BlackBerry 7130e

RIM has a new addition to their phones that also does e-mail line-up (the 7100 series), the BlackBerry 7130e. It has not yet been announced on the VerizonWireless website, it has been announced on and other BlackBerry fan sites.

Excerpts from FEMA officials’ e-mails

Just so that you are aware, I hate inept babus who hold high government posts in India, are corrupt and arrogant… I hate the ones in the U.S just as much. One of the FEMA officials in the Superdome had a BlackBerry and was in constant touch [BlackBerryCool] with FEMA HQ.

Marty Bahamonde a FEMA insider was sent to the New Orleans Superdome as Michael Brown’s “eyes and ears�?. Bahamonde was armed with a Blackberry and tried to sound the alarm numerous times about breaking levees and the growing danger inside the Superdome. In an email directly to his boss Michael Brown,

Also see this article [Seattle PI].

-Bahamonde to FEMA Director Michael Brown, Aug. 31, 11:20 a.m.

“Sir, I know that you know the situation is past critical. Here some things you might not know.

Hotels are kicking people out, thousands gathering in the streets with no food or water. Hundreds still being rescued from homes.

The dying patients at the DMAT tent being medivac. Estimates are many will die within hours. Evacuation in process. Plans developing for dome evacuation but hotel situation adding to problem. We are out of food and running out of water at the dome, plans in works to address the critical need.

-Sharon Worthy, Brown’s press secretary, to Cindy Taylor, FEMA deputy director of public affairs, and others, Aug. 31, 2 p.m.

“Also, it is very important that time is allowed for Mr. Brown to eat dinner. Gievn (sic) that Baton Rouge is back to normal, restaurants are getting busy. He needs much more that (sic) 20 or 30 minutes. We now have traffic to encounter to get to and from a location of his choise (sic), followed by wait service from the restaurant staff, eating, etc.

-Bahamonde to Taylor and Michael Widomski, public affairs, Aug. 31, 2:44 p.m.

“OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! No won’t go any further, too easy of a target. Just tell her that I just ate an MRE and crapped in the hallway of the Superdome along with 30,000 other close friends so I understand her concern about busy restaurants. Maybe tonight I will have time to move my pebbles on the parking garage floor so they don’t stab me in the back while I try to sleep.

What people say about MyEmail

I clocked ~50 hours this weekend at work.
1. HP 6315 runs MyEmail
What people have to say:
“I had a similar issue regarding the wap/internet2 previously with my xda.
I suppose they (T-Mobile) just don’t test things.”

“I am having a different problem with email. I finally got myemail setup. This morning there were 3 new emails in one of the accounts. Two had attachments. I selected the option to download full. Afterwards, things are really messed up. If I select the second email, it opens the first email. If I select the third, it opens the second. The first opens one that isn’t in the list. ”

“I am having the very same problem. It may very well be a smtp timeout issue, but it seems like it shouldn’t be THAT slow. I was trying to send jsut a 32k attachement file last night and it never went until i came home and turned on the wifi. Even if we are getting half of dialup speeds, we should be able to send a small attachment before we get a timeoout.”

“Truthfully, I regret moving from my XDA1 to the 6315. I am likely going to switch back. Actually, I am going to start looking at other carriers, T-Mobile should be taught a lesson for oursourcing their tech support.”

Vodafone adds Blackberry to mobile office offerings

An excerpt from the original article on The Register, UK
Vodafone adds Blackberry to mobile office offerings
By Tony Smith
Posted: 03/11/2003 at 15:45 GMT

Mobile phone carrier Vodafone will begin offering an own-branded version of RIM’s Blackberry 7230 handheld to European businesses later this month.

The device – and the back-end systems that connect corporate Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino or vanilla POP servers to Vodafone’s GPRS network – will be positioned alongside Vodafone’s Mobile Connect Card, which brings GSM/GPRS connectivity to laptops. Both will be offered under the carrier’s Mobile Office brand.

The Blackberry system automatically beams email to users’ handhelds, including attachments. Enclosed PDF, plain text and Microsoft Office files can be read on the device, but not edited.

The 7230 also doubles up as a tri-band GSM handset. It features a micro keyboard, backlit 16-bit colour screen, 2MB of SRAM and 16MB of Flash memory. The rechargeable battery is removable. The device can be synchronised with a PC using a USB connection, which also doubles-up as the battery charger.

The handheld, offered as ‘Blackberry from Vodafone’, will be initially offered in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.