A new version of the BlackBerry PlayBook™ OS has been realesed; v184.108.40.2068 for the Wi-Fi only models. Availability for the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook is expected within the next month.
If you haven’t received notification on your PlayBook, drag down the settings menu, and select Software Updates. Then select Check for Updates. The PlayBook will then download and install the update. Ensure that your PlayBook is plugged in to charge during the whole download and install process. Continue reading →
BlackBerry users on the Vodafone UK network have been hit with an outage that has affected their data connection. This means that they are unable to send or receive emails, BBM or able to access websites.
At the time of this post, it would appear that services might be slowly coming back online, as users are reporting that some emails are coming through. However there will have been a backlog of pending messages that will have built up, and it could be some time before everything is back up and running normally.
The International Data Corporation’s (IDC) today released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report for Q2 of 2012. The report shows the breakdown of smartphone operating systems (OS) in all handset worldwide shipments over the months April, May and June, covering Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, Windows 7/Windows mobile and Linux. Continue reading →
Research In Motion announced on Saturday that BlackBerry App World had passed the 3 billion downloads landmark since its launch in April 2009. This only counts the apps downloaded directly from the store to handsets or PlayBooks, and not those downloaded from the web, 3rd party app stores or pushed down internally by companies. Continue reading →
O2 have released a video showing how Near Field Communication (NFC) on mobile phones can be used for a variety of everyday activities, such as your London Underground ticket or to pay for a cup of coffee.
NFC, sometimes know by Tap and Pay or Contactless Payment, is a feature that is being supplied on more and more smartphones, such as the BlackBerry 9900 and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Also the Olympics in London is being used as a test bed for NFC payments via VISA Paywave. Continue reading →
Research In Motion have released a new update for BlackBerry Desktop Manager for PCs; version 220.127.116.11. Amongst all the usual bug fixes, the main issue from the last version has been addressed, where users had problems in the final stages of synchronising. Continue reading →
NFC technology allows easy access to a wide range of useful services. Using a wireless short-range connection a simple tap of the mobile device can validate a flight ticket, pay for goods or receive information about, for example, departure gates, flight changes and other relevant information.
Arriving at T-B airport, the passenger’s mobile phone will now act as their security pass for a dedicated, priority path through the airport. Passengers on the trial will be able to access the P1 car park using their smartphone, which will hold details on the parking lot in the memory. Then, without delay, they will be granted access to Departures via the Premium Access Zone. Thereafter, they’ll be able to enjoy the comforts of the “La Croix du Sud” private lounge without needing to Present additional credentials. En route through the airport, passengers on the trial will receive real-time information related to their flight (schedule, departure hall, boarding gate, etc.). Continue reading →
Research In Motion have pushed down an update to PlayBook owners, bringing it up to version 18.104.22.1688. While not as monumental as the os2 update of earlier this year, it does provide some bug fixes. Continue reading →
Research In Motion have released another update to the BlackBerry Bridge application (version 22.214.171.124). This is to fix the issue of some handsets being unable to connect to the PlayBook since they have been update to handset software 7.1. Continue reading →
The BlackBerry World 2012 kicked off today in Orlando. bringing together people interested in the BlackBerry software and handsets, from the company executives, through IT Adminstrators to mobile application software developers, and bringing them up to speed with what BlackBerry has to offer. Continue reading →