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Future BlackBerrys to feature Thermal Imaging?

THERMOGRAPHIC AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAY IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE US PATENT APPLICATION NUMBER 13/007,763 ABSTRACT An electronic device is configured to capture thermal information of objects and subjects in real-time utilizing a camera or infrared sensors or utilizing a camera and infrared sensors. The electronic device comprises a display which can depict thermal or temperature information regarding objects or subjects overlaid or layered on image data of objects or subjects. Displayed temperature or thermal information can include numeric information corresponding to discrete or bounded or partially bounded areas of objects or subjects. Thermal information or temperature information can be combined with…
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How to Run #BB10 on your BlackBerry #PlayBook

EDIT/ WARNING - THIS HAS NOT BEEN TRIED WITH THE OFFICIAL BLACKBERRY 10 OS, AND DOES NOT WORK WITH THE MOST RECENT DEVELOPER ALPHA OSES! We know that BlackBerry10 will eventually be coming to the PlayBook. If you need further proof of that, you can install BlackBerry 10 onto your PlayBook right now. A few days ago, OSBB reported that RIM had finally pushed out a BlackBerry 10 reload image for the Developer Alpha Devices. Well, just as with PlayBook OSes, it was possible to extract the Developer Alpha OS. OpenSourceBB readers probably remember Dingleberry, a tool which was used…
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Need to restore your Developer Alpha OS? You can now with Desktop Manager.

Earlier this week we mentioned that Wayne from the BlackBerry Beta Zone was going to get an update to the Developer Alpha pushed out. Well the update isn't out yet, but it looks like RIM has finally managed to get the update OS feature working for the Dev Alpha; if you've bricked (or lost the Camera from running a security wipe) you can now reinstall 10.0.4.187 (which might be a downgrade if you were on 10.0.4.197, but an upgrade from a bricked device) using Desktop Manager. I believe you'll need to be running the Beta version of Desktop Manager for…
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Dev Alpha Device to get update next week.

Good news Devolpers! Wayne over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone forums just let us know that an update for the BB10 Developer Alpha devices should be available next week. Wayne said: The good news is that the new Desktop Software 7.1 build should be ready anytime now and developers have implemented fixtures to the software loading on your Alpha devices. The bad news is the new Alpha build for your devices won't be ready till next week (it is handled by another team) so in the meantime it will still say "no updates available". I'll keep everyone posted on the…
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Mupen64Plus-PB - An N64 Emulator for PlayBook

Over the last while more and more emulators have been making their way to the PlayBook. If we were to ask anyone what was still missing, I think you would be hard pressed not to hear Nintendo 64 (N64). As my first post to OSBB I'm happy to announce the release of a public beta of Mupen64Plus-PB. While there are a few issues left, many games work perfectly and it would be a shame to hold onto it any longer. Now down to some instructions, release notes and the all important download link. Usage Download the .bar file and sideload…
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Brine - an iOS emulator for PlayBook (not yet available).

This morning a youtube link was floating around on Twitter showing several popular iOS games playing on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Personally, I was a bit skeptical at first, but it seem fairly likely that this video might actually be legit, and is being called Brine by its developer. Apparently the developer (Bubble Wrap on Twitter) has created an iOS emulator (check his other YouTube video at the end of this post to see it running in Windows) and ported it to the PlayBook. Sacha (one of the key minds behind Dingleberry, who has also developed/ported several Qt apps for PlayBook)…
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A BIG congratulations to @AgentBlackBerry: this month's BlackBerry Fan of the Month!

Here at OSBB, we generally do not post the same old news that other BlackBerry blogs push out, rather we try to only post information that anyone who happens to visit us might find useful. Normally we would not blog about the BlackBerry Fan of the Month (FOTM) winner (after all, that's usually something most of the major BlackBerry news blogs would blog about). Unfortunately, many of the major BlackBerry blogs simply did not take the time to congratulate the latest, and truly deserving, BlackBerry FOTM. In keeping with our commitment to the ENTIRE Blackberry community, and in keeping with…
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PBOS 2.1 available for download for Devs (and you)

Today RIM made PlayBook OS 2.1 available for Developers to download. Unlike the 2.0 beta downloads, 2.1 is fully featured. You can head on over to https://developer.blackberry.com/devzone/register to register, or if you want the .bars for sideloading you can download them from http://jumbofiles.com/oshma1fjbdux courtesy of OSBB. Due to popular request, a version without some of the larger bars (still includes email, contacts, etc) can be downloaded from here: http://www.4shared.com/zip/3S3vTzNf/210560.html Why would you want the .bars for sideloading you ask? I don't know why, but I've heard rumors that the Email app looks awesome on the BB10 Developer Alpha device.
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RIM updating App World Developer Portal in preparation for BB10

I submitted a new PlayBook app to App World earlier today, and I noticed that RIM made a small change in preperation for BlackBerry 10. This Dropdown menu formerly let you choose between OS4, OS5, OS6, OS7, or TabletOS. As you can see, it now lists BBOS and QNX. While little things like this aren't unexpected, but it's good to see these little signs of RIM moving along towards a BB10 release. Hopefully BB10 BlackBerrys will popup in the list of devices you can submit an app for soon!
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