Archive for February, 2007

BBCool Podcast episode 2 now online

Feb 27, 2007: 

What? You missed the first one? Unacceptable. Well, now we’re alerting you to the second episode of the BlackBerry Cool podcast, so there’s no excuses this time around. Listen as BlackBerry Cool co-editor Douglas Soltys and I sit and banter back and forth about the release of the BlackBerry 8800, talk […]

We repeat, no threat from iPhone to the BlackBerry

Feb 27, 2007: 

I’m glad everyone else is finally cluing in here. Sure, we got a little excited about Apple’s newest export, but that died the next day along with any fears of it taking down the BlackBerry. Finally, the doubters have reason to believe us as Forbes has run a piece that highlights RBC analyst […]

Change the colour of your ball

Feb 27, 2007: 

Come on - it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Quickly moving on, we’re always trying to find new ways to customize our devices to make us even nerdier cooler than the rest of society. One of our favourite Forums members San Francisco has put together a great tutorial of how to […]

Lack of innovation leads to Palm’s demise?

Feb 27, 2007: 

Some say it is so, friends. Some say it is so. More specifically, it’s Techworld from the UK saying that Palm is doomed and is blaming it on their lack of innovation, and that makes complete sense to this blogger. The article notes that the world isn’t the same as it was […]

Find It thanks to InfoSpace

Feb 26, 2007: 

It’s applications like these that make BlackBerry addiction that much sweeter (and harder to get away from). The team over at InfoSpace has developed a pretty great application for BlackBerry devices called “Find It”. It’s like having a personal concierge attached at your hip at all times - a definite time saver. […]

BlackBerry Cool celebrates 3000 posts

Feb 26, 2007: 

This is it, folks. Number 3000. I’m happy to have been a part of a pretty solid chunk of those, but kudos and thanks go to all past contributors and editors. And obviously, and as cheesy as it is, thanks to all of you who continue to come back and check in […]

BlackBerry missteps in social media marketing

Feb 26, 2007: 

Poor RIM. Not only do they constantly seem to receive backlash regarding their lack of marketing efforts from “experts” like myself and other folks as qualified as myself (you know, like yourselves), but even when they make some sort of showing, there’ll still be some naysayers in the crowd. This time we’ve got […]

BlackBerry Mascot on MySpace explained

Feb 26, 2007: 

I’m not saying the Globe and Mail gets their tips from BlackBerry Cool, but… ok, that’s exactly what I’m saying. One of their writers has put together a piece behind corporations using social-networking tools like MySpace and Facebook to reach a demographic that really isn’t susceptible to modern advertising efforts.
However, marketing experts […]

iotum’s Talk-Now and mobile presence

Feb 26, 2007: 

Have we got you paying attention to iotum yet? These Ottawa-based folks have put their spin on mobile presence technologies, creating Talk-Now, an application that (yes, we’ll explain again) essentially shares your availability with other members of your contact list.
iotum CEO Alec Saunders runs a blog of his own and has put […]