The Starbucks Card Mobile App is designed for iPhones, the iPod Touch, and the BlackBerry and should work at 7,500 locations in the US, including the stores inside Target. The app allows users to view and reload their Starbucks card balance, find participating locations, and check on card rewards. This morning, I tested it out. To see my thoughts, keep reading.
Making those yearly New Year's Resolutions? Sticking to them can be hard come February (or March, or April), but with the help of a few smartphone apps, your resolutions should be easy to keep up with throughout 2011 and beyond!
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Both the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab made their marks on 2010 (and became quite the fashion statement in Hollywood), but there are a few other tablets on the horizon that may be worthy of your cash. Take the HP Slate for example: at 1.5 pounds and coming with an 8.9-inch backlit LED touchscreen, it's perfect for business on the go. RIM is also prepping its PlayBook for the public in 2011, and while the rumored Windows 7-running Samsung tablet with a slide-out keyboard sounds cool, it leaves us scratching our heads just a bit. I get pretty stoked about new tech myself, so tell me — which tablet gets you the most excited?
Want some tips on which ones to grab? Then keep reading.
A WiFi-only version is expected to hit the market first with a sub-$500 price tag in March 2011. This should place the PlayBook squarely in the running to compete with the Galaxy Tab in terms of price and size. Since the PlayBook will be running the latest BlackBerry OS 6, it's sure to be a big draw for BlackBerry lovers everywhere.
Announced this morning, the BlackBerry Style 9670 is heading to Sprint at the end of this month, bringing along OS 6.0 and a brand-new form factor. The clamshell Style will come packed with lots of fun features for the less business-y side of your life, like integrated access to your favorite social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, YouTube, and a long list of IM clients that are built right in.
See what else the Style is packing, including pricing info, when you read more.
This might be common sense for some, but there are a lot of texting programs that don't charge you a cent for messaging your friends who use the same app.
My personal favorite is WhatsApp, because you can use it on four types of smartphones: BlackBerry, iPhone, Google Android, and the Nokia phone. You'll have to pay for this (it costs 99 cents), but I think I've definitely seen more than a return on the money. There can be a few glitches from time to time, but overall it works fine and is definitely a very good tool to invest in.
It's 9.7 mm thick, with HDMI and USB ports. The PlayBook will run the newest BlackBerry OS, and only work over a WiFi connection or tethered connection from another BlackBerry device, though a 3G version is expected in a later iteration.
While pricing details weren't announced, the PlayBook is expected to hit stores in early 2011. Check out a video of the new device's functionality after the break.