Items tagged with Storm

It's hard to imagine that BlackBerry was one of the fastest growing tech companies at one point. Back then, the Canadian company was known as Research In Motion (RIM) and it was kicking tail. Fast forward to today and BlackBerry is struggling not just to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung, but for relevancy in the mobile world. So, what went wrong? If you ask former co-chief executive Jim Balsillie, he'll tell you that BlackBerry's Storm handset was a major mistake. Speaking at The Empire Club of Canada, Balsillie offered some candid insight into BlackBerry's rise and... Read more...
Nuance recently announced a new Dragon for E-Mail dictation application for BlackBerry smartphones. As the latest addition to Nuance's Dragon Mobile Apps portfolio, Dragon for E-Mail uses Dragon NaturallySpeaking to dictate emails from within the BlackBerry email client. The app is available for free for a limited time for the following phones: AT&T Bold AT&T Bold 2 AT&T Curve Verizon Storm Verizon Storm 2 Verizon Tour T-Mobile Curve T-Mobile Bold2 Hello Nuance Users, Today we have more exciting news for the Nuance Community, as we launched the Dragon for E-Mail dictation application... Read more...
Wow -- Sprint cannot be fond of this. Yesterday, Verizon Wireless' CEO proudly stated that his company would be carrying the Palm Pre...just a week before it launches "exclusively" on Sprint. At CES, Palm announced that Sprint would be its one and only US launch partner for the Pre, and at the time, it seemed like a huge boon for Sprint. Apple has its iPhone, T-Mobile has its G1, Verizon has loads of options and Sprint was all set to finally pull itself up to par with the Pre. Now, things aren't so clear cut.Needless to say, the news sent Palm's stock skyward, but it's pretty awful for Sprint.... 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 located beneath a standard (i.e. non-touchscreen) display. Considering the popularity of touch, you can imagine that Research in Motion wasn’t going to hold out on creating a touchscreen device forever. As to be expected, the company received a lot of hype... 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 to maintain service with the selected carrier. Please note that if you deactivate this device, cancel your line of service, or reduce the value of your service plan within 181 days of the activation of your service, you will be subject to a charge of up to... 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 readers also expressed negative views. Many of the complaints seem to be about sluggish performance, more so than the touch screen and actual features of the phone. As we reported, a firmware update for the BlackBerry Strom was leaked in late November, which... 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 Server admins should find OS 4.7.0.107 (Application Version .75) through the Desktop Manager. For users, you should receive the update soon, assuming your BlackBerry Enterprise Server admin is on the ball. As for the rest of us common folk, word has it... 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 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. The Storm has a SurePress touch screen with tactile feedback so the soft buttons feel more like hardware keys when pressed. Since the BlackBerry Storm is a touch screen device, many people have pegged... Read more...
The "Storm" worm computer virus/botnet/trojan horse/malware extravaganza got its name from its first method of transmission -- an e-mail attachment with the subject line: "230 dead as storm batters Europe."  Since then it's used all sorts of clever ruses to get people to click on it and infect their machines. And unlike your typical worm, it isn't a form of "look at me" vandalism. The Storm botnet is designed to do something criminal. But what? Old style worms -- Sasser, Slammer, Nimda -- were written by hackers looking for fame. They spread as quickly as possible (Slammer infected 75,000... Read more...
Experts believe that DRAM prices are near rock bottom. Inventories remain strong, which means that prices are not likely to increase significantly anytime soon. As DRAM prices increased just slightly on Thursday and Friday, shares of Samsung, the number 1 DRAM chip maker, rose 3.9%. Other major DRAM manufacturers, including Hynix, Elpida Memory, and Nanya saw similar increases. The fact that share values are so senstive to DRAM market prices may be a sign that prices have bottomed out. "Shares of Asian chipmakers rallied on Friday as spot prices for computer memory chips gained,... Read more...
Hey folks! Today FiringSquad has published their interview with ATI's Director of Marketing for Multimedia, Godfrey Cheng. The topic? ATI's AVIVO technology. Also in the news, Hardware Secrets has released a quick guide to Athlon 64 cores. It's nothing that many of you don't already know, but might be informative to those of you who are confused about what features each core has. Enjoy! HIS introduces the HIS X700SE iFan PCIe graphic cards The best value plus the richer visual experience to all your favorite PC activities Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct 20, 2005 – HIS (Hightech Information System... Read more...