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BlackBerry follows coffee shower with rice bath

BlackBerry follows coffee shower with rice bath


P1020951 300x168 BlackBerry follows coffee shower with rice bathWarning, this post contains stuff which will almost certainly void your warranty if you repeat it. If you like that kind of thing, read on!


This morning was a minor disaster. My BlackBerry Bold 9000 seemed damp to the touch as I threw it in my pocket, I thought nothing of it since I had just washed my hands. I did however get concerned ten minutes later when I tried using it.


The trackball was spewing liquid when spun, key presses resulted in random “hl” and “ou” garbage and the call buttons were ineffective. The growing knot in my gut tightened as I caught the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee, and I wasn’t walking past Starbucks.


How did my BlackBerry get bathed in coffee I wondered? A quick call to my wife resulted in a sheepish admission of guilt. She explained how she had tried to conceal the crime by wiping down the exterior surface; little did she know that some phones are designed with an accessible underbelly.


I took off the back cover hoping that a battery pull would solve the problem and as I did so, what seemed like a stream of black liquid poured out. Coffee can do wonderfully destructive things to computing equipment, especially when sugar is mixed in, so I feared the worst as I embarked upon a frantic drying effort.


A few tissues later (for the Bold, not me, I wasn’t an emotional wreck…yet) and I went for the battery pull. A couple of times. It was consistently booting properly into the home screen but the wacky “hl” and “ou” characters were still showing up, the Escape key, call buttons and trackball button were useless, and many of the letter keys were calling up unpredictable actions.


This was not the first life threatening event that my BlackBerry has faced. Last year’s throwdown in a rowdy New Orleans bar was far worse in terms of sheer force, but the Bold’s recovery was instant once I had reassembled it.


On this occasion things seemed more serious. A quick call to AT&T led to some helpful diagnostics followed by a check of the moisture indicator. ”What color is it?” asked the AT&T rep. ”Kinda pinkish”, I replied as the indicator appeared to grow redder by the second before my horrified eyes. The AT&T rep then proceeded to declare my warranty null and void but did offer to take me through the master reset procedure, which I politely declined since I had other plans.


P1020955 300x168 BlackBerry follows coffee shower with rice bathRice. Of all the drying agents available to me its starchy thirst for moisture was the first thing that jumped into my mind. I amassed a BlackBerry bath worth of rice and submerged the Bold, sans battery, which had its own bathing corner. Three hours later I shook out the grains, reseated the battery and let the Bold reboot. Naturally by this time I was visibly shaking from BlackBerry withdrawal, so some kind of medication might be required if this didn’t work.


Just like before it booted up fine, only this time the call buttons had life in them too! The Escape button had gone from dead to mildly erratic and only a few of the letter keys were still misbehaving. Time for another rice bath. I let another few hours pass and after that all was good except for the trackball button which still has no effect, although the scrolling motion was working perfectly. Hopefully in time the trackball button will recover too.


I can’t help but marvel at the resilience of this BlackBerry Bold 9000. Now what can I throw at it next…?


Coffee and rice are bad for your BlackBerry. Repeating the events described in this post could void your warranty or cause your BlackBerry to stop working. I think the rice bath photo is cool.


Verizon Now Offering Free Push to Talk for BlackBerry Tour 9630 Users

Verizon Now Offering Free Push to Talk for BlackBerry Tour 9630 Users


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All of you Verizon BlackBerry Tour users can now get push to talk for free (or as long as you keep your BlackBerry Tour) for life if they sign up before tomorrow. . This is kind of odd considering that RIM just announced the new BlackBerry Bold 9650, which is suppose to come out in a month. How many Verizon customers are going to keep their Tour when the Bold 9650 comes out? Well I guess this could be one reason to keep your BlackBerry Tour if you really want push to talk and sign up before tomorrow. Here is the official email.


Email:


We’re excited to announce that the BlackBerry Tour you are currently using can NOW be updated with the Push to Talk software. Add Push to Talk on the BlackBerry Tour FREE for the life of your contract.*


Start conversations with the push of a button. Connect instantly with family and friends or groups and enjoy the reliability for your regular voice calls that you expect from the Verizon Wireless network. Increase productivity with FREE Push to Talk service.*


All it takes is a simple software upgrade to enable Push to Talk on your BlackBerry Tour today.


Add Push to Talk on the BlackBerry Tour FREE for the life
of your contract.*


Increase productivity with FREE Push to Talk service


Click here to sign up for free push to talk


WES 2010 Keynote Take Aways

WES 2010 Keynote Take Aways


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During todays live keynote at WES 2010 RIM’s Founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis had a lot of nice little treats for us BlackBerry users. He first went through the great things about the BlackBerry platform, such as BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry app World, Facebook,etc. He then talked about the devices that were introduced yesterday, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry pearl 3Gs series. He then announced that the White BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be coming to North America carriers. Lazaridis also gave us a very nice glimpse at OS 6.0. (Don’t worry I took a video of it!) Will I am made a appearance a


Name Picker-App for only $2.99!

Name Picker-App for only $2.99!


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Name Picker is great for new parents or for writers picking names for their characters. You can choose from many names for your new baby or make a list of your favorite names. You can also learn the meaning and origin of a name. This can all be done through an easy-to-navigate interface, with a database of more than 1,700 commonly used names in Western languages.

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MO-Call Launch Cheap International Calling App for BlackBerry

MO-Call Launch Cheap International Calling App for BlackBerry


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MO-Call now has a BlackBerry app which offers cheap international calling and SMS rates. The app works like a calling card. When you launch the app, it will re-route calls through a different number and use credits that you purchase at their site. Here’s a list of the rates for theUS


Fixed: $0.020/min

Mobile: $0.020/min

SMS: $0.124/msg



Fastest And Easiest Sea Food Finder!

Fastest And Easiest Sea Food Finder!


56410 Fastest And Easiest Sea Food Finder! The new Sea Food Finder is the fastest easiest, and most convenient way to search for sea food restaurants directly from your blackberry! It uses non GPS or GPS technology. It gives you up to 16 different sea food restaurants in your location if that exists. This has a built in Google, and blackberry map. You can share this experience with friends and family.


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Ford SYNC AppLink With Voice Control Releasing For Blackberry

Ford SYNC AppLink With Voice Control Releasing For Blackberry


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SYNC AppLink will soon be supporterd by the blackberry in all 2011 Fiesta cars. Ford will allow voice control,which is convenient for hands-free calling .This will make driving easier and safer! Ford also wants to to support Blackberrys on all SYNC AppLink cars by 2011.The first apps that you will be able to control using your voice will be Stitcher Radio, Pandora, and OpenBeak for Twitter. It will be cool to see what other Apps this will support and how well they can be used through voice control.





How To Change Repair Fix Blackberry Bold 9000 Speaker

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TxtForward – SMS to Email Backup – Great App for only $9.95!

TxtForward – SMS to Email Backup – Great App for only $9.95!


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Call Control Blacklist Lite-Free App!

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BerryReporter.com is a finalist in Wirefly’s 2010 Blog Awards! PLEASE VOTE!

BerryReporter.com is a finalist in Wirefly’s 2010 Blog Awards! PLEASE VOTE!


blogawards BerryReporter.com is a finalist in Wireflys 2010 Blog Awards! PLEASE VOTE! BerryReporter.com is a finalist in Wirefly’s 2010 Blog Awards in the best blackberry blog category. Finalists were selected after hours of impassioned debate among staff at Wirefly headquarters, and extra weight was given to the quantity of unique nominations for each blog considered.


Voting is NOW OPEN in each category. Voting will close at 3:00 pm April 30, 2010, and winners will be announced on May 1st. The final winners for each category will be based solely on the number of votes.


So far it looks like wirefly is going to select cracbrerry as the winner… Although we would really like to be number one, we probably will not be able to catch up with well known and respected cracberry blog… but we would still be happy with number 2 spot :) , so please VOTE VOTE VOTE!! for Berryreporter.com here is the link


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RIM Introduces BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5

RIM Introduces BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5


BlackBerry MVS RIM Introduces BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5


Considering that BlackBerry has always been a business device, this announcement doesn’t come at a surprise. RIM has developed the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5, which is a software that lets you take calls that go to your desktop phone right on your BlackBerry through either WiFi or over Cell Phone data networks such as Verizon,Sprint, etc. This is a really nice idea for business people. Instead of having to worry about being tied to their desk all day, they can take that important phone call on the go. Check out the press Release



Press Release




April 26, 2010


RIM Announces BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 with Voice over Wi-Fi Calling


Enables Employees to Make or Receive Enterprise Phone Calls through Cisco Unified Communications Manager from their BlackBerry Smartphones Over Wi-Fi at Work, Hotspots and Home


Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced BlackBerry® Mobile Voice System 5 (BlackBerry® MVS 5) with voice over Wi-Fi® calling. BlackBerry MVS 5 works with Cisco® Unified Communications Manager to provide a business user with the ability to use their regular desk phone number and extension from their BlackBerry® smartphone. With the new version 5, an employee will be able to use a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone and make and receive enterprise calls on their BlackBerry smartphone over a Wi-Fi connection, adding to the existing capability available over cellular networks.


An increasingly mobile workforce and the growing number of employees working from home present challenges for businesses to keep their staff accessible through their work phone number and keep calling costs under control. With BlackBerry MVS 5, calls made through BlackBerry MVS are routed through the corporate phone system/Private Branch Exchange (PBX)*, which helps with adherence to company policies and enables potential savings on long-distance and international roaming charges. Employees also benefit from the convenience of a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone. Employees can be more reachable through their work phone number and can even enjoy the convenience of extension dialing from their BlackBerry smartphone as well as the flexibility to move calls from their BlackBerry smartphone to their desk phone. It’s also easy to use since incoming calls ring simultaneously on the employee’s desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone and employees access BlackBerry MVS using the same phone interface that they are already familiar with on their BlackBerry smartphone.


“BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 effectively provides a wireless extension of the corporate phone system to allow voice over Wi-Fi calling at work, public hotspots and home. It presents a great opportunity for companies to enhance the productivity of employees who are often away from their desks or working from home, such as workers in construction, hospitality, sales and professional services,” said Alan Panezic, VP, Platform Product Management at Research In Motion. “This latest release enables businesses to better leverage their investment in the corporate phone system, adapt to the growing demand by employees for more flexible work arrangements, improve workforce productivity and save costs on long-distance and international roaming charges.”


RIM and Cisco have worked closely to integrate BlackBerry MVS 5 with Cisco Unified Communications Manager to deliver an enhanced user experience. The solution has been tested for interoperability and will be supported by both RIM and Cisco.


Laurent Philonenko, vice president and general manager, Unified Communications Business Unit at Cisco: “BlackBerry Mobile Voice System and Cisco Unified Communications Manager provide and extend Cisco’s IP telephony features to BlackBerry smartphone users at companies of any size. With an integrated Cisco Unified Wireless Network, our customers will be able to have highly secure voice over Wi-Fi experiences and high quality phone calls with their BlackBerry smartphones while roaming across the wireless network.”


Advanced IT features built into BlackBerry MVS 5 will help to provide controlled, managed and secure use of BlackBerry smartphones with the corporate phone system. Key features include:



  • Wi-Fi network access controls to set which Wi-Fi networks employees can access

  • Network preference settings with the option of prioritizing the use of Wi-Fi or cellular for making phone calls

  • Authentication to help ensure that only authorized BlackBerry smartphones have access to the corporate phone system

  • Incoming call filtering based on allowed and blocked caller lists


A new interoperability platform has also been added to BlackBerry MVS 5 to enable telecommunications companies to offer BlackBerry MVS 5 as part of their corporate phone system offerings. RIM is working with leading companies to make BlackBerry MVS available for a range of PBX systems.


BlackBerry MVS 5 is expected to be available later this year.


For more information, visit www.blackberry.com/mvs.


* Emergency calls to “911″ (or other internationally recognized emergency service numbers) will only be processed through available cellular networks.


About Research In Motion (RIM)

Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.


Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM’s products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights, and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM’s periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. RIM has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Many of the products and features described herein remain in varying stages of development and will be offered on a when-and-if-available basis. This roadmap is subject to change at the sole discretion of Cisco and RIM, and Cisco and RIM will have no liability for delay in the delivery or failure to deliver any of the products or features set forth in this document.


The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.



BlackBerry Pearl 3G Officially Released

BlackBerry Pearl 3G Officially Released


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I know there have been a lot of BlackBerry Pearl users awaiting the next generation of their favorite candy bar BlackBerry device. You have all been sitting back watching as the BlackBerry Storm, Bold and Curve get updates to their brand name. Well you wont have to wait much longer. Today RIM released a press release officially announcing the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 series. Now its kind of rare that we see a device be released as a series. However, what RIM has done is, they have decided to release one version of the device with a 20-key condensed QWERTY keyboard (3G 9100) and the other one with a 14-key traditional phone keyboard. I am curious to see the numbers between the two devices. Are people going to want to go back to the traditional cell phone keyboard, when they have been using the BlackBerry style keyboard on their devices? The Pearl 9100 series comes packed with a trackpad, WiFi, and Suretype. Check the press release for all the additional features inside.


Press release


RIM Introduces the New BlackBerry Pearl 3G Smartphone


What do you want in a mobile phone?


Small? Stylish? Fast? Full-featured?


How about all of the above?


Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the new BlackBerry® Pearl™ 3G, the smallest BlackBerry® smartphone yet. Despite its impressively compact and elegant design, this stylish new handset is a powerful 3G BlackBerry smartphone with uncompromising performance and top–of-the-line features, including all the industry-leading BlackBerry® email, messaging and social networking capabilities that so many people love.


“The BlackBerry Pearl 3G is unlike any other smartphone in the world and we expect a broad range of new and existing customers will be drawn to its powerful features and compact design,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. “Considering the fast growing consumer interest in smartphones and the fact that more than three-quarters of the people in the global mobile phone market are still buying handsets with a traditional alphanumeric keypad, we think the new BlackBerry Pearl 3G addresses a substantial market opportunity. It allows consumers to upgrade their traditional mobile phone to a full-featured, easy-to-use and fashionable 3G BlackBerry smartphone that supports BlackBerry Messenger and many other apps while maintaining a handset design and layout that is familiar and comfortable.”


The new BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone is a marvel of engineering and design excellence. It’s as powerful as it is compact. Measuring less than two inches wide (50 mm) and weighing only 3.3 ounces (93g), it still manages to pack in support for high-speed 3G (UMTS/HSDPA) networks, Wi-Fi® (b/g/n) and GPS along with a powerhouse processor that drives visually stunning images on the sharp, high-resolution display. It also features an optical trackpad for smooth navigation, dedicated volume and media keys for added convenience, a 3.2 MP camera with flash for quality pictures on the go, and support for up to 32 GB of personal content.


Key features of the new BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone include:



  • Elegant candybar design measuring 4.25″ x 1.96″ x 0.52″ (108mm x 50 mm x 13.3 mm) and weighing only 3.3 oz (93 grams)

  • 624 Mhz processor with 256 MB Flash memory

  • 360×400 sharp-resolution display (238 ppi)

  • Optical trackpad that makes navigation fast and smooth, plus a comfortable keyboard that enables quick and accurate typing

  • Media player for videos, pictures and music (music plays up to 30 hours), plus dedicated media keys integrated along top of the handset

  • 3.2 MP camera with zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording*

  • Built-in GPS for location-based applications such as BlackBerry® Maps, as well as photo geotagging

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) – first BlackBerry smartphone to support ‘n’

  • microSD/SDHD memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB cards

  • Premium phone features, including voice activated dialing, speakerphone and Bluetooth® (2.1) with support for hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits (including systems that support the emerging Bluetooth Message Access Profile standard) and other Bluetooth accessories

  • Access to BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones

  • Support for BlackBerry® Media Sync for easily syncing photos as well as iTunes® and Windows Media® Player music with the smartphone**

  • BlackBerry® OS 5

  • Support for tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks

  • Removable, rechargeable 1150 mAhr battery that provides approximately 5.5 hours of talk time on 3G networks


The new BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone will be available in two models and several lustrous colors. The 9100 model features a 20-key condensed QWERTY keyboard and the 9105 model features a 14-key traditional phone keyboard. Both models include SureType® software that can complete words as the user types, making texting fast and accurate. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone is expected to launch with various carriers beginning in May. Check with individual carriers for details about availability and pricing. For more information visit www.blackberry.com/pearl3G.


Editors: Additional content, including video, spec sheet and images, is available in RIM’s online newsroom: www.rim.com/newsroom/media/gallery.


* Video recording requires a microSD card, which may be sold separately.


** Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies. Photo syncing is currently only available for Windows-based PCs.



About Research In Motion


Research In Motion (RIM) is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.


Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM’s products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights, and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM’s periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. RIM has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.



BlackBerry Bold 9650 Officially Announced

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Officially Announced


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Well all of you waiting for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 to arrive to Verizon are one set closer. That’s right this morning RIM has officially announced the BlackBerry Bold 9650 for Verizon Wireless. The press release states that the Bold 9650 should be available starting in May. I know a lot of hurt BlackBerry Tour users have been waiting for this to come out even if you feel like you have been thrown under the bus by RIM so to say. Here are the official features down below. Of course it has a Trackpad, Wifi and supports up to 32 GB SD card.


This announcement does however, truly marks the death of the Tour Brand.


Specification



  • Stylish design (4.4” x 2.4” x .56” and 4.8 oz.) with glossy black finish and chrome highlights

  • Large (2.44”) high-resolution display (480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi), able to display pictures, videos and web pages with impressive contrast and detail

  • 3.2 MP camera with flash, variable zoom, image stabilization, autofocus and video recording

  • Advanced media player for videos, pictures and music, a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and support for the Bluetooth® Stereo Audio Profile (A2DP/AVCRP)

  • BlackBerry® Media Sync for easily syncing photos as well as iTunes® and Windows Media® Player music with the smartphone*

  • Easy mobile access to Facebook®, MySpace and Flickr®, as well as popular instant messaging services including BlackBerry® Messenger

  • Support for BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones

  • Full HTML web browser, streaming audio and video via RTSP

  • Built-in GPS with support for geotagging, BlackBerry® Maps and other mapping applications

  • Premium phone features including voice activated dialing, speakerphone, and Bluetooth (2.1).

  • Support for high-speed EV-DO Rev. A networks in North America, as well as UMTS/HSPA (2100Mhz) and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks abroad

  • Removable and rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery for 5 hours of CDMA talk time


Press Release











RIM Introduces the New BlackBerry Bold 9650 Smartphone



CDMA customers get a bold new choice with powerhouse 3G smartphone that offers premium features and performance together with popular keyboard and trackpad, as well as support for Wi-Fi and high-speed 3G networks around the world



Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 smartphone – the latest addition to the BlackBerry Bold portfolio of premium smartphones. Sophisticated, powerful and feature-rich, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a global smartphone for CDMA customers who want to stay connected, productive and entertained.


“The new BlackBerry Bold 9650 is an extraordinary smartphone that we think customers will love,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “Whether at work or at play, the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 offers a truly impressive communications, multimedia and connectivity experience.”


The BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone supports 3G (EVDO) networks in North America and (HSPA/UMTS) abroad and has a full-QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad and built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g), which makes it possible to talk on the phone while browsing the web or sending and receiving email. The BlackBerry Bold 9650 also includes 512 MB Flash memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB microSDHC cards, with a 2 GB card included.


The BlackBerry Bold 9650 fuses form and function in a striking design and, in addition to providing premium phone and multimedia features, it of course delivers the industry’s leading mobile solution for email, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS) and social networking.


Other key features of the BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone include:



  • Stylish design (4.4” x 2.4” x .56” and 4.8 oz.) with glossy black finish and chrome highlights

  • Large (2.44”) high-resolution display (480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi), able to display pictures, videos and web pages with impressive contrast and detail

  • 3.2 MP camera with flash, variable zoom, image stabilization, autofocus and video recording

  • Advanced media player for videos, pictures and music, a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and support for the Bluetooth® Stereo Audio Profile (A2DP/AVCRP)

  • BlackBerry® Media Sync for easily syncing photos as well as iTunes® and Windows Media® Player music with the smartphone*

  • Easy mobile access to Facebook®, MySpace and Flickr®, as well as popular instant messaging services including BlackBerry® Messenger

  • Support for BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones

  • Full HTML web browser, streaming audio and video via RTSP

  • Built-in GPS with support for geotagging, BlackBerry® Maps and other mapping applications

  • Premium phone features including voice activated dialing, speakerphone, and Bluetooth (2.1).

  • Support for high-speed EV-DO Rev. A networks in North America, as well as UMTS/HSPA (2100Mhz) and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks abroad

  • Removable and rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery for 5 hours of CDMA talk time


The BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone is expected to be available from carriers in the United States beginning in May. For more information visit www.blackberry.com/bold.


Editors: Additional content, including video, spec sheet and images, is available in RIM’s online newsroom: www.rim.com/newsroom/media/gallery.


* Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies. Photo syncing is currently only available for Windows-based PCs.


About Research In Motion (RIM)


Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.


OEM Vertical Pouch Leather Case w/ Clip Blackberry Tour 9630 Now for $9.99 Free Shipping

OEM Vertical Pouch Leather Case w/ Clip Blackberry Tour 9630 Now for $9.99 Free Shipping


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Carry your BlackBerry smartphone in style with the BlackBerry Swivel Holster. Your BlackBerry smartphone works with the custom designed BlackBerry case to maximize battery life without missing a message, and allows users’ to create personalized in-holster profile settings. The holster also is designed with a newly designed BlackBerry swivel clip which provides the user maximized comfort wearability.


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BlackBerry Bold 9650 Getting 512 MB of Memory?

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Getting 512 MB of Memory?

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A lot of people have been wondering what amount of memory the BlackBerry Bold 9650 will have when it is launched, when ever that will be! Well CB got their hands on a screenshot of a Bold 9650 and as you can see it has 512MB of on board memory! That is pretty good and looks like this will be standard for all new devices to come until futher notice. Wonder what this means for OS 6.0!


Blogger gives up Blackberry for Earth Day. Could you?

Blogger gives up Blackberry for Earth Day. Could you?


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In honor of Earth day do you think you can give up your Blackberry and enjoy the world around you? Jennifer Grayson, the founding editor of The Red, White, and GreenEco-Etiquette on Huffington Post. She quoted saying,


“My relationship with Mother Nature has largely disintegrated since I “upgraded” to a Blackberry about a year ago… I find myself generally distracted from the day-to-day beauty of life on earth…I’m too busy checking my email.”


Grayson, main reason for giving up her Blackberry today is so she can enjoy nature. Do you think you would be able to do the same and get away from you Blackberry?


Record your voice, Email and Share in Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Blogger. Deal of the Day

Record your voice, Email and Share in Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Blogger. Deal of the Day


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With VR+ BlackBerry owners can record voice messages and e-mail them in mp3 format to PC or any mobile. Record, Stop, Save, Send and your voice recording is on its way.


Now you can upload, store and manage your recordings with VR+ Online Service, which is accessible right from the application. Make and sort your collection, share it with friends and post them on the Internet through popular social networks like MySpace, FaceBook, Twitter, and Blogger.ñom.


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FREE Easter Island Storm Theme

FREE Easter Island Storm Theme


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A volcanic island Theme.

Features:

* Font is set as default and can be set by the user

* Professional Front Screen Static Wallpaper

* Custom color scheme on menus

* New front Hidden Dock navigation for full front screen display

* At least 6 icons on front Page for all handsets.

* NEW Mobstar Slider adds more Icons (81xx, 83xx, 87xx and 88xx currently NOT supported)

* Clear Highlight for selected front screen icons.

***OS 4.5 and above only!****

Please check you have the required Operating System. Support for (OS) 4.5 + only (application screen – select option – about.

FREE Cool Dolphin Theme

FREE Cool Dolphin Theme


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A Playful Dolphin Theme for your BlackBerry®

Features:

* Font is set as default and can be set by the user

* Professional Front Screen Static Wallpaper

* Custom color scheme on menus

* New front Hidden Dock navigation for full front screen display

* At least 6 icons on front Page for all handsets.

* NEW Mobstar Slider adds more Icons (81xx, 83xx, 87xx and 88xx currently NOT supported)

* Clear Highlight for selected front screen icons.

***OS 4.5 and above only!****

Please check you have the required Operating System. Support for (OS) 4.5 + only (application screen – select option – about.

Email Dictator! Free App

Email Dictator! Free App


57021 Email Dictator! Free App Dragon for Email allows you to easily speak and instantly see your emails by simply dictating directly within the BlackBerry email client. You simply open your email and dictate anything you want , and send an email. Its 5 times faster then typing. You can stay connected wherever you are, faster and easier!


Announcing PushPress for BlackBerry-Testers Needed!

Announcing PushPress for BlackBerry-Testers Needed!



I am very happy to finally be able to announce the chance for our readers to test a new application, one we have worked very closely with the developer on. PushPress is the first native BlackBerry application that brings WordPress blogs straight to your BlackBerry with no need for an RSS reader or using your mobile browser to view the content. Features:

  • Compile all of your blogs in one location
  • View content optimized for your mobile device
  • No need to wait for page after page to load from the web browser
  • Limited data usage compared to the browser leads to full content at a fraction of the time
  • Comment on any post straight from the app
  • Share posts via many social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

This app really does make the viewing of blogs a better experience. We have had the required WordPress plugin installed from day one and have seen this app grow leaps and bounds. You are able to comment straight from the app on a post, view pictures, tweet a link.. a lot more than you can do in your mobile browser. At this time, PushPress is entering a private beta with a limited number of testers. There are still some quirks and bugs to be worked out and I am sure testers will have some great ideas for it as well.

How do you sign up? It is simple, visit the ALL KAPPS website and enter all the requested information. All they ask in return is that you provide quality feedback and ideas. You must be on BlackBerry OS 5.0 or higher.

http://www.allkappssoftware.com/index.php/beta

After you install the application make sure you add BerryScoop to the blog list using www.berryscoop.com (have to have “www”). We are currently the only blog with the plugin installed, with the developer in talks with other blogs to take part in testing by installing the plugin. If you have a favorite blog that is running on WordPress and you want them to install the plugin, let them know! Full press release and screenshots below.







Introducing the Very First Native App for WordPress Blog Consumers ALL KAPPS Software, developers of the top selling application bChat for BlackBerry smartphones, is proud to announce the release of the private beta version of PushPress for BlackBerry. PushPress offers the consumer the ability to aggregate all of their blogs based on the WordPress blog platform in one easy to use and convenient place. Open the app for a brief update off all of your blogs at once or dig deeper into the blog to check out full posts, all images, and comments.

Features:

  • Compile all of your blogs in one location
  • View content optimized for your mobile device
  • No need to wait for page after page to load from the web browser
  • Limited data usage compared to the browser leads to full content at a fraction of the time
  • Comment on any post straight from the app
  • Share posts via many social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Beta Info PushPress is available right now for a limited time through a limited beta release to those who sign up at http://www.allkappssoftware.com/index.php/beta Signups will be limited to a certain number of testers so sign-up while there are still open spots. We have set up a feedback site for testers to leave feature requests, bug reports and feedback. Users must have OS 5.0 installed for the beta test which means that we support the following devices: BlackBerry 9700, 9000, 9630, 9650, 9550, 9500, 8520/30.

Blog Editors At this time we are actively looking for blogs to join with us and install the free plugin back end for the WordPress blogging platform. It is a non-intrusive unnoticeable plugin that allows the PushPress mobile application to interact with your blog and access the optimized content. Optimize your site for mobile users through the site without the need for a specific mobile site. We are currently working on a partner program that will share revenue on a per subscriber basis. Monetize your blog in a way that simple RSS feeds cannot. We also offer customized versions of the app for your site only, complete with ad support and UI customization.


BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Copy B9100 found on Hong Kong Electronics Fair

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Copy B9100 found on Hong Kong Electronics Fair


You won’t believe this!


On the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) that took last week at the Hong Kong Convention Centre last week, hosted by the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council. We didn’t want to believe what we saw, but there were many Chinese cell phone factories present who showed “their” newest products. One of the most presented devices were nearly perfect copies of the brand new BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Pearl 9100. Take a look at this photo:


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Sorry for the bad picture, I was trying not to get caught by the guys. As you can see, the shape of the device is pretty close to the Pearl 9100. However, the Chinese dudes call it a “B9100″ without mentioning BlackBerry anywhere. I was quite interested in that one as well as the Bold 9700 copy. If you take the device in your and play with the OS you pretty quickly see that everything is fake. However, I have to say that the copy is done quite well. Even the BlackBerry OS is a Chinese copy and looks very close to the original. I guess, people who never used a BlackBerry before would buy this device as a real BlackBerry.


Earth Day Cupcakes

Found these cute Earth Day cupcakes on bystephanielynn.com. Aren't they great? And super easy! We added a sparkly cloud of cream cheese icing on top. Hope the kids at the boys' school like them!



Garden Friends Luncheon

These are the photos my MIL took at her luncheon. Does she set an amazing table or what?!? She used the cake ball pops as part of the centerpiece taking it over the top with glittered butterflies that matched her table cloth. Another friend of hers made the adorable birds' nests.
Waiting for each friend under the glass dome is an Almond Amaretto Cake Ball.



Is the Longevity of BlackBerry Devices Still What They Use to Be?

Is the Longevity of BlackBerry Devices Still What They Use to Be?


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Recently my BlackBerry Stom2 9550 internal radio stopped working, forcing me to get a new replacement from Verizon Wireless. As this happened, it made me start to think about if the BlackBerry devices of today could out live the BlackBerry Devices of yesterday. I mean if you think about it, those who started their BlackBerry Addiction with the 5790 and later models would probably be able to fire up those models today and later on down the roads and they would still work.


However for the devices that have been coming out lately, I don’t know if you would be able to do the same thing with them.


I know there are a lot of people who put a lot of things onto their device such as a boat load of apps, phone contacts, BlackBerry Messenger contacts, etc. There are also a lot of people who install OSes and programs that are leaked. I know there are a number of people who don’t take very good care of their devices as well. I don’t just mean take care of as in making sure the outside of the device looks good, but also making sure that the device runs smoothly by making sure the event log, the web browser cookies, and the memory all stay clean. With the old devices you didn’t really have to do all that because you really didn’t have the options of running all of the applications on your BlackBerry device.


If you look at the return rate of two of the most recent models of BlackBerries, The Tour 9630 and the Storm 9530, you will see some scary numbers. The return rate on the Storm 9530 was between 35-50% in 2008 and the return rate for the Tour 9630 was 50% as well. Now the return rate on the Tour was mostly because of the trackball failure, which RIM quickly fixed by releasing later models of BlackBerries with TrackPads. You might also argue that the return rate on the Storm 9530 was because the device was rushed out too early and people didn’t like the way operated.


I know a lot of people who have had to get a new phone due to hardware and software issues. This would be the second BlackBerry device that I have had to send back in the past two years. One return was due to software failure and the other was due to hardware failure.


Could this be something that scares people away from RIM products? I mean if you think about it one of the things that people always loved about the BlackBerry brand was how durable all the devices were. Is that really true these days?


Hopefully this is not a trend that keeps going in the near future.


ScreenRotate – Control Screen Rotation – App for $2.99

ScreenRotate – Control Screen Rotation – App for $2.99


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ScreenRotate can be used to lock the orientation of your BlackBerry® Storm™ or BlackBerry® Storm2™ device. Now you can stop your phone from switching to landscape mode when you don’t want it to. You can also read emails or surf the web while lying down, without your Storm’s screen automatically switching orientations. You will never have to tilt your phone back to Portrait mode when you pick it up!


How it works:

You can stop your screen from rotating by selecting the ‘Set Rotation’ menu item in your phone’s application you would like to lock, and then pressing the lock button. You have the option to lock the screen in either Portrait or Landscape mode, or of course re-enabling the auto rotation. The rotation option has to be set for each application and must be reset when the application is closed. However, some apps, like the Home Screen are always running, so the option only has to be set once for these.


Notes:

- Unlike some other similar apps, this app is NOT always running in the background. Since it doesn’t run in the background, it will NOT slow down the normal operation of your phone, nor cause additional battery drain.

- Unlike many similar apps, you can hide the menu item from appearing in your phone’s application menus.

- This app may not work for 3rd party apps, but will work for your phone’s native applications, such as the Home Screen, Email, Contacts, Browser, etc.




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GT TexasHoldem Online-Free App


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Classic Texas Hold’em with 6 seats at game table! You can play and chat with 1.3 million players worldwide. It’s a 20/40 limit holdem which allows maximum three raises each round.


When you register for a new account, you get 2000 free chips. Each morning normal users are supplied with up to 1000 free chips if their balance is lower than 1000. GT Membership guarantees 3000 free chips.


If you are not able to complete 3 rounds of play, most likely your device does not have a stable network connection. Please consult with your carrier for network settings for TCP connections. Note that network stability depends on location and time.




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