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T-Mobile has officially launched the Curve 3G. The Curve 3G, AKA the 9300, is available from T-Mobile in a choice of two colors; Graphite Gray and Smoky Violet. Both color options look great and the Curve 3G is sure to be a great upgrade for anyone on the 8520. The Curve 3G features 3G network technology, GPS, Push Email, BBM, and much more. You can pick up a Curve 3G from T-Mobile either online or at one of their retail locations. The Curve 3G is available for $79.99 on a 2-year contract or $329.99 retail price. The $79.99 price tag is after initially paying $129.99 and sending in for a $50 rebate card. T-Mobile has multiple talk and data plans to choose from, and a data plan is required.
3:51 pm on Sep 7, 2010 |
Poynt has been updated to version 1.6. This new version supports BlackBerry 6 and the Torch 9800. The updated version uses some of the new features in BlackBerry 6 to make Poynt better than ever. Some of the changes in version 1.6 include:
- Unified Search integration on 6.0
- Context Menu enhancements on 6.0
- Map Route with Google Maps
- Rotten Tomatoes ratings
- Added top and bottom shortcut keys “t” and “b” for lists not arranged by alphabet
- Ability to turn weather on and off
- Ability to set number of movie results
- Sort movies by alphabet or rating
- Faster GPS on 5.0 and newer devices
- Accuweather extended 6-10 day forecast link
- Weather improvements
- Fixed BB Maps issue on the Torch
- Fixed trackpad issues on the Torch
- Fixed touchscreen issues on the Torch
- Fixed issues with AT&T Navigator 2.0
- Fixed issues with scrolling weather and top 10 movies on 6.0
- Minor bug fixes on 5.0 and below
For those that don’t know, Poynt is an application that uses your location to return search results for things around you. You can find movie theaters, restaurants, gas stations, and much more using Poynt’s simple interface. If you don’t have Poynt you should definitely check it out and if you do, then head on over and grab the upgraded version.
3:38 pm on Sep 7, 2010 |
RIM is set to release their earnings report for Q2 of Fiscal Year 2011. The conference call will be taking place at 5 PM EST on September 16th. You can listen in on the call by going to the link below and sigining up for the webcast. This is sure to be an interesting event where RIM will reveal both how well the Torch has sold and how well BlackBerry sales are going in general. We will be reporting on the results directly following the call on September 16th.
3:32 pm on Sep 7, 2010 |
The Curve 8530 is getting an official OS bump. US Cellular has released the official OS 184.108.40.2066 for the Curve 8530. We don’t know what has changed or what bugs have been fixed in this release but since it is an official the OS should be stable and very usable. We saw this version leaked about 2 weeks back but have yet to receive any feedback on the changes. Check this release out on your Curve 8530 and let us know what changes you find.
12:37 pm on Sep 3, 2010 |
T-Mobile has released an official OS update for both the Curve 8520 and Curve 8900. The update for both BlackBerrys is the same version number, 220.127.116.112. We don’t have any information on what changes and fixes may be in this release, but with it being an official we can assume it is stable and that there will be some bug fixes. If you make the jump to .822 on your Curve let us know if you find anything.
12:22 pm on Sep 3, 2010 |
Telus put out the official press release for the Torch 9800 launch just a few short days ago. Near the bottom of that release was some information that most of us overlooked. At the end of this release, Telus was announcing that they would be offering carrier billing through App World very soon. The quote from the press release about App World was:
“TELUS is excited to be the first carrier in Canada to offer clients the ability to pay for their BlackBerry App WorldTM purchases on their mobile phone bill as well as through credit card payment. This ability will be available prior to the BlackBerry Torch launch.”
This is very exciting news for both Telus customers and everyone that uses a BlackBerry. Carrier billing will make App World more accessible and is a huge step in the right direction for RIM. Apps are the future of smartphones and with RIM advancing App World they are sure to stay on top. Hopefully now that one carrier is introducing carrier billing more carriers will jump onboard with it and App World will become an even more dynamic application purchasing experience.
2:21 pm on Sep 2, 2010 |
It seems as if September 24th is the official launch day for the Torch 9800 in Canada. We have every major Canadian carrier launching that day including Bell, Rogers, Telus, and now Virgin Mobile. Virgin Released that they will be launching the Torch on September 24th in a tweet this morning. Their tweet says more details are to come soon. So thats all we have right now. Keep it here at TheBerryFix.com and we will update you on the Virgin Torch 9800 launch as soon as we are given more information.
Image Source: CrackBerry
2:11 pm on Sep 2, 2010 |
Starbucks has officially launched the Starbucks Card Mobile App For BlackBerry. With the new app you can load your Starbucks cards onto your BlackBerry and keep track of your balance and usage right from your Berry’s screen. You can also use your BlackBerry to pay for your Starbucks coffee. The full release from Starbucks is as follows:
Enjoying Starbucks Coffee Just Got Easier!
Now you can add a shot of BlackBerry to your favorite coffee! Starbucks announced its Starbucks Card Mobile App for BlackBerry smartphones. The BlackBerry application syncs with Starbucks Cards and My Starbucks Rewards, making it even more convenient to manage your account.
With the Starbucks Card Mobile App for BlackBerry, you can:
- Check your Starbucks Card balance
- Reload your Starbucks Card account with any major credit card – You can even set up automatic reloads when the balance gets low
- Find nearby Starbucks stores with a worldwide store locator feature
- Check your My Starbucks Rewards status
- Experience mobile payment at Starbucks stores in more than 1,000 U.S. Target locations or in trial Starbucks stores in Seattle and Northern California.
- The Starbucks Card Mobile App for BlackBerry is available for download at http://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/mobile-apps/starbucks-card-mobile-bb for BlackBerry Bold, Curve, Storm and Tour models.
For more information about the app, please visit: The StarBucks For BB Download Page.
2:03 pm on Sep 2, 2010 |
Yesterday we featured the story on the leaked BlackBerry Data Plans for Verizon. Today Verizon has officially launched those plans and made the service official through a press release. The details of the launch remain the same as yesterday. You can view the full press release after the break and read all the details on BlackBerry and the other smartphones that Verizon is now offering on prepaid plans.
Todays app is a recently released game for BlackBerry. The game is called Finger Trap! and it is extremely fun and addictive. Finger Trap comes to us from the famous app maker, Tafasa. The premise of the game is simple, you just move the red box around with your finger and try to avoid the blue rectangles that are flying around the screen. There are two different modes, standard and wild. In standard the boxes move together in one direction and in wild they move randomly. You also have the option to start the boxes moving in a standard or random direction. I have spent tons of time playing this game and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun BlackBerry game you can pick up and play for 30 seconds or 30 minutes. Finger Trap! works on all 9500 series Storm devices as well as the Torch 9800. Check it out for free from TheBerryFix.com Superstore.
10:49 pm on Sep 1, 2010 |
MeterBerry is a very popular device monitoring utility from Giant Cashew Software. The app monitors everything from memory usage to battery temperature. I just received my update email saying that the new version is available for download. MeterBerry has been a crucial application for me as both a power BlackBerry user and a Storm 9530 owner. Memory and battery life are two things that I constantly monitor and try to improve. MeterBerry also allows you to perform a device reset right from the application. MeterBerry has logs that will record and inform you of your battery usage, memory usage, and more vital phone functions. The update today brings support for BlackBerry 6 and adds a new “time remaining” feature for the battery. The new version also allows you to display an icon in the notification bar showing your free memory, battery percentage, or battery temperature.
9:35 pm on Sep 1, 2010 |
The guys over at CrackBerry.Com have checked with multiple sources and have come to a conclusion that the new clam shell shaped BlackBerry 9670 will be named the BlackBerry Style. A fitting name for the first clam shell shaped phone for BlackBerry? Looks like RIM is trying to get into the more fashionable crowd with this type of branding. Now that we have a name for the phone, what do you guys think of the name? Will you be picking up this phone? Feel free to comment below on what you think.
5:42 pm on Sep 1, 2010 |
Telus has tweeted that they will be launching the Torch 9800 on September 24th. This is the same day that Bell and Rogers are set to launch the Torch. The Telus tweet links to a press release which we have featured after the break. Who is getting excited for September 24th and the Canadian launch of the BlackBerry Torch 9800? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here we have some leaked Verizon information showing prepaid options for BlackBerry. The shots show that Verizon will be offering prepaid BlackBerry plans for between $45 and $95 plus the $30 BlackBerry data plan. The shots also show a very broad list of available BlackBerrys for use on the prepaid plans. The list includes:
- BlackBerry Bold 9650
- BlackBerry Curve 8330
- BlackBerry Curve 2 9530
- BlackBerry Storm 9530
- BlackBerry Storm 9550
- BlackBerry Tour 9630
This seems like a great move for Verizon to offer BlackBerry without being tied down in a 2 year contract. The inclusion of pretty much every BlackBerry that Verizon hosts will provide an easy way for Verizon to clear their inventory as all these devices are brought to End Of Life and new BlackBerrys launch in their places. Keep it here at TheBerryFix.com as we bring you all the latest official word on the Verizon prepaid BlackBerrys and all BlackBerry news. You can view the leaked screenshots after the break.
3:10 pm on Sep 1, 2010 |
Gowalla is a social location networking application much like Foursquare. Gowalla and Foursquare have both been competing for the location based social networking crown on iPhone for quite some time. For a while Foursquare was the only option for BlackBerry users. Gowalla has been in a limited Beta for BlackBerry and yesterday they released the official version 1.0 for all BlackBerry users. The battle of the location based social networks is heating up on BlackBerry. Who will come out on top? Head on over to Gowalla to sign up and try it out for yourself. Let us know which app you prefer, Gowalla or Foursquare?