Monthly Archive for January, 2008Page 4 of 15

Rove launches PCMobilizr


PC MobilizrRove has launched PCMobilizr from the DEMO conference in California today, which looks to be a more consumer-centric version of their Mobile Desktop Client geared for enterprise. PCMobilizr aims to offer access to your desktop computer, home or office, from your BlackBerry using the same view you’re used to. All you have to do is install a handheld and a desktop client, and you’re good to go. If you want to give it a shot, they’re offering a free month-long trial, after which you’re looking at $9.50/month. I’m a little curious to see how it differs from what they’ve already done…

Rogers set to get the BlackBerry 8110


RogersRumors are a-spreading of the GPS Pearl coming to Rogers sometime soon. The Spanish launch has already been announced, but it’s good to see the BlackBerry 8110 might be hopping the pond so soon. Pricetag is said to be around $249.99 on a three-year contract, and should be coming in a snazzy blue.

DecalGirl skins the BlackBerry 8800 series


8800decalOur buddies at DecalGirl released skins for the 8800 series last Friday, and they’re looking great. Even for a businessy BlackBerry, it’s nice to get a little bit of extra style to set you apart from all the other suits. I’m still packing the Dante skin on my Pearl, and it’s providing a surprising amount of protection, even on the backside where it gets the most damage. Speaking of the Pearl skins, they’ve all been marked down to $5.99 a pop, including the 8130 models, so get ‘em while they’re hot. Remember, all the skins also come with a matching background you can download for extra effect.

Fill in a survey, get a 50% off coupon for Bplay


Magmic logoMagmic Games, a developer of BlackBerry games and the creators of the Bplay portal, have released a smartphone gaming survey. Anyone who completes the survey will get a free coupon for 50% off any product at Bplay. The survey has around 40 questions covering a wide range of subjects, including where and when you play games on your BlackBerry–at home, at work, on your commute, and so on–and how often you play the BlackBerry as opposed to computers, consoles, or handhelds like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP. It also asks what websites you check for news, including yours truly, and some purely demographic information like age, sex, and (optionally) income. It only takes 20 minutes or so to complete and 50% off is hard to pass up.

BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 14


BBCoolThis week we take a look at RIM’s presence at Lotusphere (namely their announcement of a Lotus Connections client for BlackBerry), the possibility of OS 4.5 and a CDMA Curve around WES, the BlackBerry 8110 launch, and a bunch of red and pink BlackBerrys just in time for Valentines. You can listen here, or through iTunes which should be working now.

Weekly Contest: Ask Someone Why They Hate Their BlackBerry


Ten ThingsYou might have heard about RIM’s recent “Ask Someone Why They Love Their BlackBerry” campaign, which puts the spotlight on respectable folk to pimp out their BlackBerry. Well, Josep and Ronen thought this was a bit lopsided, and deserves a counterbalancing. After bumping heads together, they came up with their own list of complaints about BlackBerry, which can surely be added to. So go on, sound off about the downsides of BlackBerry. Heck, if you’re feeling especially venomous, do a video and share it on YouTube, and even get some bonus points if you can find a cavernous white loft to film it in. The prize? Any combination of three games, themes or ringtones from BPlay for the most colourful parody of RIM’s latest marketing campaign.

Alex will win last week’s contest, for bringing up the interesting possibility of WiMAX and slider BlackBerrys in RIM’s ’08 lineup. Enjoy FlipSide, Alex!