• Blodget: "New Blackberry is dum"

    While I tend to agree that RIM’s OS is definitely showing its age, Henry Blodget is totally down on the new 9000 interface with its iPhon-esque UI and, well, Blackberry-esque keyboard and lack of touchscreen. Again, this phone is not for skinny-jeans wearing hipsters. It’s for straight-leg khaki-wearing business guys who won’t shut up about cars and golf. Therefore… Read More

  • First impressions of the BlackBerry 9000

    BlackBerry fans take heed for the BGR has learned a few things about the upcoming BlackBerry 9000. Everything we reported was true. 624MHz processor, 480×320 screen, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G, etc.
    The web browser flies. “Loads web pages in 3-4 seconds.”
    The BlackBerry 9000 in its current state runs OS 4.5
    Early launch date was slated for a consumer AT&T launch on June 18th. Remember… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl 8120 available at AT&T

    Just a reminder that the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is available at AT&T. We just got ours in and will have a review soon. Read More

  • Rumor: BlackBerry 9000 slated for late summer release

    Sorry BlackBerry fans, but it looks like the 9000-series is being pushed from an early summer release to late summer. The BGR has the scoop and says AT&T will have first dibs, as they usually do for RIM devices, on the 9000-series devices in July or August. I’m content with the 8820 for now, but once that fancy touchscreen slider comes out. Oh boy! Read More

  • Review: T-Mobile's Blackberry 8820

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1703.JPG,full,pp_image] What isn’t there to love about T-Mobiles UMA VoIP Wi-Fi solution? Like mini-bar cashews and a nice upgrade to business class, T-Mobile knows what makes travelers happy, especially international financiers with a Spitzerian mistress in every port and a burgeoning Falstaffian gut. UMA to an international traveler is like finding a great… Read More

  • Two new Blackberries hitting T-Mobile for Spring

    [photopress:Tmobile_8120_8820.jpg,full,center] Two Wi-Fi-endabled new Blackberries are coming to T-Mobile in the near future, and they’re pretty awesome. T-Mo’s got a thing for Wi-Fi, mostly for their home service that lets your cellular phone become your home phone. We know people who’ve used the service and love it to death. The 8820 is of the same family as the Curve in… Read More

  • 3.5G BlackBerry out in the wild, somewhere

    The FT recently interviewed RIM’s president and co-chief executive, Mike Lazaridis. It’s a pretty boring interview, but he does reveal that a prototype 3.5G BB is his new toy. One of our prototypes – a 3.5G BlackBerry. It’s very fast over third-generation networks that have HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access). Technophile: A life run by BlackBerry [FT] Read More

  • RIM schedules outage for March 22

    If you know any CrackBerry addicts then feel free to pass this along. I don’t think you want them freaking out tomorrow unless you’re a cold hearted meanie. RIM “Scheduled” Outage for March 22nd Description: Database upgrade for all North American subscribers in
    the following locations: The Americas Change Window Start Date and Time: 03/22/08 06:00:00 (GMT) Change
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  • Indian government will not be banning BlackBerries after all

    By Indian law, mobile devices in that country have to be capable of being monitored and their transmissions intercepted by the government. So it was kind of a awkward situation when the megacorp Tata applied for a license to set up a BlackBerry network. Why? Because the BlackBerry services are encrypted, and at least some are based in Canada, where RIM is the law, and will not submit to… Read More

  • AT&T unleashes Wi-Fi BB Pearl

    I find that AT&T’s newest BlackBerry to be quite odd. Maybe I’m crazy, but I thought AT&T loved them some GPS while T-Mobile loved them some Wi-Fi. In any case, AT&T has added the BB Pearl 8120 for about $200 with the usual 2-year contract. It’s the latest and greatest Pearl (2-megapixel camera w/ video) so get ready for some hot 802.11g action, ladies. I was on… Read More

  • RIM patents slide-out QWERTY

    We haven’t covered patents in quite some time, simply because companies patent everything and that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll ever produce them, but this patent filed by RIM seems to hold some water. This basically means we’ll have bigger screen BBs (duh) that are possibly touchscreen as well. It retains the trackball, which I’m ok with, but it’s the… Read More

  • AirDrives for iPhone now available

    Now we’re talking. Back in July, yours truly did a post on the new AirDrives headphones — you know, the headphones that basically sit on the outside of your ear “eliminating the need to choose between music and social interaction” — and I mused that they might be better positioned as workout headphones. Well, Mad Catz has gone a step in what I believe to be the… Read More

  • Review: TeleNav GPS Receiver

    I’ve had a couple weeks to fiddle around with TeleNav’s Bluetooth GPS receiver and there isn’t a whole lot to review other than the fact that it works great. It immediately synced with my T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve which is sans GPS via Bluetooth and I was on my merry way. Of course, it didn’t work while in NYC, which is sort of a given so I had to wait until I was… Read More

  • Yet another outage hits BlackBerry: Smart to depend so heavily on RIM?

    [photopress:blackberryoutage.jpg,full,center] What’s up with RIM? What’s up with BlackBerry? And how wise is it to rely so much on the device? BlackBerry service went out yesterday for several hours, affecting both Canadian and American users across all sorts of carriers. Rogers Wireless, AT&T and Sprint all experience a BlackBerry failure, with no e-mails being processed by RIM. Read More

  • CDMA BlackBerry Curve emerges

    I realize not everyone is into BlackBerries, but for those with Verizon or Sprint, you may be interested in the recent emergence of the CDMA Curve. There are no specific details other than these photos, but the 8330 is out there and it’s coming sometime down the road. It supposedly has GPS we won’t know for sure. My T-Mobile Curve shows GPS in the menu as well, but it… Read More

  • BlackBerry 8820 coming to T-Mobile?

    BGR is at it again with reports that T-Mobile will be getting the BlackBerry 8820 on the 5th of March. Looks like I’ll be upgrading from the Curve since I have to have Wi-Fi and GPS. I can do without the camera and I like the keyboard a little better. Keep your fingers crossed, crackberry addicts. BlackBerry 8820 headed to T-Mobile on March 5th? [BGR] Read More

  • AT&T's EDGE network still down? [Update]

    Just a quick perusal of the forums tells me that AT&T’s EDGE service is still down affecting BlackBerry and iPhone users. Can anyone in the crowd confirm or deny? [Update]: According to our AT&T rep, it appears that things are back up and running. We’ll keep you posted if anything else happens. Read More

  • AT&T BlackBerry users experiencing outage today

    Looks like Crackberry addicts on the AT&T network are experiencing some major outages and not receiving their precious e-mails. It appears that the majority of problems are in the Midwest around Chicago. I asked my roommate if her Curve was working and she said it was all good. Anyone care to share? Read More

  • RIM entering consumer accessories market

    It’s the beginning of the end, kiddies. RIM is jumping into the consumer accessories market with the BB Remote Stereo Gateway. In case you haven’t had any coffee and you’re unable to glean what RIM’s first accessory does then you should go and get a cup of coffee. Heh. The Remote Stereo Gateway wil connect your multimedia capable BlackBerry via Bluetooth to your stereo… Read More

  • Hands on with TeleNav's GPS Receiver

    When I switched from the Sidekick Slide, I decided to stay with T-Mobile since I’m month-to-month with them rather than jumping to AT&T or Verizon or Sprint. So my BlackBerry Curve is sans GPS, but has Wi-Fi instead. It sort of evens out. Well, in the three weeks that I’ve been away I’ve done some driving and on a few occasions I forgot to bring my Helio Ocean, which meant… Read More