Monthly Archive for May, 2006Page 2 of 22

In-depth Motorola Q review


While we’re on the subject of reviews of “BlackBerry Killers,” has an even more comprehensive review of the Motorola Q up on their site. While the person who reviewed the Q is also the person who wrote the reviewer’s guide for Motorola, the review seems fairly straightforward and unbiased.

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Amzer announces new BlackBerry 8700 Cradle


amzer cradle

Amzer, a worldwide leader in wireless accesories, announced today the release of the Amzer BlackBerry 8700 Cradle with Quick Charge Technology. Amzer’s 8700 cradle apparently eliminates the need of ever having to use a DC adapter again to charge your BlackBerry with its ability to quickly charge from any USB capable Mac or PC. The cradle retails for 24.95 USD and is available from:

BUT, before you run off to buy Amzer’s BlackBerry 8700 Cradle with Quick Charge Technology, make sure to check out our review first. We’ve been in contact with the Amzer people for awhile and we’re looking to have the cradle in hand and a reviewable up by the end of the week.

RIM launches BlackBerry in Korea


RIM announced early this morning that, in partnership with Korean mobile telecommunication specialists KT Powertel, they are now providing the 7100i BlackBerry and BES services to Korea for the first time ever.

“We are very pleased to bring BlackBerry to the Korean market with KT Powertel. Korea is one of the world’s leading telecom markets and offers a significant opportunity for BlackBerry,” said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “In addition to the wide-ranging benefits of the unique BlackBerry architecture, KT Powertel’s customers will also enjoy the “push-to-talk” capabilities supported by the KT Powertel network and BlackBerry 7100i handset, allowing them to stay better connected on the go.”

Exclusive! Jim Balsillie speaks in Germany


Here’s Jim Balsillie at the 8707v event in Germany:

Special thanks to our German friends and GehtDichNixOoo for the hookups.

Exclusive! BlackBerry 8707v pics from Germany


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Fresh off the wire we have some pics from the Vodafone/RIM 870v7v party in Frankfurt Germany. Check it out!

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BlackBerry 8707v Officially Announced


8707vThose lucky Germans get to have all the fun. RIM announced today that Germany will be the first to receive the BlackBerry 8707 through carrier Vodafone. Of course, the big news about the 8707 is its UMTS network support, being the first BlackBerry to support the GSM-evolved 3G standard.

“The BlackBerry 8707v elegantly integrates advanced hardware and software technologies in a stylish and lightweight handset that supports UMTS networks and Vodafone Germany already offers UMTS support in 1800 German cities,” said Hartmut Kremling, CTO of Vodafone Germany. “With the ability to use the handset as a modem for laptops, the BlackBerry 8707v also offers users another great way to stay connected.”

Click the “more” link for a detailed spec list.

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