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June 30, 2009  3:31 PM

Microsoft Direct Push Technology



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, iPhone, Microsoft Direct Push Technology, mobile device, Palm Pre, push e-mail, smartphone, Windows Mobile

Hi folks, so I wanted to talk a little bit about push technology as it relates to mobile devices. This is something that RIM has had for a long time with it's BlackBerry devices. This was one of the major things that set RIM apart from the competition. For example, push technology is when you...

June 30, 2009  12:54 PM

BlackBerry app making a buzz!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BigTinCan, BlackBerries, BlackBerry, BuzzMe, RIM, ring and vibrate

Hi folks, so there is this cool new app for all you BlackBerry users out there. It's called BuzzMe and it's made by BigTinCan! What does this app do? It vibrates your BlackBerry of course! Now you may ask, why the heck would I want that, my BlackBerry already vibrates! True, but does your...


June 29, 2009  12:58 AM

RIM doing well despite the iPhone



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, BlackBerry, business users, iPhone, Javelin, market share, personal users, RIM, smart phone, smartphone, social networking, Storm

Hi folks, so recently RIM has been claiming more market share due to their BlackBerry phones. Recent reports have pegged RIM at having 55 percent of the smart phone market share in the industry. This is more than any of the competing companies going against RIM. Even Apple! So despite the poor...


June 15, 2009  12:11 PM

How’s BlackBerry App World doing?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
App Store, App World, Apple, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPod, iTunes, RIM

Hi folks, I'd thought I'd take a moment to speak about App World again. Now that it has been out there for a while I thought I'd offer up my opinion on what I think of it.  For those of you that don't know, App World is the application store for BlackBerry devices. This is RIM's answer to Apple's...


April 29, 2009  3:27 PM

Twitter for your BlackBerry!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, http://orangatame.com/ota/twitterberry/, RIM, Twitter, TwitterBerry

So with Twitter getting more and more popular I finally caved in and decided to try it out. My honest opinion? It's like Facebook without all the extra stuff. Basically like doing Facebook updates. Having said that, I have tons of friends on Twitter so I finally...


March 31, 2009  2:38 PM

New Message Indicator still displays on BlackBerry even though all are read



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, new message indicator, new message indicator still displays even though all messages are read, new message indicator won't go away, new messages, Raj Perumal, RIM, saved messages, The musings of an IT Consultant, view saved messages

Hi folks, today I want to show you how to fix a common problem with BlackBerries. One of the common things that I find happening is with your new message indicator. Whenever you receive an e-mail from someone it will cause a small icon to appear at the top of the screen indicating you have "x"...


January 26, 2009  3:42 PM

Ouch! RIM’s CEOs are hit with a major fine!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
$80 million dollar fine, BlackBerry, James Balsillie, Jim Balsillie, Mike Lazaridis, RIM, RIM CEOs, stock backdating

So this just in from stock land! Apparently RIM's CEOs have been accused of backdating stocks! They've been fined $80 million dollars. I don't know if this is true or not, only time will tell, but I do have to ask them this if they are guilty - don't you have enough money already? Do you really...


December 13, 2008  6:41 PM

BlackBerry Device software version 4.5 available for Canadians



Posted by: Raj Perumal
battery dies, battery drain, Bell, BES, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry device software 4.5, Bluetooth, CAnada, Canadians, HTML e-mail, HTML email, MTS, Telus

Recently the latest software revision came out for our BlackBerries for us Canadians that use BlackBerries. Also for you BES users, the latest maintenance release is out and it provides HTML email support. I recently tried these updates out and I have to say I love them. My BlackBerry Curve now...


December 1, 2008  1:19 AM

Using BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) with Exchange and Multiple GALs (Global Address Lists)



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Exchange, Exchange Domain Servers Group, GAL, global address lists, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Exchange 2003, multipe GALs, multiple global address lists, offline address list, Outlook, sync appointments, sync calendar

Hi folks, here's an issue you might run into and tear your hair out over. If you have a BES server working with Exchange and are using multiple GALs (Global Address Lists) in your environment, how do you setup the BES service account to access all the users in the different GALs? Well the...


November 22, 2008  8:57 PM

BlackBerry Storm Sells out on First Day



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Storm, Cell phones, ClickThrough, iPhone, smart phone, Storm, touch screen

Hi folks, so rumour has it that the new BlackBerry Storm sold extremely well on it's first day. In cell phone stores all across the USA the Storm was sold out. In some places stores sold out of the Storm in less than an hour. I hope Apple picks it's head up and takes note of this. This means...


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