I was just taking a look at the T-Mobile BlackBerry 8800 that was officially announced last Friday and released today on the T-Mobile site and I have to say that I am a bit surprised at the price. T-Mobile has the BlackBerry 8800 listed at $349.99 after a $200 instant rebate. This is $50 more than what Cingular has their 8800 listed for and I’ve seen the the Cingular model as low as $99.
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Research in Motion released a press release this morning about its plans to put out what sounds like BlackBerry emulation software for Windows Mobile 6 that will enable select devices to emulate the BlackBerry OS allowing them to run BlackBerry applications and connect to BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).
Is it just me, or, does this sound an awful lot like BlackBerry Connect?
Research In Motion today announced plans to expand its support for Windows Mobile-based devices with a new software application suite that will enable devices from third-party manufacturers to benefit from the popular BlackBerry software applications and services. RIM plans to begin offering the new software application suite later this year for select devices based on Windows Mobile 6. Once installed, the software will provide users with a virtual BlackBerry application experience, including support for BlackBerry email, phone, calendar, address book, tasks, memos, browser, instant messaging and other applications developed for the BlackBerry platform. Devices running the BlackBerry application suite will be able to connect to BlackBerry services via BlackBerry Enterprise Server as well as BlackBerry Internet Service.
Read the full press release…
T-Mobile has just officially announced the BlackBerry 8800 and it will launch, as previously rumored, next Monday on April 23rd.
The T-Mobile BlackBerry 8800 is pretty much the same as the version that first debuted on Cingular. T-Mobile, more or less, just customize their BlackBerry 8800 with their logo and the popular My Faves program that allows you to set 5 numbers that you can call at any time free of charge.
Update: The Verizon BlackBerry 8830 has been officially announced and will be available May 14th…
We’ve heard a few rumors surrounding the Verizon BlackBerry 8830. The first is that the 8830 will be available in Verizon’s business channel May 14th and available to consumers on May 29th. We also heard that that Verizon BlackBerry 8830 will support microSD cards up to 2GB.
The big rumor, however, is that the BlackBerry 8830 will support iTunes. If this one turns out to be true Verizon will sell a BlackBerry 8830 devices hand over fist.
[Via Engadget Mobile]
Last night around 8:00 P.M. EST a massive system wide failure in the BlackBerry network may have affected BlackBerry users the entire Westeren Hemisphere and definitely those in the United States.
As of early this morning the BlackBerry Customer Support Center was playing the following message to BlackBerry users calling in to find out why they couldn’t send and recieve email.
Please be advised that we are currently experiencing service interruptions that are causing delays in sending and receiving messages.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide updates as soon as they become available.
Unfortunately, RIM doesn’t have a status page up letting the millions of BlackBerry users affected know whats going on. I am in Dallas this morning and seem to be getting messages, albeit, a lot slower than normal, however, reports are still coming in from folks who cannot send or recieve email, PIN messages, or use BlackBerry Messenger.
I am sure there will be many updates to this post so check the comments.
BGR is reporting that the BlackBerry 9900 may be released by years end. We think that the BlackBerry 9900 will be the first device to run BlackBerry OS 5.0 and will have a screen resolution of 384×288 with the same aspect ratio of the BlackBerry 8700 and 8800.
The BlackBerry 9900 is not to be confused with the BlackBerry 9100, the highly anticipated consumer BlackBerry “that promises to revolutionize the BlackBerry world”. BGR expects the business oriented BlackBerry 9900 to come out prior to the BlackBerry 9100.
You may or may not have noticed but I have been kind of out of it for the last week or ten days because I have been on vacation. As I am getting back into the swing of things I’ve noticed that the BlackBerry Forums interface has been updated.
From my initial glance, nothing has drastically changed. It looks like the color scheme has been modified just a bit and there is a new logo.
It looks like Amazon’s strategy of giving BlackBerry Pearls away wasn’t working well enough so now they are hiring you to do some light lifting for them. Take a T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl out of an Amazon.com warehouse and they will pay you $75 bucks.
Truthfully, Amazon isn’t really going to hire you, but, they are running a T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl promotion where you can get $400 in instant savings plus a $75 rebate that will put a month or so of service charges in your pocket.
WICKSoft Corporation, a leading innovator in the mobile enterprise arena, announced a remote file access, document viewing, and e-mail attachment solution for the BlackBerry handheld.
Normally users have to store files on their BlackBerry in the form of e-mail attachments. Almost every BlackBerry user has emailed themself a file at some time or other just so they would hav access to it.” said Will Hickie, CEO of WICKSoft. “With PocketVPN you can leave your files where they belong– in the office. PocketVPN lets you send and manage your files from just about anywhere. You always get access to the most up-to-date information too, because you’re not duplicating files anymore.
Read the full press release here…
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