Posts tagged BlackBerry

Asphalt 6 and Modern Combat 2 now free on BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0

To celebrate the launch of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, BlackBerry is offering Asphalt 6 Adrenaline HD and Modern Combat 2 Black Pegasus HD free of charge for a limited time.

You need to be on BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 in order to get the 2 free games. Upgrade now if you haven’t. Once you are on PlayBook 2.0, simply go to App World to download the 2 games. They should be on the top free download list. If not, just search for them.

Hurry, this offer is only for a limited time.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update is here

Attention all BlackBerry PlayBook owners! The long awaited BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is finally here.

You should be getting a notification on the top bar of your PlayBook prompting you that there is a new software update available. If you do not see that, go to settings, Software Updates and check for new updates. The update file is 398mb and you need to have at least 20% battery before update will commence. You should charge the PlayBook while upgrading.

The new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update includes the highly demanded native email, contacts and calendar apps. I haven’t had much time to explore what’s new on the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 yet. Will blog more about it soon

Celebrate Christmas with white phones

Everyone like to associate the colour white with Christmas. It probably makes more sense in countries with winter. Here in Singapore, Christmas seems grey with all the rain pouring down.

Nevertheless, handset makers would still use this opportunity to roll out white colour phones. Personally, I’m not a fan of white colour phones. But I know I’m the rare minority. There’s lots of white phone lovers out there.

So here are some of the white phones hitting our shelves for this holiday season.

BlackBerry Bold 9900

HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio ($868 without contract)

´┐╝HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio ($908 without contract)

HTC Incredible S ($648 without contract)

HTC Radar ($569 without contract)

RIM renames BBX to BlackBerry 10

Research In Motion announced today at BlackBerry Dev Con Asia happening in Singapore that they are renaming their next generation OS to BlackBerry 10. Formerly called the BBX, the mobile platform is based on QNX for future BlackBerry smartphones and tablets.

The change in name is due to a trademark dispute in the US. Basis of Albuquerque, New Mexico, claims the BBX trademark and have managed to get a US court order to bar RIM from using the BBX name at the Singapore conference.

Personally, it doesn’t matter if it is called BBX or BlackBerry 10. What’s more important is the new platform and what it means to both developers and BlackBerry users. So yes, I’m glad that the stupid trademark issue is over. Time to move on.

BlackBerry DevCon Asia relocated to Singapore

Good news to Singapore BlackBerry developers. Due to the flooding in Bangkok, Research In Motion (RIM) is relocating BlackBerry DevCon Asia to Singapore.

The decision to relocate BlackBerry DevCon Asia was made following advisories that warn of ongoing dangers related to the serious impact of rain and floods on the local infrastructure in Bangkok.

The dates for BlackBerry DevCon Asia remain the same, 7 – 8 December 2011, but the location has changed to Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore. Additional information on the venue in Singapore will follow soon

In case our registrants cannot attend the event in Singapore, RIM will fully refund any conference registration pass fees. RIM is committed to returning the DevCon Asia conference to Bangkok in the future.

For more info, visit blackberrydevcon.com/asia