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Verizon Blackberry BOGO Deal

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Hot Deals,

Silver PearlVerizon is offering their line of Blackberrys as a super Valentine’s Day gift. You can get up to three 8130 Pearls for free. A buy one get one free applies to their other models. That includes the Curve and 8703e for $79.00, the World Edition at a price of $99.99, and the Storm which will set you back $199.99. The deal is good while supplies last online, and each of them comes with a 2 year contract per phone.

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LeapFrog Text & Learn

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Toys,

Text & LearnLeapFrog has been putting out sophisticated learning products for years. Their latest toy is the a Text & Learn, designed for tots whose parents have Blackberrys or iPhones and won’t share. There is a pretend browser mode, learning games and a QWERTY keyboard to teach them to type. Recommended for kids ages 3 to 6, they can send and receive text messages with Scout the puppy. The Text & Learn made its debut at the recent UK Toy Fair and will be available sometime this summer for $21.99.

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Google Latitude Tracks Friends

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Videos,

Google Latitude can help you keep track of friends and family on your cell phone. Find your buds and their status on a map, then contact them with a call, IM or SMS. You have to have a compatible phone with images enabled such as Android-powered cellies, BlackBerrys, Nokia smartphones and Java-enabled devices. If you have an iPhone or iPod, there are plans in the works for those, too. Google promises privacy but you might want to think about how much you want your friends to know about where you go and when. This is a free service but carrier charges may apply.

 

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Slacker Internet Radio hits BlackBerry Storm

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Internet, Music,

Slacker BlackBerry Storm app

We know a lot of you guys have been waiting for this one, so it brings us joy to share with you that Slacker Internet Radio has finally come to the Storm. We’ve proclaimed our love for in the past, and we’ve been enjoying it ourselves on the iPhone. This is good news to lovers of Internet radio, who also just happen to rock the Storm. You can grab it by firing up your web browser on the phone, and heading over to slacker.com. We’ve got the full release after the break for you. Also, be on the lookout, we are going to be giving away 10 Slacker Radio Plus subscriptions later today - stay tuned.

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Sensei For Weight Loss

SenseiSensei for Weight Loss is an iPhone and iPod touch app for those who ate a bit too much during the holidays. Enter your desired weight, eating habits, food preferences, exercise routine and other info, and the company’s experts will give you a realistic nutrition and fitness plan including weekly menus. No meetings, no calorie counting and no outrageous charges. The program is also available for those with BlackBerrys and most AT&T and Sprint phones for a temporary introductory price of $24.95 for 3 months of Sensei Anywhere, which includes both mobile device and PC. You can download Sensei for Weight Loss for the iPhone at the iTunes App store.

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IDAPT I3 Universal Charger

IDAPT Universal ChargerHere’s a neat little universal, simultaneous charger. The IDAPT I3 P3nk fits most MP3 players, digital cameras, game consoles, PDA, GPS and Bluetooth devices, including iPhones, iPods, Blackberrys and phones from Nokia, SonyEricsson, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola. With 6 included interchangeable tips and at a size of 16.9 x 13.5 x 3.2cm and a weight of 286g, it is ergonomically designed and energy-saving. Available for €49.95 (~$65.00,) if the Pepto Bismol pink is too much for you, the IDAPT also comes in black or silver.

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Garage|Shadow Turns BlackBerry into Remote

Garage|ShadowTurn your BlackBerry into a remote for your garage door. The Garage|Shadow from Unify4Life has an easy interface to control opening, closing and stopping of the door while still within your car or outside of it. The device, which will also work with any other Bluetooth enabled cell phone, features “automatic open” that knows when you come home and will raise the door when you are in sight of it. The Garage|Shadow can be downloaded without PC access and connects by plugging in the wires to your existing switch. The G|S has SoundStreaming technology and a price of $99.99.

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Last Request: Bury Me With My iPhone

GravestoneNoelle Potvin, a counselor for the Hollywood Forever Funeral Home and Cemetery, claims that there are many who want to take their cell phones and BlackBerrys with them when they are buried. Countries such as the UK, Australia and South Africa report the same findings. One incident involved a man who wanted his Bluetooth headset in his ear. Others involve families who put iPod earphones on their deceased loved ones and played a tune when the casket closed. We hope they used some decent batteries.

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Obama’s BlackBerry Likely Won’t Be A “Presidential BlackBerry”

Posted by Patrick Phelps Categories: Handhelds, PC / Laptop,

He may soon be the 44th President of the United States, but security concerns and record-keeping laws mean that is unlikely to become the first e-mailing president.

When the President-elect is sworn in 64 days from now, we expect that his advisers will insist that he hand over his favorite little gadget, his BlackBerry. Not only are there serious concerns about e-mail security (if it’s connected to the internet, it can be hacked), he also faces the Presidential Records Act, which means that all correspondence must be put in the official record and is ultimately subject to public review and possible subpoenas. Although he could, theoretically, craft an Executive Order allowing BlackBerry use — or e-mail in general — there are plenty of aides who can deal with electronic communication for him, likely making presidential BlackBerry use unnecessary.

Obama is, however, sending a clear signal that he is venturing into new, uncharted territory; for the first time, the weekly Democratic radio address has been released as a web video on YouTube (up top) — it will also continue to air on the radio and the President-elect plans to publish these weekly updates through the transition and then from the White House. We’re hoping this will encourage more Americans to take an active, well-informed role in the political process — and rumor has it that in those future presidential videos there will be one previously absent device gracing the historic presidential desk: a laptop computer. Only time will tell.

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Apple Passes RIM And Becomes Number 2 Smartphone Maker

Posted by Ponzi Black Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Corporate News,

iphone 3gAn analyst has confirmed that has made it to number 2 where smartphone vendors are concerned.  The has become a holder of 17.3 percent of the market share with RIM trailing at 15.2 percent.  Apple also came in with the highest marks in customer satisfaction, operation, physical design, operating system, battery aspects, and features.  RIM could bounce back to the 2nd place mark with the Bold and Storm, but with the growing sales of iPhone and the “coolness” of the Apple brand, it will certainly be a challenge for RIM.  The results are due to the 6.9 million iPhones shipped during the summer months with no signs of slowdown even though the economy has moved in the other direction.

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