RIM’s 10-Inch BlackBerry PlayBook Shows Up in Vietnam


Vietnamese site Tinhte has come through again, this time with leaked images of Research in Motion’s unannounced 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. In the past, it was said that RIM had cancelled plans and developments for a 10-inch variant of its announced and launched 7-inch slate, which runs the BlackBerry PlayBook OS designed on architecture from […]

BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE Release Date Tipped for July


The long awaited BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE might finally be released in the month of July. MobileSyrup has brought a leaked document to the surface that indicates that RIM is planning to release the 4G LTE PlayBook in just a few days on July 31st. The device is supposedly going to launch on Canadian carriers […]

T-Mobile G3 Coming in September?

Could a T-Mobile G2 successor be on the way?

It seems that T-Mobile has a new, mysterious HTC-device in the works and it’s possible that it could be the T-Mobile G3, the sequel to the popular T-Mobile G2. According to TMoNews, a device called the HTC Era 42 is slated to hit T-Mobile during the month of September. Right now, the release is set […]

BlackBerry Curve 9310 Arrives on Verizon with BBM Button

BlackBerry Curve 310

The BlackBerry Curve 9310  with Blackberry 7.1 will arrive on Verizon on July 12th for $49.99 after a 50 mail in rebate. This is the first Blackberry to ship with a dedicated BlackBerry Messaging button to activate the popular BBM service. Users tied to a BlackBerry phone for work may be interested in this device, but […]

Motorola Defy Pro Is A Rugged BlackBerry-Like Android Phone

Motorola Defy Pro

With RIM flailing Android manufacturers are stepping up to fill the void. Yesterday we saw the Samsung Galaxy Chat, and today’s BlackBerry-inspired Android device is the Motorola Defy Pro. The Defy Pro isn’t exactly the natural evolution of the original Motorola Defy, but it does share some similar qualities. Like the Defy, the Defy Pro […]

RIM Might Lower Service Fees For Carriers

RIM Says It Won't Retreat from the Consumer Market

It seems RIM can’t find any source of relief from its downward spiral. The company might be forced to lower its service fees for carriers due to mounting pressure. According to All Things D, carriers are pressuring RIM to reduce the cost of the service fees to access the BlackBerry server infrastructure. If the company does […]

RIM Unlikely To Recover From Decline

Smartphone Shipments chart

Late last week RIM announced that it saw huge losses last quarter and its next generation BlackBerry 10 won’t ship until 2013. RIM’s outlook doesn’t look that great, and Asymco has some numbers and charts to back it up. Back in 2007 RIM was in a comfortable second place in overall smartphone shipments, with Nokia […]

RIM Delays BlackBerry 10 To 2013, Cuts 5,000 Jobs


It looks like we may never see BlackBerry 10 as RIM pushes the OS back to 2013. RIM announced a loss of $518 million on a revenue of $2.8 billion in its Q1 2013 earnings call. That amounts to a loss of $0.99 per share diluted. For perspective, RIM posted a loss of $0.24 per […]

Spotify App Comes to BlackBerry App World

Spotify for BlackBerry

BlackBerry users finally have an easy way to experience Spotify on their platform of choice. Spotify’s app for BlackBerry is finally available through the platform’s App World. Spotify was already available on the BlackBerry platform, but now users can download it right from App World. In the past users had to download the app through […]

First BlackBerry 10 Devices Leak

The new BlackBerry 10 homescreen.

It appears that the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones have leaked to the surface today in a slide that reveals both a BlackBerry 10 device with a virtual keyboard and one that will purportedly be the first device to land both RIM’s new operating system and a physical keyboard. B4BB has leaked a slide that seems […]

Confirmed: First BlackBerry 10 Phone Won’t Have Physical Keyboard

The first BlackBerry 10 phone won't look like this.

RIM has confirmed the rumors. The first BlackBerry 10 smartphone won’t feature a physical keyboard. The Associated Press is reporting that the company has made it clear that the first handset running BlackBerry 10, RIM’s new operating system, will not have one of RIM’s iconic physical QWERTY keyboards. Instead, the device will rely on the […]

BlackBerry 10 Detailed in Photos

BlackBerry 10 Detailed in Photos

RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system, which the company plans on bringing devices later this year, has surfaced in an extensive preview today. Crackberry has gone hands-on with BlackBerry 10 giving BlackBerry enthusiasts and interested consumers a glimpse at RIM’s future. The overview of BlackBerry 10 shows off everything from the homescreen to the software’s […]

The First iPad Mini is Made by RIM

The First iPad Mini is Made by RIM

A crafty developer has found a way to load up iOS applications on RIM’s 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. iMore is reporting that a developer has managed to get full, iOS applications up and running on the BlackBerry PlayBook. And while the iOS player that the developer created to run these applications isn’t close to a […]

RIM Discontinues 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM Discontinues 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM has discontinued the 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook which leaves the consumers with a choice between the 32GB and 64GB models that are still available. The move, which RIM has confirmed in a statement to Engadget, takes away the BlackBerry PlayBook with the least amount of internal storage space. The 16GB model had also been RIM’s […]

Appsplit is a Kickstarter For Apps


We’ve featured a lot of Kickstarter projects on GottaBeMobile, though most are accessories for devices. There are some apps on Kickstarter, but users are more likely to find special phone or tablet cases and accessories on the website. Appsplit makes it easier to find apps to fund because it only hosts app projects. Appsplit works […]

RIM: No Plans to License BBM for Inter-Platform Chat


After much speculation that Research in Motion may open up and give iOS and Android access to its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, RIM’s new chief Thorstein Heins had put the idea to rest by saying that BBM appearing on external platforms is not an option. BBM allows BlackBerry users to communicate freely with each […]

RIM Offers More Insight On BlackBerry 10


Research in Motion had kicked off its BlackBerry Jam prior to the commencement of CTIA to demonstrate what its BlackBerry 10 operating system will look like and even gave developers in attendance some free BlackBerry developer hardware to play with. Now, after some brief demos of the BlackBerry 10 OS on stage at BlackBerry Jam, […]

RIM Announces BlackBerry Curve 9320

BlackBerry Curve 9320

Despite BlackBerry 10 coming out sometime in the next few months RIM is still releasing BlackBerry OS 7 devices like the new BlackBerry Curve 9320. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is just like every other entry-level Curve. It features the same iconic BlackBerry design with a 2.4-inch 320×240 display over a physical QWERTY keyboard. The phone […]

BlackBerry 10 Headed to T-Mobile (Updated)

T-Mobile Offers New Prepaid Data Plans

It appears that at least one U.S. carrier will be playing host to BlackBerry 10 devices as T-Mobile has confirmed that it will have a BlackBerry 10 device in its lineup by the time November rolls around. T-Mobile confirmed the news and the time frame with PhoneDog’s Sydney Myers. The carrier made the comments at […]

BlackBerry 10 Not Coming to Current BlackBerry Phones


RIM has confirmed some unfortunate but unsurprising news in that its current lineup of BlackBerry handsets will not be getting the upgrade to BlackBerry 10, the company’s new operating system that it showed off yesterday for the first time and which will launch later on this year. The news was confirmed by SlashGear who says […]