Vodafone has put up a BlackBerry Storm information page where you can sign up to be notified with BlackBerry Storm launch information as well as register you for a chance to win a free BlackBerry Storm.
Archives for September 2008
Gary Krakow, Senior Technology Correspondent for the TheStreet.com, has a jammed up trackball in his BlackBerry 8820 that won’t allow him to scroll up or down and he is pretty upset about it.
It really looks like the AT&T BlackBerry Bold is going to come out at the beginning of November because RIM has put up registration page for BlackBerry Bold Launch Parties being held at various locations around the country.
- Chicago, IL······October 15, 2008
- Dallas, TX······October 16, 2008
- Atlanta, GA······October 21, 2008
- Miami, FL······October 22, 2008
- Washington, DC······October 28, 2008
- New York, NY······October 30, 2008
Do you find it kind of odd that there isn’t a single party west of Texas or is it just me?
CrackBerry Forums member BBerry was in a Verizon store with his dad asking about new phones coming out and the Verizon employee pulled out a BlackBerry storm dummy of which BBerry got some pretty good shots.
There are a few more after the jump.
I found the following email in my inbox this morning and though that I would share…
I tried my best to love the iPhone. I stood in line for it for three hours to back in June of last year to get one on the first day. Although 8 gigs wasn’t nearly enough to hold all of my movies the display made having to sync every day worth it. To this day I say that the iPhone is the best music playing, movie watching, web browsing mobile phone ever invented.
The problem for me was that even though my company now supports the iPhone and I can get my work email on it, it is simply painful to type anything more than the shortest of responses. I found that I was pulling my laptop out more than I ever did with my BlackBerry.
The last rumor in the world that AT&T would want to start spreading around the internet is that the iPhone may be coming to Verizon next year, so, make sure you keep this just between you and me.
9to5Mac is reporting that an Apple insider has told them that a CDMA iPhone will come to Verizon in 2009 and that it could be announced as early as MacWorld.
We just picked up on this over at BerryReview…
Is this the official Research in Motion BlackBerry Storm Announcement?
The upcoming BlackBerry® Storm™ is the first touch screen BlackBerry smartphone from Research In Motion and it builds upon a variety of existing BlackBerry features and capabilities to produce a truly compelling touch experience. With the BlackBerry Storm, RIM will introduce a version of software (v4.7) that delivers a new set of APIs and capabilities for third party developers including:
1) Enhancements to the existing RIM User Interface APIs to provide support for touch and gestures including proper handling of multi-touch events.
2) Support for MIDP applications that leverage touch.
3) Virtual keyboard APIs
4) Enhanced and open GPS APIs on all networks
In addition to the new API capabilities, your Browser-based applications will build upon the browser capabilities released in v4.6.0 including:
For third party developers, one of the unique features of the BlackBerry Storm is its compatibility mode which provides an operating environment for existing 3rd party applications that are not implemented to support touch. This feature will automatically convert the touch events into existing trackball events. When an application is executing in compatibility mode, a virtual keyboard will be shown at all times for text input to mimic the physical keyboard on previous devices and will only support portrait mode.
- Improved web page rendering including AJAX
- CSS 2.1
- DOM L2 (including Core, HTML, Style, Events)
- HTML 4.01 (including Forms, Maps, Tables, Frames, Objects)
- Improved Native Attachment Download
- Support for downloading files via the browser
– Screen Resolution: 480×360
– Virtual Keyboard: SureType (Portrait Mode) and Full Keyboard (Landscape Mode)
– Networking: Global network support (2G/3G)
– Memory: Embedded Memory
For all BlackBerry Alliance partners, RIM will be providing access to developer documentation, the BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) v4.7 and the BlackBerry Storm simulator in October to enable development and testing of your applications on this new and compelling smartphone.
According to what looks like a photograph of an internal Best Buy inventory system, the BlackBerry Bold will hit Best Buy shelves October 26th.
We just saw on BlackBerry News this morning that AT&T plans to offer its mobile TV service called CV (Cellular Video) to BlackBerry Bold subscribers with a data plan for free.
As I think about it, this is probably not a bad ideo for AT&T. Verizon has a new BlackBerry coming out pretty soon that will be completely capable of playing the same type of on demand video, but, we know that Verizon doesn’t give anything away for free.
Find out more about AT&T CV here…
CrackBerry Forums member LordObento has posted more pictures of the, yet to be officially announced, touchscreen only, BlackBerry Storm.