This could be one of the craziest apps I have seen to date, and honestly cannot believe it passed through the approval process. “iGirl” was released by Resist Productions and is basically an avatar that you You can make dance, change her clothes, ethnicity, and the language she speaks.
Whacked out and would you not get bored? You too can join the close to 4,000 others who have purchased this for $1.99.
A ruling by Justice Alexandra Hoy has resulted in RIM being officially halted from its $66 million hostile takeover bid of Mississauga-based encryption company Certicom.
The reason was from a couple non-disclosure agreements that were signed between the two companies in 2007 and 2008. Justice Alexandra Hoy said “The use of the confidential information provided pursuant to the two non-disclosure agreements at issue … to assess the desirability of a hostile takeover bid breached those agreements. RIM and RIMAC shall be enjoined from taking any steps to advance the hostile takeover bid launched by them on Dec. 10, 2008”
Elevation Partners Roger McNamee sat down with Sarah Lacy of Tech Ticker on Yahoo! to discuss the Palm Pre. He said the new design stemmed a couple years ago when BlackBerry first introduced the Pearl.
He’s truly passionate about the new OS and the Pre is what Executive Chairman of Palm Jon Rubinstein calls “The Next Big Thing”. He says that most people’s life does not revolve around iTunes, or corporate e-mail. The Pre is just the first of many devices coming out with the new OS.
In addition, Robert McNamee shared some great insight into more capabilities of Palm’s webOS working with the calendar, GPS and clock all together: “So when you wake up in the morning, it has taken your calendar…and downloaded the maps for your whole day. It not only knows where you are, it knows where you’re supposed to be and when. So when it realizes you’re going to be late, it says ‘Hey, not only are you going to be late, but I can take care of it for you. I’ll send an email to your assistant or to the people in the meeting, which would you prefer?’ And oh, by the way, here’s the map.”
This video below is a great insight into the enthusiasm Roger McNamee has:
[Via: Engadget Mobile]
Koodo Mobile has put the LG Shine back on sale. It can be yours for the low price of $150 on the Tab, or outright for $200. It’s a price drop of $25. From what we hear they are making room for the upcoming launch of the Samsung M540 Slyde
Curious what the upcoming BlackBerry Storm 9520 will look like from Rogers? Well, another image has appeared before the official launch date. It is nicely presented beside the Bold and the 8900. Looks like a solid line-up coming to soon to Rogers.
No official launch date but the internal document that was leaked before the holidays said we can expect this first half of 2009 with the possible pricing: 3-year: $199.99 (most likely with a $45 voice and data), 3-year: $249.99 (most likely no data plan), 2-year: $379.99, 1-year: $479.99, No Contract: $529.99
At MIDEM 2009 in Cannes Co-CEO of RIM Jim Balsillie spoke about some various application and a peek into what is coming soon to the BlackBerry:
The BlackBerry Facebook app was downloaded five million times, but the subsequent MySpace app got to that in half the time, Balsillie, said. “I know from the app companies that the traction has been spectacular.” Music identifier app Shazam is coming to BlackBerry in a couple of weeks. As for BlackBerry’s app store, announced last fall: “We’re ingesting apps now and it goes online in March, at CTIA – that has a billing engine and is a channel for developers – you’ll see dozens of music apps.”
Shazam is one of the coolest apps out there when it comes to music. Imagine you hear some cool track and cannot figure the song or artist out… by a simple press of a button Shazam goes to work and comes back with the song name and title of the artist.
Here is the app at work on the iPhone:
Now is the time for you to rush on over to your closest Rogers Store or visit their website and get yourself the BlackBerry Bold. This has had a major price drop and is now available for $0.01 less! That’s right, you can now get it for $249.98 on a 3-year plan.
Hopefully this was an human error and the price drop is much different…
Tough economic times calls for increasing the prices of your products!
Remember November 23rd? A big day for Virgin Mobile Canada… customers were looking forward to a follow-up to the successful launch of the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 with one of the most popular Blackberry devices, the Curve 8330.
Well, Virgin did release the Curve that day and to much joy from customers they priced it at $49.99 to match the big boys Rogers, Bell and TELUS.
It seems now Virgin wants to separate themselves from everybody and have decided to increase the price of the Curve to $79.99 on a 3-year plan… the other price plans stay the same at $329.99 on a 2-year plan; $379.99 on a 3-year plan and the affordable $429.99 on a 30-day (no contract) plan.
Knowing the holiday sales are over and prices get adjusted but I find this an odd move… everyone else decreases the prices, Virgin, a low cost MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) increases their price by 37.5%.
For those who would like to go down this route and choose the Curve with Virgin – it weighs 114 grams, full QWERTY keyboard, built-in GPS, 2 megapixel camera with video, 3.5 mm headphone jack and is Bluetooth compatible. Virgin is throwing in an 8GB memory card to the offer as well. A basic BlackBerry Bundles start at $15 per month and gives you unlimited e-mail and Instant Messenger.
More here at Virgin
BodyGuardz has released a protective Skin for your Storm – it’s scratch-proof and transparent and wraps around the device and easy to apply. Best of all it will not ruin the look of your Storm or have any impact on the response time of the touchscreen.
This is available here for $24.95 and comes with 2 BodyGuardz films, application solution and squeegee card to ensure a smooth application.
As Circuit City Stores in the United States shutting down, Canadian owned InterTAN subsidiary “The Source by Circuit City” will stay open as they are a seperate business. A statement from the Source said “that The Source by Circuit City stores across Canada remain open for business and are not included in the liquidation process announced earlier today by Circuit City in the US.”