Send free text messages from Apple iPhone and Blackberry

You must have heard about the bbm(Blackberry messenger) for the Blackberry but it is also true that a monthly rental has to be paid to avail the service and the text messages can only be sent from one Blackberry to another.

But there’s something new now. Without any monthly fees and also you can send messages from Blackberry to Apple iPhone and vice-versa.

All you need to do is-

1 Download the Whatsapp application for your iPhone or Blackberry. Both phones need to have the app to send and receive free text messages. The app is free in the Blackberry app world and costs 0.99$ in the Apple app store.

Download link for Blackberry –http://www.whatsapp.com/ota/ (You need to download it from your Blackberry.

Download link for Apple iPhone- http://itunes.apple.com/app/whatsapp-messenger/id310633997?mt=8

2. But to use this you need internet connection in your phone(GPRS,WIFI,3G,EDGE)

Whatsapp for the Apple iPhone
Whatsapp for the Apple iPhone

Version 1.7 of the Bolt browser to support widgets

Always continuing to position itself to be one of the premier web browsers available to BlackBerry owners, the next installment of the Bolt Browser pledges support for widgets. Bitstream announced that version 1.7 of its Bolt mobile browser will add the ability to run widgets – which will be accessed within the browser via a new widget menu. Already supporting Ajax, Javascript, and other web-based languages, Bitstream’s widgets are written in standard W3C code. Users won’t have to wait too long to get their hands on the latest version of the mobile browser – it’s expected to become available February 15; let’s call it a nice belated Valentine’s gift to yourself. Bolt users can continually expect to see some improvements as it continues to build momentum as being one of the top contenders in the mobile browsing market.

Credits: phoneArena

BlackBerry’s Loss is iPhone’s Gain

Apple iPhone gained one percentage point share in the US smartphone market while BlackBerry lost a point in the last three months of 2009.

But it is reported Monday that BlackBerry still remains the most widely used smartphone in the US with 41.6 percent of the market – a point less than it’s previous quarter’s score.

Apple gained 1.2 percentage points to reach 25.3 percent of the US smartphone market.

Microsoft holds 18 percent of the market, Palm  6.1 percent and Google  5.2 percent.

Motorola meanwhile continued to remain as the top US handset hardware maker in the quarter with 23.5 percent market share. Its closest competitors, LG Electronics and Samsung, made 21.9 percent and 21.2 percent respectively of all phones used in the US, followed by Nokia Corp. and RIM.

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