Windows Live for BlackBerry

Things has never been easier when it comes to blogging on my Windows Live Space. And using the convenient QWERTY keyboard to blog directly from my BlackBerry Bold is something I am highly proud of.

Whenever I feel like saying something on my Windows Live Space, I quickly pull out my BlackBerry Bold and start typing away. It’s as if I am always taking my Space with me where ever I go. Plus, I am always connected to my Windows Live Hotmail through the seamless and easy setup of Windows Live on my BlackBerry Bold. And that’s not all, I also have the slick and user friendly Windows Live Messenger application for BlackBerry devices. This way I am always thumbs away from reaching my Messenger contacts.

Windows Live is not just designed and developed for Windows, Mac, Windows Mobile and Symbian OS (did I miss any?). It’s also for BlackBerry owners and road warriors.

You might hear people saying that they can’t live without their phones, or their computers, or their cars. Well, Windows Live has become an essential part of my life and many others. Living without it would be a type of punishment. At least in my opinion.

To get a copy of Windows Live Messenger for your BlackBerry, go to

Blog Title, Time for a Change?

I don’t think I have ever spent more than 5 minutes thinking of a title for my blog and ‘Mobile Visionary’ somewhat speaks for itself in terms of creativity. So this time I DO want to be more creative and hopefully the title sticks around longer before I get bored again and decide to go for another change. 

Therefore, expect a new name, possibly a new theme, and a new personality for my blog very soon.

Why buy magazines?

I used to buy a couple of magazines every month a few years ago and I kind of made that a habit. Anyone who walks into my room will usually find a big stack of magazines lying next to my bed. But I noticed that I haven’t bought a magazines in months. You ask why? I’ve got one word for ya: Internet. 

All the magazines I bought are computer or mobile related. Anything that deals with both computer hardware or software was something I am interested to read about. In addition, anything that deals with mobile computing was a rising interest. But all the information and articles I read in those magazines I can find online on some blog or website. So why waste my money? All I needed was a laptop near my bed for a quick access to all computer related news on the net.

Now, you’ve got all sort of mobile optimized websites to work perfectly well with your cellphone. So technically, I don’t even need a laptop. All I need is my phone, and that’s always fully charged beside my bed.

I think magazine sales will be highly affected as everything paper is becoming digital and mobile technology is blooming. That being said, the coming years will certainly show a mobile revolution.

New Look for Windows Live Hotmail

It didn’t surprise me to see a new face to Windows Live Hotmail since I have been reading and hearing news about a total make over for the free service. 

I have to admit that I like the new look. It certainly matches the same look on the Windows Live Calendar beta service the Live team revealed a couple of months ago so I was already familiar with the new color scheme.

There is a lot more to the new interface than just a new look. There is a couple of new features added to the service that makes emailing easier and customizing your inbox a lot more flexible.

That being said, check out the new Windows Live Hotmail yourself today. I am sure you’ll be impressed.

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Escaping The Unlocked World

I have been a loyal customer of unlocked cellphones for as long as I remember. There is advantages to that and there is also disadvantages. It’s wonderful knowing that you can easily switch between GSM cellphones without worrying about infringing any carrier contracts. But you also get to pay a premium when it comes to data rates and monthly wireless packages. That’s why people tend to automatically fall for a long term contract to save some money. 

Well it seems that I will finally be joining those people. I am not saying that long term contracts are evil monsters trying to eat away every penny possible during its term. All I am saying is that I am beginning to see an advantage in getting away from contractless cellphone plans and using unlocked cellphones.

Recently I bought myself a brand new BlackBerry Bold from Rogers to use it on a 3 years long contract. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that I am stuck with the Bold for 3 years. I still get the chance to upgrade my phone every year. And to be honest, after playing around with the Bold for some time now I don’t think I need an upgrade anytime soon. It’s a great device that is packed with high end features and I am pretty sure it will take me a long time to require an upgrade. Or at least I hope so.

That being said, buying unlocked phones used to cost me a fortune since they are not subsidized. For example, if I wanted to buy an unlocked BlackBerry Bold I would probably be looking at a $800 price tag. It cost me a fraction of that when I bought it through Rogers with wireless plan. So this way, I get the best of both worlds: a good looking feature packaged device at a reasonable price.

The drawback here is the fact that I have to wait at least a year to upgrade or change my phone and also that Rogers might not have the latest and coolest phones. But that’s something I am willing to live with in order to save myself some serious cash.