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Archive for July, 2006

RIM at GSM>3G Africa

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Informa Telecoms and Media announced today that over 150 of the world’s leading mobile communications technology vendors will take part in its annual GSM>3G Africa conference taking place on 19-20 October 2006, in Cape Town, South Africa. All the major telecom vendors will be there: Motorola, Nokia, Siemens and (of course) our friends at RIM.

“The […]

Nigeria gets BlackBerry Connect

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Globacom, Nigeria’s Second National carrier, announced today that they will launch BlackBerry Connect services into the Nigerian market this Wednesday. BlackBerry Connect provides users with “push” based email, BIS and limited BES support, such as email reconciliation and calendar synchronization.

“BlackBerry is really a global standard and we feel that Nigerians should not in this age […]

Berry411 gets update

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Berry411, the free search app for BlackBerry that’s always held a special place in our hearts, has just recently been updated. Now at version 3.30, Berry411 adds better BlackBerry display optimization, autocomplete dictionary functionality, and the ability to add any phone number into your BlackBerry address book directly.
Go here to learn more about Berry411 and […]

RIM releases BlackBerry Solutions Guide

Monday, July 31st, 2006

RIM has released their 2006-2007 BlackBerry Solutions Guide, a free document detailing BlackBerry solutions for specific industry sectors, from mom and pop operations to large enterprises. Available in downloadable format, the Solutions Guide can be found here (after a quick registration).

No more PalmOS for Treos?

Monday, July 31st, 2006

In news that will make Treo users around the world cringe in disbelief (and 1/6 of the BlackBerry Cool office to start slamming their head against a desk repeatedly), Engadget is reporting that Palm is pulling out of a co-development agreement they had with PalmSource (now Access) in regards to the next-generation of Palm OS, […]

eOffice gets update

Monday, July 31st, 2006

BlackBerry software solutions developer DynoPlex has released an upgrade for their solid eOffice software. Version 3.200.028 brings an update to both the Standard and Basic Editions of eOffice. Here’s what eOffice offers:
- eWord, which provides Microsoft Word document editing
- eCell, a stripped down Excel for BlackBerry
- eFile, a Windows-styled file manager

That’s what you’ll get from […]

Oodles of Rogers news

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Canada’s biggest carrier, Rogers, is starting off its Monday in style with a bunch of news to tickle the fancy of BlackBerry Cool readers.
First up is news that Rogers will be offering HSDPA 3G network access for subscribers starting this fall (conveniently coming just after Rogers’ 5th anniversary of GSM network support). This would indicate […]

Balsillie to speak at RBC Conference

Monday, July 31st, 2006

RIM’s co-CEO and notorious straight shooter, Jim Balsillie, will deliver a keynote speech at the RBC North American Technology Conference on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 in San Francisco, California. The presentation will also be broadcast via a live webcast at 12:35 p.m. PST, which you’ll be able to find right here.
There’s no official word about […]

Weekend Contest “Pick your favorite patent!”

Friday, July 28th, 2006

While the summer is notorious for being the dog-days of BlackBerry news, we’ve recently been getting the tell-tale signs from RIM that this fall will be an exciting time for CrackBerry addicts. What signs, you ask? Well the myriad of new patent applications, of course!
However, while we have received new hints at what future BlackBerrys […]

China Mobile ramping up BlackBerry Promotion

Friday, July 28th, 2006

In “wow, I wish we had pictures of that” news, Pacific Epoch is reporting that China Mobile launched a nationwide road show yesterday to promote their upcoming BlackBerry service. I wonder if they had people dancing around in BlackBerry suits like at the Rogers event?
In related news, China Mobile has also announced that their Blackberry […]


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