The BlackBerry Passport (BBID).

The BlackBerry Identification (BBID) is not just important but the MUST-HAVE for Every Blackberry User that’s why we decided to call it the ‘BlackBerry Passport’, and since there is now BBM for Android and iOS users, they too are not left out. According to BlackBerry, BlackBerry ID is a single, master key to BlackBerry products, sites, services and applications, including BlackBerry Protect and the BlackBerry World storefront.

Major uses of the BBID include:

  • Simplified access to BlackBerry products and services.
  • Privacy and security controls for your BlackBerry Device.
  • A personalized and customizable experience.

The BBID is your ‘Master Key’ to everything BlackBerry and it is very important that you have YOUR OWN BBID, even if you plan on switching to a different device (iOS,Android or Windows Phones). Apart from the fact that you may need to access BBM on your iOS or Android, you may also decide to come back to the Blackberry OS again some time later. With your BlackBerry ID you can :

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……Who Really Should Own A BlackBerry?? **

This thought has been lingering on my mind for some time now, about “who really should own a blackberry?”

I was at my work place recently and this bloke steps up to me, and says ‘please I can’t find my pinging’ :/ (Lmao); as funny as it sounded, I felt really disappointed. First of all, his grammer was bad enough to own such a resourceful device like this. Going back to the drawing boards, what are BlackBerry(s) really meant for? Business? Yeah!; Communication? Yeah!; Socialization? Yeah!

Now we all can agree that these are like the three (3) major reasons why you should/could own this device. Now this my guy here really had no reason to owning a device like this, looking at it, what kind of business can this guy carry out on a smartphone smarter than himself? or what calibre of friends will he be socializing with?

Though, even some of us who claim to be literate, and all, we still send silly, shallow and baseless BCs, put up shameful pictures and abuse this precious device. Are we @FathomBerry supposed to do some kinda post on ethics?? naaaah! Don’t even expect it.

So whether its a gift or you actually bled and sweated to get this smart phone, please treat your device with some iota respect and dignity. Learn how to use it properly, we @FathomBerry exist for this exact purpose. Ask us anything, we don’t mind giving BB 101 lessons 😀

(Pinging lori nokia)

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Some updates before we say tata!

* Summing up the latest rumors around the features and specifications of the first BlackBerry 10 full touchscreen phone, rumored to be the BlackBerry Z10. We got to even see the specs. As we know it, the “BlackBerry L-Series” is a compilation of devices (London, Lisbon and Laguna) that will slightly differ across the various regions in which they will be released. In short, that means that while they should all visually look the same on the outside, some of the internal hardware will vary and allow for different network access throughout carriers in these areas. So here are the specs :

-Processor:
Dual Core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470・ Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 (US and Canada)
-Radio:
Quad Band HSPA+ / UMTS (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz) ・Quad Band GSM / GPRS (850/900/1800MHz) ・Quad Band LTE: Bands 2,4,5,13,17 (700, 850,1700, 1900MHz)
-Display:
4.2″・1280×768・356PPI ・24 Bit Color ・15:9
-Camera:
8MP Auto Focus ・2MP Front Facing ・Flash ・1080p Video Recording
-Memory:
1GB RAM ・16GB Internal Storage ・Hot Swappable microSD Slot
-WiFi:
802.11 a/b/g/n ・2.4/5GHz
-GPS:
Autonomous ・A-GPS
-Battery:
1800mAh Removable
-Sensors:
Ambient Light Detector ・Accelerometer ・Magnetometer ・Gyroscope ・Face Detect for phone calls
-Connectivity:
NFC ・microUSB ・microHDMI-Out ・Bluetooth 4.0 LE

* WhatsApp
We actually heard there might not be WhatsApp on the BB10 yet, the thing is most companies when asked will give that sort of generic answer because chances are the person you’re asking either doesn’t know or doesn’t want to say, but recently a response was gotten that it will be available on launch. Nice!

* Playbook OS
The BlackBerry playbook Os has been updated to 2.1.0.1314. Comes with some fixes.

* Beta Zone.
The Blackberry Beta zone is now available in 23 additional countries.
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Rep. ,Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Venezuela.

I believe we all have seen the new twitter and Facebook Apps already so that no news and yeah, Blackberry has decided to change the name of their online app store from ‘BlackBerry App World’ to ‘BlackBerry World’ because there’ll be more than just Apps in the BlackBerry World come 2013 and BB 10.

And just a little something something, President Barack Obama still uses his BlackBerry 😀

More to come……….FB

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BBM 7 gets an Upgrade****

A little over a week ago, RIM released in Beta Zone the latest version of BBM that introduced us all to BlackBerry Voice. Since then they have been hard at work and today posted an updated version in BlackBerry Beta Zone. BlackBerry Messenger version 7.0.0.100 is now available and includes not only updates but many other improvements and bug fixes which you can find below.

New Features Include:

*Additional emoticons 🙂 
*Profile Configuration Option to Modify *Incoming BBM Voice Ring Tone
*Personal Status Message “In a Voice Chat”

Change Log / Fixed Issues for BlackBerry Messenger 7.0.0.100:

*BBM chats were not restored during device upgrade. User has to sign into BBID and then re-restore the chats from the backup file.
*Incoming call doesnt ring if user is in camera app
*Speaker enabled when incoming call rejected and already on BBM Voice call
*Messages from BBM Voice are cut off frequently
*Device switch failed, client stuck at “Restoring BBM” state 
*After hanging up after a voice chat longer than 5 minutes, the device that did not hang up remains on the calling screen
*With a song playing, when a user receives a BBM Voice call the music continues to play in the background of the ringtone
*User cannot accept calls properly while content protection enabled and password locked
*While recording a voice note, if an BBM Voice chat is initiated no audio is heard between devices
*Avatar display picture not being updated correctly for BBM Voice calls
*Broadcast messages are received in black text
*Active BBM Voice calls are randomly disconnecting
*Contacts see each other as unavailable although both are registered and can see other contacts as available
*Chat Tear
*BBM Groups – Text entry field in group chat expands to cover up the last message in chat history instead of the chat history scrolling up
*Contact list search feature randomly stops returning results
*No missed call message appears when the caller ends the call before the receiver picks up
*Wrong message appears when declining a voice chat using ‘Reply in BBM’
*After accepting a call after 30 seconds of ringing the device being called gets stuck on connecting screen
*Voice chats exceeding 13 minutes maybe disconnected

Here is a Known Issues list for version 7.0.0.100

*No disconnection dialog when device is disconnected during calling or connecting state
*While on BBM voice call, MVS WiFi call comes in that shuts off audio in both calls
*User reboots device while in BBM Voice Chat: call dropped but 2nd user remains on call connected screen. User must hit hard key to close the screen.

Be sure to grab your update at the link below. If you are not a member of BlackBerry Beta Zone you can sign up for free at BlackBerry.com/Beta. If there are any other issues or updates let us know in the comments below.

…….FB

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