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Research In Motion Ltd., the Waterloo company famous for its BlackBerry franchise, recently announced a 73% increase in Q1 profits, which they attributed to demand for its new products, including its (BlackBerry) Curve cell phone that was released about a month ago. The Curve integrates a music player, video player, camera, and other features, and is RIM’s lightest and smallest device that incorporates a full keyboard. Despite the Curve’s formidable array of features, some analysts believe that the iPhone, which gets unleashed tomorrow, poses a threat. "Competition is growing as the market for e-mail phones grows. Sales of advanced phones with e-mail and Web browsers will rise 43 percent to... Read more...
BlackBerrys can be quite useful for staying in touch, sending media, and even sending business related files.  People might want to draw the line at sensitive government data: "We're not at war with France, at least not the last time I checked, but that doesn't mean that the French want their state secrets coursing through the U.S. telecommunications infrastructure, courtesy of French government officials addicted to les BlackBerrys. Sure, BlackBerrys come with built-in encryption, but is that enough when you really, really don't want anyone to get their hands on the information you're carrying around?" While BlackBerrys do have encryption, it might not be up to the task of protecting sensitive... Read more...
Research  In Motion, makers of the popular Blackberry handheld,  is  going to offer software to allow smartphone users running Windows Mobile 6.0 to use the Blackberry's applications without  changing their hardware. “Extending BlackBerry applications to a broader range of devices is an important element of RIM's strategy to provide an open platform that supports industry standards and addresses the various needs of our customers and partners,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “This new software will provide a range of important benefits, including easier support of Windows Mobile-based devices within BlackBerry Enterprise Server environments, a consistent... Read more...
Blackberry wireless e-mail service is a mighty useful thing.  Many business people rely on it for all their communications. A great many voices cried out, and then were silenced, when Blackberry service was lost over most of the Western hemisphere last night at around 5 PM PDT. And the bad news is that restoration of service  might be just as exasperating for Blackberry users as no service at all. "Officials with RIM said they are trying to reset the system and told NewsChannel4 that they are concerned that the backlog of data, which will rush through when it comes back on line, could cause a bigger problem," the news channel reported on its Web site. RIM officials advised... Read more...
Starting the week of May 7th, Xbox 360 users will have access to Windows Live Messenger features, and be able to taunt their friends seamlessly. Here's a pic of the QWERTY beast you can do it with: Members of the six-million-strong Xbox Live community currently send more than two million text and voice messages a day and can now use Windows Live Messenger to text chat with up to six people on their contact list at one time, while playing games, listening to music, or watching movies. Text chat adds to the variety of options friends and families already have to communicate with on Xbox Live, including voice and video chat.... Read more...
There are certainly a lot of assumptions in there, but an interesting read nonetheless. Perhaps the funny thing is that this site, which will undoubtedly find itself getting hit a few hundred thousand times isn't very black. It is, in fact, rather white for most part. Let's assume... "Take at look at Google, for instance, who gets about 200 million queries a day. Let's assume each query is displayed for about 10 seconds; that means Google is running for about 550,000 hours every day on some desktop. Assuming that users run Google in full screen mode, the shift to a black background will save a total of 15 (74-59) watts. Now take into... Read more...
I saw the nifty iPhone rollout yesterday, and wondered: Am I the only one that doesn't think this is a phone? It's a PDA you can talk on the phone with. It's a nifty tablet PC you can talk on the phone on. It's an iPod you can call people with. But it's the phone is the add-on, not the other way around. It's twice the size of even my old non-folding brick phone. So who's going to want one? The iPhone takes aim at high-end cell phones from Motorola Inc., Nokia Oyj, Samsung Electronics Ltd. and Sony Ericsson, and dampens the prospects of RIM's Blackberry or Palm's Treo in the wider consumer market. "This (iPhone) does have the potential to shake up the competitive landscape... Read more...
Hey look, just in time to get Thanksgiving recipes from faraway mom: Berggi announces e-mail service for your cheap, dumb cellphones.   Babur Ozden, the head of Berggi Inc., said his company plans to offer a simplified alternative to the Blackberry e-mail delivery service from Canada's Research In Motion Ltd., which dominates the mobile professional market. Berggi aims to offer messaging services for basic mobile phones, which still represent two-thirds of the U.S. mobile market. Users of Blackberry or rival e-mail services on Palm or Microsoft software need more expensive "smart" phones. Consumers can send and receive e-mail on their... Read more...
Today Viperlair shares their opinion on Intel's Dual Core motherboard, the 955X 'Black Creek'. Sporting the new ICH7R Soutbridge, and the 82955X MCH Northbridge, this motherboard aims to be a decent solution for Intel's Dual Core CPUs. "Should you get this if you already have a 925X or 925XE board? Probably not, unless Dual Core support is important to you. If you don't already have a 925X or 925XE board then you may as well start at the top with a 955X. However think carefully, as while this is a good board, you will likely find more features and accessories with a slightly more expensive, or even cheaper third party manufacturer 955X boards."... Read more...
Good evening my friends welcome back to HH.  Things around the Canadian portion of the labs have been fairly mundane over the past week or so, and for that, I would like to apologize.  I have been dealing with some fairly substantial situations in my personal life; but, things have been resolved and my life is back on track.  Consequently, as of tomorrow AM I will be back in full effect (forum, multiple news shots, reviewage, etc...).  Thanks to those who have helped me out over the past little while, you have been a great help... News anyone??  AC Ryan Blackfire4 Fans @ Phoronix "If you are tired of those old generic fans sitting inside your case, you should be... Read more...
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