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Nigerian “BlackBerry Babes” Movie…

Posted: 26 May 2011 02:58 AM PDT

Bold Lady

Normally I would recommend against searching online for terms like "BlackBerry Babes" but in this case I found it kind of interesting. The team @BBCool noticed a relatively new (March 2011) Nigerian film centered around three women and their BlackBerrys as status symbols. From what I am reading it is pretty typical Nollywood story lines but I could not get through more than 5 minutes of the hour and thirteen minute movie.

I started skipping around the film and I have to say some of the scenes are a bit over the top. One of the women tells a man who wants to talk with her that she already has a BlackBerry Javelin, BlackBerry Bold one, and a BlackBerry Bold two and he can only talk to her once he gets her a BlackBerry Bold three with a year service plan. (about 7 minutes in)

I have not watched the whole movie but if you wish too check it out below:


Desktop Video Link | Mobile Video Link

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Posted by Ronen Halevy for ©BerryReview, May 26, 2011, 5:58 am. | Nigerian “BlackBerry Babes” Movie… | Leave a comment |


Analyst Says RIM Will Sell 450,000 PlayBooks by End of this Month

Posted: 25 May 2011 02:36 PM PDT

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I always get a kick out of analyst pulling facts out of thin air projections and extrapolations especially after the last one. The latest comes from Wedbush Securities analyst Scott Sutherland who cut RIM's stock price target today due to "diminished expectations" for the PlayBook. Based on "Checks" Sutherland performed he found that the PlayBook "may sell only 450,000 units in the quarter ending this month (Q1)" according to Barrons. He has also downgraded his estimate of 3 million PlayBooks being sold in the fiscal year ending February 2012 down to 2.3 million.

Barrons explains Sutherlands claim of why the PlayBook is not doing well due to:

  • The small screen and "lack of appeal will limit consumer adoption"
  • Lack of support for the "Bridge" feature from Verizon and AT&T

I am really curious if RIM will step up to the plate before June 16th to squash these rumors or confirm them. From what I can tell BlackBerry users are loving the PlayBook and once it has native email I can see other smartphone users starting to change their tune. My bet is that Scott Sutherland "may" be wrong. :) What do you think?

Anybody glad the analysts stopped bringing up the number of apps?

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Posted by the BerryReview Team for ©BerryReview, May 25, 2011, 5:36 pm. | Analyst Says RIM Will Sell 450,000 PlayBooks by End of this Month | 16 comments |


Official OS 6.0.0.576 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 & Curve 9300

Posted: 25 May 2011 12:13 PM PDT

imageFollowing the other releases by AVEA Turkey we now have some more official OSs that leaked earlier this month courtesy of AVEA Turkey spotted by N4BB. This update is slightly higher at OS 6.0.0.576 and is available for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 9300. We don't really know what is new in these updates but you can pick them up below:

Warning: This OS will not install on any other BlackBerry besides the one mentioned above. Don't forget to delete the vendor.xml file located in c:program files>common files>research in motion>apploader to install it on a different carriers device. If you do not know how to upgrade your BlackBerry OS please start by reading this step by step guide.

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Posted by the BerryReview Team for ©BerryReview, May 25, 2011, 3:13 pm. | Official OS 6.0.0.576 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 & Curve 9300 | 8 comments |


Official OS 6.0.0.570 for the BlackBerry 9780 9800 and 9100/9105

Posted: 25 May 2011 12:08 PM PDT

imageWe saw these OS versions leak earlier this month but now we have them officially courtesy of AVEA Turkey spotted by N4BB. These updates bring OS 6.0.0.570 officially for the BlackBerry Bold 9780, BlackBerry Torch 9800, and BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and 9105. We don't really know what is new in these updates but you can pick them up below:

Warning: This OS will not install on any other BlackBerry besides the one mentioned above. Don't forget to delete the vendor.xml file located in c:program files>common files>research in motion>apploader to install it on a different carriers device. If you do not know how to upgrade your BlackBerry OS please start by reading this step by step guide.

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Posted by the BerryReview Team for ©BerryReview, May 25, 2011, 3:08 pm. | Official OS 6.0.0.570 for the BlackBerry 9780 9800 and 9100/9105 | Leave a comment |


T-Mobile’s New Shared Family Data Plans, Data Tiers, and Prepaid Data

Posted: 25 May 2011 09:29 AM PDT

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We told you earlier that Verizon was considering shared "family" plans for data but T-Mobile has beaten them to the punch. T-Mobile has also killed off their unlimited data plans in one fell swoop leaving Sprint as the only carrier with them. The data tiers for T-Mobile now go at:

  • 200MB for $10/month
  • 2GB for $20/month
  • 5GB for $30/month
  • 10GB for $60/month

Family plans also now have the ability to share not only minutes and text messages but they can also share data plans. The only catch is that data plans shared on a family plan cost twice double what they do for a single user. So say for example to share 5GB on a family plan would cost $60/month. The math is kind of wonky but in many situations it actually does pay off compared to AT&T and Verizon. Also worthy of note is that T-Mobile may have cut their unlimited data plans but they still simply drop you to a miserly 2G connection when you go over your bucket instead of charging you overages. You can either wait for the end of your bill cycle or bump up your data plan to get back on 3G/4G.

Another nice move by T-Mobile is the announcement of two new No Annual Contract unlimited Monthly4G plans across all of T-Mobiles smartphones including BlackBerrys. The plans start at $50/month for unlimited talk, unlimited text and 100MB of web browsing after which it knocks you to 2G. Alternatively they have a $70 per month for talk, text and unlimited Web along with 5GB of data.

Check out www.T-Mobile.com for details

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Posted by Ronen Halevy for ©BerryReview, May 25, 2011, 12:29 pm. | T-Mobile’s New Shared Family Data Plans, Data Tiers, and Prepaid Data | One comment |


BlackBerry Bridge Desktop Install Files Found Online

Posted: 25 May 2011 08:15 AM PDT

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When RIM released the desktop install files for BlackBerry Bridge last week we thought RIM had finally grown a backbone and stood up to AT&T. They have to release these desktop install files because that is the only way for administrators to deploy Bridge to devices over their BES server. Sadly it looks like RIM caved yet again to AT&T and took down the install files that used to be here.

One of our kind tipsters sent us a link to the files that RIM was providing before for all to download. Something tells me these will also eventually be taken down but we can only hope that kind souls will continue to keep them alive:

Download BlackBerry Bridge v1.0.0.83 Desktop Install files at:

I think this whole back and forth is ridiculous on RIM's part because companies cannot rely on App World to deploy PlayBooks and roll out the BlackBerry Bridge app especially if their IT Policy blocks App World. Even RIM realizes what a cop out it is by only mentioning App World as a place to install Bridge in their Knowledge Base and telling admins that:

If the BlackBerry Bridge needs to be deployed using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server please contact BlackBerry Technical Support and reference this Knowledge base Article (KB26554)

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Posted by Ronen Halevy for ©BerryReview, May 25, 2011, 11:15 am. | BlackBerry Bridge Desktop Install Files Found Online | 5 comments |


Tutorial Videos For The Blackberry 9350 & 9370 Extracted From Leaked OS

Posted: 25 May 2011 08:10 AM PDT

ScreenHunter_02 May. 24 23.02We have seen videos extracted from leaked OS in the past, and this time OS 7.0.0.100 that leaked for the 9350 and 9370 contains videos for the yet to be announced devices  with code name sedona/Apollo. This devices are rumored to be headed to T-Mobile. Just like previous leaked OS for unreleased devices CB forum member Lucky45 was able to extract the videos below and also noticed that the devices have vendor themes for T-Mobile.

Check out the videos below, am sure that now the this videos are out it won't be long before we see more information and images of this devices.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: CB

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Posted by Luis Merlos for ©BerryReview, May 25, 2011, 11:10 am. | Tutorial Videos For The Blackberry 9350 & 9370 Extracted From Leaked OS | Leave a comment |


How Will BlackBerry PlayBook Native Email & PIM Work?

Posted: 25 May 2011 07:06 AM PDT

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I have been meaning to write this piece for awhile now but every time I start thinking about it my head starts to hurt. Since the PlayBook launched we have heard reviewers harping about how you "need a BlackBerry" to get email on the device. RIM took it all in stride and announced that native email and PIM (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, etc) are coming "this summer" for the BlackBerry PlayBook. They even showed off how it will look with a live demo. The thing is I am really curious about is how exactly RIM is planning on making it work.

Don't get me wrong I don't think it is impossible in any way I am just curious what the workflow will be and if it will change the current BlackBerry smartphone paradigm. I understand why RIM is taking their time on releasing the native Email and PIM clients since they need to build the infrastructure to bring QNX to BlackBerry smartphones. They also need to include all of the BES integration and security/certifications required for a business call RIM device which does not happen overnight. The thing is I see many forks in the road for RIM on how exactly email and PIM will be handled on the PlayBook especially when you consider it from both a BIS (consumer) and BES (enterprise) perspective. Keep in mind many of these "forks" are similar for any tablet or companion device and not just the BlackBerry PlayBook.

The Split Personality Conundrum

When you get an email will both your PlayBook and BlackBerry or other smartphone notify you? I can see myself in a meeting scrambling to silence two devices. How about calendar reminders? If you snooze it on your PlayBook will it automatically snooze on your phone? What about if you read an email or accept a calendar invite will you have two different calendars? Better yet what if you send a calendar invite from your smartphone then will it also show up on your PlayBook?

I realize BES might solve some of these issues with synching to an exchange server but what about regular BIS users? Don't get me wrong other tablets have similar issues but the elegance and simplicity of the BlackBerry Bridge suddenly makes sense. I am hoping RIM wont go down the route of using desktop manager as a way to reconcile the two devices like other tablets do.

How Many Sets of the Truth?

Similar to what I said above their is a bit of a tricky issue in terms of synching. For example, If you add a contact on your PlayBook native contacts app will it come over to your BlackBerry? How about vice versa? Will you have to deal with multiple different lists of contacts between the device?

This gets even more complicated once you start walking out the door. Currently you can get all of the latest email and PIM on your PlayBook through the BlackBerry Bridge. What happens when you throw in native email and PIM? If you have a 4G or Wi-Fi connection that could work but what happens if you don't? Will you have to open the bridge to get the latest email or will it reconcile itself? Will the native email and PIM clients use the BlackBerry smartphone to download yet another copy of the email? That does not sound like something RIM would do.

Bigger Pipes Means…

Right now the way BIS and BES email and PIM infrastructure works is all about conserving data. That concept does not fit in well with native email and PIM on the PlayBook in many use cases. Say you are at home over a Wi-Fi connection but want to walk out of the house. It would not make sense for RIM to do what it does now and only deliver the first few lines of an email and no attachments since you might not have a network connection later. That means quite a bit more data transfer going through RIM's NOCs.

United or Divided?

Right now the strongest use case for the BlackBerry PlayBook is for users who have a BlackBerry smartphone who can make use of the slick BlackBerry Bridge features. The question is how RIM will decide to execute their strategy to both entice BlackBerry and non BlackBerry smartphone toting users.

I would really love to hear what you all think about native email and PIM on the BlackBerry PlayBook and its future on BlackBerry smartphones. Feel free to ask any questions or expand on what I wrote above in the comments!

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Posted by Ronen Halevy for ©BerryReview, May 25, 2011, 10:06 am. | How Will BlackBerry PlayBook Native Email & PIM Work? | 12 comments |


Druglord Wars 2 For BlackBerry 50% Off Today Only! $2.49

Posted: 25 May 2011 06:33 AM PDT

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Druglord Wars 2 by Epic Applications is one of my favorite games on my BlackBerry. The game is a revision of the first version of their game and plays very well. Its a great game to simply pick up when you have a few minutes between meetings. You can dive headfirst into their world of drug dealers, cops, and cartels as an escape from your ordinary life. :)

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The best part is that for today only you can get Druglord Wars 2 in the store for $2.49 which is 50% off of the regular $4.99 price. Let us know if you give it a spin!

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Posted by Ronen Halevy for ©BerryReview, May 25, 2011, 9:33 am. | Druglord Wars 2 For BlackBerry 50% Off Today Only! $2.49 | One comment |


Mr Number Adds Status to Their Free Call Blocking App

Posted: 25 May 2011 05:55 AM PDT

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In case you missed it Mr Number is a free call and text message blocking app along with stopping telemarketers and spam calls. They just let us know they have added status support in the latest version of the app. What that means is you can now share with the 2 million other Mr Number users when you are free for a call, when you would rather text, or when they should bugger off. The app will automatically route your calls to voicemail in the last case and your friends will know why you didn't answer. They can even be alerted for when you come back online.

This new feature in Mr Number is more of a chicken and egg problem where they need to get people to use it for it to catch on. Especially since you can already do something similar with BBM, Google Talk, and other chat apps. On the other hand Mr Number is cross platform on BlackBerry, iOS, and Android.

You can pick up this latest version of Mr Number free in App World. Let us know what you think of it!

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Posted by Ronen Halevy for ©BerryReview, May 25, 2011, 8:55 am. | Mr Number Adds Status to Their Free Call Blocking App | Leave a comment |


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