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PowerSkin for the BlackBerry Z10 Gives You Great Battery Life and Protection


The battery life on the BlackBerry Z10 isn’t great. For a power user, you’re lucky if you can get through the afternoon. There’s a BlackBerry Z10 Charger Bundle that you can use for last minute charges or battery swaps, but it’s not ideal as you have to carry around the accessory in your pocket, leaving it prone to being lost. PowerSkin for the BlackBerry Z10 is a really cool solution that builds the battery into the case, and even comes with NFC.
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RIM, Apple, Nokia, and others agree on micro-USB



Erik VanDrunen of RIM public relations had this to say about micro-USB: “A number of industry associations have endorsed micro-USB as a preferred charging standard, including the CTIA (in April 2009). RIM is committed to micro-USB as an industry standard because it’s smaller than mini-USB and supports the trend to thinner smartphones, without sacrificing features or capabilities.

EnGadgetMobile’s Thomas Ricketer on the current state of mobile chargers in Europe: “phone chargers, at the moment some 30 different types of chargers are used on handsets throughout Europe. Today, the European Commission received industry backing of its phone charger standard that relies on a micro-USB socket. The standard is now backed by all the majors (representing 90% of the European mobile market) including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Apple, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, Research in Motion, Samsung and Texas Instruments with compatible devices starting to appear in Europe next year. Or course, the micro-USB charger standard already has the blessings of CTIA, OMTP, and GSM Association, which implies a broader adoption beyond Europe, someday. One charger for any mobile phone… where’s the catch?”

It seems that like mini-USB before it, RIM working to make sure that the BlackBerry data transfer and changing cable remain ubiquitous.

Via EnGadget Mobile

Be an mCaller BETA tester and win the ultimate smartphone pack



Register to win a Cool Tool Pack plus we have 30 - 12 month mCaller subscriptions to give out

BlackBerry Cool has teamed up with the folks at mCaller to give our lucky readers the opportunity to win a cool set of goodies and some free subscriptions to mCaller.

mCaller for BlackBerry is a brand new call and business activity logging application. Right now, mCaller needs beta testers. Thirty beta testers will win an mCaller subscription, one will win the Cool Tools.

For a chance to win a prize, just answer the question:

“What profession are you in and what do you use your BlackBerry for”

Want to know more about mCaller? mCaller integrates seamlessly into your native BlackBerry functions to automatically log calls, business activity, SMS messages, follow-ups, appointments, meetings and consultations, and is ideal for enterprises that bill for time, wish to sharpen up their service delivery, or those that want complete visibility on fleet-wide mobile business activity. The data that is generated with mCaller is securely stored, and can be accessed via mCaller’s rich data reporting capabilities.

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Remember, by entering, you also have the opportunity to win the Cool Tool Pack. The Cool Tool Pack includes:

  • Smartphone Experts Micro USB retractable synch & charge cable
  • Smartphone Experts Travel Charger Micro USB
  • Jabra BT2010 Bluetooth Headset
  • Smartphone Experts Car Charger Micro USB
  • San Disk 2GB micro SDCard

BlackBerry and mobile device charging while traveling solution


I have recently found a good solution for a BlackBerry USB charging that I’d like to share with the community. A while back I purchased a Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger and I’m very satisfied with my purchase.

The Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger is a small, 3 outlet surge protector with 2 USB ports on one end. It plugs into any standard North American wall socket, and gives you 2 additional outlets (a total of 4 instead of 2), and 2 powered USB ports. More succinctly, it’s awesome.
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Duracell releases BlackBerry portable battery chargers


Duracell PowerSource Mini

Two chargers were launched by Duracell today, offering BlackBerry users a full hour’s worth of talk time and the equivalent in data use. The PowerSource Mini is packing two miniUSB ports, in case you’ve got a RAZR that needs charging at the same time, and can charge its lithium-ion battery through your car, AC outlet, or even your computer. It’s a little bulkier than your standard charging cord, but hey, for an extra charge on the go, I think I could make some room. Duracell also kicked off My Pocket Charger which runs on two double-AAs rather than a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and has the added benefit of supporting microUSB in case you plan on picking up the BlackBerry Kickstart or BlackBerry Javelin whenever they come out. If you’re interested, the PowerSource Mini is going for $49.99 and the Pocket Charger for a more affordable $14.99.

Hang your BlackBerry with your charger


If you ever find that you’re charging your BlackBerry nowhere near a convenient surface, Driin has come up with a pretty cool and simple solution. It’s a simple plastic holder that loops onto your BlackBerry charger on the wall, and provides a spot for your BlackBerry to sit - that means no more leaving your device sprawled on the floor like so much unwashed laundry. €5.00 ($US 8.00) isn’t a crazy pricetag, either.

(via WindowsMobile Cool)