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RIM fires back at Apple in response to the iPhone 4 “Antennagate” claim

Posted on 17. Jul, 2010 by .

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Not sure if you guys watched Steve’s press conference yesterday concerning the iPhone 4 Antenna issue..but before I go on, I want to point out that I’ve been using an iPhone 4 since launch day and have never experienced the bar drop. Let’s get to the point..Apple claims that most smartphones lose signal when holding them in a certain way..and showed some examples. Here’s where it gets fun. Apple claims that holding the Blackberry Bold 9700 in a certain way will make you lose signal…well let me tell you that i’ve been trying it since and nothing! zip! nada! no signal lose….but again, neither does my iPhone 4 lose bars so maybe my hands are “Antennagate” proof! Nonetheless RIM wasn’t too happy about those allegations and released an official statement:

“Apple’s attempt to draw RIM into Apple’s self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple’s claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public’s understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple’s difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage. One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple.”

- Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie

Guess we’re in for a nice AT&T-Verizon style saga!

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Fuchsia Red Curve and Flash White Bold coming to T-Mobile

Posted on 19. May, 2010 by .

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Today T-Mobile added to their current BlackBerry line a few new colors to choose from, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in Fuchsia Red and the Bold 9700 in Flash White. So for those of you wanting a little flavor with your BlackBerry today is your lucky day. However, in my opinion it just adds one more […]

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Rogers launches White Blackberry Bold 9700

Posted on 14. May, 2010 by .

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Wow does it look sexy!! According to my good friend Bla1ze at Crackberry Rogers has been rolling out the Blackberry Bold 9700 today. That’s right…you can visit your local Best Buy or Future Shop store to grab one. Price seems to be similar to the classic black Blackberry bold 9700, $549.99 no contract, or $149.99 […]

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My BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

Posted on 26. Jan, 2010 by .

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The BlackBerry Bold 9700 has been out on various carriers around the globe for awhile now, with nothing but high praises and taunting by 9700 owners that they have the best BlackBerry on the market.  From screen quality, to keyboard, and to the supposed never ending battery life Bold 9700 owners claim it does it […]

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