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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet is Announced – Small Business Ready?

The Tablet game is finally starting to heat up. Next up is the BlackBerry PlayBook 7″ inch Tablet device set to hit stores April 19th. BlackBerry dubs the PlayBook as “the world’s first professional-grade tablet”. The pricing structure follows: • 16GB Wi-Fi, $499 • 32GB Wi-Fi, $599 • 64GB Wi-Fi, $699 Althought it’s not listed […]

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BlackBerry Protect App Secures Mobile Information

RIM has released its own official mobile device protection app (currently in beta) that can backup and restore data if your BlackBerry is damaged or you switch devices. In addition, the app can completely wipe of your data if your BlackBerry falls into the wrong hands. Small business owners may not have concrete IT policies […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook Will Support Android Apps?

Word on the street is that RIM plans to give PlayBook users access to the rapidly-growing Android app library, but the apps reportedly will be developed internally and run on the BlackBerry OS. Now this news if just rumor for now, but in my opinion, it would be a strange, weird, but smart move for […]

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BlackBerry Playbook will have “Balance” Service Too

It has been recently announced that Blackberry is currently testing a service for BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Service) called BlackBerry Balance that will allow IT departments to control corporate data on a BlackBerry smartphone issued to an employee without touching the employee’s personal data also stored on the device. I personally think this is a move […]

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Pay For That Latte With Your Smartphone and the Starbucks App

This one goes out to all my small biz owners who constantly set up small satellite offices at their local Starbucks (in addition to being on a first name basis with all the staff). The Starbucks app for BlackBerry and iPhone now lets you pay for your premium coffee using your smartphone (I drink hot […]

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Word on the Street: AT&T to get a 3G BlackBerry PlayBook

The much anticipated tablet device by BlackBerry is starting to see the light of day as it now has an unofficial launch date of “sometime before the end of the first quarter in 2011”. That device will be WiFi only, followed by a WiMax (4G) version of the device sometime this summer. According to CIO.com, […]

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Package Tracking App for BlackBerry Keeps an Eye on Your Shipments

I currently own a BlackBerry, and when I want to track a package, I open up my web bookmarks and find the corresponding mobile website for the parcel service that’s handling the shipment. I recognize and appreciate these companies for creating mobile sites so folks can track their shipments via their mobile devices, but it […]

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BlackBerry’s PlayBook Tablet Screams ‘Business Ready’

With its ultra-portable, 7″ inch screen weighing in at under one-pound (compared to the Apple iPad at a “husky” 1.5 pounds for the WiFi only model) and HTML5 AND Flash 10.1 capabilities, RIM has decided to enter the tablet game, but focuses on its tried and true business customer base with the unveiling of the […]

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QR Code – What’s the Hold Up?

I’ve been waiting for this mobile technology to take off here in the U.S. So far the reaction/adaptation of this technology has been a steady “meh”. If you’re not familiar with QR Code (Quick-Response Code), I’ll give you the background. It’s essentially a mobile barcode that you can encrypt with any type of information. Contact […]

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New Blackberry Torch 9800 mobile phone with touchscreen and slideout keyboard

Glad to see RIM (Research In Motion) the makers of the Blackberry releasing a new phone. It’s titled the Torch 9800 available on Aug. 12th on AT&T for $199.00 w/2 yr contract! I have always been a fan of the Blackberry form-factor and it’s hyper-focus on the business user!  My business partner Nicole, is a […]

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