Archive for July, 2006

First shot of new Treo?

Jul 28, 2006: 

Hmmm… MSmobiles.com has published what they’re saying is the first “official” photo of that new Vodafone Treo that Palm announced a while back, but gave no firm details on (other than UMTS support and a WM5 OS). Color us skeptical.
MSmobiles.com says that this screen shot (or mock up) is coming straight from Microsoft and that […]

Customs agents can now search your laptop; BlackBerrys too?

Jul 28, 2006: 

Friendly bloggers Gizmodo are reporting that customs agents now have the power to inspect the data on your laptops. The decision was made based upon a circuit court ruling relating to this 2004 case:

(Another) New RIM Patent

Jul 28, 2006: 

Well, if there was any doubt previously as to whether or not RIM is hard at work on new BlackBerrys, these flurry of patents prove it. So far we’ve seen patents for camera functionality, spellcheck and better email browsing, and now we have patent application #20060168349, which appears to be designed for faster web browsing […]

Lucent, Qualcomm pushing the boundaries of 3G

Jul 28, 2006: 

Manx Telecom, a subsidiary of O2/Telefonica, with the assistance of Lucent Technologies and Qualcomm, is playing the role of mad scientist and conducting trials of 3G and HSDPA services in the 900Mhz GSM frequency band. The companies are attempting to leverage this lower frequency to extend UMTS voice and HSDPA data coverage and while evaluating […]

Is RIM worth buying?

Jul 27, 2006: 

Market analysis website Seeking Alpha has an interesting article up on RIM’s stock price and whether it’s a reflection of their actual value. Because of RIM’s recent stock drop, it would seem to make sense that now would be a good time to buy in. However, Seeking Alpha contests that RIM’s share price might still […]

Tengo offers superfast typing

Jul 27, 2006: 

This might be a little off topic for BlackBerry Cool, but it’s interesting to see something put even the best BlackBerry thumbs to shame. Blogger friends Gizmodo have a YouTube video up demoing a new free product called Tengo, which uses predictive text software to produce speeds of 70+ wpm using a stylus on any […]

New handsets creating increased customer support needs

Jul 27, 2006: 

As anyone who’s had to sit through a call with a customer service rep knows, sometimes it’s not fun when your BlackBerry decides to go bonkers (just ask these people). That’s why it’s a little disheartening to learn that a new J.D. Power report shows that the number of people who call customer support within […]

Two new RIM patents up

Jul 27, 2006: 

A few weeks ago during one of BlackBerry Cool’s world famous Weekend Contests, loyal reader Stac mentioned something interesting. When asked if he wanted RIM working on a camera for his BlackBerry, he countered by saying he would rather have RIM work on improving the functionality of features they already provide. Two new patents up […]

New BlackBerry Webcast

Jul 27, 2006: 

If there’s one thing RIM knows how to do, it’s webcasts for IT Admins. The summer has already seen a veritable cornucopia of webcasts, but RIM always has one more for you. Today, from 12pm - 1pm EST, Jason Kerner of the BlackBerry Solutions Group will be straight talkin’ (no jive) about the BES Resource […]