If you're an executive looking to kick off 2010 with an eye to improve your time management, BlackBerry App World™ has the tools you need.
The start of a new year can often be the best time to tackle some better business habits, and BlackBerry® smartphones are at heart a tool to keep you up to date with the information you need while staying connected to business associates (and to keep you entertained with an occasional puzzle, song or game!), but sometimes the most important aspect of a BlackBerry smartphone is it can also help you manage your time appropriately.
As one of the largest Latin American airlines, LAN Airlines' executives travel continuously for external meetings and internal business, but to keep their business flying they also had to stay connected to their staff to approve purchases, authorize commissions or acquire new technology. The airlines had been using SAP® Enterprise Portal 6.0 since 2006 for managing the purchasing of plane parts, oil and gas, approving or denying vacation requests or service commissions among other tasks, but if an executive was out of the office, approvals had to wait.
Now featuring built-in GPS capabilities and trackpad navigation
“Should I get the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone?” is a question many people are asking this holiday season. With so many features there is much to be said for it. Consider these facts:
GPS on your BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone works with BlackBerry® Maps to pinpoint your location and get turn-by-turn directions. Try selecting a contact from your address book to get precise directions to the contact's location. Or type in keywords like “restaurants” or “gas stations” and off you go.
The BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone is designed to be intuitive and comfortable. Like a laptop, the trackpad lets you glide your finger for fast and precise scrolling through websites, menus, and icons. The 35-key backlit QWERTY keyboard lets you type messages quickly. And the bright 320x240 pixel screen displays more than 65,000 colors for a great viewing experience.
Connect at 3G speeds
The BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone is the first BlackBerry Curve smartphone to feature 3G technology for fast downloads and uploads. That lets you spend less time waiting and more time doing what you love.
As if that weren't enough, the new BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone comes with:
- Dedicated media keys
- Bluetooth® capabilities
- Integrated hands-free speakerphone
- Out-of-the box Mac synchronization
- 256MB flash memory
- 4.5 hours talk time; 10.5 days standby time
Connect to BlackBerry data services through Wi-Fi hotspots at home, work, or places like airports or coffee shops. Wi-Fi connections frequently offer faster download speeds compared to cellular networks. And free or low-cost hotspots can reduce monthly data costs.
Take photos and record videos1, 2, 3 with the 2.0-megapixel digital camera, then post them to Facebook®, Flickr®, and MySpace™. You can even sync your iTunes® or Windows Media Player music between your computer and smartphone with BlackBerry® Media Sync.
The BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone is available now. Check your wireless service provider for availability.
1Depending on the amount of built-in memory available for use, a third-party microSD™ card may need to be properly inserted into the BlackBerry smartphone to enable the video recording feature. MicroSD cards may be sold separately.
2Requires activation with appropriate data plan. Check with service provider for availability, costs and restrictions.
3The ability to send pictures is not supported by all instant messaging programs. Check with your service provider for availability, costs and restrictions.
Providing BlackBerry smartphone users with a transformative experience, through applications working in close conjunction with smartphone features, was a central theme at the second annual BlackBerry Developer Conference, held recently in San Francisco.
eBay now works directly with your BlackBerry® smartphone so you never have to miss a crucial bid on your favorite auctions. Using a free beta app downloaded from BlackBerry App World, you'll be able to bid, buy, watch and search eBay auctions from virtually anywhere. Updates are automatically pushed to your smartphone, and eBay for BlackBerry smartphones works with your BlackBerry Calendar to remind you when an auction will end. When you win an auction you can use PayPal® to pay directly from your smartphone.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Announcements
Upgrade! BlackBerry® Enterprise Server v5.0.1 is now available to current 5.0 owners, absolutely free. Now supporting French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese. Plus, additional platform certifications and enhanced manageability and monitoring.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server is now certified for Microsoft® Exchange Server® 2010, and BlackBerry® Technical Support Services for BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is available. Click here for more information »