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Rick Mercer shows how dropped calls could save your life


I almost missed this last week with all the BlackBerry Developer Conference madness last week, but it’s too good not to post. Our fellow Canucks over at MobileSyrup have found a YouTube clip from the Rick Mercer Report (think the Canadian Daily Show) lampooning a fairly well known Rogers commercial. In the Rogers commercial, two businessmen are stuck in an elevator, with only one able to maintain their cell call, leaving the other in awe.

You can watch the original commercial after the jump, but please watch the one above first. It makes you wonder whether or not having the ‘fewest dropped calls’ is a good thing or not.

|via MobileSyrup|

Original Rogers Commercials

Magmic VP Phil Giroux talks BlackBerry Addiction


phil giroux

In case you missed it, local Ottawa A-list celebrity and local A-list BlackBerry game developer Magmic‘s VP of Business Development, Phil Giroux, was interviewed by CBC National Radio a few weeks ago about BlackBerry addiction.

Although the interview is brief and mostly an excuse for the uninformed interviewer to play sound bites, it’s worth checking out to hear Phil deftly respond to dumb questions with comedic gold. Oh, he also discusses sharing drinks with RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie and whether or not it’s polite to pull out your BlackBerry during a meeting with RIM. Enjoy.

Phil Giroux CBC Interview

McCain Aid: McCain “helped create” the BlackBerry


Republican nominee John McCain

As a Canadian mobile industry blog, we tend to shy away from discussing American politics on the site (that’s what conventions are for). However, we feel that for many members of the BlackBerry Nation, what we are about to tell you could be the deciding factor in whom you vote for this November. Essentially, a McCain staffer has claimed that the Republican nominee helped create the BlackBerry. We’re going to let CNN do the heavy lifting on this story while we pull ourselves up from the floor:

He added, though, that McCain — who has struggled to stress his economic credentials this cycle — did have experience dealing with the economy, pointing to his time on the Senate Commerce Committee. Pressed to provide an example of what McCain had accomplished on that committee, Holtz-Eakin said the senator did not have jurisdiction over financial markets — then held up his Blackberry, telling reporters: “He did this.”

“Telecommunications of the United States, the premiere innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create,” said Holtz-Eakin. “And that’s what he did. He both regulated and de-regulated the industry.”

It’s funny, I didn’t realize that the United States Commerce Committee had jurisdiction over Canadian companies and their products.

The Obama campaign has already weighed in, with spokesman Bill Burton stating, “If John McCain hadn’t said that ‘the fundamentals of our economy are strong’ on the day of one of our nation’s worst financial crises, the claim that he invented the BlackBerry would have been the most preposterous thing said all week.”

Please feel free to post a comment. Seriously, go nuts. The BlackBerry Cool staff really wants to hear your thoughts on this one.

(via CNN)

Does RIM need an App Store?


Joy of Tech Comic depicting RIM\'s surrender to Apple

We’re not going to show you the rest of the comic (for that, you’ll have to head to The Joy of Tech, which is a must-read anyways), but the snippet presented above does raise an interesting question: how big of a factor is Apple’s Apps Store in the ongoing smartphone wars? Would it benefit the RIM ecosystem to have a all-in-one shop for productivity, lifestyle and entertainment applications? Post a comment and let us know what you think.

(comic via The Joy of Tech)


A little story about raunchy BlackBerry Guys


Last month our current writer for Windows Mobile Cool, Bambi Blue, was down at North by Northeast in Toronto covering some news for Trans Canada Radio. While enjoying lunch at a quiet, chic restaurant, one of these BlackBerry guys flung themselves violently against the front window overlooking the street – face-first, arms wide open. This was a fairly upscale place, so everyone there was stunned and aghast when the guy reached down to his scrollball and started rubbing it in a less-than-wholesome way. After doing a sexy little dance, BlackBerry guy number two came crashing in, doing all sorts of things to the first that kept the diners well and truly shocked. Unfortunately, they ran off before she could grab any pictures, but Bambi still learned a valuable lesson: BlackBerry guys are possibly the coolest mascots on the planet.

(video via CB)


What some people are willing to do for an iPhone 3G


QuicklyBored EIC Kyle McInnes with two iPhones

“I waited in line for 15 hours and all I got were unicorns and this lousy tee shirt!”

Some of you might not know about QuicklyBored, our sister site that covers all things mobile entertainment. Yesterday, QB Editor in Chief, Kyle McInnes, stayed up all night in line to buy an iPhone 3G, braving a storm that hit the Ottawa area, only to come back to work and blog about it. We’d like to give props to our resident Apple fanboy co-worker by pointing you to some of the more interesting pieces of content about his journey.

Buying an iPhone 3G – A Night to Remember
Kyle Goes Insane on Twitter
iPhone 3G Unboxing Pictures

But don’t worry, we still know how our bread is buttered. Check out a little bit of (humorous) BlackBerry love after the jump.

Click here to see Kyle’s true colors…