There's seemingly an infinite number of software applications available for your BlackBerry--many of which are free--but unfortunately there's only so much storage space in your smartphone's internal memory, and by default Research In Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry maker, blocks the ability to store such apps on microSD media cards.
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Two new travel-friendly chargers from battery maker Duracell could give road warriors the extra boost of power needed to keep their BlackBerrys, PDAs or media players up and running between destinations.
We've all been there before. You need to return a call or deliver some bad news, but for whatever reason you don't want to speak with the person on the other end of the line. Sure, you could shoot off a quick e-mail or text message, but that's just not the same as a phone call.
If you use a BlackBerry for any business-related purposes-and if you're reading this, we bet you do--The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) wants you! That's because the college is doing research in the form of an online survey to try and gauge the effects of always-on mobile connectivity on professionals' work/life balance.
Remember Palm and its Treo smartphones? Barely, you say? Yeah, me too. But thanks to an entry-level smartphone called the Centro and a couple of new high-end Treo devices, the US-based handheld maker just might find its way back onto your radar in 2008.
While surfing my usual collection of BlackBerry- and smartphone-related blogs and sites yesterday, I came across a blog post that contains brief descriptions of and links to 50 finance-oriented mobile software downloads for BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones-25 for each device. The post is short and sweet, but there's some good stuff in there, so I thought I'd share.
Notebook computer thieves have found a thriving new hunting ground: The airport.
Some developers spend weeks, even months, pouring through lines of code in attempts to create unique and valuable applications, but a South Carolina-based developer recently demonstrated his .Net Compact prowess-and impressive personal drive--by creating a new Windows Mobile application every day in the month of June.
Last month CIO.com sister publication PCWorld.com posted an article entitled "BlackBerry Bold Beats iPhone to the 3G Punch." The story was written to announce the official unveiling of RIM's latest-and greatest to date-BlackBerry smartphone, but it rubbed me the wrong way from the start.
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They don't call 'em CrackBerrys for nothing.
With the unveiling of Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Bold in May and Apple's next-generation iPhone 3G a month later, there's been a lot of hype around third-generation (3G) data connections for smartphones. Frankly, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about.
Whether or not mobile phones can actually lead to or accelerate health problems remains unclear but we do know the trusty little devices emit radio frequency energy, and it's a fact that too much radiation's not a good thing for humans. That's why the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) analyzes and measures mobile device radiation-emission levels before giving them the thumbs up for sale in the United States. That metric is called a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), and to pass the FCC inspection, a phone's SAR must be equal to or less than 1.6 watts per kilogram (W/kg).
After months of speculation, Apple this week unveiled its next-generation smartphone, the iPhone 3G and solidified its push into the enterprise mobile space with a spattering of business-specific announcements. But how well did these enhancements to the uber-popular device and its software measure up to enterprise users' expectations?
The blogosphere has been all abuzz lately with iPhone and BlackBerry hype.
Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, which has traditionally been known as a business device, made its first foray into the vast consumer mobile phone space back in 2006 when it debuted the sleek and shiny BlackBerry Pearl 8100. Since then, the company has continued into the land of consumer gadgets, launching the Curve 8300 in May 2007 and its newest device, the Bold 9000, is expected this US summer-both of which feature digital cameras, Wi-Fi, and media players.