December 21, 2012

Nokia and RIM enter into new patent license agreement

RIM payments to Nokia settle all legal actions between the companies

Espoo, Finland - Nokia has entered into a new patent license agreement with Research In Motion. The agreement will result in settlement of all existing patent litigation between the companies and withdrawal of pending actions in the US, UK and Canada related to a recent arbitration tribunal decision.
The financial structure of the agreement includes a one-time payment and on-going payments, all from RIM to Nokia.  The specific terms of the agreement are confidential.
"We are very pleased to have resolved our patent licensing issues with RIM and reached this new agreement, while maintaining Nokia's ability to protect our unique product differentiation," said Paul Melin, chief intellectual property officer at Nokia. "This agreement demonstrates Nokia's industry leading patent portfolio and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market."
During the last two decades, Nokia has invested approximately EUR 45 billion in research and development and built the wireless industry's strongest and broadest IPR portfolio, with around 10,000 patent families.  Nokia is a world leader in the development of handheld device and mobile communications technologies, which is also demonstrated by Nokia's strong patent position. 

Source :NOKIA 

December 19, 2012

BlackBerry 10 browser test outpaces iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8

The Gadget Masters website used the BlackBerry Dev Alpha B handset and a developer build of BB10 and placed it up against the iPhone 5 on iOS 6 and the HTC 8X running Windows Phone 8.

 BlackBerry 10 vs IPhone 5

source : Techrada

December 18, 2012

Twitter for BlackBerry 4.0 update available

What's new in :

The latest version provides you an enhanced navigation experience, with a familiar look.
 Features: Updated navigation bar (home/connect/discover/search/me)
 New Tabs:
 Connect Tab - See all of your interactions – mentions, replies, who retweeted, favorited and followed you. Discover Tab
 • Who to follow
 • Categories – discover more users by browsing categories
• Trends
 Me tab • Messages and lists now accessible under the Me tab

 Download Twitter update here 

Hurry! RIM Holiday App Giveaway Ends Soon

From now until December 31, 2012 BlackBerry 7.1 OS users are eligible to receive over $40 of selected premium apps free.This is limited time to customers in Canada only.
Have a question? Need help? Click here to find easy step-by-step instructions and answers to common questions.

December 17, 2012

See the new Touchscreen BlackBerry 10's Keyboard in action

A smarter way to type

The new touchscreen BlackBerry® Keyboard provides an effortless typing experience. It learns your writing style and suggests words to help you type faster, more accurately and with the least amount of effort. And if you tend to mistype certain letters, the keyboard will remember and subtly adjust to make sure you hit the right key.

BlackBerry 10 Launch Event locations set

I am so excited about the BlackBerry 10 launch events. i am registered to attend the event in Toronto, but i might go to the one in New York City.

December 13, 2012

QNX to provide OS for Audi's "MIB High" infotainment system

Beside the BES and BlackBerry Smartphones, RIM  is also heavily involved in automotive with the QNX.

So why does all the cool stuff happen when I'm on vacation? Last Friday, while I was driving to the cottage, Elektrobit announced that QNX Software Systems has been chosen to provide the operating system and multimedia engine for MIB High, the next-generation infotainment platform for Audi vehicles.

Let's rewind for a minute. To stay relevant, automakers must create cars that integrate with the multitude of smartphones, tablets, and mobile services that have become standard equipment for day-to-day life. In fact, many consumers won't even look at a new car unless it provides such integration. Problem is, the traditional development cycles for building in-car electronic systems lag far behind those for the mobile market — years compared to months.

That's why I find the MIB High so fascinating. On the hardware level, it consists of two main modules: the Radio&Car Control Unit (RCC) and the multimedia unit (MMX). The RCC implements features that remain stable over time, such as interfaces to the automotive CAN bus. The MMX, on the other hand, implements features subject to change, such as navigation, connectivity, and multimedia. By leveraging this modular approach, the system's developers can "carry out partial re-development to react more quickly to customer requirements and changing consumer electronics, getting them into vehicles on a shorter cycle."

It's an innovative approach. More importantly, it can help the connected car stay connected. Good, that.
Source : On Q
Check out another interesting article from Lucas Atkins BlackBerry Facts – Why RIM Won’t Die

Another BlackBerry10 demo Video

BlackBerry10 is back , check this video and be ready to order one.

I can see why  the US Immigration and customers enforcement agency to begin Blackberry 10 pilot program in early 2013.

December 12, 2012

BlackBerry 10 L-Series Awesome Photos Surface

check out these Awesome photos of BlackBerry 10 !!
Source : Tinhte

LinkedIn for BlackBerry smartphones updated to v2.1

New features in the update include:
  • The new LinkedIn for BlackBerry smartphones version 2.1 includes:Staying in the Know - With LinkedIn 2.1 you now have access to view all of your ‘Saved Jobs' as well as View and Save Jobs that are ‘Recommended' for you making it easy and convenient for customers to stay in the loop and to be the first to know about job opportunities.
  • Real-time Access to Professional Groups - Put your professional network at your fingertips with LinkedIn 2.1.  You can now easily and quickly grow your professional connections by accessing, adding, viewing and participating in Groups.  Access ‘Groups You May Like' and join these groups right from your BlackBerry smartphone.  You can also see Pending Group Memberships and see and add content to Groups you've already joined
  • Syncing your LinkedIn Connection Information with BlackBerry Contacts - LinkedIn 2.1 keeps you connected with your professional network by giving you the ability to sync/merge your LinkedIn Connection Information with your BlackBerry contacts.  A new contact can optionally be created if none exists. Download Linkedln for BlackBerry
posted : Crackberry

December 11, 2012

Check out this official Video - How to make BBM Voice call

"Showing is better than telling, so we made a video of the first official BBM Voice call on Inside BlackBerry. Check it out"

Source : Inside BlackBerry

Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones Upgrade Available in Beta Zone!

Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones 4.0 beta refresh build has been posted and is now available for download! Client version includes bug fixes for the two most commonly reported issues:

  • Users may see problems with notifications on Connect Tab and Direct Messages
  • User may need to manually refresh the Connect tab interactions to see latest interactions.

Head on over to the Downloads tab and install the latest version today!

December 10, 2012

BBM officially updates to BBM 7 with voice available in App World

Here are some other great features you’ll love in BBM 7:


  • BBM upgrade notifications – BBM will notify you when there are updates to download straight from within the app
  • BBID Synchronization – your BBM profile, Groups and Contacts are linked to your BlackBerry ID
  • 16 Additional emoticons – even more choice for those times when words just aren’t enough. Can you spot the new ones? *Drool*

Update notification through App World might take up to 24 hours to show up, but a reboot sometimes speeds up the process.  Also please note, that BBM 7 also updates the BBM association with BlackBerry ID which will make backing up your contact list a lot easier, as well a switching devices.

Source : Inside BlackBerry

December 06, 2012

BlackBerry 10 Camera: A Closer Look [VIDEO]

Watch all the action below and hear how Arun uses the BlackBerry 10 camera to capture every moment, even with two very active kids at home who just won’t sit still.

December 05, 2012

BlackBerry Messenger version is now available for download

Please see the list of fixed issues for BlackBerry Messenger below:
  • Call stays 'connecting' for a very long time
  • In the message “Missed voice” name of the contact is not visible
  • ‘Not talking’ and ‘Not interested’ emoticons swapped
  • Emoticons appear small, regardless of font size
  • Emoticons don't match in status message and display name after changing font sizes
  • Uncaught exception or no audio when calling between 9810 and a 9981 on 7.0 OS
  • Device opening a secure connection to but the server's certificate contains a different domain:
  • The timestamp in the email text that is forwarded from BBM Group Chat is not accurate
  • Declining a phone call while in a voice chat will cause the voice chat to have no audio
  • BBM contact status not updated correctly and BBM Voice icon remains disabled after Child Protection goes from enabled to disable
  • While in a active phone call, receiving a BBM Voice Call will put the device in speaker mode automatically for OS 7.1.0 device
  • While in a active phone call, receiving a BBM Voice Call will drop the audio for the phone call for OS 6.0 device

BlackBerry Desktop Software V7.1.0.B35 available for download

BlackBerry Desktop software  has received an update, but today version 7.1.0 B35 is available for download.
let us know what's new with this version

Download BlackBerry Desktop for PC

Facebook v3.3.0.11 Now in App World for BlackBerry Smartphones

BBM Integration:

  • Ability to opt in/out of the PIN sharing in the setup wizard and screen options
  • Ability to know when my Facebook friends are sharing their PINs so I can invite them to BBM
  • Ability to invite my Facebook BBM connected friends, who are sharing their PIN, to my BBM contact list (if not already friends)
  • Icon showing which Facebook friends I can invite to chat on BBM
  • Ability to initiate a BBM conversation with my BBM connected Facebook friend, who is sharing his/her PIN and we are BBM contacts
  • Option to be synced with the web so changes on the device/web are reflected on the device/web
  • Facebook friends PIN to be updated regularly to ensure that the invitation to chat on BBM is sent to the right PIN
  • Ability to invite my friends to BBM or chat from the profile screen
Photo Re-Design

December 04, 2012

Twitter for BlackBerry now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

  • Simplified NavBar: The Navigation Bar has been made simpler, more consistent with Twitter's own navigation, and includes Home, Connect, Discover, Search and Me. 
    • Users will find Trends has become part of Discover Tab and Direct Messages (DMs) and Lists have been moved under the Me Tab (previously known as My Profile).
  • Connect Tab with Interactions: Previously known as Mentions, the Connect Tab displays additional types of user interactions including when one of your Tweets is Favorited, Retweeted or Replied To, and when you have a new Follower. 
  • Discover Tab with Trends, Who To Follow and Browse Categories: Three trends are loaded and the user has the ability to View all trends on their own screen.  Who To Follow is a completely new function showing three users suggestions and a button to view 20 more.  Browse Categories is available as a button on Discover Tab and has been given a new look.
  • Me Tab with Direct Messages: The user will find Direct Message access in the Messages bar under Me Tab.  For users with multiple accounts, red splats are also used to indicate new information for the inactive accounts. 
  • Attribution Tag Removal:  
Update Available in BlackBerry Beta Zone

BBM Money Launching In Indonesia “Shortly,” Will Enable Peer-To-Peer Funds Transfer Via Messenger

Blackberry is to enter the peer-to-peer money transfer market. BBM Money will soon allow owners of its handsets to send money to each other that can then be withdrawn from banks' cash machines. Indonesia will be first to get it - a country not typically associated with big tech launches, but it is a critical market for RIM.

Source BBC 

RIM CEO demo BB10

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