All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘RIM’

BBM Searches Are ‘Off The Charts,’ Especially For iPhone

A week ago, BlackBerry announced that Blackberry Messenger (BBM) had rolled out to Android and iPhone users as a free app, and since then, there has been a great deal of interest in it. A spokesperson for Yahoo tells WebProNews that searches for BBM are spiking by 7,674%. Meanwhile, searches for [bbm for iPhone] are spiking 4,754% and searches for …

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BlackBerry Could Make Messenger Its Own Company

After this year’s latest dismal financial report, BlackBerry announce earlier this month that it will be considering “strategic alternatives” that include joint ventures or the sale of the company. Analysts have speculated that BlackBerry may have to split up as a company to realize that ambition, as a few of its parts are certainly more valuable than the rest. One …

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Facebook BlackBerry App Gets Big Update

RIM has launched v4.1 of its Facebook app for BlackBerry OS 5 to 7.1 smartphones. Significant upgrades include easier access to News Feed filtering options, a refreshed profile design, the ability to set your profile photo, photo tags and some bug fixes. “Facebook 4.1 makes it even easier to access your News Feed Filters. You can now select Show All, …

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BlackBerry Will Release A New BlackBerry 7 Phone This Year

By most accounts, BlackBerry 10 seems to be a pretty solid mobile operating system. It’s a definite step up from BlackBerry 7, but that doesn’t mean BlackBerry is done with its older mobile OS just yet. CrackBerry reports that BlackBerry is working on a new BlackBerry 7 phone for release later this year. The device will be called the BlackBerry …

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BlackBerry PlayBook Will Not Get BlackBerry 10

Are you one of the few million people around the world to buy the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? Were you hoping that BlackBerry would bring its latest operating system to the tablet? You might want to just give up hope now. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that BlackBerry 10 won’t be coming to the PlayBook. Now, you might not want …

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BlackBerry Thinks Tablets Are A Dead End Business Model

BlackBerry is still in the throes of reinventing itself, but it seems to have found some mild success with its new BlackBerry phones. The same couldn’t be said of its PlayBook tablets, but BlackBerry probably won’t try to take that market anytime soon. Bloomberg reports that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins called the future of tablets into question at the Milken …

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Facebook And Twitter Get Updated On BlackBerry 10

After posting decent Q4 results, BlackBerry seemingly celebrated by releasing updates for its Facebook and Twitter apps on BlackBerry 10. If you fancy yourself a Facebook user, the latest update for BlackBerry 10 is sure to delight with its latest features: Friends Nearby – Now, Facebook for BlackBerry 10 allows you to discover if your Facebook friends are nearby. You’ll …

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BlackBerry Makes $2.7 Billion In Q4, Sells 1 Million BlackBerry Z10s

BlackBerry 10 launched in late January as an attempt to keep BlackBerry relevant in a world dominated by Android and iOS. Did it succeed? It’s still a little too early to tell, but early results are promising. In its Q4 results, BlackBerry reports that it had shipped 6 million smartphones through March 2. Out of that lot, 1 million were …

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BlackBerry 10 Now Has Over 100,000 Apps

When BlackBerry 10 was first unveiled, BlackBerry said that the devices would launch with over 70,000 apps. It’s been almost two months since then and the platform is starting to pick up the pace. BlackBerry announced today that the BlackBerry 10 platform now has over 100,000 apps. The company says that it added 30,000 apps over the span of seven …

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The BlackBerry Band Gets Back Together For One Final Performance

Last year, the company formerly known as RIM put together a “band” of sorts to tell developers that it was going to keep on loving them. It was probably the most cringeworthy corporate promo released in 2012, and the company is apparently competing for the same honor in 2013. BlackBerry got its band back together for a final performance in …

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BlackBerry Z10 Hits AT&T March 22, Costs $199

After rumors pointing to a March 22 release date, AT&T has finally come forward to confirm the U.S. launch of the BlackBerry Z10. AT&T announced today that the BlackBerry Z10 will indeed be available on March 22. The device will cost $199 under a two-year contract. There’s no mention of how much the device would cost off contract, but another …

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BlackBerry Z10 To Launch On AT&T March 22 [Report]

The BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry’s latest push to become relavent, has proven to be a minor hit in some markets. It’s true test, however, will come when it launches in the U.S. this month. Those hoping for an early March release won’t be too pleased though as the Z10 will reportedly hit later in the month. Bloomberg reports that the BlackBerry …

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