Last week I wrote a post entitled “The iPod touch Effect”, or Why RIM Could Have Been a Contender… but Isn’t. In it I argued that even it Apple does not currently own the market they are positioned well for the long-term thanks to a little device known as the iPod touch. The Touch, I said, is now used byRead more
Yesterday a post on Cult of Mac related some bad news for the Canadian-based RIM. They noted, “Realizing its failure, the handset maker is ready to surrender to Apple in the consumer ring, and focus on its business roots… an arena which iPhone is also increasingly dominating.” Their comment was, in part, based on a report from Wunderlich Securities analystRead more
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This week’s BlackBerry World Conference is meant to show off the latest and greatest BlackBerry products and software offerings — as well as give a sneak peek into what RIM, the makers of the popular BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablet — have planned. Unlike many prior years (where the conference was branded as the Wireless
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Recently at Blackberry World Conference 2011, RIM made some announcements on a few new devices, apps, OS 7, and most notably the new Multi Platform Blackberry Enterprise Server. Blackberry has been under some pressure in the past few years, mainly because they are losing market share daily to both mobile hardware and software competitors. Most of the recent
While attendees were Tweeting, BBM’ing and trying not to nod off during Mike Lazaridis’s keynote address during this year’s BlackBerry World Conference, a jolt of enthusiasm swept through the crowd as RIM announced every attendee would receive a complimentary 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
Suh-Weet! Gauging the rabid excitement of the crowd, the news was very well received. Hopefully by the
I was watching TV at 10:30 pm last night when the first reports came that President Obama would be making a special announcement. “Uh Oh,” I thought, “This is either really good news or really, really bad.” I was anxious to see which it was but then I waited… And waited and waited. It took an hour before the PresidentRead more
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I’ve had a BlackBerry Playbook for a couple of weeks now. I really like the device but have to concur with the many reports that it is, sadly, unfinished. The hardware is great. The OS is smooth. The cameras take FANTASTIC pictures and video. And I can actually use it to write a blog more easily than
I’ve been playing around with the BlackBerry Playbook and, overall, I’m impressed. I say “overall” because I love the hardware but am increasingly frustrated by the lack of apps. (More on that in an upcoming post.) Since I DO love the hardware I’m more than a bit interested in some of the various ways to cover and protect the 7″Read more
I wanted to put in a quick mention for Tru, the service that offered to send me an international BlackBerry Bold 9700 to use for Mobile Congress Week along with their Tru SIM. The ultimate goal is that we’ll compare what I would have spent on the same amount of Tru usage versus AT&T’s best international rate (since they
RIM announced the name change from to annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium, aka WES, conference. Now it will simply be ‘BlackBerry World’. This change marks a further move away from focusing only on the enterprise, or business customer. Typically the yearly conference is filled with Sales and IT staff from companies all over the world learning about the latest product and
When the new ADT PULSE system became available in my area I immediate jumped at the chance to have it installed in my home. PULSE not only allows for the ability to arm and disarm one’s home security system from anywhere in the world, it does much more. The new ADT PULSE system is all about home automation. It includesRead more
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It’s looking more and more like eBooks are the “killer feature” for tablets. Everyone is bragging about ebook integration into their tablets, from the iPad and iBooks to Kobo being native on the Galaxy Tab and now on the Blackberry Playbook as well! Not to be outdone, Amazon
At today’s Blackberry development conference RIM announced their soon to be released tablet device named the Blackberry Playbook. The 7″ tablet features a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, and front and rear facing cameras. It’ll run flash 10.1 with hardware acceleration and it supports HTML5. The device also has both HDMI and USB ports. It’ll hook up with Blackberry’s EnterpriseRead more
It seems that more than a million BlackBerry users may have key services in Saudi Arabia and the UAE cut off after authorities stepped up demands on smartphone maker Research In Motion for access to encrypted messages sent over the device.
The BlackBerry’s Messenger application (which allows users of Blackberry’s to chat with each across devices in real-time) has spread
To refresh your memory, NTP is the company that in 2006 sued the creator of the Blackberry, Research in Motion, otherwise known as RIM. RIM settled out of court with NTP for 612 million. Not chump change. RIM is still around and they are not being sued again by NTP, but almost everyone else is. Companies affectedRead more
As companies continue to “go mobile” to take advantage of giving their employees the means to manage their work anytime or anywhere, the inevitable problems of how to manage devices and costs quickly becomes top priority. Imagine being able to easily manage all of the service costs for each device — before those pricey overage charges hit from going overRead more
You gotta hand it to RIM. They’re really working hard to earn developer love. Today, the Canadian mobile phone giant announced the BlackBerry Developer Resource Center. This portal will make things much easier for developers who need or want to build some BlackBerry apps.
Part of the problem — and the complaint from developers — is that the BlackBerry platform
If you were expecting the first round of announcements from RIM’s 2010 Wireless Enterprise Symposium (aka WES) to be earth shatteringly awesome, well you’ll be a bit disappointed. While we’re still hoping to see RIM’s 6.0 OS in action with full webkit browser glory, we’re going to have to settle for the official announcements of the CDMA BlackBerry Bold 9650Read more
So your Droid is now rocking 2.1, and you need a way to protect it! Or you snapped up a Nexus One, and now you want to make sure it looks pristine. And maybe you stuck with a Blackberry and bought yourself a Storm 2. No matter what you have, Proporta has new cases for it! Check out the descriptionsRead more
Back in June, Jason took at look at the Poynt application for the Blackberry OS. He called it a “staple” on his Blackberry and one of the best applications available.
Well Poynt is back, this time with a release for the iPhone OS. The free application hit the iTunes App Store early last week, and I’ve had some time to
Let’s face it, no one enjoys contacting their IT department at work. By the time that call comes it is usually preceded by a lengthy bout of frustration, swearing and pounding of fists. While it used to just be your PC or Mac giving you fits, now you are probably just as exhausted trying to get your new smartphone toRead more
There are plenty of choices when it comes to screen and body protection for your electronic devices and I think I’ve tried them all. Clear Coat might just be the best of the bunch.
What is Clear Coat? Here’s how the company describes it.
Simply put, Clear-Coat is the only protection you’ll need for your devices. Forget those awkward, ugly
While we patiently wait for a new — hopefully WebKit-based – BlackBerry Web Browser, RIM just filed a stop-gap measure patent to help speed up their mobile browsing experience. The patent details using a proxy server to compress data from web requests and serve up standard HTTP while automatically downloading and caching images. Sound familiar? Opera Mini does the
Are you concerned about cell phone radiation? Radiation is a form of energy. Your cell phones antenna emits powerful radiation in order to send and receive signals to and from its wireless network. According to researchers the problem with this is some of this energy radiates from the antenna into your head.
Sound scary? You might want to check out
If you follow any of the Gear Diary editors on Twitter, you know that during CES 2010 we were constantly tweeting our location. One day during the show, after tweeting that I was near the South Hall, I received an @ reply from one of the vendors on display there. Phone Halo asked that I swing by their booth for