We have heard and talked about BlackBerry Balance, but these screenshots do quite a nice job showing off how easy it will be to keep your personal and work stuff separate with BlackBerry 10.
Well the rumor mill and speculation can end about the release of the PlayBook 4G LTE. Earlier today, RIM announced the launch of the new 4G LTE BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet with built-in support for cellular networks. The new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook maintains a sleek and ultra-portable form while delivering overall faster performance as well as support for blazing fast 4G LTE networks
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RIM Introduces the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook. Availability, Release Date and More
This latest update provides more enhancements/maintenance to the previous 22.214.171.1248 release. This Release is not the 2.1 that everyone is waiting on, but it’s still nice to get an update
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BlackBerry PlayBook OS Updated to v126.96.36.1998
Verizon Wireless let us know the Blackberry Curve 9310 is available from Verizon Wireless as of July 12th.
Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® Curve™9310 smartphone, a stylish new smartphone for socially-connected customers.
The BlackBerry Curve 9310 is a slim and easy-to-use smartphone ready to help customers make the move from a basic phone to a smartphone. It includes all the core BlackBerry messaging and social-centric applications that let customers easily connect to the people and things that matter most to them. Running on BlackBerry 7.1, the Curve 9310 also features the iconic BlackBerry keyboard for quick and easy typing and a dedicated BBM™ key for instant access to RIM’s popular mobile social network.
Facebook® and Twitter™ apps allow customers to easily interact with their social network in real time, and, with the new Social Feeds 2.0 app, they can post updates to multiple social networks simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS feeds), social apps and instant messaging apps, all in one consolidated view.
· 3.2-megapixel camera – easily share pictures and video with friends through text, BBM, Facebook and Twitter
· VZ Navigator® capabilities for customers to receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share directions withothers
· On-device Parental Controls – customers can grant as little or as much access to the Internet, social networking and messaging as they see appropriate. Create a select list of contacts for both incoming and outgoing calls
· microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB
Pricing and availability
· The new BlackBerry Curve 9310 smartphone will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting July 12 and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
· New customers who purchase the BlackBerry Curve 9310 will need to subscribe to a Share Everything plan starting at $80 monthly access for unlimited talk and text messaging and 300 MB of data. Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything for additional information on data plans.
Joe Styer let us know:
While being here in BlackBerry World 2012 I have seen many cool things that are coming to the BlackBerry and PlayBook and one of the cool features at the keynote general session, shown by Vivek Bhardwaj was the camera feature being developed for BlackBerry 10 that allows you to detect faces and turn back frames to capture that magic moment.
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Camera Feature being Developed for BlackBerry 10.
Today, RIM unveiled its vision for the BlackBerry® 10 platform at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando and released the initial developer toolkit for native and HTML5 software development. The toolkit is available today in beta as a free download here
RIM Launches BlackBerry 10 Platform
A new version of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS v188.8.131.528 is now available for download. This free update can be downloaded over-the-air from your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet by swiping down from the top and selecting Software updates on the left, then hitting check for updates. This update is 362 mb and will require a reboot after the install, so make sure you have at least 20% of battery life or plug your PlayBook charger in. The BlackBerry PlayBook OS v184.108.40.2068 contains many updates including: Browser enhancements to address performance with some websites Improvements to support Android apps Optimizations to Video Chat, PIM and BlackBerry Bridge applications And much more! If you notice any other cool new features you can talk about it by following the link below in our Forum .
RIM Media Relations let us know that Iris ID Systems Inc. Announced Interoperability Between Its IrisAccess Platform and NFC-Enabled BlackBerry Smartphones Equipped with HID Global`s iCLASS Digital Keys. Press Release: CRANBURY, NJ.
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BlackBerry 7 Smartphones to Support Iris Recognition Biometrics
S4BB improved the already popular Smart WiFi application with the latest v2.0 that adds lots of new features. The new version has an improved stability and comes with a new functionality; Bed Time option! This function allows you to automatically switch off your WiFi when your sleeping, saving battery power. How it works: SmartWiFi leverages from the BlackBerry® always being connected to the network carrier
Those who have BlackBerry Devices have surely heard of BeWeather, and it is nice to see it is now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook. I have personally used BeWeather on my device for quite a few years, and look forward to having this on my PlayBook. One feature I like about BeWeather on my BlackBerry is the ability to customize the look and its nice to see those options are available for the PlayBook also
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BeWeather HD for BlackBerry PlayBook now Available. Popular BlackBerry Weather App comes to the PlayBook