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Twitter for BlackBerry updated with push notifications, more

April 13th, 2011

Research In Motion has announced a new version of Twitter for BlackBerry that includes a number of noteworthy enhancements. Twitter for BlackBerry version 1.1 is officially out of beta and offers the ability to tweet your location using the “Add location to tweet” option. The app also includes push notifications for @mentions, and will auto-complete …

Microsoft’s ‘NoDo’ Windows Phone update still days, even weeks away

March 24th, 2011

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that its first major Windows Phone update — dubbed NoDo — is being pushed to users’ handsets. Sixteen Windows Phone devices from over a dozen countries have, or will have, the update — which finally brings copy & paste functionality — in the coming days. Users in the United States, however, still …

Microsoft, RIM to unveil free hosted BlackBerry service, report suggests

March 16th, 2011

According to a report filed by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft and RIM could announce a new, free, hosted BlackBerry service as early as today. Citing anonymous sources close to the plans, the site reports that the two companies will collaborate to provide the cost-effective BlackBerry Enterprise Service to customers utilizing Microsoft’s hosted Exchange 2010 …

Verizon introduces Mobile Email 4.0, brings Exchange to feature phones

December 21st, 2010

Think you can avoid having corporate email on your mobile device by buying a feature phone? Think again, as today Verizon Wireless announced an update to its feature phone email solution, Mobile Email 4.0. The downloadable application will allow users to connect their non-smartphone devices to Microsoft’s Exchange environment, leverage push email, and utilize an integrated contact list. The …

Facebook for Android updated, chat and push notifications in tow

December 15th, 2010

Late yesterday, Facebook released an update for its Android mobile application, bearing the version number 1.5. The new code adds support for Facebook chat — in both the foreground and background — as well as push notifications. Push notifications will only work on devices running Android 2.2 or higher, and the new build does, as always, include “various …

Beezz becomes first Window Phone 7 Twitter client with push notification support

December 3rd, 2010

Beezz, an emerging Twitter client for the Windows Phone 7 OS, will soon become the first Twitter app to support push notifications on Microsoft’s new mobile platform. In a major update, Beezz will add two highly anticipated new features: Live Tile support — the app’s home screen icon will display information that updates automatically in …

WP7 developers complain of missing payments, broken reporting tools

November 29th, 2010

Microsoft is making good progress in its efforts to woo developers to the new Windows Phone 7 platform, but we hope the company is equally devoted to keeping devs on board once they arrive. As the Redmond giant struggles to become a leader once again in the mobile space, developers and the apps they build …

Twitter updates iOS app, adds push notifications for mentions, messages

November 16th, 2010

It has been a pretty good day for a couple marque iOS applications. This evening, Twitter released an update to its iOS client that adds push notifications for mentions and direct messages along with several other fixes. The press release reads: Whenever an account that you follow mentions you, you’ll immediately receive a notification. You’ll know who is talking …

Google Mobile app for iPhone gets push notifications

August 23rd, 2010

Today, Google announced that their Google Mobile App for Apple’s iPhone will be push notification compliant. Google Mobile will be able to push Google Calendar and Gmail notifications to your device and offers a handy quiet-time feature; for when you would prefer not to see or hear notifications. Google also boasts that the new code …