Despite both my intentions and best efforts, I actually ended up doing some work during the Telus BlackBerry Storm launch party. Judy Mellett, Director of Product Realization at Telus, was brave enough to spend a few minutes outside with me in the harsh Toronto cold discussing the BlackBerry Storm and the role it plays in Telus’ overall strategy. It was interesting to hear her position the Storm as both a business and consumer device. Check it out.
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What would a launch party be without free schwag? Telus gave each attendee a sweet gift bag in addition to a free BlackBerry Storm at their launch party, which is a great way to make a lowly blogger feel like VIP. Favorite piece of schwag? Probably the Stars tee shirt. Yes, the chocolate was tasty. Oh, and my kitty enjoyed the stuffed meercat.
Hey guys! Got a bunch of videos from our first day at WES. We’re going to keep adding more after the jump as the day goes on, so keep hitting this post. For now, enjoy the BlackBerry Bold.
UPDATE: Sorry for the delay in video. Blame YouTube.
I had forgot to mention these two things in the rush to post my love letter to the BlackBerry Bold, so I’ll post them now before I head off to bed, along with this video clip I recorded post-Bold fondling.
The Scrollball. Much improved from the Pearl and Curve variants. The indent surrounding the ball isn’t as deep, and the Applications and Back buttons are one continuous piece of plastic. Net result? You have more control over ball movement for a much smoother roll. The ball itself doesn’t seem as cheap and plastic-y.
The Back Casing. Comprised of leather and very sexy. Once again, it’s too refined for a device named ‘Bold’. Ah well. I’m told that you’ll be able to purchase a variety of leather casings in different colors, to pimp your BlackBerry.
So what do you think, folks? Post a comment and let us know if you are Bold crazy like the BBCool crew.
It’s that time of the year again, folks — can you smell it in the air? BlackBerry
9000 Bold, Jim Dog, Mikey L., John Mayer: it’s the smell of the 2008 Wireless Enterprise Symposium. As we prepare to board our (soul crushingly early) flight to Orlando for the big show, we thought we’d take a minute to let you know how you can stay up to date on all the latest info.
BestofWes.com: Sponsored by Digby, this page is your destination to everything BBCool has to offer at WES 2008. Videos, interviews, podcasts, photos — you name it, it’s there. Be sure to hit the page early and often, or follow along via our mega RSS feed.
Vote Or Die. BestofWes.com is also where you’ll stay up to date on BlackBerry Cool’s first annual Best of WES contest. You can read about each entrant’s offering in all categories, find out who the winners are, and even vote your own favorite in our People’s Choice Award: it’s the most important vote you’ll make this year!
Keep In Touch! On top of our Flickr and YouTube feeds, you can also keep in touch with BBCool staffers using our WES Twitter feed. If that’s not enough for you, readers with a Twitter account can also participate in the conversation! Let us know what you want covered, or where the good parties are! We’ve also got an Event set up on Facebook through our fan page, where attendees can share pictures and get in touch with other WES-goers.
Meet The ‘Cool. Love The ‘Cool. Ever wanted to meet your BlackBerry heroes? You can, Tuesday through Thursday, from 5pm to 6pm at the BoxTone Lounge. We’ll be podcasting (sponsored by Cortado) at that time every day, so come on down to listen in, shoot the breeze, or get an autograph (we keed, we keed: BBCool Simon charges for those, anyways).
WIN SWEET PRIZES!! Did you know that Chalk is giving away $1500 in cash as well as a sweet BlackBerry Cool prize pack? Go here to find out how you can win.
Hope to see you there! Until then, check out some of the sweet schwag we’re bringing to WES after the jump.