Tag Archives: CES2011
8:46 pm on Jan 11, 2011 |
2:17 pm on Jan 11, 2011 |
Along side the PlayBook at CES 2011 RIM asked a few celebrities to stop by and confess their love for BlackBerry Smartphones. Some of you may know one celebrity by his appearance on Entourage, Adrian Grenier was at CES 2011 for his interview where he confessed his love for BlackBerry and how it helps him on a daily basis with all the Super Apps and connectivity options on BlackBerrys. Amongst the other celebs at CES no one really shouted their love for BlackBerry just like Common did. During his BlackBerry CES interview Common dropped a “Fresh” BlackBerry Beat and carried it to the end rapping about the Torch, PlayBook and a few other RIM devices. I wonder what were to expect for CES 2012…..
8:00 pm on Jan 10, 2011 |
So CES 2011 has come to an end and a lot of questions about the BlackBerry PlayBook were left unanswered. Douglas Soltys from Inside BlackBerry Blog recoded a video with the BlackBerry PlayBook project manager Ryan Bidan in hopes to have a few of the unanswered questions around App World, PlayBook Calendar and Address book finally answered. I really can’t belive how excited I am about the PlayBook and the Future of Research In Motion. Make sure you keep us saved in your bookmarks, RSS Feeds and on Twitter as wee keep you updated on BlackBerry and RIM.
Source: Inside BB
This week was very heavy on PlayBook news and there are tons of new rumors about the new BlackBerry “Super Phones” that could be coming out. CES 2011 was light on BlackBerry related news but 2011 is looking good for some great new BlackBerrys to launch. Keep it here at TheBerryFix.com throughout the year as we bring you all the latest on RIM and all the products in the BlackBerry family.
- Slacker Radio Partners with Verizon to Bring New Features To 4G LTE Customers
- Bitbop Streaming Video coming to Verizon 4G LTE Phones
- First Image of BlackBerry App World on the PlayBook
- Powermat Teams up with Chevy to Bring Wireless Charging to the Chevy Volt
- RIM Posts the First PlayBook Television Ads to YouTube
- BlackBerry 6 for the Bold 9700 Released by Vodafone Essar Ltd.
- RIM to Launch a 4G PlayBook This Summer on Sprint
- RIM Introduces the “Built for BlackBerry” Program
- Jabra Announces the New Cruiser 2
- BlackBerry PlayBook Apps Making Their Way Into App World
- TheBerryFix.com 2010 Readers Choice Poll Results Breakdown
3:29 pm on Jan 7, 2011 |
The popular music service, Slacker Radio, has paired up with Verizon Wireless to bring a new music experience to smartphone customers. The new Slacker Radio app will be 4G compatible and will bring even more features to the application, made possible by the advanced 4G network that Verizon is now offering. There is no firm release date for a 4G update to the BlackBerry app but its nice to know that when the 4G LTE BlackBerrys begin coming out there will be some great applications that are optimized just for them. The full press release is featured after the break.
12:19 pm on Jan 7, 2011 |
Bitbop’s streaming video service was launched a few months back and has been making strides in the mobile, on-demand, streaming market. Today at CES, Verizon and Bitbop announced that the service will soon be available on devices on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Bitbop service on Verizon will be available in V CAST apps, Verizon’s new mobile store. Look for Bitbop on Verizon sometime after the first 4G LTE devices launch on the Verizon network. The full press release from Vegas is featured after the break.
11:44 am on Jan 7, 2011 |
Our friends over at CrackBerry made an interesting discovery in one of the demo videos running in BlackBerry’s booth at CES. There was an image on the screen of what appears to be App World for the PlayBook and they snapped a quick photo. From the looks of it, App World has been enlarged and enhanced for the PlayBook. This is all we have to go on for App World on the PlayBook but keep your browsers here at TheBerryFix.com as we bring you all the latest developments on the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook.
11:01 am on Jan 7, 2011 |
*Update: Ford has just unveiled the vehicle that goes with this application. The new Ford Focus Electric will be coming out sometime in 2013.
Ford has released details on an application for BlackBerry called MyFord Mobile. The new app is not stated to work for any certain cars that have been released yet. Ford has previously teased the world with a possible electricity-powered Focus, so that could be the vehicle that this app is going to control initially. From the photos of the app we can see that the app has some features such as remote control, car locator, and charge settings. There is no word yet on when this mystery car will launch or what the car will be, but with this information we know that it is coming. The MyFord Mobile app will be available on BlackBerry, Android, and iOS.
7:28 pm on Jan 6, 2011 |
Powermat and General Motors have teamed up to bring the wireless charging revolution to GM vehicles. Beginning with the Chevy Volt, customers will have an integrated Powermat charger right on their center console. GM has stated that the 2011 Chevy Volt will have the Powermat and that Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac get the Powermat option on the 2012 models. This sounds like an awesome idea to me. I can have a Powermat on the counter at home and one in the car so my BlackBerry stays charged wherever i’m at. Let us know what you think of the idea of Powermat in you car. Would you want it or are you happy with those oft-annoying cigarette lighter cables?
3:24 pm on Jan 6, 2011 |
RIM has posted three new video advertisements for the BlackBerry PlayBook. These ads showcase some of the great features of the PlayBook such as multitasking and portability. The ads sure make a bold statement for the PlayBook, one that RIM seems to be backing up quite well with the demo units we have seen cropping up. Check out the first PlayBook ad above and a few more past the break.
12:12 am on Jan 6, 2011 |
Looks like the news is starting to flow regarding which carriers will offer the BlackBerry PlayBook with a 3G or 4G radio, and it looks like Sprint will be one of those. Sprint will indeed be carrying the PlayBook on their 4G WiMax network later this summer with the full press release after the break. Hopefully we’ll have some more announcements from other carriers in the US and Canada
BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Coming to the Sprint 4G Network
JABRA EXTENDS LEADERSHIP IN HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATIONS WITH EXPANSION OF IN-CAR SPEAKERPHONE PORTFOLIO
Launches Jabra CRUISER2, Easy-to-Use In-Car Speakerphone
Featuring Industry-Leading Audio Quality
Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2010– Jabra, a world leader in developing innovative hands-free solutions that are both easy-to-use and intuitive, today announced a new offering that extends the Company’s leadership position in the in-car speakerphone market. From low priced offerings to feature-rich high end products, Jabra’s award winning line of in-car speakerphones include products that fit the needs of all different types of users and allow drivers to keep both hands on the wheel and comply with hands-free driving regulations. The Jabra CRUISER2, the next generation of the critically acclaimed CRUISER in-car speakerphone, builds on Jabra’s extensive experience developing easy-to-use products that enhance users’ everyday lifestyle. The CRUISER2 is being shown for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week and will be available soon at select retailers around the country.
If you take a second look at some of the top cellphone manufactures they all have one thing in common, a wide variety of accessories and top quality. I really hate referring to Apple and their certain handheld device but when you buy from them there are thousands of accessories that are available from day one, and RIM is looking to one up them.
Today RIM has introduced their new program called “Built for BlackBerry” a program designed to help accessory manufactures build products that are made for their BlackBerry devices and the BlackBerry PlayBook. Next time when your looking to buy an accessory look for the “Built for BlackBerry” logo, you may even be using a certified BlackBerry accessory already! For more details and to find the benefits in buying certified accessories check out builtforblackberry.com