Tag: compression

Mike Lazaridis on Data Compression, Video and the Competition


Reuters put out more details about the TD Newcrest technology conference where Mike Lazaridis spoke about the smartphone industry and where he believes it’s heading. One of the major topics of discussion was regarding data compression, and the fact that smartphones are increasingly being used to consume rich media.

Devices such as the iPhone and DROID are great for browsing the web and watching video, but these smartphones use as much as 30 times as much bandwidth as regular mobile phones, and I’ve heard about 3-8 times what a BlackBerry uses.
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Ziplorer 2.0 directory browser and compression agent



Ziplorer is a file and directory browser with the ability to create and manage zip files. Version 2.0 features:

  • Accessible: Internal BlackBerry memory, installed microSD card
  • Output formats: PKZip, GZip
  • Packable files: Any kind of files and directories (subdirectories are included automatically)
  • Features: Pack, unpack, delete, file info and browse the filesystem
  • Polished User Interface
  • File Type Visualization
  • Compress to a Certain Folder Move Files
  • Delete / Create Directories
  • Send Files Via EMail

Buy Ziplorer at our store for $11.99, that’s 40% off!


Aerize Card Loader deal


Aerize Card LoaderOne of the consistent complaints about BlackBerry is the lack of internal memory available for applications. Sure, microSD cards add some storage for media files, but programs have to be launched directly from the device. Well, Aerize has an interesting solution that involves swapping out applications stored on your BlackBerry’s physical memory onto the memory card so you can store more apps. These guys have an awesome sale going on now, where you can grab not only the card loader, but their fine file explorer (which includes a zip and unzip utility) for half off regular price. These are some very handy tools for those looking to save some room on their handheld… be sure to take advantage before the sale runs out on Friday!