So Blackberry Messenger has been available on the Android operating system through the Play Store for just over a week now. Over the weekend I have been paying attention to battery life on my tablet.I have noticed that my battery is not lasting a day I have noticed that BBM is draining the battery and causing some data leakage. The cause seems to be the “always on” feature. Even of you kill the task using a task killer it automatically comes back to life a few minutes later. I am going to remove it until they bring out a new version. This is a pity because it is actually a good app. If you notice the batteries on your Android device seem not to last as long as they should and you have BBM installed its quite possible that BBM maybe the culprit.
Wimbledon Systems are delighted to announce their new private cloud offering for small business customers which also supports BYOD or “bring your own device to work”. Depending on options required and number of staff, prices start from £1.99 per user per month and include a free WordPress installation for your main website or storage space for your site. Windows computers, Apple Mac’s iPhones, iPads, All android tablets, phablets and phones, Blackberries, Windows Mobile and older Symbian devices are supported via a small application which is available from all the major App Stores for free! The web based environment can be branded to your requirements for a very small fee!
Options available within the system are:
Twitter like communication
Access to email.
Document scanning from phone camera or tablet camera.
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Following on from the first part of this blog we move into an era where one device became the norm, and at this point things got worse. In my opinion Windows Mobile was not ready and its syncing software too bloated. I was using one of these at the time. It was a bit of a disaster and in my opinion may have been too early to market. I swiftly returned to Nokia with an E61. Nokia’s answer to the blackberry. They so nearly had it right. The footprint was a little chunky and the syncing problems were still there. Shrink the footprint a little and improve the operating system, add a good camera and with Ovi bring some nice apps to the table and you have the Nokia E71, a very good and capable replacement. . However the syncing software is now so bloated and really beginning to irk. I managed to lose the E71 and this was followed by an E72. This was the worst most unreliable phone I have ever owned and had to go back 5 times in 13 months. This effectively ended my relationship with Nokia. It is a pity because they had in my opinion really trounced Blackberry with the E71 it was a solid good business phone doing everything well and perfect for a life on the road. During this time single device convergence was key but would it last? Look out for part three to find out!
The Z10 from BlackBerry is a great smartphone that suits both work and personal use. The BlackBerry 10 operating system and a dual-core processor are featured and the Z10 is ready for 4G on networks supporting this. The camera is simply superb with its 8-megapixel resolution and enhancing features that include image & video stabilisation, autofocus, 5x digital zoom and 1080p HD video recording.
All connectivity options are ready for use including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. The preloaded apps are just the beginning of this phone’s highlights and these include BlackBerry Calendar, Docs to Go, Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry Hub, Foursquare, Maps, YouTube, Adobe Reader and Camera Time Shift.
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The sleek and stylish 8520 Curve is one of BlackBerry’s most successful phones. The rubberized body fits perfectly in your hand and it has a full QWERTY keyboard which is ideal for writing emails, texts and instant messages. The BlackBerry 8520 can send and receive emails from a host of different accounts anywhere in the world. It features the new touch sensitive optical trackpad instead of the trackball which is a fantastic replacement for BlackBerry handsets as it makes navigating your way around the phones many features a pleasure.
Receive the new iPod nano free with almost any mobile phone on an 18 or 24 month contract. It’s a superb free gift to choose – for yourself or for someone else – and has been re-mixed for fingertips to enhance your music enjoyment. Multi-touch allows for tap and swipe operation whilst the motion sensor performs nifty tasks such as shake to shuffle music tracks.
Weighing only 21g and sporting a handy clip for attaching to a sleeve, jacket or bag the iPod nano is completely portable and the anodised aluminium body is highly fashionable.
The iPod nano also boasts colour co-ordinated wallpapers that look great on the 1.5 inch display (240×240 pixels) whilst album art and photos can be viewed with tap-to-zoom bringing into focus even the finest of details. Sounding as great as it looks the nano is highly intelligent and can provide a playlist with songs that go together by tapping the Genius icon when you hear a tune that you like.
The iPod range has always been a fitness fanatic’s best friend and the new nano is no exception. It’s easy to keep fit with the pedometer that provides daily step goals and your progress can be monitored via the Nike Website. If you need extra focus then the iPod nano can pause live FM radio broadcasts for up to 15 minutes.
The Apple iPod nano can provide 24 hours of non-stop music from one charge and with access to iTunes, now featuring a 30-second preview of tracks before you buy, the nano is practical, flexible and fashionable.
The BlackBerry Pearl 3G is now available at Vodafone. It’s free on contract from £25 per month.
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With a change in design the BlackBerry Pearl 9105 offers all of the superb features experienced on other models but in a compact design (108×50x13mm and 93g). The QWERTY keyboard has been removed in favour of an alphanumeric keypad with optical track-pad and dedicated media keys. Typing long messages without a QWERTY layout has been overcome with BlackBerry SureType predictive text input that learns the words you use most for speedy input at minimal effort.
BlackBerry Application World gives access to an impressive array of downloadable apps and with a 3G HSDPA Web browser, Wi-Fi connectivity and multitasking new apps can be downloaded quickly in the background whilst other features on the Pearl are being used. Pre-installed tools include push email, document viewer/editor, organiser, GPS with BlackBerry maps and BlackBerry messenger with notification when messages are delivered and opened by the recipient.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 has been described as “the most gorgeous BlackBerry on the planet” with a titanium chrome finish on the bevel that contrasts against the glossy black finish on the front and leather back. The front of the 9700 looks good too with a crisp and vibrant screen. It has a fantastic keyboard with a curved design on every key to enable precision typing.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is the successor to the original BlackBerry Bold 9000. The new Bold 9700 comes with a 2.6 inch TFT display with widescreen aspect and 480×360 pixels. It has a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera and all-round connectivity consisting of 3G, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. The traditional BlackBerry trackball has been traded in for a miniature touchpad and the newcomer features the latest version of the BlackBerry OS, version 5.