Archive for the ‘BlackBerry OS’ Category

New arrivals: BlackBerry Passport smartphone in Singapore

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

BlackBerry Passport targets productivity for professionals with square (1440 x 1440 pixels) touch screen and QWERTY touch-enabled keyboard. Available from tomorrow, 26 September, 2014 (M1, SingTel, StarHub) at S$938 (incl. GST).

Inspired by actual passports, the universal symbol of mobility, the size and form factor of BlackBerry Passport is portable enough to easily tuck into pockets and use wherever you go.

Inspired by actual passports, the universal symbol of mobility, the size and form factor of BlackBerry Passport is portable enough to easily tuck into pockets and use wherever you go.

BlackBerry has launched its new smartphone in Singapore – the Passport, targeted towards business professionals looking for greater productivity.

The smartphone utilises Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the display and forged stainless steel for added strength and durability.

The large square screen is designed for viewing and creating content, and everyday tasks like reading and writing emails, reviewing and editing documents, web browsing, and map navigation.

The large square screen is designed for viewing and creating content, and everyday tasks like reading and writing emails, reviewing and editing documents, web browsing, and map navigation.

The BlackBerry Passport includes the first touch-enabled keyboard with gestures that make typing, editing and navigating more efficient and accurate.

According to a BlackBerry user study, BlackBerry Passport’s new QWERTY keyboard is almost four times more accurate than BlackBerry 10 virtual keyboards – the error rate is on average 74% lower – so there are fewer typos.

The BlackBerry Passport and the Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry are the first devices to launch on BlackBerry’s latest OS platform, BlackBerry 10.3.

They come preloaded with new productivity-enhancing features including BlackBerry Blend and BlackBerry Assistant, as well as the BlackBerry World storefront and Amazon Appstore, offering access to apps for work and play.

Highlight features of the BlackBerry Passport include:

  • High-Resolution Square Screen – The BlackBerry Passport includes a 4.5 square-inch screen with a 1:1 aspect ratio, 1440 x 1440 pixel (453 dpi) HD display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for added strength.

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Event: Be Fashionably Bold with BlackBerry and ZALORA

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

What does the online fashion/lifestyle retailer and the enterprise secure smartphone of choice have in common?

BlackBerry and ZALORA join hands to present a "Fashionably Bold" event.

BlackBerry and ZALORA join hands to present a “Fashionably Bold” event.

A strong sense of style and the gut to make Bold fashion statements with their products, which is why both enjoy a growing following among the young and trendy in the region. And BBM is the buzzword that keeps them connected.

(L-R) Valerie Lim, mentor to the models with stylist bloggers Irene of Moonberry, Vanessa of Wardrobe Trends Fashion, Sophie Willocq

(L-R) Valerie Lim, mentor to the models with stylist bloggers Irene of Moonberry, Vanessa of Wardrobe Trends Fashion, Sophie Willocq.

BlackBerry and ZALORA co-hosted a stylish event in Singapore to put forth a fashion show showcasing a unique set of looks developed by leading online fashion bloggers and inspired by BlackBerry’s Bold line of smartphones.

Charles Dufourcq - Country Director for RIM, Singapore - looking fashionably bold.

Charles Dufourcq – Country Director for RIM, Singapore – looking fashionably bold.

“The individual styles inspired by the BlackBerry Bold portfolio truly showcase the diversity of the many collections on ZALORA,” said Terence Pang, Head of Marketing for ZALORA Singapore.

A vibrant and thriving night out

Local standup comedian, Kumar, being fashionably bold.

Local standup comedian, Kumar, being fashionably bold.

I popped in at the event (at 72-13 Mohammed Sultan Road) in the evening and the turnout was fantastic, thronging with both BlackBerry and ZALORA fans.

Everybody had a great laugh with local stand-up comedian Kumar’s act.

The fashion show was refreshing because the eight female and male models were not pros but lucky winners who had been chosen from an online contest earlier, based on the best poses that they had sent in.

They received their very own photo-shoot, makeover and runway tips from Miss Singapore Universe 2011, Ms Valerie Lim, who also choreographed the Fashionably Bold show.

Totally Fashionably Bold!

“Fashionably Bold showcases the popularity of the BlackBerry Bold portfolio in Singapore, while celebrating the lifestyle statement that both our black and white smartphones make. It is a celebration of functionality coupled with a unique sense of style that BlackBerry smartphones have,” said Charles Dufourcq, Country Director for RIM, Singapore.

TODAY! BlackBerry Bold 9790 in Pure White

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is now available in Pure White in Singapore. RRP S$608 (incl. GST). SingTel sells it from today. M1 and StarHub from 7 September.

The Pure White BlackBerry Bold 9790 is available in Singapore TODAY!

The Pure White BlackBerry Bold 9790 is available in Singapore TODAY!

Powered by BlackBerry OS 7.1, the Bold 9790 Pure White has both a touch screen and BlackBerry’s popular QWERTY keyboard. It also has a precise optical trackpad.

Available from SingTel, M1 and StarHub.

Available from SingTel, M1 and StarHub.

The smartphone comes with 8GB memory and card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage..

BlackBerry 7.1 OS incorporates a new feature called BlackBerry Tag.

By simply tapping the NFC enabled BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone against another NFC enabled BlackBerry smartphone, customers can instantly invite a friend to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)

Or exchange contact information, documents, URLs, photos, and other multimedia content.

They can also pair their BlackBerry smartphone with an NFC enabled Bluetooth device.

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 can also boost a customer¹s productivity with Mobile Hotspot, which allows them to share their cellular connection with up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including laptops and tablets.

New BlackBerry smartphone: Curve 9320

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

RIM has announced that the BlackBerry Curve 9320 is now available in Singapore at S$328. Get it from authorised BlackBerry partners including local carriers SingTel and M1.

BlackBerry Curve 9320 is now available in Singapore for S$328.

BlackBerry Curve 9320 is now available in Singapore for S$328.

The Curve 9320 has the traditional half-body screen cum signature hardware keypad design of BlackBerry smartphones.

BlackBerry Curve 9320
OS BlackBerry 7.1 OS
Screen 2.44″ TFT
Resolution 320 x 240, 164 ppi
Battery 1,450 mAh
Processor Single-core, 806 MHz
Camera Rear: 3.2mp
Front: Nil
Video VGA, 640 x 480
Memory Int: 512 MB
Ext: 32 GB microSD
Size /mm 109 x 60 x 12.7
Weight 103 g
Price S$328

Customers can interact with their social network in real time, using preloaded apps for Facebook and Twitter.

The new Social Feeds 2.0 app is also preloaded, allowing customers to post updates to multiple social networks simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS), social apps and instant messaging apps all in one consolidated view.

The integrated camera includes a flash and supports video recording, and pictures can be tagged with their location thanks to the smartphone¹s built-in GPS.

The budget smartphone includes a built-in FM radio, allowing customers to tune into their favorite local stations.

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Some BlackBerry apps for the London 2012 Olympics

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Since the London 2012 Olympics is just next week, here are some free BlackBerry apps to stay in tune with the Games.

Weekend diversion: Download some free BlackBerry apps for the London 2012 Olympics.

Weekend diversion: Download some free BlackBerry apps for the London 2012 Olympics.

The London 2012 Olympics will be from 27 July to 12 August. The Opening Ceremony will be on Friday (27 July).

If you’re using a BlackBerry, here are some free apps to welcome the games. Click the thumbnail to get to the apps page on BlackBerry App World.

London 2012: Official Join In App for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

London 2012: Official Join In App for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Before the Olympic Torch arrives in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, download the London 2012: Official Join In App for the Olympic and Paralympic Games – your pocket guide to the activities on your BlackBerry smartphone.

Endomondo Sports Tracker

Endomondo Sports Tracker

Feeling inspired by the athletes? Endomondo Sports Tracker is your free personal coach and training partner.

FanFeedr Personal sports news

FanFeedr Personal sports news

Check out the latest news, analysis or tweets by your favorite sports teams with FanFeedr Personal sports news.

Wild Olympics Athletics

Wild Olympics Athletics

Lastly, don’t leave your PlayBook out in the games- go race some gazelles on Wild Olympics Athletics.

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion available in Singapore

Friday, July 20th, 2012

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion is RIM’s next-generation mobile device management solution for Government and Business Customers in Singapore.

It promises to be a secure, reliable, and scalable solution to easily manage BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices.

From left, Ian Gardner, Director, Enterprise Sales, RIM; and Charles Dufourcq, Director, Singapore, RIM sharing the advantages of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion

From left, Ian Gardner, Director, Enterprise Sales, RIM; and Charles Dufourcq, Director, Singapore, RIM sharing the advantages of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion consolidates the management of smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry OS (which includes BlackBerry PlayBook and future BlackBerry 10 devices) as well as Android and iOS.

“For businesses and government, managing a mix of mobile devices on any scale is chaotic. Organizations face pressure to allow employees to bring their own devices into the workplace,” said Charles Dufourcq, Director for Singapore at Research In Motion.

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion provides a single, unified, web–based console to manage the wide range of mobile devices that the employees of an organisation may bring and use for work.

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion integrates the market-leading features and security architecture of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (version 5.0.3), providing advanced IT management and controls, a single outbound security connection (256-bit AES encrypted “BlackBerry VPN”), enforceable IT policies, support for BlackBerry Balance technology, and over-the-air app and software installation capabilities for the management of BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets (as well as future BlackBerry 10 devices).
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tech@vogue wants to dress up and style your mobile phone & tablet

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

The one-stop specialty boutique selling covers, accessories and connectivity solutions for your mobile device at nex Mall (#02-22/23) opens today.

The new tech@vogue at nex Mall, #02-22/23

The new tech@vogue at nex Mall, #02-22/23

This store is the first of a new chain of specialty stores and caters for smartphones and tablets across various operating systems including Android, Blackberry, iOS and Windows.

For audiophiles

For audiophiles

The new stores will be managed by the same team that runs Nubox – an arm of Newstead Technologies.

Nubox currently includes 11 Apple stores in Singapore.

The cozy 898 square-feet tech@vogue in nex Mall (#02-22/23) will be open daily from 10:30am to 9:30pm.

For those who are unfamiliar with the area, nex Mall is a large shopping Mall located at 23 Serangoon Central, above the Serangoon MRT station.

tech@vogue Gallery

The new tech@vogue Gallery categorises accessories under eight zones.

These are: Blast It, Dress It, Gotta Have It, Hear It, Juice It, Link It, Perk It and Style It. Check out what each of these zones specialises in at the end of the post.

Personalise your smartphones and tablets.

Personalise your smartphones and tablets.

There will also be an “experience zone” at tech@vogue where shoppers can see, hear, and feel the various solutions first-hand.

Wireless and connectivity solutions

Wireless and connectivity solutions

A number of international brands including Belkin, InCase and Just Mobile will debut their first demo corners in Singapore at the new store.

Be inspired by the Belkin products that enable you to connect to your home electronics anytime anywhere with a smartphone.

Learn how InCase products protect and enhance the technology that is essential to our lives.

Immerse yourself in the suite of stylish and award winning accessories from Just Mobile.

“With over 45 stores in Singapore, we hear the frustrations of our customers in their relentless search for the perfect accessories for their mobile devices. Often, style is compromised by the need for function and that is something which tech@vogue is set to change … we have accessories that consumers may not even know they need before visiting our store,” said Evelyn Chua, Chief Marketing Officer, Newstead Technologies.

Other exciting displays include the Slingbox which allows users to watch and control their home television on their mobile devices; and a dedicated Samsung corner that demonstrates the integration of functions through technology to provide a seamless experience.

The second tech@vogue Gallery will open at Marina Bay Link Mall in August 2012. Evelyn tells me they are looking to add a third in the Orchard area.

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Camera-less BlackBerry Curve 9360 arrives in Singapore

Monday, June 18th, 2012

The camera-less BlackBerry Curve 9360 is now available in Singapore. Suitable for those who need a camera-less smartphone for use in an environment where security concerns forbid the use of cameras or devices with cameras – such as military camps and installations.

The camera-less BlackBerry Curve 9360 is now available in Singapore.

The camera-less BlackBerry Curve 9360 is now available in Singapore.

The BlackBerry Curve 9360 was first unveiled in August last year and launched in Singapore in October.

The Curve 9360 comes equipped with the BlackBerry 7 OS and enables users to connect to the Internet, play games, BBM and be socially connected at all times.

BlackBerry 7.1 OS for Bold 9900 users in Singapore

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The latest version of the RIM’s smartphone operating system – BlackBerry 7.1 – is available for BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphones in Singapore.

The new OS 7.1 upgrade will enable users to share content by using “BlackBerry Tag” once NFC is enabled on their smartphones.

BlackBerry OS7.1 is available to Bold 9900 users in Singapore

BlackBerry OS7.1 includes BlackBerry Tag if the smartphone is NFC-enabled

Users can upgrade their software for free online, or by using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software.

Use BlackBerry Tag to share Contact information between NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones.

Use BlackBerry Tag to share Contact information between NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones.

The BlackBerry 7.1 OS incorporates a new feature called BlackBerry Tag which makes sharing of information and content easier – simply tap two NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphones against each other.

Users can instantly invite a friend to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), exchange contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other multimedia content.

Users can also pair their BlackBerry smartphone with an NFC enabled Bluetooth device.

With BlackBerry 7.1, users can now turn their BlackBerry smartphone into a mobile hotspot that can be shared by up to 5 Wi-Fi -enabled devices, including laptops and tablets.

Simply tap both NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones to share information.

Simply tap both NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones to share information.

In addition, a new Battery Saving Mode feature has been added which allows customers to extend the battery life of their BlackBerry Bold 9900 when it is most needed.

The new feature provides customers the option to have their smartphone settings automatically adjusted when the battery power reaches a level pre-defined by the users.

Some of the settings the Battery Saving Mode will automatically adjust include the brightness level, backlight timeout, and also the mobile hotspot auto shutdown timer.

BlackBerry OS vs iOS vs Windows Phone vs Android

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Trend Micro has released the results of its study on the four main mobile operating systems in a report titled “Enterprise Readiness of Consumer Mobile Platforms”.

The security firm found the BlackBerry 7 OS the most secure mobile operating system, followed by iOS 5, Windows Phone 7.5, and Android 2.3.

Summary chart from “Enterprise Readiness of Consumer Mobile Platforms” White Paper by Trend Micro.

Summary chart from “Enterprise Readiness of Consumer Mobile Platforms” White Paper by Trend Micro.

Android 2.3 was used in the study because it was the dominant installed/supplied version of Google’s mobile OS at the time of the research.

Below is an excerpt from the White Paper summarising the findings about the four mobile platforms.

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