May 31, 2010 News
Bored of your buggy phone? Can’t wait to get your hands on the juicy BlackBerry Bold 9650? Here’s a good news , as a leaked screenshot indicates that the device should be available via Direct Fulfillment on June 3rd, or you could also pick it up from stores a week later on June 10th. The leak also gives us the following specifications for the device:
- Global Ready for use in over 220 destinations with the pre-installed SIM card
- QWERTY keyboard with trackpad navigation
- 2.4-inch 480 x 360 pixel display
- 3.2-megapixel camera with flash (non-camera version also available)
- Onboard memory of 512MB Flash/512MB RAM
- Bundled with 2GB microSD card
Isnt this a decent device , Blackberry application developers have been waiting for to experiment with .
May 25, 2010 News
The PTA, Pakistan Telecom authority has asked all telecom companies in Pakistan to halt the blackberry services. PTA says they have banned blackberry services just to make sure they block all the ways that lead to banned sites like face book , YouTube , Flickr and Twitter . This all happened when people from all parts of the Pakistan protested against ‘Everybody Draw Muhammad Day’ page in Facebook. As per the issued rule, telecom companies can’t resume BlackBerry services until they get the further notice from PTA.
In Kuwait, the Ministry of Interior is planning to stop BlackBerry Messenger. The issue is that BBM cannot be controlled by the Ministry of Communications or security authorities and hence, users of BlackBerry sets were taking advantage to spread rumors and call for strikes.
Previously the Facebook and sites like flickr were already banned but PTA found out that there is a way to log into Facebook and YouTube from Blackberry devices, and PTA made sure that it blocked all the ways to access Facebook.
The Website was finally blocked on Lahore’s court’s order; ‘Everybody Draw Muhammad Day’ page is the reason behind the Pakistan’s government decision to ban these sites. However, some experienced bloggers and blackberry application developers from Pakistan considered this ban on BlackBerry services as ‘unnecessary’. There are some sections of people in Pakistan who are not happy with ban on sites like YouTube and Twitter.
BlackBerry users will have their services blocked for some more time. The blocking period might last till the end of the month, or can go further down. Including BlackBerry services, Pakistan has blocked 800 different web pages and sites that contain blasphemous content.
May 3, 2010 News
Perfecto mobile comes up with Super Apps Developer Challenge. The Blackberry developers who submit their apps for the developer challenge will receive 5 hours to use the Perfecto Mobile Handset Cloud service , and additional testing hours will be offered on discounted price . In addition to that the winners of Super Apps Developer Challenge will receive upto 100 free hours of service usage as prize .
For more information and to know how to apply, go to to the Blackberry partners fund website , To sign-up and receive the special Super Apps Developer Challenge Offer and for further information visit Perfecto Mobile’s site.
May 3, 2010 News
Appcelerator is a cross- platform Application development company , as the name suggests it would be an acceleration in application development . Appcelerator have announced beta support for Blackberry. The cross-platform application is already used by iPhone developers and Android developers to create rich native apps , as well as PC , Mac and Linux using familiar HTML and CSS .
Appcelerator has seen a growth in interest towards Blackberry development . Blackberry developers indicated interest in Business and productivity Application development .
Appcelerator is open for beta registrations until May 21st , and would provide the software on JUNE 1st
Blackberry developers can visit the Appcelerator website and register for the program .
May 3, 2010 News
Research In Motion makes its first appearance among the top five vendors worldwide, with total shipments surpassing those of Motorola by nearly 2 million units. According to IDC’s latest reports Research in motion is the 4th largest mobile manufacturer in terms of units shipped this year. RIM has been in the list of top 10 manufacturers previously , but getting in the list of top 5 manufacturers is a significant benchmark for RIM ,being a manufacturer of only smart phones . RIM shipped 10.6 million units in Q1 .
Research In Motion is the only vendor in the top 5 with a singular focus on smartphones, and as a result, the company enjoys the highest average selling prices within that group. In the first quarter the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and BlackBerry Bold 9700 have been quite popular across multiple markets as well as its global prepaid offerings which were the key to its success. Blackberry has also been adopted globally particularly among text-crazy teens which has also fuelled demand for BlackBerry devices.
This would definitely give more Developers a chance to step in Blackberry development and cater the needs of App hungry Blackberry users in every possible way. This a really cool program which is definitely going to boost productivity of Blackberry developers and also reduce the efforts required in individual platform application development.