CES 2010: Duracell Charging Solutions for Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] CES 2010 is rolling along and I've got a ton of video footage and hands-ons that'll be flowing through the blogs in the days to come. Last night at ShowStoppers, Duracell was on hand to show off their charging solutions for smartphones. They have portable batteries that'll push some juice into your device when your battery dies down and also have a...

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CES 2010: Day One Roundup

CES 2010: Day One Roundup

We officially started CES yesterday, and after spending the whole day on the show floor I am officially on overload with all the things to see and do. We have plenty of videos and news on the way from our entire team here in Vegas, but I did come across a few things today that are worth mentioning, so I'm going to quickly touch on them here to give you a heads up on some exciting developments...

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Review: PowerMat Home/Office & Travel Charging Mats

Review: PowerMat Home/Office & Travel Charging Mats

[ Forums member Stiefler07 gave us a this great review of the PowerMat charging mats. This post comes from our Community Reviews forums. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps.]   The Powermat design and build are stellar. Within the first moments of opening the box, the first thing that was noticed was it was solid. Not only...

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CES 2010: Technocel PowerPak - Portable Battery and Home Charger in One

CES 2010: Technocel PowerPak - Portable Battery and Home Charger in One

One of the many cool and useful things I have discovered here at CES is the PowerPak by Technocel. One of the first booths I hit when I walked in, Technocel has their own line of cases and bluetooth headsets, but by far my favorite was the PowerPak. These days, packing 2 devices and a bluetooth, I find myself getting a little tired of keeping extra cables with me everywhere. Add on any other...

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Sprint 8530 Available at RadioShack Today?

Sprint 8530 Available at RadioShack Today?

  From the looks of it, RadioShack will start selling the Sprint Curve 8530 today (not Sunday as originally planned). Not the biggest news, but if you've been holding out on picking up a new 8530, now you can grab one fairly cheap. The device will only run you $29.99 on a new 2-year contract, or $49.99 for an upgrade, and both require a Sprint Everything plan with data. The device hasn't...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 8th, 2010!

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 8th, 2010!

Happy 2010 to all! Hope you had an enjoyable holiday, and a safe (and fun) New Years... I know I did. With CES in full swing, let's get right down to business. Covered in the App Roundup this week are the following titles: Freebies of the Week: Dictionary and Thesaurus App, Project Vegas In Case You Missed It: CES Mobile for BlackBerry, UberTwitter Beta 6, SmartWiFi New This Week:...

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Tether - TetherBerry Rebranded and Celebrating With 50% Off Sale

Tether - TetherBerry Rebranded and Celebrating With 50% Off Sale

We've been following the good folks at TetherBerry for a long time now. So the latest news to come from those folks brings a smile to our faces as we have been able to watch the growth happen before our eyes. The newly rebranded Tether has been accepted into BlackBerry App World, been downloaded by more then 60,000 customers in 114 countries and is now expanding their horizons to other...

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CES 2010: LinkedIn For BlackBerry Hands On Video

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We've been hearing about the LinkedIn application for BlackBerry for a while now. While at the BlackBerry Developers Conference we got a few quick glimpses at it but as of yet, it still remains unavailable for users to download. Over at the Inside BlackBerry blog, Doug has caught up with the folks from LinkedIn for a hands on video so that we may...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] * Warning: If you don't like looking at scantily clad girls showing off cell phone cases, don't watch this video and just scroll down to our next post. * However, if you like girls and BlackBerry Smartphones you'll want to hit play immediately (and ladies... I promise if I come across any buff guys in speedos showing off BlackBerry accessories...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.400 Officially Released by AVEA

BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.400 Officially Released by AVEA

  Not too long ago we got an official OS from Bell, and now AVEA has officially released OS 5.0.0.400 for the Bold 9700. While it may look like a step back from the 5.0.0.423 of Bell, anyone who was experiencing issues or just likes to load up a new OS may want to give this one a go. No word of the goods or bads, so be sure to drop a comment if you find out anything. Download OS 5.0.0.400...

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CES 2010: Case-Mate Announces go Bare Solution-Free Protective Skins for BlackBerry

Case-Mate announced today they will be adding a new line of protective skins to their lineup of BlackBerry cases. The new go Bare protective films will be solution-free "instant application" skins for all devices. The invisible film will protect the entire device, without the need of any sprays or solution for application. You will be able to apply, reapply and take off the film as many times...

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Ford Partners with OpenBeak, Pandora and Stitcher to Bring Twitter & Internet Radio Control to Vehicles

Ford announced today partnerships with Pandora, Stitcher and OpenBeak that will allow for voice control via SYNC enabled vehicles. The new system will allow users to control their internet radio and update Twitter with steering wheel controls and voice commands. The SYNC-enabled applications will be available "through the same app store interfaces consumers currently use" ie. BlackBerry App...

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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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