Solaleya's Pearl house takes on the counter-intuitive task of maximizing its energy efficiency by limiting the amount of solar energy it absorbs throughout the year. This tactic allows the structure to delegate energy-intensive tasks to the elements.
The Pearl 3G might be the tiniest member of the BlackBerry family, but it's definitely not a weakling. It feels sturdy, has features its older siblings don't (Wireless N support!), and is a full-fledged smartphone with all the BlackBerry basics.
With its ultra-compact two-inch wide, 3.3 ounce body, the Pearl 3G is the smallest BlackBerry yet. Despite its size though, it's still a full-featured BlackBerry, and oddly, complete with 802.11n wireless support—a first for BlackBerry devices.
T-Mobile is replacing the antiquated trackballs on BlackBerry's Pearl 8100 and 8120, and the Curve 8320 smartphones for free from the 15th of February, to any customers who are having problems with them. It's one of the reasons RIM moved from trackballs to optical trackpads, so if you aren't having problems yet, mark…
A supposed 2009 Blackberry Roadmap posted on TmoNews Forums suggests that we'll not only be seeing the Curve 8900 next year, but also a touchscreen Bold and a Storm with a slide-out keyboard.
It's no scientific indicator of worldwide sales, but it's certainly interesting to see the most hawked electronics on eBay. The number one spot goes to the Nintendo Wii (and its related products). Full list:
Google has just released a new version of their maps application that supports voice recognition search on the BlackBerry Pearl. That means Pearl users can load Google Maps, hold a side button, say "pizza, i said PIZZA...PEE ZZ UH" and have the application magically find tacos in your immediate vicinity. This upgrade…
They said RIM's BlackBerry 9000 would be formally announced <a href="http://gizmodo.com/388931/rumor-blackberry-9000-to-be-announced-on-may-12
">on the 12th. They said it would be called <A href="http://gizmodo.com/389248/is-the-blackberry-9000-really-going-to-be-called-bold
">the Bold. Photos suggested that it…
I used to sleep through class by tuning my cellphone's FM radio to a classical station, sitting in the back, and putting a jacket over my face, so this XM Radio on BlackBerry is pretty spectacular news. All you need is a BlackBerry 8800, 8700, Pearl or Curve and $7.99 a month. You'll get 20 "exclusive" XM channels…
US T-Mobile subscribers who've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of new Blackberrys (I'm sure you're out there guys) can relax. The Blackberry 8820 will be available as soon as March 24th, and its smaller cousin 8120 hits the upgrade program on April 14th. No word on how much they'll cost you, though. [BoyGeniusReport]
The Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry Pearl, which was previously Europe-only, has finally made its way into the US by way of AT&T. The 8120 had a 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, and a price of $199 with a two-year contract and rebates. What would you use that Wi-fi for? How about watching TV shows over Slingplayer? [Crave]