BlackBerry

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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…

    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

  • Leaked BIS plan for Sprint is super cheap

    Leaked BIS plan for Sprint is super cheap

    If this doesn’t make Sprint the best CDMA network in the nation then I’m not sure what will other than the fantastic new phones they have coming. Pretty sure $30 is cheap for a BIS plan that includes unlimted BIS e-mail, IM, Web, Data and text messaging on top of the Sprint services. Yeah, it doesn’t include tethering, but that’s only an extra $15, which is still… Read More

  • Facebook coming to Blackberry OS

    Facebook coming to Blackberry OS

    Yesterday, RIM and Facebook joined forces to announce a new dedicated Blackberry application that would bring Facebook functionality to the business world of handheld devices. The new application is available to download by all, but will also be included on T-Mobile RIM devices. As expected, you’ll be able to take photos and upload them to your Facebook profile, add and remove friends… Read More

  • AT&T throws us yet another Curve (sorry, sorry)

    AT&T throws us yet another Curve (sorry, sorry)

    Those of you who’ve been sitting on an AT&T upgrade and waiting for your dream Blackberry to arrive, today is your day. The 8310, aka another Curve, is now available at your neighborhood AT&T store. Or should be, at least. My local store here in Seattle hasn’t received their stock yet, but are confident it’ll be in today. The Curve has been a strong smartphone so far… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl 8130 coming to Sprint next month

    BlackBerry Pearl 8130 coming to Sprint next month

    The baby BlackBerry, the Pearl, was already announced for Verizon last week and now it’s creeping into bed with Sprint. The CDMA 8130 brings it with built-in GPS that complements Sprint’s 3D maps over the Navigation service as well as voice-guided driving directions. You also get the music store, live TV or VOD and OnDemand services that bring you the latest news, sports and weather… Read More

  • Could be: BlackBerry 9000 to have stateside 3G, due early next year

    Could be: BlackBerry 9000 to have stateside 3G, due early next year

    Some spotty details on the upcoming BlackBerry 9xxx for you this Zune-tastic Wednesday. (Zune-tastic in that there’s been a lot of Zune news, not that I’m pro or against Microsoft, the Zune, Zune 2, or any of its subsidiaries or shareholders.) Does full-on, HSDPA 3G sound good to you? What about a 600MHz processor, hopefully eliminating the lag that plagues certain BlackBerry models? Read More

  • BlackBerry outage?

    Reports are trickling in that BlackBerry users in New York and Washington are experiencing, yet, another outage with the typical message ‘blackberry data connection refused’ popping up when users try to access e-mail. Anyone? Research in Motion (RIMM) Blackberry data connection refused in New York and Washington [Blogging Stocks] Read More

  • Hands on with Verizon's latest batch [Updated]

    Hands on with Verizon's latest batch [Updated]

    Earlier today I spent some time with Verizon’s latest devices. Was I impressed? Sort of. Was I disappointed? Sort of. We pretty much knew what to expect, but the hands on with all the devices wasn’t that bad. The Samsung Juke was pretty cool. It’s a tiny and slim phone with a 180 degrees keypad. It does have 2GB of internal storage, which is pretty neat. Stereo Bluetooth… Read More