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It has been awhile since BlackBerry lovers had anything new to cheer about, and while the Storm lineup managed to do alright, RIM's bread-and-butter QWERTY phones are still packing the most heat. In an effort to extend the popular "Bold" series this morning, the company has announced that a new BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone will soon be arriving on Sprint, and given the CDMA innards, we think it could possibly make its way to Verizon Wireless in due time. The actual build here doesn't differ much from the previous BlackBerry Tour, with dimensions of 4.4" x 2.4" x 0.56" along with a new Wi-Fi module, 512MB of internal storage (up from 256MB), a new trackpad in place of the trackball and BlackBerry... Read more...
Fully a third of the top dogs on Barron's 30 Most Respected CEOs list released in this week's print edition hail from the tech world.Given how virtually all anyone talks about these days (other than healthcare, but don't expect a discussion of that here) is social media, gadgets and the interwebz, it should be no shock. Nonetheless, a few tech names fell off the list this year: Chase Carey of DirecTV left the company to be the No. 2 man at NewsCorp.; Satoru Iwata of Nintendo due to the Wii's declining fortunes; and Rick Tsai of TSMC, as he's no longer with the semiconductor manufacturer.So we have, then, the 10 most respected CEOs from the tech world (phrases in italics are Barron's summation... Read more...
AT&T has expanded the "compatibility matrix" for its myWireless Mobile (free) application to include BlackBerry devices.  The app allows AT&T subscribers to manage their accounts, including viewing usage statistics, adding or removing features, and making payments. The myWireless Mobile app has been available for quite some time on the device-of-devices, the iPhone.  It will also work on the iPad and iPod touch.  Meanwhile, BlackBerry users have had a long wait.  As with anything your mileage may vary; some users have complained about installation issues or issues with the app not saving their password; it's unclear if those were user failure or not.AT&T describes... Read more...
RIM's BlackBerry line of smartphones has been popular among business users for years, but if there's one complaint many users have it's that the Web browser is lagging in functionality in comparison to the full-fledged browsers available on other smartphones such as the iPhone. Now, we're beginning to see hope that a new browser for the BlackBerry platform will be coming soon. Ever since RIM purchased Torch Mobile in August of 2009, many people suspected that a WebKit-powered BlackBerry browser was in the works. Although RIM hasn't specified when the new browser will be available, it is showing off its new, faster, and smoother WebKit-powered browser at Mobile World Congress this week. Co-CEO... Read more...
Smartphone use has erupted over the past few years, with Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry line leading the way. We've seen new entrants with Palm's webOS and Google's Android, and by the looks of it, the smartphone obsession isn't fading anytime soon. What's unique about this upward trend is the role of Research In Motion, which held hardly any smartphone share in the consumer market just a few years ago.Today, BlackBerry devices are catering towards consumers just as much as business users. Newer handsets like the Storm and Bold 9700 show that RIM has a consumer-facing UI as well, and many of the text-happy generation have been quick to jump onboard in order to take advantage of RIM's own... Read more...
The original BlackBerry Bold made its debut about a year ago. And even though the original model is still a solid device, it's now time for a flashier, faster model that will make you yearn for an upgrade. The latest RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 is available through T-Mobile and AT&T. We evaluate the T-Mobile version here. As T-Mobile's first 3G BlackBerry, the Bold 9700 not only offers T-Mobile customers a sleek new handset in time for the holidays, but it also offers versatility in the form of UMA support for Wi-Fi calling. While T-Mobile's 3G network may not be as vast as some other carrier's networks, T-Mobile is continuing to expand its 3G service nationwide and expects to offer 3G service... Read more...
The original BlackBerry Bold made its debut about a year ago. Even though the original model is still a solid device, it's now time for a flashier, faster model that will make you yearn for an upgrade. The latest RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 is available through T-Mobile and AT&T. We evaluate the T-Mobile version here.As T-Mobile's first 3G BlackBerry, the Bold 9700 not only offers T-Mobile customers a sleek new handset in time for the holidays, but it also offers versatility in the form of UMA support for Wi-Fi calling. While T-Mobile's 3G network may not be as vast as some other carrier's networks, T-Mobile is continuing to expand its 3G service nationwide and expects to offer 3G service to... Read more...
According to research firm comScore, Apple's iPhone now has the second largest user base in the U.S. smartphone market, having surpassed Windows Mobile based phones. Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry still holds the No. 1 spot and enjoyed pretty significant growth throughout the year. Mark Donovan, senior analyst with Virginia-based comScore, said in the three months ending in October, nearly 9 million Americans used Apple's iPhone as their primary phone. In the study, nearly 15 million people identified RIM as the maker of their primary smartphone. Microsoft's Windows Mobile phones were used by an estimated 7.1 million people during the same survey period. Based on comScore's research, approximately... Read more...
The New York Times announced an application for BlackBerry smartphones that will allow readers to view current news and information directly from their handhelds. The app formats content for optimal viewing and navigation on BlackBerry smartphone screens. It also offers automatic synchronization via Wi-Fi or a cellular network and the ability to store articles for offline reading. Initially, the NYTimes BlackBerry application is available for the following BlackBerry smartphone models: the BlackBerry Tour, the BlackBerry Storm, the Blackberry Bold, and the 8900-Curve 2. Readers with other models should use the Times' mobile site, which is accessible at https://www.mobile.nytimes.com . “Mobile... Read more...
We're not exactly sure when it happened, but we're pretty confident that it happened. What's "it?" The fall of the BlackBerry. Remember just a year ago, it seemed like RIM had all the buzz it could handle. People were upgrading from normal phones to BlackBerry handsets en masse, and the touch screen Storm seemed poised to rival even Apple's iPhone. Of course, the Storm didn't exactly do as well as the company would have liked, and it seems that they've been losing steam ever since. In fact, when's the last time RIM upgrading the BlackBerry OS? We've seen Android hit 2.0, iPhone OS hit 3.0 and Windows Mobile hit 6.5. All while BB OS lags behind.That said, the loyal BB users are mighty loyal, and... Read more...
Remember Palm's Foleo? Unless you follow consumer electronics and gizmos mighty closely, you probably don't. But for those that do, this is a dead-ringer for. You see, the Foleo was axed by Palm before it even had a chance in the market place, and considering just how popular netbooks have become, there's some that thing Palm goofed up by pulling the plug instead of re-tooling it. That said, it's pretty clear now that the Foleo would indeed have failed in this market, as Celio's REDFLY has a pretty small following (and a very similar motto).Still, for those stuck with a REDFLY--which is basically a large screen and fuller-sized keyboard for a mobile device--this new update could be great news.... Read more...
Not long ago, Verizon Wireless launched an aggressive ad campaign against the iPhone. That doesn’t mean Verizon is completely moving on and has no interest in the iPhone, however. During Verizon’s third-quarter earnings conference call yesterday, Verizon’s chief executive Ivan Seidenberg said his company would be interested in selling the iPhone. “We obviously would be interested at any point in the future that they would be interested in having us as a partner,” Seidenberg said. “This is a decision that is exclusively in Apple’s court.” Meanwhile, Verizon will focus on the handsets it does offer, most notably its new line of smartphones including RIM’s new BlackBerry Storm 2 and the upcoming... Read more...
Remember those Sony Ericsson Bluetooth watches that were all the rage around 5 years ago? We figured that those had all but died out, but it looks like Research In Motion thinks otherwise. The creator of the BlackBerry handset has just commissioned Allerta in order to bring to market the world's first BlackBerry watch. You read that correctly--a BlackBerry watch!The timepiece, which is debately attractive, will come with a 1.3" OLED screen, a metal body, a vibrating motor for near-silence notifications and a microUSB port. The rechargeable battery can live up to four days under general use scenarios, but we'd probably charge it every three if you're a heavy user.As you'd expect, this watch connects... Read more...
Research In Motion plans to roll out an updated version of its high-end BlackBerry Bold smartphone in time for the holidays. Targeted at the company's base of professional users and wealthy consumers, the latest Bold handheld is thinner and lighter than its predecessor which hit the market last year. The new Bold 9700 also has a new touch-sensitive optical trackpad instead of the original's track ball. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone supports 3G HSDPA networks around the world and offers a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, and a 3.2MP camera. The Bold 9700 runs on BlackBerry OS 5.0 and also features a faster Web browser. AT&T and T-Mobile... Read more...
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