Monthly Archive for November, 2006

BlackBerrys to ruin Christmas

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57639661.jpgEveryone’s always telling us to put our BlackBerrys down – that we spend too much time on them and need to be less addicted to the CrackBerry. I’ve never really gotten on board… until now. If you ever listen and decide to set aside your device, what better time than the holiday season?

Silicon.com put together a little survey asking BlackBerry users what they plan to do with their device during the festive times, and the results were less than pretty. A slightly worrying 26% of respondents said their BlackBerry would be on for the duration of the festive season and they would be checking it throughout. You Scrooges!

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A Pearl in the Palm?

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palm-treo-680-lg.jpgThat’s what the title of the article is – hope I didn’t get you too excited. Engadget’s Ross Rubin always has something to say (whether it’s interesting or not is the true test – I kid). In an article posted yesterday, he examines the recent foray into the consumer market by both RIM and Palm – RIM with the Pearl, obviously, and Palm with the Treo 680. What did he come up with? Well, he basically says that if the 680 follows in the Pearl’s footsteps, it should be just fine. Our own little grasshopper, how cute. Check out the article here.

Telus releases BlackBerry 8703e

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telus8703.jpgWe weren’t really waiting on this one, but we’re happy to let you know all the same. Canadian wireless carrier Telus announced just yesterday that they’ve released the BlackBerry 8703e, and did a nice little job of giftwrapping, too. You’re looking at shelling out over $649 CAN to buy this outright, and could go as low ass $549 CAN on a 2-year contract. Remember – CANADIAN prices. Check out Telus’ site for even more information.

Cingular Pearl makes Amazon appearance

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Late yesterday, the thron that’s been all of our sides recently, the Cingular Pearl, was shot up on Amazon’s website. The list price of $499 makes us a little queasy, but with a Cingular plan, you’re looking at shelling out a mere $49.99 USD. The three-four week shipping period leaves a little to be desired, but hey, now you can get your grubby palms on it – no more complaints. Check out Amazon’s site if you’re so intrigued.

Cingular official announcement continued

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Alright, I might as well blame my lack of sleep on Cingular – I’m blaming them for everything else these days. Last night just after the stroke of midnight at 12:01 am, Cingular officially announced the release of the Pearl to the sounds of massive fanfare crickets. Thanks to Russ, we’ve a few details to share for now, but as always with BlackBerryCool, we’ll be sure to give updates as the news develops more and more.

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Official Cingular Pearl release announcement

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I’ll be sure to give more once I nab some shut eye. For now, pardon the control + V and I’ll let you mull over the official Pearl release announcement from the folks at Cingular.

Finally.

Cingular Rings in Holidays With BlackBerry Pearl

Nation’s Largest Wireless Carrier Brings to Market Feature-Rich BlackBerry Pearl with Push to Talk, GPS-based Navigation Services

ATLANTA, GEORGIA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(CCNMatthews – Nov. 30, 2006) – The new BlackBerry® PearlTM from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) will arrive on the shelves of select Cingular Wireless stores beginning tomorrow – just in time for the holiday shopping season – with an exclusive look and new features, including Cingular-exclusive Push to Talk (PTT) capabilities and a GPS-based wireless navigation(1) service. Customers can now enjoy the benefits of these new features for the BlackBerry Pearl together with easy-to-use phone, email, organizer and browser applications – all in an incredibly small, light and stylish handset.

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