Monthly Archive for January, 2005Page 2 of 9

Ask Us! Changing SureType Language


Christian from Tampa, Florida emailed us to ask :

“I just got the blackberry 7100t but I’ve been puzzle when I try to use the SureType features in other language (Spanish) …Does SureType works in any other languages beside English?”

Click below for the answer.

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Beta Testers Wanted For PocketDay Blackberry Port


Guys over at Cross River Systems are looking for beta testers to test out their version of Pocket Day for Blackberry handhelds. PocketDay is a fully integrated Calendar/Task management application for color Blackberries. It has integrated views showing calendar and task events together, customizable color coded task priorities, a separate task view with priority sorting, month view with time bars, and more. It was nominated by Pocket PC Magazine for best software program in 2004. We’re glad to see more software companies start producing for the Blackberry OS, so let’s help them out.

If you are interested email Mark @ Cross River Systems

RIM Too Expensive


Standard & Poor’s Equity Research said a buyout of Research In Motionis “unlikely,” citing the company’s $14 billion market capitalization and “a rich valuation relative to peers.” A recent report had suggested the maker of the handheld BlackBerry device would be acquired. S&P Equity Research lowered the 12-month target price to $78 from $85, “to reflect our more cautious view,” although the research firm acknowledged Research In Motion “is growing faster than its peers.” The firm said, “Potential legal settlements may impair future cash flow and earnings per share, but given that Research In Motion is growing faster than peers, we would hold the shares.

Exclusive: New Blackberry Revealed


A RIM employee sent us this picture of a top secret prototype handheld dubbed “The Real Crackberry”. It comes with the standard goodies that you come to expect from RIM, push email, 240×160 high-rez screen, full QWERTY keyboard, PIN 2 PIN, etc. But what is so different with this device is that it is fully equiped with a dish so instead of looking at boring Power Points, you can tune into the Playboy channel. Not to mention the mobile espresso machine which gaurantees you to being the most popular guy in the office.

Verichat 1.7 Released - Supposedly Solves T-Mobile Problem


PDA Apps the makers of the popular Instant Messenging program Verichat has released an update to their program that supposedly solves the T-Mobile port 80 issue. Unfortunatly all of us here at BBCool are on a BES so we are unable to test it out. If anyone of our readers wants to download the trial and tell us if it works or not that would be very much appreciated.

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The Blackberry Way To Golf


We stumbled upon this program from Concrete Software to keep track of your golf game. You may be saying, wait my pencil and paper work just fine but Links Scorecard offers way more plus it’ll be another excuse to bring along your crackberry. You can have multiple courses saved, you can keep track of your golf game statistics. The numbers of times you hit in regulation, sand saves, penalties, number of putts, up-downs.

It actually is quite useful program but the novelty may run off pretty fast after a few golf games. And sometimes it is good to leave the Blackberry behind, especially during a round and you don’t want to be bothered with corporate emails from your boss.

You can order it through Neon Toad

Turkcell And RIM To Offer BlackBerry In Turkey


ISTANBUL, Turkey & WATERLOO, Ontario-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Jan. 27, 2005-Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (ISE:TCELL) and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM) (TSX:RIM) today announced plans to offer BlackBerry(R), a leading wireless communications platform, to mobile customers in Turkey. BlackBerry will operate on Turkcell’s GSM/GPRS network in Turkey and international roaming will be supported in countries where Turkcell has GPRS roaming agreements in place.

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WebMD On “Blackberry Thumb”


I found this pretty amusing article on WebMD on the issue of “Blackberry Thumb”. Think of it as repetitive stress syndrome but for your thumbs.

“Blackberry users include a significant segment of the population old enough to be developing arthritis - and this can aggravate it,” Benhaim says. “And there different types of tendinitis. One is trigger thumb. The other is de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, involving the tendons on the side of the wrist right where the forearm joins the wrist. These tendons participate in controlling the thumb and are very

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The Reason For T-Mobile’s Port 80 Block


T-Mobile users were up in arms starting last month when T-Mobile started blocking port 80 outside email and the built-in browser. What this caused is 3rd party programs that communicated with the internet like Verichat or WebMessenger ceased working. Had a chance to talk with a T-Mobile rep and this is what he explained:

There were some changes made in the billing system a while back which in turn blocked Blackberry Web Client accounts from having full internet access (including port 80). Changes are in the works and all T-Mobile BB users should have full internet access targeted for early Feb.

Why No Apple Support


Got this from a RIM employee, seems like their syncing software is developed by Intellisync. Intellisync is the leader in syncing software and has some big name partners including RIM, AOL, Palm, Microsoft, etc.

RIM currently does not offer a Mac version of the Desktop Software. To deliver synchronization of calendar, address book, tasks, and memo pad, RIM licenses Intellisync software from Intellisync Corporation. At this time, Intellisync does not offer a Mac version. There is currently no timeline set for the introduction of Mac versions of Intellisync or the BlackBerry Desktop Software.