Weekly Updates: BIS 3.0 Info leaked, BlackBerry OS 6.0 In The Works, Pearl 9100 Appears Again And More…

It was full of BlackBerry news and rumors all over the BlackBerry blogs and Internet in the last week. After the BGR pointed out about RIM working on BlackBerry OS 5.2 and OS 6.0, RIM also re posted the KB article again with the list of compatible BlackBerry models supporting OS 5.0. The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 images spotted again with solid looking hardware and incrementing OS versions. Later in the week we have the product info leaked for BIS 3.0.


BlackBerry Internet Service 3.0 Info- PDF File Leaked

PDF with information about BlackBerry Internet Service 3.0 has leaked online. This PDF includes a BIS 3.0 product overview, complete list of new features and details about training and support documentation.

Among the new features in BIS 3.0 are updates to the Google Mail plugin, additional language support, OpenOffice document support, Windows Media Audio (.wma) support and more. There is no mention of a release date but PDF file getting leaked like this may mean a BIS update is around the corner. [Via Engadget]

BlackBerry OS 6.0 in the works…

BGR says “One of our most-solid BlackBerry connects has just dropped word that internally, RIM is starting to work on OS 6.0. We can’t reveal details about the OS at this time, but in addition to molding what is OS 6.0, we also know that RIM is working on OS 5.2 which should debut sometime this year.” via BGR

BlackBerry Pearl/ Striker/ Stratus 9100 Spotted

BlackBerry 9100 BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Stratus

The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 appears again on the internet and the rumors are it will be released on T-Mobile and WIND 3G bands. [@alphatectz / @CellGuru / FeedBerry]

T-Mobile Discontinues The BlackBerry Curve 8900

News from engadget, they have got from T-Mobile that, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 has "reached the end of its life-cycle". Eventually the RIM is heading towards replacing all BlackBerry models with trackball and introduce BlackBerry with trackpad and better Flash to support newer OS.

BlackBerry Media Sync Updated To Version 3.0.0.39 For PC Users

BlackBerry Media Sync

The BlackBerry Media Sync got updated to version 3.0.0.39 with revamped User Interface and improved picture synchronization for PC users. You can now auto update through media sync or just grab the latest version from the BlackBerry Media Sync download site.

BlackBerry Pearl 8220 and 8330 Removed From OS 5.0 Compatibility List

RIM reposted this knowledge base article KB17984 showing the compatible devices supporting OS 5.0. The same revised KB article release some time before had Pearl 8220 and 8330 which are not present in the current list.

Check out KB17984 for the list of current BlackBerry models supporting OS 5.0

Create Custom Wallpapers with Free Facebook App Released by RIM

facebook blackberry wallpaper generator

Now you can create your custom, unique wallpaper for your BlackBerry with the free Facebook App. You can use built-in wallpapers included in the app, drag images from your Facebook gallery or upload new. The wallpapers are well optimized as per the model you select and you get the wallpaper download link via email.

The BlackBerry Wallpaper Generator is a free Facebook Application.  You can access it via your PC by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/blackberrywallpaper/.

Verizon Wireless Launches VZ Navigator 5.0

Verizon Navigator

Verizon Wireless has released version 5.0 of VZ Navigator, a map, navigation and local search service that helps you find your way around. The new version is available today for select devices including the BlackBerry Curve 8530, with support for other devices  “in the coming weeks”.

VZ Navigator is available for a monthly charge of $9.99 for unlimited access or $2.99 for 24 hours on certain devices. For more info visit verizonwireless.com/vznavigator

Sirius XM Radio For BlackBerry Launched

Sirius XM Radio For BlackBerry

The Sirius XM Radio has app available for BlackBerry. The app is supported  on Curve 8500, Bold, Storm and Tour. You get free 7 day trial and after that you need to sign up for the subscription. Visit SIRIUS Website for more info and download link

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