BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has just debuted a Built for BlackBerry website.The site offers six sections with trial downloads and purchase options for News, Sports, Travel & Weather, Games & Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Navigation & Mapping mostly third-party BlackBerry compliant software.
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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.
The much-anticipated BlackBerry 8820, which has some improved email capabilities over its immediate 8800 ancestor, is now available on Amazon for $199.Of course you need a new AT&T Mobility two-year contract, and two to four weeks of patience.
Remember those early reports we broke (before anyone else, by the way), of BlackBerry email outages on T-Mobile?Well, as colleague Erica Ogg reports, those early outages were just the start of something far more widespread.
I realize that while my hometown of Portland, Oregon is not the center of the universe, we have some quite digitally aware folks.One of them, Alex Williams, has just Twittered that he's just spoken to T-Mobile, and yes, there are some BlackBerry e-mail delays in the Portland area.
Just a few minutes ago, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion confirmed reports that Canada-based Rogers was putting the BlackBerry Curve 8310 in play.Starting next Tuesday, September 11, the BlackBerry 8310 will be available from Rogers Wirelessfor $299.
A newly published BlackBerry Patent app describes an onscreen "diagonal cursor" method of navigation on smaller, non-QWERTY BlackBerry devices.Fittingly, the Patent app is entitled, On-Screen Diagonal Cursor Navigation On A Handheld Communication Device Having A Reduced Alphabetic Keyboard.
One often applicable law of pricing for consumer devices:When an anticipated device hits the market, charge lots.Why?
When I was out of town and off the grid visiting my Mom over Labor Day weekend, the Blogosphere was humming with all sorts of rumors that Microsoft was in talks with BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion to buy the company.But hey guess what.
FORTUNE (not shouting, that's the correct spelling of the mag) writer Anne Fisher was wondering about BlackBerry etiquette the other day. Her interest was sparked by an email from a recent law school grad reader who was curious about what amount of BlackBerry-checking is appropriate in social settings.
Many BlackBerry users know that when we approach the end of the month, the BlackBerry Connection newsletter will be waiting in our Inbox.Since this newsletter is aimed at BlackBerry users in the enterprise- not individual users- you can expect lots of enterprise-user-oriented news, tips, best practices and case histories.
Opera, has just released the beta version of Opera Mini 4.BlackBerry-specific features include a new interface as well as new menus.
A new BlackBerry Patent application details a way for a (you guessed it) BlackBerry device to harness ambient light in order to illuminate the device to a degree and in a manner appropriate to the immediate surroundings.That would be ambient light, and not the type of device-generating, battery-draining light you see in a backlit screen.
Ahmed Datoo of BlackBerry troubleshooting solutions provider Zenprise sends along some BlackBerry Enterprise Server management best practices:Five Tips To Ensure A Healthy BES Environment:Ensure you have enough Exchange server capacity. Every BlackBerry user added to your environment can generate a fair amount of load on your Exchange server.
A reliable source in the past, Pinstack Member PacketRat seems to have the scoop on forthcoming versions of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.If he's right, we're first due for an incremental upgrade in November of this year.
Hayden from popular BlackBerry board Pinstack has obtained and posted some photos of the immediately forthcoming Wi-Fi and GPS-enabled BkackBerry 8820 in action.Nice work, hayden.
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