February 25, 2013

How to set up a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone

Here a few things you should know when it comes to setting up a new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, as well as where to learn more about your device!

Getting to know your device

When you first unbox the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, use the image above to help identify various features and functions on your new device.

Inserting a SIM card, battery & media card

To insert your SIM card, battery or media card, you’ll need to remove the battery door. To do this, gently pry up from the speaker port then work along the seam. Note that the door is flexible, so when you are removing it, it may bend.

Similar to the SIM card, the location of the media card depends on which BlackBerry 10 smartphone you have. Following the images below, insert your media card (unless one is already installed).
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February 19, 2013

BlackBerry Messenger Available in Beta

The long awaited beta refresh build is here! Please download BBM version

This refresh version addresses various bugs (2 major ones found in beta, thank you!): 

- Uncaught Exception Error
- Memory leak/Black spinning clock

Download BlackBerry Messenger 

February 13, 2013

BlackBerry PlayBook OS now available

The new PlayBook OS 2.1.01526 brings:
  • BlackBerry World rebranding, in-app payment support, SMS over bridge
  •  browser improvements
  •  audio boost and more

February 12, 2013

How to set up Outlook to wirelessly synchronize your contacts and calendar with a BlackBerry Z10

Before we begin, a very important note! Please ensure you perform a backup of your Outlook data using Microsoft Outlook and your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone using BlackBerry Link before proceeding.
Do you have a Microsoft account?
If you already have an account with Outlook.com, Hotmail or Windows Live, skip to the next step or optionally create a new account.
For those that don’t have a Microsoft account and use a different email provider in Outlook on your computer that does not support wireless synchronization of your contacts and calendar, register for a new Outlook.com account (or Hotmail or Windows Live if desired).
Tip: Within this post you’ll see me use the term PIM which represents your contacts and calendar
Download and install the Microsoft Outlook Connector
Provided you have a Microsoft account and Outlook installed on your computer, the next step is installing the Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector (this tool supports Outlook.com and Live accounts as well). Depending on which version of Microsoft Office you are using, the 32-bit or 64-bit edition, click one of the following links and follow the instructions to download and install the Outlook Hotmail Connector on your computer. If you aren’t sure which version of Microsoft Outlook you are using, try the 32-bit version first.
Add your account to Outlook
After installing the connector software, follow the steps below to add your account to Outlook 2010. If you are using Outlook 2007 or 2003, the steps are similar but if you need additional assistance on adding a new account, search the Outlook help file.
  1. Open Outlook 2010
  2. If a dialog appears stating “Would you like to add a Hotmail account” click Yes. If not, skip to next step.
    • Enter your name, email address and password
    • Optionally name the account by clicking Advanced and entering a name
    • Click Ok
  3. If you do not get prompted to add a new account, click File followed by +Add Account
  4. Ensure E-mail Account is selected and enter your name, email address and password
  5. Click Next followed by Finish
Setting up Outlook for wireless synchronization
Since you have added the new account to Outlook, you’ll notice that two accounts appear now when viewing your email, contacts and calendar. Since Outlook makes it easy to manage multiple accounts, the next step is copying your existing contacts and calendar data that is stored in Outlook on your computer, to the new account equivalents that appear within Outlook.
After doing this, your contacts and calendar will synchronize automatically with your Microsoft account and the only change you need you to make is use these new equivalents in Outlook going forward when you are on your computer.
If you need help copying your contacts or calendar data, review the Outlook Help file (press F1 on your keyboard to access it) as well as some of the tips I’ve listed below.
  • Contacts – Switch your local Contacts view to List and use the Select All option (Keyboard shortcut: CTRL + A) followed by copying and pasting the Contacts entry to your new Outlook.com, Hotmail or Live account
  • Calendar – Repeat the same steps using the List view
Source : Inside BlackBerry Help

February 08, 2013

CIBC Bank Android Apps works on BlackBerry Z10

Great news for Canadians BlackBerry Z10 users,i  sideloaded the CIBC Android App on my new BlackBerry Z10 and works awesome. You don't need to use the mobile web launcher !

February 07, 2013

BLACKBERRY Q10 Keyboard shortcut Demo Video

Have a look at this quick video to see the Touch and Go feature in action

RIM CEO demo BB10

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