It’s Tuesday and that can only mean it’s time for our weekly feature, BlackBerry Buzz. The Buzz is where you’ll find out what’s been going on in the BlackBerry brambles. You’ll hear about everything that’s worth knowing in the awesome world of the BlackBerry. Research In Motion (s rimm) released version 3 of the BlackBerry Media Sync today that adds two-way photo syncing, better memory management and alerts when new photos are available for import. There are other things added into the mix, so if you are a user of media syncing, you’d better pick up the new version.
The BlackBerry Curve was the top-selling smartphone in the U.S. in the third quarter, according to NPD Group. The Curve topped the iPhone 3GS and 3G, due to high consumer demand for the BlackBerry. Lower prices going into the holidays coupled with the BOGO (buy one get one free) promotion at Verizon (s vz) accounted for the high sales numbers. My wife just got her own Curve, and she is very happy with the purchase as it is a very good smartphone. It is easy to see why RIM is selling so many Curves this season.
Sprint (s s) is now offering the YouMail visual voicemail service to BlackBerry owners for free thanks to the carrier’s change in conditional forwarding — there is no longer a charge for this service. YouMail works like visual voicemail on the iPhone:
- You can scroll through incoming voicemail messages to see caller information including caller name, time of call, and length of message
- Play voicemails by simply clicking on them
- Share and forward voicemails as an email or post to a blog
- Delete, archive or save voicemails, forever
You must download the YouMail app to your BlackBerry, which can be found in the App World.