@RogersMary sent me the details on the now official White BlackBerry Curve 8520. Previously “leaked” (not really a leak so much as a tip) on BlackBerryCool, the white Curve 8520 will retail for $49.99 on a three year voice and data plan. Personally, I think the 8520 should be free. If Wal-Mart and other carriers can do it, why can’t Rogers?
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Our man Fabian is having a sale for 30% off his apps until February 1st. If you’re interested in picking up some cool apps including BlinkWhileCall, VibAndRing or LaterDude Pro, be sure to take advantage. Just use the coupon code newyear123.
David of CB made an interesting discovery that the BlackBerry 8910 was accidentally unveiled at CES, and was only discovered well after CES had finished. After reviewing pictures from the CaseMate booth, it became clear that CaseMate had labeled a Curve 8910 as a Bold 9700. The two look very similar and it’s the lack of frets that really gives it away.
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YouMail is a cool service that gives you free visual voicemail for your BlackBerry, depending on what carrier you’re with. Recently, they’ve created some tie-ins with Facebook, allowing you to see your friends’ pictures when they leave you a voicemail. You can also share and post your voicemails to your Facebook wall. Personally, I haven’t tried the service as it’s not available in Canada on Rogers, so I’m jealous that Ronen at BerryReview gets to use the service.
To enable this feature, click the MySocialNetworks link in your YouMail account and it will connect you to Facebook. The Facebook feature is only available from the web, so don’t expect it to be available in the BlackBerry client. The company will also be extending its Twitter functionality soon so you can share your voicemails on Twitter.
With specs similar to that of a year 2000 era PC, the BlackBerry is an impressive little mobile computer. With screen resolution getting bigger with every year, I’m finding that video is all the more watchable on your device. So for those of you with a long bus, train, or chopper commute, here’s how to convert video for your BlackBerry.
Mac users don’t benefit from a supported video conversion suite but not to worry: the process is not that much harder to do. All you have to do is choose a file type you would like to convert to, choose the settings appropriate to your device, then drop the completed file into iTunes and sync using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac.
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Tvider is a free app that lets you share pics, video and audio on Twitter. There are two main ways of sharing files, by uploading on the spot with “InstaPix”, “InstaVid” and “InstaAudio” or using a feature called “MemWhiz” which lets you select a file and attach a Tweet to it. The app is available for most BlackBerrys except touchscreen devices.
Download Tvider free OTA from http://tvider.com/u/mobile.