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Touchscreen smartphones are certainly a big hit right now. If you consider Apple’s ever-popular iPhone, HTC’s well-liked Touch lineup, and many others, touch is a high-demand feature. Manufacturers are certainly taking note of this fact. Traditionally speaking, the BlackBerry line of smartphones share a common layout with a QWERTY keyboard... Read more...
Touchscreen smartphones are certainly a big hit right now. If you consider Apple’s ever-popular iPhone, HTC’s well-received Touch lineup, and many others, touch is a high-demand feature. Manufacturers are certainly taking note of this fact. Traditionally speaking, the BlackBerry line of smartphones share a common layout with a QWERTY keyboard... Read more...
Research in Motion issued a security alert today for its customers who use the BlackBerry Application Web Loader and Microsoft Internet Explorer.Basically, the web loader's ActiveX control has a vulnerability that can allow someone to attack the device remotely or cause the browser to crash.In the company's own words: An exploitable buffer... Read more...
The BlackBerry Storm is currently available for $99 on Amazon.com's website, with a two-year service commitment. No rebate forms or other shenanigans to go through, either. There are some restrictions, per the site, besides the 2-year plan (emphasis ours): The purchase price listed above reflects a $250 instant discount based on your agreement... Read more...
It all started with a snipped on page A23 of Thursday’s Washington Post, which notified the public that the McCain-Palin campaign was going to sell off its used office inventory at low prices. Then, it turned into a high-tech slip-up in which the campaign headquarters accidentally sold an information-ridden BlackBerry to a Fox reporter. Although... Read more...
As the first ever BlackBerry smartphone with a touchscreen, the BlackBerry Storm has generated a lot of buzz. Unfortunately for RIM, the press hasn’t been 100% positive, with headlines stating things claiming the BlackBerry Storm sucks. Not only did Wired and David Pogue from New York Times have less than favorable things to say, but Pogue’s... Read more...
Nokia released its new flagship smartphone, the N97, Tuesday at the Nokia World 2008 conference. With a full QWERTY keyboard and a tilting 3.5-inch touch screen, this phone targets "internet-savvy consumers." The N97 mixes the best of the old with some interesting new additions. The built in Web browser allows easy access to multiple... Read more...
The good news is that one of the two rumored firmware updates for Verizon Wireless’ BlackBerry Storm has materialized; the bad news is that it’s not available to the masses quite yet. BlackBerry Enterprise Server users will be the first to receive the newly released firmware update for the Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Storm. BlackBerry Enterprise... Read more...
It’s been rumored for a while, but Verizon Wireless just made the official announcement that the BlackBerry Storm (model 9530) from Research In Motion will be available beginning November 21 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online. The first ever BlackBerry smartphone with a “clickable” touch screen will run $199.99 after a $50... Read more...
Although the word has been out for a while, T-Mobile and RIM finally announced a price and shipping date for the first ever BlackBerry flip phone, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. Launching today in black for $149.99 with a two-year contract, the Pearl Flip 8220 features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, a SureType keyboard, 2MP camera with video, and a 2.4-inch... Read more...
The iPhone gets all the headlines, but Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry device is still how the vast majority of business smartphone warriors roll. RIM announced yesterday their next generation smartphone; they call it the BlackBerry Bold. The most striking feature of the Bold is its display. It runs at the same 320x480 resolution as... Read more...
BlackBerry suffered another e-mail outage on Friday, but not one as severe as the April incident.  In fact, it is clear that BlackBerry has learned a good deal from their earlier outage as this time they seemed to have had an effective back-up in place that ensured no e-mails or text messages were lost.  It might seem odd to claim and outage... Read more...
So Apple cut the price on the iPhone to just a leg. The iPhone is never going to get more than a few percent of market share for phones anyway. We all know what its really competition for: the Blackberry. Slate's Paul Boutin examines the real tussle for the iPhone, which is getting people that type with their thumbs to switch. He takes a fair... Read more...
While Steve Jobs did a good job of stealing its thunder several weeks ago with the launch of the iPhone, Waterloo-based Research In Motion is still on track and has recently been doing quite well. As Sun Tzu once said, someone on the defense is preparing for an attack, or something along those lines. Indeed, it appears that RIM is preparing... Read more...
Research In Motion Ltd., the Waterloo company famous for its BlackBerry franchise, recently announced a 73% increase in Q1 profits, which they attributed to demand for its new products, including its (BlackBerry) Curve cell phone that was released about a month ago. The Curve integrates a music player, video player, camera, and other features,... Read more...
BlackBerrys can be quite useful for staying in touch, sending media, and even sending business related files.  People might want to draw the line at sensitive government data: "We're not at war with France, at least not the last time I checked, but that doesn't mean that the French want their state secrets coursing through the U.S. telecommunications... Read more...
Research  In Motion, makers of the popular Blackberry handheld,  is  going to offer software to allow smartphone users running Windows Mobile 6.0 to use the Blackberry's applications without  changing their hardware. “Extending BlackBerry applications to a broader range of devices is an important element of RIM's strategy to provide... Read more...
Blackberry wireless e-mail service is a mighty useful thing.  Many business people rely on it for all their communications. A great many voices cried out, and then were silenced, when Blackberry service was lost over most of the Western hemisphere last night at around 5 PM PDT. And the bad news is that restoration of service  might be just... Read more...
Starting the week of May 7th, Xbox 360 users will have access to Windows Live Messenger features, and be able to taunt their friends seamlessly. Here's a pic of the QWERTY beast you can do it with: Members of the six-million-strong Xbox Live community currently send more than two... Read more...
I saw the nifty iPhone rollout yesterday, and wondered: Am I the only one that doesn't think this is a phone? It's a PDA you can talk on the phone with. It's a nifty tablet PC you can talk on the phone on. It's an iPod you can call people with. But it's the phone is the add-on, not the other way... Read more...
Hey look, just in time to get Thanksgiving recipes from faraway mom: Berggi announces e-mail service for your cheap, dumb cellphones.   Babur Ozden, the head of Berggi Inc., said his company plans to offer a simplified alternative to the Blackberry e-mail delivery service from Canada's... Read more...
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