BlackBerry Bold 9700 Ultimate Review

Fans of BlackBerry smartphones have been waiting all year for the official announcement that the BlackBerry Bold 9700 was ready to be released. Originally rumoured for release under the code name Onyx, this smartphone has finally been made ready for people to use. Anyone who has the original Bold phone and enjoys it will find that they’re even happier with the new BlackBerry Bold 9700. That’s because this newer device offers all of the same great features as the original terrific smartphone but also gives you more for your money. You get more advanced features with the new up-to-date handset […]

Smartphone OS Fight Night – Part One! WinMo vs. BlackBerry vs. Symbian

It wasn’t until the early 2000′s that the smartphone as we know it today started to appear on the market, with the Nokia Communicator gaining a Symbian operating system, BlackBerry offering wireless email in the USA and Palm giving the Treo application support.  Finally, in 2003 Microsoft introduced Windows Mobile, borne from its previous Pocket PC operating systems to be more compatible with PDA-style smartphones. From these humble, business focused beginnings, the smartphone has seen huge growth to become a mainstream mobile product which attracts every different type of user, from the game fan to the social networker.  This turnaround […]

BlackBerry Watch On the Way?

This is an interesting rumour.  Some renderings of a future watch compatible with BlackBerry devices have made their way into the public eye and aside from looking quite wearable, the watch has some interesting functionality too.  It’s worth stating that the watch is not a RIM product nor has it been officially announced yet, but the more coverage it gets, the more likely we are to see it! Instead of being an actual phone, like the LG GD910, the WatchBerry is a notification device, designed for use when your handset is out of reach or you’re in a situation where […]

Long Awaited BlackBerry Storm2 Let Loose on the World!

We have been waiting since, well, since the first Storm for a revised touchscreen BlackBerry and finally, after months of speculation and leaks regarding the specification and the technology involved, the new Storm2 is official.  It’s an exclusive to Vodafone in the UK for its initial release, but the word is Vodafone won’t be holding on to it for long. So, how accurate was our spec prediction printed last week?  Very, is the answer!  In case you need a reminder though, here are the highlights:  The 3.25″, 480×360 pixel touchscreen has retained the SurePress technique, but with new piezo technology […]

BlackBerry Storm 2 Full Specs

We’ve managed to have a quick glance at the supposed final spec sheet for the BlackBerry Storm 2, Odin or what ever you want to call it. These details are yet to be confirmed by BlackBerry itself, but with the UK release date of the 26th October looming, and US even closer they can’t be far off. – GSM 850/900/1800/1900 – HSDPA 900/1900/2100 – TFT touchscreen with Surepress Technology – Accelerometer – GPRS – EDGE – WiFi – Bluetooth – BlackBerry OS – SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging – HTML Browser – GPS – Java – Documents to go (word, […]

BlackBerry Storm 2 Preview

It wasn’t all that long ago that we jumped on board the BlackBerry bandwagon and gave you a glimpse of what’s to come with the BlackBerry Storm 2. Since then a lot has changed. Vodafone have the handset exclusive and a reliable source have informed us that Blackberry may be shaking off the Storm title and re-naming it the BlackBerry Odin. Better still we’ve got our hands on the Odin itself. First things first and the question on everybody’s lips, ‘have BlackBerry sorted out that dreadful attempt of a touchscreen that we encountered with the first Storm. Well as with […]

BlackBerry Desktop Manager Comes to OS X

This has been a long time coming, but RIM are finally about to release an official Desktop Manager application for the Apple Mac.  BlackBerry owners have been using third party software, mass storage mode and even Google to sync their phone with their Mac up until now, but RIM have heard your cries and on October 2nd, your BlackBerry will officially love your Mac. The BlackBerry Desktop Manager offers the following features: Sync data from Mac programs including iCal and your address book. Sync non-DRM iTunes music and playlists.  Add and remove applications. Create back-up files or restore your device […]