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Cake of the day: AT&T BlackBerry Curve

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It’s Wednesday today, which means people around the world are sitting at their desks thinking about the weekend. To help you get by, we thought this photo of a tasty AT&T BlackBerry Curve cake would help numb the brain until Friday comes. If you’re into mixing and matching your smartphone flavors, there are iPhone and Helio Ocean cakes after the jump as well. A bunch more interesting cake designs can be found here.

Thanks to @JeffHunt00 for the tip!

Smartphone Cakes

Media Network Roundup: November 3rd-7th

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Here’s a brief rundown of the week that was from your friendly family of bloggers in Ottawa, Canada. Below you’ll find news from our WinMo and mobile entertainment blogs, with a bunch of great BlackBerry Cool content after the jump.

WindowsMobile Cool

Review: Ringo Mobile by Electric Pocket
HTC Touch HD video review and unboxing
Celebrity Samsung BlackJack II users

QuicklyBored

New York Times Crosswords for BlackBerry by Magmic reviewed
Free iPhone porn site creators – iPhone-Porn.us – interview
How to turn your iPod Touch into a mobile VoIP phone

BlackBerry Cool News Roundup

J.D. Power: iPhone beats BlackBerry in Business (WTF?)

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This story is a great example of how numbers can be misleading, even when they come from respectable sources. J.D. Power has published a study stating that the iPhone far surpasses BlackBerrys among business users. Before we go dismantling this article, let’s give you some more information first.

The study was based on responses from 1,388 business wireless customers who currently own a smartphone. It was fielded between August and September 2008. Overall satisfaction was measured across five factors: ease of operation (27%); operating system (24%); physical design (21%); handset features (18%); and battery aspects (10%).

On a scale of 1,000, the iPhone reached 778 points, while the BlackBerry came in second with 703 points.

So what’s wrong with this article? Firstly, while we can assume that the iPhone 3G was used in the study, the BlackBerry used (or if it was one or many) is not mentioned. Was it a BlackBerry Curve? If so, I can see how many people would prefer the much newer iPhone 3G. However, the iPhone should have been placed against the BlackBerry Bold or Storm for a fair comparison, devices which had not been released at the time of the study.

Secondly, the initial premise that the iPhone can be used as a serious business phone is essentially false. While corporate VPs that need only email and a pretty device could use the iPhone 3G, that’s the only segment of the enterprise space to which it would apply. Serious enterprises simply won’t role out the iPhone 3G on a large scale. It is not as secure as the BlackBerry (read: no BES), no serious enterprise software is provided (read: no Rove Mobile Admin, no momentem… etc.) and it’s basic functionality as a serious communication device is limited (read: no copy and paste). J.D. Powers simply wasn’t asking the right people.

You can see more results from the J.D. Powers study after the jump. Please take all numbers with a grain of salt.

|via Fortune|

J.D Powers Smartphone Business Study

Apple surpasses RIM in worldwide smartphone market

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UK research firm Canalys released a report yesterday stating that the iPhone 3G surpassed BlackBerry during calendar Q3 2008 to take the number two spot in worldwide market share behind Nokia. Apple shipped 6.9 million iPhones to grab 17.3% of the market. RIM shipped just over 6 million BlackBerrys during Q3 for third place with 15.2% of the market. Nokia noticeably dropped from 51.4% at Q3 2007 to 38.9% Q3 2008.

But don’t hang yourself yet, members of the BlackBerry Nation. Canalys fully expects RIM to overtake Apple in Q4, once all those delayed BlackBerrys (read: BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220) start shipping like hot cakes. You can see some metrics on world wide OS market share after the jump.

|via Fortune|

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Video of the Vodafone BlackBerry Storm in action

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Here is a video we got from CrackBerry. Although the video is a whopping 3 minutes long, it showcases all the features we’ve been looking forward to on the BlackBerry Storm. Something I’m curious about is the landscape keyboard: will it turn for everything? As Doug has mentioned before, I’m an iPhone user and one of the problems I have is that the keyboard will go landscape for Safari, but not SMS. I’ll add this to my giant list of problems with the iPhone. Anyways, this is a BlackBerry site and RIM knows its stuff, so I’m sure they’ve figured it out. Enjoy!

(Via CB)

RIM, Apple continue to measure the size of their touchscreens while Verizon and AT&T watch

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BlackBerry Storm vs. iPhone 3G

Back during the launches of the BlackBerry Bold and iPhone 3G, the entire Internet was caught up in a head-to-head comparison (us too). This makes sense, as both devices are the flagships for their respective companies, who are known for their diametrically opposed ideologies. However, as we’ve stated many times on the site, the true BlackBerry competitor to the iPhone 3G would be the BlackBerry Storm, a touchscreen, consumer-focused device that will launch on AT&T’s nemesis Verizon.

It’s clear today that all the companies involved are keenly aware of the upcoming heavyweight fight, as internal documents from both AT&T and RIM have ‘leaked’, filled to the brim with reasons as to why their smartphone is better. We’re going to avoid getting into the debate at this point (we haven’t even touched the Storm yet, and neither have you), and merely present the information as a prelude to what will surely be a good old fashioned corporate pissing match. Enjoy.

(via BlackBerry News, BGR)

BlackBerry Storm vs. iPhone 3G