With the official launch of BlackBerry 10 scheduled for January 30, 2013, RIM decided to cause some excitement by teasing one of its upcoming smartphones. The back of the company’s yet to be announced product got partially revealed on its official website.
The teaser image shows the textured back of what’s likely an already leaked, touchscreen-only smartphone, its camera unit on the top left side, as well as a large BlackBerry logo in the middle. The handset’s volume rocker and power key are also visible. A promise for a re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry experience is flanking the image, along with an option to register for updates.
Via : BB Blog
RIM has just released the new BlackBerry Messenger 7.0 into the BlackBerry App World. It was just a few weeks ago that BlackBerry Messenger 7 was in beta, and today we’re seeing a finished version roll out to BlackBerry App World. Its key selling point is the free Wi-Fi calling, which lets you do calls to all other BBM 7.0 users for free. As we saw in mid-November, the revamp lets chatters switch to free VoIP chat on WiFi without having to drop text messaging or photo sharing in mid-session. That’s not the only upgrade.
Other new stuff coming up with the BBM 7.0 is the synchronization with your BlackBerry ID profile, 16 new emote icons and notifications when new version becomes available.
The BBM 7.0 is now available for the BB OS 7.x and 6.x users, while those stuck on OS 5.x need not worry. RIM is working on adding support for OS 5.x and will release a compatible version in the beginning of 2013.