Podcast: CTIA I.T. & Wireless 2009 Special Edition!

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By Kevin Michaluk on 9 Oct 2009 04:32 pm EDT
CrackBerry Podcast Episode 040: Best CrackBerry Podcast Ever!

Podcast time! I've been out in San Diego this week for CTIA I.T. & Wireless 2009, and while the show has been fairly quiet we've still had a pretty good week in the BlackBerry World. The release of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 was enough to keep all of us addicts happy (plus we know the Storm 2 and Bold 9700 announcements and releases are just around the corner) and we even had a little fun (which is still undergoing) with our BBM 5.0 Stress Test.

That said, there was still plenty to talk about in this special edition podcast. Our pal Mickey Papillon from the Cell Phone Junkie hosted the show (he's a Pro), and Dieter and I joined him to go over the highights of the event. Regular CrackBerry Podcast listeners and all smartphone junkies will want to listen to this one. Enjoy the show! Oh yeah, and if the BB alert noise in the first few minutes bugs you, stick with it... we slience it after we "discuss" it.

Show Details:

  • Recorded: Thursday, October 8th, 2009 @ 5:30pm PST
  • Show Length: Just over an hour
  • File Size: 37ishMB

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Reader comments

Podcast: CTIA I.T. & Wireless 2009 Special Edition!


Sorry, had to turn it off. That default BB alert sound in the background was way too annoying.

when we went through Hero training, the keyboard was almost impossible to type on ! I really tried!

the android had tons of features, in fact it is a MESS of a phone- just not organized at all imop, and yes the camera is 5 megapixels but the photos were all yellowed and ugly and the mini usb suckd- I need microusb like on the Tour-

I don't care about bluetooth at all - it's just lame to me- voice dial in conjunction with speakerphone are sufficient for me

you try to exort your pim data to any device ifit's not uploaded to gmail (lack of tasks & memos) sucks- lack of gmail with palm pre sending pictures with your addressbook sucks too.

the pre 480x320 res in full screen browser i didn't care for, the tour 480x360 was clearer and i can read the text in desktop mode just fine but not ont he pre

no forwarding sms on pre, no phone as modem, no saving imagines off the web, 12 apps??, just the whole keyboard sucks, and the card system I have decided I don't like the multitasking on tour is superior to me

the whole pre profile thing sucks cuz noone remembers their email andwhen they do restore it properly, no DATA! restore error all the time

it drops so many calls for a lot of customers and not being able to copy & paste on the pre unless it's an editible text - and if it's editible, YOU typed it
pre's lack of configuration for system sounds - i like different sounds for sms, email, etc but that is missing on pre no voice dialing with pre, no headphone jack,

Ive played with Hero & Pre with sprint and they're just not for me

I had to laugh when the podcast mentioned that users don't want to pay more than 99 cents per app. In the Blackberry world, where do you NOT pay more than 99 cents?!! I have seen very few useful apps available to BB users for less than $5, let alone $1. In the Appleworld, the buck standard applies, but here in Berryworld, it seems we have nothing better to do than "donate" our checkbooks and bank accounts to these developers! Having the Ipod Touch, I can say that alot of the similar apps like weather apps, for example, are very comparable from free to...can you believe it... $10! Ten Bucks for the same app I can get for free on Ipod Touch! Yeah, the real reason everyone loves Iphone.

I liked it. All encompassing and very interesting. I think this is more like the format you should have going forward, with a definite focus on Blackberry of course.
Keep up the good work!