helpful. I have not heard of a way to extend the complimentary support but maybe RIM will offer it soon.

On the other hand all BlackBerry PlayBooks ship with a 1 year warranty from RIM. RIM also teamed up with SERVICE NET to offer an extended 2 year warranty that also covers the device from "Mechanical Failures and Accidental Damage from Handling." If you are like me you are probably wondering what Accidental Damage from Handling means so here is their definition:

Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH) covers accidents that may occur during the normal handling of the product. Common ADH type of issues includes drops, spills and cracked screens.

That extended 2 year warranty is transferable if you sell your PlayBook and costs $129 though I have yet to meet anybody who has purchased it. You can sign up for the extended warranty at this link.

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Posted by Ronen Halevy for ©BerryReview, May 10, 2011, 11:02 am. | BlackBerry PlayBook 90 Days Complimentary Support and Extended 2 Year Warranty | 4 comments |

Al Jazeera Releases Free BlackBerry App

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:49 AM PDT

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Al Jazeera has been getting some serious attention this year with all of the unrest in the middle east. Al let us know that Al Jazeera now has their own free BlackBerry app which is refreshingly feature full compared to other news apps. The coverage is in English and it supports a wide range of devices though some like the BlackBerry Curve 83XX are noticeably missing. If Al Jazeera coverage is your thing you may want to check it out.

Features include:

  • All the latest news, features, spotlight, opinion and blogs from the Al Jazeera English website
  • Programmes videos and information for the latest shows
  • News video clips
  • 24 hour free access to the live broadcast
  • Breaking news banner
  • In Pictures gallery to browse the latest stories by images
  • Send your media to Al Jazeera
  • Search articles and content from the website
  • Preload articles
  • Viewable in portrait and landscape modes

You can pick up the app in App World

Via ReadWriteWeb via IntoMobile

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Posted by the BerryReview Team for ©BerryReview, May 10, 2011, 10:49 am. | Al Jazeera Releases Free BlackBerry App | Leave a comment |

T-Mobile Reviving Unlimited Wi-Fi UMA Calling?

Posted: 10 May 2011 05:44 AM PDT

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I always wondered why T-Mobile killed off the unlimited Wi-Fi calling feature a bit back. I know some people are still grandfathered into it for the $10/month or so but they stopped offering it awhile ago. TmoNews managed to get a screencap of an upcoming feature stating that starting May 11th T-Mobile will be offering unlimited Wi-Fi calling again and it looks like it will be free AND not use your plan minutes which is impressive.

UMA Wi-Fi calling is one of the strong suits of T-Mobile and their BlackBerry offering so its great to see the bringing this back! Hopefully this pans out and all T-Mobile customers with UMA phones get the free unlimited calling. Thanks Tashanna for the tip!

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Posted by Ronen Halevy for ©BerryReview, May 10, 2011, 8:44 am. | T-Mobile Reviving Unlimited Wi-Fi UMA Calling? | 4 comments |

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