Saturday, May 31, 2008

Make cheap calls with a Blackberry

I came across an article recently outlining the background for Research in Motion. It talks about the Blackberry Pearl, the Enterprise Applications as well as some of the Blackberry handset benefits.

Take a read for more information on the Blackberry.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Blackberry with the "Touch" of an iPhone

I came across this article indicating some insiders at RIM are looking towards a 3rd quarter launch of a touchscreen Blackberry. They say that it will be available with Vodaphone and Verizon.

This devise is being touted at the Blackberry 9500 Thunder. You can read more about the launch here.

If you look at the feature of the new touchscreen and add the features of the Blackberry Bold released earlier this week, you have great competition for the Apple iPhone.

Would you prefer a touchscreen, Qwerty or Suretype keyboard?

Leave a comment and let me know.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

RIM preparing media synch for iTunes

The battle for marketshare continues. The Apple iPhone is great at integrating the phone, and iTunes. Something that RIM's Blackberry suite has not quite mastered.

Blackberry's are very well suited as an email integrated cell phone.

Not any more...

This Engadget article talks about how Blackberry is looking at a media synch module to go head to head with Apple. You can read the article here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

XM Radio Mobile on Blackberry

Owners of a Blackberry device (with version 4.2 or later of the OS) can get a version of XM's satellite radio service, regardless of carrier. You can read more here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Microsoft and RIM Collaboration

Microsoft and RIM will bring Windows Live Services to BlackBerry Smartphone Customers

Blackberry customer will be able to use Microsoft Live Messenger, Microsoft Live Hotmail in a more integrated fashion on their devices.

You can read more in this article from CNN Money

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Are you addicted to your Blackberry?

Is a Blackberry a distraction? Is Blackberry use addictive?

Many people talk about being a Crackberry addict. Others say that the Blackberry is changing the landscape good old manners. Some say Blackberry use is traded at the cost of spending quality time with families.

What do you think?

Is it a distraction? Are you driving at the same time as Blackberrying?

There is a great article in Scopical that you can read here about how workers are nursing their addiction.

Let me know your thoughts!


Monday, May 12, 2008

Blackberry Bold Debut - Rim Blackberry 9000

Rim launched the Blackberry Bold (aka Blackberry 9000) Sunday.

Some of the features include
- a half-VGA (480x320 pixel resolution)
- a 65,000-color display
- QWERTY Keyboard

- 4.5 inches tall
- 2.6 inches wide
- 0.5 inches deep
- weighs 4.7 ounces

You can read more details on the launch at c-Net here.

Move over iPhone - Blackberry Bold is here.

Let me know your thoughts

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Can Children Be Meanaged By a Blackberry

Nothing can replace a stern eye from a parent or some time in the park "sans Blackberry". Take a read through the article from the London Telegraph here.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

How accessible are you - really?

Who is the real winner when the employee is handed a Blackberry? Is it the employee as they have been given a great tool to make the more productive? Or is the company that gave the employee the Blackberry to make them more productive?

The employee starts to get emails 7/24, they become addicted to the technology and have a tendancy to use it more and more and more over time.

Does the company start to have a "We Own You" mentality raising their expectations and expecting prompt email response?

When I speak to clients - it is amazing how many companies are creating the culture that Blackberry use is the 1st priority.

Here is a great article from the Globe and Mail outlining how the Blackberry has become a Hot Labor issue. You can read it here.

Let me know your thoughts.