CrackBerry Podcast 045: CES 2010, BBM Fail Story and More!

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By Kevin Michaluk on 14 Jan 2010 02:16 pm EST
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CrackBerry Podcast: 2009 End of Year Special!

Project 2010 is in full effect! We said we'd be doing our CrackBerry podcast every two weeks come the new year and we're now officially 1/1! We plan to record every second Thursday at ~11am EST. We figure this a good time - most of the week's BIG news is done, and this way you'll be able to listen on a slow Thursday afternoon or have it for the Thursday/Friday commutes. From time to time we may even record weekly, but at the least you'll be hearing some CrackBerry Radio action twice per month.

In this show we recap some of the cool stuff we saw last week in Las Vegas at CES 2010, we touch on the new Curve 8910 and I finally tell the story I tweeted about last week of how a BBM #FAIL nearly ended a 5+ year relationship for me. It's epic. The entire show clocks in at 1h18m, but it's worth the listen! Be sure to drop a comment and tell us how you liked it. One of these days we'll have a great show on our hands :)

Big thanks go to the folks at Blue for hooking me up with a new Yeti microphone. They were at ShowStoppers at CES and it turns out they were listeners of the podcast and thought I needed a better microphone and hooked me up. I pretty much just took it out of the box this morning and hooked it up and it's definitely an improvement. Once we get the settings dialed in I'll give it more of a full review. Until then, enjoy the show and we'll see you in two weeks!

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CrackBerry Podcast 045: CES 2010, BBM Fail Story and More!

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lol.  life's a journey isn't it. do we reallly want to have a "great show" anyways?? I'm thinking the fun we have working to the end goal is way betterer. don't want to get there too quick. :)

...if you should anytime visit germany(yes thats where i live ;-)) we should meet and try to "crackin" the "Ruhr - Universaty"...this is the "campus" where RIM has their german laboratory...this is the one where the 9700 was developed...

as you can see on this article(its in german, but if you have problems understanding it, I would apreciate to help you, e.g. translate it for you ;-))(don`t get me wrong I`m not trying to become your best pal/friend, but just thinking about how much work you did and do for all of us, I just would be happy if I could help you anyway !!!!) this could become an interesting trip for both of us(if we get through the "borders" there)

http://bit.ly/7OqSIX

well i won`t hesitate to bring us there, its just n hour away from cologne, where i live,,,could be a nice experience, depending on "who they`re doing the door"...

but as you know,....there`s alwys a way ;-)

...if you should anytime visit germany(yes thats where i live ;-)) we should meet and try to "crackin" the "Ruhr - Universaty"...this is the "campus" where RIM has their german laboratory...this is the one where the 9700 was developed...

as you can see on this article(its in german, but if you have problems understanding it, I would apreciate to help you, e.g. translate it for you ;-))(don`t get me wrong I`m not trying to become your best pal/friend, but just thinking about how much work you did and do for all of us, I just would be happy if I could help you anyway !!!!) this could become an interesting trip for both of us(if we get through the "borders" there)

http://bit.ly/7OqSIX

well i won`t hesitate to bring us there, its just n hour away from cologne, where i live,,,could be a nice experience, depending on "who they`re doing the door"...

but as you know,....there`s alwys a way ;-)

Kevin, I have some good books for you ... bright colors ... popups ... I think you might be really amazed.

My 2yr old loves 'em!

wife: "Do you have to be somewhere?"
me: "No. Why?"
wife: "Cause you keep checking your fracking watch!"
me: "Oh, that's just my phone notifying me when i get contacted."
wife: "You fracking addict!"

I actually don't like having the bluetooth in the dash with my car, I like having the privacy of the bluetooth headset. I actually use it more now ever since it became mandatory for driving (Canada). I don't like having the handset right up to my ear, maybe I'm lazy with holding my hand there, especially if I'm talking for long periods of time. Just yesterday I went the whole day with the bluetooth headset on and it was so good. My hand wasn't tired, no heat from my handset on my face and no greasy phone screen.

How Do I download this directly to my Tour? BB browser and Opera gives me error messages when i try the direct download link. "Error invalid character in name"

You really need to get a podcast aggrigator like podtrapper. Podtrapper is 10 dollars and is the best around. it can handle hundreds of podcasts and automatically download them for you. It can even stream music or podcasts to a single ear bluetooth headset.

Kevin,
long time ago I said you sounded as if you were in a tunnel.
Voice quality on this podcast is far superior to previous podcasts.
Length of the podcast was perfect because the content was there to keep it moving....

I still use my Jawbone, sometimes even at home. If I'm talking to any customer service line, on a telecon, any time I know I'll be talking to someone for a longish time, I use it, because I've found that I cannot stand holding a phone up to my ear anymore. I get uncomfortable pretty quickly. Maybe I'm weird. I also have a 45-minute-each-way commute, so I consider a headset a necessity.

Douchebag, douche, and douchebaggery (an aggregate set of douchey actions) are all perfectly acceptable. The words are becoming more necessary as the people they describe become more prevalent in society. Douchebaggery abounds.

Auto-focus still works with the trackpad. When you click the trackpad, it auto-focuses, and as soon as the AF locks, the pic is taken. So, you don't have the half-step pause like you do with the right convenience key, and you have to anticipate any action if you use the trackpad, but it is usable.

I'm another person who like the privacy of the bluetooth headset in my car.

The other thing that keeps me using my bluetooth headset almost all the time is how I use my BB. During phone calls, I am taking notes, checking my calendar, and other things. I wouldn't be able to do all that if I had my BB up to my ear. I really do like the freedom to use my BB for those features, and having a bluetooth headset gives me the freedom to do that.

Gives me a good reason to write one big paragraph instead of several small sentences. I used to always do this, but kinda fell away from this practice lol

Ok, first off the Bluetooth thing - uh well its useful in certain situations but not all, for example in a car/truck, van etc .. it works. down the street eh some what ..

I posted about the High Speed Edge thing when 8900 came out way back because I was miffed about it not being 3G at the time. So I went digging on the specs and came across the HSCSD and wanted more info on it. Then I think we talked about it on the phone kevin High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data is what its called. Here is the Wiki on it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-Speed_Circuit-Switched_Data

and one of the original forum posts
http://forums.crackberry.com/f100/javelin-8900-specs-100737/

The Mobile Charging stuff coming out, is a good thing for sure I think its here to stay actually and will continue to evolve.

I think there should be more interactive stuff with the CES type show though man, more physical things happening like actual real time stuff for example I think to demo a product take it out side and go talk to people and put through a test with non professionals ...

and more coverage more videos for each day and what the topic of the day was, maybe a video stream .. oh yah more sexy stuff too! lol

imagine BB bluetooth clothes ? think swim wear lol

Hey, LOVE the podcast**please continue.

I like all of the urban stories. I look forward to hearing how you all liked "Avatar". I have seen it in "Real3d" but I want to see it in 2d which has a much brighter screen experience as well as iMax.

I use bluetooth headsets (Moto HS-7**). I can't afford a new car that has bluetooth in the radio. Dreaming of a BMW 330Ci.

Be well.

I use a stereo Bluetooth headset for listing to podcasts with PodTrapper. Rarely use it for talking on the phone.

I'm in the Army and the place they have my housing in is pretty bad when it comes to cell phone signals (no matter what carrier your with,everyone has the same problem when they try to use there phone here). I have to be up against a window in order to get a signal. In order to be on the phone with ease I have to put my phone on the window sill and wear my bluetooth headset through the house. That way I could be sitting down comfortably and talk on the phone. Without my bluetooth I would have to lean close against the window and hope that the signal dosen't drop or be outside (that stinks during the winter months and rainy days). As far as I'm concerned, bluetooth headsets are here to stay!

Kevin Adam Craig and Bla1ze!! keep it up, im loving all the podcasts, its great for when im working on deliveries all day and on my way to classes during the week. keep it coming! and thanks for informing us all this past year

Video blogs would be awesome. Maybe a video podcast once every two months? It would be an awesome idea. This podcast was pretty good. Good length, and there was plenty of joking around but not too much. There was enough BlackBerry news to keep the whole thing moving.

I listened while on my way home from work.

(Could be because I had a bad day but) I was pretty bored, unfortunately. I have enjoyed your other podcasts though.

Craig does have a great voice though.

Nice radio show, with in time and all great. But please hook Bla1ze with your old mic or something.

On the BB presenter topic, why bluetooth put WiFi in it, at's video and give it a year and you can even charge your battery true it. Some form of Apple tv/time capsule killer Blackberry Hotspot..

Ow and I called your show a Radio show, so please hook me up with that 9700 my trackball is getting stock ;-)

Over here in the UK I am not seeing nearly as many people wearing BT earpieces as I used to. I personally haven't used mine in over a year but do have a Motorola T305 visor BT speaker for use when driving..

I would love to listen to these Podcast, but who ever has over an hour and a half to sit and listen to one? These are wayyyyyy to long for anyone to listen to Kevin

Hi Kevin.
I really enjoy the lively banter for the Crackberry.com podcasts. Wish you guys would do a weekly show. Loved your tale about Blackberry messenger. LOL. That's why everyone should listen till the end. Cheers!

Keep it up. I enjoy listening and looking forward to the new 2010 commitment on a new podcast every 2 weeks! Thanks

Hey, 2010 is even better because you guys are podcasting more often. I love the show and look forward to them every time! Keep it up. It will not hurt my feelings if you record every week!! Kevin and Adam sounded great with your new equipment.

Hey, could hear the podcast live. I like the idea that Kevin has of doing it every two weeks and weekly when good news are available.

Btw I totally agree with you guys on the bluetooth issue I also only used it for hands free on my car.

Hey, great fun listening to the newest podcast as usual.

I was disappointed I didn't win the autographed copy of Craig's new book, but that's okay. Looking forward to the next podcast in two weeks. Cheers!

I really like the casual talks about all things BB, I look forward to all the blogs and video blogs and now I have this... going to be awesome. thanks for the updates and all the goods.

However you accents are annoying ;) I love the show! Keep it up. It gives me something to listen to on the way to work sitting in rush hour :)

hi crackberry only new to the blackberry way but loving it. love the podcast and its new 2 week renewal, hope that some of the apps would get there act together and get aussie approval (slacker please) would love a new 9700 as i have the 9000 and i just laught at the iphone users these days get some originality you sheep. RIM i love the BIS in aus and hope it never ends. you guys are great

for one purpose - making appointments while talking on the phone.
i also own a motorola s9 which is great for music (and podcasts..) and i can take calls on it while i'm listening.

First of all my drug of choice is crackberry podcasts!! I am truly loving all you guys. I am super excited because I just downloaded "My Crackerry Curve" on my Kindle and am getting ready to sit back put my feet up and become one with Craig Johnston. (Kind of wish that he was here to read it to me..his voice sounds so dreamy!) ;o) I can't help it if I am a Techno Junkette..but I am. I really enjoyed hearing about upcoming techie stuff...and am really itching to see and get my hands on the BB watch, will there be a ladies version?

Bluetooth headsets?? Annnnoying..and trendy. I can't tell you how many times I answered a person cause I thought they were talking to me only to have "seen the light" and realize they were on their phone.

Well now on to the ladies point of view...you should have a woman demo'ing the new upcoming phones so that woman all over the world can hear the scoop straight from one. After all women out number men!! And yes we like to be savvy and organized just as much as the guys! So...that said...I'm willing to give you my two cents if you want to hear it! I am free on Thursdays @ 11:00 for a little skyping if needed!

Keep the info rolling and I am just waiting for my next fix.

U.S.A. out!

Never found the use for a Bluetooth headset. I live in NYC so I don't drive, and I hate the Bluetooth one piece that you wear on your ear. Nokia has some sweet Bluetooth stereo headphones which I would consider, although I agree, having wired earbuds is sufficient.

This podcast rocks. Crackberry.com is so active..there's a great deal of activity on this site versus the other SPE sites... Keep up the good work, and keep your promise about a new podcast every two weeks!

I love this podcast. The ensemble is perfect. It's a good balance. Adam, you are a bit quiet compared to some of your other colleagues. I feel that you are fount of knowledge about the Blackberry, and would love to hear from you more! Don't let your more gregarious colleagues overshadow you! You guys rock! Keep up the good work!

I listened to it while driving to Kentucky with my 9700. Forgot I had downloaded. Keep it up! How abouwt (Canadian) that!

I recently purchased a new Motorola H790 Bluetooth headset and I use it all the time in the car. I drive a lot and I'm in and out of the car all day. If my car had built in Bluetooth, maybe I wouldn't use my headset as much.

I also use it during teleconferences. I find it much easier to use the computer while wearing a headset than to try and type or search for something on my computer with one hand while holding my phone in the other.