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BlackBerry Curve 8310 OS 4.5.0.163 officially released

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8310_163

How have you been liking your BlackBerry Curve 8310? It must be hard living without 3G or WiFi but at least you’re working with a sweet keyboard. You can’t go wrong with the classic 83xx QWERTY.

Upgrade your BlackBerry Curve 8310 with an official OS update to version 4.5.0.163 which is now available from 02 UK.

Worried about updating? It’s so easy. You can read a How To or just follow these simple steps:

  • Download the OS file.
  • Run the file.
  • Connect your BlackBerry.
  • Run Desktop Manager.
  • Search for updates and install.

Download OS 4.5.0.163 for your BlackBerry Curve 8310 from O2 UK.

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ExSafe now available for BlackBerry

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We’ve got some great news from one of our BlackBerry Cool 15 presenters, ExSafe. ExSafe takes control of the Microsoft Office application suite, storing documents away from vulnerable local disks and servers in a highly secure online storage environment. ExSafe is now officially available for public consumption, and has been successfully tested on Vodafone, O2 and AT&T networks (with more to come shortly).

You can purchase ExSafe or download a one week free trial by clicking the links below. A word of warning: we’ve been told that ExSafe gets a little glitchy if your BlackBerry is attached to a computer via USB, but simply unplugging the device will eliminate any problems.

ExSafe for BlackBerry (Free one week trial!)
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O2 announces the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

Not to be left out in the Pearl Flip party, UK carrier O2 has announced the availability of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. Like their Rogers counterparts, O2 is offering the Pearl Flip for peanuts, and even free depending upon your contract. You can find out more by heading to www.o2.co.uk or by checking out O2′s highly informative Pearl Flip page.

O2 BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 page

BoxTone teams up with Interchange for UK service

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Wonder Twins BoxTone partnered up with Neverfail just before WES, and now they’ve got one more buddy to add to their friends list. Interchange works on SalesNOW, a CRM solution, and will be distributing BoxTone modules and services across the UK. BT and O2 are among some of their shared customers, big names both, and will surely work to both of their advantages. After getting back from the UK, I was actually kind of surprising how few people had heard of BlackBerrys…

BlackBerry 8120 comes to Germany

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QWERTZ 8120I guess O2 wasn’t happy enough with a UK launch alone, so the Wi-Fi Pearl has come to Germany, too. External microSD slot, 2 megapixel camera with video capture and QWERTZ SureType are all on the plate for this one. If any Germans out there are looking for more info, we’ve dug up this datenblatt for your perusal. No prices available yet, but if you’ve got any questions, Pinstacker banthon has his mitts on one of these.

Report: Simplicity sells cells

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iPhoneA recent report by Continental Research is showing that the vast majority of mobile users just want basic functionality, and advanced features go largely unused. The survey talked to users on O2 (who got top marks for customer service), T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone asking subscribers if they’d prefer a less expensive, simple phone or a pricier one with all the trimmings. It’s not only that adoption of extra functions has been low, but it’s actually been shrinking over the last three years. For example, in 2005 18% of surveyed cellphone users had downloaded a ringtone in the last year, versus 10% in 2007. That gives the iPhone some hard numbers to back up its philosophy of user-friendliness, no doubt. As BlackBerry users, do you guys tend to stick with just voice and e-mail, or do you dabble in the extras, like music and GPS? Are BlackBerry users maybe more predisposed to using advanced features?