Archive for November, 2012
RIM makes a remarkable announcement at the on going BlackBerry JAM Asia where it was revealed that our favorite BlackBerry Messenger is number 1 messaging service in Asia. RIM also revealed some statistics which are very overwhelming – BBM is having more than 60 Million active customers using BlackBerry Messenger and above 29\8 Millions using group that’s not all as there are Billions of BBM messages which are send and transferred among many of the BlackBerry Customers. These Figures can not be less than accomplishment for any service provider and with RIM introducing BlackBerry10 – it look like this company is all set to compete against market giant such as iPhone and Android devices. Moreover BBM becoming number 1 in Asia, RIM can now plan and execute the strategy to be no.1 in the world. We would like to know about your views BBM getting no.1 position in Asia. Can being no.1 in world possible for RIM with its upcoming BlackBerry10 platform? There are many question which can only be answered when the time will come. You might also be interested in reading about:-
- BlackBerry 10 Launch Event on 30th January, 2013!
- Voice Chat for Free Over Wi-Fi in BBM Version 7
- Opera Mini 7.1 for BlackBerry with Resumable Downloads
All the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone users are getting an updated OS option now you can update your Bold 9900 to OS 188.8.131.524 officially released by China Unicom. However this is an official release but we advice you to take few precautions while upgrading your BlackBerry Smartphone like taking the back up of all the important data just incase and don’t use or remove device while upgrade is in process. If you need any more assistance then please let us know, meanwhile we are providing the links which will help you to know the OS your device is running and how to install the Os on your device and this will help many of our readers you don’t know much about upgrading the BlackBerry OS. This upgrade is totally free of cost and although we are not sure what are the changes in this upgraded OS but feel free to share your findings, fixes & much more by commenting in the box below
- Download BlackBerry Bold 9900 OS 184.108.40.2064
- Learn to check the OS of your BlackBerry Smartphone
- Learn How to install BlackBerry OS
RIM has released a latest version of BlackBerry App World 220.127.116.11 and is now available for download totally free of cost. We know that there were lot of issue with the earlier version 18.104.22.168 of icon not showing up after the download and restart but with the release of this new version we think that there are many bug fixes (like the last one) and many tweaks to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of BlackBerry App world. You can click on the link below to download the new App world and remember to share your feedback with us and also if you are facing any problem do write back to us we’ll be happy to help you.
In one of the Press Conference RIM make an important announcement about BlackBerry App world which will now being integrated and execute billing with more than 50 carriers worldwide. We all know that this is certainly not the biggest development of the year but this major decision will surely provide benefits to various BlackBerry users. While this may not be the biggest news of the year, it does offer huge advantages to many BlackBerry users.
Many of us might not have the access or not want to avail the earlier payment solutions but now with this new amendment we can use the Carrier billing option (contract user/post paid) to purchase Applications from BlackBerry App World, this develpement will not only make things easy for BlackBerry smartphone users but also will life all the purchase restrictions
Keeping all the myths apart the BlackBerry user’s base is still growing (especially in Asian and African continent) this will prove to be a another decisive step that will head RIM into right direction and we could also see the increased number of carriers in the coming years and not to forget this will be an added advantage for much awaited BlackBerry10 which will be released on 30th Jan 2013.
For more information we are providing you the complete press release:
Waterloo, ON – November 26, 2012 – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that more than 50 carriers have now implemented integrated carrier billing on the BlackBerry App WorldTM storefront for their customers. The announcement marks a great milestone for RIM, and a big benefit for carriers, developers, content providers, and customers.
Integrated carrier billing enables a customer to purchase apps or digital goods on their BlackBerry smartphone, and simply and conveniently have the purchases put directly on their regular monthly bill from their carrier. Integrated carrier billing is also integrated with the BlackBerry Payment Service, which enables developers and content providers to offer in-app purchases (such as additional levels in a game), as well as supporting one-off and recurring (subscription-based) purchases, without interrupting the customer’s app experience.
Carrier billing services have proven to drive significant value for the whole mobile ecosystem, including carriers, developers, content providers, and customers. Aggregated data indicates that customers’ propensity to purchase apps on BlackBerry App World increases when carrier billing is offered, with an average of 75% of gross sales transacted through the carrier and average carrier revenues derived from apps increased between 100%-300% after launch.
Ronjon Nag, Vice President for the BlackBerry App World storefront at RIM, said, “We’re delighted to announce that over 50 of our carrier partners are now offering integrated carrier billing to customers on BlackBerry App World. We remain committed to developing innovative ways to support our carrier partners, while providing a platform that benefits the whole mobile ecosystem.”
Ray Anderson, CEO, Bango, whose mobile payment platform enables charge-to-bill payments in BlackBerry App World, said, “Our relationship with RIM goes from strength to strength and we’re delighted to see the integrated carrier billing experience Bango enables on BlackBerry smartphones in the hands of more and more customers. We’ve seen smartphone users rely increasingly on the ability to charge the costs of digital goods to their carrier bill, and with RIM, we’re providing them with a frictionless payment experience.”
Dario Talmesio, Principal Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media, said, “Mobile operators recognize that RIM works closely and constructively with them and with more than 50 operators now offering integrated carrier billing it’s a great milestone that shows these relationships are productive. Mobile operators recognize the business benefits this service provides and the opportunities for repeated customer engagement on BlackBerry App World.”
BlackBerry App World is now available in 170 markets and territories worldwide offering more than 100,000 BlackBerry smartphone apps.
For a complete listing of carriers offering integrated billing on BlackBerry App World please visit: https://developer.blackberry.com/devzone/appworld
As per our last post we explained our readers about BlackBerry 9620 coming soon on Nextel although RIM hasn’t specified or released it full details and still slight information on it aside from the obligatory UAProf listed on RIM’s servers. We somehow were able to grab this image although this will be a QWERTY device and by looking at the above image we are informed enough that this will be an QWERTY smartphone and will run on the latest available OS7.1, at present this device is headed to release on Nextel Mexico and even they have listed this on their website.
The above Poster is almost a full specification and features sheet of BlackBerry 9620 and we all believe that this will be a cost effective and efficient smartphone that will join the BlackBerry family. However the release date with the pricing has yet not being officially announced but the rumors are that it is going to be released somewhere in December just before the release of BlackBerry’s newest platform BlackBerry10. Although you can click on the link below to keep notified about the availability of this product. This Smartphone will not be proficient enough to compete with BlackBerry10 but will definitely serve the purpose as it is intended for.
Nextel Mexico will soon be offering all new BlackBerry 9620 Smartphone in the month of December 2012 and Nextel Mexico has also started promoting this new device. This BlackBerry 9620 device is giving a BlackBerry Curve appearance and will be having a dedicated Push-To-Talk button and few more advantages on its similar group devices.
BlackBerry9620 will be getting the latest OS 7.1 and the pricing and other details are not yet been officially released but customers can pre order to make sure they get this product as soon as it is released. At present we only got this Poster of 9620 and although it looks like curve but we all know appearances can be decisive too and further more we BlackBerry Fans aren’t ready for another curve.
One of the fastest growing markets for RIM is India, where BlackBerry sales are over the roof when compared to other countries. RIM has open various Premium stores in Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai which are already very popular among customers but now just to add some more charm to the BlackBerry smartphone these stores are offering MicroSD cards preloaded with some of the admired movies totally free. This will be a MicroSD card with a capacity of 4GB and 2 movies preloaded which can be choose from following movies:-
- 3 idiots
- Rowdy Rathore
- Paan Singh Tomar
- Remember The Titans
- The Rock
- Prince of Persia
- Gone in 60 Seconds
- Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Although there is no official announcement about the time period of this offer but we think this offer might be for a limited time that too it will probably be ending on January 31, 2013 when the most awaited smartphone BlackBerry10 will be having its global launch. We also believe that this could possibly be a marketing strategy to sell off maximum BlackBerry7 Smartphones before the new BlackBerry10 platform goes live or it could also be a festive offer to customers as Christmas and new year are almost around the corner.