Topic / BlackBerry

TECHGEEK Weekly 38: That’ll be $78 Trillion, please

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James Wilson, holding his new partner at the iPad 2 Launch (Image: Stewart Wilson/techgeek.com.au) Despite the fact that Tom, James and Stewart aren’t on, the TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast still lives on, and we discuss the launch of the iPad 2, talk about the BlackBerry Playbook to come with Android applications and the fact that Duke Nukem Forever is delayed (again!). We also find out that Tom, James and Stewart really […]

BlackBerry PlayBook gets price in US – $499 for 16GB

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The PlayBook, the tablet that RIM is hoping to stand a chance against the iPad, has now revealed the prices that the tablet will be sold at, as well as the stores in both the United States and Canada who will be offering the PlayBook. The tablet will be sold for $499 for the 16GB model, while the 32GB and 64GB models will be sold for $599 and $699 respectively. […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 37: Kicking in the Front Seat

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We’re back with a new episode, and while the tech industry is at a standstill, the Internet gets a red-light district, and the Zune bids adieu. Meanwhile, the week has been dominated by security flaw after security flaw, and Rebecca Black infects our Chris’ mind with the weekend. We also wonder why 13-year olds are driving cars, and Internet Explorer 9 is finally out – and Stewart hates it. Why? […]

Facebook for BlackBerry v2.0 comes with Facebook Chat, new UI

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BlackBerry users rejoice! The guys over at RIM, the creators of the smartphone, are at work at bringing a new version of the Facebook application, and while it hasn’t been officially released, a beta of the application has been released – giving us a glimpse of what’s new like, I don’t know, Facebook Chat support. The new version will now allow BlackBerry users to now communicate to their friends on […]

Gadgetlyst Bytes 1: The Pilot

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Welcome to the very first episode of our new show, Gadgetlyst Bytes – our new monthly podcast recapping the month in gadget news. This month, we take a look at Sandy Bridge’s huge flaw, RIM topping Apple and Android, taking a look at some very yummy Gingerbread. Hosted by Stewart and I (and not Terence, not that we hate him or anything), we also provide you an update of the […]

Blackberry tops iPhone in smartphone race – according to RIM

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Well, while the iPhone seems to be dominating every single market, it apparently isn’t the most dominant phone in the United Kingdom. Who is? It is the BlackBerry. Well, only if you choose to believe what the company says. The company is claiming, according to The Register, that it has 36 percent of the UK smartphone market in December and topping both the iPhone and Android – both strong competitors. […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 30: Death by SMS

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Wow. We’ve reached 30 episodes – who knew from the beginning we would actually have reached this far. Anyway, we discuss the IPv4 running out of addresses, the new PSP2 by Sony and the Egypt Internet Blackout. We also find out that we are really good at debating points of view, so you may find this episode to be longer than what we usually have our podcasts Sorry if we […]

RIM 2011 product lineup leaked: Sedona, Montana, Monaco and Malibu coming later in year

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BlackBerry’s entire smartphone lineup for this year has been leaked onto the web by CrackBerry, giving us a glimpse at the phones that RIM – the parent company – is expected to release during 2011, and possibly into the first quarter of next year. The company is expected to release the BlackBerry Playbook in Q2 of 2011, and we already know that specifications for that. However, it also plans to […]

Egypt Protests: Internet is cut off, more to come soon?

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The Egyptian Government have now shut off all Internet connections coming to and from the country, just hours before a protest planned on Facebook. This comes after reports of the SMS network and the BlackBerry Messaging service had also been taken down by the Government.

TECHGEEK Weekly 28: The War Against Buttons

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So it turns out, our “Powered by” gets crude when I do it. Anyway, we cover the Verizon iPhone 4, Vodafone’s massive security fail and MySpace being sold off? Oh, and find out how ChatRoulette (remember that) is making some dough from an unlikely source. Stewart is sick for this episode – so officially ending his perfect attendance record. And Tom is doing the recording, and he expresses his outrage […]

BlackBerry PlayBook gets US Release Date and US Carrier

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RIM has just found a home for their new tablet, the PlayBook. At least, in North America. The BlackBerry 4G PlayBook will be having a play-date with Sprint’s networks “this summer.” It’s exclusive to carrier and will be “4G”. At least this means they might be fixing the battery life, or at least getting somewhere. Australian details are yet to be revealed and the device will most likely not be 4G here. For […]

Review: BlackBerry Torch 9800

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While the BlackBerry still is one of a businessman’s best friend, it still faces some challenges when it comes with the Apple iPhone and Google Android-powered phone. And after years of constantly trying to outdo the popular phones (and, in some cases, failing – such as the BlackBerry Touch), the Torch is its latest attempt to revamp the brand. Read our full review, after the jump.

Vodafone announces Blackberry Bold 9780 is on sale

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Fans of the BlackBerry would be happy to know that the latest incarnation of the Bold phone series, the Bold 9780, has now launched in Australia with Vodafone announcing it would be selling the phone. The smartphone features the new BlackBerry OS 6, with “Universal Search” and a 5 megapixel camera. It also has twice the RAM from the predecessor Bold 9700, with 512MB of RAM. Pricing has not been […]

RIM: Playbook will be below US$500

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BlackBerry fans rejoice! The PlayBook won’t be as expensive as you might have thought. RIM has publicly announced that the tablet will be sold under US$500, which would make it in the same price range as its nearest rivals, the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab. The US$500 pricetag is nice to hear – especially when the PlayBook will only have Wi-Fi connectivity initially. However, will it make a difference […]