RIM Teaching Android PlayBook Development to BlackBerry Java Developers

  For awhile now I (and many other devs) have had a feeling that RIM might try to push BlackBerry smartphone Java developers into developing Android applications. The Android runtime on the PlayBook will be the first Java runtime for the PlayBook (and possibly QNX phones) and I know Java BlackBerry devs are paying attention….


RIM to Help Developers Port Android & Web Apps at DevCon App Express

  More details are fleshing out about DevCon this month in San Francisco. In their latest press release RIM clearly highlights that they are planning on helping Android developers port their apps to the PlayBook along with assisting web developers in porting their apps to both the PlayBook and BlackBerry smartphones. They will be doing…


RIM is Suddenly Very Interested in Lock Screen Widgets

  We heard some rumblings at BlackBerry World that RIM was working with Microsoft to bake Bing directly into the BlackBerry OS and lock screen though only a few concepts were shown. In RIM’s latest market research survey they sent me this week they definitely seem to be going further or at least contemplating it….


RIM’s BBM Generation Contest Connects Youth With Celebrity Influencers

RIM let us know about a new BBM Generation program they are running for teens and twenty somethings offering them the chance to connect with celebrities who share their passion. They are offering up the chance for youths to be one of six grand prize winners and be the protégé of one of six young…


RIM Rolling Out PlayBook Native SDK Beta 0.9.4 to Developers in Beta Zone

  We have been hearing from devs for the last month or so that they have slowly been receiving access to the BlackBerry PlayBook NDK (Native Development Kit). Last week I received quite a few more tips about more devs getting access and Bla1ze over @CrackBerry seems to be hearing the same thing. I guess…


Updated: Possible Screenshots of BBM Running on Android?

UPDATE: Bla1ze pointed out in the comments that one of those screenshots seem to be pulled from this RIM blog post pointing to this being a false rumor Its Monday and with it comes the weekly rumor grind. First up this week are some intriguing yet uninformative purported images of an Android device running BBM….


Free Scrapbook PlayBook App Updated to v1.2

RIM released the slick Scrapbook app awhile back for the PlayBook and users really loved it. Now the TAT team is back with an updated version of Scrapbook bringing it to v1.2. THis new version adds some nice functionality to the app along with some new features. Here is the official change log:


BlackBerry 7 Devices Now Get YouTube Mobile HTML5 Website

YouTube’s website on BlackBerry devices has been pretty pitiful since it first launched. Google has slowly been updating their mobile sites but iPhone and Android versions have always come first. It seems like Google techs are starting to pick up BlackBerry 7 devices because more of their properties are now showing higher end mobile experiences…

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