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North America BlackBerry Users Face Outages

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

If you are a BlackBerry user, chances are, you are facing some difficulties with your phone.  A three-day disruption of BlackBerry services spread through North America today, frustrating millions of users of the Research In Motion smartphones and putting more pressure on the company for sweeping changes.  Customers are experiencing delays in messages, failed calls, and overall services running sluggishly.

RIM advised clients of an outage in the Americas and said it was working to restore services as customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India afe facing similar difficulties.

BlackBerry’s PlayBook Now Works For the U.S. Government…Kind Of

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

BlackBerry’s tablet, the PlayBook has been officially christened by the U.S. Government as their go-to tablet for its federal employees.  What separates the PlayBook from other tablets is that the government has allowed BlackBerry to be  FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certified.  In short, the PlayBook is now certified to send and receive secure information between federal government employees during their daily meetings.

A release by BlackBerry after gaining Knighthood from the U.S. Government: “RIM is pleased to announce that the BlackBerry PlayBook is the first tablet approved under FIPS for use within the U.S. federal government,”…“This certification demonstrates our continued commitment to meeting the needs of security-conscious organizations and enables the U.S. federal government to buy with confidence knowing that the PlayBook meets their computing policy requirements for protecting sensitive information.”

Good luck PlayBook.  Hopefully you don’t get corrupted by politicians and stay true to your humble beginnings. Or, at least if you do go into politics, have a southern, folksy, charming demeanor like Pappy O’Daniel from “O Brother Where Art Thou?

“Where’s my BlackBerry PlayBook?”

 

Introducing The Playbook

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

RIM PlaybookImage courtesy of RIM.com

Research In Motion (RIM) the company best known as the developer of the BlackBerry cellular phones, recently announced their newest product: The PlayBook. Attempting to tackle the iPad in tablet sales, the PlayBook will use an operating system called BlackBerry Tablet OS. This system will offer full world wide web surfing and other features used with BlackBerry phones such as Push technology, and BBMTM. While the screen size is about 2 inches smaller than that of an iPad, the PlayBook has more RAM, weighs less and even supports Adobe Flash 10.1.

Sporting a 7’’ LCD display, the PlayBook will be capable of 1080p HD video and comes equipped with an HDMI port. A camera lens built in both the front and the back of the unit lets users take photos, videos and even live video conferencing.

The release date is set for early 2011. For full information as well as detailed specs and other features, visit RIM’s site.

FULL SPECS
• 7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
• BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
• 1 GHz dual-core processor
• 1 GB RAM
• Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
• Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
• Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
• HDMI video output
• Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
• Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
• Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
• Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
• Ultra thin and portable:
• Measures 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
• Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
• RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

-Nick E.

Bring On The Winter Commute

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Custom Car Install at Abt

Abt’s Mobile Installation team delivered a rolling symphony of sound to the Abt sales floor this past weekend.  A 2010 Mercedes C300 has been outfitted with Focal speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers.  The most impressive part of the installation is zero modification to the factory interior of the vehicle.  While keeping all of the factory controls in the dashboard and cutting no holes in the panels, the audio has gone from plain and typical to vibrant and lifelike.

Custom Car Install at Abt

Alpine provides a solution for uncompromised sound without changing the radio in the dashboard of the vehicle, while Focal provides our sales and installation teams almost limitless options in breathing excitement back into driving your car. Quality sound and practicality meet in the trunk of this vehicle leaving room for golf bags, groceries, luggage, or your most recent purchase from Abt. (wink wink)

Custom Car Install at Abt

Visions of subwoofers that fill the trunk vanish as the sleek interior of the vehicle is complimented in the trunk.

Also hidden in this installation is a custom radar detector to help avoid those pesky red light camera tickets and/or speeding ticket. Don’t forget a remote start, which we have available for almost all makes, models, and years, including Mercedes Benz. The remote start used in this installation is unique in the way it is controlled: your smartphone. If you own a Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry, you can start your car from virtually anywhere with cellular service.

If you have questions about improving the sound in your vehicle or keeping your car interior warm this winter, contact our Mobile Installation Department and don’t forget  to come on in and see the car.

-Dustin M.