Tag Archives: RIM

Review: BlackBerry Torch 9800

Posted on 21. Aug, 2010 by .

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I know what you are all thinking… not another Torch review, we’ve seen enough of these. Well you may be right, but I’d like to think that a review after over two weeks of use could be more valuable than these two day reviews. Not to say those reviews aren’t good, just that there is […]

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Exclusive AT&T BlackBerry 6 Event August 3rd

Posted on 27. Jul, 2010 by .

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Well what do we have here? A tipster just sent us an image of the official invite to an AT&T hosted BlackBerry event in NYC on Tuesday, August 3rd. Based on the obvious icons in the flyer, this event can only mean one thing. BlackBerry 6. Now if I had to guess, this has 9800 […]

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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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BlackBerry 6 Pre-Viewed again

Posted on 12. Jul, 2010 by .

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RIM has just posted another video of the upcoming BlackBerry 6. I have to say it looks great, the social feeds feature looks awesome and they’ve added tabbed browsing and pinch to zoom, making them the final one to the party. Hey better late than never right. Check out the video and what VP of […]

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RIM Webcast for Developers: Integrating your Super App with native applications

Posted on 08. Jun, 2010 by .

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RIM will be holding another useful webcast for developers on June 15th.  The topic this time around is: “Integrating your Super App with native applications.” Register now to be part of this webcast addressing integration with native BlackBerry® applications using BlackBerry Java® APIs, with best practices and demonstration videos on how to use them. A […]

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Weekly Scoop Review

Posted on 30. May, 2010 by .

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This week we launched our own BerryScoop Store providing you guys with both applications and accessories.  We also covered a lot of other great stories and are working on some for the next week that are even better.  Remember, you can use coupon code BScoopOpen to get 20% off any applications in the BerryScoop Store. […]

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Verizon Training Employees On BlackBerry Bold 9650

Posted on 26. May, 2010 by .

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Our friends over at The BlackBerry Zone were able to get their hands on some pictures of Verizon Wireless training material. The screen above shows the Bold 9650 on a training slide of some sort.  At risk of sounding like a broken record, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 has to be close release.  The 27th is […]

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BlackBerry 9800 Slider Takes Us On Video Walk Through With BlackBerry 6 In Tow

Posted on 24. May, 2010 by .

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Just yesterday we showed you some new pictures of the BlackBerry 9800 slider.  This time we have a full on video walk through which was posted on YouTube earlier today.  I am sure that it will get pulled at some point today by RIM, but then again they may be wanting to pull some attention […]

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BlackBerry Slider 9800 Poses On Camera, Again

Posted on 23. May, 2010 by .

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The BlackBerry 9800 has grown on me since the first time we laid our eyes on it.  The BerryFix has brought us yet another hands on look of the phone in action.  This time the onscreen keyboard is shown off in one of the pictures.  What do you guys think?  Are you liking what you […]

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Verizon Has Plenty Of BlackBerry Bold 9650′s On Order

Posted on 19. May, 2010 by .

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As you can see in the above screen shot taken today of a Verizon Wireless warehouse for the BlackBerry Bold 9650, they currently have 83,860 units on order and not a single one on hand.  Sprint was able to move up their release date by a week while Verizon is yet to announce the device […]

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T-Mobile Releases BlackBerry 9700 OS 5.0.0.586- As Promised

Posted on 19. May, 2010 by .

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We told you a couple days ago that T-Mobile was planning on releasing BlackBerry OS 5.0.0.586 for the Bold 9700.  That time has come and it is now available for mass consumption.  Go and get your hands on the update the come back and report what you find, that’s an order!  I joke, I joke.  […]

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AT&T Set To Get BlackBerry Slider 9800 In June?

Posted on 14. May, 2010 by .

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A rumor has surfaced this morning on BGR that the yet to be announced BlackBerry Slider (Bold?) 9800 is set to launch in AT&T in June as an exclusive handset.  According to the article AT&T has placed an order for over 1,000,000 units of the exclusive device.  The timing of this release seems a little […]

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RIM Tablet Said To Be A “Companion” Device?

Posted on 13. May, 2010 by .

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BGR just posted a story that they state has been confirmed via multiple sources stating that the RIM tablet is set to be strictly a “companion” device.  Remember the Palm Foleo that they announced and never released?  Yea, that kind of device.  The report goes on to state that the device will not have a […]

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Video: BlackBerry 9670 Flaunting BlackBerry 6

Posted on 08. May, 2010 by .

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Ah the Clamshell! Actually since the first blurrycam pictures emerged of the clamshell each new time leaked pictures come out it looks better and better. Not to say that it still is kind of unsightly but its far from the ugly duckling it started as. CellGuru just posted this lengthy hands on video of OS6 […]

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BlackBerry Bold 9800 (Slider) Teases Us On Camera

Posted on 08. May, 2010 by .

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Last night BoyGeniusReport posted a new very short video of the mysterious BlackBerry slider in action, which now seems to be carrying the Bold branding and a model number of 9800. In the comments BoyGenius confirmed that the phone in the video was running on Rogers but that *hint*hint* it will be coming to AT&T […]

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Leaked OS: 5.0.0.591 For BlackBerry Storm 9530

Posted on 27. Apr, 2010 by .

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Original Storm users haven’t seen a leak in awhile, but that has changed.  OS 5.0.0.591 has leaked and initial reports are positive.  As always though, be smart when upgrading to an unofficial release of an OS.  We would hate to see you ruin your BlackBerry. Download OS 5.0.0.591 for Storm 9530 REMEMBER: Install at your […]

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WES Coverage: BlackBerry (OS) 6 Preview Video Goes Live

Posted on 27. Apr, 2010 by .

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RIM just gave its user base a brief preview of BlackBerry 6 as they are calling it, which is the same thing as BlackBerry OS 6.  Go ahead and watch it, then come back for some extra details.  We will wait.. go ahead.  So what did you think?  Pretty hot if you ask me!  Some […]

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BlackBerry Concierge Coming To Help You Monitor Applications

Posted on 26. Apr, 2010 by .

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With WES and the anticipation and hopes of OS 6 being revealed this week at an all time high we just had a tip sent into our tip line.  It was part of the text of a Wall Street Journal article that covers Jim Balsillie discussing OS 6.0 and the future of RIM.  One thing […]

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G Hitting Bell

Posted on 26. Apr, 2010 by .

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Our friends over at SmartPhoneNation have just hit us up with screen they got their hands on.  It shows the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is indeed coming to Bell and is set to retail at $449.99.  Not a bad thing to find on the day it is officially announced by RIM.

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WES Coverage: RIM Announces BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 with Voice over Wi-Fi Calling

Posted on 26. Apr, 2010 by .

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Rim announced today an update to their Mobile Voice System allowing seamless integration with enterprise PBX systems to provide full internal extension dialing and call recieving on your BlackBerry smart phone. This is the first I’ve heard of a company offering what this service does. The downside is that you have to have a BlackBerry […]

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