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BlackBerrius Maximus - part II - The Airport

BlackBerrius Maximus - part II - The Airport

So, another summer has come to a close here is the good ‘ol US of A. Kids are back at school and it is time to get ready for Fall. My kids were jet setters this summer - flying here and there to visit family and friends. One thing I discovered (since I don't do a lot of business travel) is that the airport is a great place for BlackBerry watching. I think that my informal calculations...

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New Image: Bold, Javelin and 8220 Flip Phone Side by Side

New Image: Bold, Javelin and 8220 Flip Phone Side by Side

The photo above popped up on HoFo yesterday. From left to right, we have the now-released in some country's BlackBerry Bold, the yet-unreleased/unofficially announced BlackBerry "Javelin", and lastly, the very-soon-to-be-released BlackBerry 8220 Pearl (aka KickStart). The Javelin looks like such a winner here. It's small compared to the Bold, yet with the exception of 3G and a slightly...

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ATT Bold Release Date Update: Sept. 12 or Oct. 2?!!

ATT Bold Release Date Update: Sept. 12 or Oct. 2?!!

Earlier this week Gizmodo posted a review of the BlackBerry Bold along with an AT&T Release Date. They're calling for September 12th, "say AT&T employees". Late last night the Boy Genius followed up and posted on an October 2nd release date for the BlackBerry Bold on AT&T saying, "Consider this a pretty solid bit of info, though it has not been double or triple confirmed like we...

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Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Pricing - $149.99/3yrs

Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Pricing - $149.99/3yrs

Our buddy Treatz has come through yet again with some Rogers goodies. This time the goodies aren't so GOOD though. Looks like the pricing on the Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8220 flip phone is slated to ring in at $149.99 on a 3 year term. OUCH. What about a nice Back to School deal? Say $50?? Wishful thinking??? I've been rocking an 8220 for a month now (month long review coming up next week...

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Official List of BlackBerry OS4.6 Features and Enhancements

Official List of BlackBerry OS4.6 Features and Enhancements

The ever-observant eyes of Ronen caught this recently-updated BlackBerry Knowledgebase article that lists all of the operating system features and enhancements present on BBOS version 4.6, which ships native on the BlackBerry Bold. Past reviews and articles have caught the majority of new features, but this article puts them all together in one place and offers up a few more goodies...

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Verizon BlackBerry 9530 is the STORM

Verizon BlackBerry 9530 is the STORM

The BlackBerry Storm name just became a LOT more official. Engadget scored a sweet image of the actual BOX the Verizon BlackBerry 9530 is going to ship in. How do you like that for a leaked pic?! Details from the box suggest Verizon's touchscreen will feature a pre-installed 8GB microSD card and pre-installed SIM card (global phone). As for the name... I guess nobody is going to win my...

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BlackBerry Made Simple Videos Available on your Berry!

BlackBerry Made Simple Videos Available on your Berry!

The folks over at BlackBerry Made Simple have a long history of producing training videos for the BlackBerry, covering everything from turning the thing on to using it as a modem to troubleshooting tips. Now they've let us know that their videos have been reworked to be usable directly on the BlackBerry, rather than from your PC. A starter pack of 25 videos covering the basic features is...

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Nokia Leads in Mobile Browsers

Nokia Leads in Mobile Browsers

AdMob served just under four billion ads in the month of July, and they've released some interesting statistics on who and what they were serving them to. Nokia led the pack with a whopping 34% browser market share while BlackBerry tailed with 3%, slightly beating out Apple's Safari at 2%. In terms of handsets, Nokia unsurprisingly led at 32.8% of requests, with RIM at 2.8%, followed by...

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Live: Rogers BlackBerry Bold Media Launch Presentations

Video Courtesy of Mobile Syrup. The clip starts off with a video presentation of the Bold and its capabilitie and is followed with speeches by John Boyton, Rogers Wireless Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer and RIM Vice President, Patrick Spence. Honestly.. for a device that's been over "3 years in the making" and an excellent business relationship between Rogers and RIM "...

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The Hunt for Red BlackBerry Bolds...

The Hunt for Red BlackBerry Bolds...

Friday, August 22nd Update: - Should be available in most stores today! Can be ordered online or over the phone. Read on for a whole mess of info and comments. Be sure to let us know if/when/where you got one! - Wow. It was dicey, but I GOT A BOLD. Seems most stores got very limited numbers with this first shipment. 2 units for most, our local flagship had 6. Really pathetic. Pretty much all...

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BlackBerry BOLD Disassembly Video

So, there you are jones-ing for a new BOLD... and you're probably thinking to yourself, 'I wish I had a step-by-step video that would show me how to take my new BOLD apart!' Well now you can with the video I just watched below from cnn.cn. Watch as the unit it taken apart, piece by piece... I would of course advise against doing this yourself, well, at least until they release the BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Partners Fund & Developer Challenge News

BlackBerry Partners Fund & Developer Challenge News

Back on May 12th, right at the start of WES 2008 (RIM's annual get together), a Press Release crossed the wire announcing the launch of the $150 Million BlackBerry Partners Fund. Yesterday I had a chance to speak on the phone with Rick Segal, a member of the fund's investment management team, who gave me the skinny on some of the exciting things going on with the BPF and clarified a few...

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Hands-On With Hong Kong's CSL BlackBerry Bold

Hands-On With Hong Kong's CSL BlackBerry Bold

The BlackBerry Bold is looking good worldwide! Our friends over at 友藏 | 黑莓时光 (BerryTimes.cn) just let us know about the hands-on BlackBerry Bold post they published. All of the photos and information are provided by YYjoy who scoped out the "Bold pre-selling situation" in Hong Kong yesterday afternoon. I have no idea what the post actually says, but the pictures sure look good. If you're...

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Win a Rogers BlackBerry Bold Contest!

Win a Rogers BlackBerry Bold Contest!

** Update: I JUST received my contest entry email from Rogers (too bad the link in it didn't work!). At least things are looking official. Have heard from several Rogers dealers today - the Bold showed up on Sales Central as the 9000R. Selling for $399.99 on a 3 year contract. Dealer price is $599.99. Off Contract prices are typically $50 to $100 over that, so let's hope $649.99 Off...

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BlackBerry 8220 Flip Listed on Rogers.com Game Portal

BlackBerry 8220 Flip Listed on Rogers.com Game Portal

With all of the Rogers Quarter 3 Smartphone leaks over the past two weeks, it doesn't surprise me that the guys in red decided to KickStart things online and have (accidentally) added the BlackBerry 8220 to their games portal device selection tool. It should be noted though that Rogers also sells the BlackBerry Pearl 8120, which is curiously absent from the device selection tool, so...

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold Invite - Thursday, August 21st!!

Rogers BlackBerry Bold Invite - Thursday, August 21st!!

Update: Definitely will be this Thursday. Check the PRESS RELEASE! ** Looks like Canadians may just see the BlackBerry Bold on Rogers before this week is through. The invite above spills the details... let's hope this launch party is accompanied with others across the country and signifies the nationwide availablility of the Bold! We heard the Bold received its final certification by...

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More Info: Rogers Bold Pricing - $649.99 Off Contract

More Info: Rogers Bold Pricing - $649.99 Off Contract

Last week we dropped word that the BlackBerry Bold will hit Rogers with a $399.99 / 3 year term contract price. Following up on that news, it's looking like the off-contract price is coming in at a comparitively (almost alarmingly) low $649.99. If this holds true, I for one will be buying this bad boy from Rogers without contract, and I have a feeling a lot of CrackBerry Addicts south of...

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold Pricing - $399.99 on 3yr Contract

Rogers BlackBerry Bold Pricing - $399.99 on 3yr Contract

Here it is folks, official Pricing on the BlackBerry Bold from Rogers. $399.99 on a 3 year contract. Ouch. And here I was still hoping it would come in at $299 like the 16 gig iPhone 3G. Silly me. Once a Roger Robber, Always a Robber :)

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ColorWare RapidReturn Service is Rapid... and Awesome!

ColorWare RapidReturn Service is Rapid... and Awesome!

Wow. Two Thumbs up for ColorWare and their new RapidReturn service! Before the effects of BlackBerry withdrawal could even begin to take effect, my Curve was already back in my hands, now pimped in SMOKE WHITE! The paint job is Fantastic. More pics after the jump!! The all white paint job has given me a renewed love for my Curve 8320 as I sit waiting for the...

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold Launch Kit Arrives!

Rogers BlackBerry Bold Launch Kit Arrives!

No that's not an image of an Oompa Loompa's arm reaching out to touch a BlackBerry Bold... It's actually a ginormous BlackBerry Bold model that's making its way to Rogers' stores as part of the BlackBerry Bold launch kit! Let's take this as hopeful sign that the rumored Rogers BlackBerry Bold August 19th launch date is still holding true. MORE IMAGES after the jump!! Big thanks to Treatz...

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