Technology described in a newly published BlackBerry Patent application would improve the quality of BlackBerry device backlighting by using "hot spot filters" to better managing overly "bright spots."The Patent app, 0070291507, is entitled, Method and Device To Improve Backlit Uniformity.
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Russell Shaw's blog keeps fiercely loyal BlackBerry users up to speed on new models, technologies, carrier promotions, tips and tricks, and relevant corporate news.
Jibi from the BoyGeniusReport cites sources in more or less confirming that the BlackBerry 9000 is a) real, and b) will probably be released sometime in the first three months of next year.Which of course, will soon be this year.
The number of BlackBerry users worldwide has now passed 12 million.That's according to BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion, which reported its latest quarterly earnings today.
A new BlackBerry Patent application just posted this morning describes designs for an "angular (BlackBerry) keyboard".20070287391 is the number.
If you are thinking about buying a BlackBerry Pearl- or just have too much time on your hands- you might want to take phone emulator site TryPhone's realistic T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl emulator out for a spin.It's more graphically true-to-form than any other BlackBerry emulator I've worked with.
Hayden of BlackBerry discussion and forum site Pinstack notes that the world's first BlackBerry-only store has just opened.Apparently the first of its kind, the store is an exclusive deal between BlackBerry-maker Research Inb Motion, and Wireless Giant of Madison Heights, Michigan.
Are you using, or plan to use, the camera in your BlackBerry Curve or Pearl?If so, you might want to check out Cellphone camera tips and techniques, a piece by Boston Globe travel writer (not tech writer) John Tlumacki.
If you are a BlackBerry enterprise user, you might want to look over BlackBerry Technical Support Service's new brochure .To me, the real value-add of this brochure is a graphical run-down of the various tech support levels available to BlackBerry enterprise users.
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion has just announced they are teaming up with airline JetBlue and Yahoo to offer free, in-flight, Wi-Fi web connections for Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerrys (such as the BlackBerry Curve 8320) as well as laptops.The service will allow passengers to access customized Yahoo mail and Yahoo instant messenger services on their laptops or to access corporate e-mails on Wi-Fi enabled versions of the popular Blackberry device from RIM," Reuters reports.
In recent days, several analysts who cover BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion have turned negative on the stock.Lest you think this is all a buncha hand-wringing, I need to tell you that through the close of yesterday's trading, RIM stock declined 17% over the last six days.