After a few setbacks and delays (damn you, CTIA), the BlackBerry Cool Podcast is back! It’s also our 40th podcast, which is some sort of milestone, I guess, and a good place to implement changes. We’ve fiddled with the format a little, added some music and a new weekly podcast guest: Fake Ted Rogers. The BlackBerry Cool Podcast will also now be released on Mondays (apologies to all those who enjoy listening to podcasts while raking leaves on the weekend).
This week’s podcast is a bit of a catchup, as we discuss the major news of the past month: the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 and BlackBerry Storm, and Rogers new BES/BIS plans and BlackBerry Bold price drop. Coincidentally, we also discuss why RIM will never make a BlackBerry app store. Whoops. In fairness, the BlackBerry Application Center is the perfect compromise between what we said RIM needs and what they would never do, so give us partial credit. We also attempted to talk about RIM’s stock and the economy, but cut it because we had nothing significant to contribute on either subject.
Downloading/streaming options for the BlackBerry Cool Podcast can be found after the jump, as well as links to all the relevant news stories. Enjoy!
Special thanks to our new sponsor, Rove Mobile!
Listen to the BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 39
Talking with (Fake) Ted Rogers
Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Party shots
Rogers BlackBerry Bold drops to $299 October 1st
New Rogers BES plans coming October 1st
New Rogers BIS plans coming October 1st
Free BlackBerry Wallet app
Verizon BlackBerry Storm gets firm release date: Noveber 4th?
RIM developing a BlackBerry Application Center
BlackBerry Cool Editorials
BlackBerry Cool News
Text messaging while driving banned in California, use Vlingo instead
Gary Krakow hates the BlackBerry Scrollball
Rogers BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 to come in pink before Christmas?
T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 pricing and launch update
BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 lands first on TIM
OS 4.5 now available for Bell BlackBerry 8330 (BlackBerry Bytes)
OS 4.5 now available for Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8310/8320 (BlackBerry Bytes)
WorldMate Live celebrates 1 year anniversary with facelift and special promotion
BlackBerry Cool Weekly Contest