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Aug 31 2009

How to Convert DVD and Video to Blackberry Storm

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First, you should know what video format is BlackBerry Storm supports.

Because DVD has CSS copyright protection, we need a program to rip DVD and convert video for BlackBerry Storm. The tool we use is BlackBerry Converter Suite, it includes two programs: DVD to BlackBerry Storm Converter and BlackBerry Storm Video Converter. This program not only supports BlackBerry Storm, but also BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Bold series.

It supports audio and video format as follow:
Video: DVD, ISO, AVI, MPEG, MKV, MP4, MP4-AVC, M4V, WMV, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, FLV, ASF, VOB
Audio: WMA, M4A, MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA

For more info about this BlackBerry Converter Suite, you can refer to here.
And here is the free download link, about 10.9 MB.

Now, let’s start the guide about converting DVD and Video to BlackBerry Storm.
Step1, Download and install the BlackBerry Storm converter, and then run it.

Step2. Load DVD into the software by clicking “Add DVD file”.

Here we can load three kinds of DVD’s:
1. Real DVD, just put the DVD in your DVD drive and click load DVD, (you can find it by clicking the triangle on the right of ‘load file’ button.)
2. DVD ISO image, you can amount your ISO files in the daemon tools and then load the virtual DVD drive.
3. A DVD folder, sometimes you may store the DVD folder in your hard drive, it appears like “Video_TS” “Audio_TS” folders. You can load it by clicking the “load DVD folders” button.

Step3. Select Profile, Subtitle, Audio, output directory setting
After you load DVD into the software, click the Profile drop-down list to select the proper format according to your BlackBerry Type, this guide is mainly about how to convert DVD and video to BlackBerry Storm, so we select the “BlackBerry Storm series(*.mp4)” profile.

Regular DVD movies usually have several subtitles such as English, French, German, etc. You can select one you prefer. You can also delete the subtitle by selecting “No Subtitle”. Selecting Audio is the same. If you want to join all your DVD files into one video file, please select the option named “Merge into one file”. For more advanced setting, you can open the setting panel by clicking “Setting”.

Step4. Start the conversion
After all things done, you can click the “Start” to begin the conversion; it will take about 30 minutes for converting a regular two hours DVD movie. When the conversion finished, click “find target” to located the converted video on your computer, connect your BlackBerry Storm to computer, and then copy the video to your BlackBerry memory card, that’s all. Then you can enjoy your favorites DVD movies on your BlackBerry Storm.

For converting video to BlackBerry Storm, you can click “Video to BlackBerry” to run the BlackBerry Movie Converter, the operation steps are similar to DVD to BlackBerry Converter, So I’m not repeat here. But I want to add some tips to the BlackBerry Movie Converter.

1. The Video to BlackBerry Converter supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple video files at one time.

2. The Video to BlackBerry Converter embeds powerful video editing functions, you can use it to cut video, trim video, crop video, and you can even add a watermark to the video.

3. The Video to BlackBerry Converter can also help you convert video file to MP3, WMA, AAC, etc audio, so you can set it as your BlackBerry ringtone.

Maccolar is the a software developed for Mac software.

Aug 31 2009

Verizon Blackberry Storm: Answers to Your Top 9 Storm Faqs

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The new Verizon BlackBerry Storm cell phone is the first BlackBerry phone with a touch-screen.  This hot smartphone is sure to be on top of everyone’s Christmas list this year.  Here are  the answers to nine of your most frequently asked questions about the Verizon BlackBerry Storm.

1.  When Is The BlackBerry Storm 9530 Release Date?

The release of BlackBerry Storm is scheduled for Friday, November 21st.

2.  How Much Is Verizon Selling The BlackBerry Storm For?

The estimated price of the BlackBerry Storm is $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, through Verizon Wireless.  Verizon customers must sign a new two year agreement plan to get the rebate.

3.  BlackBerry Storm Availability – Where Can I Buy BlackBerry Storm?

The Verizon BlackBerry Storm will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at Verizon Wireless dot com. The BlackBerry Storm will also be available at Best Buy.  However, Best Buy will not begin to sell the BlackBerry Storm until Sunday, November 23rd.  If you are willing to wait the two extra days, Best Buy is planning to give BlackBerry Storm buyers a free Plantronic 360 BT headset!  However, the phone must be a new activation and not just a simple upgrade.  Unfortunately, at this time, the phone is backordered at Best Buy.

4.  Where Can I Find A Verzion BlackBerry Storm User Guide?

The Verizon BlackBerry Storm has an innovative, interactive online user guide that includes fully illustrative step-by-step usage instructions! You can find the BlackBerry Storm user guide at the BlackBerry website at demos.blackberry dot com.

5.  Can I Preorder Verizon BlackBerry Storm?

Yes. You can pre-order the new BlackBerry Storm at your local Best Buy store.

6.  Can I Purchase An Unlocked BlackBerry Storm?

Yes, but you’ll have to pay a premium.  Estimates for an unlocked version of the BlackBerry Storm are around $699.99.  Why should you buy an unlocked version and pay extra?  Both the locked and unlocked BlackBerry storm have the same specifications.  If you don’t want to be locked into a contract or aren’t planning on making many calls, go with the locked version.

7.  What are the BlackBerry Storm Specifications?

  • 3.2 Inch Display, 480 X 360 Pixel Resolution – 184 Ppi
  • 3.2 Megapixel Camera
  • Pressable Screen, With Suretype Keyboard
  • Full Html Browser
  • Built In Gps
  • Video Capture
  • Voice Dialing
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Email Client
  • Vz Navigator
  • Removable, Replaceable Battery
  • Expandable Microsd Memory
  • Tethered Modem Capability

8.  BlackBerry Storm Vs Iphone  – How Does It Compare?

  1. The Camera:
    BlackBerry Storm
    : 3.2 megapixel.  Has video capabilities.iPhone: 2.0 megapixel.  No video capabilities.
    The Keyboard:
    BlackBerry Storm: clickable touchscreen keyboard.  Offers both audible and tactile feedback.
  2. iPhone: no tactile feedback
    Sound:
    BlackBerry Storm: stereo Bluetooth
    iPhone: mono sound
  3. Memory:
    BlackBerry Storm: Removable, expandable microSD memory.  Expansion capability is 16 gigabytes
    iPhone: Non-removable. Maximum capability is 16 gigabytes.
  4. Screen Resolution:
    BlackBerry Storm: 480 x 360 pixel resolution – 184 ppi
    iPhone
    : 480 x 320 pixel resolution – 163 ppi
  5. GPS:
    BlackBerry Storm
    : Built in GPS.  Turn-by-turn directions
    iPhone: Less detailed instructions
  6. Battery:
    BlackBerry Storm
    : removable, replaceable battery
    iPhone: non-removable battery.  iPhone must be returned to Apple to be replaced.

9.  BlackBerry Storm Vs Bold – How Does It Compare?

The BlackBerry Storm has the following advantages over the BlackBerry Bold:

  1. Superior Verizon Network
  2. Bigger screen
  3. Cutting edge SurePress Input Method
  4. More MicroSD Memory Capability
  5. VZ Navigator
  6. BlackBerry Maps
  7. Rhapsody V Cast Music

 

Aug 31 2009

Blackberry MP3 Ringtones.

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Turn Any Audio File Into A Blackberry Voice Ringtone. WMAs, ITunes, MP3s… If You Can Hear It On Your Computer It Can Play On Y.

Blackberry MP3 Ringtones.

Aug 31 2009

Enjoy DVD and Video With New Blackberry Storm, Curve, Pearl, Bold, Etc

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BlackBerry company has released a series of mobile phone such as BlackBerry pearl, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve. The Blackberry Storm is among the latest additions to the BlackBerry mobile phone family. Since its release, it has storm the markets with its impeccable features. why is it so popular and what’s the features of BlackBerry Storm?
The Blackberry Storm has probably the greatest touch-screen of all the phones made so far, because when you touch it, you really push the display, like a normal button. The technology is called Click-Through and currently is exclusive for the Blackberry Storm.
Also, it has something special for all the text lovers. When writing text messages, you can actually hold the phone in landscape mode and use the QWERTY keyboard. Fortunately, the phone will figure by itself if you hold it in portrait or landscape mode and switch keyboards, also the keys will glow when pushed.
The Blackberry Storm will run Blackberry’s OS 4.7, the latest version, which is cool, because it comes with supports for lots of email accounts, Blackberry Enterprise, Lotus notes, IMAP4, POP3, Microsoft Exchange and much more.
Until now, Blackberry has been known for its business devices, however this one tries to attract all kinds of users, from businessman to music fans. Its functions has ranged from business to entertainment, it features a Media Sync software, that supports a plentitude of file formats, like MP3, WMA, AAC, MPEG4, WMV and H.264. Also the Media Sync can synchronize with iTunes. On the other hand, It features 128MB of flash memory and 1GB of integrated memory, which can be expanded via the microSD / SDHC memory card slot to up to 16GB, large numbers of videos and songs can be instored.

Beside BlackBerry Storm, other BlackBerry phones such as BlackBerry Pearl, curve and bold also support media functions. Here are some information of BlackBerry video and audio file formats and parameters. These references may help you to get perfect video and music files into your Blackberry phone.
BlackBerry Storm 9500:
support MP4, M4A, 3GP, 3GP2, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA and MP3 formats.
Recommended video format: MP4, 480*360 pixels, up to 2 Mbps, 30 frames per second.
BlackBerry Curve 8900
support MP4, M4A, MOV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA, MP3 formats.
Recommended video format: MP4, 480*360 pixels, up to 1500 kbps, 24 frames per second.
BlackBerry Bold 9000
support MP4, M4A, MOV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA, MP3 formats.
Recommended video format: MP4, 480×320 pixels, up to 1500 kbps, 24 frames per second.
BlackBerry Pearl 8100, 8110, 8120, 8220 smartphones
Support MP4, M4A, MOV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA, MP3 formats.
Recommended video format: MP4, 240×320 pixels, up to 768 kbps, 24 frames per second.

Then I wil give you two powerful software to experience BlackBerry entertainment: Nidesoft BlackBerry Video Converter and Nidesoft DVD to BlackBerry Converter.
Nidesoft BlackBerry Video Converter is powerful and wonderful Movie Converter for BlackBerry mobile phone. It could convert video and audio files to all BlackBerry movie and music format. The source files formats that could be converted by this BlackBerry Video Converter include: MPEG, VOB, MP4, M4V, WMV, ASF, AVI, 3GP, FLV, YouTube, etc.. Additionally, you could use this BlackBerry Converter to convert MOD to BlackBerry video. To free downlaod it here and have a try: nidesoft.com/downloads/blackberry-video-converter.exe    
and you may get more information about it here: nidesoft.com/blackberry-video-converter.html   
After download and install this software, you may get video into your BlackBerry this way:  
Step 1: Click “add” button to import your videos from your computer.
Step 2: click the “format” drop-down list to select the BlackBerry format                 
Step 3: click the “convert” button and start the conversion.       
Ok, after the conversion finished, you may get the movies and music for your BlackBerry.
Nidesoft DVD to BlackBerry Converter is an excellent BlackBerry Video tool which could convert DVD to BlackBerry video and music: 3GP, MP4, MP3, etc. This powerful BlackBerry Converter supports all the BlackBerry family, including BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8830, BlackBerry 8820, BlackBerry Pearl 8800, BlackBerry Curve 8300, and even the new released Storm! You may free download it here and have a try:nidesof.com/downloads/dvd-to-blackberry-converter.exe  and get more information about it here:nidesoft.com/dvd-to-blackberry-converter.html   
After download and install it, you may get videos and music into your phone in this way:    
Step 1: Insert the DVD disc into the DVD Drive. Click the Open DVD button, browse your computer, find the DVD folder of the movie, open it and selsect tiles and chapters you want.    
Step 2: Click the “profile” button and select the BlackBerry format.
Step 3: Click the “convert” button to start the conversion.        
In few minutes, the conversion will be completed and you may get the videos and music for your phone from DVD. Now, you may enjoy videos and music with the BlackBerry Storm.
BlackBerry storm is not only a convenient business phone but also a great media phone. With Nidesoft you may enjoy your Blackberry comfortable and easily.
 
           

Aug 31 2009

Apple News | Upcoming Features in Facebook 3.1 iPhone App

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Joe Hewitt, the developer of Facebook for iPhone has detailed some of the upcoming features in Facebook 3.1.

ReadWriteWeb had a chance to talk with Hewitt and learn more about the app’s roadmap. In the interview he mentioned three new features…

Contact list synchronization between your Facebook friends list and your phone’s contact list
“It’s a Terms of Service thing more than a technical limitation,”

Push notifications
“I plan to have it in the next major update, the 3.1. It will be the same kind of notifications you get on the website. I probably won’t right off the bat give you chat notifications. If you’ve ever used Facebook’s SMS notifications, you can have pretty granular control and it will be the same level of notification in terms of whose notifications you see and what categories you see.”

Saved, site-wide search
“I hope but I can’t promise to get that into the 3.1 update,” Hewitt said. “We’re still working on getting that into the API. I’m also hoping to let you save a search to your home screen.”

No word yet on the planned release date for Facebook 3.1; however, we will let you know as soon as anymore information is available.

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Aug 31 2009

Apple News | iPhone Dev-Team Confirms Snow Leopard Support

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The iPhone Dev-Team has confirmed that all its tools work well with Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Snow Leopard, the OS released for Mac on Friday, poses no new wrinkles for the redsn0w jailbreak or ultrsn0w unlock.

You find a tutorial on how to jailbreak or unlock your iPhone (whichever it may be) using this guide.

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Aug 31 2009

Movies For Blackberry.

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Pimp Your Blackberry Smartphone With The Latest Movies, Videos, Ringtones & Wallpapers. Its The Easiest Way To Customize Your Blackberry Device!!

Movies For Blackberry.

Aug 31 2009

A Closer Look At The Iphone

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Apple Inc’s Phil Schiller shows John Blackstone the many features of the iPhone. Apple’s latest product will go on sale this June.

Aug 31 2009

How To Rip Dvd And Convert Video To Blackberry Storm, Bold, Curve,Pearl Etc?

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BlackBerry is now a very popular phone for both business people and regular cell phone users. This guide is mainly about how to rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Bold and other BlackBerry serials such as BlackBerry Pearl, Curve etc.

This article includes two parts:

Part1. How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Windows?

Part2. How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Mac?

Part 1. How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Windows?

1. How to rip dvd to BlackBerry?

2. How to convert video to BlackBerry?

First, you should know what video format is BlackBerry Storm supports. (Other BlackBerry Serials support similar video formats)

For most of DVD has CSS copyright protection, we need a program to rip DVD to BlackBerry Storm support video format. The tool we use is Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Converter Suite , This program not only supports BlackBerry Storm 9530, 9500, but also BlackBerry Bold 9000, Blackberry Curve, BlackBerry Pearl and other BlackBerry serials.

Now, let’s start the guide about ripping DVD and converting video to BlackBerry Storm or other BlackBerry Serials.

1. How to rip dvd to BlackBerry?

Step 1: Download Wondershare BlackBerry Converter Suite, and run Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Converter.

Step 2: Import the DVD Files to the software

Run the program and click “Add”. It supplies four ways to load files:

a. Load from DVD Rom: All the DVD files from both DVD Rom and daemon tool will be automatically detected and recognized by the program.

b. Load DVD folder (data DVD), sometimes you may store the DVD folder in your hard drive, it appears like “Video_ts” “audio_ts” folders. You can load it by clicking the “load DVD folders” button.

c. Load ISO image files, you can amount your ISO files in the daemon tools and then load the DVD movie from the virtual DVD drive.

d. Load IFO Files: Click to import your DVD movie by loading IFO files

Step 3: Edit the Video (Optional)

If you want to customize the video, this DVD to BlackBerry Storm Converter offers a powerful video editing function, including cropping video, setting the video effects, trimming movie, even customizing personal watermark.

Crop Video: Many people may be annoyed for black edges around DVD movies; Don’t worry any more, with this BlackBerry Converter you can easily edit the DVD movie and remove them. Just Click the Edit icon to open the Edit window. Go to the Crop tab, and you can set the output video aspect ratio crop the movie video.

Set the Video Effects: You can set brightness, contrast, saturation, and adjust the volume to modulate the effect. All the progress you can see at “Preview Pane” clearly.

Trim movie: If you don’t need to convert the entire DVD movie, you can just capture a clip from it to convert.

Customize personal watermark: Wondersahre DVD to BlackBerry Converter allows you to customize personal watermark including image watermark or test watermark.

Step 4: Select output Profile

This software can convert DVD to all common formats for BlackBerry Storm such as MP4, WMV, AVI, M4A, AAC, MP3 etc. You can select one output format you want to convert as below.

Step 5: Start to convert

After you edit the video (option) and select the output format, all you need to do is clicking the “Start”button. Then you can get a cup of coffee and come back later to check if the conversion is finished. It will take about 30 minutes for converting a regular two hours DVD movie. When the conversion finished, click “find target” to located the converted video on your computer, connect your BlackBerry Storm to computer, and then copy the video to your BlackBerry memory card, that’s all.

2. How to convert video to BlackBerry?

[b]Step 1:[/b] Download Wondershare BlackBerry Converter Suite, and run Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Converter.

Step 2: Add Video files

Click the Add button, and the program will let you browse your computer hard drive. Select the video files you want to convert and click OK.

Step 3: Output Settings

After adding video files, you can start to set output settings for each file:

a. Select an output format from the Format drop-down list. Just select an format according to the player which you want to put your videos on.

b. Click the Settings button to set encoding settings including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and video encoder, audio encoding settings including sample rate, channel, bit rate and audio encoder.

c. Click the Browse button to specify an output folder to save the converted files.

Note 1: If you want to convert all the added files into one format with the same encoding parameters, you can just click the “Apply to All” button.

Note 2: You can check the “Merger into one file” option to convert all the added video files into a single file.

Step 4: Start the conversion

Click the Start button of this BlackBerry Bold Video Converter to start the conversion. And all you need to do now is to wait for the conversion to be finished. The remaining time will be shown on conversion window for your reference. Try Wondershare BlackBerry Converter Suite

Part 2: How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Mac?

1: Convert DVD movie to BlackBerry for Mac

2: Convert video to BlackBerry for Mac

It is easy-to-use and the converting speed is fast! After testing, all formats conversions work well, the output audio and image quality is excellent! Let’s view the steps.

1. Convert DVD movie to BlackBerry for Mac

Step 1: Download Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Suite for Mac, and run DVD to BlackBerry Converter for Mac.

Step 2: Import video files

Click the Load DVD button, select the folder of your DVD movie, and click OK. If the movie is on your disc drive, you can just select the drive and click OK.

Or click the Load IFO button, open the folder of your DVD movie, and you will find two folders in it: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. Open the VIDEO_TS folder, select all the IFO files, and then click OK.

After the movie is loaded, you can see all the chapters and titles in it, and then you can check the ones you want to convert. If you want to convert the whole movie, you can just keep all the titles or chapters checked.

Step 3: Output Settings

After your DVD movie is loaded, you can start to set output settings:

a. Select an output format from the Format drop-down list. Just select a format according to the mobile phone you want to put the movie onto.

b. Click the Settings button to set encoding settings including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and video encoder, audio encoding settings including sample rate, channel, bit rate and audio encoder.

c. Name each title/chapter in the Output Filename field, and select the subtitle and audio track for the titles/chapters.

Note: You can check the “Merge into one file” option to join all the selected DVD titles/chapters into one file instead of creating a separated file for each title/chapter.

Step 4:

Click the Start button to start the conversion. And all you need to do now is to wait for the conversion to be finished. The remaining time will be shown on conversion window for your reference.

2. Convert video to BlackBerry for Mac

Step 1: Download Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Suite for Mac, and run video to BlackBerry Converter for Mac.

Step 2: Import video files

Click the Add button, browse your computer hard drive and add the video files you want to convert.

Step 3: Edit Movie Wondershare Video Converter for BlackBerry allows you to edit your video files by trimming movie length, cropping video and setting movie effects.

Before the conversion, you can:

Input the name each video file in the Destination File field.

Select an output format from the Format drop-down list for different for BlackBerry videos. For BlackBerry Strom and BlackBerry Bold, we could choose the mp4, 3gp etc.

Click the Settings button to set the encoding settings including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and video encoder, audio encoding settings including sample rate, channel, bit rate and audio encoder.

Note: If you check the “Merger into one file” option, the program will join all added video files into one file instead of outputting a separated file for each video file.

Step 4: Click the Start button to start the conversion. And now all you need to do is to wait for the conversion to be finished, and then transfer the converted files to your BlackBerry Storm or BlackBerry Bold.

 

Aug 31 2009

How Does Blackberry Internet Differ From That Of A Regular Cell Phone?

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I have Verizon and am confused on how blackberry’s work versus regular cell phones. If you turn off internet access on a blackberry, you cannot make phone calls or text messages. Why is this? Does their internet function on a different frequency? Can anyone explain how a blackberry works?