Mobile voice search company Vlingo on Wednesday released Vlingo 3.0 for BlackBerry. Like Vlingo 2.0 before it, Vlingo 3.0 uses your voice commands to text other Vlingo BlackBerry users, search the Web, dial a number, create a note, update Facebook and Twitter, and open other applications. New to Vlingo 3.0 is a robotic voice that reads back your actions (like, "calling Home"), plus two premium features. One lets you text any contact (not just others using Vlingo's BlackBerry service), and the other creates, replies, and forwards e-mails based on your dictation. These two … Read more
This stellar voice-transcription application does more than search the Web or place a call in response to your spoken command. Vlingo lets you get specific, searching Google or Yahoo and updating your Facebook and Twitter status. You can also launch applications, write notes to yourself, and verbally compose a text or e-mail message.
Added support in version 3.0 also lets you vocally kick-start activities through your Bluetooth or wired headset, and the app engages a robotic voice to confirm your actions by repeating them to you, such as "Calling Home." It's disappointing that the new premium … Read more
Research in Motion said Monday that it plans to release a new version of its BlackBerry Storm. Speaking to Reuters, company CEO Jim Balsillie said that the time is right for a new BlackBerry Storm. He believes the market is "very large and untapped."
He went on to say that the BlackBerry Storm was "a huge success in terms of sales and adoption." Balsillie said he believes the next iteration of the mobile phone could enjoy the same kind of success he claims its predecessor did.
I had the opportunity to use the BlackBerry Storm when it was first released. It was a mess. I had trouble clicking the desired icons, and I was generally unimpressed with the device's OS. The idea of "clicking" the screen to access the desired app, while good on paper, turned out to be a nightmare, in my experience. I was disappointed with the BlackBerry Storm.
But that doesn't mean I'll automatically rule out the BlackBerry Storm 2 (or whatever it will eventually be called). I think RIM had a good idea with the first device, but now it needs to refine its offering.… Read more
Southwark. Spit. I was still only in Southwark. The ceiling fan's remorseless pulse blurs into the sound of helicopter blades, and for a moment, we're back in the war... well, actually, just watching video from a tiny remote-control helicopter. It's the PD-100 Black Hornet, the smallest video camera-equipped helicopter in the world.
Weighing just 15 grams, the minuscule chopper has rotor blades that measure a tiddly 10 centimeters. It will hit 20 mph in silence, however, plus it can hover and is piloted from the ground with a controller including an LCD screen. As well as displaying, … Read more
Research In Motion confirmed on Monday what many have speculated to be in the works: a BlackBerry Storm 2. While it may not ultimately be called the Storm 2, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie confirmed the news to Reuters, saying that sales of the BlackBerry Storm remain strong and that it's working on next-generation devices in the hopes of continuing to tap into the consumer market.
Balsillie did not provide any specifics about the device, other than to say that the Storm has been a success "in terms of sales and adoption" and that sales remain strong, which … Read more
In a bid to make its online Google Apps more appealing to corporate customers, Google plans to release software in July to make its e-mail and calendar services work well on BlackBerry mobile phones.
Today, corporate users can set up BlackBerry devices to check mail from Google's Gmail service, a part of Google Apps, but it works only in relatively rudimentary form. With a new product called--brace yourself--Google Apps Connector for Blackberry Enterprise Server, the company is adding much tighter integration with Research in Motion's BlackBerry technology.
Specifically, it synchronizes mail so a message marked as read on … Read more
After making a splash helping Windows users quickly search for conversations and contacts in their endless Outlook in-boxes with Xobni, the e-mail organizer company shared its plan on Monday to make the same service available for BlackBerry.
Xobni wouldn't elaborate on any program details, like how exactly it will look and work on the BlackBerry, but they did say that it will involve integration with the phone's address book.
"The app will be focused on contact and relationship management and bring a lot of the relationship features people like from Xobni in Outlook to the BlackBerry," … Read more
HP CloudPrint for BlackBerry Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando, Fla., lets users print e-mails, photos, documents, and Web pages from their BlackBerrys to the nearest printer, regardless of the printer manufacturer, HP said in a statement: "The service is printer-agnostic and driverless, and requires simple Internet access.", a Web-based technology slated to be shown at this week's
HP Operations Manager for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, also released Monday, is … Read more
A lot of folks have been waiting for this (and by a lot of folks, I mean me), but on Monday, AT&T finally confirmed the upcoming availability of the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 for early summer.
AT&T's version is largely similar to the T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900, which has been available since January 2009, sharing the same sleek design and features like integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
The main differences are, of course, in carrier services. The AT&T Curve 8900 allows for free Wi-Fi access at over 20,000 hot … Read more