Review from the GigaOm Network (WebWorkerDaily blog)

The GigaOm network of blogs and technology enthusiasts use CompanionLink for Google.  Recently, they blogged about our product and why they decided to use ours.

Thanks GigaOm team and Meryl Evans for the review!

Which phone should I buy?

At CompanionLink, we get this question at least a dozen times a day.  At least.

Since CompanionLink supports all the major smart phones, our advice is to get the phone that works for you.  Our software will work with it.  If you still need help determining which one is right for you, here’s a 2009 smart phone report by Consumer Reports ranking the best phones.  Apple iPhone, Palm Pre, and BlackBerry all topped the list.

New phone: BlackBerry Tour

BlackBerry Tour

RIM announced a new BlackBerry to join the ranks.  It’s called the BlackBerry Tour 9630 and will run in both CDMA and GSM modes.  This gives business professionals who travel internationally the peace of mind that their phone will work in most countries.

The BlackBerry Tour builds on the success of the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Bold.

Source: CNET

BlackBerry App World

BlackBerry App World

RIM’s version of the Apple App Store is now here.  It’s called the BlackBerry App World and has  hundreds of apps for your phone.  All your usual suspect apps are there: Facebook, MySpace, Ticketmaster, etc.

CompanionLink users won’t need to download anything special since our software syncs data directly with the native address book, calendar and tasks applications on BlackBerry devices.  Simple.

Endorsement from ZDNet

Mathew Miller, blogger for ZDNet and a host for the Mobile Tech Roundup podcast, endorses CompanionLink for Google Android.

“I was pleased to read that CompanionLink Software now has a way for you to sync your PIM data between Outlook, Lotus Notes, Palm Desktop, Novell Groupwise, and other clients to your T-Mobile G1.”

“…this is a nice step in the right direction.”

You can read the full blog post here.

Sync ACT! with phones: the definitive guide

With all the mobile sync options for ACT!, it can get a bit confusing.  Let’s make it easy.

Here’s a primer on what sync options you have, how much each one costs, and what the pros/cons are to each.  The best option for you will depend on what you’re looking to do.

Get the PDF Guide: Synchronizing ACT! with phones

BlackBerry Bold

Available on November 4, 2008 through AT&T.  $299 with a two-year contract.

Here’s the full press release.

The Bold will have more CPU power, memory, and a better screen.  GPS and Wi-Fi are built-in.  They also have a neat Music Sync application that allows you to sync your iTunes songs to your BlackBerry.

Samsung Epix

This is the third incarnation of the famous Samsung BlackJack (the second incarnation was aptly titled BlackJack II).  This version includes a touchscreen and an optical on-screen mouse that is controlled using your finger.

The unit is sold through AT&T for $199 with a 2-year contract.

Read the full CNET reivew here.

T-Mobile G1

This will be the first Google Android phone.  It will be sold exclusively through T-Mobile on October 22, 2008.  The phone will cost $179 with a two-year agreement.

CNET sums up the T-Mobile G1 handheld quite nicely:

“…it has the potential to make smartphones more personal and powerful. That said, it’s not quite there yet, so for now, the G1 is best suited for early adopters and gadget hounds, rather than consumers and business users.”

Read the full review here.