Monthly Archive for September, 2009Page 3 of 19

IBM Announces Fixed-Cost BES Solutions



IBM has been offering BES solutions for businesses, including management and support, but until now it has had no standard pricing, according to Dan Papes, vice president of IBM Mobile Enterprise Services. That’s changed however and businesses now know up front just how much they’re going to pay per user.

The services offered by IBM include system management, secondary end-user support, integration with corporate back-end systems, and monitoring services. Depending of course on the type of support needed, businesses should expect to pay between $15-18 a month, per user. Papes says he believes this will reduce the overall cost of ownership of the service from 15-30% for most businesses. “They look at deploying another 5,000 BlackBerrys to their field force and they’re not sure what it costs them. We can tell them what it will cost,” Papes said.

Check out the full article at

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Deal of the Day: BerryBuzz 2.1 for Half Price



BerryBuzz from Bellshare GmbH is on sale today for $2.97 (originally $5.95). BerryBuzz customizes the LED alerts well beyond the default alerts in a BlackBerry — letting you change the LED colors on Email, SMS, Calendard Alerts, missed calls, and incoming calls. This app is also compatible with the BlackBerry Tour so you can customize your new device. The Disco LED setting alone for phone calls makes this app a bargain at twice the price!

Purchase BerryBuzz from Bellshare GmbH for $2.97 (originally $5.95)

AddOnis: The Ultimate BlackBerry Configuration App



AddOnis (formerly BerryAddon) is the ultimate BlackBerry tweaking/configuration utility that allows to to control some of the finer functions of your device. The Twinkler software team has managed to combine the utility of 5-8 separate apps that would normally cost $50.00 – $60.00 dollars, and did it all in less than 80k of memory. It is normally priced at $9.95, but through September 30th it’s only $7.47. That’s 25% off!

Here’s a shortened list of features:

-After hang-up, the user is prompted to add new number to Addressbook or to update existing contact.
-Log incoming calls and outgoing calls to the Calendar, user can select different calendars and choose to log these events as private.
-In-Call notification at user defined periods during calls, the notification type can be set to Vibrate.
-Blocked Call Log shows complete list of rejected calls.
-Support for Autolock or Autostandby modes.
-Configurable options to disable Autolock /Autostandby when connected to USB or on a call.
-Autolock /Autostandby can be automatically disabled by a user defined program list so that when a specific program is running in the foreground the feature is disabled.
-Configurable to Autolock / Autostandby device only when device homescreen is displayed.
-SMS Signature, allows adding SMS signature automatically when sending SMS
-Insert Emoticons into SMS/MMS/Email/PIN Message, these Emoticons can be easily customized.
-Send call log to Addressbook to create new contact or update existing contact.
-Allow user to choose Addressbook field to insert number into when adding new number or updating existing contact from number in Call Log (Home, Work, etc.)
-Send Call Log to Calendar to create event, Tasks to create task, or Memopad to create memo.
-Send Call Log to number lookup engine to reverse search number information.
-Send SMS/Email/PIN Messages to Addressbook to create new contact or update existing contact.
-Send SMS/Email/PIN Messages to Calendar to create event, Tasks to create task, or Memopad to create memo.
-Send event to Tasks to create task.
-Send task to Calendar to create event.
-Open UTF8 format text documents in Memopad, and send memo to Calendar/Task/SMS/Email.
-Send Contact to Call Firewall Blacklist/Whitelist.
-Insert contact information into SMS/MMS/Email/PIN Message.

To buy AddOnis for the sale price of $7.47, or to view a more complete list of what this little app can do, check out AddOnis at the BlackBerryCool Store.

BlackBerry Bluetooth Headset coming soon



RIM has announced a new Bluetooth Headset for BlackBerry. Dubbed the HS-500, this first-party accessory is engineered to work seamlessly with your BlackBerry Smartphone.

“Get the freedom of hands-free calling with the easy-to-use BlackBerry® Wireless Headset HS-500. With the simple touch of a button, you can answer, end, and mute calls, or activate voice dialing, even while you’re juggling your keys and coffee in the morning. Plus, the volume automatically adjusts and background noise is reduced, so your calls and turn-by-turn directions can be heard loud and clear in noisy environments. With the quality and performance you expect from a BlackBerry® product, the BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-500 fits your life so you can hit the road with confidence.”

Features include:
-Call control button: control calling features like, answer, end, mute and voice activated dialing with the press of a button
-Automatic volume control and noise cancelation: hear and be heard loud and clear in noisy environments
-Works with selected third-party GPS mapping applications: listen to turn-by-turn directions

Check out the details or sign up to get emails about this product at the BlackBerry Accessory Store.

Read about the current crop of advanced third-party Bluetooth headsets at

Free Vringo video ringtone app beta now for Tour and 8900 Curve



Vringo is a video ringtone service for your mobile device that includes a social component so you can share your favorite videos with friends. When their beta launched this August they had support for only the Bold. Now Tour and 8900 Curve users try out their fully functional social and visual ringtone application.

The service provides a large catalog of free video ringtones and it also lets you turn your own videos into a video ringtone format.

Try the free Vringo video ringtone beta on your Bold, Tour, and Curve 8900.

To make and edit your own video ringtones, check out Vringo Studio.


BIS 2.8 upgrade for Europe on the 26th of September



There will be a planned BIS outage across europe to upgrade services. The outage will occur from 2am to 6am British Summer Time and is not expected to take longer than a couple of hours.

“There is a planned outage within the European BlackBerry network scheduled for the 26th September within the time window of 0200 and 0600 BST.  RIM expect the duration of the outage to be no more than 2 hours.
This outage will result in the loss of BlackBerry data services, and end users may be unable to send and receive BlackBerry messages. If you have any queries relating to this fault, please contact the BlackBerry support team by replying to this email or calling on the usual telephone number, quoting Case Reference  5424003.”