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Rumor has it that Facebook was working on their messenger last couple of weeks or months rather And now I think the rumor is becoming an original based on the fact that if you go to Facebook help center you'll surely find a piece of how to use the Messenger. And now there's a leak to this Download and apparently it was said by Facebook team that its a Trial but now they have officially Launched it, if you do some Google search you'll sure find many article about this messenger.And from what I heard its for Windows 7 OS but I still believe it will work for Vista users Coz many features in Windows 7 apparently can go smooth with Vista. Still don't know if the Mac version will be out soon.

Here's a screen shot from a reliable source

If you need more screen shots goto "Zdnet.com"

And here's the Download link for the setup:

The message below was ripped from Zdnet.com which was said to be a post from Facebook.
"Messenger for Windows is a new, trial application that lets you use Facebook
without being on www.facebook.com. While you surf the web or use other
applications on your computer, you can:
Chat and message with your friends on Facebook
See the latest updates from your friends in ticker
Get quick notifications about what’s going on
We’re testing out a first version of the app with a small group of people. During this
trial period, we plan on rolling out changes to the app and expect outages and
periods of instability as we make improvements. Note: Messenger for Windows will
automatically install updates."

Download src: Neowin.net

Just some few research I was doing I found this rumor, surrounding the internet about BlackBerry releasing some set of smartphones that Could shake the Mobile market share in favour of RIM ™ . Sound interesting yea but I found it not quite appealing because when there's a rumor like this its definitely going to be True or False by the way I also found the code names for this Devices funny and you will agree after I list 'em' for you, here are their names “London, Lisbon, Milan, Nevada, BlackForest ” . Don't be surprise Google's Android ™ OS code names where also named after Dessert and Intel ™ named theirs after rivers, so if RIM ™ named theirs after cities in London(or United Kingdom) its not a bad idea, all we need is a solid Technology from this funny code names.

Released Date
According to the report the BlackBerry Milan(the one by your right above) is slated for March, and may be similar to the BlackBerry London( the one by your left above). Perhaps different versions for carriers. Other than the codename there isn't much yet out on the BlackBerry Lisbon. As for the BlackBerry Nevada it is said to be similar to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and may be slated for late November. Last but not the least, is the BlackBerry Black Forest which may actually be a 10" PlayBook.Out of all of these the 10" PlayBook may be the most believable as RIM did tell us that they are working on 10" PlayBook back in Nov on their forum site.

These smartphones are coming with a preloaded New BlackBerry OS which was Named BBX but later changed to BlackBerry 10 because of copy write infringement from a company based in New Mexico “Basis International ” and they said it held a trademark on the "BBx" name and would go to court to protect its property.
Basis, founded in 1985, develops its own software language, databases and toolsets for
applications to run on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems among others and the company feared they might loose customers to RIM ™

Change of name

Well that is a long story now, with the New OS code name “ BlackBerry 10 ” its said to have been Designed to look like a Playbook and also one of the New features is that this OS 10 “ BlackBerry 10 ” is most likely going to have Apps that runs on Android & iPhones to run on the New smartphones. As at the time of this post there are no image Leaks for “Nevada, Lisbon, and Black Forset(Playbook like) ” to display. Keep your fingers crossed for any update on this.

Img src: Redusers.com Techtickerblog.com Sbnation.com

Sony ™ Entertainment is officially launching the New gaming Gadget that could win best Gaming console of the Century early 22 Feb 2012 precisely, and here's some Spec Sony ™ assured her prospective customers to expect from this Gaming gadget. They also assured its a PS3 gone mobile which means the Gaming graphics shouldn't be less than what we get from the PS3 and also its a Multi Touch screen with webcam features for Video chatting and calling(I guess). Read the Specs below.

Sony PS Vita | Spec
CPU. | ARM® Cortex™- A9 core (4 core)
GPU. | SGX543MP4+
External Dimensions. | Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm
Screen (Multi Touch Screen). | 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx.
Colors. | 16 million colors, OLED
Rear Touch Pad. | Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Camera. | Yes, Front camera, Rear camera
Built-in stereo speakers. | Yes
Built-in microphone. | Yes
GPS. | Yes
Connectivity. | (3G) IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1 (Wi-Fi)(Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth®. | 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

But if there's something I can't seem to get here is “MicroSD or SDcard” where do they want us to install the Games? Perhaps it comes with an internal memory and as its a gaming console we should be expecting nothing less than 80GB from this device so the console can take a lot of Games to installed instead of buying those mini CD.

Sony ™ is the best in Game console making with their flexible key controls and easy access to a multiple world of games via internet gaming, am sure this won't be a flop.

Breaking News! Indeed Airtel Nigeria has officially announced this new BlackBerry subscription for Nigerians only.

Apparently this isn't the first of its kind in Nigeria, because Glo Nigeria officially announced their's less than two months and I think MTN NG also has this package but both networks charge N1500 monthly which means Airtel is waving off N300 to its customers isn't that Great discount from Airtel!
Here's a little text from Airtel

“Satisfy your exact need: chat away, browse the net non-stop, send and receive mails on your blackberry.com address for N1,200 monthly. Text bsm to 440! ”

But wait...

Am not a biased person but I like to say as it is and I find this difficult for some humans, I just want to let you all know that this package has TOS(Terms and Conditions) where by you're experiencing slow connectivity its not going to be the Network providers fault its going to be based on what type of subscription you're on because you definitely won't enjoy the same service with someone whose subscription is N3000. Talking from an experience with one of the above Networks offering N1500 a month the connection is nothing to write home about, pings takes hours to deliver and the worst is Google.com its slower than my grandmother reading KJV Bible to open the webpage and when you call their Customer Care they blame your area claiming because you're not in a 3G area, why do we need to be in an area where there's 3G what if we are not?

But ever since have been using Airtel on my BlackBerry it has never given me problem so Enjoy this New package from Airtel while it last before New subscribers kill the server.

Once you open your Bolt browse here's what comes to your Face

Dear BOLT User,
The free BOLT mobile browsing service will be discontinued.
Unfortunately, the economic circumstances prevent us from
running a free service going forward. We apologize for any
inconvenience and thank you for your loyalty and support.
The BOLT Team

This is a very sad News coming from the Bolt Team, we love bolt,people use bolt now they want to Discontinue their service its really not fair but its Business when you are not making a fortune from it shut it down or you go bankrupt.

Now OperaMini will so much gain momentum on this one,we hope they don't shut down too Coz that would be the End of mobile browsing Globally.

Bolt Team We Love You!

Image src: Mobility.com.ng

Its the time of celebration, and people want to buy gadgets that will fit their celebration but when you go into the market you get confused Coz there are so many Tablets out there you just can't say ok I wanna buy this. First of all before you choose to buy any Tablet this season, do watch out for this CAMERA(MegaPixels from 3 upward), screen resolution, BATTERY LIFE and DURABILITY. Most of the manufacturers of this Tablets tend to reduce this functions on the Tablet making their consuming wanting to buy another Tab just to get rid of the previous one. I don't want to write much about this Tablets, I just want to give you the list of Tablet PC on ground ATM.
Below are the list of their Names and OS


Name Operating System(OS)

Apple IPad. iOS
BlackBerry Playbook. OS 6
Samsung Galaxy tab. Android
Asus Eee Pad transformer. Android
Amazon Kindle Fire. Android
HP touchpad. Android
Sony tablet S. Android
Vizio Tablet VtaB1008. Android
Acer aconia Tab A500. Android
Motorola Xoom. Android
Toshiba AT100. Android
LG optimus Pad. Android
HTC flyer. Android
Archos 101 G9. Android
Samsung series 7. Windows

Note:There are still much Tablet Out there these are just the best I recommend, you can do more research(not a bad idea)


This would be a remarkable coup, if it runs out to be true. A source within the industry indicates that Samsung may actually launch a Retina-resolution tablet in February of next year. This will be ahead of Apple's next iPad which was supposed to be the first tablet device with a Retina-display. The tablet that Samsung will supposedly introduce will have the following impressive specs:
  • Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 11.6 Inch Display with a massive 2560 x 1600 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio
  • A dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU clocked at 2GHz - Which will be very competitive and slightly similar to the A6 CPU coming in the next iPad
  • A special feature called "Android Beam" for easy syncing of media with a Galaxy Nexus
  • Also a special wireless docking mode for gaming on HDTVs to help Samsung compete with Apple TV, AirPlay and others
The above pic is likely just an artist's render at this point, but the tablet is likely to be announced during Mobile World Congress, in February of next year. We will keep a watch on this one for more info or pics.

Source: BGR
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