Smartphone Experts @ CES2010 - Special Edition Podcast!

Since the entire SPE editor team is here at CES in Las Vegas, it made perfect sense to take some time away from ogling gadgets and chatting up our friends in the blogosphere to record a podcast. We talk up what we've seen so far, including the Nexus One, Motorola Backflip and BlackBerry Presenter; we also chatted a bit about what we're hoping to see at Palm's event today. As you might have...

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CES 2010: Pong Research Offers Cases To Protect You From Cell Phone Radiation

For the past little while there has been a lot of information in the media regarding cell phone radiation and the possible effects it has on a cell phone user. The information has actually sparked conversation about the possibility of cell phones having to come with the issuance of a warning label attached to them in some states. Pong Research is looking to help calm the help everyone out with...

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CES 2010: BlackBerry Presenter In Action

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The results from our poll yesterday were mixed, but for the most part it looks like most of you think that the BlackBerry Presenter is a "Good Idea... But something I would never buy or use". Well if you're curious about just how it works and want to take a closer look, check out the video above from Inside BlackBerry. Ryan gives a quick look at...

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Get e-GPS for Just $0.99 Until January 14th

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Back in October we checked out remote tracking software e-GPS. Felix let me know that the app is currently on sale for just $0.99 through January 14th (down from $4.99). The app lets you track and wipe your device remotely, all via email commands. You can locate the device by GPS, and even email your contacts list to youself should the device go...

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CES 2010: Multiplied Media Rolls Out Latest Version Of Poynt

CES 2010: Multiplied Media Rolls Out Latest Version Of Poynt

The good folks from Multiplied Media are on hand at CES 2010 showing off and answering questions about their awesome BlackBerry application, Poynt. The good news is that, just a few days after shutting down their beta testing of the version 1.5.2.25 release they now have available version 1.5.2.36 for download. Poynt has taken a lot of feedback generated from the beta and put it to work in...

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CES 2010: Energizer Shows Off New Charging Solutions

CES 2010: Energizer Shows Off New Charging Solutions

Last night was the Digital Experience show in Las Vegas, which kicked off the "pre" CES celebrations. Energizer was on hand to show off some of their upcoming products some of which fit in the Energi To Go line. With everything from solar powered chargers to in pocket solutions being shown off Energizer looks as though they preparing for consumers to never have to worry about a dead battery...

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Official BlackBerry Curve 8900 OS 5.0.0.411 Released By Multiple Carriers

Was only a matter of time before we seen the release of OS 5.0.0.411 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900. Seeing how the Bold 9000 version was released just the other day, we can expect to see some others roll out as well. If you are already running the 5.0.0.411 leak, no need to upgrade from that since this is indeed the exact same release. Enjoy folks and keep your eyes open for more 5.0 releases...

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Using Profiles on Your BlackBerry Smartphone

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Way back when (nearly two years ago) we posted a BlackBerry 101 article on creating and editing sound profiles on your BlackBerry. Well as the OS has progressed, so have the profile options and we figured it was time to take another look at just how to get your profiles setup. Seasoned BlackBerry vets will most likely already know all about using...

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Clickfree SD Card Lets You Backup Your PC/Mac Through Your BlackBerry Smartphone

  According to Venture Beat, this coming April Clickfree will release a micro-SD card that will allow for PC and Mac backups through your BlackBerry Smartphone. The 16GB Clickfree Traveler for BlackBerry will carry automatic backup software, allowing you to easily backup your computer data on the go. Simply plug your device into your PC or Mac via USB, and the data will be backed up without...

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Get Call Blocker Professional for Just $1.49 This Week Only!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A few weeks back we checked out Call Blocker Professional from Epic Applications. The response was overwhelming, and the app is topping the charts in both the CrackBerry App Store and BlackBerry App World. Call Blocker allows you to easily block numbers and better manage your incoming calls. You can block area codes, specific numbers, whitelist...

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Griddler Game from Tafasa - 50 Copies to Give Away

I got word from Tafasa that they have released another cool game for BlackBerry called Griddler. Griddlers (aka Nonograms) are logic puzzles that are very similar to Sudoku, where the goal is to fill in the boxes based on numbers along the sides. The game may seem daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it Griddler is definitely a good way to kill time and occupy your mind....

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We've heard before that Chevy was working alongside OnStar to come up with a mobile application that would interact with the much talked about electric Chevy Volt. The official announcement actually arrived back in December. Engadget got an up close and personal look at the interaction the application has with the Volt in their hands on video posted above. Working between your device (...

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Introducing the BlackBerry Presenter - New Bluetooth Accessory from RIM Delivers Presentations Wirelessly

NICE. CES 2010 hasn't even kicked off yet and already RIM is throwing a little suprise at us with the announcement of their latest accessory for BlackBerry Smartphones, the BlackBerry Presenter! The BlackBerry Presenter connects to your BlackBerry Smartphone wirelessly via Bluetooth and from there the BlackBerry Presenter can be connected to a monitor or projector via VGA or S-Video...

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New BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Video - Launch Imminent?!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] What a nice present to wake up to - a new video of the hopefully soon to be announced BlackBerry Pearl 9100. It's 4:45am as I'm typing this... I just woke up from a short winter's nap and am about to head to the airport to catch my flight to Vegas for CES 2010. The event officially kicks off tomorrow and in last night's Leaving for CES 2010 post I...

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CrackBerry Goes to Las Vegas This Week for CES 2010

CrackBerry Goes to Las Vegas This Week for CES 2010

The Consumer Electronics Show is pretty much the biggest gadget show of the year and it goes down this week in Las Vegas. Per usual when it comes to live conferences that involve BlackBerry Smartphones, CrackBerry will be bringing back tons of coverage. Adam and Bla1ze are staying home for this one, so they'll be on top of the press releases as soon as they hit the wire, while I'll be roaming...

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Smartphone Round Robin Podcast Part Deux - Let's Get It On!

You may have heard that we're taking a short break from the 3rd annual Smartphone Round Robin for CES this year (and for our own sanity, truth be told.) Lucky for you, we have just the thing to tide you over this week: two podcasts with your favorite editors from the Smartphone Experts Network. First up, this past weekend, as with pretty much every weekend during the Round Robin, The Cell Phone...

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OS 5.0 Update: Official Statement from Research in Motion Regarding Availability of OS 5.0

With 2009 a memory and 2010 now upon us, I have been seeing a ton of forum posts, tweets and emails from BlackBerry owners wondering when handheld device software version 5.0 will become officially available for their device. While the newest BlackBerry Smartphones to hit the market are shipping with 5.0 (think Storm2, Bold 9700, Curve 8530) and a couple already-on-the-market devices have...

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Pandora App for BlackBerry A to Z

Pandora App for BlackBerry A to Z

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Pandora for BlackBerry was picked as the top streaming media app for BlackBerry in our Best of 2009 Awards, so we figured it would be worth giving it a quick A to Z for those of you who haven't tried it out. Pandora is totally free, and lets you stream custom radio stations to your device. You can create stations right from the app, and tweak...

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SmartWiFi Automatically Turns Off WiFi to Save Battery Life

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you are a power user that constantly feels the drain WiFi can put on your battery, SmartWiFi from S4BB may be just what you need. The app combines cell tower and Wifi data and automatically turns off WiFi when you aren't in a "hotspot area". The app remembers your locations (home, office, etc) and shuts down WiFi when you aren't in a service area...

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Boost Mobile to Offer BlackBerry 8330 on January 13th?

Boost Mobile to Offer BlackBerry 8330 on January 13th?

Word on the street is that Boost Mobile will offer up prepaid BlackBerry service on January 13th with the Curve 8330. BGR dropped some screens showing the Curve 8330 listed in the Boost system, and from the looks of it, the 8330 will be available for $249 and carry unlimited talk, text and web for $70 a month. I'm a big fan of T-Mobile's FlexPay, so I can only assume that some users who want...

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