Monthly Archive for April, 2007Page 2 of 20

kid doofus reviews.. Garmin Mobile 10/XT – Part 1

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Today we’re going to look at the Garmin Mobile XT GPS solution for Blackberry, as well as their Mobile 10 GPS puck. Not to be confused with a hockey puck, the Garmin puck gives GPS capabilities to non-GPS Blackberry devices, so pretty much every Blackberry not called the 7520 and 8800. The review will be a two-parter: today I’ll be focusing on an overview of the puck and the XT solution, and sometime next week I’ll write about the performance.

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Weekly Contest: What is RIM’s future?

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No foolin’: it has been a busy week of BlackBerry news — something that our boy Thought can easily attest to. We had announcements of the Virtual BlackBerry Network, the latest and greatest CDMA/GSM (!!) BlackBerry, and news that the true repercussions of RIM’s stock scandal have yet to be felt. The BBCool office can’t agree which piece of news is most important to RIM’s future (we’re a contentious bunch), and that’s where you come in. Post a comment and let us know what you think; the person with the best answer will win 3 free games from Magmic.

LAST WEEK’S WINNER was Joe, who not only sounded like he truly meant that he was willing to sell his girlfriend to get BlackBerry service back up, but that he was looking for another opportunity to prove it.

BBCool EIC on MCA

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Here’s some news: recognizing the depth and range of BlackBerry knowledge contained within the mind of BBCool Editor in Chief Douglas Soltys, the famed Mobile Computing Authority has asked him to appear on their podcast this Sunday. Best of all, the podcast will be recorded live and will allow for listener participation via TalkShoe.

Make sure to check it out and stay tuned for more news on future BBCool/MCA projects.

RIM offers more WES 2007 deets

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gladwell.jpgWith the countdown to WES 2007 now sitting at a little more than a week left, RIM is picking up the pace with the details and has released full event details. What’s perhaps most exciting (even more exciting than this) is news that Canada’s own Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point”, will be a keynote speaker this year. A big sports fan, the BBCool staff can’t wait to ask him about the Raptors chances this year.

For full WES 2007 deets, check out RIM’s fancy schmancy e-brouchure or read their track listing after the jump.

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All Aboard the Global Data Roaming Train

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For some reason, Bell’s support for the BlackBerry 8830 fell under the radar for not only us, but our buddies over at Engadget. In any case, BCE joins the ranks of Verizon and Sprint as carriers of the new data roaming BlackBerry. Considering Bell’s meager selection of BlackBerrys right now, the 8830 is just the world-roaming shot in the arm our plucky Canadian carrier needs.

U.S. Prosecutors investigate RIM, BlackBerry faithful nervously play with collar

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WorriedWhew, this is not the kind of news RIM stock-holders are looking to hear. According to Reuters, RIM is now the subject of an investigation by U.S. prosecutors about problems with their stock option grants. This investigation is in addition to the one being conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Apparently, RIM has been in contact with the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York after learning it was reviewing the company’s option grants and added that it “intends to co-operate” with any requests for information the U.S. attorney’s office may have.

Only time will tell whether this is a mere formality or something more dire for the house that BlackBerry built. We’ll keep you informed.