01-07-2013, 11:35 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Nor Cal
Join Date: Jan 2005
Mein Auto: 330i
Originally Posted by brkf
Flow Interface - do not see any need for this
Blackberry hub - no need
Active frames - no need
Touch screen keyboard - shrug, I use Swiftkey and it does the same thing
Timeshift camera - no interest as I do not take pictures with my phone
App world - shrug, haven't been to Android's Play thing in many months
New browser - don't care; rarely surf the web on a phone
Balance - this is interesting. On my old BB and my Android I run different email programs. Touchdown on my Android handles my work account and Gmail handles my personal account. My IT has no access to my phone (since our buyout I stopped submitting expense reports for my phone as corporate now wants my entire bill to give me $75 back...they can sit and spin)
Connected Calendar - have this already with Touchdown
For those who don't need a leading edge smartphone, take a look at a BlackBerry model that is similar to President Obama's phone. The President may upgrade to BB10 in the future.
BlackBerry Curve 9310 / 9315
RIM and T-Mobile have announced the most affordable BlackBerry® smartphone on T-Mobile's nationwide network - the BlackBerry® Curve 9315. Powered by the BlackBerry® 7.1 operating system with 3G connectivity, the sleek new smartphone is easy-to-use and provides tools that enable customers to stay connected to the people and information that matter most.
"At T-Mobile, our goal is to delight customers. The new BlackBerry Curve 9315 will delight customers with unprecedented value while also allowing them to combine their mobile business and personal use in one great device," said Brad Duea, senior vice president of product management at T-Mobile. "The Curve 9315 is the most affordable BlackBerry smartphone on our nationwide network and provides our customers with a wide variety of productivity and social features to keep them connected and make their mobile lives easier."
Combining an intuitive interface with a QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry Curve 9315 features built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity for voice and data, enabling customers to access the information they need when and where they need it, and Wi-Fi calling, allowing calls and messages over an available Wi-Fi network. With a dedicated BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM) key, preloaded apps for Facebook® and Twitter® and the Social Feeds 2.0 app, customers can easily interact with their friends, coworkers and social networks whether it's instant messaging, posting or tweeting.
The new BlackBerry Curve 9315 offers a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash and digital zoom as well as video recording capabilities. Customers also have the ability to geo-tag the location of their pictures by utilizing the smartphone's built-in GPS. In addition, the smartphone features a microSD card slot for up to 32GB of additional media storage and a built-in FM radio letting customers tune in to local FM stations. With the BlackBerry App World storefront, customers have exclusive access to a wide range of apps, allowing them to enhance their smartphone experience with entertainment, personalization and productivity apps of their choosing.
The BlackBerry Curve 9315 will be available in an exclusive pre-sale for T-Mobile business customers beginning January 16 and is expected to be available in T-Mobile retail stores, via www.T-Mobile.com, and with select dealers and national retailers beginning January 23, 2013. For well-qualified customers, the Curve 9315 will require a $49.99 out-of-pocket down payment and 20 equal monthly payments of $10 per month via T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), with a two-year service agreement and qualifying T-Mobile Value voice and data plan. Customers may also purchase the Curve 9315 for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying T-Mobile Classic voice and data plan.
"Great social communication with friends through BBM, cheap to operate, practically indestructible and not the best browser which will keep the data usage down."
Switch your BBM conversation from text to a call and speak to your BBM contacts, from virtually anywhere they are in the world for free over Wi-Fi®. You'll instantly know whenever BBM friends are available to call.
BBM Connected Apps
With BBM connected apps, you can chat with BBM friends within your apps and select BBM contacts right from the app to invite them to join in on the fun or download it.
Facebook®, Twitter®, BBM™ Music, BlackBerry® Travel™ app and BlackBerry App World™ are now BBM connected apps. So you can share your Facebook status update, Tweet, songs, travel itinerary or apps directly to contacts through BBM, without ever leaving the BBM connected apps.
The BlackBerry® Travel™ app makes it easier than ever to plan, book, manage, and share your travel activities. Find a deal on hotel and car rental options, or arrange for limo service to and from the airport. Get quick notifications if your flight's delayed or cancelled, and find a new flight right away. No matter where you do your booking, the automatic trip scanning feature can pull your trip details into the app, so you don't have to. See all your travel updates in one place as they happen, and don't worry about double and triple checking your plans; if you've missed anything, BlackBerry Travel will notify you, covering all your bases.
RIM will continue to support BB7 phones.
Last edited by MCSL; 01-09-2013 at 11:11 PM.