Jan 31 2013
We love the BB. Always have. And the much awaited BB10 on the Z10 is here. Cant wait to get our hands on one.
May 12 2012
Blackberry has released their OS 7.1. The best part for us was support for Mobile WiFi hotspot. Now you can use your BB as a mobile WiFi Hotspot for upto 5 devices (of course you will have to get the right data plan from your carrier first).
check out the full details here.
Sep 28 2011
RIM recently launched the Blackberry Bold 9900 with touchscreen in India. Its an awesome phone, with good build quality (though at first check, it feels a bit plasticky), and a very fast and responsive OS. All in all, a great phone to buy. Now the question is, can you tether it to your Mac as a modem via bluetooth? Of course you can. I called up Airtel for help and they said they didn’t support Macs. So here it is for all fellow Mac users.
Before you start, you will have to call up your carrier and request them to enable internet on your BB (in this case Airtel, and you should mention that you want to access the internet on your laptop/pc via your laptop. You need them to tell you whats your APN, username and password).
For Airtel, call 121 for enabling internet and call 7070 (dial and then press 2 once connected) for BB instructions.
Download BB modem script from here. Place the contents of the zipped folder inside your Mac HDD -> Library -> Modem Scripts
Bluetooth Pair your BB with your Mac. In the end of the process you will get the dialog box which says you can use your BB/Device as a modem to access internet. The details for access are as follows:
Phone Vendor: research In Motion
Phone Model: Blackberry IP Modem (GSM)
Username: (leave blank)
Password: (leave blank)
Now go to Network Preferences: Locations -> Edit -> Add New and name it, lets say, BB9900
Telephone Number: airtelgprs.com
Account Name: (leave blank)
Password: (leave blank)
Click on ‘Advanced’ and your settings should be as per the following:
Click ‘Ok’ and save the settings. Now click ‘Connect’ to enjoy the internet.
Apr 1 2011
The blackberry Torch is a fine phone. I just helped shift someone from a Nokia E61 to a BB Torch. It would have been simple in normal circumstances but this time, the Mac’s bluetooth wasnt working. So here’s how I fixed the contacts transfer (over 1400 of them)
In the Nokia Contact Book, select ‘Mark All’ and then select Copy to Memory Card.
This exports all the contacts as individual VCards which is Apple AddressBook compatible. (This Nokia couldnt handle so many contacts at once, so I had to do it in three exports)
Now I could browse the Nokia on any bluetooth Mac and got the vcards on a USB Flash drive. It was a breeze to drag drop all the cards into the desired Mac’s AddressBook.
Now I installed the BB Software on the Mac and it automatically imported all the contacts from AddressBook to the BB.
Nov 22 2010
The N8 is a Symbian V3 TouchScreen phone from Nokia. What we love is large screen, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, Micro USB, FM Radio and Transmitter and HDMI (yes, HDMI). It has excellent software support.
And best of all, it has native support for iSync via this downloadable plugin from Nokia.
May 16 2010
Nokia is launching some amazing new phones. Wonder why they hadn’t launched these before. I am definitely getting one for myself.
Apr 21 2010
Connect two people via BlackBerry® smartphones and ideas get bigger. Progress happens faster. Answers get smarter. So imagine what happens when you give a business the freedom to connect all its employees.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express enables businesses of any size to quickly and easily get started with the BlackBerry® solution. It provides advanced BlackBerry smartphone features with no additional software or user license fees, and works with any Internet-enabled BlackBerry data plan or a BlackBerry enterprise data plan.
Push technology is designed to deliver messages and information to BlackBerry® smartphones in seconds. This helps ensure that the information on a user’s BlackBerry smartphone is automatically updated with the information on their computer.
Email, calendar entries, contacts, tasks and memos are all kept up-to-date.
Server software also optimize data before sending to BlackBerry smartphones, making it one of the most efficient smartphone solutions. It’s designed to provide quick delivery times, long battery life and low per-megabyte data charges – especially when roaming.
Dec 1 2009
The web is richer. Photos are sharper. Videos pop. It has the most advanced browser and Android 2.0 software with a blazing-fast processor and 3G speed for faster search. It has the world’s thinnest QWERTY slider at 13.7mm. It can help you navigate turn-by-turn. It has a 5MP camera with a flash, plus loads of great camera features and a DVD-quality recorder to capture all the richer, bigger, wider experiences you’re going to have.
It’s the phone with the “Hi” IQ.
Runs on Android, has a 5MP Camera, email with attachment support and various other features: