A new BlackBerry has joined the Verizon Wireless family: the BlackBerry Curve 8530. The 8530 looks a fair bit sleeker than its predecessor, the Curve 8330, thanks to the touch-sensitive track pad and the slanted full QWERTY keyboard. We're also happy to finally see Wi-Fi capability, which was sadly lacking in the previous Curve. It also has 256MB flash memory, a 528MHz next-generation processor, EV-DO, GPS with support for geotagging pictures, a 2.0-megapixel camera and camcorder, a music player with dedicated media keys, a 3.5mm headset jack, BlackBerry's App World application store, and, of course, plenty … Read more
Analysts and scientists dealing with a broad range of data sources might be tempted by this data-modeling application. FindGraph lets you capture and plot data and fit the result to one of hundreds of included functions. The application comes with a comprehensive Help file and 35 tutorials and sample charts.
One of FindGraph's most appealing features are the many options for entering data. You can type it in, upload a text file, or draw it by hand. Another impressive option is to "capture" an image and use a Wizard of Digitization to convert it to data. When … Read more
This week, Vlingo, makers of a freemium mobile voice prompt application for BlackBerry and iPhone, released versions of its Vlingo software for the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and Tour.
With it, Curve and Tour owners can join their BlackBerry brethren in searching the Web, launching applications, and dialing with their voice. Voice dialing on the BlackBerry already exists, but Vlingo's ability to begin Web searches and open applications expands those native capabilities.
On Monday, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of its latest smartphone, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520. The Curve 8520 is slated for release on August 5 for $129.99 with a two-year contract and will come in two colors: frost or black.
This will be RIM's first model with dedicated media keys, which are integrated along the top of the handset, and also replaces the trademark trackball navigator with a touch-sensitive optical trackpad (think Samsung Omnia). Also of note, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 touts Mac compatibility out of the box (via desktop software).
The rest of the smartphone's … Read more
Earlier in May, AT&T announced plans to bring the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 to its shelves in early summer and looks like the carrier is making good on its promise.
The newest Curve will be available in stores and online on May 22 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Though the smartphone isn't scheduled to be in stores till Friday, it looks like you can actually purchase it from AT&T's Web site now.
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A lot of folks have been waiting for this (and by a lot of folks, I mean me), but on Monday, AT&T finally confirmed the upcoming availability of the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 for early summer.
AT&T's version is largely similar to the T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900, which has been available since January 2009, sharing the same sleek design and features like integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
The main differences are, of course, in carrier services. The AT&T Curve 8900 allows for free Wi-Fi access at over 20,000 hot … Read more
Sprint, you're a sneaky one. Without much fanfare or, frankly, even a peep, the carrier released a cameraless version of its RIM BlackBerry Curve 8350i.
The smartphone is available now for $149.99 with a two-year contract and comes without the 2-megapixelfor those customers whose workplaces ban the use of phones. The rest of the device's feature set is the same as its -loving counterpart, so you'll still get support for Nextel's Direct Connect push-to-talk services, Wi-Fi, and GPS.
(Via: Boy Genius Report)