After recording the SMRpodcast last night, I pulled up and watched the first AT&T BlackBerry Torch commercial because there is an interesting quote in it. “Less an evolutionary leap, more like a triple axel.” The first time I saw this commercial, I just assumed that it was referring to the the Torch. I wonder now, however, if this really is referring to the operating system?
Archives for September 2010
DropBox, which first announced that it was coming to the BlackBerry back in May and went into a limited beta on the BlackBerry in July, has been officially released. I personally am a huge fan of DropBox, and, with the official release of DropBox for BlackBerry, have a DropBox client installed on every smartphone, netbook, laptop, and desktop that I own. DropBox is the best solution that I’ve ever used for keeping data synchronized between multiple machines and the best part… DropBox is Free!
BBLeaks just leaked a screenshot of the BlackBerry 9570, an addition to the BlackBerry Storm lineup and the device we believe to be the BlackBerry Storm2 Refresh. This is not to be confused with the BlackBerry Storm3 which we posted a picture of the other day.
The BlackBerry Storm 9570 will be the CDMA answer for a touchscreen device with OS 6, at least till the end of 2010. The 9570 has 512mb RAM, a 5MP camera, OS 6, and most likely a 624Mhzprocessor. The 9570 will keep the current Storm2 9520/9550 form factor and continue to use the SurePress, Piezo touchscreen technology. It is also rumored to be releasing in October.
There have been rumors of the BlackBerry Tablet, BlackPad, SurfBook, or whatever RIM is going to call it, floating around for months. The device is scheduled to be released in the 4th quarter this year and the Wall Street Journal says that the Tablet will be announced next week at BlackBerry DevCon in San Francisco.
Robb put me on the spot a bit yesterday about downloading and installing the leaked BlackBerry 6 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650. He knows that I have slowed down my adoption of leaked OS versions because they all seem that same after a while, but, BlackBerry 6 is a new OS, so, I decided to give it a go. I wouldn’t call this an exhaustive review, but, more or less my initial thoughts…
Meebo, a multiple social network / cross platform instant messaging service has launched a client specifically for BlackBerry. “It’s fast, it’s free, and it’s just plain nice to look at. Available now for touch-screen and trackball models.”
Meebo gives you the easiest, most open and most “right there where you want it” way to share on the web.
Integrating all social networks and communications channels into a single, simple-to-use solution, Meebo enables users to easily share content and communicate in real time with the people who matter to them.
Meebo is a free BlackBerry Download and you can pick it up at the link below…
First Orion, the company behind the popular reverse phone number lookup and call blocking application for BlackBerry, PrivacyStar, recently released version 2.0 of the software and is offering a 7-Day Free Trial.
PrivacyStar™ is a service that gives you ultimate control of your Blackberry!!
Here’s what it offers:
- Report offenders to authorities directly using PrivacyStar
- Block unwanted callers from your call log menu or enter numbers manually
- Block private or unknown callers
- Block Exchanges
- On demand PrivacyStar caller identification
- Fully integrated with your PrivacyStar.com portal
- Keep track of how many PrivacyStar calls you’re receiving
No longer do you have to be interrupted by unwanted or unknown callers!
For those of you that didn’t know, Research in Motion is rumored to be working on a BlackBerry Tablet. Details on the device have been sketchy thus far but RIM has snatched the domain name BlackPad.com. We just learned today that RIM has also recently filed a trademark application for the term SurfBook. Personally, I like SurfBook a little better… It clearly tells you what the device does and it doesn’t immediately make you think that it is RIM’s version of the iPad.
Is this the first image of the BlackBerry Storm3 to hit the web? An anonymous tipster sent this in to BerryReview.com. I’ve got to say that I kind of like how this looks. The Storm3 is rumored to to be WiFi hotspot capable and have 8GB of internal memory as well as a 3.7 inch screen.
Let’s hope that at least a a gigabyte or more of that internal memory can be used to run applications and that apps can be stored outside of RAM in internal memory if not on a removable media card.
The Toronto International Film Festival just wrapped up their 10-day 2010 event yesterday. Research in Motion was a big sponsor of the festival and had some pretty cool promotions going for BlackBerry users like a free app and fresh batteries for BlackBerry touting attendees.
If you didn’t, however, have the chance to attend TIFF in person, RIM has a bunch of videos to get you caught up on all that went down.
Head over to the BlackBerry TIFF page to see what you missed…