Sudoku has got to be one of my all time favorite free BlackBerry Games and it just so happens to be available as a free BlackBerry download once again. Via your device’s BlackBerry Browser, head on over to mobile.BlackBerry.com. Under Fun & Games select Games >Free Games, accept the agreement, and Sudoku will be the 4th game listed.
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Believe it or not, and editor from CIO Magazine sent me a link over the weekend to a how-to video they created on how to install and use six free killer BlackBerry apps. The video is about 10 minutes or so long and we posted it here for you to take a look at.
I am not sure why, but, there is something that I like about the BlackBerry Curve in all black.
As many of you may have already heard, there are some pretty solid rumors that the CDMA BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Sprint will hit their network on April 20th.
We just talked about an April launch of the Sprint BlackBerry Curve and posted a live picture of a test device last week. I have to admit, however, that the screen grab from BBGeeks of what looks to be marketing material from Sprint, the all black version looks kind of sweet.
I used to really think that Wi-Fi on a BlackBerry would be the coolest thing since sliced bread, however, the more I think about it the more I wonder just how useful Wi-Fi on a BlackBerry really is.
The SlingPlayer Mobile Client that is coming out for BlackBerry will be kind of cool, but, beyond that, what real advantages will Wi-Fi give you on your BlackBerry?
A RIMarkable reader sent us an email over the weekend asking why I haven’t made a big deal about the new Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerrys that have come out, or, are coming out. I guess that the question I have in return is if having Wi-Fi on a BlackBerry something to make a big deal about.
Maybe I am biased because my carrier offers no BlackBerrys with Wi-Fi. Maybe I am overlooking some obvious benefit. If I am, let me know about it in the comments.
Auction 73 is over and Verizon and AT&T come out the big winners. What is Auction 73 you might ask. It is that big FCC auction of the 700 MHz broadband spectrum that is soon being vacated by analog broadcast TV.
The 700 MHz spectrum is broken into five blocks A through E. Verizon won the most coveted block C for a whopping $9.6 billion. AT&T won the majority of block bidding $6.6 billion.
To make a long story short Verizon, AT&T, and to a much lesser extent, the other spectrum winners have an awful lot of bandwidth that they will be able to offer really cool services on top up. What is great for consumers is that the FCC mandated that spectrum winners keep these frequencies open. Open networks mean that any hardware manufacture can create devices to run on top of these networks.
We should start to see some really cool wireless devices hitting the market once these networks get rolling.
I have a question for BlackBerry users that use your devices with BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) only. How many of you are using your BlackBerrys solely with Gmail, Yahoo, or some other free email service?
Everyone is talking about this really cool new theme from Bplay called Crossbar that kind of “raises the bar” as far as BlackBerry themes go. Crossbar is an animated theme that, instead of scrolling the cursor from icon to icon, scrolls the first 7 applications and 3 Today icons across the screen.
The Theme is only $6.99, so, I decided to buy it and give it the once over. The way Crossbar scrolls icons is pretty cool. I’d be willing to bet that other theme developers will try this effect in their themes.
There have been a lot of rumors floating around that Sprint will be releasing the BlackBerry Curve 8330 on their network sometime next month and now that live Sprint BlackBerry Curve pictures are floating around, that rumor seems a bit more plausible. I have to admit, however, that I am still having a hard time imagining that Sprint may come out with the CDMA BlackBerry Curve before Verizon. It is kind of looking that way though…
I know that this is about the 1912th time that we’ve talked about the iPhone vs. the BlackBerry since the announcement of the iPhone SDK came out, however, big time websites keep bringing it up and since I love a good argument, we will do the same.
I do, however, want to take a bit of a different perspective this time around. I am not so much concerned with if the iPhone will squash the BlackBerry or the visa versa. What is really interesting is that every article about smartphones lately seems to be only about the BlackBerry, the iPhone, or both.
It is almost as if you don’t, in some form or fashion, have fruit in your name, you aren’t even worth adding to the debate. Have the iPhone and the BlackBerry separated themselves so far from the rest of the pack that the others aren’t even worth mentioning?