Monthly Archive for April, 2009Page 2 of 30

3 UK launches the BlackBerry Bold 9000

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BlackBerry Bold

3 UK has finally made its way to 3 UK. The Bold is one of the best BlackBerry devices on the market right now with its slick look and feel as well as powerful media capabilities. Personally, I’m not a big fan of the keyboard (I like my keys separated), but there is a device for everyone with RIM.

With 3 UK, the device has access to the 3MusicStore, multiple email account support and unlimited Windows Messenger access.

The plan will go for £30 per month with 500 mins, unlimited text/email/internet/windows live messenger.

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Slacker Radio for BlackBerry hits a million downloads

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Slacker Radio has enjoyed great success on BlackBerry and recently they’re hit their 1 millionth download. Slacker is killing the competition too:

* Slacker Radio offers 2+ Million tracks – 4 times as many as Pandora
* Slacker Radio offers stereo audio – Pandora only offers mono (single channel)
* Slacker Radio offers station caching so you can listen to radio even when you don’t have a signal

This is a great app, although it does have a few drawbacks. For example, the fact that it must be plugged into a PC in order to sync really hurts the functionality. I get really bothered when I have to sync things via my PC and I would love to have OTA syncing capabilities. Soon, I hope.

Here is a quick breakdown of features you get with Slacker:

* High-quality stereo playback from all streaming wireless connections (including Wi-Fi) and cached stations
* Station caching – play music even without a network connection
* Free music library featuring millions of songs from thousands of artists
* Over 100 professionally programmed genre stations
* Create custom stations by searching for artists or song titles
* View song lyrics
* Bluetooth support
* Multi-tasking – listen to music while doing email
* View artist biographies and photos
* View album art and reviews
* “Peek Ahead” artist and album preview
* Pause and skip songs
* Rate songs as favorites
* Ban songs and artists you don’t like

Download Slacker Radio for your BlackBerry.

Remember, you need OS 4.3+ and 500MB of free memory on your device for station caching.

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(Rumor) WES 2009: BlackBerry Apex to be announced

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There is a rumor going around that the BlackBerry Apex will be announced at WES 2009 in Orlando Florida. The device will be a CDMA version of the Pearl Flip 8230 with EVDO.

The Pearl Flip was a great device that I personally used for quite some time. Although it doesn’t appeal to many people, the flip factor is very popular and it makes sense for RIM to have at least 1 of these devices. My guess is that we’re seeing greater sales than many BlackBerry enthusiasts would have expected, due to the high number of consumers buying BlackBerry devices these days.

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(Rumor) RIM to expand retail to London via Selfridges

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RIM may be expanding its retail presence worldwide. Currently, there are a small number of shops in North America and there may be plans to expand to London via the department store Selfridges.

The London RIM outlet, will be located inside the Selfridges on Oxford Street and will open in the next couple of months.

This could really help RIM with device sales since having their own outlet means they don’t have to compete with other brands and devices. Also, often the sales team that works in these stores is simply motivated by commission, and selling a smartphone may not be the easiest way to make a sale. It’s at least worth it to test the market.

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Customize your BlackBerry with superhereos and Basketball teams

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Coveroo now officially licenses artwork from more of your favorite brands including Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and the National Basketball Association (NBA). In addition, Coveroo announced an industry first, a HighColor process that yields stunning imagery on your phone cover with over 65,000 colors that won’t fade, rub off or peel like alternative products.

Coveroo’s solution is built on two key building blocks that provide customers with an unrivaled choice in design and quality to present a fashion statement unmatched by any other device accessory on the market today.

• The laser engraving technology and new HighColor printing processes ensure accuracy and brilliant color as they transfer your personal artwork into your device. The resulting Coveroo is high-quality – your design won’t fade, rub off or collect dirt like some of the skins and other cell phone cover alternatives.
• Coveroo seeks to find the most appealing artwork from leading brands and coveted artists, engaging in exclusive licensing deals to offer a tremendous variety of designs that appeal to nearly any consumer.

Prices range from only $9.95 to $59.95, depending upon your phone model and design choice (with new ones being added all the time). The color option will first be exclusively available for the new Marvel and NBA designs, along with the existing UCLA, Garfield, Hot Wheels, Star Trek, Streetfighter IV, and Resident Evil 5 artwork.
Click through to see more HighColor customized BlackBerry devices

BlackBerry Cool mobile beta updated finally

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I’ve been getting complaints for a long time that BlackBerry Cool mobile has not been updating. We’ve spoke to the company that made the app and they’ve assured us this has been corrected. There is currently an issue with images still, but it should be fixed soon. Until then, you can still enjoy the articles.

Download BBCool Mobile for your BlackBerry.