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Turns out BlackBerry's proud claim that the new BB10 phones are launching with 70,000 bespoke apps was a bit of a lie — with one of the company's own men admitting that up to 40 per cent of these are frantic Android port jobs.

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Optus' Go Places App will offer 20 per cent off at selected restaurants for Android, Blackberry and Symbian customers, although iPhone users will have to wait a little longer to get their tables.

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Blackberry owners will want to update to the new Twitter for Blackberry 1.1 beta to sate their 140-character addictions. The release brings features like geotagging and Push @mentions - late to the game - but also includes direct messages that thread like BBM chats, Social Feeds integration and additional languages.

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Twitter just suspended the crazy popular BlackBerry and Android Twitters apps UberTwitter and Twidroyd, respectively - among others - because they "violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways". Like "a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users' tweets in order to make money," says a Twitter spokespersona.

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With bloated fees for everything on your cell phone carrier, it's easy to get frustrated when you or someone on your family plan goes over your text message limit.