Tag: BlackBerry-8310

First look at OS 5.0 for the BlackBerry Curve

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Boy Genius has scored another scoop, but this time it’s not a new BlackBerry device. Rather, it’s the first (and extremely early) look at OS 5.0, shown here running on a BlackBerry 8310. So far in it’s early state it looks very much like OS 4.6, with the Alarm and Accessibility options seen on the BlackBerry Bold. However, there is one new feature to whet the appetite: the Files application, which appears to add network share access.

We’ll let you know if anything further develops with OS 5.0. Personally, I’m hoping for the ability to shoot lasers out of my BlackBerry, but that’s just me.

(via BGR)

BlackBerry OS 5.0 Screenshots

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BlackBerry popular handset for Opera users

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Opera’s monthly report for June has taken a look at the popular handsets that folks are using with their mobile browser, and what sites they’re going to. After running down country-by-country top 10 lists, it was pretty interesting to see the stark differences between the Chinese (dominated by Nokia) and the American (which was almost all BlackBerry). The UK also has almost half of their list occupied by BlackBerry, with the 8310 nabbing top spot. Speaking of which, the BlackBerry 8310 holds 5th. place worldwide in the popularity contest among Opera users. This State of the Mobile Web report is a pretty cool idea on Opera’s part, especially if you’ve developed a taste for this kind of thing with Google Trends. If you’re sick of the BlackBerry’s browser, you can get Opera Mini by visiting http://mini.opera.com/ on your mobile.

(Opera via Pinstack)

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OS 4.5 available from Orange UK

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OrangeThe latest BlackBerry operating system has been making the rounds by way of private beta builds for awhile now, but it looks like a few carriers are starting to make them publicly available, including Orange UK for the BlackBerry 8120 and BlackBerry 8320, as well as TIM Italy for the 8100, 8300 and 8310. Odds are these will work hunky-dory for your own device, so feel free to give ‘em a shot and get on fresh goodies like HTML e-mail viewing (if your BIS supports it), remote e-mail lookup, native document viewing, and plenty more.

(Pinstack via BerryReview)

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Pink Rogers BlackBerry 8310 hands-on (aka, the ‘not worth it’ Berry)

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Sorry for the late updates today, but there was a reason: I spent the morning at the local Rogers Wireless getting some hands-on time with the new pink Rogers BlackBerry 8310 we told you about last week. And despite recent confirmation that the ladies (and stylish gentlemen) love themselves a pink smartphone, I’d have to recommend another method than the 8310.

Why is that? For starters, the device doesn’t come shipped with OS 4.5 as originally hoped, or even OS 4.3, but clunky old 4.2.2.163 (see after the jump). Very disappointing. Also, while the BlackBerry 8310 comes with GPS, it also costs CDN$199 with a 3 year contract (or $150 if you can convince a Rogers manager to give you the new customer discount), pretty expensive considering our friends at Rogers were expecting the upcoming Bold to be released at CDN$299 with a 3 year contract. The Bold, remember, is rocking GPS, 3G and WiFi (don’t expect the WiFi equipped BlackBerry 8320 to be out on Rogers anytime before Christmas, either).

BlackBerry Cool recommends that you hold out for the Bold, or if you really need a pink BB, choose a lovely skin from our friends at DecalGirl and do it yourself. Would you rather have an EDGE BlackBerry 8310 on Rogers for way too much, or a sweet 3G BlackBerry 8330 from Telus customized to perfection (shown above)? We thought so, too.

(Thanks, RogersDude69!)

More BlackBerry 8310 photos after the jump

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Roger releases pink BlackBerry 8310, BlackBerry Bold coming June 17th

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For those looking to accessorize their summer in style (maybe to go with their Pink Pearl), Rogers has released a pink version of the BlackBerry 8310. Other than the color change (and possibly OS 4.5?), there’s nothing here that you haven’t seen before: EDGE data, 2.0 Mpx camera, GPS, and the not-so-cheap price of $199 on a three year contract (full deets after the jump).

But why buy a pink version of a decent BlackBerry when you can wait two weeks for the greatest BlackBerry ever made? Rumors are swirling over at CrackBerry that Rogers is set to launch the BlackBerry Bold June 17th. For our money, this seems a little too early for two reasons: 1.) We doubt that Rogers will launch the Bold before AT&T, which is looking to be sometime in late July/August and 2.) Ted Rogers hasn’t sent us an engraved invitation to his personal launch party yet. We’ll keep you in the know.

(via CrackBerry)

Click here for BlackBerry 8310 specs!

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AT&T launches AT&T Navigator

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AT&T has teamed up with TeleNav to launch a branded GPS service on a wide range of smartphones. It comes with everything you’ve come to expect from a GPS suite: written and spoken direction, access to points of interest, even gas prices and traffic information. Uniquely to BlackBerrys, speech recognition is also available, allowing you speak the name of a business or address for turn-by-turn directions. The whole thing comes with a $9.99/month price tag, and is available on the 8310, 8800 and 8820. They’ll be demoing the whole deal in booth #3428 at CTIA, so give us some impressions if you get a chance to check it out.

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Scanbuy announces BlackBerry compatability

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Scanbuy has announced that their 2D barcode scanning app for cameraphones is now available for BlackBerry. Using their software, you can now take pictures of particular barcodes similar to those being worked into airports with your Pearl or Curve to access related content like music, pictures and information. They’ve already got a bunch of partners doing some pretty interesting things with the technology, such as the Paris Metro which delivers point of interest and transit information using the barcodes, and Codilink who’s using it to deliver and redeem coupons. There are a lot of great opportunities for this kind of stuff, that’s for sure.

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AT&T offering Valentine’s deal on red BlackBerry 8310

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As mentioned in the last BBCool podcast, AT&T has unveiled the red, GPS-enabled BlackBerry 8310 in time for Valentines Day. Until February 14th., you’ll be able to pick up one of these slick little numbers for a mere $99 on a two-year plan. For the ladies out there looking to woo some hapless gadget geek, this is totally the way to do it. More info over here.

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BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 13

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BBCoolSimon Sage goes over the holiday’s big BlackBerry news, namely new shots of the BlackBerry 8900, RIM’s stock taking a hit, new 8130 colours, and a smattering of international releases. Get your news right over here.(12 minutes)



I nixed the old iTunes feed since it was obviously not doing what it was supposed to, and started a brand new one which should be updated by the iTunes Store soon.

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Canadian carriers getting a few new colours too?

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PearlsThere are some rumblings that the new paint jobs recently gracing American carriers will be coming to Canada, too. An all-black and a pink BlackBerry 8130 should be coming to Telus sometime soon, with the possibility of a red one too. Wow, way to go Telus. Besides that a red BlackBerry 8310 might be coming to Rogers, too. Hmm, wonder what colours the BlackBerry 8110 will be coming out in?

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