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.
More Apple rumors say we can expect a Verizon compatible iPhone to be announced in June 2009.
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 […]
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 […]
Well, another Worldwide Developers Conference kicked-off and another Stevenote wrapped up. The announcements were pretty well covered in the previous week by the Apple rumor squad, the *big one being the release of the iPhone 3G next month (July 2008). Among other things, It has a faster connection, built-in GPS, and a price tag that […]
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 […]
Three weeks ago, I ordered my new phone to replace the Motorola Razr V3C that I’ve had for the last two years: The BlackBerry Pearl 8130. It arrived via FedEx a couple of Tuesdays ago, and I’ve been using it ever since. What follows is my review of the Pearl and my thoughts on it […]
So Google made a big announcement on Monday about the much hyped gPhone, or lack thereof. For what seems like years now, people have been speculating about an ad-supported phone to be given away by Google. Reality turned out to be a little more boring, but much more significant than a free phone. Android The […]
I received a very nice surprise when I opened my Razr phone this morning and saw the little “EV” symbol instead of the usual “1x” one. At some point in the last 12 hours or so, Verizon Wireless silently enabled their BroadbandAccess (EV-DO) network for the Grand Forks area. Word has it that it’s also […]