• When your smartphone breaks overseas, who you gonna call?

    There are few items more vital to the business traveller than the smartphone -- and when it stops working, it's a major inconvenience. Here's the bad news: if your mobile goes toes-up while you're overseas, you're almost certainly stuck up the smartphone creek without a paddle. Mobile...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2012 3 Comments

  • Optus announces BlackBerry Bold 9900 pricing

    UPDATE | Optus has today confirmed pricing for these two new BlackBerries -- the Bold 9900 (as noted below, the first BlackBerry in a classic fixed keyboard + screen form factor to have a touchscreen) will be available for nothing upfront on a $79 monthly plan. The Torch 9860 will cost nothing u...

    POSTED 5 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • RIM releases free BlackBerry Travel app in Australia (hint: it's WorldMate Gold, for free)

    BlackBerry maker RIM has released its free BlackBerry Travel app to Australian users. This exceptionally handy app is actually the long-established WorldMate app, purchased by RIM and re-released free of charge. The killer feature of WorldMate is the ability to forward an itinerary confirmation ...

    POSTED 26 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • iPad 2 vs Android 3: the 10 best new tablets for travellers

    Trying to choose between an iPad 2 and one of the many great Android-based tablets out there? We've surveyed the field and analysed what the top 10 tablets have to offer business travellers. Clearly, a good web browser and email client is essential — and all the different tablet platforms ...

    POSTED 11 May, 2011 1 Comment

  • BlackBerry ripe for flat-rate global roaming

    OPINION | An interesting article popped up in Australian Business Traveller's news feed this afternoon -- Indonesian telco XL is offering flat-fee global roaming for BlackBerry customers in 11 countries, including Australia. For customers travelling to Australia, it has struck a deal with Telstr...

    POSTED 9 May, 2011 6 Comments

  • BlackBerry PlayBook 'business-class' tablet launches April 19 from $499

    The much-anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will make its worldwide debut on April 19 in the USA and Canada, before spreading to other countries – including Australia – by mid-year. Prices for the 7 inch tablet – which runs a bespoke version of the BlackBerry OS instead of ...

    POSTED 23 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

  • New BlackBerry Bold is headed our way...

    An updated model of the immensely popular BlackBerry Bold smartphone is on the way, with the first release of the new Bold 9780 hitting the North American market this week. There's been no word on when the souped-up smartphone will arrive in Australia, nor which carriers will offer it, but we're...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • BlackBerry PlayBook: a business class tablet?

    Yes, there’s yet another tablet on the horizon. But unlike Apple’s iPad and others of its ilk, which are primarily meant for consumers and casual users, the BlackBerry PlayBook takes careful but confident aim at BlackBerry’s corporate heartland. “This is the world's first...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2010 0 Comments

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