It was an interesting week at BlackBerryCool because of all the news around the Pearl 9100, the Storm2 and the BlackBerry (Bold?) Slider. The BlackBerry Bold Slider is 100% real and looks like a really interesting form factor move for RIM. As long as the screen ratio is maintained, developers won’t have a hard time accommodating a new form factor, which means there really is no reason to go ahead and see if consumers want it. The only thing that I’m apprehensive about are the tiny keys. The QWERTY keypad looks very cramped which is a deal breaker for me but someone with smaller fingers wouldn’t mind.
Also big news is the rumor (semi confirmed by a BlackBerryCool reader), that the Storm2 is under recall at Verizon and they have received a shipment of new “enhanced touchscreen” devices. If your Storm2 has been unresponsive, bring it in to your local rep and try and get a new device. This could have a pretty big impact on RIM if the recall spreads to other carriers and countries.
The Pearl 9100 has also been in the news a lot this week. It seems the device might be getting a full QWERTY keyboard, which would make the Bold Slider’s look large. There are also rumors that the Pearl Flip is getting a similar update and might also have a full QWERTY keyboard. It’s all up in the air right now but still interesting news pieces.
FileScout Now Available as a Freemium App
Tungle Looking for Beta Volunteers for New Blackberry App
SHAPE Services Launch Free Version of IM+ Messenger
BBC iPlayer Available for Bold 9700 and Storm2 Over WiFi Via Mobile Site
Handmark Launches The New York Daily News App
TripIt Announces New Feature Called TripIt Groups
Verizon Pushes Social Beat to Users – Download Links Provided
Zoompass Announcements Bring Us Closer to Mobile Payments
VQ Mileage Tracker for BlackBerry With Automated Tracking
Slacker Adds Hip Hop Station Powered by The Source
First 1,000 Copies of Think and Grow Rich eBook Free
Timr Updates Time Tracking Software With Dashboards
Wine Enthusiast Guide for BlackBerry With Over 80,000 Wines
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express Now Available
First Images of the BlackBerry Storm3 Slider
More Details and Pictures Emerge of the BlackBerry Slider
Developers: Win $5000 in the Canpages API Contest
BlackBerry Pearl Stratus 9100 to Get Full QWERTY Keyboard?
Sprint Launching the BlackBerry Curve 8530 in Red
Rumor: BlackBerry Storm2 Getting Improved Touchscreen and Recall
Rumor: Black and Pink BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Coming to TELUS
Limited Edition Canada Men’s Hockey BlackBerry Bold 9700