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Win 1 of 20 Copies of BrainWave Tuner 3.0 in Celebration of Mother’s Day!

May 12th, 2012
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To celebrate Mother’s Day this May 13th, N4BB.com is giving away 20 copies of BrainWave Tuner 3.0 by iMoblife! But first, what is BrainWave Tuner? If you have trouble concentrating, relaxing or just want to learn faster, then this is the app for you. This is a brain wave stimulation app that generates tones which can change your brain frequency to achieve one of the results I mentioned before.

Bannerof Brainwave Tuner To win a copy of BrainWave Tuner 3.0, all you have to do is login and leave a comment to this post

“http://n4bb.com/win-1-20-copies-brainwave-tuner-3-0-celebration-mothers-day/”. If you haven’t signed up already, then do it by the link! The contest starts today and we will be announcing the winners next Friday the 18th. If you don’t want to chance it in the contest then you can get it from App World for only $3.99. Good luck everyone!

Now we would like to share this news with you.

New Features in Brainwave Tuner v3.0:

- Add an "Exit" function of Brainwave Tuner when the set timer stops in order to save battery;

- Embedded phone’s speaker to adjust volume and add a "Mute" function for sound button before volume bar;

- Embedded a new play indicator on your phone’s homescreen to tell you that Brainwave Tuner is running in background now;

- Add a new full screen advertisement to help you know our another great Ultimate Brainwave Entrainment App on BlackBerry App World;

- Other minor optimizations, like loading speed, short descriptions and ect….

20 Preset Updated Sound Patterns are included in Brainwave Tuner:

1. Sleep and Therapy

- Headache Therapy

- Sleep Induction

- Edge of Consciousness

- Earth Peace Night

- High Frequencies

- Ocean Waves

2. Meditation and Relaxation

- Meditation

- Schumann Resonance

- Relaxation

- Self-hypnosis

- Shoveling Sands

- Rain and Windshield Wipers

3. Focus and Learning

- Attention Increase

- Intelligent Increase

- Creativity Enhancing

- The Awakened Mind

- Schumann Mix

- Quick Mental Refresher

- Learning Aid I (for subliminal)

- Learning Aid II (for studying)

Supported Devices:
Brainwave Tuner V3.0 fully supports BlackBerry/RIM OS 4.5, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 7.1. Please refer to http://www.imoblife.com/brainwave_tuner.asp for more information.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Belinda Chen, or visit the company’s homepage at http://www.imoblife.com

Author: Belinda Categories: OTHERS Tags: , ,

RIM Announces Q4 Fiscal 2012 Financials

April 1st, 2012
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These two days we learned a new about RIM. Now we would like to share it with you.

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported fourth quarter results for the three months and fiscal year ended March 3, 2012 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).

Highlights:
$2.1 billion in cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments at the end of the quarter, which increased by approximately $610 million in the quarter
Cash flow from operations of approximately $1.1 billion, up from approximately $900 million in Q3
Revenue of $4.2 billion, down 19% from the third quarter
GAAP net loss in Q4 of $125 million or $0.24 per share diluted; adjusted net income of $418 million or $0.80 per share diluted
BlackBerry smartphone shipments of 11.1 million in Q4, down 21% from Q3
RIM to discontinue providing specific quantitative guidance
RIM provides update on organizational changes

Q4 Results:

Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $4.2 billion, down 19% from $5.2 billion in the previous quarter and down 25% from $5.6 billion in the same quarter of fiscal 2011. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 68% for hardware, 27% for service and 5% for software and other revenue. During the quarter, RIM shipped approximately 11.1 million BlackBerry smartphones and over 500,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.

“I have assessed many aspects of RIM’s business during my first 10 weeks as CEO. I have confirmed that the Company has substantial strengths that can be further leveraged to improve our financial performance, including RIM’s global network infrastructure, a strong enterprise offering and a large and growing base of more than 77 million subscribers. I’m very excited about the prospects for the BlackBerry 10 platform, which is on track for the latter part of calendar 2012. Notwithstanding these strengths and opportunities, the business challenges we face over the next several quarters are significant and I am taking the necessary steps to address them,” said Thorsten Heins, President & CEO of Research In Motion. “In addition to delivering the BlackBerry 10 platform and refocusing resources on RIM’s key opportunities, such as BlackBerry Mobile Fusion and new integrated service offerings, we will also drive greater operational performance through a variety of initiatives including increased management accountability and process discipline. In parallel, we are undertaking a comprehensive review of strategic opportunities including partnerships and joint ventures, licensing, and other ways to leverage RIM’s assets and maximize value for our stakeholders.”

The Company’s GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $125 million, or $0.24 per share diluted, compared with GAAP net income of $265 million, or $0.51 per share diluted, in the prior quarter and GAAP net income of $934 million, or $1.78 per share diluted, in the same quarter of fiscal 2011. Adjusted net income for the fourth quarter was $418 million, or $0.80 per share diluted. Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter exclude the impact of pre-tax charges of $355 million which are predominantly non-cash ($346 million after tax) for the impairment of goodwill and $267 million ($197 million after-tax) for an inventory provision taken primarily on certain BlackBerry7 products. These charges and their related impacts on GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share are summarized in the tables below.

Reconciliation of GAAP gross margin, gross margin percentage, net income and diluted EPS to adjusted gross margin, gross margin percentage, net income and diluted EPS:

(United States dollars, in millions except per share data)
For the quarter ended March 3, 2012
Gross Margin(1) (before taxes) Gross Margin %(1)(before taxes) Net Income or (Loss) Diluted EPS
As reported $ 1,401 33.4 % $ (125 ) (0.24 )

Adjustments:
Impairment of Goodwill(2) – – 346 0.66
Inventory Provision(3) 267 6.4 % 197 0.38

Adjusted $ 1,668 39.8 % $ 418 $ 0.80
Note: Adjusted gross margin, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and thus are not comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other issuers. The Company believes that the presentation of adjusted gross margin, adjusted gross margin percentage, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share enables the Company and its shareholders to better assess RIM’s operating results relative to its operating results in prior periods and improves the comparability of the information presented. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures in the context of RIM’s GAAP results.
(1) During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company reported GAAP gross margin of $1.4 billion or 33.4% of revenue. Excluding the impact of charges primarily related to inventory valuation of certain BlackBerry 7 products, the adjusted gross margin was $1.7 billion, or 39.8% of revenue.
(2) Subsequent to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company performed a goodwill impairment test and based on the results of that test, the Company recorded a non-cash pre-tax goodwill impairment charge of $355 million, $346 million after tax.
(3) During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company recorded a pre-tax provision of approximately $267 million, $197 million after tax, which was mostly non-cash, primarily related to its inventory valuation of certain BlackBerry 7 products.

The total of cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $2.1 billion as of March 3, 2012, compared to $1.5 billion at the end of the previous quarter, an increase of approximately $610 million from the prior quarter. Cash flow from operations in Q4 was approximately $1.1 billion, up from $900 million in Q3. Uses of cash included intangible asset additions of approximately $260 million and capital expenditures of approximately $190 million.

Fiscal 2012 Results

Revenue for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2012 was $18.4 billion, down 7% from $19.9 billion in fiscal 2011. The Company’s GAAP net income for fiscal 2012 was $1.2 billion, or $2.22 per share diluted, compared with GAAP net income of $3.4 billion, or $6.34 per share diluted in fiscal 2011. Adjusted net income for fiscal 2012 was $2.2 billion, or $4.20 per share diluted. Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share for fiscal 2012 exclude the adjustments described above as well as the impact of pre-tax charges of $54 million ($40 million after tax) to revenue related to the service interruption experienced in the third quarter, $485 million ($356 million after tax) for the PlayBook inventory provision taken in the third quarter and $125 million ($96 million after tax) for the Company’s cost optimization program that was implemented in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. These charges and their related impacts on GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share are summarized in the tables below.

Reconciliation of GAAP revenue, gross margin, gross margin percentage, net income and diluted EPS to adjusted revenue, gross margin, gross margin percentage, net income, and diluted EPS:

(United States dollars, in millions except per share data)
For the year ended March 3, 2012
Revenue (before taxes) Gross Margin(1) (before taxes) Gross Margin%(1) (before taxes) Net Income Diluted EPS
As reported $ 18,435 $ 6,579 35.7 % $ 1,164 $ 2.22

Adjustments:
PlayBook Inventory Provision(2) – 485 2.6 % 356 0.68
Cost Optimization Program(3) – 14 – 96 0.18
Q3 Service Interruption(4) 54 54 0.3 % 40 0.08
Impairment of Goodwill(5) – – – 346 0.66
Inventory Provision(6) 19 267 1.4 % 197 0.38

Adjusted $ 18,508 $ 7,399 40.0 % $ 2,199 $ 4.20
Note: Adjusted revenue, adjusted gross margin, adjusted gross margin percentage, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and thus are not comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other issuers. The Company believes that the presentation of adjusted revenue, adjusted gross margin, adjusted gross margin percentage, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share enables the Company and its shareholders to better assess RIM’s operating results relative to its operating results in prior periods and improves the comparability of the information presented. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures in the context of RIM’s GAAP results.
(1) During fiscal 2012, the Company reported GAAP gross margin of $6.6 billion, or 35.7% of revenue. Excluding the impact of charges related to the PlayBook Inventory Provision, the Cost Optimization Program, the Q3 Service Interruption and the Inventory Provision, the adjusted gross margin was $7.4 billion, or 40.0% of revenue.
(2) During fiscal 2012, the Company recorded a pre-tax provision of approximately $485 million, $356 million after tax, related to its inventory valuation of BlackBerry PlayBook tablets. The charge was predominantly non-cash.
(3) Cost of sales, research and development, and selling, marketing and administration expenses in fiscal 2012 included approximately $11 million, $18 million, and $67 million, respectively, in after-tax charges related to the cost optimization program to streamline operations across the Company.
(4) During fiscal 2012, the Company experienced a service interruption which resulted in the loss of service revenue and the payment of service credits totally approximately $54 million, approximately $40 million after tax, related to the interruption in the availability of the Company’s network.
(5) Subsequent to fiscal 2012, the Company performed a goodwill impairment test and based on the results of that test, the Company recorded a non-cash pre-tax goodwill impairment charge of approximately $355 million, approximately $346 after tax.
(6) In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company recorded a pre-tax provision of approximately $267 million, $197 million after tax, which was mostly non-cash, primarily related to its inventory valuation of certain BlackBerry 7 products.

Change to Guidance Practices and Outlook:

The company expects continued pressure on revenue and earnings throughout fiscal 2013. Due to a desire to focus on long term value creation and the current business environment, RIM will no longer provide specific quantitative guidance. Some of the factors contributing to this include, ongoing weakness in the Company’s U.S. smartphone business, an increased focus on selling BlackBerry 7 smartphones to grow the subscriber base in advance of the BlackBerry 10 launch, increasing competitive pressure in the Company’s international markets and the introduction of certain new lower tier service pricing initiatives and a higher mix of sales coming from entry level products.

Organizational and Board of Directors Update:

Jim Balsillie, former Co-CEO of the Company, has resigned as a Director on the Company’s Board.

“As I complete my retirement from RIM, I’m grateful for this remarkable experience and for the opportunity to have worked with outstanding professionals who helped turn a Canadian idea into a global success,” said Jim Balsillie.

“On behalf of the Board and everyone at RIM, I would like to thank Jim for his 20 years of service to RIM,” said Barb Stymiest, Chair of RIM’s Board of Directors. “His energy, drive and enthusiasm helped build one of the most successful technology companies of our time.”

In addition, David Yach will be retiring from his role as CTO, Software after 13 years with the Company and after 4 years with the company and following an open dialogue on the future of global operations, Jim Rowan, COO, Global Operations, has decided to pursue other interests. The Company is currently undertaking a search to hire a single COO with responsibilities to run the Company’s operations.

“RIM would like to thank David Yach and Jim Rowan for their years of service and many contributions to RIM,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO. “We wish them well in their future pursuits.”

We think it will let more BlackBerry Users learn RIM’s Plan in 2012.

Author: Belinda Categories: OTHERS Tags: , ,

TechCrunch’s Biased and Passive Aggressive Interview With RIM

January 10th, 2012
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If you’re watching some of the CES 2012 coverage, you may have tuned in to TechCrunch’s visit to BlackBerry’s booth. Andrew Keen and Jordan Crook spent a lot of time talking about BlackBerry’s presence at CES 2012, saying the booth was really small. Once they arrive at the booth, the interview starts with Andrew Keen smugly saying “we’re from a website called TechCrunch, I don’t know if you’ve heard of it.” The implication, I guess, is that RIM doesn’t doesn’t read tech news, but Andrew doesn’t realize he’s talking to Alex Kinsella who works on RIM’s social media team and can be seen commenting on TechCrunch nearly every day.

Keen follows up with “is anybody buying a BlackBerry?” which is a dumb question considering RIM has 75 million subscribers – an increase quarter over quarter. The interview is just nothing but cringe worthy and makes both Keen and Crook come across as immature. Keen goes on to ask “tell me what’s good about BlackBerry, what’s new?”. After Alex goes on to talk about PlayBook OS 2 and the updates in terms of BlackBerry Balance, native PIM apps and the unified inbox, Keen simply responds with “I already have a unified inbox” and obviously isn’t listening. The interview is cut short as the camera is apparently running out of memory, but it just seemed like a good time to duck out after grilling a RIM employee with insults under the guise of questions.

Author: Belinda Categories: OTHERS Tags: , ,

Saying Goodbye to 2011

December 31st, 2011
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How time flies!

Today is the last day of the year of 2011. Now i would like to say goodbye for this year. And Express our great thanks to our customers and our helpful partners.

Btw, this year has been a true rollercoaster for BlackBerry users and addicts. RIM first tried placating users upgrade demands with slightly improved variants of existing devices with more memory. They then released the BlackBerry PlayBook which showed tons of promise but struggled to improve the OS. Then they finally treated us to a whole lineup of BlackBerry 7 devices with processors that doubled the speed of the previous crop.

Now at the end of 2011 it seems like this transition period will be stretching into 2012 but will hopefully start showing its promise in February. I am excited to see what RIM has in store for us and I truly hope they hit the ground kicking ass and taking names with a successful PlayBook 2.0 launch. There are so many different rumors I am hearing from inside RIM and the excitement seems to be brewing. Hopefully RIM shows us what a BlackBerry BB10 “Superphone” looks like soon!

I wanted to thank all of you for making 2011 an amazing year with record breaking readership on eMobistudio. We hope you enjoyed the ride with us. Here is to an amazing 2012!

Happy New Year!

May the New Year filled with much joy, happiness and success.

Author: Belinda Categories: OTHERS Tags: ,

RIM Issues Official Statement Regarding DingleBerry PlayBook Root

December 1st, 2011
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Today we learned that RIM issued a official statement about the PlayBook being rooted aka DingleBerry. They insured that the PlayBook is still a very secure device and that they are working with security researchers to look into the situation.

“Research In Motion (RIM) is aware of a claim made on Twitter by security researchers working together that suggests the ability to “jailbreak” a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The term “jailbreaking” is commonly used to describe altering the software on a smartphone or tablet in order to obtain access to systems or applications not officially authorized or distributed by the manufacturer. BlackBerry smartphone users are not affected. RIM is currently investigating this claim and has been in contact with one of the security researchers to discuss it.

RIM is currently not aware of a jailbreak being leveraged by anyone other than the researchers, who claim to have performed a jailbreak on their own BlackBerry PlayBook tablets only. If it is determined that the claim is accurate, RIM will follow its standard response process to develop and release a software update that is designed to minimize adverse impact to our customers or carrier partners. RIM is aware that the security researchers have stated they intend to release a tool to jailbreak the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. If such a tool is released, RIM will investigate it.

The security of mobile devices and major networked systems is tested by third-party security researchers every day. RIM also continually tests the security of its own products, and volunteers its products to recognized industry experts for security testing and certification to help identify possible issues. RIM is committed to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and to working with researchers to continue to protect our customers.”

Looks like RIM is aware of the situation and is working to make sure that the PlayBook stays secure! Do you want access to your PlayBook via a root. Would be much appreciated if you can  comment it!

Author: Belinda Categories: OTHERS Tags: , ,

HTC Sensation: Sensational

June 1st, 2011
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For over three years, the “Quietly brilliant” Taiwanese electronics giant, HTC, has been producing some of the world’s most sought after mobile phones and teaming them up with some of the world’s most popular operating systems.

While the HTC Pyramid before it caused quite a stir, the now named HTC Sensation is set to take over as the brand’s leading smartphone handset. Tech review site CNet UK reported that HTC lead industry growth throughout 2010, with smartphone shipments having risen by over 60 per cent per cent in the second quarter, compared with the first.

Google’s Android OS has caused quite a stir since its relatively late debut onto the smartphone market in September 2008, and has worked its way up the techy ladder of adoration very quickly to take its rightful seat on the throne as the world’s most popular and most widely used smartphone operating system.

Tina Teng, an analyst at market research firm iSuppli, told CNet UK: “Every brand that has put effort into designing smartphones using Google’s operating system is riding the Android wave… Android is the secret sauce for smartphone growth for many companies in 2010.”

So together, HTC and Android have been heading up the smartphone revolution. While Apple is set to launch the iPhone 5 later this year, and a number of manufacturers are launching new handsets supported by the new Windows Phone 7 platform, the release of HTC’s Sensation is the next crucial page in the annals of both HTC and Android.

Released this month and available only to Vodafone customers, the Sensation has arrived rather a lot earlier than Apple’s next smartphone offering (due for release this September).

The Sensation boasts a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, the labours of which can be enjoyed on its characteristically large and stunningly crystal-clear 4.3-inch, 16:9 aspect-ratio display. The phone comes with four gigs of built-in memory and an eight-gig memory card, making it the perfect storage device for all those photos, videos and and movies.

This phone was made for multimedia. With a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front enabling users to make video calls, an 8-megapixel camera on the rear of the device means that it’s also capable of taking 1080p, high definition videos. In addition to these specs, HTC have also made it possible for users to edit their videos on the handset itself. Trim frames and whole sections of your home videos and share them instantly with friends and family via Facebook. The HTC Watch on-demand film service is also included, so users can search for, purchase, download and watch movies in an instant.

Our bet is that the HTC Sensation will live up to its name – with the winning combo of Android and HTC, how can it fail? Adam Moss, ‘chief geek’ at leading tech website Expansys seems to think so, hailing the Sensation as a definite “iPhone beater”.

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Boost Mobile Phones In Stock

February 10th, 2011
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Are you looking for a used phones at a competitive price? If that happens to be the case, do make a point of checking out this site. Basically, it lists cell phones and parts for sale from most major brands within the country.

These include Nextel Phones, Boost Mobile Phones and to name just a couple from a list that can be found on the main page. The company also specializes in wholesale cellular phones, and these are equally accessible from the main page. They are also starting to get deep into Used Sprint Phones

Note that in addition to browsing the site until you find what you are looking for, you can always subscribe to the wholesale Specials?list and be informed of the most recent additions to the catalog that way. Of course, you can always e-mail the company or phone them if you have any doubts that you would like to dispel. The respective address and phone number are listed on the main page. Both English and Spanish are spoken.

Read more: www.cdphonehome.com

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Free Google Voice BlackBerry App Updated To v0.1.5

October 4th, 2009
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The Google Voice BlackBerry application has been updated to version 0.1.5. There is no official changelog but here are some of the differences I noticed:

  • In the options menu
    • Preload voicemails
    • Backround refresh with update interval options
  • UI and app icon look slightly different (?)

Not sure why but manually refreshing the history seems to fail a lot for me. Anyone else having this problem?

Feature recap:

  • Make calls and send SMS from your Google Voice number
  • Save money with low priced international calls
  • Listen to your voicemail and read voicemail transcripts
  • Manage your Inbox and view Call History

You can grab the update by going to m.google.com/voice from your BlackBerry Browser. If you notice any other differences leave them in the comments!

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Power Saving Tips for your BlackBerry SmartPhone

September 26th, 2009
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It might be a stretch to call this “going green”, it isn’t on par with using reusable bags or replacing your light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs, but these are a few tips tohelp you maximize your batter charge!
Network Connections
Turn off unused connections when not in use for example: Wi-Fi ® Bluetooth® (Manage Connections)
Use “Auto On/Off” (Options>AutoOn/Off)
Use a single mode only. Choose 2G or 3G rather than 2G and 3G. (Options>Mobile Network)
Applications
When exiting, be sure to close the app, not leave it running in the background. (close with the ESC key, the rounded arrow not red power end key. Or, choose Menu button menu_key_bb_bullets_39752_11.jpg and scroll down to close)
Log out of applications when they are not needed.
Screen/Keyboard
Reduce Backlight Timeout (Options> Screen/Keyboard)
Reduce Backlight Brightness (Options > Screen/Keyboard)
Use a device holster (this turns off LCD automatically when you put your device away)
Set Audible Roll for your trackball to mute (Options> Screen/Keyboard)
Key Tone Off (Options> Screen/Keyboard)
Camera
Turn off flash (Camera > Options)
Set picture size to Small (Camera > Options)
Set Color Effect to Normal (Camera > Options)
Set Picture Quality to Normal (Camera > Options)
GPS
Turn off GPS when not required (Options > Advanced Options > GPS)
Use the zoom out function to get the largest viewable area that you can still use usefully.
Browsing

Close browser when finished using (close with ESC key, not red End key)
This is pretty big list, do you have any additions? Or maybe just some general “green” tips for life?

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Free Precision Weather Theme for BlackBerry Curve 8900 & Bold 9000

September 26th, 2009
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This is just like the Precision theme that comes with the newest devices, but with some improvements.


In the top right corner there is now a spot for a weather icon. Just make your weather application the 7th in the list on your application screen and you’ll have the weather at a glance on your main screen!

Shortcut keys have also been added to help you navigate through your device faster.

  • E – Media
  • R -Video Recorder (set the light to come on automatically and you have a flashlight!)
  • Y – SMS & MMS
  • F – Profiles (for those running OS 5.0 where this shortcut is removed)
  • Z – Blackberry Maps
  • X – WeatherBug (if installed)

Download OTA (from your Blackberry):

Curve 8900: Click here

Bold 9000: Click here

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