Monthly Archive for February, 2009Page 4 of 18

Momentem time and expense tracker for BlackBerry



I got this info from a fellow Twitterer who said the new Momentem feature would be interesting to BlackBerryCool readers. The service allows you to capture billable hours and costs as they happen by tagging calls, emails, meetings and expenses right from your BlackBerry. With Momentem, you can generate up-to-date reports organized by contacts, projects and activity type. Other features include:

* Easily create contact profiles linked to projects and billing rates, and specify the type of activities you wish to be prompted for tagging i.e. all outgoing calls longer than 30 seconds.
* Track communications, meetings, and expenses with just a few convenient clicks on your smartphone.
* Stay on top of accounts with instant activity summaries or follow up notes, supported by detailed Excel reports sent to your email address.
* Enhance billing and deliver superior client service through current, clear, and searchable audit trails.
* Start in just minutes by downloading Momentem to your smartphone and following the simple setup instructions – no need for costly IT development!

Has anyone with a BlackBerry on Rogers tried this service?

As a consumer or enterprise user, do you think this will save you money?

More info here.


(Thanks robotmansa)

How to travel effectively with your BlackBerry


There are a ton of things that can go wrong when traveling. You could miss your flight, which can not only cost you money in rescheduling, it is a huge headache. Finding hotels, changing currency, getting used to the time difference and even predicting the weather can all be incredibly difficult in a foreign country.

Many BlackBerry users are high intensity business people who are constantly traveling and have the bottom line in mind. WorldMate can help you stay organized and connected so that you’ll save your business money as well as keep you focused on the important things while leaving the legwork to WorldMate. To do this, WorldMate Live uses several features that work together with your BB, email, calendars, airline and host country to keep you on track.

Click through to read more about WorldMate Live

Mapquest 4 Mobile feature only available on BlackBerry


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Mapquest was all the rage until Google Maps and a host of other map service providers took over. A new feature allows users to save previously-mapped locations and routes. With My Places for Mapquest Mobile 4, mobile users can save specific locations and directions on their PC and access them from their mobile phones.

The new My Places feature is only available for BlackBerry, so take advantage of this update.

To download, go here on your browser:



How to delete sent emails on Blackberry and not your desktop


Its annoying to have all your sent items sitting on your device but it’s important to have them in case you need to review an old sent email. So, we need to delete the items on your device, but keep them on your desktop for future use. To do this requires a quick setup, and a routine task:

1. Go into your messages.
2. Click the Trackwheel and select Search.
3. Scroll down and change Show from Sent and Received to Sent Only.
4. Scroll down and change Type from All to Email.
5. Click the Trackwheel and select Save.
6. In the Title, give it a name. Recommended: Sent Only.
7. For a shortcut key, pick a letter. Recommended: “A”.
8. Click the trackwheel and click Save.
9. This will now search and pull up all of your sent items. To delete them all without impacting your desktop, highlight the top most date, click the trackwheel, and select Delete Prior.
10. Now, on a regular basis you simply:

* Go into messages.
* press Alt-A.
* view the sent only items.
* Click the trackwheel.
* Select Delete Prior. Done!



Avea and RIM Introduce BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Turkey


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(Press Release) Avea and Research In Motion (RIM) today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone in Turkey. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 has an expansive feature set that keeps users easily connected to family, friends and colleagues. In addition to its exceptional phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features global connectivity support, built-in Wi-Fi® and GPS, a next generation 512MHz processor and a stunning hi-resolution display.

Sporting a sleek new style, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone incorporates a full-QWERTY keyboard and an intuitive trackball that make typing and navigation incredibly easy. The full-featured smartphone lets you take your favorite songs and videos with you and its new 3.2 megapixel camera — including auto focus, digital zoom, flash and video recording* – lets you take sharp, print-quality pictures and easily send them to friends or post them on the Internet. The microSD/SDHC expandable memory card slot supports up to 16GB per card, giving users plenty of storage that is easily interchangeable.

Bell Canada and Twitter bring full SMS service to Canada


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The following is a press release from Bell saying they now have Twitter functionality on their network. Read until the end where it says “Bell Mobility clients can access SMS service for Twitter for 15 cents for each message sent or received.” I’m sorry, that sounds like an incredible ripoff. Please tell me it doesn’t cost that much and there are “all you can Tweet” plans.

{Press Release) Bell and Twitter today announced that Bell Mobility will be the first wireless carrier to offer Canadians full SMS (Short Messaging Service, or mobile text messaging) support for interacting with Twitter. Full SMS version of popular Twitter service offers Bell Mobility clients a unique way to stay connected while on the go

“It’s very exciting to bring Twitter to Canada via SMS and we couldn’t have asked for a more enthusiastic partner,” said Kevin Thau, Director of Mobile Business Development at Twitter. “Bell’s experience with mobile content
was key to delivering Twitter’s SMS component. This was crucial as the service relies heavily on two-way communication. I’m extremely pleased with the product and am confident Canadians will agree.”

Twitter continues to grow at a phenomenal rate with active users increasing by 900% in the last year. As of February 2009, Twitter ranks as the third most popular social site after Facebook and MySpace.

Bell Mobility clients can access SMS service for Twitter for 15 cents for each message sent or received. For more information, please visit