Posts Tagged ‘BlackBerry’

Adobe Flash Player 10.2 has brought some welcome efficiency gains on our desktops, and Adobe has now announced that its Android and BlackBerry plug-ins will get in on the action as well. In a press release, Adobe states that Flash Player 10.2 will be made available soon to Android 3.0 and BlackBerry tablet users (which pretty much means people who buy the PlayBook when it comes out).

There’s some confusion of whether the Android news might indicate that Android 3.0 is coming to smaller screen devices — but as Brad Linder points out at Liliputing it may just be a naming issue. Google has announced Android 2.4 is going to be available soon and that the update will bring certain bits of the Android 3.0 functionality with it. That could, of course, include the necessary under-the-hood tweaks required to support Flash 10.2. (more…)

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There’s no doubt that much of the iPhone’s success is down to Apple’s online App Store, which now offers thousands of games and entertainment offerings for the ever-growing range of iOS devices.

But it’s not the only one. The BlackBerry may have started as rather strait-laced business tool, but RIM has upped the mobile web stakes with the introduction of BlackBerry 6 OS and high-end consumer-centric smartphones such as the Torch 9800.

And the launch two years ago of the BlackBerry App World has fuelled a huge increase in the number and variety of leisure apps available for RIM handhelds. At the same time Don’t take our word for it, check out BlackBerry App World. To get you started, here are our favourite fun and useful apps that you can currently download onto your BlackBerry. (more…)

In the world of tech dominance it’s hard to forget Blackberries. RIM simply put changed the smart phone and mobile tech world in many ways. However, since the dawn of Apple’s iPhone and Googles Android opertating system the Blackberry maker has been fighting an uphill battle to stay relevant. The launch of their Blackberry Torch was to be the guiding light into the future. Unfortunately the Torch’s light seems to be dimming. The Blackberry Playbook is RIM’s attempt at the tablet space and seems to be quite impressive; unfortunately it’s still missing apps. Apples app store boasts over 300,000 unique apps as Android’s growing market is at 130,000. When looking at the Blackberry market you can indeed see some “slacking” if you will in the quality and quantity. As of last year the total number of apps within the Blackberry app world was around 10,000, surely a far cry from its competitors. But what should you do if you’re Blackberry? Take advantage of your new Playbook tablets operating system and allow you users to download Android apps of course. (more…)

The first few weeks of January 2011 brought forth a number of device leaks to the internet, which when combined provide relatively comprehensive insight into what we’ll see from Research In Motion this year both in terms of major product launches and device software updates. As you read through this roundup keep in mind that unofficial information can always change by the time it does get officially announced. To make sure you’re always up to date, you’ll want to keep it locked to BlackBerryUnivers.wordpress.com and we’ll keep you up to date by email. Keep reading for RIM’s 2011 BlackBerry Roadmap!

New BlackBerry Smartphones Expected in 2011

It’s often said that past precedent is the best indicator of future performance and over the past couple of years the varying BlackBerry device form factors and product families have become well established. The Bold, Curve and Pearl families are now staples that span both GSM and CDMA carriers around the globe, and we’ve seen Torch, Storm and Style devices be used as carrier exclusives in the USA and also get rolled out internationally. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out RIM’s next product cycle will mainly involve upgrades within each of these existing product lines. (more…)

BerryWeather, a top-rated weather application for BlackBerry devices is available for only $4.99 today (regular price – $9.99), half off its regular price. BerryWeather will keep you updated on the current weather and with the latest update, you can add custom weather icons to make it more personalized to suit your tastes.

Features:

  • Our weather provider: Weather Underground
  • Current conditions including “Feels like” temperature, wind, pressure, dew point, humidity.
  • 7-day forecast with high/low temperature and precipitation probability
  • 24-hour forecast with temperature, precipitation probability, wind and humidity
  • Track your location via GPS/cell
  • Instant weather advisory notifications via push technology (US only)
  • Built-in animated radar maps (US only) (more…)

The keyboard-heavy design of most BlackBerrys to date has generally prevented them from cashing in on the touch-screen mania that has driven the market, but that doesn’t mean Research In Motion is wanting for attention. Indeed, its App World application market is already well-established, with users in 70 countries. Thirty-five million BlackBerry users have downloaded the program necessary to access the market, and they’re downloading apps at a rate of around 1.5 million per day.

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