Proof of the Blackberry 8320 Release And Specs

Nothing beats an official product sheet with specs to end the speculation....



Pretty self-explanatory JAVA game I just finished....  Enjoy....


Fat-Man:  Mark Mangino

411-SONG IDs a song...

A new service from 411-Song allows you to identify a song you hear simply by dialing a number and holding the phone up.... The first one's free, then they start charging.... $3.99 for unlimited lookups a month, or $.99 for individual ones.... give it a try by calling (866) 411-SONG or on T-Mobile dialing #SONG

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JD Power Sweep....

from letsgomobile.com

T -Mobile USA, Inc., earned the highest ranking from the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Wireless Customer Care Performance Study – Volume 2, marking the sixth consecutive period that T-Mobile holds the top spot. T-Mobile not only earned the highest ranking, but its overall customer care score was significantly higher than any other wireless carrier. T-Mobile is now the only wireless carrier that has swept a J.D. Power and Associates national wireless category for six reporting periods.

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Microsoft's Appeal is Rejected.....

Microsoft's appeal to the 2004 Antitrust case has been rejected by the European Union. As a result, M$ will be required to pay a $689.4 million fine, and comply with the EU in the future regarding their anti-competitive practices.....

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Sprint Launches Airave in Denver and Indianapolis

Sprint has launched their variation of tmo's Hotspot@Home, Airave. Unlike the H@H system, Sprint customers who use this program will have to purchase the wi-fi based device and pay a $15 ($30 for families) monthly usage fee, and are not required to purchase new phones. The device rebroadcasts Sprint's existing signal and is therefore compatible with any of their existing phones....

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T-Mobile to Purchase SunCom

Looks like tmo is shelling out a reported $2.7billion to purchase regional GSM provider SunCom. SunCom serves customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and portions of Tennessee and Georgia.

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Xbox Live SmackTalking Guide

A good well rounded guide.....

Quick and Easy Blogger...From M$????

Windows Live Beta has been released in several iterations, including a much improved version of the Vista Photo Editor, and a remarkably nice little blog app called Windows Live Writer.  The freebie is ridiculously easy to use and integrates with just about any site you use (including Google's baby, Blogger.com), not just Live Spaces...  Just pick your provider, enter your address and login info, and it automatically adapts to your blog's style and connection allowing for one click additions and edits.  Try it out and be as surprised as I was...



Kyocera Finishing Talks To Buyout Sanyo Mobile Division....

Kyocera is just finishing a deal to purchase the mobile device portion of Sanyo for a reported $434 million....  Translation: more flimsy, crappy Kyocera phones in your mobile carrier's bargain bin.....

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What's that walking around your living room?

Why That's The First Animatronic Dinosaur Of Course.

Winner of the prestigious Nuremberg Toy Innovations Award, this is the first fully-animatronic simulacrum of a one week-old dinosaur (a Late Jurassic period Camarasaurus.) It is programmed with distinct behavior routines that respond differently to stimuli, creating a one-of-a-kind personality for each one made. It has a sophisticated sensory system comprised of a color camera, two sound sensors, two infrared sensors, 14 servos, 106 gears, eight touch sensors, an orientation sensor, and four foot switch sensors, all of which form a biomechanical skeleton that delivers smooth, natural movements. The dinosaurs unique accelerated lifespan passes through three distinct phases; when you first turn it on, it acts like a hatchling for the first 15 minutes. For the next two hours, it acts like an infant by exhibiting hunger. For the rest of its life, it acts as a juvenile, and is fully-responsive to light, sound, and touch. Its outer skin is Krayton rubber, and the young reptiles rechargeable battery provides one hour of operation and requires four hours for a full recharge.

from hammacher.com

Set your default location with Google SMS....


You already know that you can get quick local search results from your phone with Google SMS for the price of a text message, but the service is a helluva lot more usable now that you can set your default location. Just send a text to Google SMS (466453) with set location [city, zip code, address]. Now when you want to perform weather, movies, or restaurant look-ups via Google SMS, you can just text, for example, weather rather than weather 90210. Much more convenient!

from lifehacker.com

New Winamp Streams to XB360, PS3 and Wii....

This past weekend, we met up with Matthew Callaway, product director for Winamp, as he showed us the new Winamp Remote.
The product is relatively simple; users store their music files on a PC with Winamp running. Then they enable the application for remote access. After setting that up, users fire up the Wii or PlayStation 3 web browser and head to http://winamp.com/remote to sign in. As long as the host PC is on, has Winamp running and connected to the Internet, the user can allow a friend to stream music and video from that machine too. If the user was on the road, at a party, over a friend's or trapped in a coffee house with bad music, they can access their tunes remotely from anywhere with an Internet connection.

The software also further expands on the Winamp steaming media concept with a similar interface for cell phones with web browsers and the Xbox 360. Sadly, without a browser, the Xbox 360 can only stream media from a local PC and not from another location. Should Microsoft fix the problem, you should be able to use Winamp Remote there too.

from xboxscene.com

Nokia is scaring me.....

Believe everthing you see? Good, then this is an unannounced Nokia N94i running the Windows Mobile (not Symbian) operating system. We have no way of knowing for sure, but that looks like an engineering prototype Chinese knockoff of something which has gone up for auction somewhere on this great blue planet. According to the listed specs, we're looking at a touchscreen (with stylus) multimedia device synonymous with the N-Series packing a 2 megapixel camera, speakerphone, Bluetooth 2.0 and MicroSD expansion. It's also listed as a dual-sim device with quad-band GSM support. Of course, Microsoft has been slowly making in-roads into Nokia handsets for several months with Nokia's purchase of Intellisync and the recent announcement to integrate Windows Live services into some Nokia handsets. Still, WinMo on Nokia... are we dreaming, or is that "WinXP.jpg" an indicator of something more foolish?

from engadget.com

Alltel picks up the razr2....

Alltel gets on the new RAZR 2 bandwagon today in releasing the V9m with some of its own customization such as XM Radio, Celltop, Axcess Search, and TeleNav GPS. The V9m offers standard features such as microSD expansion slot, stereo Bluetooth support, 2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, and a handsome external display - which are all on par with Sprint, Verizon and at&t’s version of the RAZR2.


The MOTORAZR2 V9M is now available at Alltel Wireless retail stores and at shopalltel.com for $299 after a $100 mail-in rebate. This discounted price is available to new customers who sign-up for a two-year service agreement as well as existing eligible customers on qualifying rate plans.

from slashphone.com


These could be entertaining....


FN P90 Airsoft Submachine Gun $30 at 101Gift.com
101Gift.com has the FN P90 Airsoft Submachine Gun for $30 with free shipping. Includes battery, charger, laser, flash light, safety glasses and velocity 140+ fps, 50-rounds box magazines and 27" overall length, 4 lbs weight.

from bensbargains.net

T-Mobile BlackBerry launch event hits the road

If you thought T-Mobile really didn’t have any BlackBerrys up their sleeve, you were wrong. Set to start on September, 18th in NYC, RIM and T-Mobile will be hitting the road across the USA to preview their "hottest offerings". The list of cities they hit are: Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., and New York. Oh yeah, you get a complimentary breakfast so your hands get all greasy when your enjoying a "hands-on demonstration". Noice! Full size invite after the jump.

from boygenuisreport.com


I came to the library to do homework, but this blog has engulfed me.
It looks like Schmitty isn't the only person hell bent on exterminating the iPhone.



HTC Juno Coming To T-Mobile in October

Remember the HTC Juno? It is most certainly going to T-Mobile USA. While Juno is the codename, we haven’t got word of the official launch name yet. It’s a Windows Mobile based device and has a "consumer friendly interface, most likely HTC’s TouchFlo," says our source. He also goes on to tell us that it will have a QWERTY keyboard, but from the looks of things, is that SureType? T-Mobz should be positioning this phone as an "adult Sidekick" and the phone has a "wow screen and interface." It is currently a T-Mobile USA exclusive and set for a mid to late October release.

from boygeniusreport.com

Ostermann Heaven


The Price of Danno's Soul

Brace yourselves.... There was actually an interesting article in the Kansas State Collegian....


Bidding starts for my allegiance at a nickel... no cowboys, no raiders, no donkeys....

Turn Your Windows PC into a Media Center Powerhouse On the Cheap

Here's a cheap setup for a PVR based on Windows XP MCE or Windows Vista HomePrem/Ultimate....


Married with Russian Children


Cheaper Internet Rates for T-Mobile

Just when you thought they couldn’t get any cheaper….T-Mobile is set to completely revamp their data plan lineup with a new pricing scheme that is sure to make subscribers swoon. Beginning tomorrow, September 12th, the big Pink will be dropping updates to their BlackBerry and Total Internet plan offerings. The Total Internet add-on, which includes unlimited web browsing and data service for devices such Wing and Dash, will drop from $29.99 to $19.99. Sweet! The BIS add-on will remain at $19.99 for customers in need of the full BlackBerry email/web browsing experience. For anyone simply looking for an email solution, however, things are about to get very interesting. T-Mobile is launching a new BlackBerry add-on plan that will give customers access to any BIS-accessible email accounts for $9.99 a month. All web browsing and secondary data access will be blocked, but for a 10-spot, it’s hard to argue with the lack of frills. Not bad at all. The bad news (you knew there had to be something) is that the standalone BIS option, as well as the standalone Total Internet Plan, will go up to $39.99 from $29.99. Curiously, this makes the BIS and BES standalone packages identical in price. We’re not sure if T-Mobile HotSpot Wi-Fi access will still be part of the Total Internet package, but we’ve seen nothing to indicate that it won’t still available to subscribers. These new plans will be available via retail channels tomorrow and on T-Mobile.com by the 16th of September. All you FlexPay customers can expect to see changes by the 16th.

Thanks, tmophonehome!

from BoyGeniusReport.com

Free 411

Dial 1-800-GOOG-411

And it's free. Google doesn’t charge you a thing for the call or for connecting you to the business. Regular phone charges may apply, based on your telephone service provider.

Note: Google Voice Local Search is still in its experimental stage. It may not be available at all times and may not work for all users. We’re fine-tuning the service to get better at recognizing your requests. It’s currently only available in English, in the US, for US business listings.



Ill take things that will make me buy a Wii....


Banned Xbox 360 Commercial

Violent my ass... this is the best 360 commercial ever....


An easy way to get the change out from under your seats....

This $1400 tilt-a-whirl/car lift is the best solution for the person that doesn't quite want to spend the $2000 for an in garage car lift, but also doesn't mind draining all the fluids in the car to change the oil filter... Seems to be more trouble then it's worth but hey, who am I to judge...

[Product Page via Boing Boing Gadgets via Gizmodo]