Archive for March, 2010

Final Update: Verizon Dropping Price For Pre Plus And Pixi Plus, Giving Mobile Hotspot Service For Free

Posted on 31. Mar, 2010 by .

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Final Update: Here is an official statement from Verizon regarding the promotion and the confusion from the site this morning: It really isn’t an April Fool’s joke.  The web site had a glitch and has since been corrected.  Here are the details: Customers who purchase or upgrade to a Palm Pre and Palm Pixi will […]

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Leaked OS: 5.0.0.607 For The BlackBerry Storm2 9550

Posted on 31. Mar, 2010 by .

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BlackBerry Storm2 9550 users fire up your PC and get ready to update to the latest leak, or if you are like me, download the OS now and then wait a few days for the results of quality of OS.  Either way, CrackBerry has just posted a link to OS 5.0.0.607 for your 9550.  Remember, […]

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Verizon BlackBerry PTT Walk Through

Posted on 31. Mar, 2010 by .

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I have been playing around with the Verizon Push-To-Talk application that was released today for the BlackBerry Tour and I have to say I am impressed.  I was planning on making a video originally but since both contacts phone numbers are on practically every single screen, I figured a screen or two would suffice. First […]

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Finally.. Verizon Motorola Droid Gets Long Over Due 2.1 Update

Posted on 30. Mar, 2010 by .

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We have been talking about this update for what seems like for-ev-er.  Verizon had release a statement saying the update was going to be released, then released statements saying it was TBD.  Well, finally, hopefully, they will stick to their word and actual do roll out the 2.1 update for the Droid users and abusers.  […]

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Want Verizon PTT For Free On Your BlackBerry Tour For The Rest Of Your Contract? Add It Before 6/30/10

Posted on 30. Mar, 2010 by .

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Just this morning the launch of Verizon’s PTT service on BlackBerry smartphones became official.  Shortly after we had the above screen (excuse the blurriness) sent to us from a trusted source laying out a promotion for the PTT service.  It appears that if a customer adds the service between 3/30/10 and 6/30/10 they will receive […]

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MusicSkins And Adult Swim Team Up

Posted on 30. Mar, 2010 by .

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Earlier this month MusicSkins announced a licensing deal with Cartoon Network Enterprises which awarded MusicSkins an exclusive license to produce their wildly popular skins for the series Adult Swim.  I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a skin for “The Venture Bros.”  Personally, I am not a fan of Adult Swim, have never […]

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Backup Assistant For BlackBerry Shows Up On Verizon Tour

Posted on 30. Mar, 2010 by .

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Awhile back we brought the Scoop to you that Backup Assistant was expected to be released by Verizon on March 9th for BlackBerry smartphones.  Obviously the date we reported was a little off.  After my OS upgrade this morning I had a new icon, and wouldn’t you know it it was for Backup Assistant.  Now, […]

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Cricket Wireless To Get BlackBerry 8530 August Of 2010

Posted on 30. Mar, 2010 by .

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BGR just landed their hands on a slideshow of Cricket’s 2010 line up.  There are some decent handsets listed in the slide show, one of which is the BlackBerry Curve 8530.  The slide states it is expected to launch in August for $349.99.  This isn’t a bad offering considering the low monthly, prepaid, costs that […]

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LinkedIn for BlackBerry Goes Live

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by .

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According to the Linkedin Twitter account, The LinkedIn Blog just announced the release of LinkedIn for BlackBerry. I don’t use LinkedIn extensively  but I do use it, and having it available on my BlackBerry will be great. LinkedIn is an obvious match for BlackBerry seeing as BlackBerry is the business man’s device and LinkedIn is […]

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Leaked OS: 5.0.0.586 For BlackBerry Bold 9700

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by .

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It seems that the 9700 has a new leaked OS once a week, okay, maybe not that much but it does happen a lot.  So, 9700 users, get your update on…again.  Comments are always welcome! REMEMBER: Install at your own risk. Always make backups before making major changes/upgrades/downgrades to your BlackBerry. Download 5.0.0.586 for 9700 […]

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CDMA iPhone Coming to Verizon by Year’s End?

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by .

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You can file this one under Rumors , but The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple Inc. is developing a new iPhone to debut this summer and also appears to be working on a model for U.S. mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless. They also say that it will enter mass production by Pegatron Technology […]

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Apple Posts iPad Guided Tour Videos

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by .

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We realize the iPad news may be getting to be a little much, just bare with us.  We will get through it together, we promise.  Apple has just posted 11 different guided tour videos for the iPad covering; Safari, Mail, Photos, Videos, YouTube, iPod, iTunes, iBooks, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.  Although there are some similarities […]

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Motorola Droid Long Term Review

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by .

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I’ve been using the Motorola Droid for a few months now and I absolutely love this device. It’s been available on Verizon for quite a while now and in my opinion is the phone to get on Verizon. I have been a die-hard BlackBerry user for a while and this phone could replace my BlackBerry. […]

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More iPad App Screens Revealed

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by .

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BGR has got their hands on a ton of screenshots of some iPad applications that are expected to be available on Saturday, the first day the iPad is available to the public.  Some of these screens look like upsized iPhone applications, while others such as the Twitterific screens look pretty damn impressive.  Head on over […]

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Contest: 5 Otterbox Cases Up For Grabs!

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by .

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We recently made a stop at the Otterbox Headquarters and had a great time.  To follow that up the wonderful people at Otterbox have offered up 5 cases for our readers.  There isn’t a restriction to what type of device you have, simply choose a case under $50 and post a link to the case […]

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Weekly Scoop Review

Posted on 28. Mar, 2010 by .

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I didn’t realize the amount of quality news that happened in this last week until I started to roundup links for the review.  A lot of great things were announced and released this last week due to CTIA.  Here is a round up and highlights from this past weeks Scoops: Details Of Verizon BlackBerry Tour […]

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Details Of Verizon BlackBerry Tour 5.0 Upgrade Revealed

Posted on 27. Mar, 2010 by .

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We have suspected for awhile now that the Verizon BlackBerry Tour would be getting an official upgrade to 5.0 on March 30th. It seems we were one minute off, as CrackBerry has received a tip with some great info regarding the roll out of the update and the changes it’s set to bring with it. […]

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iPad App Store Screens Revealed

Posted on 27. Mar, 2010 by .

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With iPads set to land in homes and on your lap a week from today there are sure to be some leaks between now and then.  The first one being screens of the iPad App Store.  There are a plethora of screens posted over on appadvice.com.  Not much to say about them, they look like […]

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How to Unlock T-Mobile HTC HD2 Remotely by CellUnlock.net‎

Posted on 27. Mar, 2010 by .

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Looks like the T-Mobile HTC HD2 is getting all the attention lately.  First we were able to buy it one day prior to launch then BGR reported that T-Mobile HTC HD2 sold out in 4 hours but now CellUnlock.net confirms the unlocking is already possible and they prove it by posting a Youtube video . […]

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Viigo Joins Forces With RIM

Posted on 26. Mar, 2010 by .

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If you are an avid RSS user on the BlackBerry platform chances are you use Viigo to keep tabs on your feed.  I, for one, have used Viigo for a long time now.  They have just announced that they are now part of Research In Motion (RIM).  This is huge for the folks over there, […]

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