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CTIA 2010: Cool Accessory – Wilson Electronics’ Sleek Boosts Signal

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Are you ever on a long road trip and your signal keeps dropping? Well this year at CTIA, Wilson Electronics is showing off their suite of cell signal boosting devices. Their newest product, Sleek, is a cradle-antenna combo accessory that works with any mobile device. All you need to do is install the cradle and antenna then stick you device in the cradle and your signal will be boosted.

To purchase a Sleek go to this link.

To check out all the Wilson Electronics products head over to their website.

This Day in BlackBerry: What Was Hot Today for the Past 5 Years

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BlackBerryCool is the longest running BlackBerry blog on the Internet. The site’s content dates back to January 2005 and a lot has changed in the past 5 years. Lets take a look at what sort of news was making headlines this day of March 29th, for the past 5 years.
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Should we review cellphone radiation emission standards?

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We often hear about the potential dangers posed by cell phones and the non-ionizing radiation they emit, but there is still no consensus on whether they can be directly linked to cancer or any other health problem.

CTIA, the American Cancer Society, World Health Organization and Food and Drug Administration, among others, have “all have concurred that wireless devices are not a public health risk,”

The Environmental Working Group, believe that cellphone radiation standards are outdated and we should review them. This news comes on the heels of the World Health Organization’s recommendations on cellphone usage, which is to be released October 2009.

On the list of the Top 10 worst perpetrators, 2 BlackBerry devices show up, and they come in right under what the FCC deems to be acceptable.

Overall, we should wait until the WHO comes out with their study in October 2009. While we know low levels of radiation have no impact in a short period of time, it’s hard to say what the impact will be over long periods of time.

[Special thanks to Michael K for sending this in at tips [at] blackberrycool [dot] com]

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Top 5 applications for conferences and traveling

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I have taken my BlackBerry device to several conferences and I’ve found that there are a few applications I cannot live without. These applications should help you save money and be organized while on the road.

Mobile Data Alerter

Mobile Data Alerter is a simple application that allows you to set thresholds for all your data rates. The app will monitor your WiFi data, roaming and non-roaming data. By setting alerts for your roaming and non-roaming data, you can be assured that you won’t get a huge bill at the end of the month.

Download Mobile Data Alerter for your BlackBerry FREE.

[ED NOTE: Mobile Data Alerter is currently free but they will be charging for it eventually.]

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CTIA 2009: I Heart Radio

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If you’re a terrestrial radio gal or guy, you might recognize Clear Channel – owners of the radio airwaves in the United States.  If you’ve fallen in love with one of Clear Channel’s many stations from across the USA and find yourself unable to hear your favorite stations or on-air personality, don’t fret, I Heart Radio is here!  You can still listen to your favorite station via your BlackBerry now.  The I Heart Radio application is available for free via the BlackBerry App World.

CTIA 2009: LIVESTRONG Application

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Are you finding that you’re getting a little soft around the mid-section from reading too many blogs and eating more than your body intended? Lance Armstrong‘s foundation, LIVESTRONG is here to save you from yourself. The BlackBerry LIVESTRONG application, available now for $2.99 from the BlackBerry App World, helps you set goals for your physical fitness, including caloric intake and exercise. Check out the video above for more details.