4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Coming Later This Year

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RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that the company will indeed be releasing a 4G LTE enabled BlackBerry PlayBook in 2012 and that it will be arriving on shelves at some point later this year. He declined to offer a specific release date. Heins, according to Engadget, made the comments at a press event this […]

RIM Isn’t Ditching Physical Keyboards with BlackBerry 10

RIM Isn't Ditching Physical Keyboards with BlackBerry 10

Earlier today, RIM posted a short video showing off its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. The video depicts a new virtual keyboard complete with predictive text and it left some wondering whether RIM would still be releasing phones with physical QWERTY keyboards. Without going into specifics, the company confirmed that it will not be abandoning […]

BlackBerry 10 Shown Off on Video

BlackBerry 10 Shown Off on Video

Today, RIM finally showed off an early build of its upcoming BlackBerry 10 software giving us a glimpse at the future of a company whose present is currently in shambles. The company has posted the first video of BlackBerry 10 which shows off some of the core features of the operating system running on a […]

RIM Claims Responsibility For Australian “Wake Up” Campaign

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Last week’s “Wake Up” protest outside a Sydney Apple store wasn’t a Samsung campaign, but a RIM marketing campaign. According to The Age, RIM has confessed that it was the company behind the campaign which featured fake protesters dressed all in black chanting “wake up” outside an Apple store. The BlackBerry maker admitted the campaign is […]

iPads Are Mostly Used Indoors, Says Study

Apple Sold 35 Million iPhones and Nearly 12 Million iPads in Q2

A recent study says that while there is an option for 3G and 4G LTE on the new iPad, an overwhelming majority of users use their iPads inside. According to a recent Actix study, 95 percent of all iPad usage is indoors. Even users with iPads that support 3G or 4G LTE use their devices […]

BlackBerry 10 Developer Handset Gets Pictured

BlackBerry 10 Developer Handset Gets Pictured

Later this week, RIM will be putting a BlackBerry 10 developer device into the hands of developers. Over the weekend, photos of that device leaked giving a clear view of the device that the company is expected to hand out tomorrow at its BlackBerry Jam event in Orlando, Florida. The photos were brought to the […]

New BlackBerry Curve Surfaces in Photos

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Just because it won’t be releasing devices with its new BlackBerry 10 operating system until October, doesn’t mean that RIM won’t be releasing other handsets in 2012. One such device has surfaced today, a new BlackBerry Curve, that will likely be announced at BlackBerry World next week. Sohoa, courtesy of Engadget, have posted some photos […]

BlackBerry 10 Release Pegged for October

BlackBerry 10 Release Pegged for October

RIM has yet to confirm exactly when devices running its BlackBerry 10 operating system will be out but a new report says that the company will announce its first BlackBerry 10 smartphone in August and release its first BlackBerry 10 powered device in October. According to a source of B4BB, RIM will announce the device […]

Angry Birds Space for BlackBerry Launches

Angry Birds Space Hits BlackBerry App World

After showing up on the BlackBerry App World prematurely earlier this month, the popular game Angry Birds Space has finally arrived on RIM’s app marketplace and is now available for BlackBerry users to download. The game has arrived with a $2.99 price tag attached to it which is actually two dollars cheaper than it was […]

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.1 Now Available

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.1 Now Available

Back in February, RIM rolled out the major BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update, an update that brought a number of welcomed improvements and features. Today, the company has followed that update up with another update, OS 2.0.1, an update that brings a number of fixes for the device’s software. The update is currently available Over-the-Air […]

RIM Bets on CollegeHumor Comedians to Save BlackBerry

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With recent resignations and dwindling sales RIM is in trouble. The company still has BlackBerry 10 coming eventually, but it needs to do something to gain more users now. To do that, RIM decided to improve the boring image of BlackBerry. To challenge RIM’s boring image the company hired CollegeHumor comedians Amir Blumenfeld and Streeter Seidell […]

Angry Birds Space Coming Soon for BlackBerry PlayBook

Angry Birds Space Coming Soon to BlackBerry PlayBook

Owners of the BlackBerry PlayBook got quite the surprise today when Angry Birds Space appeared in the BlackBerry App World. That surprise soon turned to dread though as the application has since disappeared from the marketplace. Still, it would appear that the game will be coming to RIM’s tablet soon. According to CrackBerry, earlier today, […]

RIM to Stop App Sideloading on BlackBerry PlayBook to Curb Piracy

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In an effort to curtail piracy of apps, Research in Motion will roll out a new software update at some point in the future that would remove the ability for users to side load applications, though that capability will remain in some form for developers for the platform. Sideloading is a process that allows users […]

BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE Photos Surface

BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE Photos Surface

RIM has long been thought to have a 4G LTE version of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet up its sleeve and today, photos of that alleged tablet have come up to the surface. Images of what appear to be a BlackBerry PlayBook with a SIM card slot have emerged on the CrackBerry forums today (courtesy of […]

Windows Phone, iOS, Android: Mobile OSes and Me!

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Today a reader commented on “Moving from Android to Windows Phone  7 Part 6: The Verdict“, an article I posted last fall when I switched from the Motorola Atrix as my personal daily driver to the HTC Titan. The comment asked me why I had returned back to the Titan and Windows Phone after I […]

RIM Says It Won’t Retreat from the Consumer Market

RIM Says It Won't Retreat from the Consumer Market

Amidst reports that it would be giving up in the consumer market, RIM has fired back in comments made to Pocket-lint saying that it will not withdraw from the consumer market. Reports about RIM exiting the consumer market surfaced after the company posted poor fourth quarter financial results and after company CEO Thorstein Heins said […]

RIM Retreats in Consumer Markets, BlackBerry Now Geared Solely at Enterprise

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After slumping sales and a failure to compete effectively in the consumer space in light of stiff competition from newer mobile OSes such as Apple’s iOS and devices running Google’s Android operating system, Research in Motion had announced that it will be exiting the consumer space. In effect, RIM will be returning back to its […]

RIM Leadership Departs after Playbook Fails

RIM Leadership Departs after Playbook Fails

It’s been a pretty busy day over at Research in Motion as the company not only announced paltry fourth quarter fiscal results but also saw its former CEO and Co-Founder, Jim Balsillie, resign from his post on the board of directors and leave the company. In addition, RIM’s CTO of software, David Yach, and its […]

RIM Will Give Developers Prototype BlackBerry 10 Phones at BlackBerry 10 Jam

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BlackBerry 10 in consumer phones is still months away, but developers will get their hands on it much earlier. RIM has announced that it will be giving away prototype BlackBerry 10 phones to developers in May. The prototype phones will be given out to developers that attend RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Jam developer conference in Orlando […]