It seems like more and more of my friends are getting hooked on Foursquare, so, I’ve decided to give it the honest try. I’ve got to be honest though. I am either too anti-social or to worried about being tracked from space, because letting the world know where I am via Twitter and the internet does not sound appealing to me at all.
Archives for February 2010
It was back at the beginning of January when we first heard that Amazon was working on Kindle for BlackBerry. It’s roughly 6 weeks later and the application is now available.
You can pick up Kindle for BlackBerry up OTA by pointing your device’s browser to http://www.amazon.com/kindlebb.
During his keynote at Mobile World Congress 2010, Research in Motion founder and co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, introduced the concept of BlackBerry Super Apps.
A Super App for BlackBerry smartphones is an app that delivers a compelling user experience by leveraging the unique capabilities of the BlackBerry platform. Super Apps are the kind of apps that people love and use every day because they offer such a seamless, integrated, contextualized and efficient experience.
That sounds kinda cool, until RIM said that examples of Super Apps are MySpace and Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, which, quite honestly, completely confuses the hell out of me.
I wouldn’t call this your classic Verizon vs. AT&T “Map” commercial, however, the message is clear.
For those of you that haven’t heard, Research in Motion has put out a limited pre-release of Twitter for BlackBerry. I’ve been playing around with it for a bit over a day now and I’ve got two words for it. Not Impressed…
Twitter for BlackBerry is a pre-release, so, it is conceivable that RIM will polish the app up a bit before they fully release it. Here is our list of 10 things they need to address if and when they do…
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Earlier today at Mobile World Congress 2010, Verizon announced that it has partnered with Skype and will be bringing Skype Mobile to various Verizon BlackBerry and Android devices in March.
Skype Mobile Features Include:
- Make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype user around the globe on America’s most reliable wireless network;
- Call international phone numbers at competitive Skype Out calling rates;
- Send and receive instant messages to other Skype users; and
- Remain always connected with the ability to see friends’ online presence.
Skype Mobile we initially be available on the Blackberry Storm, Storm2, 8330, 8530, 8830 and Tour 9630 as well as Verizon Android powered devices.
The WebKit BlackBerry Browser is coming. It will support HTML5, CSS3, and DOM L3. Personally I cannot wait until this thing comes out.
Here is a pretty good leaked video of the WebKit BlackBerry Browser in action…
Chris Ashley from Simple Mobile Review shares his thoughts on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 and the BlackBerry
As I was watching all the news coming out of the Mobile World Congress about Windows Phone 7 I could not help but think about the rumors of Microsoft buying RIM. It would be hard and almost impossible to deny that a Blackberry is the most efficient messaging device on the market today. But, it suffers from many of the same problems of Windows Mobile. RIM and Microsoft are playing catchup to Apple and Google as it relates to consumer features on mobile phones. The announcements if, lived up to, will reestablish Microsoft as a player in the mobile phone market again.
Research in Motion has officially introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express, a free version of BES intended for small to medium sized businesses running Microsoft Exchange. BES Express is expected to ship in March and works on Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 as well as Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 and 2008.
I was poking around in the pre-release of Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones and I noticed this error message when trying to update the @ Mentions screen.
The Twitter server is down or being upgraded. Please try again later.
I have two hopes… First, that the Twitter server is being upgraded. Second, that RIM has more than one Twitter server.