BlackBerry

  • BlackBerry, please make the following changes for 2008


    I don’t do well under pressure so I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. Maybe I need some coffee. My only gripes are HTML e-mail and something else that I just forgot. I need some coffee. In the meantime, feel free to add to the list in comments. Read More

  • BlackBerry 9000 revealed, major disappointment?

    It appears the rumored touchscreen BB is just a myth if you believe what first time poster Cooper over at BB Forums has to say. This photo was purportedly taken in Waterloo at the RIM campus. The 9xxx line won’t see a touchscreen for a long time and it seems as though it’s a myth internally, too according to Coops. I have a hard time swallowing this one. If anything, this looks like… Read More

  • T-Mobile keeps on giving

    No disrespect to the original, but BHIC does a damn good job here. Give it a minute before you hit the jump for the one and only. Looking to switch carriers? T-mobile near the top of the list? Well, the deal just got sweeter because they’re waiving the $35 activation fee for n00bs until the end of the year. So scoot on over to your local store or check out the site. The Curve, Sidekick… Read More

  • RIMs new Blackberries to rock slanty keys?

    I honestly couldn’t care less about this new patent filed by RIM regarding new Blackberry keyboards, but I know you addicts go nuts when we mention anything about them, so here you go. Merry late Xmas to you. Also, I’m not sure how useful this is, but it could actually be a decent design change. Until I’ve had one in my hands, it’s really hard to tell if this is just… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: The BlackBerry

    An anecdote. Two years ago, my dumb school made me take an art class. Awful, yes. There were several classes that fulfilled the credit requirement, but for whatever reason I decided to take a film class. Actually, no. I know exactly why I took it: I figured it would be easy to skip so I could watch the Champions League group stage. Worse comes to worse, I figured, I’d just go to… Read More

  • Touchscreen Blackberry: Myth or Legend?


    Rumors have been swirling for months about this mysterious cryptogadget, the rumored Blackberry 9000 series. Does it have a touchscreen? Do its specs exceed the iPhone’s? Well, some patent documents filed show a slide-out QWERTY keyboard hiding under a fat touchscreen display that rivals or exceeds the dimensions and pixel count of the iPhone, which currently sports the sexiest… Read More

  • An Interview with Neil Strauss of The Game: Foolproof pick-up gadgets

    For years, Rolling Stone writer Neil Strauss prowled concert halls, surrounded by women willing to do anything to get backstage, yet the only person who ever kissed him was Tommy Lee. He hung out with Motley Crue, toured with Marilyn Manson, and lived with Dave Navarro. He worked with Jenna Jameson. Hell, he appeared in one of her videos, but still couldn’t get a date.
    In 2003, he… Read More

  • Holiday Contest: Tell us your holiday travel horror stories, win a Blackberry Curve with Telenav

    Over the river and through the woods indeed — the next few weeks are going to be some the nastiest travel weeks ever. Take snow, sleet, the flu, poor logistics, and a few million roadside assistance calls and you’ve got a nightmare waiting to happen. We want to make your holiday travel a little easier and, thanks to the good people at AT&T and Telenav, we have two Blackerry… Read More

  • Google releases Sync for BlackBerries, life is almost complete

    I’ve found the transition from Sidekick to BlackBerry to be an enjoyable and easy task. RIM devices are just so much better. The Sidekick is still a great device and will have a special place in my heart since it did convert me to QWERTY, but I’ve outgrown it and RIM devices have more features, a better OS, third party software support and better hardware. It does everything I need… Read More

  • Free in-flight Wi-Fi on JetBlue with a catch, of course

    This isn’t exactly what we expected in terms of in-flight Wi-Fi, but beggars can’t be choosers and something is better than nothing. JetBlue, Yahoo! and RIM have announced free in-flight Wi-Fi services starting on the 11th of this month. But there’s a catch as there always is. The service is limited to Yahoo! Mail, Messenger and Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerries will have access… Read More

  • T-Mobile BIS is still down

    So I’ve been attempting to access the Internet e-mail setup service from my Curve since last night and every time it fails to access the site. I’ve tried it from my desktop with the same result. I’m getting my e-mails, which is all I really care about, but is T-mo down because of the record rains in Washington? I’m thinking so. Our Seattle crew seems to be off-line as well. Read More

  • Breaking: BlackBerry BIS is down

    Can’t get my e-mail. Looks like BIS is down. :( Read More

  • BlackBerry power users wanted

    We’re not too far off from our annual smart phone series, but I’d like to hear what the BlackBerry power users in the audience have to say about their devices. What are your favorite apps? Hacks? Any tips and tricks for other BB users? My last BB was the 8703e and it was a solid device, but I’ve forgotten everything I learned in the time that I had it. My how things have… Read More

  • Sirius radio streaming on BlackBerries

    http://i4.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/one028/MOV02852.flv My recent switch to a BlackBerry has me compulsively looking for mods and everything cool for my 8320 and this may or may not be newsworthy or even new to some of you, but it’s Sunday and some of you may be bored. I haven’t tried this yet, so I can’t vouch for it, but my… Read More

  • Blackberry 9000's tender insides revealed

    Somebody over at Boy Genius Report has the hook-up. They’ve got the full specs for the new Blackberry 9000, although the one picture they have (also above) looks kind of shady. Anyhow, here’s the lowdown: 420×380 screen, 1GB of memory, a 624MHz Intel processor. It also has the 1-2-3 punch of GPS, Wi-Fi, and 3G, none of which are to be found on my phone. Depressing? Hell yes. Read More

  • RIM working the mobile touchscreen OS for Blackberry

    Research In Motion has been reported as working on a next-generation OS for Blackberry’s mythical 9000 series. They’ve got a pretty fat list of improvements going on for the 9000s, in addition to the usual updates for the standard feature list. For example, they’re abandoning the half-and-half form factor and going with a single big touchscreen to compete directly with the… Read More

  • Secret FCC documents reveal Blackberry 8120 to support 802.11b/g

    Some savvy document-jockeys have uncovered evidence that the Blackberry 8120 (GSM/EDGE cousin to the shiny new 8130) will be sharing many of the updates its 3G relative enjoys. Among those are GPS, stereo bluetooth, and most interestingly, Wi-Fi support. Not only that, but the manual hints at integration with T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi-based Hotspot@Home service. The feature list for this… Read More

  • Three new Sprint phones available November 23rd

    Take a dump in a bucket and call me Chad Pennington. With all the hoopla surrounding Black Friday, I lost sight of the fact that it’s a day from tomorrow. I’ll be in Florida stuffing stuffing into my ponch by this time next week. How do you like that? Anyway, next Friday there will be three new Sprint phones. First there’s the Motorola Q9C, which only looks marginally… Read More

  • RIM gets pissy, sues LG


    RIM is once again suing another mobile phone manufacturer over something completely absurd and, well, asinine. Apparently people will mistake the Black Label line of smartphones from LG to RIM’s BlackBerry devices. It violates some trademark and is ‘confusingly similar’. Yeah, whatever you say, RIM. BlackBerry Maker Sues LG for Black Label Name [Chosun Ilbo] Read More

  • And the winner of the 2007 smartphone customer satisfaction study is…

    RIM! Does this come as a surprise to anyone? Check out the other categories after the jump. Read More