Monthly Archive for June, 2007Page 2 of 14

Viigo partners with blog network

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Virtual Reach, the fine folks who bring you BlackBerry Cool To Go have partnered up with with b5media, who are now pushing their wide selection of blogs through Viigo. We at BBCool are loathe to think you exceptional readers so much as glance in the direction of other blogs, but we must be prudent and accept the possibility, however slight. Just checked out my Viigo client, and you can find the newly-added b5media Channels under the Blogs category.

Sprint jumps the gun, announces BlackBerry 8830 (World Edition)

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Boy Genius tells us that the hoi polloi won’t get it until July 15th, and Sprint even mentions in their press release that their customers won’t see it in stores until next month, but that won’t stop our favorite yellow carrier from announcing their version of the BlackBerry 8830 to the world. Perhaps Telus’ release prompted them to keep up with the Gekkos, as it were?

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect to Sprint’s offering is the fact that their BlackBerry 8830 will come SIM card unlocked, meaning Sprint customers actually have the choice of using local GSM providers during international travels rather than Sprint’s international roaming service plan. This is not something that fellow US competitor Verizon offers - can you say throwdown? Regardless, Sprint’s 8830 sounds like a true World Edition BlackBerry to us.

So far the only pricing deets we have are $199.99 USD with a two year plan and $200 worth of rebates. Go here for more info.

RIM, Palm to release financial results today

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Research in Motion logoBecause we like to look out for you, we thought we’d remind you that both RIM and Palm are announcing their Q1 financial results today. No word yet on what time Palm’s releasing their deets, but RIM will be dropping theirs after the bell, with an investor conference call to follow at 5pm EST. To participate, simply dial 416-640-1907 or enjoy it web-style by logging into www.rim.com/investors/events/index.shtml. For those who think they might miss it, worry not, a replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 7 pm by dialing 416-640-1917 and entering passcode 21221686#.

We’re excited to hear how all of RIM’s new devices are selling, but until then, how about some speculation? Let us know how well you think RIM’s doing financially by posting a comment. We’ll also have full coverage of the results later today.

Telus launches BlackBerry 8830 (World Edition)