Posts Tagged ‘Blackberry’

BBX!!! Blackberry QNX

Posted: October 19, 2011 by mightymatt1989 in Apps, Gaming, Review, Technology
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So bbx was launched at DevCon in the early hours of the morning.

Blackberry x QNX equals BBX. They’ve demo’d it on a dev version on the playbook. Running android apps. No release date has been given or a handset showcasing shiny new BBX.

Eheheheh will be keeping you informed.

😀

The Blackberry Playbook won a Stevie Award last month, in the catagory of New Product or Service of the Year – Hardware. Congratulations RIM!

With categories including Computer Services, Software, and Consumer Products, the Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. For a complete list of categories and winners, you can check out www.stevieawards.com.

 

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in action

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has been an exciting product to implement, and is beginning to be used in innovative ways. For example, check out how the Royal Bank of Scotland is leveraging the solution to access to global research and strategy information.

Here are a few of our favorite BlackBerry PlayBook tablet features:

1. Multitasking

Running multiple applications and media, as well as switching seamlessly between them, has never been easier. Not only is the multitasking functionality present in the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, it is also intuitive to use.

2. Adobe® Flash™

I’ve waited a long time for a mobile device that fully supports Adobe Flash in the browser; there were always a few sites that I just couldn’t access on the go due to this often missing feature. (Okay, I admit that I’m an occasional fan of Adobe Flash games too!)

3. HDMI Cable to TV

This is where it gets even more functional and fun – not only can I hook up my BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to a screen to present a slideshow (or to play Need for Speed™ Undercover), it’s in full high definition.

4. BlackBerry® Bridge™

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet integrates with my email information right away when I hook up the BlackBerry Bridge application with my BlackBerry smartphone – it even integrates past messages!

5. BlackBerry PlayBook tablet apps

There’s nothing like filling up your new mobile device with applications from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. It still amazes me to see full-screen BlackBerry platform applications running on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on its high resolution. Apps will always be one of my favorite features, and it’s a feature that keeps getting better and better as more apps are constantly being released.

 

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THIS IS NOT A REAL PHONE

Awhile ago RIM, held a sponsored project held at the Art Center College of Design, designers Kiki Tang and Daniel Yoon, had to incorporate an interface that integrates human emotions with the concept of social networking. The result was a kinetic phone that could express how you’re feeling using a biometric ring. The ring is worn by the user and feeds information or as they put it “emotional data” to the phone.

Spec-wise it features a transparent OLED screen that becomes transparent when not in use and opaque during interaction. The front is all touch surface, while on the back there is a physical keyboard.

As Daniel describes the interface:

“It is of course touch based and all the user’s connections are shown graphically so you can see who is connected to whom. Each contact has an avatar that is encompassed by two colored rings. The inner colored ring shows the contact’s previous emotional state, and the outer ring represents the contact’s current emotional state. It is important to show the shift in emotions in order to see how an event has affected that contact.

Another important feature that we felt was important was the “Emotional Health Chart”. This chart would monitor the user’s emotional health through an indefinite period of time. One would be able to see how a certain event, or phone call/ message has affected the user. Obviously, if the chart shows someone is always upset, there would be a problem… If permitted, a user would be able to view other user’s charts as well.”

As cool a design and as innovative as this phone concept is the interface is something worth looking into if RIM plans to stay in the game. Innovation and experimentation should help them in designing software (new software – not just continuous updates) and hardware. We need Blackberry to be the forward thinkers that they used to be. And this phone as old as the concept is shows how innovative they can be. Just a thought.

Designers: Kiki Tang & Daniel Yoon

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The i’mWatch is the creation of Blue Sky Italy. This Android powered watch is a powerful add-on with any of your smartphones. It can make and receive calls via your phone. Android, iPhone or Blackberry. It is available for 249 Euros, about $360.

The watch packs a Freescale ARM9 IMX233 processor and 64MB of RAM, there is also 4GB of built in storage and a 1.54 inch TFT touchscreen display.

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I love TMNT, as you should know by now, I grew up with them, and this print by 3nrique shows them as we imagine them in as a kid, with their own personalities and, well, physiques. I think its awesome. Its currently my wallpaper on my Blackberry.
The artist notes,

“It always bugged me that even though they were “teenagers” they never look it. So I decided to play on that a little bit. I also thought that their personality should reflect their appearance a bit more…so tadaaa!”

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Blackberry Torch or iPhone4?

Posted: January 24, 2011 by jamo251 in Nerd Stuff
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BlackBerry Playbook 4G

Posted: January 24, 2011 by wadieboy in Nerd Stuff, Technology
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BlackBerry reveals 4G PlayBook

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The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw its first “blockbuster” product release on the 6 January 2011 with the unveiling of a 4G version of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer. It was launched in conjunction with Sprint, which will enable connectivity to its high-speed 4G network. The BlackBerry 4G PlayBook will be the first PlayBook to include wide area wireless connectivity, and will give customers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. However, it will only go on sale in the second quarter of this year.

Research In Motion and Sprint today announced plans to launch a new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet model featuring connectivity to the blazingly fast Sprint 4G network. The BlackBerry 4G PlayBook will be the first BlackBerry PlayBook model to include wide area wireless connectivity, featuring Sprint 4G to give customers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G1. This new 4G model is expected to be available from Sprint in the summer.
 
The BlackBerry 4G PlayBook is a professional-grade tablet that’s set to redefine the possibilities of mobile computing, giving users an ultra-portable design with industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing, true multitasking and HD multimedia, as well as advanced security features and out-of-the-box enterprise support. Together, the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook and the Sprint 4G network will provide a high performance platform that will enable a mobile services revolution for both application developers and customers.
 
“RIM believes a significant portion of the tablet market will want a higher performing, multitasking, professional-grade tablet and that is why we chose to design the BlackBerry PlayBook for premium performance with a powerful dual-core processor and multitasking OS. Together with Sprint, we are now building on that performance advantage with 4G and providing an unparalleled mobile experience for users,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. 
 
”We are excited to bring this powerful new product to our business customers and consumers who rely on Sprint for industry-leading devices as well as one of the best values in wireless,” said Steve Elfman, president of network operations and wholesale for Sprint. “This tablet is a great example of Sprint’s strong partnership with RIM in continuing to bring customers powerful devices to enhance their mobility. We are confident the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook from Sprint will be one of the most anticipated tablets in 2011.”  
 
In addition to Wi-Fi support, the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook features a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and the new BlackBerry Tablet OS. The ultra portable, ultra thin tablet will offer an uncompromised, high-fidelity web experience with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe® Mobile AIR® and HTML-5 enabling customers to enjoy all of the sites, games, media and richness of the full Internet, delivered at 4G speeds. Additional details and pricing will be released closer to launch. 
  
For more information about the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook, visit www.blackberry.com/playbook or www.sprint.com/4Gplaybook