Sunday, September 28, 2008

Blackberry Bold Hits the Middle East

Etisalat, UAE's largest telecom provider & Research In Motion (RIM) announced the availability of the BlackBerry Bold smartphone in the Middle East starting October 7.

Customers will be able to choose from 3 different pricing plans for unlimited domestic UAE, unlimited Global or limited domestic UAE.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Blackberry Takes World By Storm

Research In Motion is preparing to launch the long anticipated touch-screen version of its BlackBerry smartphone known as the Blackberry Storm 9530. It will feature global capabilities.

The exact launch date is still to be confirmed but it looks like it will be available in the UK, US and Canada. Stay tuned for the Blackberry Storm Review.

Many people have touted this device as the competitor to Apple's popular iPhone.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Google Mobile Maps on Blackberry Devices

If you are interested in Google Maps for Blackberry devices, Google recently launched a new version of Googl emaps for mobile devices with similar graphics and images as the desktop version. It even comes with walking directions.

To download the new version for your Blackberry device visit: or

If you are trying to confirm if the place you are visiting has a parking lot close by or what the restaurant you are heading to for lunch look like? You can look at "Street View" after you enter the address. You can view the intersections, landmarks close by, the list goes on.

You can browse Street View overlaid on the map or in full screen, rotate your view to see more of your surroundings, and move along the street.

This a great addition to the Google Mobile Suite. Coupled with yur Blackberry and you have a great tool to navigate your way.

Rather than just driving directions, Google also give walking directions.

Blackberry's on a roll

With the recent introduction of the Apple iPhone, Blackberry has had to catch up. Sort of, kind of, NOT!

Blackberry is in a league of it's own. It has been adopted by Corporations around the world. To break free of that stronghold will take a huge undertaking by Apple.

That said, RIM has announced a number of initiatives and new models over the last while. Here are just a few.

Blackberry Javelin
Blackberry Thunder
Blackberry Flip
Blackberry Bold

The most recent one that has been announced is the Blackberry Javelin. However, currently you will need to wait for the Blackberry Javelin release date.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Blackberry Announces Flip

Blackberry is launching the New BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphone which is a version of their Pearl Smartphone. They are doing this to capture some retail consumer marketshare.

This device will be no different than the current Blackberry Pearl in features. It will sport a video and music player, a suretype keyboard, a web browser.

70% of the mobile users in the US use a flip phone and RIM is looking to gain some marketshare by adding that feature to their line up.

The flip version of the Blackberry Pearl device should be available in the fall of 2008.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mobile Wikepedia

If you are a Blackberry user and need access to information quickly you may want to open your mobile browser and check this out. It is the mobile version of Wikepaedia!

Visit and make sure you bookmark it.