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BlackBerry Presenter Review: A Little Lag and A Lot of Potential

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I have the latest accessory from RIM called the BlackBerry Presenter: a means of displaying PowerPoint presentations from your BlackBerry to a projector. The way it works is fairly simple. To get started, you do the following:

  • Download the Presenter app to your BlackBerry.
  • Connect the Presenter to a power outlet.
  • Connect your projector to the Presenter.
  • Pair your BlackBerry to the Presenter.
  • Open a PowerPoint file and in the menu section select “Present”.

After using the device with several different types of PowerPoint presentations, I can say that this accessory had some serious drawbacks, but also more potential than any other accessory RIM has ever made.
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BlackBerry Case Giveaway – Win 1 of 25 Epik Cases!

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The good people at Epik Phone Cases are giving away 25 BlackBerry cases to 25 lucky BlackBerry Cool readers. We’ll be selecting people randomly from the comments, but if you leave your Twitter or Blog address in the URL field, your chances of winning will be GREATLY improved. If you want to exponentially improve your chances of winning, tell us a story about dropping your device, or anything about why you’d like an Epik case.
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Pong Release a BlackBerry Case That Cuts Radiation by 60%

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Pong have announced their BlackBerry Curve case that supposedly redirects all cell phone radiation away from the user’s head. The protective case claims to reduce users’ exposure to radiation by over 60%, and has been verified by FCC-certified laboratories. According to Pong, the case works by using principles of antenna theory and physics to channel the emitted radiation up and away from the phone. Full signal strength is maintained, so that the phone’s function and battery life are not compromised. The case fits the BlackBerry Curve 8300, 8310, 8320, and 8330 and costs $49.95. While the price seems pretty high to me, I’m sure there are some out there who are incredibly paranoid about mobile radiation and are happy to pay.

RIM Unveils the BlackBerry Presenter for Powerpoint Presentations

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RIM have just introduced the latest BlackBerry accessory, the BlackBerry Presenter. The Presenter is a compact, lightweight, accessory that lets you easily present PowerPoint files wirelessly from your BlackBerry (and 3rd party Bluetooth enabled devices).

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The BlackBerry watch is official – would you buy?

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Eric Migicovsky is the entrepreneur behind the BlackBerry watch, an accessory that has BlackBerry enthusiasts interested, but also skeptical about whether they would purchase such a device. The watch connects to your BlackBerry via Bluetooth, and notifies you of any incoming messages, calls, alerts etc.

The watch, called the inPulse, will sell for $149 and will include the following features:

  • 1.3″ full colour organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) display
  • Bluetooth v2.0+EDR
  • 150 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Glass lens and full metal body
  • 22mm interchangeable wrist band
  • Vibrating motor
  • Micro-USB port (for charging)
  • Over-the-air firmware updates
  • Dimensions: 51mm height x 38mm width x 12mm depth

Would you purchase such an accessory? It’s a fairly unique idea but it also seems a little redundant with so many other accessories out there. For example, you can use the VM605 for driving, or a strong belt clip for running.

You can preorder an inPulse from their site.

BlackBerry Bluetooth Headset coming soon

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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 PhoneArena.com