Monthly Archive for June, 2005

Blackberry SmartCard Reader Picture

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Blackberry Smartcard
Here is a picture of the Blackberry Smart Card Reader that Research In Motion announced on July 28. The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader is a lightweight, wearable smart card reader that enables controlled access to BlackBerry devices using Bluetooth technology and advanced AES-256 encryption. The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader is scheduled for Beta release in July 2005.

T-Mobile Blackberry 7100t and 7290 4.0.2.32

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We already posted this earlier in the day but this time with a bit more information thanks to a T-Mobile representative. The new upgrade does contain changes to the Settings menu and also resolves the following bugs:

* Random device resets during phone calls have been fixed.
* Improper 850mhz scanning which lead to messages like “no network” or “searching” for an extended period of time.

To upgrade follow the detailed instructions below:

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Alien Assault Reviewed

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Alien Assault
Seeing that we’ve been on a classic game kick lately with Zork and Pac-Man, we decided why not add another one to the list. This time around, we’re looking at a program called Alien Assault by Sprite, which is sort of a Defender clone that requires you to shoot down alien ships with a turret before they land on your city. Alien Assault is no different, the objective is to defend your city with a turret gun before the aliens destroy it. Here’s a little review on it …

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Software Update Available for T-Mobile Blackberry 7290

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T-Mobile has released Blackberry OS 4.0.2.32 to Blackberry 7290 users. The upgrade rearranges a few options under the ‘Settings’ menu and will also add a new application called ‘Password Keeper’.

To upgrade, follow this link …

Olive Tree Bible Software Announces BibleReader For Blackberry

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Olive Tree Bible Software announced the introduction of their BibleReader(TM) software developed exclusively for Blackberry devices. This program enables the user to utilize the multiple versions of the Bible also offered by Olive Tree. Developed initially for the Palm and Pocket PC, this new technology has unique features and performance enhancements designed specifically for the BlackBerry. Until now, users had only a very limited selection of software offerings of this type available.

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Q1 Earnings Report Roundup

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Patent spat costs RIM $6.5m and counting – Silicon.com
Jump in RIM sales fails to buoy shares – Globe and Mail
Research In Motion – Market Watch
RIM sees profit, ups forecast; stock down – Reuters
RIM earnings more than double – MSN Money
Patent spat costs RIM millions CNET News
RIM Sent Reeling – The Street