BlackBerry 9930 Now Available on Verizon


*+-True to earlier rumors, Verizon Wireless has launched Research in Motion’s latest flagship BlackBerry Bold 9930. The smartphone will cost $250 with a two-year contract–no rebates required. The world-phone BlackBerry will work on Verizon’s 3G CDMA network here in the U.S. and on a GSM or CDMA network while traveling. The device retains the traditional […]

First Unboxings of Retail BlackBerry Bold 9900 Start Appearing


*+-  Now that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is beginning to go on sale in RIM’s home turf of Canada, we’re starting to see what the retail version of the phone with the box and accompanying accessories will look like. It looks like the phone went on sale a day early at some Rogers wireless store, […]

August Launch Dates Leaked for BlackBerry Bold on Telus, Rogers

BlackBerry Bold 9900

*+-It looks like Canadian carriers Rogers and Telus may be offering the touchscreen-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 ahead of the August 31st launch date on T-Mobile USA. Both Canadian carriers are expected to carry the handset in August. The Bold 9900 from Research in Motion, which brings back the iconic Bold 9000 design, will be landing […]

Sprint’s New BlackBerry Bold 9930 May Not Be Far Behind


*+-Given that Verizon Wireless had leaked the Blackberry Bold 9930 training video earlier this week, rival Sprint’s version of the Bold flagship phone may not be far behind. It’s unclear if the new BlackBerry Bold 9930 for Sprint will be a 3G CDMA-only model–perhaps with world-phone GSM capabilities for international roaming–or if the device will […]

BlackBerry Torch 9860 Images Emerge with AT&T Branding


*+-Research in Motion may be building itself a quiet ‘Storm’ as it moves its Verizon-branded BlackBerry Storm franchise to a more carrier-agnostic edition of the touchscreen slate BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone. The Torch 9860 is most recently seen with an AT&T-branded wallpaper, though AT&T branding isn’t found on the hardware. Given that AT&T has a […]

RIM Has No Plans to Halt Production of WiFi BlackBerry PlayBook


*+-Research in Motion has utilized Twitter to address rumors that the company may halt production of its PlayBook tablet, stating that it has no plans to do so and that the PlayBook is continuing to launch in new countries every week: “Pure fiction. No plan to discontinue. In fact, WiFi PlayBook is launching in new […]

1 BlackBerry, But 2 RIMs a Better Strategy for Success


*+-With Research in Motion’s (RIM, ticker: RIMM) stock prices taking a beating since the debut of iOS and Android, pro-BlackBerry analyst Mike Abramsky of RBC calls for the Canadian smartphone-maker to split its company into two separate entities. The split would allow RIM to be more nimble and make bolder and more aggressive moves to […]

BlackBerry Torch 4G Pegged for August Launch on AT&T


*+-In addition to launching the HTC Status and the LG Thrill 4G in July, AT&T may also be prepping to launch an updated BlackBerry Torch 4G from Research in Motion. Previously leaked as the BlackBerry Torch 2, the device will retain the current BlackBerry Torch’s sliding portrait-oriented screen over a full QWERTY keyboard form factor. […]

Cheaper Motorola XPRT Leaked for Sprint Reveals Portrait QWERTY Android Smartphone


*+-After targeting the BlackBery Bold demographics with its Motorola XPRT for Sprint, the duo will now be targeting the lower-end BlackBerry Curve demographics with a cheaper Android smartphone sporting a similar front-facing full QWERTY keyboard for thumb typers. Hoping to cure the consumer crackberry addiction, this leaked handset comes with lower-end specs. The leaked image […]

Sprint Announces WiFi BlackBerry PlayBook


*+-Sprint has yet to launch its 4G WiMax edition of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, but the carrier has now announced that it will start selling the 16 GB WiFi edition through its channels, including its corporate-owned retail stores. The 16 GB WiFi edition of the PlayBook tablet will retail for $499.99. The device […]

New BlackBerry PlayBook Software Coming Soon OTA


*+-Research in Motion has announced a new incremental OS to its tablet platform for the BlackBery PlayBook. While the operating system update, which takes the BlackBerry Tablet OS to version 1.0.5 still doesn’t bring the promised email and calendar apps natively to the PlayBook nor Android app compatibility, it does bring some new features, including […]

PlayBook Sales May Begin to Plateau


*+-Despite an early good start to its debut tablet, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Playbook may be reaching a point where sales are plateauing, if not tapering off. Predictions of the latest sales number come from Wedbush Securities analyst Scott Sutherland, who believes that sales figure for the tablet will be no more than 450,000 units […]

PlayBook Giving RIM Big Pay Day?


*+-Sales of the RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook appear to be exceedingly positive with some analysts estimating that the BlackBerry-maker has moved over 250,000 units of the debuting tablets in the first month of sales. Sales of the PlayBook now have surpassed Motorola’s sales of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb debut tablet, which sold the same number in […]