Archive for July, 2010

Exclusive AT&T BlackBerry 6 Event August 3rd

Posted on 27. Jul, 2010 by .

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Well what do we have here? A tipster just sent us an image of the official invite to an AT&T hosted BlackBerry event in NYC on Tuesday, August 3rd. Based on the obvious icons in the flyer, this event can only mean one thing. BlackBerry 6. Now if I had to guess, this has 9800 […]

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Government says…. “Hey you can jailbreak your iPhone.”

Posted on 26. Jul, 2010 by .

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The United States government has officially ruled on in favor of “Jailbreaking” your iPhone thanks to the latest review of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Every three years the Library of Congress reexamines the DMCA for exemptions to secure that copy written properties can be used in a non-infringing way. The iPhone being one […]

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Apple Case Program In Effect Now

Posted on 26. Jul, 2010 by .

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Just as Steve Jobs promised at the July 16th press conference. Apple has initiated their free case program for the iPhone 4. All iPhone 4 users can head right over to apple.com and get the details or more conveniently download the Case Program app from the App Store directly to the iPhone and make their […]

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Defend your iPhone 4 with the OtterBox Defender Series

Posted on 26. Jul, 2010 by .

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I’ve had my iPhone 4 for about a week now and I have been paranoid of dropping it since it was handed to me in the AT&T store. Today I can breathe easy because I just received the OtterBox Defender Case for iPhone 4. We have reviewed OtterBox cases in the past and it never ceases to […]

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Skype iOS 4 Update-Receive Calls & IM in background

Posted on 21. Jul, 2010 by .

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Things keep getting better for Skype/iPhone users. Skype released a new version today of their iPhone app which enables you to multitask. What’s next? Video Chat?

Version 2.1

  • Run Skype in the background with multitasking in iOS4. Receive Skype calls and IM while other apps are running or when your iPhone is locked.You can also continue your call while you switch to another application.
  • You can update for your App Store Update or Click Here to download to iTunes.

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    iPhone 4 available in Canada July 30th from Telus

    Posted on 21. Jul, 2010 by .

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    Canada! It’s your turn to enjoy the iPhone 4. Telus announced that that they will be launching the iPhone 4 on July 30th. Pre-orders are not possible at the moment so if I were you, I would call in sick next friday :) . Rogers is expected to launch on Rogers the same day also. We’ve told that Telus and Rogers would be selling them factory unlocked. I guess we shall wait and see. When getting your iPhone 4, make sure to also grab a bumper!

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    Motorola i1 from Sprint Available July 25

    Posted on 20. Jul, 2010 by .

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    To all you Android loving, push to talk loving, Spring customers this here phone is for you. On July 25th Sprint will be releasing the Motorola i1 to its business customers for $149.99 with a new line/upgrade  and to everyone else on Sunday, Aug. 8. It purportedly comes with “military ruggedness” as well as WiFi […]

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    Inside Apple’s Test Labs [Video]

    Posted on 19. Jul, 2010 by .

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    Being humble and forthcoming about a mistake you’ve made is never easy, especially when the world is watching. But neglecting to fix that mistake can beget consequences that often outweigh the mistake itself. Well it would seem that the heads over at Apple are trying to follow a simular moral compass. As you are undoubtedly […]

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    Salutations from TheCoolestGeek

    Posted on 18. Jul, 2010 by .

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    Hello BerryScoopers, iPhoners, Androidians (yeah I just made that up ha!) and all other mobile tech enthusiast. I’m new the addition to the BerryScoop team and I’d like introduce myself to ya. First off I’ve been a techhead, gadget freak and aspiring digerati since I was a young lad. As I got older my passion […]

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    All Kin sales to halt tomorrow

    Posted on 17. Jul, 2010 by .

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    Our sources at Verizon have informed us that tomorrow, July 18th, Verizon stores will cease all sales of Kin devices. This comes as no surprise with the embarrassingly low device sales, and awful reviews from the majority of the tech community. This seems to be the quickest end to a Microsoft project (or mobile platform […]

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    RIM fires back at Apple in response to the iPhone 4 “Antennagate” claim

    Posted on 17. Jul, 2010 by .

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    Not sure if you guys watched Steve’s press conference yesterday concerning the iPhone 4 Antenna issue..but before I go on, I want to point out that I’ve been using an iPhone 4 since launch day and have never experienced the bar drop. Let’s get to the point..Apple claims that most smartphones lose signal when holding them in a certain way..and showed some examples. Here’s where it gets fun. Apple claims that holding the Blackberry Bold 9700 in a certain way will make you lose signal…well let me tell you that i’ve been trying it since and nothing! zip! nada! no signal lose….but again, neither does my iPhone 4 lose bars so maybe my hands are “Antennagate” proof! Nonetheless RIM wasn’t too happy about those allegations and released an official statement:

    “Apple’s attempt to draw RIM into Apple’s self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple’s claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public’s understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple’s difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage. One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple.”

    - Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie

    Guess we’re in for a nice AT&T-Verizon style saga!

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    Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid X review

    Posted on 13. Jul, 2010 by .

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    The last time Verizon Wireless had a highly anticipated device wasn’t too long ago, and some would argue that the Motorola Droid X has surpassed the hype of the Droid Incredible by HTC.  We aren’t here to debate that.  We are here to give you our early thoughts on the latest Droid that does. Verizon […]

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    Speck Fitted Case for iPad Giveaway winners!

    Posted on 12. Jul, 2010 by .

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    A big thanks to everyone who entered.  We appreciate you taking part in our contests.  If you weren’t selected we will have more contests in the future, and if you were please be watching your email filters for an email from me with winning instructions. 

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    Sprint Brings St Louis and Salt Lake City some 4G Love

    Posted on 12. Jul, 2010 by .

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    Sprint has just announced that St. Louis and Salt Lake City now have 4G coverage providing you have a 4G device. If you don’t they are offering a free USB 3G/4G device (after $50 mail in rebate and a new 2 year agreement). If you want to find out more head over to www.sprint.com/4G and see all the good details.

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    BlackBerry 6 Pre-Viewed again

    Posted on 12. Jul, 2010 by .

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    RIM has just posted another video of the upcoming BlackBerry 6. I have to say it looks great, the social feeds feature looks awesome and they’ve added tabbed browsing and pinch to zoom, making them the final one to the party. Hey better late than never right. Check out the video and what VP of […]

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    Your Poor iPhone 4 Reception Issues Is This Guys Fault!

    Posted on 08. Jul, 2010 by .

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    I figured it out folks! I know who’s to blame for your bad iPhone 4 reception issues. Blame the the guy pictured above! Not Steve Jobs. Not AT&T for it’s network. It’s this random AT&T testing engineer’s fault. Okay, okay… So maybe it’s not this poor guys fault but, this screen shot might be a […]

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    White iPhone 4 gets un-boxed and pictured

    Posted on 07. Jul, 2010 by .

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    Wow! All I can say is that i’m in the mood for some white chocolate right about now. A Japanese blog ImpressWatch was able to get their hands on a white iPhone 4 and un-boxed it and took some great pics. First thing I did after seeing these pictures to check the Apple website to see if the white iPhone was available..and it’s not. Not yet. Looking at the pics, we notice that the front and back glass look very similar to the white finish of the mighty mouse.  I’m sure the white iPhone 4 will sell out the same day it becomes available. Will you be getting one?

    Want to see more pictures? Hit the jump.

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    Blackberry Slider 9800 smiles for the camera. Again.

    Posted on 07. Jul, 2010 by .

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    Excited to grab the Blackberry 9800 or perhaps play with Blackberry OS 6? patience…but while we wait, we can enjoy yet another video of the Blackberry 9800 Slider featuring Blackberry 6. Salomondrin has posted a video showing up close the Blackberry 9800. Personally i’m not such of a slider fan, but I am really looking forward to play around with Blackberry 6. Not much that we don’t already know about the device but grab some popcorn and enjoy the video after the jump!

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    Motorola Droid X initial thoughts

    Posted on 07. Jul, 2010 by .

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    The Droid X has landed on my desk.  I have been using it for maybe 15 minutes.  A few first thoughts:

    • I didn’t expect it to be THIS big (TWSS).  It is almost overwhelming at first.  I am sure I will adjust to it after a few hours of use.
    • The screen looks great
    • The buttons fit the phone, don’t feel out of place.
    • Camera looks sharp

    That is it for now, after 20 min of use I am getting use to the size (TWSS).  I will have a full review coming up in the next week.

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    Official Launch of Twitter for Blackberry

    Posted on 07. Jul, 2010 by .

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    A couple of months ago Twitter for Blackberry was released in beta invite and then beta for everyone. Tonight Research In Motion rolls out the “Official” Twitter for Blackberry bringing some changes to the previous version we’ve tried. I like the fact that RIM decided to get feedback from users before launching the official app.

    You can now download the official release of Twitter for Blackberry version 1.0.0.45 here

    OTA Download here

    Hit the jump to find out the changes that have been made since it’s beta release.

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