BlackBerry 10 – This better be good.

I’m intentionally writing this post today, BlackBerry 10 launch is just a few hours to go. BlackBerry Z10 is the first device on the given platform and there’s a fair bit of excitement around the RIM and BlackBerry neighborhoods. This has been pretty much down hill for RIM for quite some time and in my opinion this is their last chance to bounce back.

They better get this done right, and they are doing pretty much everything they can to bring back the lost glory to RIM and BlackBerry platform and devices but I’m afraid this may be too little too late. RIM has been missing back to back deadlines and eventually we reach a point where they cannot miss any more opportunities.

I’m sure RIM has been working hard to do a lot of things but here is my wish list of what RIM should do to make it right from here onwards:

* Launch at least 8 devices in 2013 positioned at different price, markets and user levels.
* Break free from networks, allow users to use BlackBerry without using BlackBerry package
* Push popular app makers to bring their apps to BlackBerry 10 ( like Skype 🙂  )
* Devise a mechanism to repel junk apps from their app store, they’ve already got quite a many out there already.
* Wake up and bite the reality, they are nowhere near the industry leaders, so they gotta grow slow and steady.
* Launch BlackBerry N10 as quickly as possible. The bigger chunk of existing BlackBerry fan club is qwerty users.

This list could get longer but it’s enough for now I guess.

In the end I wish luck to RIM and team BlackBerry and as a die hard BlackBerry fan/user/addict myself, I’d love to see RIM to do a real come back.


Speedometer for PlayBook

Speedometer for BlackBerry Playbook

I’m excited to announce that our app named Speedometer was available for Playbook OS 2.0 way before the OS was available for general public. You can download this GPS based speedometer app that shows both analog and digital speedometer on your Playbook screen. You can get it from App-World by hitting this link.

Or grab it via this QR-Code:

Downlaod Speedometer for Playbook vai this QR code

The app is also available for BlackBerry smartphones and Android smartphones from the respective app-stores.

The app features a GPS based speedometer that works on different scales including mph, kmph, meters per second, feet per second and knots. You can use the speedometer while riding a car, bus, train, ship or boat or anything that runs on the surface of earth.

Start the fun and download it today on your smart-phone or tablet.

Android Market link for Speedometer: Click Here

App World link for BlackBerry smartphone version: Click Here

Product Website:



BlackBerry App World and BIS working in Pakistan now!

Yeah, that’sso cool, BlackBerry App World as well as BlackBerry Internet Services – BIS is fully operational in Pakistan now. I’ve checked it both on Ufone as well as Mobilink. I can download both paid and free apps on my phone and playbook now. This means you’ll be reading more reviews of cool new BlackBerry apps on my blog now onwards.


Pakistan - BlackBerry App World - Research in Motion

How to download App World in Pakistan

If you are a BlackBerry user, first thing you should do is get hold of BlackBerry App World on your phone or PlayBook( if you don’t have it already). You can get it by hitting this link from your mobile or PlayBook tablet.

Payment Mode

To download paid BlackBerry apps, you can pay either via Credit Card or you can use a PayPal account. Please not, Paypal is not supported in Pakistan yet. BlackBerry App is up!

For all my readers who have a BlackBerry device, you can now follow this blog using a BlackBerry app. Simple and elegant way to stay in touch with my blog. To download this app please scan following QR code or hit this URL from your BlackBerry device.

Download Now

Blog apps for other phones coming soon.

And now a Designer Blackberry

BlackBerry 9980You’ve used designer dresses, bags, pens and other items that cost you quite a bit. Time to welcome BlackBerry 9980, a designer smartphone designed by Porche Design! Yes, you read it right, and the launch date is not far. BlackBerry 9980 is being announced on October 27th in an exclusive event at Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Looks like a pretty sleek device and I hope it doesn’t cost me a fortune 🙂

You can read more about the device and watch a leaked video here:

Difference between BlackBerry 9900 and BlackBerry 9930

So many people asked me this, I thought I’d rather make a post out of it. BlackBerry just released five different handsets this week and Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 are two of them. While it is a valid question, the answer is very simple. BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry 9930 are exactly identical in features and hardware except only one difference. BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a GSM phone that operates on GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 networks while BlackBerry Bold 9930 also supports CDMA. Bold 9930 works on CDMA 800/1900 networks in addition to the GSM 850/900/1800/1900. In simple words for example in US, BlackBerry Bold 9930 will work on Verizon and Sprint Nextel while 9900 will work on rest of the networks.

Yes 9930 works on both GSM and CDMA, so if you want to switch back and forth from CDMA to GSM and back, it’s better to grab 9930.

RIM announces 5 BlackBerry devices

RIM has today announced 5 BlackBerry devices featuring OS 7 in their launch party in UK. The phones that were announced are listed below:

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900
  • BlackBerry Bold 9930
  • BlackBerry Torch 9850
  • BlackBerry Torch 9860
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810

All these devices run RIM’s new BlackBerry 7 operating system. Here are the launch slides that were presented to the audience in launch party in UK:

Click the image to view slide show

You can also find some launch party photos here if you are interested:

Click the gallery above to view launch party photos

And we hit the top of the World again.

No it’s not Cricket, we’ll find out about that in a few days. It’s about our BlackBerry app hitting world’s number 1 on BlackBerry App World. I’m proud to be part of a team who have made this possible. This is our second app that hits the No. 1 rank on BlackBerry App world across all geographies and all categories.

Could there be anything more cool for a company in Lahore than to have an app ranked higher than vendors like Electronic Arts and brands like Need for Speed? This achievement proves it yet again that we are not behind anyone in any productive field. You can know more about our No. App called LED-Notifier Pro here and I’ll keep you posted about further developments.

Led Notifier, World's Number one app