Android Review - Smartphone Round Robin

Android Review - Smartphone Round Robin

DROIIIIIIIID. Week 1 of the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin had me going hands-on with the Verizon Motorola Droid and the Sprint HTC Hero. Now that my time with these out of this world devices has come to an end and I've procrastinated all that I could, it's time to reflect on my Android experience from the perspective of the BlackBerry user that I am. Because we're looking at more than one...

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Want to Get the Most From Your Curve? Order Craig Johnston's My BlackBerry Curve Book Today!

Order your copy today!!! w00t! Craig's book is now available!!! A few months back we dropped word on the blogs here that our resident podcast co-host and enterprise expert Craig Johnston was working on a book, My BlackBerry Curve. Published by Que, it's now available for purchase.  The BlackBerry Curve is the #1 selling smartphone in the United States and My BlackBerry Curve will help get you...

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CrackBerry Kevin's Hierarchy of Smartphone Needs

CrackBerry Kevin's Hierarchy of Smartphone Needs

* Note: My Android review will be coming up later today (Saturday night..almost done!). Had to get this article done up so I can refer back to it in this year's Round Robin write-ups! * Every year when the Smartphone Round Robin rolls into town I seem to unintentionally get off topic within one of my device reviews and spend a couple thousand words diving into smartphone philosophy. Since I've...

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Pick Your Ride With Speed - A New Premium Theme From JC Designs

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Car fanatic? You're gonna love the new theme, Speed from JC Designs. Speed was designed for the car enthusiasts out there specifically. High resolution graphics, custom designed icons and gauges and most importantly, a wallpaper friendly theme to show off your ride or one of the 5 rides available to choose from. Speed has a ton of built in hidden...

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An Inside Look At The Workings Of The Trackpad

An Inside Look At The Workings Of The Trackpad

The trackpad. Sure it's not a new thing to have included on a device but it is however, the newest thing to have on a BlackBerry smartphone. After having used the track wheel and the track ball, it seemed to be the next common sense step for Research In Motion to take on their non touchscreen devices. Although, a good many people I know would still rather have a track wheel (aka Jog wheel)...

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Mobile Checkbook 4.0: Review and Giveaway!

Mobile Checkbook 4.0: Review and Giveaway!

These days, you wonder where your paycheck has gone. I'm not only talking about monthly bills, but also special purchases, such as shopping for the holidays. Has everyone finished their holiday shopping? If you answered no, I have two things to say to you; Stop talking to yourself and stop reading so you can go out and buy something. No! Wait! Maybe you should have a read, as this application...

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Rogers Drops Pricing Of White BlackBerry Bold To $0.99 For The Holiday Season

Looking to pick up a brand new white BlackBerry Bold 9000? I know a lot of people out there actually love the look of this device and right now if you are a Rogers customer you can pick one up for a totally reasonable price of only $0.99 cents. Yes, you read that right. Standard 3 yr contract will still apply but that's a pretty good price for a new white Bold 9000 folks. Rumor has it the deal...

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The Complete Recap of WIND Mobile's Official Launch

The Complete Recap of WIND Mobile's Official Launch

[ Forums member AngryChineseDriver gave us a good look at the official launch of WIND Mobile's official launch event this week. He provided a good summary of features, as well as what to expect from the carrier. You can jump into the forums for more discussion, or check out his full article with images from the event. ] I woke up at 5:45a.m. yesterday, December 16, to catch the official...

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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now Available From Sprint

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now Available From Sprint

The wait is over. If you're a Sprint customer and have been holding out for the new Curve 8530, the day has come. The device is now officially available on the Sprint website for just $49.99 after rebates (with 2-year contract). This beats out Verizons introductory price of $99, so Sprint customers are in luck. It looks like the only avaiable color is black, so if you're waiting on the insane...

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A Quick Look at BlackBerry Messenger Groups

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] When groups first popped up with the release of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0, there was no documention about them at all, and everyone pretty much had to figure it out on their own. Over time, those that chose to use groups got a pretty good handle on everything. I for one love the functionality of the BlackBerry Messenger Groups (although I didn't at...

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Official 5.0.0.405 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Available from AT&T

Official 5.0.0.405 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Available from AT&T

We had OS leaks galore for the Bold 9700 in the last few weeks, and now AT&T has officially released OS 5.0.0.405. This is a pretty decent upgrade from the OS the device shipped with, so if you have some spare time today it may be worth an upgrade. This is an official OS, so you can install it worry free (more or less). Be sure to drop a comment and let us know your findings. I'm still...

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BlackBerry IM Clients Updated to v2.5.32

BlackBerry IM Clients Updated to v2.5.32

It looks like the BlackBerry native IM clients have been updated once again. Not too much of a leap here, but they've clicked up from 2.5.31 to 2.5.32. No word on the changes in this round, but who doesn't love updates? You can grab the new versions directly from their respective blackberry.com download sites, or head over to BlackBerry App World. Thanks to everyone that sent this in! More...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 18th, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for December 18th, 2009!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful December so far. Things are downright chilly up here in Winterpeg, but that hasn't frozen things over on the app front whatsoever. Covered this week in the roundup are the following titles: In Case You Missed It: BlackBerry App World Launches in Australia and New Zealand, Seesmic Now Compatible with OS 4.5 Devices, BerryWeather Updated to 2.0.63, Citrix...

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.56 Now Available For Download

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.56 Now Available For Download

Time for another BlackBerry Messenger update everyone. This time we have version 5.0.0.56 now available for download through the BlackBerry Messenger website. No changelog or anything to go with it but from everything that has been released so far, it's just cleaning up some of the previously know issues making it just a general maintainence release. As it stands, BlackBerry App World has yet...

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Win7Like Premium Theme From Hedone Design Now On Sale

Win7Like Premium Theme From Hedone Design Now On Sale

Been looking for a great Windows 7 replica theme for your BlackBerry? Look no further then Hedone Designs Win7Like premium offering. Win7Like has everything in it syled after Windows 7. With chrisp, high quality icons and wallpapers combined with multifunction keys and hotspots you'll surely be satisfied with this one. From now until December 21st you can pick up Win7Like for only $3.99 which...

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Manage And Track Your Flights With FlightView For BlackBerry Smartphones

Here is a great new app arrving just in time for holiday travel. FlightView was released today in BlackBerry App World it lets users track flights, manage their travel plans, and stay on top of national delays at major airports. Some great implmentation of information is present here considering you canuse the "in air" mapping to even see where, exactly your flight is and plan around any...

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Press Release: Research in Motion Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Press Release: Research in Motion Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Research In Motion Reports Third Quarter Results WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2009) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported third quarter results for the three months ended November 28, 2009 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where indicated). Revenue for the third quarter of...

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Check Out SmrtApps and Enter To Win 1 of 100 Copies of SmrtZodiac

The guys at SmrtGuard are running a promo to get the word out on their line of SmrtApps. Users that download all of the latest apps will be entered for a chance to win 1 of 100 copies of their super addictive game SmrtZodiac. The game rules are simple - swap animals to match 3 in a row and rack up the points. A great Brickbreaker alternative that can be played virtually anywhere in a short...

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VQ CarFinder on Sale for Only $4.99 - 20 Copies to Give Away!

VQ CarFinder is a GPS application that does just what the title implies, finds your car. There are 2 modes for this app, auto (if your car has built in bluetooth) and manual. If you have built in bluetooth you need only to start your car, VQ CarFinder will recognize the bluetooth signal and activate your device's GPS, tracking its location. Turning off your car will terminate the...

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ScanLife Barcode Reader Updated To Support More Formats

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Having just recently downloaded this app a few days ago and testing it out, I was rather disappointed in the uses that were available for it. The odd barcode here and there would work but more were unreadable then readable. In turn, I deleted the app having thought I would never use it enough to actually rason keeping it around on my BlackBerry....

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