RIM is a company of choice, a company of flavor, and definitely a company of Curves, so it was no surprise when they announced the all new, all touch BlackBerry Curve 9380. The biggest question is, does this mid range touch screen BlackBerry compete against the likes of Android devices, or the iPhone 3Gs? Follow me after the break as I dive into the latest BlackBerry to join the Curve family.
8:25 pm on Nov 1, 2011 |
Last September RIM came to the table with the all-new BlackBerry Torch 9800, a device that was greeted with less than stellar reviews from the tech community and consumers alike. Just under a year later RIM launched what they hoped to be a powerhouse upgrade, a new phone, a new beginning. The big question is, did the Torch 9810 live up to its hype, did RIM deliver with the new BlackBerry 7 OS and hardware accelerated graphics? Follow me after the break and find out.
It’s been just over a year since RIM updated their Bold line up and most of the updates we’ve seen before the Bold 9900 have been incremental updates, nothing that has really made me say “wow.” The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is RIM’s latest addition to their Bold family brining along a few much wanted and needed updates. Follow me after the break to read my full in-depth review on a device that could help RIM through their technology transition to the QNX platform.
11:22 am on Sep 20, 2011 |
One accessory that you’d probably never think you would want would be a desktop stand for your smartphone. Don’t worry, before I tried the Clingo podium mount I thought the same thing. The team over at Clingo sent us over a few of their accessories to try out and I’m actually quite impressed. Gone are the days of finding the proper mount for your phone, just use the self adhesive sticky pad and it becomes a mount for anything…you can even mount two BlackBerrys together. Honestly, I couldn’t really find anything wrong with this accessory, it even holds my PlayBook while I’m at my desk, so it’s definitely a win in my books. You can pick up the Clingo podium for $34.99 from Clingo.com, or your local electronics store like BestBuy. To get a better idea on how Clingo products will work in your life, take a look at the video above.
The first thing I like doing when I get a new BlackBerry is to get as many accessories as I can, you never know what you’ll need. For the Bold 9900 the first thing I picked up was the OEM BlackBerry charging pod so I could charge it at my desk and still see the notification LED. If you’ve bought one of the charging pods in the past you know they tend to be a little bulky, well not the new ones. The new pods have been fully redesigned to match that of the device, simple and thin. Check out my hands on review of the new charging pod for the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
Today’s review features the Hive Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook from Incipio. I have been using this case for a few weeks on my PlayBook and it has quickly become my favorite case. I love everything about it, from the color to the texture, the Hive case fits my needs and use case perfectly. You can check out the Hive Case in action in the video above and then follow me past the break for my text review of the case.
Facebook for PlayBook v2.0 was released last week and I put together a little video walkthrough that showcases some of the new features in version 2.0. You can take a look at the video to see some of the new features in action and you can also see how quick and responsive the application is. Let us know if you like the video walkthrough and if there are any other apps you want us to do walkthroughs of. Facebook for PlayBook is available as a free download right from App World on your PlayBook or using the link below.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a lot of us at TheBerryFix.com use Powermat to recharge our BlackBerry smartphones, so when i had the chance to juice up my Torch wirelessly I took it. So you’ll want to check out the video and hit up the break to find out what i thought.
Hey everyone! Justin here with my first accessory review for the BlackBerry PlayBook. I just got a few new cases for the PlayBook a few weeks back and I have been trying them out for review. Today I’m bringing my first PlayBook case review, the BlackBerry PlayBook Leather Sleeve. The leather sleeve for PlayBook is much like the leather pockets for BlackBerry Smartphones. The PlayBook slides in for protection while in transit or storage and must be removed for use. You can watch the video above to see the leather sleeve in action and then head on past the break for a more detailed review of the BlackBerry PlayBook Leather Sleeve.
Looking to protect your BlackBerry PlayBook? Well We’ve got another one for your today, the OEM Skin for the PlayBook. Theres not much more I could say about the skin that I didn’t state in the video, but for any one who is looking for a simple lightweight case for their PlayBook I urge you to take a look at the verity of Skins that are available from ShopBlackBerry.com. Keep it locked to TheBerryFix.com, we have a ton more PlayBook accessories coming in the following weeks.
9:30 am on Jul 4, 2011 |
It’s certainly not hard to find any decent PlayBook accessories, go to any electronics store and there seems to be a small stash of accessories to outfit your new tablet available.
the latest accessory to cross my desk is the BlackBerry PlayBook Leather Sleeve. The leather sleeve is exactly what it sounds like, a sleeve made of genuine high quality leather (well, that’s what the box says) and it has quickly become one of my favourite cases for the PlayBook, but let the video do the talking and stop reading.
1:41 pm on Jun 27, 2011 |
Pretty much since day one there have been hundreds of ways of customizing your BlackBerry PlayBook like cases, wallpapers and skins. Today I’ve decided to take a look at GelaSkins for the PlayBook. Now if you’re not familiar with their product let me explain, GelaSkins are decals made from 3M technology (the makers of scotch tape) and printings from various artists around the world, so you know their going to help protect your device and look awesome at the same time.
I picked out one of the eboy skins and was actually quite impressed with the quality of the print, putting it on was another thing all together. While putting the GelaSkin on the back of the PlayBook was a breeze placing the one around the boa\rder was a slightly more daunting task. One thing they could do in order to make it easier would be to include a screen protector, this would make the front piece a solid square and would eliminate the issues I had during installation.
As a whole I’m loving the skin and want to help our readers get a chance to love it too. GelaSkins have given us two 15$ gift cards to giveaway to our readers and all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and your entered. The contest will end on Sunday july 3rd at 11:59 EST.
**The contest will end on Sunday july 3rd at 11:59 EST
I have never been a big fan of Bluetooth speakerphones because I rarely find that they are loud enough to accommodate the road noise in my 1999 Chevy Cavalier, so I was admittedly skeptical going into this review. My preconceptions were pleasantly proved mistaken with this new product from Jabra though. The Jabra Freeway proved more than loud enough to have a clear and continuous conversation (sufficiently tested with an hour long conversation on my weekly drive to pick up my daughter for the weekend)
Retailing at $126.43 on Amazon.com, the Jabra Freeway is jam packed with features. Not only is this Bluetooth device an excellent companion for driving but it also doubles as a great music accessory for your BlackBerry Smartphone as well. Since it supports the A2DP Bluetooth profile for streaming music it is awesome for any time you might want to listen to the music you have stored on your device (I used it to play music in the yard while throwing the football with my daughter). You can also use this audio streaming feature to get clear voice instructions from any turn by turn gps service you might have installed on your BlackBerry.
- Rich and crisp sound with 3 speakers and Virtual Surround sound
- Use your voice to make and take calls completely hands-free
- Announces the name of the incoming caller
- Voice Guidance gives spoken battery level, paring instructions and connection status
- Multiuse – Connects to 2 Bluetooth® devices at the same time
- A2DP streaming for playback of music, podcasts and directions from GPS applications
- Up to 14 hours talk time and up to 40 days standby time
The BlackBerry PlayBook a Dual Core, QNX rocking, 7″ Tablet
We’ve all been waiting for this day since RIM announced the BlackBerry PlayBook at the Blackberry Developer conference and now you’ll all be able to BBM and email from your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. I was able to get a preview unit and have written what I feel to be the ULTIMATE BlackBerry PlayBook review, so read on after the break.
Jabra has been on the forefront of Bluetooth headset technology for years creating some on the best headsets around and the Wave is no exception. The all new Jabra Wave is probably the most comfortable Bluetooth headset that I’ve worn in years and the quality doesn’t stop there it’s carried out throughout the whole device. Hit up the break and follow me as I dissect the Jabra Wave.