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Following the submission of a multitude of Apps onto Blackberry World it became known that we needed to get a list up together showing Blackberry OS 7 devices and their screen resolution sizes, and the same for OS 6 Blackberry devices the screen resolutions and the os version.

We felt that during the submission process it was difficult to know which device supports what OS and at what size screen resolution.

In the end and after plenty of to and fro-ing with different websites like the blackberry site, phonearena, gsmarena, wikipedia etc we have put a list together below which is by no means a list of them all, but at least during the Blackberry app submission process it will help to serve as a nice reference tool to make it all nice and easy!



Blackberry Screen Resolution> OS Version> Device

OS 6.00

320*240 LANDSCAPE
9300 9330

480*360 LANDSCAPE
9650 9700 9780 9788

360*480 PORTRAIT
9800 9380

360*400
9670

Blackberry 10 Switching applications screen on a Blackberry Dev Alpha
Blackberry 10 App Switching

OS 7.00+

320*240 LANDSCAPE
9220 9310 9315 9320

480*360 LANDSCAPE
9350 9360 9370 9790 9620

480*640 PORTRAIT
9810

640*480 LANDSCAPE
9900 9930 9981

480*800 PORTRAIT
9850 9860

360*480 PORTRAIT
9380

With the exception of Blackberry 10 devices this list may be missing a few 'emerging markets' OS 7+ devices due to be released perhaps in the middle of 2013, if you feel there are devices missing or inaccurate, please leave a comment and we will update this Blackberry screen resolution Blackberry device model and OS version list
 
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Blackberry Dev Alpha Software update Screenshot
Blackberry Dev Alpha
The Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha device operating system was updated to version 10.0.9.1103 earlier this morning. We were lucky enough to download the latest version via OTA direct from the device.

A relatively simple process, download took approximately 25-30 mins where the installation file was 487MB in size.

Installation did not take more than 10 minutes so the upgrade process was flawless and within very reasonable timescales. It also restored the existing data as it should. Have a look at the screenshots below of the upgrade steps..



Running the Software Updates

Blackberry Dev Alpha Software update Screenshot to check for updates
Check for Updates on the Dev Alpha
Blackberry Dev Alpha Software update just started to progress
Software update just started on the Dev Alpha
Software update complete for Blackberry 10 please restart the dev alpha device
Software update complete for Blackberry 10 please restart
Blackberry Dev Alpha Software update found image
Blackberry Dev Alpha has found a Software update
Blackberry Dev Alpha Software Update progress screen
Progress bar of the OS update for Blackberry 10
screenshot of the Dev Alpha software updated completed successfully screen
Confirmation of the Blackberry OS 10 upgrade

Blackberry 10 homescreen

Blackberry 10 Homescreen
The Blackberry 10 homescreen
Just a few small cosmetic updates we found straight up from the homescreen that we noticed as the Blackberry Dev Alpha booted to the mail menu screen..

All icons are now slighted rounded on the edges and look much sharper

Icons changed (Browser/Calender/BBM)

Blackberry App World now renamed to Blackberry World

Settings icon now appears as a seperate icon, previously it was on a menu that had to be swiped downwards from the top





Blackberry Messenger

Blackberry Messenger 10
Unfortunately Blackberry Messenger would not open for now..
During the photo screenshots the Blackberry Messenger 10 would not want to load up during this time and get spinning with the Opening BBM sign, we will try a reboot later on and see what happens..

Active Screens

The Blackberry Dev Alpha OS 10 Active screen
Blackberry 10 Active Screen
The Blackberry OS10 Active Screens feature looked faster and more fluid. Only dissapointing thing is that it would not display active screens. For example, it would be interesting the see the youtube video running in its own window, while the BBM screen was actively showing at the same time, now that would be a cool thing to have!


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Blackberry App World 10 App Storefront
Blackberry Appworld now renamed to Blackberry World. We believe this is due to the fact that Apps, Music, Video and Films are also for sale in this 'device store'. Making it not just for apps but for everything else too..
Blackberry 10 World Apps List
Apps List BB10
The Blackberry 10 World now has updated apps released by developers up until september. All other apps are now doe to be released in January after the final release.

 
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Festive Offer for users in India
For a limited time once again RIM have been generous to offer free premium apps to Blackberry users in India.

BBIN announced the free apps a few days ago that for the users in India some chargeable apps were now free!

So if you havent already started downloading now is the best time to download some if not all the free apps, you can always delete the apps from your device once you have downloaded them and reinstall them back at the later date as long as you still have access to your Blackberry AppWorld account!

Here is the list of apps currently downloadable for free..


 
If you have a Blackberry device that was not purchased from your own service provider, bought second hand or as a gift, then sometimes it may be necessary for you to amend the APN settings on your Blackberry.

Due to requirements CAMultimate and some other third party apps may require a direct TCP or HTTP connection to the internet, therefore this TCP setting needs to be corrected in order for the application to access the Internet and function successfully on your Blackberry. 

INSTRUCTIONS ON GETTING TO THE APN SETTINGS SCREEN ON YOUR BLACKBERRY

1.    From the home screen click on the Blackberry Menu button
2.    Then select "Options" - it usually has a spanner icon.
3.    Then "Device Settings".
4.    Then select "Advanced Sysem Settings".
5.    Select "TCP/IP" from the list.
6.    Here you will find your "APN Settings". Make sure the tick-box next to "APN Settings Enabled" is ticked.
7.    Once you have done that, just below this you will see "APN:". This is where you will need to type in a setting either from the blue example below or one from your service provider. (you can try the finding your service provider setting on our list below) Press the Menu key or back out and save the settings.
8.    You will need to pull out your battery and restart the device in order for the new settings to register
The APN, username & password is usually obtained from your service provider.
Blackberry Default APN Settings

APN:blackberry.net
USERNAME: {leave blank}
PASSWORD{leave blank}
Blackberry APN settings menu
Blackberry APN settings
An example of Japanese DOCOMO NTT APN setting for Blackberry:
(This time ensure that APN Authentication Enabled has been ticked)

APN:mpr2.bizho.net
USERNAME: Mopera U
PASSWORD{leave blank}
Japan DOCOMO NTT apn settings for Blackberry GPRS
Blackberry DOCOMO NTT Japan APN settings

List of APN settings from Wireless Service Providers

For your ease of use we have collated some of the most common Blackberry wireless service providers settings that you can try in case the general APN (blackberry.net) in the above example does not work.
Feel free to leave a comment if you feel one of the settings are not up to date and we will look into updating this list, thanks
 
Current OS 7.1 Blackberry device users can use the voice assisted search command features below, although it will not be as glamorous as the newly developed SIRI feature on this Blackberry OS 10 Dev Alpha, the voice look up technology is there for you to take advantage of while we wait for Q1 2013.

We are just a little bemused as to why this voice command feature was hidden away within the OS and hardly marketed much as it does seem like a decent addition to the Blackberry Operating System device.
Blackberry Bold 9900 device
The Blackberry Bold 9900
We had a little play around and apart from the search function which seems to work fine and also the signal and battery check, opening a browser from a voice command and navigating to a web page didnt seem to pick up, why not try it out and let us know if you are getting along any better?

Voice commands RIM Terms of Use

Once you have accepted the above terms and conditions of use of the voice technology on the Blackberry device, you can conduct a voice search from the Blackberry homescreen menu.

Pressing on the microphone button next to the search bar or you can find the Voice Dialling icon and conduct voice dialling commands and perform a few other interesting and fun voice commands for your Blackberry device as demonstrated on our youtube videos below.

Voice Search function demonstrated on the Blackberry Bold 9900

Voice Commands facility demonstrated on the Blackberry Curve 9360

During the our first video walkthrough demo of the voice search, a list of search results from Bing will also give the user a list of possible voice search items that the device thinks the user is trying to look for within the Blackberry or on the web, choosing any one of them will open the browser and a search term performed on it. We believe that this is an optimum way in which providing the user with a fast and convienient way of doing a search without typing.

In our second video, we go through


* The setup wizard for the adaptation of your voice for your Blackberry device to 'learn' your accent so it can effectively pick up your commands.
* We check our phone number on the Blackberry device by using the voice functions
* We attempt to make a call from the Blackberry Curve using the voice function and a dummy number
* We check the battery and signal strength using the voice command facility on the Blackberry


Although this technology is really basic when compared to the SIRI like feature on the Blackberry OS 10 Dev Alpha, we found that the voice detection system accurately picking up on our search term 95% of the time.

So while we wait for RIM to finish the developement of the latest OS10, we think it might be a good idea to get up to scratch with this technology so that we are ready for the Blackberry SIRI in a few months time!
Why not check it out yourself, its free and it should be included in your Blackberry OS 7 device already!


Current Blackberry OS 7 voice commands and their description

"Call <contact name or phone number>"

Say this voice command to make a call. To perform this task with a Bluetooth® enabled device, such as a handsfree car kit or wireless headset, the paired Bluetooth enabled device must support this feature and you must turn on Bluetooth technology. You can't make calls to emergency numbers using voice commands.

"Call <contact name> <phone number type>"

Say this voice command to call a specific phone number for a contact that is in your contact list. For example, if the contact has a work number and a mobile number, you can say "call <contact name> work" to call the work number.

"Call extension <extension number>"

Say this voice command to dial an extension. To perform this task, you must set options for dialing extensions. You can dial extensions only within your company.

"Check my phone number"

If you have multiple phone numbers associated with your BlackBerry® smartphone, say this voice command to check your active phone number.

"Check signal strength"

Say this voice command to check your wireless coverage level.

"Check network"

Say this voice command to check the wireless network that your smartphone is connected to.

"Check battery"

Say this voice command to check the battery power level.

"Repeat"

Say this voice command to have the last voice prompt repeated to you.

"Cancel"

Say this voice command to close the voice dialing application.

 
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Blackberry Dev Alpha device in hand
With the update of the Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha OS on the 19th July 2012, we uncovered a nifty little feature whereby when you press and hold down the middle convenience key button on the dev alpha device a male voice activates and asks

"Please say a command after the beep.. BEEP"

After which the user can state a number of different commands such as
"What time is it?" and "Whats the weather like?" as well as "send a message to 'Mom.."

Current Blackberry users may remember when fumbling for their handset and accidently pressing the convienience key, the dreaded voice 'Say a command' and we always tended to ignore it as we felt it was useless or just a voice dialling feature.


Siri like voice commands on the Blackberry 10

Well seems RIM have decided to spend a little time and effort into this nifty little feature and giving it an upgrade and a more meaningful approach to their users following the upgrade on what this voice commands feature can do for them.

If you cant wait and want find out more about how to play around with the current voice commands available on the Blackberry OS 7.1 then check out our

Blackberry Bold 9900 Voice Search video and our Blackberry Curve 9360 Voice Commands video

Question is why did it take RIM so long to realise this potential as from what we can see on OS 7.1 a similair feature to this was already included but never mass marketed, and we dont know why?

See the full list of the voice commands available on the Blackberry Dev Alpha courtesy of Innovatology from crackberry.com by hitting on Read More below



 
Wahaay!

Following being featured and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee price reduction offer, we have noticed that CAMultimate has reached number 17 on the Top Paid apps Carosel for the first time ever!

A great and proud achievement for our team
CAmultimate Camera Tools Top 17 Paid app in Blackberry App World
CAMultimate Camera Tools shown as within the Top 20 Apps on Blackberry App World
 
CAMultimate is also available to download via Mobiroo from today.

Mobiroo is an App Store for Blackberry and Android devices. It enables you to purchase a app gift card for your family and friend and allows them to download any app that they like from their app store.

It makes a great gift to anyone who loves their smartphone and loves great value apps. The giftcard benefits great value for example a Mobiroo App gift card purchased at $25 will allow you to download apps to the monetary value of $35.

If anyone does not have a credit or debit card or paypal account then this is ideal as the app card can be bought for cash from stores such as 7 Eleven, K-Mart, Asda, CarphoneWarehouse, Radioshack, Shell stations and Best Buy.
CAMultimate available to purchase from the Mobiroo App Gift Store
CAMultimate available to download at the Mobiroo App Store
 
Just a quick boot up test of the Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha device versus

Blackberry Torch 9800 running 6.0.0.668
Blackberry Curve 9360 running 7.1.0.336
Blackberry Torch 9810 running 7.1.0.342
Blackberry 8110 Pearl running 4.5.0.187

Wonder who will win..?