Here is a shot of the BlackBerry 8800 that has been rumored to be coming out any time now. A Howard Forums member that goes by the name phatspider has posted this pic in a thread started by another member that says he is testing the BlackBerry 8800.
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The highest paid female singer in the universe, a.k.a. Madonna, will be making a surprise visit to NYC today. Here Madonna is seen with her BlackBerry 8700g in hand getting ready to hit the gym in London.
I am a certified, card carrying, diehard BlackBerry Addict and I can tell you that I will buy the Apple iPhone day one even though it is on Cingular. I have never said this about any BlackBerry… not even the BlackBerry Pearl and I know that I am one of many BlackBerry users that will buy an iPhone.
RIM doesn’t have to worry about loosing me as a customer because I am a business user. I am, however, somewhat concerned about the consumer BlackBerry users that will bite the Apple. Chances are these folks won’t float two phone bills.
There is no question in my mind that Apple will acquire more new first time consumers than RIM. The bigger question is will Apple convert existing consumer BlackBerry users into iPhone users.
Will you take a bite of the Apple?
I was going to write a post asking the question, “When did Apple get permission to use the name iPhone“, but it looks like they never did. At least not officially.
Cisco sued Apple in federal court today claiming that the iPhone violates it’s trademark. I am going to go out on a limb and say that seeing how Linksys, a company owned by Cisco, released their version of the iPhone just a few weeks ago, Cisco definitely has a leg to stand on.
“Cisco entered into negotiations with Apple in good faith after Apple repeatedly asked permission to use Cisco’s iPhone name,” said Mark Chandler, Cisco senior vice president and general counsel, in a statement. “There is no doubt that Apple’s new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without our permission.”
Remember that White BlackBerry Pearl up for auction on eBay that we talked about the other day? Well, it sold for $1025. You can see the winning bid here…
We have known for a little while that the Apple iPhone was going to be coming out. We thought, however, that the iPhone, the first version at least, would be little more than iPod with a cell phone built into it. Looks like we were wrong about the second part.
Some of the features include:
- Full functional iPod which supports iTunes
- Cingular Wireless service and all the benefits of network reliability, Rollover minutes, and more
- Visual Voicmail: a first on any mobile phone available in the United States
- Unique internet browsing capabilities
- Choose from 4 gigabyte or 8 gigabyte memory modules
- EDGE, GPRS, GSM Quad-band, and WiFi capable
I can tell you now that the this thing will give the BlackBerry Pearl a run for it’s money with first time smartphone buying consumers.
The Missing Sync for BlackBerry will provide a reliable synchronization environment for owners of BlackBerry devices from Research In Motion (RIM), including the popular BlackBerry Pearl smartphone. The software will synchronize information between Mac OS X’s Address Book and iCal applications and the corresponding applications on BlackBerry handsets. It will also offer built-in support for Apple’s Sync Services technology, allowing information also to be synchronized with other Sync Services-savvy applications, including Microsoft Entourage 2004 and Chronos’ SOHO Organizer
Macnn.com notes that Mark / space is booth number 1844. Although it doesn’t say it anywhere, were going to assume that these guys are at MacWorld Expo.
This post title will make absolutely no sense unless you read the title of the previous post. To make a long story short, some analysts don’t think that the Apple will debut their new mobile phone tomorrow. Other analysts, however, do. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple’s mobile device / iPod could debut tomorrow.
Someone is obviously mistaken but what is more interesting is that the WSJ is also reporting that Cingular will be the service provider for the new Apple phone.
Rumors about a iPod / mobile phone hybrid from Apple that will compete with consumer oriented BlackBerrys have been floating around for a while now. We’re not really sure what Apple is going to call the device seeing how the name iPhone is already taken.
Some reports had the
iPhone iMobile device from Apple coming out as early as mid Q1 after being debuted at MacWorld this week, however, Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks otherwise.
Apple has not yet received FCC approval for a phone, and our analysis suggests that phones have typically become available two months after FCC approval,” Mr. Sacconaghi wrote Thursday in a report. “It is possible that Apple could introduce the product, and set a future availability date, but we think this represents a low probability.
Boy Genius Report has got a couple of live shots of the upcoming BlackBerry 8800 but you know we had to show them to you here on RIMarkable as well.