Tag: blackberry bold slider

Live From the BlackBerry Torch Slider Launch Event

Comments

blackberry slider event

We’re here at the BlackBerry Torch AT&T launch announcement in New York. This the biggest launch event that RIM may have ever organized. All the US TV news networks are here as well as a small force of laptop-wielding independents. The conference is about to begin, more to come shortly.

BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of May 10th

Comments

This was a great week for BlackBerry news. The hot stories this week are the first video of the Bold slider and the clamshell, as well as the new details about the BlackBerry tablet. The BlackBerry tablet is an interesting product/accessory from RIM as it’s not clear what value it brings to BlackBerry users, since we’ve learned it will have no connectivity of its own, but rather act as a smartphone companion. In the end, it seems the BlackPad will only serve as a larger screen for when you want to view media on your BlackBerry, and unless there is really compelling software for it, it probably won’t be a hit.
Continue reading ‘BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of May 10th’

BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider Caught on Video

Comments

We finally have video of the upcoming Bold slider but it’s really short and doesn’t show much in the way of detail. We’re hearing the Bold 9800 slider will not have SurePress, which is a blessing considering the Storm2′s SurePress has been known to be a little unreliable. Either way, a touchscreen QWERTY is going to be a really fun form factor and I think everyone is looking forward to trying out this device.

BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of March 15th

Comments

Some big news this week included pictures of the BlackBerry Slider, some BIS 3.0 details as well as more pictures of the upcoming Pearl 9100. The Slider is shaping up to be an interesting form factor from RIM, but it could be a headache for developers. This means that the device will launch with limited software available, and I can only imagine how bare a Slider’s App World will look at launch. This is standard practice from RIM as it took developers a few months to catch up after the Storm launched.

BIS 3.0 was supposed to bring 2-way Gmail sync and now it’s not clear whether this is actually going to happen. We’ll have to wait until the service launches in North America, but it Gmail sync may not come until BIS 3.1.

Other than the above, we have a ton of posts regarding cool software you should check out. Some of my favorite apps including Visible Vote (I’m Canadian but I just like the concept), Opera Mini and LaterDude Pro, have all been updated this week. Also be sure to check out the “Other” section of this week’s roundup as we have some good editorial content you won’t find anywhere else.
Continue reading ‘BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of March 15th’

Thoughts on the BlackBerry Slider: Carrier vs Developer Needs

14 Comments

We’ve been seeing a lot of pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry Slider and I’ve had a few conversations with developers I’d like to share. My primary concern about the BlackBerry Slider is that the impetus for its design comes from the carriers and what’s good for them, rather than the developers and what will truly benefit the platform.

While there is a lot we don’t know about the BlackBerry Slider, we do know that it incorporates several different input methods. These input methods include:

  • Trackpad
  • Touchscreen
  • Physical keyboard
  • Virtual keyboard (landscape mode)

Continue reading ‘Thoughts on the BlackBerry Slider: Carrier vs Developer Needs’

More Pictures of the BlackBerry Slider Emerge

Comments

Images of the BlackBerry Bold Slider are surfacing again, and now we get a glimpse of the device’s insides. It looks like the Slider has a Bold 9000 style physical keyboard, and a virtual keyboard is displayed in landscape mode. The battery is an F-S1 and we’re still unsure about the megapixels on the camera (rumored to be 5MP liquid lens). There is still a lot we’d like to know about this device and so far it looks like a lot of features that will complicate the development process. Now a developer needs to accommodate for a trackpad, touchscreen, physical keyboard and touch keyboard.
Continue reading ‘More Pictures of the BlackBerry Slider Emerge’