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The good news? There's a new BlackBerry in town. The bad news? It's not one of those fancy BlackBerry 10 handsets. Despite the fact that RIM's new operating system (and associated hardware) is scheduled to be launched on 1/30, T-Mobile is taking the opportunity to introduce the BlackBerry Curve 9315 right now, and to no one's surprise, the carrier is confirming that this is its "most affordable BlackBerry." It using the dated BlackBerry 7.1 operating system, and boasts only a 3.2MP camera. The cost? $49.99 out-of-pocket down payment and 20 equal monthly payments of $10 per month via T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying T-Mobile Value voice... Read more...
It doesn't appear there will be any delaying Research In Motion's plans to launch at least one BlackBerry 10 device at the end of the month, as scheduled. In addition to the numerous leaked photos of RIM's upcoming products, a new BlackBerry device is now listed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC listing identifies the model number as RFH121LW. Unfortunately there aren't any details accompanying the listing, just a bunch of numbers and letters that are otherwise meaningless. Here's a look: An official BlackBerry 10 launch event is scheduled for January 30, 2013 in New York. We've already seen some leaked photos ahead of the event, albeit they're blurry snapshots. Image... Read more...
As of today, there's precisely a month before Research In Motion takes the wraps off of its forthcoming BlackBerry software platform. And that's a very, very monumental statement. RIM is in a very serious state of decline, with users flocking to Android and iOS and leaving their BlackBerry handsets behind like never before. The once-vaunted company is now a doorstep in the industry that it helped carve and mold, and it's on RIM to deliver a true stunner in New York City on 1/30/13. And if you were wondering if you'd get a sneak peek as to what the company will bring, well, here's your answer. Thanks to an FCC filing that recently cropped up, it appears that RIM is preparing a BlackBerry device... Read more...
Is there an unwritten rule that all leaked photos of unreleased products have to be shot with what looks like a $25 kiddie camera from Toys R Us? It certainly seems that way sometimes, and it would explain why a new batch of BlackBerry 10 images look like crap. But let's not fuss any further over image quality; the real story here is that we've been given another glimpse of what Research In Motion's (RIM) upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices will look like. A Chinese website posted a pair of photos of a second BlackBerry 10 handset, which shows a taller touchscreen display than previous models that have had both touchscreens and full keyboards. Other than that, there's not a ton you can discern from... Read more...
In around five weeks, the world is going to watch as one of the smartphone giants from the past two decades attempts to stay relevant. For years now, RIM's hardware just hasn't livd up to modern expectations, and despite a loyal following, BlackBerry's market share has slipped tremendously as BB users have slid over to iOS or Android. But on Jan. 30, 2013, RIM will officially take the wraps off of BB 10, it's next-generation operating system. Pundits hammered on RIM when it announced earlier this year that BB 10 would have to wait until 2013, but what if it's actually worth the wait? What if the doomsday talk is overblown? What if RIM actually takes the time to get BB 10 right, and it rekindles... Read more...
If BlackBerry 10 doesn't end up being the savior that Research In Motion (RIM) hopes it will be, then maybe RIM should a write a book titled, "How Not to Navigate the Mobile Waters." It'd be an instant hit, and might be even be required reading for every Nokia employee, a company that's struggling to regain relevance of its own. But that's a topic for another day. Right now the focus is on RIM and it's plummeting stock price. RIM's share price fell nearly 23 percent heading into the weekend, ending the trading day at $10.91 on Friday. The sudden drop in share price is a knee-jerk reaction to RIM's announcement that it would lower prices on existing BlackBerry 7 devices and raise service fees... Read more...
As we get closer and closer to the launch of BlackBerry 10 on January 30th, more and more details are leaking out about what we might see. We've already had a glimpse at RIM's upcoming touchscreen device. A newly leaked picture suggests the L-Series handset may actually be referred to as the Z10. What's more, the new picture also features the same styling and form as the previously leaked pictures, adding a bit more credibility to both images. RIM's BlackBerry Z10, as seen here, is expected to be offered in both black and white. If this latest picture is to be believed, it appears RIM will move away from its traditional naming conventions that used names such as Torch and Bold along with a four-digit... Read more...
Apps are a key component of any mobile operating system. RIM recognizes this and is working hard to ensure its upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform will have plenty of apps to offer when it launches. In a recent interview with Forbes, RIM's chief marketing officer Frank Boulben said there will be more than 70,000 BlackBerry 10 apps when it launches on January 30th. Although this is an impressive number for a mobile platform at launch, it's still relatively small in comparison to what Google and Apple currently offer in their respective app stores. Both of these mobile platforms have more than ten times the number of apps RIM plans to offer when BlackBerry 10 launches. Even Windows Phone... Read more...
Dell has been rather quiet on the mobile front lately, and there’s good reason: the company is officially getting out of the smartphone game, rendering your Streak, Aero, and Venue handsets instant relics of mobile computing history. Dell’s Jeff Clarke (pictured) told Forbes, “It needs a lot of investments to really be successful,” which is something of an understatement. The smartphone market is intensely competitive, and it’s been getting uglier with the ongoing patent wars between giants Apple and Samsung. Nokia is fighting for a comeback powered by Windows Phone 8, and RIM is closing its eyes and hoping that BlackBerry 10 will be a thing that enough people care... Read more...
A Vietnamese website has posted what are supposedly the first real images of Research In Motion's (RIM) upcoming BlackBerry 10-based smartphone. If the pictures aren't legitimate, someone deserves kudos for a fine Photoshopping, because they sure look real. Best of all, they're not blurry, as leaked photos have a nasty tendency to be. In full view is RIM's L-Series device. Several shots are provided, which allows us to discern a fair amount of details about the upcoming smartphone, such as a removable back cover giving access to the 1,800mAh battery, micro-SIM card, and microSD card slot. It's a sleek looking device that bears a partial resemblance to the iPhone. There's a power button on top,... Read more...
RIM's upcoming smartphone launches are going to play a huge role in how the company competes in the market moving forward. As a former leader in the smartphone market, RIM has an uphill battle to fight if it wants to be one of the top smartphone manufacturers once again. With Android and iOS currently enjoying great success, it's easy to wonder if there's any room left for the BlackBerry platform. RIM plans to unveil its BlackBerry 10 platform in its finished state on January 30 of next year. RIM's CEO Thorsten Heins has stated the first BlackBerry 10 device will launch in the first quarter. Kristian Tear, COO, has stated new BlackBerry devices will be made available not long after the platform... Read more...
With so much at stake in the mobile sector, companies seem to be suing each other left right over various technology patents. The newest lawsuit comes from Nokia, which is seeking a BlackBerry sales ban in the U.S. and U.K. over Wi-Fi related patents. The Finnish handset maker wants Research In Motion (RIM) to pay royalties on sales of any Wi-Fi enabled devices. RIM isn't disputing that Nokia owns the patents in question, but the Canadian company does contend that an earlier license agreement with Nokia dating back to 2003 has the company in the clear. According to Nokia, the original license agreement only covers standards essentials patents and not the manufacture and sale of WLAN products.... Read more...
Optimism is running high for Research In Motion's (RIM) upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, and not just within the company itself. At least one analyst thinks RIM has a shot of shipping 35.5 million BB10 devices next year, up from an earlier estimate of 31.6 million, essentially dragging the company out of a sales slump and finally giving Android and iOS some competition. Investors are, quite literally, buying into the hype. RIM's share price on Turkey Day spiked more than 17 percent. It's now exchanging hands at 11.61 per share in after market trading. Kris Thompson, an analyst with National Bank who sparked the surging stock with his estimation of 35.5 million units shipped, bumped up RIM's target... Read more...
Research In Motion (RIM) can ill afford for its BlackBerry 10 platform to disappoint, not when Android and iOS are the top dogs in mobile, and with Microsoft desperately trying to position its Windows Phone 8 platform as a viable contender (just as BlackBerry used to be). Can RIM reclaim the success it once had in mobile? We're about to find out. Come January 30, 2013, RIM will introduce a new line of BlackBerry 10 smartphones during a scheduled launch event, the handset maker announced today. The event will mark the official launch of BlackBerry 10. "In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs. Our team has been... Read more...
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