Stories by Al Sacco

BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.0 SP3 has new features

The next version of Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), v5.0.3, or BES 5.0 Service Pack 3 packs a variety of valuable new features for BlackBerry administrators and RIM smartphone users, according to a leaked BES 5.0.3 release-notes document from RIM.

BlackBerry 'PlayBook' is enterprise-grade mobile tablet

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) just unveiled its enterprise-grade mobile tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook. Though the device is aimed at enterprise smartphone users -- in fact, it's meant specifically for BlackBerry users -- the PlayBook also has a strong multimedia focus.

Foursquare: Unlock 'Secret' Badges and Reduce Privacy Risks

You've probably heard of social-networking service Foursquare. If you haven't already jumped in headfirst yourself, you may be aware that Foursquare's a location-based social network that lets users "check-in" via mobile device at restaurants, bars, shopping malls, wherever, to obtain points and rewards in the form of "Mayorships" and "badges." And many are calling it "the next Twitter."

Verizon forcing Microsoft Bing search on BlackBerry users

BlackBerry smartphone users on Verizon Wireless's U.S. cellular network may have noticed a small but significant change within their mobile web browsers in the past week or so: The only search engine option that's currently available to some Verizon customers via their BlackBerry Browsers' "Start" or "Go to" pages is now Microsoft Bing.

Amazon: Kindle for BlackBerry app coming soon

Amazon.com plans to release a new, free Kindle for BlackBerry mobile application in near future, according to the company's Kindle Web page. The online retailer didn't specify when exactly the app will be released, but its Kindle page currently shows a BlackBerry icon atop the words "coming soon."The news of a Kindle for BlackBerry app is no surprise; rumors regarding a BlackBerry app for Kindle hit the Web months ago, but I hadn't heard or seen anything concrete until I just noticed the listing on Amazon's Kindle page.

Using e-mail message flags in BlackBerry OS 5.0

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) recently started shipping its brand new mobile operating system (OS), BlackBerry handheld OS 5.0. The new software packs a variety of cool new features and enhancements, including improved mail-folder management options; auto-correct and word-completion typing software; and a number of personal information management (PIM) feature-enhancements. (Note: Some of the new features require BlackBerry Enterprise Server BES 5.0.)

RIM BlackBerry Storm2: Launch week round-up

After months of device-leaks, "pre-reviews" and all-around speculation, BlackBerry-maker RIM last week decided to finally take the wraps off its worst-kept secret of the year, the BlackBerry Storm2 9520/9550. Shortly thereafter, U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless announced that it would start selling the new device this week.

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