Tag: norway

SmrtGuard Provides Data Protection for Trigcom Users


SmrtGuard has announced that its wireless protection services are being extended to all Trigcom users. Trigcom is the first wireless carrier in Norway to introduce BlackBerry smartphones, and with SmrtGuard their users will be able to protect personal data and recover their smartphone if it’s lost or stolen.

The latest update to SmrtGuard includes SmrtSecurity, an Anti-SPAM and Anti-Virus feature. With Anti-SPAM, users can block unwanted calls and emails and with anti-virus features, you can fully protect your device from spyware.

To download, point your browser to smrtguard.com/m.

You can also download the free version of SmrtGuard from App World.

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The ulimate BlackBerry Cool contest – all inclusive trip to Norway and more


Win a 7-day all-inclusive trip to Scandinavia this summer!

We’re still running our Opera Mini contest so be sure to enter to win. All you have to do is download Opera Mini 4.2 on your BlackBerry (if you haven’t done it already). We’re giving away a ton of prizes including:

  • BodyGuardz scratch protectors for the Curve 900 and Bold.
  • A wide variety of chargers.
  • Otterbox cases for the Bold and 8900.
  • Software gift cards of up to $50.

Download Opera Mini by visiting mini.opera.com using your BlackBerry browser.

To win one of our Tier 1 prizes, just leave a comment on this post or the contest page. Tell us what you like and dislike about Opera Mini.

One lucky reader from the BlackBerry Cool community will win the Grand Prize and get to visit Oslo, Norway and visit the Opera headquarters. He or she will be accompanied by a correspondent from BlackBerry Cool, who will be writing about the experience. You’ll even get to visit Linkoping, Sweden where Opera Mini is made.

Contest ends Friday, July 10 at noon PDT.

Please send your entries to kyle at blackberrycool dot com with the subject “Opera Mini Review”

Only North American residents are eligible.


Trigcom and RIM launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Norway


Press Release

BlackBerry Curve 8900Oslo, Norway and Waterloo, ON, Canada – Trigcom and Research In Motion today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone in Norway. In addition to its exceptional phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features global connectivity support, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, a next generation 512Mhz processor and a stunning hi-resolution display.

“The BlackBerry Curve 8900 lets you stay easily connected with work, family, friends and the Internet using a beautifully designed phone that looks and feels great,” says Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “It is perfect for people who want the renowned functionality, performance and usability of a BlackBerry smartphone in a compact design with a full-QWERTY keyboard.”

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available today from Trigcom for both business and personal customers. For more information, visit the Trigcom Business Centre at Kronprinsesse Märthas Plass 1 in Oslo, or go to the online shop at www.trigcom.no/no/nettbutikk for great offers.

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 launches in Norway


BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

In our second BlackBerry launch post of the day, we jet from the United Kingdom to the Kingdom of Norway. Coming straight out of Oslo, Trigcom and RIM have officially announced the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220.

“Trigom is pleased to offer the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in Norway, so all devoted clamshell users can benefit from the powerful BlackBerry smartphone experience that combines phone, email and messaging, multimedia and web access with the support of thousands of other mobile applications,” says Rachael Babcock, CTO at Trigcom.

Trigcom is selling the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 for what looks to be 5,198 krones (Norwegian readers please help me out with this) on a 12 month contract. You can find full BlackBerry 8220 device specs after the jump and purchasing info at the link below.


BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Key Features

WiMAX steps up to UMTS


WiMAXMobile WiMAX is making some headway in Europe, gaining ground on UMTS. The International Telecommunication Union has decided that OFDM-based technologies, such as WiMAX should be included in the ITU’s international IMT2000 standard. European countries such as Norway, Sweden, and the UK are touting the decision as a step towards fair play in the future of wireless technology.

“This is a good sign for technology neutrality becoming the accepted approach for spectrum auctions in the future,” says ABI Research analyst Ian Cox. “Mobile WiMAX products will start to appear in 2007 and can be used in unpaired spectrum, giving them an opportunity not available to UMTS.”

It’s good to see regulators realizing how huge WiMAX is going to be and paving the way for it to happen.