BlackBerry

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 […]

The BlackBerry Storm 2 at a glance…

Leaked images of the Blackberry Storm 2 have been flying around the Internet. Although RIM is not expected to announce the device until late September, rumours are already circulating. The BlackBerry Storm 2 is expected to offer a refined version of the original Storm. Hosting WiFi, Flash, GSM/ EDGE technology as well as offering increased RAM and a 3.2 megapixel camera. The 360 x 480 touch display offers a comprehensive view and very responsive screen, which is infinitely better than its predecessor. BlackBerry has scrapped the rather unimpressive ‘SurePress’ technology and has opted to incorporate ‘Piezo’ software, offering screen sensitivity […]

Blackberry Curve 8520

It has been out for about a week now and the BlackBerry Curve has managed to stay pretty much under the radar. But, it’s about time that changed. Here skulking un-noticed is one of the more affordable smartphones. This phone has something for everyone, 2 megapixel camera, full QWERTY keyboard, document applications allowing access to Word, Excel and PDF files on the go, and that all important media sync to hook up to iTunes. Now, being the ‘budget’ smartphone, its got a lot to prove. Of course there has got to be cut-backs somewhere. Realistically, they’re everywhere (so to speak) what BlackBerry […]

New BlackBerry 8520 Curve Coming in August

Initially, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 looked as if it was going to only get a US release, however it has now been announced the new model will also be coming to the UK, and as soon as August.  Visually, the 8520 looks very similar to the 8900 Curve which many are familiar with, but there are a few important differences under the skin. These days, for a new phone to make a splash it has to have plenty of new bells and whistles, but with the 8520, RIM have gone the opposite direction, instead creating what should be an affordable […]

Dubai Update Breaks more than 100 000 BlackBerrys

A Blackberry update distributed by United Arab Emirates (UAE) telecoms providers Etisalat has broken over a hundred thousand phones.  It significantly reduces the battery life, because it’s constantly transmitting all your messages to a secret server.  It causes the phone to work slowly or even crash, because it was never even shown to Blackberry makers RIM.  Oh, and it’s the start of a corporate police state because it’s a spying application developed by American company SS8.  A company which apparently sucks at coding mobile software. (A police state already defeated by capitalism as RIM have made a remover available on […]