We’ve found a couple of “Lost” cast members over on Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings. You can see Evangeline Lilly who plays Kate with a BlackBerry 7250 and Matthew Fox who plays Jack with a BlackBerry 8700.
Archives for July 2006
Former White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer was interviewed in the latest edition of BlackBerry Connection where he was asked “How important was your BlackBerry device to your work in the White House?”
“My BlackBerry was essential to my job. There were countless occasions, but one that sticks out was when I was in a summit meeting with President Bush and the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon. During the meeting I was alerted by my BlackBerry that a suicide bomber had struck in Israel. The press were waiting for us outside, and they were going to ask for a reaction and it fell on me to prepare the President and the Prime Minister. Without my BlackBerry we wouldn’t have known, and we wouldn’t have been ready. It just shows how the BlackBerry can help keep you on top of the absolute latest developments.”
Even though Ari has moved into the private sector heading up his own firm, he still finds that BlackBerry just as important as when he was at the White House.
“I’ve been in board meetings where a spirited debate is going on, and sometimes Ill send emails back and forth to try and influence it, right as its happening…. You could call it the high-tech version of passing notes back and forth in class.”
Have you ever wondered what kind of devices Superheroes use to communicate with each other? Well, in the Marvel Comics universe at least, they use none other than the BlackBerry.
BlackBerry Forums Super Moderator d_fisher shot me a note telling me that all the contestants on comic book legend, Stan Lee’s, new reality show, “Who Wants To Be A Superhero?” use BlackBerrys to communicate with him on the show.
d_fisher says that he cannot wait to get a BlackBerry like the ones used on the show that have full video capability. I am curious to know if the superheroes are using a new model BlackBerry, or, if there is a new video player on the horizon.
Time will definitely tell.
“Microsoft: Windows Mobile taking share from BlackBerry” is the headline that just came in my newsreader. This is often the type of headline that gives technology bloggers, myself included, that sense that Microsoft is about to take someone out, however, when you really think about it, when does Microsoft ever not try to take someone out.
If you read this incredibly short news article, all it really says is that Windows Mobile is gaining marketshare on BlackBerry. It doesn’t give you any specifics though. I would agree that Windows Mobile is probably gaining marketshare, however, I would argue that it is being gained in an area that wasn’t truly dominated by Research in Motion in the first place. The consumer market.
[Read more…] about Microsoft is taking share from BlackBerry… So the say
Version 3.30 of Berry 411, arguably the best free Blackberry download out there, is now available OTA (over-the-air) directly to your BlackBerry, or via download to your desktop.
The latest version has a neat little feature that adds any phone number that you dial or business address recently entered into your address book to Berry 411’s history for easy redialing or lookup.
Here is a shot of big time Hip-Hop artist and producer Pharrell sneaking us a peak of the upcoming, 18-karat gold plated, if you’re a true baller you’ve got to have one, BlackBerry 8700b. (The b stands for Bling)
This BlackBerry doesn’t have a camera, but, chances are if you are carrying this bad boy around with you there are always some paparazzi near by that would be more than happy to take a quick picture for you.
[via Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings]
For those of you who take RIMarkable waaaay too seriously, there is not really a BlackBerry 8700b, however, the BlackBerry 8700 that Pharrell is holding really is 18-karat gold…
I just read a PC World Survey of the top 5 PDA Phones in their September 2006 issue and, believe it or not, not a single BlackBerry made the list. Unfortunately, I could not find the guidelines by which PC World tests and evaluates PDA Phones, however, I would have to imagine that a significant amount of value is placed on a built-in digital camera as all the devices that made list have one.
I am really having a heard time believing that the SideKick 3 came in at number two.
[Via PC World]
Google Maps, which is already on my list of 5 must have free BlackBerry downloads, has added a pretty cool new feature. Now you can get live, comprehensive traffic information in over thirty major U.S. metropolitan areas and partial information in an unspecified number of other areas.
The live traffic conditions feature is pretty easy to use. Just select your destination or pull up a map of your general area and select “show traffic” from the thumb menu. Traffic conditions are color coded. Red means congested, orange to yellow means slow, and green means clear.
Remember last Spring, rumors of a new BlackBerry Connect enabled device code named RazrBerry, supposedly from Motorola, acknowledged RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie not to be the Motorola Q? I think his exact words were “Q and RazrBerry are not the same product”. “There are some very core differences.”
It seems like when the Motorola Q and the BlackBerry 8700 started picking up steam all talks about the RazrBerry seemed to die of. This is, in fact, the second time that I have written about what happened to the RazrBerry. I only bring it up because the BlackBerry Rumor Mill seems to be in full swing and the one of the top two guys over at Research in Motion kind of acknowledged its existence.
Has anyone heard anything?