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myBoxTone Insight keeps an eye on your BlackBerry’s stats

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myBoxTone Insight for BlackBerryBoxTone just launched a free application for monitoring your BlackBerry’s health, and as someone who needs to count every kilobyte lest he be smoten by the Almighty Rogers Overage Charge, I can say this is a must-have for the heavy-duty BlackBerry user. Graphs show the progress of 24-hour monitoring of vital information like…

• Signal strength
• Battery remaining
• Memory free
• Data sent/received
• Calls made/duration

Solid app, and big ups to BoxTone for making the utility free to all. Hop in on the open beta at my.boxtone.com/insight.

New BlackBerry software and updates (Round-up)

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Extra!It’s been a pretty busy week so far, so some cool apps slipped under our radar. No fear, here are a bunch of recent BlackBerry software updates and launches that you might be interested in checking out.

  • GPSed updated to 0.999: Now with social track sharing on Facebook, MySpace, twitter, and Blogger.
  • Tiggit launched: An alternative e-mail client that lets you access IMAP, POP3 and SMTP e-mail.
  • Vlingo updated to 1.1: Now featuring e-mail replying and forwarding, along with connection improvements. Works with OS 4.5!
  • MyCaption launched: Transcribes your e-mail to text – just start talking.
  • PictureDial launched: Browse the web and your address book with pictures rather than lists.

Rogers to release BlackBerry 8320 end of September

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Upcoming Rogers BlackBerrys

The latest Q3 documents from Rogers are showing the Wi-Fi BlackBerry Curve right next to the BlackBerry Bold and the BlackBerry Kickstart Pearl 8220 for upcoming devices. It’s clear that Rogers is making a big push for their newly rebranded UMA service, TalkSpot, what with all of the Wi-Fi BlackBerrys coming down the pipe. They’ve had the BlackBerry 8820 and BlackBerry 8120 out since earlier this summer, all touting voice-over-Wi-Fi, but it looks like the BlackBerry Bold won’t be supporting it for some reason. Too bad, because unlimited long-distance calls in Canada when connected to any Wi-Fi network is pretty sweet. For those plenty satisfied with the BlackBerry Curve, you can expect to pick it up around the end of September for something in the neighbourhood of $199.99 on a three-year plan, and TalkSpot will cost you another $15 to $20/month on top of your regular e-mail, voice and data plans.

(via CB)

BlackBerry 8320 specifications behind the jump…

RIM sued alongside Apple and Palm

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GavelWiAV Solutions has recently unloaded both barrels of legal action on RIM, Apple and Palm regarding what’s called Adaptive Multi-Rate compression, a GSM voice compression technology. AMR is used to detect silence rather than sound, altering music to accommodate voice, and power management. Up to ten patents are supposedly being infringed upon, but AMR was included in the GSM standard back in ’98, so you have to wonder how it will all end up. WiAV only actually owns two of the offending patents, while they’re dragging their liscensor, Mindspeed, into the case to defend the rest of the technologies. On the whole, it sounds like this is a shaky case already, and probably won’t get too far. If you’re fluent in legalese, you can take a look at some of the court papers here.

(via Engadget)

New BlackBerry Bold trailer

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BlackBerry Bold

If the WES keynote video of the BlackBerry Bold wasn’t enough for you, maybe you’re looking for something a little more high fidelity… Check out this new trailer that shows off all of the BlackBerry 9000′s prominent features. One of the big things they’re pushing is simultaneous voice and data transmission, allowing you to talk to coworkers about files as they’re being sent. Of course if you’re in the U.S., don’t salivate too much – you’ve got to wait until at least mid-August before it comes your way. Rogers customers can keep an eye out for it in early July.

MO-Call offering cheap calls from your BlackBerry

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Using an on-device app, MO-Call is offering cheap voice calling worldwide. Now available on a bevvy of BlackBerry devices, this sounds like a much smoother approach than dialling through a lengthy calling card processes, and who doesn’t want to save some coin on international calls? Cheers Hayden!