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The lot of you who have been waiting for the BlackBerry 8830 should be very happy, as Verizon has recently unloaded the global phone for a mere $199 (after agreements and rebates). Sprint users still have to wait until July to get their hands on the device, which boasts 2GB microSD card slot, media player, Bluetooth, Voice Activated Dialing (VAD) and trackball navigation.
Looking forward to the BlackBerry 8300? Well, the word on the web is the latest handset from RIM is expected to land on AT&T in 30 days or less. The rumored launch date of the 8300 is unconfirmed and unsubstantiated, but word of an April release is gaining traction despite previous reports.
For those Blackberry addicts who relentlessly scour the web for anything RIM, check out BlackBerryCool for exclusive coverage of todays OCRI Technology Brunch recap, where former RIM chairman Jim Balsillie took the podium and fielded a few questions.
Despite Jim bowing out gracefully amidst the foul stench of internal investigations at RIM, the company is doing okay with rumors of a new BlackBerry circulating. Word is the next model is dubbed the BlackBerry 8300 and it is currently being used by RIM employees in the UK. A picture is worth a 1000 words so I’ll shut up and let you watch the video.
Picking up a story ran by the NYTimes, SmartMobs chimes in on McDonald’s and StarBucks charging for WiFi. This rings up there with the public library saying you can’t use FREE WiFi after hours.
There’s also comment on airports starting to charge for electricity. We may still have to fly but luckily we have user-friendly Panera Bread who happens to offer WiFi for FREE. Probably healthier for you anyway.
Well Blackberry is making news again with Jim Balsillie taking a step down, while the company restates its financial statements as far back as 3 years ago. Yahoo has the scoop on that one. Read about RIM’s current financial worries and Basillie jumping ship here
BlackBerry users who seemingly took a unifed front against the upcoming Apple mobile device, have turned to an iPhone imitating theme. A replica of the Apple iPhone user interface dubbed the iBerry has been created in hopes to provide CrackBerry users a temporary mobile speedball until they can get their newfound fix from the actual iPhone. After giving samples on the BlackBerry 7100 and watching it become a DiggEvent, Shayne at BlackBerry Theme Central whipped together some digital raw for BlackBerry 8700 users who were fiending for the “iPhone goodness”. Get your UI fix now for only $5