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BlackBerry 10 Review Episode

Chris and I had the opportunity to record our latest episode of BlackBerry Today while we were at IBM Connect.  It coincided with the BlackBerry 10 worldwide launch, which was also streamed to IBM Connect.

In this episode, we were given a BlackBerry 10 device and got to walk through the features.  I have to say this is a really cool device, but watch the episode to see why…


My Dear BlackBerry

Blackberry BoldDear BlackBerry,

As you know, I love you, my dear BlackBerry. As was just commented last night, some people wonder if you are actually an additional limb of mine, I am so attached to you.

However, it is time for some tough love now. Many people hate you. I’m sorry you have to hear that, but better from me than someone else. I always try to find out why they hate you. Many many times it is because they have a really old version of you. They haven’t seen how you have grown and changed and evolved. Kept the things that made you great, and added or changed other features to keep you in line with those *other* devices. But because of their older view of you, they are ready to leave you for a new younger, better looking device. I show them my new you, the Bold 9930 to rekindle their love of BlackBerry. Their interest may be piqued.

But then events like today happen. An outage. Out for the last two days in parts of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. And now, even to me. Here in the US, you have deserted me. I fear that your outage in the US today will send so many straight to the Apple store. And what explanation do you offer? This one? A “sincere apology” and an I’ll get back to you.

You have some great devices, you could be great again. Please fix this soon and stop shooting yourself in the foot. It’s bad enough others will kick you when you’re down, don’t beat them to it.




BlackBerry Today – Episode 9 – Get Bold!

Episode 9 of BlackBerry Today is now out. The title of the episode is “Get Bold!”, those of you who read this blog because of the Lotus Notes association may get that little joke. Of course, we’re talking about the BlackBerry Bold 9930!

We have a special announcement, over on the Facebook page for Spiked Studios

For those of you who asked me why Chris has the professional looking microphone and I don’t, I finally have one. Of course, the settings need to be played with, since I sound a bit faint. Those of you who know me personally, will find it hard to believe that I am NOT the loud one in this episode.

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BlackBerry Episode 8 – Director's Cut

Episode 8 of BlackBerry Today is now out. The title of the episode is “It’s Magical”, but I’m calling this the Director’s cut, since SOMEONE was supposed to edit out certain parts and instead left them in. Enjoy my embarrassment.

In addition to that, we also cover the usual tips and apps, and a short piece with Paul Steel, of Research in Motion.

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Got a BlackBerry and Hate the Browser?

Do you have a BlackBerry? Do you despise the default browser?

Have you tried the Bolt Browser? Even better, have you downloaded the Bolt Browser plugin?

I’ve been using the Bold browser for a while now and it is so much better than the native browsers on the BlackBerry. Much faster and you can have tabs similar to Firefox and other “regular” browsers.

However, I was frustrated when I clicked links in tweets or BlackBerry messenger because they would open the default browser rather than Bolt. I just installed the plugin and now I have the option to open in Bolt! Hooray!