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Live from BlackBerry World 2011, RIM today made a number of announcements ranging from sleek new smartphones to cool new PlayBook apps and smart enterprise technology.
  • Two New BlackBerry® Bold™ Smartphones and BlackBerry 7 OS — RIM unveiled two new BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphones. The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones are the thinnest and most powerful BlackBerry smartphones yet — featuring the renowned BlackBerry keyboard together with a brilliant touch screen and the new BlackBerry 7 OS.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook Video Chat — The PlayBook video chat application is an easy and fun way for PlayBook users to make, take and share video calls with their friends and family over an internet connected Wi-Fi® network.
  • Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook — This new application provides the most popular features of Facebook optimized for the 7″ high resolution, multi-touch LCD display of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
  • Multi-platform BlackBerry Enterprise Solution (BES) —  This solution will make available the market-leading management, security and controls of BES and BES Express for BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook and is expected to incorporate secure device management for Android and iOS based devices and tablets, all managed from a single web-based console.
  • BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) 5 — BlackBerry MVS 5 brings together the desk phone and smartphone, and RIM announced plans to make it available to more corporate phone systems and unified communications applications.
  • BlackBerry® Balance™ technology — RIM is advancing work-life balance on BlackBerry smartphones with BlackBerry® Balance™ – new technology that makes possible the convenience of using a single BlackBerry smartphone for both work and personal purposes without compromising the security of company content and the privacy of personal content.

Stay tuned for more news from BlackBerry World including the winners of the Wireless Achievement Awards on Wednesday. The Wireless Achievement Awards are presented to customers who are doing business in new and better ways with BlackBerry deployments.

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