Verizon BlackBerry Pearl Flip Trickling to Stores [CrackBerry]

via blogs by Kevin Michaluk on 6/3/09

Verizon Pearl Flip

Member shotsiekid just posted some photos of a (dummy) Verizon BlackBerry Pearl Flip in the CrackBerry forums that were taken at a Verizon store. According to his source, the marketing materials and actual devices are beginning to filter into retail locations and the release date should be just around the corner. You can jump over to the forums for another photo and to discuss. Thanks shotsiekid!'s feed sponsored by Verizon BlackBerry Pearl Flip Trickling to Stores

by Ben Pike

Official Wordpress BlackBerry App Confirmed [BerryReview]

via by Ronen Halevy on 6/3/09

Throwingpapersintheair I am not sure if you are as excited as me about this but a official BlackBerry Wordpress management app was confirmed at WordCamp San Francisco. This will be like the management app provided on the iPhone which is awesome. I have been looking for a blogging client for my BlackBerry for ages!

You can read the one line about it in the WordCamp live blog of Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word” presentation.

So far I am hanging my hopes on:

“New Blackberry App to be released soon”

That is essentially Matt confirming that it is under development AND that we might see it this year!

Thanks Turk for sending this one in!

by Ben Pike

Test Your Site in Different Browsers Using Adobe BrowserLab [GoogleOS]

via Google Operating System by Alex Chitu on 6/3/09

If you create a web site, a difficult task is to test if it looks properly in most of the browsers and the operating systems that your users are likely to use. Unfortunately, this requires that you install multiple operating systems, buy more than one computer or use virtual machines.

An easier way to test your site is to use online services like BrowserShots, which generates screenshots for a web page in more than 80 versions of the most common browsers used in Windows, Linux, BSD and Mac. The process takes time and you may have to wait up to an hour to see the screenshots.

Adobe BrowserLab is a recently-launched service that has the advantage of generating screenshots almost instantaneously, but the number of browsers that are tested is smaller: Firefox 2.0 (XP, OS X), Firefox 3.0 (XP, OS X), IE6 (XP), IE7 (XP), Safari 3.0 (OS X). The service has an interesting "Onion Skin View", which superimposes one screenshot over another to see the differences between the different renderings. BrowserLab is integrated with Dreamweaver CS4, but you don't need to buy the software to use the online service.

"Cross-browser testing has been one of the biggest challenges for Web designers because it is such an arduous and time-intensive task. Now with Adobe BrowserLab, designers have a simple solution that enables comprehensive browser compatibility testing in just a matter of minutes," says Adobe's Lea Hickman. The bad news is that the service is free for a limited time.

by Ben Pike

9530 Storm OS Desktop Installer Now On Verizon’s Website [BerryReview]

via by Ronen Halevy on 6/2/09

Weather_the_stormJason was kind enough to let me know that Verizon has finally put up OS on their website. Many people already upgraded to this version via desktop manager auto-upgrade, web upgrade, wireless upgrade, or just used the beta version. On the other hand I know that this did not work for everybody and users on a BES usually have to wait until the carrier releases the desktop install files before their company rolls it out to all users.

So let the floodgates open. Your SysAdmins have no reason to continue denying you your OS fix…

You can find the download at these links:

And in case you are not on Verizon and cannot get a hold of the beta:

PS: Sorry about reusing the picture but it just makes me laugh…

by Ben Pike

Not Even Tasers Can Stop Florida Gator Janoris Jenkins [Deadspin]

Holy crap....

via Deadspin: College Football by Dashiell Bennett on 6/2/09

Florida's starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins had a brainstorm this weekend, powered by a few thousand watts of taser juice courtesy of the local police. As if that could ever slow down a Gator superstar.

Police arrived on a Gainesville street at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday to find Jenkins fighting with five people at once. Jenkins claimed they tried to steal his gold chain. Obviously, he ignored their pleas to stop the carnage and the threat of non-deadly force. So the cops finally brought him down with a taser ... until Jenkins got up and ran away.

Jenkins was hit with one cycle from the Taser, but afterward he stood up and ran away.

The officer reported he yelled at Jenkins to stop but he kept running. He was later arrested about one and a half blocks away. Police said Jenkins admitted he was fighting with the others because he thought they were trying to steal his chain, according to the report.

It takes a real champion to take on five criminals in fisticuffs, shake off a taser blast, and then bust out a 4.4 forty. Maybe Oklahoma should bring rubber bullets the next time they meet.

Gainesville Police arrested UF starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins over the weekend after they reported he was involved in a fight and an officer used a Taser on him. [The Gainesville Sun]

by Ben Pike