For those of you who are confused by the recent $49.99 pricing of the TELUS BlackBerry Pearl 8230 Flip… you can rest easy now and make your way over toyour local Best Buy.
The Flip can be yours for $0.00 on a 3-year contract with a minimum monthly Voice and Data plan of $32.50. Currently, this is the cheapest price for the Flip 8230.
Etsy seller “twoeggplants” has created the ultimate accessory for any CrackBerry addict:”Gray Blackberry PDA Phone Soap”
That’s right, you can now lather yourself up via your BlackBerry. This bar of soap weighs about 2 to 2.5 oz and smells like chocolate covered strawberries!
The description says it’s “Inspired by those of us who are married to our Blackberry PDA phone – this is a gray replica of it in the form of soap! It has a main “menu screen” with icons embedded into the “screen” of the soap to make it more realistic. This soap can be unscented or be customized to your choice of scent.” This cost a stellar $4.99.
Got some time to waste? If so, check out this video of a little chotchkee that Bell is giving away. Most likely you can just walk into your local Bell store and ask for one, but it’s meant to promote the Pearl 8230 Flip.
This pen gives you all the tips and tricks you need to stay on top of your game. I mean it has everything from how to turn it on to web browsing tips, picture tips and messaging tips. Just like the actual device, the pen is available in Pink and Black. Check it out here
If you have a BlackBerry Storm you will soon be able to support your favourite NHL all branded on your Storm. No word on a release date but this will be available for $249.95 3-year term ($699.95 no term). Thanks to CrackBerry for the details on this.
Here’s what’s written in the photos:
LG Electronics Canada announced the appointment of Pat Button to the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Mobile Communications Group. Button has over 18 years experience and has worked at Bell Canada, Samsung and Sony.
“LG Canada’s explosive growth in the past two years is a clear signal of focused leadership, which is what makes the opportunity to join LG so compelling for me. The dedication to understanding consumers and serving their needs is central to the company’s success,”
Found this video of a few Nokia reps talking about how we have become accustom to being connected to our mobile phone, especially how we access music. They go into great detail about their Comes with Music service. Check out the video here
According to a new study by TNS Technology, 74% of all messages globally are now sent through a mobile device. Compared to 1-year ago where it was only at 59%. The report goes into greater detail of how emerging markets are choosing to get a mobile phone over a land line.
Sam Curtis, Sector Development Manager at TNS Technology said “As mobile devices slowly take away usage share from fixed services in developed markets, in emerging markets consumers are more likely to by-pass fixed communications altogether and go straight to mobiles.”
ColorSplash is a really cool iPhone app that allows you to customize and edit your photos. The good thing about this app is that you can choose the areas in which you want to edit… you can consider this a simple version of Photoshop for your iPhone.
The official description of the app says “ColorSplash lets you quickly and easily give photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white, while keeping your chosen details in color. This effect – known as a “cutout” or “selective desaturation” – draws the viewers’ attention to the colored areas. Use your finger as a brush to remove or bring back the original color from regions of your image.”
Some of the features include:
- Undo any number of accidental brush strokes.
- Save multiple sessions.
- In-program help.
- Alternative view mode shows colored regions tinted red to make it easier to see and adjust the boundaries between color and black & white regions.
- Choose from 4 different brushes (hard or soft edged, opaque or transparent)
- Work in landscape or portrait orientation.
- Switch to and from full-screen with the tap of a finger.
This is is available at the AppStore for $1.99. Check out this video of ColorSplash in Action:
We cracked open the Palm Treo Pro yesterday and used it all day today.
The good news about the Palm Treo Pro is the design. This is an incredible achievement and step up from the previous Treo devices we’ve seen in the past. I must say I like to feel of the Pro in my hand… it feels smooth with its rounded edges and only weighs in at 133 grams. It has a 2.5 inch (320 x 320) touchscreen display with a full QWERTY keypad. If you’re a previous Treo user you’ll notice that the buttons are spaced out a bit more, but for me, still too close together as I had to backspace a number of times while typing my messages.
The glossy (gets lots of fingerprints) and shiny Black is a nice feature and adds some much needed class to the Treo lineup.
With all this said there’s nothing truly new to the actual workings, it comes loaded with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional so you can edit your Word and Excel documents and read your PowerPoints and PDF’s. Some features include a 2-megapixel camera (8x digital zoom and video capabilities), Wifi, built-in GPS, Bluetooth, can hold up to 16GB of extra memory, 3.5mm headphone jack.
Over the next week we will give this a good run for its money and test out the GPS, Web, Music player, Camera/Video and battery life. For now, check out our part 1 here:
(Bring on the Pre)
The Nokia E71 had a grand old time coming into Canada a few months ago. We actually really love this thin Smartphone and Nokia users will be happy to know that there will be a new colour coming to Canada within the next few days.
The dummy phones have started to pour into your local Rogers and from the looks of this image it’s a beauty. We first saw this White Nokia E71 being advertised through a recent Best Buy ad and honestly, this looks so incredibly classy. Expect this to come in at $99.99 on a 3-year plan with a minimum Voice and Data plan of $45.
More soon! (Thanks Chadnan!)