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7 reasons why the BlackBerry is better than a notebook

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Ignoring for the moment that RIM top brass considers BlackBerrys to be netbooks, many of us are familiar with the age old dillema that all corporate road warriors face: do I need a notebook, or can I get by with just a BlackBerry? The fine folks at Rove Mobile have reignited the debate, posting 7 reasons why the BlackBerry is better than a notebook on their company blog (yes, mobile tech companies blog now too). While it’s by no means definitive, the list is a good starting point for recognizing the benefits of a BlackBerry, and with apologies to Mr. Lazaridis, many of the arguments can be used against those fancy netbooks everyone is talking about. Here’s an example from the post.

3. Security

We don’t know of an IT admin who truly believes that any system is 100% secure. These days, portable computers rely on a variety of security measures, from logins and biometric security on the client side to VPN authentication and encryption on the network side. BlackBerry can be secured and its data is also encrypted, but it has the distinct advantage of being remotely provisioned, secured, and even wiped by the home office. So if it falls into the wrong hands, it can be neutralized immediately, removing sensitive data and protecting your organization.

Hit the link below to see the other six reasons, and make sure to post a comment if you can think of anything else.

7 Reasons Why a Handheld Is Better than a Notebook

Help eWeek with their BlackBerry Bold review

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AT&T BlackBerry Bold Unboxing

I’m not one for starting Internet flame wars because they get incredibly childish and I start to get severe heart palpitations when I open my inbox to find a thousand emails from a forum where said flame war began. That being said, I found a BlackBerry Bold review that I wanted to call everyone’s attention to and help the guy out. The review can be found here, and I’ll point out some quotes where the reviewer could be pointed to links that he may not know about. For example:
Continue reading some highlights of this review

Mobile Admin 4.1 is now here!

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Rove Mobile Admin 4.1

This one goes out to the IT Admins: earlier in September we told you Rove Mobile was planning to update their award-winning Mobile Admin software to version 4.1 on September 16th. Guess what day it is?

Feature Highlights of Mobile Admin 4.1

SSH and Telnet Integration:
Create secure SSH and Telnet connections to manage a wide range of network systems and devices, including UNIX, Linux and AS/400 servers.

RDP and VNC Integration:
Create secure remote connections to Windows servers and graphically administrate your server and desktop applications.

Shortcuts to Common Tasks:
Catalog and access frequently used network administration tasks.

Existing Mobile Admin customers can upgrade at no additional cost, while Mobile SSH and Mobile Desktop customers can upgrade at the discounted price of $295. In addition, anyone can download a full-featured 14 day trial of Mobile Admin 4.1 for free. Go to Rove’s Mobile Admin page for more information.

Rove Mobile announces Mobile Admin 4.1 release on September 16th

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rove mobile admin 4.1 update promo

If your company is serious about utilizing mobility to enhance productivity, you’re already familiar with Rove Mobile, whose products have garnered significant acclaim in the BlackBerry space (most notably ours). Today Rove announced an update to their flagship product, Mobile Admin 4.0, which allows IT Administrator the ability to manage their systems remotely.

Feature Highlights of Mobile Admin 4.1

SSH and Telnet Integration:
Create secure SSH and Telnet connections to manage a wide range of network systems and devices, including UNIX, Linux and AS/400 servers.

RDP and VNC Integration:
Create secure remote connections to Windows servers and graphically administrate your server and desktop applications.

Shortcuts to Common Tasks:
Catalog and access frequently used network administration tasks.

Mobile Admin 4.1 launches on September 16th. Existing Mobile Admin customers will be able to download the update from Rove’s website free of charge with a valid maintenance contract.

Click here for a full Mobile Admin 4.1 FAQ

BlackBerry Cool Best of WES: 2008 Winners

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You already heard what the people have chosen, and now to announce what the supposed experts have to say. Like we mentioned in last week’s podcast, it’s a tough call to make with such a wide range of products being shown off at WES. The judges for each category had their own set of standards (as you can see), so the results are bound to be highly subjective. The fact of the matter is every exhibitor at WES had something worth showing off, and these were just some of the few that stuck out in our judge’s minds.

Winners after the jump…

BlackBerry Cool Best of WES: People’s Choice Winners

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BlackBerry Cool Best of WES People\'s Choic Winners

We’ve tallied all the votes, and we’re now ready to announce the winners of BlackBerry Cool’s First Annual Best of WES: People’s Choice Contest. Reader participation is a huge deal here at BBCool HQ, so we were touched to see so many people voting for their favorite BlackBerry products and services. One of the most startling aspects of the contest was seeing just how close the voting was in many of the categories — you guys really like a lot of different things! To that end, we’re going to post the top three favorites in every category.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

Consumer
1stViigoViigo
2ndUnify4LifeUnify4Life
3rdZumobiZumobi

Click here to see the rest of the winners!