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Poll: What Unreleased BlackBerry Would You Buy in 2010?


There are rumors that we’ll be seeing at least six more BlackBerry devices with OS 6 before 2011. Among these devices are some interesting form factors including a touch slider, clamshell and possibly a touchscreen Bold/Curve. There are pictures of many of these devices which confirm that they are at least being worked on but doesn’t prove they will make it to market. We’ve heard the touchscreen Bold was scrapped, but it could be brought to market if the carriers see potential for it.

When the iPhone 4 was leaked, Apple complained that it negatively impacted sales of the iPhone 3GS. Everyone who was going to buy an iPhone decided to wait until the new iPhone 4 launched. The same could be true of BlackBerry leaks. Many users are going to wait before buying a new BlackBerry until one of the rumored devices launches. Are you one of these users? What device are you waiting on?

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager comes with tethering feature



The German ninja at benezblog has leaked the upcoming BlackBerry Desktop Manager which is rumored to be bundled with the BlackBerry Bold 9700 aka the BlackBerry Onyx.

Desktop Manager comes with a new feature that allows you to easily set up your BlackBerry as a modem so you can tether it to your laptop. It seems to be working but some users are having issues connecting. This is leaked software so all the kinks haven’t been worked out. If you’re unable to connect, you may still have to use an existing tethering solution such as TetherBerry.

Included with the rumor is a leaked copy of Desktop Manager, which includes the modem feature.

Try it out for yourself. Are you able to tether your laptop and your BlackBerry?

Download Desktop Manager (English, sans Media Manager)
Download Desktop Manager (Multilanguage with Media Manager): RapidShare Part 1 & RapidShare Part 2



BlackBerry Onyx 9700 details roundup: the BlackBerry Bold sequel


blackberry-9700-bold brand

The BlackBerry Onyx 9700 is shaping up to be the next generation BlackBerry Bold. The specifications as well as some form factor features are confirming that this is the BlackBerry Bold sequel.

While Onyx is the codename that we’re hearing right now, it could very well be changed once it hits a carrier, which will likely be AT&T first. It’s likely that AT&T will drop the Onyx codename once it hits the market, and may simply go with BlackBerry Bold 9700 or the BlackBerry Bold 2.

PhoneGeek, a field tester for AT&T who has been using the Bold 2, has confirmed some of the following details about the device:

  • The Bold 9700 is now known to have both the trackpad and the Bold-style casing.
  • The device will be approximately the same size as the 8900 with a keyboard that resembles the Bold.
  • The battery cover has changed yet again and apparently it is also an improvement.
  • Memory card is behind the battery cover and not on the side a la Bold 9000.
  • The mute and lock buttons are on the top.
  • 256mb of flash memory.
  • The device came to the field with SW on Platform
  • Battery life seems greatly improved from the Bold 9000.

The Bold 9700 is going to be one of the most powerful devices yet on the RIM product line and I’m really looking forward to the launch.


[PhoneGeek’s post]

Analysts maintain buy given upcoming BlackBerry devices



While many bloggers have lamented the fact that RIM keeps releasing devices, it seems to be keeping shareholders happy.

The constant release of devices frustrates the BlackBerry community in that the devices have been mostly hybrids of preexisting devices, without making any significant leaps in the technology or offerings.

Last year, RIM released four devices in the seven months that precede the fall/Christmas consumer blitz. Before Christmas 2009, we will see the launch of the Tour 9630, Curve 8520, Onyx (fall?) and Storm 2 (November 2009?).

At RIM’s last conference call, there was concern over the fact that enterprise subscribers had declined compared to previous quarters. In light of this, analysts such as UBS Securities’ Phillip Huang and Maynard Um say they are “still anticipating eventual enterprise acceleration.” They added, “We maintain our view that enterprise acceleration is likely to occur given its captive base, limited competition, depletion of Blackberries in “IT closets,” and limited IT budgets for switching costs.” That being said, the firm is maintaining a “buy” rating on RIM’s stock with a long-term target of $90.



Dear BlackBerry Cool: My thoughts on the BlackBerry Onyx



[ED NOTE: The following was submitted to tips [at] blackberrycool [dot] com. Send us info any time.]

First of all, I just wanted to say sorry for the bad picture. I was allowed to play around with the device as much as I wanted but my “friend” wouldn’t let me take any pictures. Eventually he turned his back and this is the best I could do with my 8900’s camera.

This is the BlackBerry Onyx but it doesn’t have the trackpad. This is a prerelease device and I’ve heard that the Onyx will ship with a trackpad, as per RIM’s latest initiative on nixing the trackball entirely. There are also rumors that the trackpad may just be carrier specific.

I have to say, I LOVE this device. To put it simply, it’s the BlackBerry Curve 8900 (Javelin) with 3G and a Bold keyboard.

This is the next device I’m going to buy. The Bold is, IMHO, the best BlackBerry that RIM has ever made. It is the flagship device and this model packs everything that the Bold has, but in a smaller form factor that fits nicely into your pocket.

The battery is the same as the Bold, again this seems to be the Bold with a Curve 8900 form factor. The display is really nice and I believe it’s 480×360.

Overall, this is going to be an amazing device for RIM. The hardware combines the best of both the Bold and 8900 worlds. There isn’t much else to say about the device, except that the battery cover has changed AGAIN! It seems RIM keeps changing the cover each time they launch a device. While I’m not sure if the battery cover I was looking at will ship with the device, it’s not nearly as good as the Bold. I’m begging you RIM, bring back my Bold cover! The custom jobs you can do with it are simply the best.


BlackBerry Onyx to come with a trackpad – new device strategy?



The BlackBerry Onyx has been spotted with a trackpad. Although the Tour 9630 does not have a trackpad, the BlackBerry Gemini 8520 does. This could mean that RIM is thinking of making all devices post 9630 come with a trackpad.

Is this the death of the trackball? I hope so. BlackBerry users have had to replace a ton of trackballs because they get dust/sand in them or they just simply wear out. This new strategy could mean longer lasting devices.