Today, Garmin announced a new plan that will give BlackBerry users unlimited, lifetime access to its Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry navigation application. Designed for those who don't want to be bothered by monthly subscription fees, the lifetime plan only requires a one-time fee of $99.99 and then you can get navigation assistance till you can drive or walk no more. Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry services includes Navteq maps, turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions, points of interest, as well as real-time traffic, weather, and fuel price data. You can use the service on the latest BlackBerry models, including the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series, … Read more
Research in Motion has a touch-screen BlackBerry in the works that should be out in the third quarter, according to a report Thursday.
The Wall Street Journal has echoed a previous report from The Boy Genius Report that RIM's BlackBerry Thunder will arrive later this year exclusively on Vodafone and Verizon's networks. The device is seen as an answer to Apple's iPhone, which will likely be running on AT&T's 3G network by the time the Thunder arrives.
I must admit, my interlude with the new BlackBerry Wallet in the quiet, early morning hours has been a bit of a letdown. That's because I'm comparing it with eWallet Professional and CodeWallet Pro, neither of which is available for BlackBerry (they patrol Windows Mobile territory, and in eWallet's case, Palm's,) and both of which guard much more information than credit card, gift card, password, and loyalty card numbers and details.
IBM and Research in Motion are expanding the reach of IBM's Lotus software onto BlackBerry handsets.
BlackBerry users in companies committed to IBM's Lotus suite of software can now access the Lotus Connections software from their handhelds, the companies plan to announce Wednesday at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando, Fla. Lotus-equipped companies have long been able to deliver e-mail, contacts, and calendar appointments to BlackBerry users, but companies can now allow their workers to get Web 2.0-ified in a safe, staid manner formally approved by the IT department.
Lotus Connections lets you pick the brains of … Read more
Research in Motion will hold its own conference for smartphone developers later this year, as interest in mobile development continues to grow.
Electronista spotted a Web page advertising the BlackBerry Developer Conference, scheduled for the week of October 20 in Santa Clara, Calif. The two-and-a-half day conference will feature the usual keynote speeches and technical sessions, but RIM doesn't seem to have settled on an agenda just yet.
Smartphone application development appears to be the next frontier for software developers. Such applications have already been in development for years for operating systems like Symbian and Windows Mobile, but the … Read more
In addition to the BlackBerry Bold debut, Research in Motion also announced this morning an agreement with Microsoft to bring its Windows Live services to BlackBerry smartphones. Specifically, this partnership will allow BlackBerry customers to access their Windows Live Hotmail accounts as well as Windows Live Messenger.
For Hotmail users, you can opt to have e-mail automatically sent to a dedicated in-box on your device or combine them into a single in-box with your other messages. As usual, you will get BlackBerry's push technology for real-time delivery and synchronization, and there will be full HTML support. Meanwhile, Windows Live … Read more
World: Say hello to the RIM BlackBerry Bold. *Cue dramatic music.*
You may know it as the RIM BlackBerry 9000, but on Sunday, Research In Motion officially took the wraps off the highly anticipated smartphone, complete with a new name. The "Bold" is in reference to the smartphone's gorgeous display, but it's also bold in that it represents a number of new moves for the company. Oh, BlackBerry Bold, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.
The bold and the beautiful As we just mentioned, the device gets its name from its screen. … Read more
Just a quick heads up to all you Sprint customers: The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 is now available for purchase. Yes, that's right, the Curve can now be yours for just $179.99 with a two-year contract and after rebates and discounts. Like Verizon's version, the Sprint Curve features Bluetooth 2.0, a 2-megapixel camera, and integrated GPS with support for Sprint Navigation. However, unlike Verizon, you can access Sprint's various multimedia services on the Curve, including Sprint TV and the Sprint Music Store. The sleek little smartphone is scheduled to arrive in our office today, so … Read more
If you're a Verizon Wireless customer and have been waiting for the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 ever since it was announced at CTIA 2008, today's your day. You can now get the smartphone online for about $170 with a two-year contract and after rebates and discounts. To give you a quick refresh on the device highlights, the Curve 8330 features integrated GPS with support for VZ Navigator; EV-DO; Bluetooth 2.0; and a 2-megapixel camera. So while we have to (im)patiently wait for our review unit to arrive from Verizon, you can get yours now. Go on, … Read more
Hey now! There's an interesting story coming out the Boy Genius Report (BGR) that's creating a lot of buzz among the cell phone community. According to BGR, Research in Motion will release a BlackBerry, codenamed "Kickstart," with a flip design and has some hands-on photos of the smartphone as well as another shot of the device with T-Mobile branding.
It's said that the Kickstart will have a monochromatic external display with a "color glow" border around it, while the inside will feature a 320x240 resolution, color display, standard BlackBerry shortcuts and trackball navigator, … Read more