You'd be surprised how often taking a screenshot on your phone comes in handy, even if you don't write how-to articles all day. Screenshots are particularly useful when troubleshooting your mobile device through text messages or e-mail. This simple guide covers where to find a screenshot application for BlackBerry smartphones and how to use it.… Read more
CrackBerry recently released a few leaked photos of what looks like a BlackBerry Curve Touch. Indeed, it's quite Storm-like in appearance, with no keyboard in sight. According to the specs, the CDMA version will have an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, a 3.25-inch HVGA screen, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video, 1GB storage with microSD slot, 512MB of RAM, GPS, and NFC support.
These specs aren't really nailed down yet, but this sounds about right. We have to say we're not too thrilled about it--we tend to think BlackBerrys should stick to the physical keyboard--but maybe … Read more
The update will be available today by 5 p.m. PT, and you can either update over the air or via the BlackBerry Desktop Manager on your PC. This is a welcome change, as OS 6 brings many updates like a new home-screen interface, universal search, a new Webkit browser, and more.
Android has surged ahead of Apple for the first time as the most popular smartphone OS, according to Millennial Media's mobile ad network.
In Millennial Media's December report, Google's mobile operating system won 46 percent of all ad impressions (the number of times an ad is displayed), compared with 32 percent for Apple's iOS. In November, the two operating systems were neck and neck at 38 percent each.
Rounding up the rest of the competition, Research In Motion's BlackBerry OS grabbed 16 percent of ad impressions in December, Nokia's Symbian nabbed 2 percent, and … Read more
Expanding on its line of rugged cases for the iPhone 4, OtterBox unveiled its new Reflex Series case here at CES.
The company says the case was "inspired by the crumple zone of a car" and combines two materials--polycarbonate and TPE rubber--to form an "unprecedented" single-layer concept. We're not sure exactly what that all means, but the company claims the case recoils and springs back, "ready to protect again and again."
If that wasn't enough to sell you, OtterBox's marketing team adds that "a cushion of air" surrounds the … Read more
The update will arrive over the air, but if you absolutely musk peek you can go to RIM's desktop manager, connect your handset, and download it manually.
BlackBerry OS 6 first appeared last August in the RIM BlackBerry Torch. As the company's first major revamp in the years, OS 6 brought some much-needed additions, including a better browser, an enhanced multimedia experience, and an improved user interface. Nothing was particularly groundbreaking--indeed, RIM is still playing … Read more
It sells just a single smartphone, but Apple is now the world's fourth largest mobile phone supplier, according to the "Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker" report released yesterday by IDC.
Thanks to record shipments of the iPhone 4, which arrived on the U.S. market at the start of the summer, Apple shot past several other mobile phone vendors, landing in fourth place ahead of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion. For the third quarter, Apple shipped 14.1 million phones, 1.7 million more than RIM and 3.7 million more than Sony Ericsson, which fell out of the top five list for the first time since 2004. This was also the quarter in which the iPhone 4 reached 17 additional countries to establish its beachhead worldwide. With heavy demand for smartphones, Apple also joined RIM as the second smartphone-only vendor among the top five.… Read more
As its big brother Sprint moves on to the latest BlackBerry Curve 3G, Boost Mobile finally gets its predecessor, the BlackBerry Curve 8530. The Curve 8530 is rather long in the tooth at this point--it's about a year old--but if you're a Boost Mobile customer who's been champing at the bit for a 3G BlackBerry, this is your only choice. As a reminder, the Curve 8530 has a 2-megapixel camera with video-recording capabilities, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and stereo Bluetooth. The Curve 8530 will be available for $249.99, with no contract required.
AT&T announced today that it will start offering the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 and BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100, with the added benefit that app purchases will automatically be included on AT&T customers' bills. Carrier billing was one of the features highlighted in the Payment Service SDK announced this week at BlackBerry DevCon 2010.
The Curve 3G is similar to the Curve 3G we reviewed for T-Mobile. It has the full QWERTY keyboard, of course, in addition to the optical trackpad, GPS, dedicated media keys, a 2-megapixel camera, microSD/SDHC slot with support for 32GB cards, and … Read more
Joining T-Mobile and Verizon, Sprint will begin selling the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 on September 26 through its direct sales channels for $49.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. It will be available from all sales channels starting October 10.
Similar to the other models, Sprint's Curve 3G ships running BlackBerry OS 5 but is BlackBerry OS 6 ready. Spring didn't announce a specific date for the update but did say it would be in the new year.
The entry-level Curve 3G offers such features as a 2-megapixel camera, 512MB flash memory (… Read more