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CES 2012: RIM Shows Off New BlackBerry Phone And Tablet OS CES 2012: RIM Shows Off New BlackBerry Phone And Tablet OS

RIM has announced new versions of the operating systems for their BlackBerry phones and BlackBerry PlayBook today at CES. The company described the new software in dual press releases issued this morning. BlackBerry OS 7.1, which begins rolling out to …

Bring Your Own Device Programs Make For Happy Workers Bring Your Own Device Programs Make For Happy Workers

For the first several years of the smartphone era, companies provided their employees with devices – the Blackberry, the Palm Treo, and the like were the go-to phones of the business world. Even before that, company-issued computers were standard operating …

Blackberry’s Newest Phone May Already Be a Bust Blackberry’s Newest Phone May Already Be a Bust

Blackberry has been on the ropes for some time. After almost single-handedly creating the smartphone industry (along with Palm) the company ruled the roost for several years, only to be upstaged dramatically by Apple’s iPhone, then by a spate of …

iPhone Robbers: We Don’t Want Your Droids, BlackBerries iPhone Robbers: We Don’t Want Your Droids, BlackBerries
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Apparently, we have some elitist muggers roaming around Columbia University. A pair of robbers are targeting students in Upper Manhattan, and they are taking the worst thing imaginable – their iPhones. I’m not using “iPhone” and a generic term for …

Assange to iPhone, Blackberry, Gmail Users: “You’re All Screwed.” Assange to iPhone, Blackberry, Gmail Users: “You’re All Screwed.”
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Yesterday marked the launch of Wikileaks’ newest project, the Spyfiles, following an announcement from Julian Assange while speaking on a panel at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism at the City University of London. Addressing the audience, Assange casually dropped the …

Carrier IQ Collects Data on Millions of Phones Carrier IQ Collects Data on Millions of Phones

Android app developer Trevor Eckhart posted a video to his YouTube account on Monday in which he claims to have discovered a hidden app in the handsets of several carriers. Eckhart claims that the app, Carrier IQ, collects a wide …

Blackberry Mobile Fusion brings security software to iOS and Android Blackberry Mobile Fusion brings security software to iOS and Android
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For years Blackberry was the biggest name in mobile business solutions. Some of the first and best smartphones were Blackberry devices, which were once ubiquitous in the business world. When the iPhone came along in 2007, it did not seem …

Amazon Gets In On the Penny Smartphone Sales, Too Amazon Gets In On the Penny Smartphone Sales, Too

Last week, it was announced that AT&T would be holding a Black Friday sale, offering an array of phones for the low, low price of one penny. Of course, there are stipulations involved including a two-year contract and the acceptance …

BBM Music Goes Live: It’s An Interesting Concept But… BBM Music Goes Live: It’s An Interesting Concept But…
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BBM Music, the music subscription service that uses BlackBerry Messenger, has moved out of beta and is now officially available for download for everyone in the U.S., Canada and Australia. If you haven’t heard of BBM Music, here’s how it …

HTC, Samsung Push Apple Aside HTC, Samsung Push Apple Aside

Perhaps the effects of the iPhone 4S won’t be felt until the 2012 estimates are factored in, but if the research offered by Canalys is to be believed, the number one smart phone provider in the United States is HTC. …

RIM Faces Lawsuit Over BlackBerry Outage RIM Faces Lawsuit Over BlackBerry Outage
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Remember that 4 day outage that left BlackBerry owners all over the world without BlackBerry Messenger, email and in some cases, web browsing? Did you think that it was over when RIM apologized and threw free apps at the affected …

NewBay Officially Acquired by RIM NewBay Officially Acquired by RIM

Earlier this month, there were reports that Research in Motion, makers of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, had acquired Irish Software firm NewBay for $100 million. RIM finally confirmed the acquisition (though terms weren’t officially disclosed) in a blog post this …

Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives? Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives?
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Last week BlackBerry users from across the globe experienced outages with their service. Some of the reported problems included: accessing the web, using BlackBerry messenger, roaming in Europe, and even accessing their email. It was later found out that a …

Blackberry Apologizes For Outage With Free Apps Blackberry Apologizes For Outage With Free Apps
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Last week, Blackberry suffered service outages that affected millions of users all across the globe. Unsurprisingly, people found this to be anywhere from a minor to a significant annoyance – as functionality was affected in different ways for different people. …

Sex Toy, Steve Jobs, and a Halloween House Sex Toy, Steve Jobs, and a Halloween House
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Steve Jobs is known for his great keynote speeches, but did you know that he pretty much pranked called Starbucks during one of them? For more daily video round-ups, go here. How bad would he have felt if they actually …

BlackBerry Outage Persists But Is Improving, CEO Issues Apology BlackBerry Outage Persists But Is Improving, CEO Issues Apology
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BlackBerry Services are beginning to be restored in countries around the world following an outage that began in Europe and The Middle East and by Wednesday had spread to the Americas. BlackBerry users all around the world have had problems …

BlackBerry Services Down For North American Users BlackBerry Services Down For North American Users
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A disruption that has been going on for three days now has spread from Europe and the Middle East to North America today, as users are experiencing problems with many BlackBerry services. On Monday, European, Middle Eastern and African users …

BlackBerry Services Down For Some Users BlackBerry Services Down For Some Users
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BlackBerry users throughout Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa have been experiencing problems with their service since early this morning. It looks like the problems that people are having involve accessing the web, BlackBerry messenger and roaming in …

NewBay, a Cloud Software Provider, Reportedly Acquired by RIM NewBay, a Cloud Software Provider, Reportedly Acquired by RIM

According to reports, Research in Motion, which makes BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, has acquired Irish software firm NewBay for $100 million. The Irish Times reports that NewBay staff were informed about the deal yesterday, and that “It is understood that …

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 …