It was not long ago (November 5th) that TELUS released the new colours for the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 in Red & Blue. The price then was $49.99… however, what a difference a week makes! TELUS has decided to be festive and offer a Pearl 8130 for $0.00 until December 25th (minimum $45 voice & data plan)
In addition, the Windows Mobile team states that “this browser will provide a high-quality browsing experience on your device that more closely resembles a desktop browsing experience.” About time.
For anyone (specifically developers) who want to experience what it will be like click here for an Emulator.
Some of the cool features available with Internet Explorer Mobile 6 are:
- Improved fidelity (support for full fidelity desktop rendering)
- Layout fixes to accommodate a mobile screen (text wrap)
- Improved multimedia experience (Adobe Flash Lite 3.1 for Adobe Flash content)
- Deeper integration with search
- Enhanced cursor navigation model
- Touch and gesture support – pan support
- Multiple zoom levels
- Easy switching between mobile / desktop versions of sites by specifying UA strings.
Speaking at an investors conference today, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie said the current environment is difficult. “This is a more intense time than I’ve ever known — more variables, more need to navigate, more hands on the wheel, eyes on the road right now. If you don’t, you do it at your peril”. We say just bring on the BlackBerry Storm… release this and all your worries will be over! Read the article here
Vancouver Island resident Jerry Rose is seeking $2 billion in damages from Microsoft, Telus, Wal-Mart, the RCMP and others over an alleged “brain-wave control, satanic rituals and witchcraft”. Rose claim states “that he has been subject to invasive brain computer interface technology, research, experiments, field studies and surgery”.
Justice Fraser Wilson has refused to dismiss this “bizarre” civil suit and has heard from the lawyers lawyers who are all arguing that the case “is so ridiculous it should have been dismissed immediately”
We played around with the LG Dare for a few minutes. Check our video review of this touchscreen here
NFL Fan? BlackBerry Fan? This is a dream for you! Magmic released 32 NFL themes for the BlackBerry 8100, 8300 and 8800 (Bold is month away and no word on the Storm). Pick your team and download it to your Berry, it’ll cost you $7.95 (USD).
Tiny Pictures, owner of Radar.net, announced that Rogers customers can now upload pictures and videos from your mobile phone and share them real-time with friends. This will be available in the “Friends” section of the Rogers Wireless website (I could’nt find it yet)…be aware that data and messaging charges apply… so check your plan first.
If you use MySpace on your computer you’ll love to know that you can now use it on your BlackBerry also. You can now Send and receive MySpace mail, Update your Status and Mood, View and send Bulletins, Add comments, Post your photos. It’s a free download that can be found here
We have heard that Bell is getting prepared for a possible release date of November 14th for the HTC Touch Pro. In their new “2008 Wish Book” it shows the sexy Pro ready for us Canadians with the following price plans: 3-year: $239.95 and No Term: $599.95. All plans are with a minimum $45 voice and data plan.
As we reported earlier the we had the following price points, only time will tell what is correct:
The HTC Touch Pro is a touchscreen, has GPS, full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera and camcorder. One more thing, this edition of the “Wish Book” expires November 30th, so another one will come out for December possibly with the BlackBerry Storm. More info soon.