Engadget Mobile is at the CTIA convention and has gotten their hands on the new Sprint BlackBerry Pearl 8130 set to go on sale in November.
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UK based Omnifone and Research in Motion have announced a deal that will bring unlimited music downloads to Vodafone BlackBerry users in the UK via MusicStation, Omnifone’s mobile music download service.
MusicStation will set you back about 2 pounds, or, $4 per week and will allow you to download as many of the over one million available tunes that you like. This could be significantly less expensive then the per download cost of iTunes if you download over 4 songs per week. I wonder, however, if you could still listen do your downloaded music if you let your subscription to MusicStation lapse.
BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion may be preparing itself for a launch of of the rumored BlackBerry 9000 series devices. According to BGR, RIM has registered several new domains earlier this month.
For the most part, it looks like RIM will keep the same naming conventions as the BlackBerry 8000 series of devices.
BlackBerry Beef… I cannot explain it. Just watch it…
The RIMarkable in-box gets crazy sounding emails from time to time and this one actually made me laugh out loud so I decided to post it.
After squarely being kicked in the seat of the pants by Apple with their launch of the iPhone and the continued success of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry, Palm, once the king of the hill in the smartphone industry, has decided to name all future next generation devices after fruit.
Expect the Palm Sapote in late Q1 next year. You know how the saying goes, if you can’t beat em, join em.
Here is another reason Apple isn’t going to hurt RIM’s BlackBerry sales anytime in the near future. 100% carrier subsidized BlackBerry Curves. And we’re not talking about the old 8300 models either.
If you want to get your hands on one of the new Wi-Fi enabled T-Mobile BlackBerry Curves and don’t want to shell out a lot of cash, you need to head on over to Amazon where they are offering a Free BlackBerry Curve 8320 with a 2-year activation discount and a mail-in rebate.
BGR has gottent a first look at BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.3. They haven’t give it the full once over, however, indicated that it appears to be just a visual enhancement.
Read the full story and see more pictures of the BDM 4.3 interface over at BGR.
Magmic Games and Hudson Entertainment have struck a deal that will bring several of Hudson Entertainment’s popular mobile titles to the BlackBerry. The agreement will include the popular Super Bomberman franchise.
Under the terms of the agreement, Magmic obtains the exclusive, worldwide rights to publish several popular Hudson Entertainment mobile titles for play on BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. The titles will be made available directly to consumers at Magmic.com and Bplay.com, Magmic’s BlackBerry and Windows Mobile direct-to-consumer portals, as well as through Magmic’s distribution partners.
Research in Motion has recently filed a really cool patent application entitled Advanced Voice and Data Operations in a Mobile Communications Device.
The abstract details:
A system and method for integrating voice and data operations into a single mobile device capable of simultaneously performing data and voice actions. The mobile device working in a network capable of exchanging both cell phone calls and data items to the mobile device. By wearing an earphone or an ear-bud device the user is capable of dealing with voice conversations while working with data centric information related to the current caller. By providing a data-centric device with voice capabilities there is a new range of features that allow incoming data events to trigger outgoing voice events.
In plain English… You can talk on your BlackBerry and send email at the same time.
This should completely eliminate these type of calls. “Let me hang up and send it to you and I will call you right back.“
You’ve got a choice when it comes to consumer orient BlackBerry devices. Would you rather have the BlackBerry Pearl or a BlackBerry Curve?