Friday's News Bits

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Friday's News Bits

  • webOS 1.1 update is reportedly on its way. The new version is said to address issues related to the Exchange support like better handling of digital certificates, PIN/password support, device wiping (data, not fingerprints) and other security features.
source: PreCentral

  • AT&T is to delay the MMS and tethering services for the iPhone until September, informs Appmodo. Activating the tethering service is said to toll extra $55 on top of your iPhone data plan and we’ve to admit this doesn´t seem like the coolest thing to us.
source: Appmodo via SlashGear

  • Shazam is now available for the BlackBerry Storm. So, Storm users can now officially start tagging songs and getting their results real fast, reportedly within 15-20 seconds.
source: BlackBerryOS


  • BerryBuzz 2.0 is now in private beta version. The app allows you to set custom LED colors on different events like calls, received SMS, e-mails etc. It will also add alerts for BlackBerry Messenger and Facebook. To get your hands on the beta, you will have to send an e-mail to customerservice@bellshare.com with subject "BerryBuzz 2.0 Beta", although you are not guaranteed an answer from the manufacturer.
source: CrackBerry

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3 Comments

1. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

WOW, $55 for tethering on the iPhone ON TOP of your current data plan? Good job AT&T for shooting yourself in the foot.....

2. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

I don't believe that it is going to be $55 per month for tethering on top of the $30 per month for the data plan, despite what the source claims. On all of their other phones (dumbphones, PDAs, & Blackberries), tethering plans are $60 per month, which includes 5GB of tethering and non tethering data usage.

3. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

luckily in my country we dont get headaches when it comes to mobile-phones ... i mean we get all the cool phones quiet soon, and its pay as you go, except for the iphone. the rates are quiet or even very affordable, be it sms, mms, video-call (of course slightly more costly), and browsing (whether on the phone or tethering w/ your laptop). even better for browsing/data you can choose a plan which is quiet cheap...us$15 unlimited.... and of course the internet is on 3g or 3.5G depending on the area....and as for blackberry its almost the same, the monthly subscription to BIS (blackberry internet srvc) is only us$15 unlimited for fbook and chatting, and there a new operator offering a crazier plan for BB us$15 unlimited not only for fbook and chatting but also browsing and this is not a promo.... quiet cool i guess...

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