When the radio headsets went down, the staff turned to BlackBerry® Messenger
Imagine the scene: opening night on New Year's Eve at XS, the nightclub in the Encore hotel on the Las Vegas strip. Everything was planned and tested. More than 1,700 tickets were presold—it seemed like the whole world wanted in. The experienced staff knew its business—they were good to go.
The doors opened, everything went smoothly…at first. But then the staff's radio headsets kept cutting out. They couldn't communicate to seat guests, clear tables—everything needed to manage the night's operations. Disaster loomed. So the staff turned to BBM™ to save the night.
Trying out the free Kobo ebook app for BlackBerry smartphones
Imagine having on-the-go access to more than one million books. Would that interest you? You can get such a library with the Kobo™ app for BlackBerry® smartphones. And we're talking about the full range of business hot sellers, top management titles, and tons of business classics. What follows is a first-hand look at the Kobo app for BlackBerry smartphones and its features.
New feature routes phone calls over Wi-Fi networks; HA another welcome addition
Voice over Wi-Fi® Calling is perhaps the most talked about new feature in BlackBerry® Mobile Voice System 5 (BlackBerry MVS). Employees will now be able to have a single work phone number between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone and make and receive enterprise calls on their BlackBerry smartphone over a Wi-Fi connection. By routing calls over the Wi-Fi network organizations can conserve cellular minutes and reduce costs.
Watch many of your favorite TV shows on your BlackBerry smartphone
Imagine watching your favorite TV shows while commuting into work on the morning train. Fox Mobile Group just launched its Bitbop App for BlackBerry smartphones. For $9.99 a month you get shows like 30 Rock®, Family Guy®, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart®, The Office®, Glee®, and Sponge Bob Square Pants® (our personal favorite). Stream the videos or download to your micro-SD™ card.
Put on your tweeting cap because the new Twitter® for BlackBerry smartphones app just got better with these new features:
- Quote tweets for editing retweets
- Auto complete for @ usernames: When you type an "@" followed by characters, the auto complete feature pops up a list of users as you type
- View geotagged tweets: View locations of geotagged tweets on BlackBerry Maps
- Personal Info Guard: A warning appears when sharing personal information such as your email address, PIN, or phone number
- New hotkeys for navigation have been added for lists, finding people, and more
- Report as spam lets you report users' tweets as spam
- New photo features let you view tweeted photographs from Twitpic, Yfrog, and Tweetphoto™
|Reply – R||Reply all – L|
|Page down – Space||Retweet – F|
|Compose – C||Refresh – D|
|Home – Alt+0||Mentions – Alt+1|
|Lists – Alt+2||Profile – Alt+3|
|Inbox – Alt+4||Find people – Alt+5|
|Search – Alt+6||Popular topics – Alt+7|
Preview and evaluate BlackBerry software before it's released to market
Be among the first to try new BlackBerry software by joining the BlackBerry® Beta Zone today! As a member your feedback will help shape new features and functions. Current programs include BBM, the Twitter app for BlackBerry smartphones, and the BlackBerry® Feedback Tool.
The program is free and there are few prerequisites. Just fill out the registration form to apply for membership.
This month's tips are all about BBM. Learn how to add contacts to BBM by email, PIN, and barcode; start a chat; create a group; send a file; and show your BBM contacts your current location on BlackBerry Maps.