I was in the middle of writing an epic post about the decidedly first world problem of choosing between the Apple iPhone and an Android-based smartphone being that both will be soon be available from Verizon. But while putting together this piece that was destined to be so long it was sure to go unread, […]
Late last week, Seesmic released new Twitter client applications for Android and BlackBerry. Since I’m currently a happy user of TweetGenius on my BlackBerry Tour 9630, I thought I’d do a quick comparison. It’s worth noting that the version of Seesmic for BlackBerry I’m showing you is currently an Alpha release, so it’s still buggy and […]
After nearly two years of using a Blackberry smartphone, I thought it might be time to once again share the 3rd-party applications I’m using on my Tour 9630. Many of these are pretty common, but you might find a few that are new to you.
Apple and AT&T: Inglorious Bastards
Despite the wonders that are Macintosh, the iPod, and the iPhone, every once in awhile you get a reality check on what Apple really stands for as a company. Monday was one of those times.
I’ve been using my new BlackBerry Tour for a little over a week now, and I thought I’d take this opportunity to give it a quick review. Here are my thoughts on the hardware, software, and the overall experience as a Pearl replacement and using it on the Verizon Wireless network. In short, this is […]
You’re probably sick of hearing me complain about how the iPhone is only available on the craptacular AT&T network and therefore not available to North Dakotans, and I don’t blame you. Hell, I’m sick of hearing me complain about it.
The Palm Pre
Here’s something I never thought I’d be saying: I’m actually excited for a phone made by Palm. Palm hosted a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Thursday to announce a new mobile phone, which it named the Palm Pre. Prior to the press conference, technology enthusiasts almost unanimously staked the […]
It’s the Network
From a marketing perspective, I’ve always found Verizon’s “It’s the Network” commercials to be effective at getting their message across. But when I saw this video this morning, I also realize that Verizon has a great sense of humor (direct link if you don’t see the video embedded below). I think this was a very […]
Since its release in May 2005, I had been using 37signals’ Backpack web application to keep track of pretty much anything I needed to remember. It worked well for awhile, but eventually became a burden. It became a dumping ground for everything in my head, and I began to dread logging into my account each […]
Earlier today, Google released the latest version of their Google Maps application for mobile phones, including the BlackBerry. This update includes one really great new feature that us Verizon BlackBerry Pearl users will find especially useful. Because the GPS on our handsets is locked-down to only work with the carrier’s VZ Navigator subscription software, Google […]