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Best of SPE, 26 April 2009

Best of SPE, 26 April 2009

We're pretty sure that if you're reading this, you're the sort who likes exclusive, breaking details on Smartphones. We had that aplenty this week. Nokia Experts got the full skinny on the AT&T Nokia E71x in the form of PDF guides and a confirmation of a May 4th release. PreCentral.net scored an internal head-to-head between the iPhone and the Palm Pre. CrackBerry.com saw yet another...

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What Would You Do for a Palm Pre?

What Would You Do for a Palm Pre?

OHHH BOY. This could get interesting. Remember the craziness that was the What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? contest?? At our sister site PreCentral.net, they're hyped for the upcoming launch of the Palm Pre and are following our lead by today announcing the What Would You Do for a Palm Pre? contest. The prizes are awesome... they're going to give away FIVE Palm Pre prize packs...

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T-Mobile UK Introduces “Pay Once” Plan For BlackBerry

T-Mobile UK Introduces “Pay Once” Plan For BlackBerry

Some interesting news came from T-Mobile UK yesterday, as their press release indicates they will be launching a "Pay Once" service which allows customers to purchase a full year's worth of Unlimited emails and web browsing for a total package price of £180 ($262) with no contract. Currently the only device available is the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 but for users looking to get a start with...

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Facebook 1.5 Update Coming Tonight - Issue Fixes

Facebook 1.5 Update Coming Tonight - Issue Fixes

After much anticipation, Facebook 1.5 was officially released earlier this week which led to a whack load of blog comments and CrackBerry forum posts and lots of initial feedback from the user community. Reading through, it became apparent that a few little bugs were present. RIM must be paying attention, as we received some intel today letting us know that users should check later tonight...

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BlackBerry 9630 to be Branded the BlackBerry Tour?!

BlackBerry 9630 to be Branded the BlackBerry Tour?!

All BlackBerry smartphone codenames must come to an end, except of course in the case of RIM's touchscreen where the "Storm" codename stuck. But in the case of the "Niagara" I think we always knew that name would eventually die, and BGR today has proposed what the final name for the BlackBerry 9630 may just end up being... the BlackBerry Tour. World Phone... World Tour... Music Tour......

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Alltel Wireless CDMA Pearl Flip 8230 in "Early May"

Alltel Wireless CDMA Pearl Flip 8230 in "Early May"

We've been waiting to see some CDMA Pearl Flip in the USA news for a while now, and today Alltel finally announced that they will be releasing the Blackberry Pearl Flip 8230 in "Early May".  Most bets were on Verizon and/or Sprint getting the device first, so maybe they aren't far behind. It has been nearly 8 months since we saw the GSM Flip hit T-Mobile, and we could see the 8230 as early as...

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Skyfire (Alpha) For BlackBerry

Skyfire (Alpha) For BlackBerry

There has been a lot of ruckus in the forums the past little while over the announcement that Skyfire was looking for beta testers for their browser for BlackBerry smartphones. For those of you who don't know, Skyfire been available on Windows Mobile and various S60 devices for a while now and is finally here in all it's Alpha glory to all the beta testers who were chosen. With some cool...

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WES 2009 Almost Here... Come on Down!

WES 2009 Almost Here... Come on Down!

RIM fired off a press release today to remind everyone that the biggest BlackBerry show of the year is just a couple weeks away, set to kick off on May 5th. You can read the press below after the break and jump over to attendwes.com to learn more about the event and register. I don't think we'll see any big device unveilings this year at WES as we did last year with the Bold and the...

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Blu-Ray DVD Extras Coming Soon To BlackBerry

Blu-Ray DVD Extras Coming Soon To BlackBerry

This has been floating around since shortly after Blu-Ray and and the now defunct HD-DVD launched, but now it seems it's no longer vapourware as there is a scheduled date for launch at this point in time. Two companies in collaboration, BluFocus and NetBlender will launch for free at the iTunes store beginning this weekend, works on Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch, the Palm Pre, Google Android...

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Best of SPE, 19 April 2009

Best of SPE, 19 April 2009

Each week we bring you the best of what's happening in the smartphone world in our "Best of SPE roundup." Come take a look at what's news! Android Central We're a little jealous of our friends across the pond, as they can pre-order the HTC Magic at the low low price of Zero. The pain is lessened, however, with the (admittedly somewhat difficult) possibility of hacking 1.5 Cupcake onto the...

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Plazmic 4.7 Content Development Kit PATCH Now Available

Plazmic 4.7 Content Development Kit PATCH Now Available

OOOOO... good news for theme developers here. RIM has released a patch for the Plazmic 4.7 Content Development Kit that addresses some issues with the previous official release: A new CDK 4.7 bundle is available that fixes a few issues found in the released software. This includes the changing of all the icons and doing an export causing a crash and export of animated sequences being...

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An Example Of BlackBerry Devices Global Reach And Usage!

An Example Of BlackBerry Devices Global Reach And Usage!

An interesting article was just published by the Business Standard that truly shows the global reach that RIM has created with their BlackBerry devices and shows how exactly the technology built into BlackBerry has an affect on daily lives around the world. Be it in the workplace or on the consumer level BlackBerry devices are all around us, possibly more so then ever these days. Here's the...

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OS 4.7.0.122 for the Storm 9530 Now Available from Bell Site

OS 4.7.0.122 for the Storm 9530 Now Available from Bell Site

Last week Canadian carrier Bell released OS 4.7.0.122 for the BlackBerry Storm to their customers, but it was only really available for download via Desktop Manager upgrade. It's now up on Bell's website, so anybody with a BlackBerry Storm 9530 can now easily download it and give it a go. Keep in mind that while this is an official release, it's only official from Bell, so treat it with...

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UK Cabinet Data Found On Stolen BlackBerry

UK Cabinet Data Found On Stolen BlackBerry

Psst! Hey You! Psst, Ya you! Wanna buy a BlackBerry with Tony Blair's number on it? This was the offer presented to journalism student Darryl Curtis by a homeless man who knew Curtis was a student and thought he may have found the information useful. Curtis in turn purchased the device for £150 and perused through it and found information from British cabinet minsters including Ed Balls and...

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Camera-less 8350i Now Available From Sprint!

Camera-less 8350i Now Available From Sprint!

A lot of folks were wondering if we had seen the end of camera-less BlackBerry devices, and the answer to that question is now a definite NO. After much speculation, the BlackBerry Curve 8350i has now arrived on Nextel in its camera-less form. The same specs apply to this 8350i as the original aside from the obvious missing camera, so that of course means WiFi and all the PTT you can handle...

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New Feature In OS 5.0 Battles Memory Management!

New Feature In OS 5.0 Battles Memory Management!

I'm sure by now some of you out there have seen this once or twice when running OS 5.0 on either your Bold or 8900. But just in case you have not been willing to take the plunge in loading OS 5.0 onto your device or haven't bogged your baby down with a ton of apps yet, here is a snap shot of the new memory management warning system in place. Once your device starts using too many resources you...

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Alert: BlackBerry Email Outage?

Forums are filling up, dataoutages.com is reporting an outage and Verizon all BlackBerry customers are in a frazzle on Twitter. Yes, there is an email outage going on at the present moment. Hang tight Crackberry Nation, all will be fine soon, promise! Other carriers also seem to be affected, AT&T, T-Mobile and Rogers users are reporting latent emails. Need to vent or share what you're...

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Best of SPE, 12 April 2009

Best of SPE, 12 April 2009

Do you have post-CTIA-syndrome? Feel like all the hot new smartphone news happened two weeks ago and not much has happened since? Wondering if you have the strength to make it through another day without a pithy overview of everything that happened in the smartphone world last week? Easter feast have you feeling too lazy to do anything but peruse enough smartphone news to fill out a short...

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Bluetooth 3.0 Coming To A Device Near You

Bluetooth 3.0 Coming To A Device Near You

Here is some cool news on something that gets talked about and used a lot but never in terms of upgrades or new availability as most of our devices come with it already built in and no real way to upgrade it. Bluetooth, which has been making news as of late with the information coming forward that the latest standard, version 3.0, is soon to be available. Now I use Bluetooth pretty much on...

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BlackBerry Experience to Get an Apple / Microsoft Influence?

BlackBerry Experience to Get an Apple / Microsoft Influence?

What a way to have to start a new job. Don Lindsay will be arriving in Waterloo an internet celebrity by the time this story is through. According to Apple Insider, it seems RIM has hired Don on to lead a new team of designers. Their task? Improving the BlackBerry user experience. A solid ambition, but the newsworthy part of the deal here lies in Don's past, as his previous employers include...

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