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BlackBerry 6.0 Gets Google Search Update

BlackBerry 6.0 Gets Google Search Update

Amidst the negativity, including a scathing open letter to RIM's Co-CEOs this morning from another senior exec, the company's BlackBerry platform saw some updates today that will improve the user experience. The BlackBerry Desktop for Mac app got a 2.1 version that now supports PlayBook syncing and now the Google Search for BlackBerry 6 also gets updated.

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RIM: No BlackBerry 7 OS for existing phones

RIM: No BlackBerry 7 OS for existing phones

RIM has confirmed that existing BlackBerry handsets will not be getting an upgrade to BlackBerry 7 OS, as unveiled this morning on the Bold 9900/9930. Confirmed at BlackBerry World 2011 this morning, the absence of legacy support means current devices will be stuck at OS 6.x.

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BlackBerry users advised to disable JavaScript after hack hole spotted

BlackBerry users advised to disable JavaScript after hack hole spotted

RIM has warned BlackBerry users and IT departments to disable JavaScript on their handsets, after the identification of a security flaw that could give hackers unauthorized access to the smartphones after visiting a compromised site. The loophole, which affects devices running BlackBerry 6, could in theory allow access to devices' memory cards and any data stored on them.

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BlackBerry 6 Available Today for Bold and Curve on Verizon

BlackBerry 6 Available Today for Bold and Curve on Verizon

Today at approximately 8pm EST, everyone holding a BlackBerry Bold 9650 or a BlackBerry Curve 3G will indeed be receiving an update to OS BlackBerry 6. Hooray for the newness! This brand new version of BlackBerry's operating system will deliver an upgraded design, enhanced web browsing experience, completely universal search, social feed support, and "an engaging multimedia experience." President Obama will be so happy, he is still so in love with his BB.

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Droid Pro Review

Droid Pro Review

Android devices may be storming the market in terms of sheer numbers but, with a few unusual exceptions, most manufacturers have stuck to basic touchscreen candybars or horizontal QWERTY sliders. Motorola's latest handset, the Verizon DROID PRO, seemingly looks to Canada for its inspiration: its distinctly BlackBerry styling mark it out as a more serious messaging device. Has Motorola beaten RIM at its own game, or is the DROID PRO a form-factor footstep too far? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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BlackBerry Storm 3 Specifications Rumored to Break Cover, Includes 8MP Camera

BlackBerry Storm 3 Specifications Rumored to Break Cover, Includes 8MP Camera

The BlackBerry Storm 3 hasn't been officially announced by anyone in the know quite yet, and there's a few grumblings out there that it won't ever be, but that's not stopping folks out there from releasing information about the device. This time around, we've got a pretty good list about what's involved in the specifications department, from the camera all the way down to the memory inside. And, while a few of the details line up with what we've heard in the past, there's a few curious points in there, too.

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Facebook Version 1.9 Now Available for BlackBerry Users

Facebook Version 1.9 Now Available for BlackBerry Users

Today you can get a brand spanking new version of Facebook for your BlackBerry through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, which you've got to sign up for, but what price can you put on a super shiny new version of FB? In version 1.8, the folks who work on Facebook for BlackBerry aimed to improve speed and performance, this time around, they're aiming directly at features requested by the people who use it every day - aka - you and I and the whole rest of the world.

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BlackBerry 6 Invite for October 14: Will you attend?

BlackBerry 6 Invite for October 14: Will you attend?

Who doesn't like to party (even if it's virtual), especially when BlackBerry's the host. As recent reports have leaked the BlackBerry 6 OS wasn't supposed to available until 2011, but looks like they decided to throw an interactive launch party a lot earlier than that!

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BlackBerry Curve 3G and Pearl 3G Heading to AT&T This Holiday Season

BlackBerry Curve 3G and Pearl 3G Heading to AT&T This Holiday Season

RIM's BlackBerry Pearl 3G, which was announced some time ago, has been a no-show (here in the States) for quite some time. But it looks like AT&T is about to make that change, as the second largest wireless carrier in the United State has just announced that the device, along with the BlackBerry Curve 3G, are heading to their retail shelves this holiday season. The Pearl 3G will actually be available before the Curve 3G, and interestingly enough, neither device will require you to send in a mail-in rebate.

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RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 3G for Sprint Announced

RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 3G for Sprint Announced

The Curve lineage is one of BlackBerry customer's favorites. Featuring a pretty slim form factor and one of the best uses of a full physical QWERTY keyboard to date, it's the total BlackBerry package in a body that most everyone can enjoy. Building off that success, Research In Motion today have officially announced the future availability of the next Curve device: the Curve 3G. The model number is 9330, for those technical fans, and it will be available for your purchase in just a matter of weeks.

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Bell leak tips no BlackBerry 6 upgrades until 2011

Bell leak tips no BlackBerry 6 upgrades until 2011

RIM may have promised BlackBerry 6 updates for the Bold 9700, 9650 and Pearl 3G, but that doesn't mean you're going to get them any time soon.  A leaked schedule document acquired by MobileSyrup purportedly from Canadian carrier Bell Mobility has revealed they don't plan to push out the new OS version until sometime in 2011.  According to the document, Bell's 9700, Pearl 9100 and recently released Curve 3G 9300 will be left with OS 5.x for at least several months.

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 leaks, gets BlackBerry 6 OS video demo

BlackBerry Bold 9780 leaks, gets BlackBerry 6 OS video demo

Images and video of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9780 - the replacement of the current Bold 9700 - have leaked to BerryReview, complete with a demonstration of the BlackBerry 6 OS running on the non-touchscreen handset.  Expected to make its official debut in October, the Bold 9780 updates the 9700's RAM to 512MB and the camera to 5-megapixels.

Video demo after the cut

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