Samsung Repeatedly Denies Licensing BlackBerry 10 OS


Rumors are swirling again that Samsung will be licensing Research in Motion’s BlackBerry 10 OS. Thus far, the BlackBerry OS has been a proprietary operating system that, like Apple’s iOS, has been reserved for use on RIM’s hardware, providing tight software and hardware integration. However, as RIM has struggled to remain competitive in the smartphone […]

Like Nokia, RIM Had Considered Switching to Android At One Point


At one point, BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion had considered a switch from using its proprietary operating system to Google’s Android OS, but current company CEO Thorsten Heins ultimately said that RIM decided against such move. The decision and consideration is similar to what we’ve seen chronicled of rival smartphone-maker Nokia, which ultimately decided to partner […]

Telus to Debut BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE in Canada


Canadian carrier Telus will be the first carrier to debut RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with integrated 4G LTE. The PlayBook had launched last year, but was only available in a WiFi-only configuration and now RIM is updating the slate with 4G LTE and a speedier processor, giving users of its tablets near ubiquitous access to […]

RIM Confirms New BlackBerry 10 Developer Phones


After having seeded its initial batch of developer alpha smartphones in May at its developer conference in Florida, Research in Motion has made some changes since then and is now sending out a new batch of slightly redesigned developer phones. These phones will be running RIM’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, which will begin to unite […]

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 […]

Nielson: Android and iPhone Continue to Dominate


Most tech enthusiasts are very passionate about their smartphone platform of choice, and some recent Nielson data gives both Android and iPhone users good talking points. According to Nielson’s latest data, 54.9 percent of the U.S. mobile subscribers use a smartphone of some sort as of June 2012. Of the smartphone market, 51.8 percent of […]

RIM’s Safe Driving Patent May Make the Roads More Unsafe


Smartphone-maker Research in Motion had filed a patent with the USPTO to make the roads safer by deterring users from texting or operating their smartphones when the phone detects that it is inside a vehicle that’s moving at a certain speed or faster. Theoretically, this sounds like a great innovation to foster more hands-free usage […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leaked Images Show BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry 10 With Themes

BBM in BlackBerry 10

Yesterday we saw images of what could be RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 devices, and today we see images of what BlackBerry Messenger could look like in BlackBerry 10. According to N4BB, RIM will introduce new themes to BBM in BlackBerry 10. The app looks like almost every other chat app on other platforms, but users […]

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 […]

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, […]