Tag: mms

OS 4.3 features listed on RIM’s knowledgebase


BB LogoThe sharp-eyed Ronen has picked up on a knowledgebase article which outlines all the big changes in OS 4.3. For anyone not lucky enough to have picked up a new BlackBerry 8130, this should give you all the info you need.

Some of the big changes we’ve heard of before now, but here’s the round-up: enhanced SureType; wireless software updates; sending voice note by e-mail, PIN and IM; phone bass and treble adjustment; security options for locking long-distance and specific phone numbers; local search and route saving on BlackBerry Maps; video MMS support; streaming media; Media Player playlists; video recording; Bookmarks and History viewable on Browser launch; and finally, syncing address books and calendars with integrated e-mail, such as Yahoo! and (presumably) Gmail if you’re on BIS 2.4. Pretty awesome stuff!

MMS and Buy lets your camera do the ringtone shopping


NoteThe digital record label Craze has announced their new service called MMS and Buy, which lets you send an MMS picture of a record label to their number which replies with a link to their site with ringtones of the music on that album. Anyone who’s into the mobile music shopping has probably looked at Walkman’s TrackID with a bit of envy. MMS and Buy might not be quite as versatile as audio recognition, but it’s a start. Right now, the service is only available in the UK, but they’re hoping to expand into other merchandise, like posters and concert tickets.

Free MMS service through T-Mobile


I should just be using this thing for pictures...Engadget’s hinted that that T-Mobile is offering free multimedia messaging service for folks who are subscribing to an SMS plan, but don’t use push e-mail or other data services. Those people are few and far between, but it’s an interesting option for them to have – “No e-mail? Fine, free pictures, go nuts.” Just ask your T-Mobile folks for the “BlackBerry Feature Enabler” treatment, and you’re good to go.