RIM BlackBerry 8830 Review at phonearena!

“The BlackBerry 8830 is a bar type phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. There is a 2.6” display, with a resolution of 320 x 240, but due to the phones size, it seems relatively small. It does not disappoint, however, as the colors are very realistic and bright. There are two brightness levels available. The first is a default level and in normal light is very visible. If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot make out the display, pressing the power button once will brighten it. This should not be an issue as the 8830 is equipped with light-sensing technology which will adjust the brightness of the screen according to the environment.” Read this nice review here:

Quickoffice Premier 4.5 for Symbian released and reviewed!

Screenshot on Nokia E90, click to enlarge “First there was Psion. The Series 3 (and then Series 5) range of palmtops had Word and Sheet built-in, terrifically powerful, desktop-class office applications. With the passing of the Psion era, Nokia, which had inherited the EPOC/Symbian platform, took the raw Word and Sheet code and adapted it for their Communicator line. Most (but not all) of the functionality was still there, but there was a feeling that a degree of simplification had taken place. By the time of the launch of the 9500, even spell check functions had been removed. And, to add to the problems, the old Word/Sheet codebase handled only Office 97 files and even these somewhat clumsily, since this had been added in since the heyday of Psion.In parallel to this, Quickoffice had become a major player in the Palm OS scene, offering an alternative to Documents To Go and suffering somewhat from Palm’s deal to have a version of DTG in most handhelds. Not surprisingly, Quickoffice diversified to other platforms, first to Symbian/UIQ and then to S60. Nokia must have liked the basic Quickoffice 3 viewers, as they quickly licensed them and these have appeared in almost all S60 handsets produced in the last two years. Users could then upgrade the viewers to the full editing suite if they wished.” Read more here:

TomTom buys Tele Atlas for $2.77 billion

“GPS device maker TomTom agrees to buy digital maps company Tele Atlas for about $2.77 billion. Tele Atlas is the world’s 2nd largest digital maps producer. By gaining direct control over a maps company, TomTom is supposed to deliver real-time update to its devices. Tele Atlas is supposed to still sell to other GPS companies and operate as a seperate unit. More details on Bloomberg. We could see more deals like that though. To own a maps company could become a necessary competitive advantage for GPS device makers. There are not that many to go around. Navteq is the number one maps maker, so maybe they are next.” via i4u.com