BlackBerry Buzz: Nothing New at CES; MSBerries; Xobni Goes ‘Berry

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It’s Tuesday and that can only mean it’s time for our weekly feature, the BlackBerry Buzz. The CES is not a big show for smartphones, but Research In Motion (s rimm) had a big booth and I spent some time walking through it looking for new phones. Unfortunately, all I found were lots of existing Tours, Curves, Bolds and Storms. They didn’t have any new phones on display that we haven’t seen before. There were plenty of accessories, but nothing of note. They did have the Presenter that was announced recently, but that’s about it.

You may have seen a viral marketing piece that Microsoft has been running for Office 2010. It’s pretty funny but what does it have to do with the BlackBerry? If you look closely, the actors are using them in the ad, not Windows Phones. Oops.

We have been long-time fans of Xobni — “Inbox” spelled backwards — the Outlook add-on that adds a lot of power to the program. We previously deduced that Xobni would be coming to the BlackBerry, but nothing for a while. I didn’t see them at the CES, but others found the Xobni folks touting the BlackBerry version of the app that will be coming Real Soon Now. Outlook users should check it out when it’s available.

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