While CES isn’t exactly a mecca for BlackBerry news, BlackBerry Cool is still dedicated to bringing you the latest from Las Vegas. Taking a break from roaming the strip and pretending to be Amy Winehouse, Power User Nan Palmero has finally made it to RIM’s CES booth, and has regaled us with photos and impressions.
Hit the jump to see what goodies the BlackBerry Booth brought to CES 2009 and don’t forget to post a comment if you want Nan to sniff something out.
-There are a ton of people milling around the BlackBerry Booth. RIM is really making a strong lifestyle push this year, so the timing of the SlingBox (http://www.blackberrycool.com/2008/12/slingplayer-for-blackberry-beta-now-open-to-all/) announcement was excellent. Zeemote really does help make the BlackBerry more fun, too!
–RIM has about 10 pods with three vendors at each, making it the most applications I’ve seen at a BlackBerry Booth yet. Here’s a quick list: Zeemote, EA, flycast, etrade mobile, ilane, nobex, slingbox, viigo, dipdive, glu, unify4life, NIM, ticketmaster, associated press, poynt, slacker, mobitv, gameloft, WSJ, schlage, pageonce.
–RIM is demoing the following BlackBerrys: BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Pearl (in a variety of colors), Pearl Flip, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve 8900, a pink BlackBerry 8330 from VZW, Sprint’s 8350i and some T-Mo/AT&T Curves. The BlackBerry 8900 is looking awesome and T-Mobile said it would likely be an exclusive for awhile. Sorry AT&T subscribers.
–I did not receive an invite to the RIM private party tonight. Maybe the don’t realize I’m from BlackBerry Cool? (maybe they do, ed.)