We reported here on RIMarkable.com that the BlackBerry 7100g from Cingular was supposed to be available back on February 14th. There have been, however, many other reports that the unit didn’t actually ship when it was supposed to. It looks like the 7100g is available after all…
Archives for February 2005
If you are like me, not only do you carry a Blackberry, you carry a traditional PDA as well. Don’t get my wrong, I love my 7100t and could not imagine life without it, but, I have also come to rely on many of the applications that run on my Pocket PC that I just cannot find for the BlackBerry. That being said, my dream of only having to carry one device that can handle all my needs is near reality. The T-Mobile MDA IV will hopefully be released sometime in late Q2 or early Q3, just around the time that my existing plan expires. Expected features are:
- VGA resolution swiveling LCD screen
- 520MHz processor
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- Windows Mobile 2005
- RIM’s BlackBerry Connect email technology
- Automatic switching between WiFi and 3G/GPRS
I have always said that it would be nice if I could see my voicemails in an email like format with the date & time and the caller number and be able to save them, delete them, forward them, etc., etc., without having to actually call voicemail and and use the prompts. I guess someone was listening…
With Visual Voicemail for BlackBerry, users will appreciate the easy-to-use application, as it will bypass dial-in access and voice prompts and will enable quick and hassle-free access to any voicemail message with a simple click of the trackwheel on a BlackBerry device. The Visual Voicemail application will also integrate with core BlackBerry applications, enabling users to manage their voicemail together with email, messaging and phone applications through a single inbox.
The WSJ and OuterCurve Technologies have teamed up to bring you continually updated business news and global market updates to your BlackBerry via InfoEdge OnDemand.
The addition of BlackBerry delivery follows another move from the Journal toward more mobile distribution of its content. Recently the company launched â€œThe Wall Street Journal Mobile,â€ which provides content to cell phone users.
Handango wants to make it easier for BlackBerry users to access mobile software downloads.
Handango InHand is an on-device software catalog that simplifies the process of finding, installing and purchasing software applications and games for BlackBerry devices.
This could come in handy on those days that you get delayed in the airport.
Here is some news about the Palm Treo that one can be truly happy about. According to Andrew over at Treonauts, BlackBerry Connect is now in final beta. They have some pretty good screen shots over there as well.
Cingular will be releasing the BlackBerry 7100G on Valentines Day, Monday February 14th. This will give BlackBerry lovers a choice of carriers in the US when it comes to the small form factor 7100 series handheld devices. The 7100G will sport the same features as the t-Mobile 7100t model that was released last October.
The BlackBerry 7100g will sell for $249.99 after rebate and a two-year contract. Monthly data plans from Cingular are $39.99 for four megabytes and $49.99 for unlimited usage.
RIM and Nortel announce plans to deliver VoIP over local wireless area networks. Initially, they will provide integration between BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and Nortel’s Multimedia Communications Server (MCS) which will allow you to use your Blackberry around your office just like the office phone on your desk. One would have to imagine that eventually they would extend functionality to allow VoIP over public Wi-Fi networks.
Research in Motion and Verizon Wireless released the BlackBerry 7250 yesterday. It features Bluetooth, Full Web browsing, and 32 MB of memory. You should be able to get your hands on one of these babies this Friday, February 11th for $349.00 with a 2 year contract.