Become a cover model through your BlackBerry

If you’ve ever wanted to be on the cover of a famous magazine or to be a billboard model, then this is probably something worth looking into. Photofunia allows you to realize these dreams through the beauty of photo editing. It’s really fun and you get to fool your innocent friends.

What’s great is that users also have the option to create HD photos. If you actually want to print out your masterpieces, then you are free to do so. They’ll be great to display at home, you know, just for kicks.

There’s a wide array of effects to choose from too. There are 384 in total. This gives you free reign on how to manipulate your photos. It’s free to download, so why don’t you give it a try? Take note that you’ll need to be connected to the internet to use the app.

Shaun the Sheep invades BBM

If you’re always looking for new stickers to download for BlackBerry Messenger, then you might fancy the new Shaun the Sheep set that has made its way into the BBM Shop. If you’ve watched this British cartoon, chances are that you’d love the stickers too.

Of course, there are other stickers available. One other example is the WWE ones. They’ll be free for a limited time, so if you’re a wrestling fan, you might want to download it ASAP.

BBM Stickers recently made its way to the instant messaging app in order to give users a more personalized experience. Aside from adding fun to conversations, users are able to convey their emotions better thanks to these stickers.

Most of the sticker packs are priced at $1.99.

New photos of BlackBerry Kopi released

Just in case you’re curious about the BlackBerry Kopi, you might want to check out these newly released photos of the upcoming phone. This time, these photos from Techrum are of the device at different angles. Enjoy.

As of now, nobody knows when this elusive device will be released. Judging from the photos, it does look nice. It seems to be a marriage between the Q5 and Z10. It has a removable battery and it has the usual BlackBerry buttons. Feature-wise, the only thing most sources are sure of is that this phone will be on the low-end side. This is probably because it’ll have a specific market and it needs to be affordable.

What are your first impressions of the BlackBerry Kopi?

Temple Run: Brave now on BlackBerry

If you’ve always been fond of the Temple Run games, then you will probably be happy to hear that Temple Run Brave has finally made its way to BlackBerry 10. It gives a Disney-Pixar twist to everyone’s favorite endless running game. Check it out if you’re a fan or if you’re close to an animated movie buff.

Here’s the official list of features:

  • Introducing ARCHERY – tap targets to shoot a bullseye and earn extra coins
  • New, amazing visuals. It looks better than ever!
  • All new environments inspired by Disney/Pixar Brave and the wilds of Scotland
  • Play as Merida and King Fergus from Disney/Pixar Brave
  • Outrun Mordu, the demon bear, to earn running glory

Temple Run Brave can be downloaded for $0.99. Get it now in BlackBerry World.

BBM 2.1 is out

In an attempt to better the chat experience on BlackBerry Messenger, a slew of new features were added to the famous instant messaging app. The ones worth noting are the multi-person photo sharing and file transfers with larger capacities.

The update will be rolled out on every platform that it’s available on – Android, BlackBerry and iOS. Also, users are no longer limited to emoticons thanks to the addition of BBM stickers. They bring out the fun in every conversation. Some premium packs are available for purchase through the BBM Shop.

Here’s the official statement from David Proulx, BBM Senior Director.

“Stickers are another great example of how we’re making the BBM experience more engaging and fun for our customers. Stickers let you personalize your chats and strike the right chord with people around the world who rely on stickers in chats when they connect with colleagues, family, friends, peers and partners.”

Latest BBM update leaked

Most of the BlackBerry users who are always updated with the latest BlackBerry news would know that a new update for BlackBerry Messenger is coming soon. Some notable features like sponsored BBM Channels content and BBM Stickers will be added. If you’re too impatient to wait for the official update, you can always download the leaked version.

It can be downloaded here. Of course, you must download it at your own risk. Since this isn’t an official release, caution must be practiced. If you’re still willing to go through with it, you’ll have to sideload this leak on your phone. Some have claimed that it works fine, but of course, you won’t be able to make any in-app purchases.

BlackBerry World celebrates 5th anniversary

How time flies. Just a few years ago, BlackBerry World was known as BlackBerry App World when it first made its appearance on April 1, 2009. To celebrate five years of BlackBerry World, the Canadian smartphone company has opted to release five premium apps for free. Yes, you read that right. Here’s the official statement:

Celebrate with us – it’s like cake, but it lasts longer. 5 FREE birthday downloads just for you! From March 31st to April 4th, BlackBerry 10 and and BlackBerry OS users can visit BlackBerry World and be treated to 5 premium apps and game downloads.

There isn’t an official list yet. Also, there’s a good chance that there’s going to be a different app lineup depending on your location and device. Check out BlackBerry World if you’re excited to get these freebies. Happy 5th Anniversary, BlackBerry World!

BlackBerry wins injunction over Typo case

That’s it for Typo. It seems that BlackBerry was able to win an injunction over the sales of the Typo keyboard. If you’ve been closely following BlackBerry news, then you’d know that Typo produced a keyboard for iPhone that looks identical to the Canadian smartphone company’s iconic QWERTY keyboard. The said item is now facing a sales ban.

Here’s the official statement from Bloomberg:

U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco said in a ruling today that BlackBerry is likely to prevail on its infringement claims and that Typo hasn’t made a strong challenge to the validity of the smartphone maker’s patents. Orrick also dismissed Typo’s concern that a temporary sales ban may put the company out of business.

Although the injunction isn’t permanent, the fact that this happened doesn’t look good for Typo.

Who’s side are you on?

Three new BlackBerry devices to come soon

In an interview with Reuters, BlackBerry CEO John Chen disclosed that the Canadian smartphone company will be unveiling three high-end devices in the next 18 months. Accordingly, these devices will be created specifically for users who are more comfortable with using a keyboard.

As of the moment, the BlackBerry community is already expecting the BlackBerry Q20 or the BlackBerry Classic, so that makes one. Also, there’s the BlackBerry Z3, a touchscreen device. It’s quite exciting to see what else BlackBerry has under its sleeve.

Recently, the company reported that it was only able to sell about 1.1 million BlackBerry 10 phones in the last quarter. Chen and the BlackBerry team might be cooking something up in order to change the tides. For now, everyone will have to sit tight until more news about the upcoming devices will be released.

Get this adorable game for your BlackBerry

If you have a weakness for anything cute, then Bouncy Bear is one game that you’ll need on your BlackBerry. If it’s not really your thing, then maybe your significant other or child would thank you for it. The main objective of the game is to collect candies and cupcakes on each stage. The more goodies you gather, the higher your score.  The player will be controlling Bear, the cute main character.  The game stays true to its title since the bear will literally be bouncing about in every stage. Cannons can also be used to reach farther areas.

The game is quite simple, but if you think you’ll need some briefing, you won’t need to worry. The game has a quick tutorial at the start.

If you’re interested, Bouncy Bear can be downloaded for $1.99 in BlackBerry World.