Author Archives: Justin Lisenby
3:37 pm on Aug 20, 2010 |
The Torch 9800 is getting announced on carriers all over the world. Vodafone UK is the latest to announce that the Torch is coming soon to their network. The page just says that it is launching soon and gives you a place to sign up for notification when the Torch becomes available. Head on over and sign up if you are on Vodafone and are looking to upgrade to the Torch.
RIM’s newest wireless headset offering, the HS-700, has been released today. The new headset features dual microphones with noise canceling technology and automatic volume control to adapt to your changing environment. The new headset is available soon on the official BlackBerry shopping site and on August 22nd at Best Buy. The HS-700 runs $129.99. Check out the official press release after the break.
- View the HS-700 Wireless Headset Specification Page
- Purchase a HS-700 Wireless Headset from ShopBlackBerry
RIM has just let us know by email that BlackBerry App World 2.0 is out of Beta and officially available now. The update to 2.0 my not be available right this minute for all users due to roll out time over the servers. Keep your eyes open for your chance to download App World 2.0 and get the new features such as BlackBerry ID and Carrier Billing. Check out the release email from RIM after the break.
2:57 pm on Aug 19, 2010 |
BGR has done it again today. They have gotten ahold of some more training slides for another soon-to-be-released BlackBerry. This time its the 9670 Clamshell. The slides show the phone being called Oxford and from the looks of these slides this will be the official release information and Oxford will be the official name. The 9670 Oxford is a clamshell-style flip phone featuring internal and external screens. The outer resolution is 240 x 320 and the internal screen res is 360 x 400. The device runs on the CDMA network and features BlackBerry 6, Assisted GPS, a trackpad, and a 5MP camera. There is no word on the launch date for the Oxford but we can assume it will be soon on both the Sprint and Verizon networks. What do y’all think of the 9670? Will you be getting one or passing on the early 2000′s form factor? Feel free to let us know your opinion in the comments.
The guys over at BGR have gotten some serious insider information on the new BlackBerry Bold 9780. The refreshed Bold 9700, known internally as the R020, will be the Bold 9700 with a memory jump to 512MB, a 5MP camera, and BlackBerry 6. The slides point to an October release date for the Onyx refresh. It is a little disappointing to see RIM not updating the processor or screen resolution, but the memory, camera, and BlackBerry 6 are reason enough for an upgrade from the 9700. Check out the slides at the link below.
Earlier today we had the drama from RIM loading Facebook v1.8 onto the Beta Zone and then pulling it immediately. Now we have an idea as to why. RIM has launched Facebook for BlackBerry version 220.127.116.11 in BlackBerry App World. The download may not be immediately available for everyone due to server uploading, but it is live for most users. The only change we see so far is speed enhancement. The app is much quicker at everything on my Berry. Let us know if you find any additional changes to the Facebook app.
7:31 pm on Aug 18, 2010 |
The guys over at Jabra sent us both the Crusier in-car Bluetooth Speakerphone and the Jabra Stone Bluetooth headset. Last week we featured the review of the Jabra Cruiser and this week we will be bringing you the review of the Stone in-ear Bluetooth headset. To start off we are featuring the unboxing video of the Jabra Stone and the review will be featured later this week. Check out the Unboxing of the Jabra Stone after the break.
3:21 pm on Aug 18, 2010 |
Rogers is going to be releasing the Torch 9800 in the coming weeks. We have confirmed that fact both Here and Here. Now we are seeing BlackBerry display kiosks popping up at Rogers stores loaded with a Bold 9700 and Pearl 9100 and a spare spot open in the center. This open spot is most likely for the Torch 9800 units that Rogers stores will be receiving in the coming weeks. There’s not much more to say at this time. Look for these display kiosks to be showing up in Rogers stores soon and the Torch to be on them in mid-September.
Source: Mobile Syrup
Today, US Cellular has launched the BlackBerry Bold 9650. They have also launched an official OS for the 9650, OS 18.104.22.1680. This OS update is higher than the official for any other carrier so if you want to keep it official but still want to try a higher OS, check this one out. The full release of the US Cellular launch is featured after the break.
9:23 pm on Aug 17, 2010 |
Metro PCS has launched OS 22.214.171.1247 for the Curve 8530 as an official OS. If you have an 8530 and want the latest and greatest official OS release then hit the link to load this one up on your BlackBerry.
The guys over at PhoneArena have gotten some insider information on the Verizon roadmap for the rest of the year. They say that in October we will see the Storm 3 9570 launch on the Verizon network. They also bring mention of the Curve 3 9330 launching in October or November with Verizon. Their statement reads as follows:
“Mid to late October is where it’s supposed to get exciting, with a possible launch of the RIM BlackBerry Storm 3 9570. Interestingly, our source mentioned that the Storm 3 will run BB OS 6, but will still feature a Sure Press touchscreen. That would be strange, given the Torch has made the move to the far more proven capacitive tech. The other surprise for BlackBerry fans will be the new Curve 3 9330.”
The thing about Storm 3 with SurePress was that we had heard RIM was going to stop with that technology and start with capacitive screens like on the Torch. The Storm 3 is likely to be the “Odin refresh” which we previously covered and have pictured above. Only time will tell and as we get close to October the rumor mill on the Storm 3 is sure to jump into high gear. The Curve 3 9330 is no surprise with the 9300 already launching on GSM networks.
8:37 pm on Aug 17, 2010 |
Last week we got word that the Torch 9800 would be coming to Rogers in a White variant. Previously we had gotten word that the Torch 9800 would be launching between Late September and Early October on Rogers. Today we bring you confirmation that the 9800 is launching on Rogers in mid-September on the Rogers network. The tentative date that we have is September 15th but the launch could come any day in mid-September. This confirmation came to us from a trusted and proven source. Who’s on Rogers and excited about the Torch coming? Let us know if you plan to get one.
RIM has launched the BlackBerry Traffic app out into App World. The app is available in Beta form and is currently only for users in the US and Canada. BlackBerry Traffic gives you realtime traffic updates and gives you an ETA for your destination. Its been in the Beta Zone for a little while now and I have been pretty impressed with the app so far. Head on over to App World and give BlackBerry Traffic a spin today!
3:05 pm on Aug 17, 2010 |
RIM has just let us know about a new shopping app available for BlackBerry. Sccope Shopping is an app that helps you shop with price comparison and barcode scanning. Check out the full release information on Sccope after the break.
BGR has some information that the 9670 Clamshell is going to be coming to Sprint. They cite multiple sources that claim to have Sprint branded 9670′s in their possession. BGR also says that they have “independently confirmed” that the 9670 will launch on Sprint. The 9670 is also rumored to launch on Verizon, so we will see which carrier launches first. Hopefully we will see the 9670 launch soon.