Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Measuring your Bandwith

I have used as a way to measure the speed of my bandwidth using the Seattle server. My results came out to be 2636 kbps for the download speed and 512 kbps for the upload speed. If you didn't know, "kbps" means kilobits per second.The results will vary because of different service providers, like Shaw Communications (Cable) and Telus (ADSL). To measure your own bandwidth, follow the link above, or simply copy it into another window, choose a server and wait for the results to come in (for both download and upload speeds).

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Blackberry Javelin 8900

The smartphone that is my favorite as of right now has got to be the Blackberry 8900. This phone possesses features a computer would have like games, applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Wi-Fi, a 3.2 mega pixel auto focus camera, a great keyboard (qwerty) and a smaller screen unlike other phones, but higher 480 x 360 pixel resolution. Aside from all the applications and programs on the phone itself, another reason why I like this phone is because it is not as chunky, or heavy or wide as other phones are. It's small and compact but is full of great apps! I have this phone and really enjoy it, it's not as complicated to work as it may seem because it resembles and works just like a computer. It often gets confused with the Blackberry Bold because of its look. I have done a comparison against the Blackberry Bold and the Blackberry Javelin 8900. Under Size and weight the Javelin is proven to be a bit smaller and lighter. Under the heading, "Voice Input/Output", the Bold lacks a headset jack whereas the 8900 does. The 8900 seems to be better in Media player. The comparison goes on to show that the 8900 has a higher resolution pixel color display.

For further information or a comparison against different Blackberry Smartphones visit:

10 Free Must Have Blackberry Applications

As everyone knows the latest gadget everyone has or is getting this year are the Blackberry phones. These mobile phones are more than just a phone, they are like portable computers that can fit in your purse and even your pocket! Its many features is what attracts individuals to buy this product. I have the Blackberry 8900, and it features: Windows Live Messenger, Blackberry Messenger, Wi-Fi, E-mail and applications such as: Word to go, Sheet to go, and even PowerPoint to go, these applications resemble the Microsoft programs: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Having read an article about free applications I became even more interested in the Blackberry. It already has everything a phone and computer needs what else can it have to make it better? Well the answer is: free applications!

One of the ten applications that interested me was Google Mobile, this allows the user to a one-stop access to Google Gmail. ISkoot is an application where the user can receive and send Skype calls using ISkoot for those who have Skype this may be an application you may want to download for your Blackberry. There is further information on the applications. Don't waste time! Customize your Blackberry Smart phone now!

For the complete list of free applications for your Blackberry follow the link:

PS. To learn more about one specific application click the name of the application you would like to learn about.