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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Giveaway: Win a Brand New Blackberry Bold 9650

Posted on 06. Jul, 2010 by .

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You know how much we like to get you all excited with giveaways! This time is no different, and we’re giving away a Brand New Blackberry Bold 9650 device! Want to win it? We’ll make it easy for you! Here are the rules:

  • To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post explaining how bad you want this Bold !
  • You can also enter the giveaway by following us on Twitter @BerryScoop
  • Draw will be made when we reach 500 comments on this post or 1295 followers on Twitter (we currently have 795)
  • Please enter only once, multiple entries will disqualify you.

That’s it! Just drop in a comment, follow us on Twitter, and you’re entered.

Good luck to all of you!

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Speck Fitted Case for iPad Giveaway!

Posted on 06. Jul, 2010 by .

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Speck Products has been kind enough to give us 3 of the Speck Fitted Case for the iPad. There are a few different colors available and each Fitted Case comes with a screen protector. Normally valued at $49.95 you will have a chance to win the color of your choice simply by entering. I have been using this case for a week now and the only bad thing I can say about it is that it I can’t use the iPad dock when the case is on. It does a great job at protecting my iPad and making it comfortable to hold. Entering is easy. Simply leave a comment on this post, and you are entered. THREE of you will end up with a Fitted Case. Not too bad, right?

Do not comment more than once or you will be disqualified. Contest will end 7/11/2010 at 11:59pm PST. We will pick the lucky winners by comment number using random.org. Good luck to everyone!

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Case-mate iPhone 4 Vroom case review

Posted on 06. Jul, 2010 by .

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With the purchase of nearly any device people are naturally going to want to protect their new investment. One of the ways to protect and increase signal quality your new iPhone 4 is to purchase a case. Case-mate has always provided quality cases for the devices we love and abuse for awhile now. With the iPhone 4, they are continuing that same tradition. The case-mate Vroom for iPhone 4 offers great protection and a unique design. The tire tread design on the back side of the case allows for a firm grip on the iPhone 4 and in case you do drop it the covers/corners are protected from those nasty dents and scratches. Along with the case case-mate provides you with screen protectors to help keep scratches to a minimum. You can pickup the iPhone 4 Vroom case from case-mate today for only $14.99. Well worth it in my eyes.

Hit the jump to see Pictures & Video.

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Deal of the Day: SmrtGuard 1-year subscription is 50% off today only!

Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 by .

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Following on the heels of the great deal on Tether over the last two days we are now able to bring you another amazing sale.  SmrtGuard 1-year subscription is now 50% off for today only!  SmrtGuard is full of wonderful features to help give you peace of mind with your BlackBerry and keeping your information […]

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Deal of the Day: Get 50% Off Tether for Blackberry Today

Posted on 30. Jun, 2010 by .

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Tether…One of the most popular Apps for Blackberry and one of my favorites! Today only, you can get Tether for $24.97 – that’s 50% off. The name says it all! Tether for Blackberry lets you connect your PC or MAC to your Blackberry and get an internet connection through your BlackBerry Data Plan. It’s real […]

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Droid X-”Hold the phone any way you like” full page ad in NYT

Posted on 30. Jun, 2010 by .

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It seems companies are going to take full advantage of the issues with the iPhone 4 reception and Apple’s excuse being that the users are just holding it wrong.  Motorola placed a full page ad in today’s New York Times advertising the Droid X and at the same time taking a pretty good shot at […]

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Hulu Plus is announced. Coming to iPhone, iPad, PS3, plus many more devices

Posted on 29. Jun, 2010 by .

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For all you Hulu users out there the day you have been waiting for has come.  Hulu Plus was just announced and it brings along some great features.  For starters iPhone, iPad, and PS3 streaming support.  With more devices and services added already or will be added in the future (Xbox 360).  All good things […]

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New App: Spitfire for BlackBerry

Posted on 29. Jun, 2010 by .

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Awhile back we told you guys about an application called PushPress that was entering a private beta.  After a few more tweaks and a name change, Spitfire has emerged.  Spitfire is a complete RSS reader application for BlackBerry smartphones.  The key features of the application include: Import WordPress and FeedBurner RSS URLs Comment on PushPress […]

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