According to the offically @TELUSsupport Twitter account, BlackBerry 6 will come to the BlackBerry Curve 3G sometime in early January. There is still no word on the Bold 9700, but, BlackBerry 6 will be out for the Curve 3G within the next couple of weeks.
Archives for December 2010
Just in time for your New Year’s resolutions we’ve gathered up some of our “get fit” applications and put them on sale 50% off for three days, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 30th, 31st, and Jan. 1st.
Since most resolutions are based on getting into shape, both physically and financially, we’ve included 10 of our best selling BlackBerry financial and wellness & health applications.
All the buzz in the world of BlackBerry over that past couple of days have been about comments Kaufman Brothers analyst Shaw Wu made stating that the BlackBerry PlayBook may be delayed due to battery issues. Well, Research in Motion has released their own statement, and, to make a long story short, this is simply not true…
Any testing or observation of battery life to date by anyone outside of RIM would have been performed using pre-beta units that were built without power management implemented. RIM is on track with its schedule to optimize the BlackBerry PlayBook’s battery life and looks forward to providing customers with a professional grade tablet that offers superior performance with comparable battery life.
We still don’t have an official release date on the BlackBerry PlayBook, however, it does look like it will be sooner rather than later.
In this Video, Kidela breaks down what your BlackBerry is made of and gives a few interesting statistics about mobile phone usage…
HedoneDesign has released another BlackBerry theme right before years end with a bit of a seasonal theme. Whether screaming through the air on a snowboard or a pair of skis or completing those much-needed “have to do” things while on the road on your BlackBerry, Loop gives you that winter style you’ve been craving. There’s nothing quite like the feel of hard-packed snow under your boots or the feeling of that ice-knife wind on your face.
Loop regularly costs $6.99, however, if you use coupon code SFETZRD, you can get 30% off of this theme through Jan. 8th.
According to Kaufman Brothers analyst Shaw Wu, Research in Motion may delay the release of their highly anticipated tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, due to poor battery performance. Wu claims that his sources are telling him that the BlackBerry PlayBook only gets a couple of hours of battery life compared to 6 hours on the Android powered Galaxy Tab and 10 hours on the iPad. It may take RIM until May to get the battery issues resolved which would be seen as a huge miss for RIM, and, the worst possible timing ever.
The iPad was the only game in town until the Galaxy Tab came out and RIM had the opportunity to be the first dual-core tablet on the market early next year, however, if the PlayBook launch date slips into May, beyond the release of the 2nd generation iPad as well as the launch of every other tablet coming in the first half of next year, the PlayBook will be seen as an also have device as compared to a market leader.
If these battery issue rumors are true Research in Motion needs to do everything possible to address them and release the PlayBook in Q1. RIM doesn’t have the luxury of having tens of millions of users already using their tablet and there is really no reason for a consumer wanting a tablet device to wait when there are so many more options available to them won’t be perceived as having had issues even before they were released.
So, did you just get a new BlackBerry for Christmas? Here is a great list of 10 BlackBerry applications that you should check out if you did.
- Poynt — All in one local location based search
- Google Maps
- Pandora — Internet music streaming app
- BerryReader — Fully synced Google Reader client
- Evernote — Cloud based note taking application
- DropBox — Cloud based file storage and sharing application
- Tether — Use your BlackBerry’s data connection to get your laptop on the internet
- KaGlom — Bubble Popping / Tetris style game
- Google Mobile App — Adds Google voice search to your BlackBerry
- BerryBuzz — Adds custom alerts and LED colors to your BlackBerry
We just heard that BlackBerry OS 18.104.22.1681 for both the BlackBerry Storm 9530 and BlackBerry Tour 9630 have been leaked. As always with leaked BlackBerry software, these OS updates are completely unsupported and are install at your own risk. Make sure that you have a good and verified backup of your device before you install…
If you really are into gadgets and electronics, chances are you’ve heard of if not bought something from Newegg.com, the second largest online retailer in the United States. In an effort to make it just a bit easier to satisfy your urge to buy electronics no matter where you are Newegg Inc. has released Newegg Mobile for BlackBerry, a free download in BlackBerry App World.
Newegg Mobile for BlackBerry features:
- Comprehensive product specifications.
- 1.7+ millions customer reviews.
- Detailed item image gallery.
- Quick and simple shopping flow.
- Simple and quick search function.
- Good for deal hunting: Shell Shockers, Daily Deals and Free Shipping.
- All purchases made on Newegg Mobile are routed through Newegg’s secure servers.
If you decide to try Newegg Mobile out, come back and leave us a comment telling us what you think about the app. Personally, I won’t be installing anything that makes shopping for things I like online any easier until I recover from all the holiday shopping that I have done recently…
An application that I know a lot of BlackBerry users have been waiting for is Groupon for BlackBerry, and, we are happy to report that the wait is now over. Groupon for BlackBerry has been officially released and is now available for free over BlackBerry App World.
Groupon, available in the U.S. and Canada, enables you to find local deals on goods and services in your area and display coupons directly from your device providing you with ridiculous savings.
Groupon for BlackBerry is a free BlackBerry Download and you can pick it up here…