The Big Three in Canada have announced that they’ve completed trials of two-way wireless video calling between carriers. Currently, you have to be on the same network to get video calling in Canada, but this announcement would really open up the market. Now if only we could get a BlackBerry with a front facing camera, I think this sort of service would be really fun.
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You can never have enough cowbell! For the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, you can show your support by waving the Bell cowbell app for your BlackBerry. It’s free and will be a fun app to use while watching your favorite event.
Supported devices include: Bold 9000, Curve 8530, Pearl 8130, Storm, 8330, 9700, 8830, Pearl Flip, Tour.
Download your cowbell app by pointing your device to bell.ca/cowbell.
Virgin Mobile Canada have launched their HSPA+ network piggybacking on the Bell infrastructure. The network has expected download speeds of up to 21.6 megabits per second and uploads of up 5.76. Virgin Mobile are also offering the BlackBerry Bold 9700 at $149.99 with a 3 year contract or $549.99 without contract.
RIM vaguely promised that we would be seeing OS 5 for older devices before 2010 and while they didn’t deliver in full, they have at least brought us OS 5 for the Bold 9000 very early in the year. This build comes as OS 188.8.131.521 and is courtesy of Bell Mobility. Remember to delete the vendor.xml file if you’re not with Bell.
The vendor.xml file can be found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader.
[BerryCN got the scoop]
Bell have announced that they are the first Canadian carrier to offer Visual Voicemail on select BlackBerrys. Bell’s Visual Voicemail is available offline as well, because messages are saved to the internal memory or the MicroSD/SDHC card. That being said, a BlackBerry doesn’t come with very much memory so I wouldn’t recommend saving to the internal memory. Visual Voicemail is available on both HSPA and EVDO networks in Canada and worldwide and is now available on the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Tour 9630, Curve 8330, Pearl 8130 and BlackBerry 8830 and is expected to be available on additional BlackBerry smartphone models in the future.
Bell Canada have selected Nomadesk to provide cloud storage for users to share, sync, encrypt, backup and store files from any location, whether online or offline. For $15 per month per file server, an unlimited number of team members can access, share and save docs with unlimited storage capacity. Cloud storage includes password protection, local 256-bit encryption, synchronization and offline access at no extra charge.
Once registered, you can access the cloud from your BlackBerry at mynomadesk.mobi.