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Registered BlackBerry Management Center users received emails yesterday from Research In Motion announcing that the service and its support will close on 10th January 2013.

Designed for businesses with three to 100 employees, the BlackBerry Management Center allowed easy set up and troubleshooting of employee email and helped protect lost or stolen smartphones, as well as the ability for wireless backup and restore. Continue reading

Research In Motion have today announced that it will hold a worldwide launch event for its new operating system platform on January 30th 2013. The event will also unveil two new BlackBerry handsets. Continue reading

A new version of the BlackBerry PlayBook™ OS has been realesed; v2.0.1.358 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.

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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 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