This Day in BlackBerry: What Was Hot Today for the Past 5 Years


BlackBerryCool is the longest running BlackBerry blog on the Internet. The site’s content dates back to January 2005 and a lot has changed in the past 5 years. Lets take a look at what sort of news was making headlines this day of March 29th, for the past 5 years.

March 29th, 2005

Mobile Query Develops Software to Send Faxes for Free from Your BlackBerry

Mobile Query has built SendFax - a program that allows you to send faxes for free from your Blackberry. It works by taking advantage of the TCP.INT project which is a collection of fax servers you may use to send a fax to many locations around the world.

NetDocuments Mobile Document Services For Blackberry

Access your documents from the palm of your hand and capture work as it happens. Sounds promising! With the proliferation and firm-wide acceptance of BlackBerrys for wireless email, why not also access, open and view documents from the same devices. BlackBerry and NetDocuments users can now view, search, email and access all their documents.

March 29th, 2006

RIM Product Manager Executive David Heit Interviewed

Unstrung, a wireless news site, scored and interview with David Heit a senior product manager for RIM. “We’ve been getting the message out that it’s really not just about wireless email anymore, but about mobilizing your business processes, and the customers are really starting to catch on to that,” said David when asked about life after the NTP lawsuit.

Unlock Hidden Blackberry Zen Theme

Those sneaky guys at RIM decided to leave out one of the nicest themes there is available for the Blackberry 8700. The Zen theme, which is hidden by default is a fresh new concept which emphasizes the background instead of the icons or text menus. Instead of scrolling through icons like other themes, the theme places four icons on the right and a button which can be compared to the Windows Start button, which when you press it a menu list pops up with the rest of your applications.

March 29th, 2007

Lazaridis at CTIA: BlackBerry is a “Platform”

Lazaridis concluded by saying that since RIM designed mobile push e-mail the right way, it’s now a foundation and platform available across all kinds of e-mail systems. “Both the developer community and IT departments can build new applications [on top of push e-mail] by taking advantage of what’s already there, and what’s gone on before us,” he said.

Windows Live Search Launches for BlackBerry

Windows has launched their Live Search for BlackBerry today. I’m anxious to give it a once over, and if you want to be one of the first, too, you can grab the download over-the-air.

BlackBerry 8820 Information Surfaces

A T-Mobile employee, Mr. Smooth got the chance to meet and greet T-Mo’s CEO Robert Dotson and noticed he was testing the BlackBerry 8820; Some details were nabbed.

March 2008

Fresh BlackBerry 9000 eye candy

Engadget’s scoped out some live shots of the BlackBerry 9000 in action. Wi-Fi and HSDPA are confirmed features, and the snaps show off an externally-accessible microSD slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a new ringtones option under the media player, as well as a camera.

Screenshots of OS 4.5 on Pearl leaked

Fresh screenshots of OS 4.5 have emerged for the BlackBerry 8100. The audio equalizer is conspicuously absent from this version, but stereo Bluetooth and folder creation are both a go. Office document support is well on its way, with both PowerPoint and Word editing functioning nicely. The camera’s got a bit of a tweak, now offering some blur detection. On the whole, it looks like this OS is standing nicely on the shoulders of 4.3.

Skype coming to BlackBerry in May

It seems Skype is going to make a very aggressive push onto mobile in the coming months. The company will announce tomorrow that it plans to make its free software available immediately for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch and, beginning in May, for various BlackBerry models.

  • Stefano Forzoni

    I like so much post like this!! :D

  • Matt Cameron

    Awesome, I love tech nostalgia. Especially faxing_

  • Stefano Forzoni

    I like so much post like this!! :D

  • Matt Cameron

    Awesome, I love tech nostalgia. Especially faxing_