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Android Apps on BlackBerry Phones? Android Apps on BlackBerry Phones?

Bloomberg is reporting that RIM intends to enable future models of its BlackBerry devices to run Android apps, and that such devices would be introduced in early 2012. The report, citing “people familiar with the plan” says this is designed …

British Prime Minister Discusses Social Media Censorship British Prime Minister Discusses Social Media Censorship
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David Cameron’s country–well, his boss’ country–has been in the grips of some widely-publicized rioting. The story played out over the Internet as the immediacy of modern technology brought us reams of startling images and additional information concerning the chaos. Another …

BlackBerry Blog Hacked After RIM Cooperates with Authorities BlackBerry Blog Hacked After RIM Cooperates with Authorities
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RIM’s official BlackBerry blog Inside Blackberry is currently down, after being hacked by a group going by the name TeaMp0isoN. The reason? Well, BlackBerry Messenger, was interestingly the communication channel of choice among rioters, apparently, and RIM indicated that it …

Android Abandonment When iPhone 5 Hits? Android Abandonment When iPhone 5 Hits?
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Quite a few Android owners are willing to ditch their device when the new iPhone 5 comes out, according to research from Piper Jaffray. Although reports concerning Android consumption of late are quite positive, existing owners are apparently ready to …

RIM Restructures, Cuts 2,000 Jobs RIM Restructures, Cuts 2,000 Jobs

RIM (Research in Motion), makers of BlackBerry, announced some new management changes and job cuts today, or as the company calls it, a new “cost optimization program”. The program was actually first mentioned back in mid-June. First, the management changes. …

RIM Acquires Mobile Gaming Company Scoreloop

RIM has acquired mobile gaming company Scoreloop for an undisclosed amount. RIM says on the BlackBerry Blog: Today we are pleased to announce that Scoreloop has joined Research In Motion (RIM). We’re excited that the Scoreloop team is joining the …

Android And Texting:  What’s Popular in The Mobile Phone World Android And Texting: What’s Popular in The Mobile Phone World

The latest metrics for the mobile phone industry have hit the wires, and there are some surprises from the comScore’s findings. That being said, there are also reveals that come without any surprise, whatsoever — especially when you consider the …

Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features
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RIM announced today that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones has some new features. These come in the third beta release. New features include Wi-Fi support, the ability to delete comments and posts, and a new prompt that appears before you delete …

Will Bing Catch Google? Will Bing Catch Google?
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced today that Bing will be the default search on all BlackBerry devices – not only for the web, but at the OS level. Can Bing catch Google in search market share? Tell us what you …

BlackBerry 7, Playbook Facebook App, Voice Chat, New Bolds, Enterprise Improvements, and More From RIM BlackBerry 7, Playbook Facebook App, Voice Chat, New Bolds, Enterprise Improvements, and More From RIM
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Research in Motion (RIM) followed up last week’s announcement of the Tungle acquisition with a slew of announcements today. Let’s just take them one-by-one. 1. BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 Availability for More Corporate Phone Systems RIM announced that BlackBerry …

RIM Buys Tungle, a Calendar Service RIM Buys Tungle, a Calendar Service

BlackBerry makers Research in Motion (RIM) have acquired Tungle for an undisclosed sum. Tungle is a cloud-based calendar and scheduling service, which works with Google, Yahoo, Facebook, TripIt, Plancast, Outlook, iCal, LotusNotes, LotusLive, and WindowsLive. RIM VP, Collaboration and Social …

RIM Can Weather the Initial PlayBook Storm RIM Can Weather the Initial PlayBook Storm
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While RIM’s PlayBook is late to market, and is receiving a range of positive to negative reviews, RIM has the benefit of a large and loyal user base. Don’t underestimate PlayBook interest in you enterprise just yet. Apple extends iPads …

BlackBerry PlayBook Launch Sales Respectable BlackBerry PlayBook Launch Sales Respectable

The BlackBerry PlayBook has received a lot of attention since its official release Tuesday. Much of this attention has been negative, and many felt that RIM’s foray into the tablet market was destined to flop. Initial analysis by the Royal …

Blackberry Desktop Manager for Mac Doesn’t Support PlayBook Blackberry Desktop Manager for Mac Doesn’t Support PlayBook
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Since the BlackBerry PlayBook became available in stores yesterday, there have been a string of complaints and notable issues with the device. Many were frustrated by the device’s lack of native email and calendar apps, but those concerns were slightly …

BlackBerry PlayBook Bridge App Unavailable For AT&T Customers BlackBerry PlayBook Bridge App Unavailable For AT&T Customers
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As we reported earlier, the BlackBerry PlayBook officially went on the market today.  One of the most talked about issues with the tablet was its lack of native email and calendar clients. It seems pretty clear that the PlayBook tablet …

BlackBerry PlayBook In Stores Today BlackBerry PlayBook In Stores Today
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Research in Motion is now officially in the tablet business, as its Playbook hits stores today in the U.S. and Canada. The new 7-inch tablet will look to compete in a world dominated by the iPad, whose launch weekend saw …

Government Shutdown to Cause Mobile Device Withdrawal Government Shutdown to Cause Mobile Device Withdrawal
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Today, Washington scrambles to come up with some sort of budget compromise in order to avoid the imminent shutdown of the government.  While President Obama, Harry Reid and Speaker Boehner attempt to work out some sort of deal, many government …

Zillow Introduces BlackBerry App
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Real estate website Zillow said today it has launched a free app for Reasearch in Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones. Zillow said the addition of the BlackBerry app, along with its existing apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad, means more than 90 …

RIM’s Risky Bet With BBM For Non-BlackBerry Devices
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Research in Motion (RIM) is planning to make its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available on Android and iOS platforms. What’s RIM thinking, and how will a cross-platform BBM impact your enterprise? BBM offers immediate gratification and exclusivity While RIM made …

RIM to Improve BlackBerry Contacts with Gist

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) announced that it has acquired Gist

Gist provides information about contacts, by creating a business profile for each one that includes recent news, status updates, and work details. It works by pulling contacts from various inboxes, address books, social networks, and other sources, then adding news, status updates, blog posts, etc.

Bing Reaches Out To BlackBerry Users

BlackBerry users who feel ignored every time a report on the mobile industry stops after comparing Android devices and the iPhone have reason to be grateful to Bing.  Today, Bing for Mobile updates were announced that will bring the app to more BlackBerry users, add new features, and improve the overall experience to boot.