Vodafone has announced its release of the GPS Pearl, including support for Sat Nav, which offers traffic reports, points of interest and directions. As ever, Brits will be enjoying some great prices, as the BlackBerry 8110 will be available for free if you sign up for any £25 plan over 18 months, or £34 over a year. This release follows a steady line stemming from Spain, but rumors continue to trickle in of seeing this GSM device in North America soon. If you’re looking to pick one up, head on over to Vodafone’s online store.
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Microsoft’s Entourage, which is basically Outlook for Macs, is in for a bumpy ride with their 2008 iteration. Not only has direct syncing with BlackBerrys been disabled in Entourage 2008, but so has plug-in support which allowed apps like The Missing Sync to do the job. Now come on, Mac users have enough trouble getting BlackBerrys to work with their system, shouldn’t Microsoft be showing some love? Well, maybe not, it IS Apple we’re talking about, but it’s still too bad BlackBerry’s getting caught in the crossfire.
The gang at BerryReview posted about S4BB announcing that anyone can score a free copy of DoneIn2Minutes with the purchase of any one of their other productivity applications such NextAction!, TaskMaster, and HabitMaster. Most of the applications, including DoneIn2Minutes, are based on the GTD (Getting Things Done) “life management system.” One of the tenets of the system is that any task which can’t be completed in under two minutes should be delegated or deferred. $9.95 is a bit steep for what is essentially a glorified 2 minute timer, so this promotion makes it a bit more palatable if you’re into that sort of thing.
RIM has announced the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8300 in Uganda in conjunction with MTN, one of the largest telecom companies in that area. MTN will be offering two BlackBerry services in the area: Enterprise Server, which offers Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange, and Novell GroupWise integration; and Internet Service, which offers up to 10 POP3 or IMAP4 email servers including Gmail and Yahoo. RIM has been expanding all around the region, so this new release doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
Another announcement out of DEMO ’08 is LiquidTalk for BlackBerry, who provide a system of podcastifying corporate intelligence and pushing it out to employees packing an iPhone, iPod or BlackBerry. The whole thing sounds vaguely reminiscent of Chalk Mobile, who also facilitate push multimedia to a workforce, as well as gather feedback, but LiquidTalk sounds like they’re focusing more on the audio end of things.