Rogers Quarter 3 Hardware Line Up!

Rogers Quarter 3 Hardware Line Up!

Following up on yesterday's Rogers 8220 Info, here's a shot of Roger's complete Q3 hardware line up. It seems Rogers doesn't even know what to call the 8220. On the image above it's still referred to as the KickStart (click image for bigger version), yet on the fact sheet after the jump it's all about the BlackBerry Pearl 8220. Also new - the WiFi equipped 8320 will be arriving at Rogers...

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Viigo Project Tango 2nd Public Beta Now Available

Viigo Project Tango 2nd Public Beta Now Available

The good folks at Viigo opened up the second public beta of Viigo's Project Tango today. In case you're a newcomer to the BlackBerry world and that first sentence sounds a bit "greek" to you, you can learn about Viigo here and the first Public Beta here. What's new in the second beta? Two new services have been added: US Elections and Beijing 2008. Minor improvements have also been made...

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Will.I.Am's Video "One More Chance" is a BlackBerry Ad

Wow. Gotta give a thumbs up to RIM's marketing team. I'm sure they were involved with the BlackBerry product placement in this video. Will.I.Am spends about a minute singing it up in front of a BlackBerry ad at a bus stop with Curve in hand. Sweet song and Cool video though - maybe RIM should have hit up Will.I.Am for Bold ringtunes instead of Mr. Copeland.  We shouldn't be totally...

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Telus to get Canada Exclusive on Touchscreen BlackBerry?!

Telus to get Canada Exclusive on Touchscreen BlackBerry?!

Looks like I might be jumping the Rogers ship and moving over to Telus in a few months. Why? Word has it they are poised to become the exclusive carrier of RIM's touchscreen BlackBerry in Canada. Yesterday in the Globe and Mail, in an article called 10 Reasons to Buy Rogers, the author dropped in this seemingly innocent line: "On the other hand, Telus is expected to launch (exclusively...

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BlackBerry 8220 Easter Egg: White Screen of Death is Apparently "Sexy, Isn't It?"

BlackBerry 8220 Easter Egg: White Screen of Death is Apparently "Sexy, Isn't It?"

Instead of spending yesterday evening on a patio enjoying a cool bevvie, it seems our pal Jibi decided to stay in doors and play on the BlackBerry KickStart (or is it Pearl now?!) 8220 device simulator he got a hold of. And ya know what, it was time well spent as he discovered an Easter Egg buried within the simulator! As explained by Jibi: When given a JVM error we all love to hate...

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WTF?! BlackBerry KickStart is BlackBerry PEARL 8220?!

WTF?! BlackBerry KickStart is BlackBerry PEARL 8220?!

OK. This just got weird. Following up on the Rogers BlackBerry KickStart pics from earlier today, our buds at BlackBerry Cool just posted the photo below which shows the new BlackBerry flip phone (on Rogers at least) is borrowing its candybar-style sibling's name and apparently will hit the market as the BlackBerry PEARL 8220. Could be this final branding decision was made when the model...

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Further Rogers BlackBerry KickStart Evidence

Further Rogers BlackBerry KickStart Evidence

Back on July 4th we published a Roadmap which showed the coming up the Bold, KickStart and Javelin to Rogers in the months ahead. Today the BoyGenius posted further evidence of a Rogers KickStart. No official release date, but he speculates that it will arrive at Rogers within a couple of weeks of T-Mobile's launch. Barring delays (which unfortunately seem to be a normal occurence these days...

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Getting Up and Running with BlackBerry Unite! at your Home or Office

Getting Up and Running with BlackBerry Unite! at your Home or Office

As many you of you know, with BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Thunder (Storm), Research In Motion has been moving full speed ahead into the retail consumer space trying to win market shares. Along with BlackBerry Pearl, BlackBerry Bold, and the BlackBerry Thunder (Storm), BlackBerry Unite! is part of retail consumer strategy to win you over. What is BlackBerry Unite! ? Basically it is a dumb...

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BlackBerry Bold Now Available from T-Mobile Germany!

BlackBerry Bold Now Available from T-Mobile Germany!

What can I say? The Bold is beginning it's worldwide assault! Let's hope it reaches the shores of North America soon!! Click the image for details on T-Mobile Germany's BlackBerry Bold 9000.

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First Look: RED BlackBerry KickStart 8220

First Look: RED BlackBerry KickStart 8220

Our pal Jibi just posted some new images and screencaps of the KickStart taken from RIM's 8220 Device Simulator. We've had a good notion that come commercial release the KickStart will be available in a multitude of colors and the images above show the first real departure from the black-on-black KickStart we've been looking at in our Hands On Review. I'm not sure how I feel about the shade...

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Verizon Cuts BlackBerry Prices!

Verizon Cuts BlackBerry Prices!

The only thing better than a new BlackBerry is a new BlackBerry that's cheap! And it seems the North American carrier that's poised to carry RIM's first touchscreen BlackBerry is making room for it by blowing out some existing inventory thanks to new low pricing. Verizon is now offering the 8330 Curve for $99.99, the 8130 Pearl for $79.99 and the 8830 World Editiion for $149.99. Not too...

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Review: Full Screen Caller PictureID for BlackBerry

Review: Full Screen Caller PictureID for BlackBerry

BlackBerry? Check. Camera? Check. Address Book? Check. It's time to make your incoming calls shine. As you've probably seen in your address book, your BlackBerry gives you the option to add an image to each of your contacts. It's nothing fancy, but it does add a small personal touch to your contacts. The good people of Toysoft Inc, have recently released PictureID for the BlackBerry....

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Luckiest Man in the World - Seal!

Luckiest Man in the World - Seal!

Talk about being the luckiest guy in the world. Not only is Seal married to the ultra-hot Heidi Klum, but he's also the next celebrity to be spotted sporting a BlackBerry Bold. I guess some guys do have all the luck. [ MrPapparazi via CBS ] 

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National Battery Pull Day!

National Battery Pull Day!

So today is August 5th 2008 and you know what that means right?! NO?! It's National Pull Your Battery Day!! What does that mean to you?? Well, it's a perfect time to show your BlackBerry how much you love it by doing a quick battery pull. This simple project will help with clearing out some gunk and speed up your berry!! So if you uninstalled something and forgot to reboot, no worries as...

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BlackBerry Bold Now Available from Movistar in Chile!!

BlackBerry Bold Now Available from Movistar in Chile!!

Looks like Chile won the race! And here I thought Rogers in Canada would be first to get the BlackBerry Bold, but after continually pushed back release dates it's Movistar in Chile who gets the glory of being the first carrier in the world to offer RIM's latest BlackBerry Smartphone. Cost is 299,990 CLP (Chile Pesos) or ~$587USD on a 2 year contract. A tad more expensive than we will see...

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BlackBerry Bold To Feature Stewart Copeland Sounds!

BlackBerry Bold To Feature Stewart Copeland Sounds!

Here's a cool story. David Flynn over at APCmag.com just posted on a new BlackBerry Bold discovery. It turns out RIM has commissioned Stewart Copeland, former drummer for The Police, to create a 'smartphone soundtrack' of sorts for the BlackBerry Bold. RIM commissioned Copeland to come up with a unique ‘theme' for its just-launched smartphone. The result was a signature five-note...

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T-Mobile Sunset Curve Now Available

T-Mobile Sunset Curve Now Available

August 4th is here, and as previously reported, that means a new color of BlackBerry 8320 is now available from T-Mobile. Here's the official word on the new Sunset Curve: The BlackBerry Curve 8320 in Sunset is enabled for Unlimited HotSpot Calling from T-Mobile (previously called T-Mobile HotSpot @Home) offering great mobile coverage and unlimited calling over any accessible Wi-Fi...

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Cool New Theme: FlowBerry For Your BlackBerry!!

Cool New Theme: FlowBerry For Your BlackBerry!!

Last week we teased you with the first look at a killer new theme coming out soon from the folks at bplay. A couple tweaks later and the FlowBerry theme is now officially ready for action. FlowBerry has been getting an awesome response from customers and for good reason, it ROCKS. The "flow" action is unique and the Mac-ish look is clean and crisp. The theme is available for $6.99. More...

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Software Roundup - GAMES SPECIAL! - for August 1st, 2008!

Software Roundup - GAMES SPECIAL! - for August 1st, 2008!

Wow, is it really August 1st!? Summer is just flying by this year. At any rate, we've got another great roundup for you this week. For a change, we thought we'd include more games this time around. Lets call this roundup the 'Games Roundup' shall we? Lets get started. In this weeks' roundup we've got the following titles: New BlackBerry Software: MessageScheduler, Breeders Cup Horse Racing...

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Review: Seidio OEM Sized Rubberized Battery Door w/ Speaker Opening for BlackBerry Curve

Not too long ago, I posted my review of Seidio’s Rubberized Hard Case.  I just like the way this case felt in my hand and it didn’t have the bulk of some other cases out there.  Sometimes, though, I don’t want a case at all – I like the feel of my Curve just that way it is. The problem with that, of course, is that it is prone to scratches – especially on the back side of the device.  So...

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