All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Blackberry’

BlackBerry 10 Smartphone L-Series Leak Video Released

More than a month out from RIM’s scheduled unveiling of its BlackBerry 10 lineup on January 30, the leaks are already coming. Today, a Vietnamese website known for its Apple leaks has released a video preview of an upcoming BlackBerry 10 device codenamed “London.” The smartphone, as shown in the video, has a rear-facing camera & flash, a microSD card …

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Facebook For BlackBerry Gets Expanded BBM Integration

RIM is launching its new BlackBerry 10 handsets in January, but the company hasn’t forgotten its faithful customers that are using its older handsets. In recognition of their loyalty, RIM has updated its BlackBerry Facebook app. Facebook for BlackBerry has been upgraded to version 3.3, and it comes with a number of new features like expanded BlackBerry Messenger integration and …

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BlackBerry Ditched by U.S. National Transportation Safety Board

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is looking to replace all of its BlackBerry devices with iPhone 5’s. The agency posted a notice to the Federal Business Opportunities website seeking firms that can handle the the transfer of the agency’s devices. The NTSB stated that the switch away from BlackBerry was due to the devices “failing both at inopportune …

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BlackBerry 10 Is Set To Launch On January 30

RIM is in a bad place, and the company’s last hope lies in BlackBerry 10. It seemed strange then that the company would delay the launch until after the holidays when most consumers are buying new phones. Even then, we were left with an ambiguous early 2013 launch window, but now we know that BB10 will be out before the …

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Analyst Predicts BlackBerry 10 Will Be ‘DOA’

BlackBerry 10 is going to turn everything around for RIM. It’s going to propel the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer back into relevancy. At least, that the story that RIM’s executives would have you believe. The truth is that we don’t know exactly how the market is going to react to the launch of BlackBerry 10 early next year. One analyst isn’t …

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Android Made Up Three-Quarters Of All Smartphone Shipments Last Quarter

Google’s Android OS has grown a lot since its humble beginnings in 2008. Some may have thought that it couldn’t beat iOS, but its spread across multiple devices from multiple OEMs has insured its success. That success can be plainly seen in smartphone shipments during the third quarter. The latest report from IDC has found that Android was on three …

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Foursquare Takes Another Step “Beyond the Check-in”

Last month, Foursquare launched a brand new homepage that they said “reinvents local search.” Possible hyperbole aside, the new Foursquare.com opened up the service to everyone – regardless of whether you are a member of the Foursquare community. Foursquare currently sits on billions of check-ins and millions of tips from their signed-up users, and they finally made all of that …

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BlackBerry 10 Is Now Being Tested At Over 50 Carriers

RIM is still on track to release BlackBerry 10 early next year. The mobile OS needs to be a hit, or RIM won’t be around for much longer. We won’t know the consumer reaction to the new BlackBerry handsets until early next year, but RIM says that carriers are already excited. In a statement sent to CNET, RIM CEO Thorsten …

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BlackBerry Loses Another Large U.S. Company

Last month, new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sent an email to all Yahoo employees informing them that they would be getting a free smartphone. There was only one catch: the device could not be a BlackBerry. The idea was for Yahoo employees to use the same types of phones that their users do. Employees could choose top-tier Android, iOS, and …

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Twitter For BlackBerry Updated To Version 3.2

RIM is betting their future on the success of BlackBerry 10 early next year. Such a focus on the future might leave a company’s current customers on the back burner. RIM doesn’t see it that way, however, as they continue to release updates for their current line of BlackBerry smartphones. The latest update is especially nice for the social media …

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RIM Releases BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Update

The BlackBerry PlayBook is the underdog of the tablet world. It wasn’t so hot at launch, but later updates to the software got a lot of things right. Unfortunately for RIM, the tablet has only managed shipped a little under 2 million units. The tablet does have its fans though and RIM is continuing to take care of them. The …

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Why Didn’t RIM Show This BlackBerry 10 Promo Video?

RIM’s big BlackBerry developers event has come and gone. We know a few of the new features coming in BlackBerry 10, but we only saw what RIM wanted us to see. What about other features that may have been overlooked, or how RIM is going to market the phone to a wider audience? A recently leaked marketing video obtained by …

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