OK, since I picked up the BlackBerry 8830 you just knew you’d start seeing more BlackBerry news on jkOnTheRun, right? Today we have a roundup of the latest BB news from around the globe:
Mac users with BlackBerries have been left out in the cold when it comes to tethering the BB to the Mac. Today’s 3G-enabled BlackBerries are perfect to use as high-speed modems for laptops but without the software that enables it there is no way to do it. That will change August 1 with the introduction of iMobimac Modem, a utility that marries the Mac and BlackBerry for some tethering goodness. No word on pricing yet but I have a feeling that Mac users will pay the piper for tethering.
RIM is getting ready to release the first BlackBerry with integrated WiFi, the 8820. This is a quad-band phone with GPS and multimedia capabilities in addition to the 802.11 a/b/g. The word is leaking out that this phone will be available in just a few weeks. Hope it’s not Verizon that picks it up. RIM has promised that the 8820 will have the ability to seamlessly switch between WiFi and wireless calls on the fly based on the detection of a WiFi hotspot. Nice.