blackberry

Thu
27
Feb
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Would You Buy A Smartphone That Self-Destructs?

Boeing is reportedly working on a new smartphone capable of self-destructing if lost or stolen. Reports suggest the device will be targeted at people -- like politicians, law enforcement officials, and corporate executives -- who store lots of ... sensitive information on their smartphones. At this point Boeing's smartphone, which is simply called "Black", is at the patent filing stage. If it eventually heads into production, the device will run a variant of the Android operating system (OS). It's expected Black will feature USB, HDMI, and SIM storage and will support various ... (view more)

Tue
10
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

BlackBerry-Bieber Partnership? Guess Who Said No

There's something both pop star Justin Bieber and smartphone maker BlackBerry have in common: they're both Canadian. Even more precisely, they're both from Southwestern Ontario, the part of Canada that thrusts southwards into the American Midwest. ... Now, a new report says that Bieber, who is from Stratford, Ontario, attempted to help promote the struggling Waterloo-based BlackBerry. However, BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion, or RIM) officials turned down the deal because they had concerns about Bieber's staying power. BlackBerry Dismisses Bieber, Bets On Keys The report comes from ... (view more)

Mon
28
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

BlackBerry Denies Writing Bogus BBM Reviews

BlackBerry Messenger is now available on Android and iOS phones. So far it's getting some tremendous reviews -- but there's something fishy about a lot of those write-ups. It's led some experts to suggest that someone has devised a campaign to flood ... technology websites with bogus reviews. At the moment it remains unclear who's behind the scam -- or if BlackBerry itself is involved. The BlackBerry Messenger service, also known as BBM, was previously only available on BlackBerry handsets. It's a variation on text messaging that has become very popular because there's no charge to send a message ... (view more)

Tue
20
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

BlackBerry CEO Cashing In Despite Firm's Failures

BlackBerry, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company formerly known as Research in Motion, is in big trouble. However, the firm's chief executive officer, Thorsten Heins -- who BlackBerry tapped to take over as CEO just last year -- is set to make more ... than $50 million in salary and incentives if he's forced out of the firm's top job. Heins had served in several executive positions prior to becoming BlackBerry chief executive officer in January 2012. He joined the firm as Senior Vice President of the BlackBerry Handheld Business Unit in 2007 after working for several hardware and software ... (view more)

Mon
15
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Retailers Clearing Out BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone

Despite fresh hardware designs and a completely new mobile operating system , Canadian smartphone company BlackBerry is still having trouble selling its devices south of the 49th parallel. That's why several retailers have now drastically reduced ... the price of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. According to reports, Amazon.com and major electronics retailer Best Buy have both slashed the price of the BlackBerry Z10 -- a touchscreen device that resembles the iPhone -- to $49 with a two-year contract. The device, which went on sale just four months ago, originally cost $199 with a contract. ( ... (view more)

Thu
20
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'DriveSync' Device Tracks Vehicle Location, Speed

Waterloo, Ontario-based Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) and BlackBerry recently took the stage at the Telematics Detroit conference. Their focus: showing people how they plan to bring a new generation of high-tech tools to the 'connected' car. ... IMS' major unveiling involved its 'DriveSync' device, which effectively turns any car into a connected car. 'Black Box' Tracks Driver Behavior How so? IMS' DriveSync involves a driver connecting a small black box to a vehicle's on-board diagnostics systems. From there, the device gathers critical information, including vehicle location, speed, ... (view more)

Fri
24
May
Dennis Faas's picture

QNX Displaces Windows 8 Inside the 'Connected' Car

A recent study by Gartner found that Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile platform has now surpassed BlackBerry in smartphone market share. But there's hope yet for the Waterloo, Ontario-based firm: the company is rapidly preparing itself to take ... advantage of the 'connected' car revolution. It's expected that BlackBerry's mobile operating system, QNX, will be the key to connecting drivers' smartphones to their in-car infotainment systems. Inside the Car: QNX Eclipsing Windows QNX is slowly but steadily taking over as the dominant platform for connecting mobile devices to a vehicle. The reason: ... (view more)

Thu
18
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

'ManicTime 2.4', and 'BlackBerry Link 1.0.1.15'

ManicTime 2.4 Having trouble keeping track of your important tasks? Feeling inefficient? Then use ManicTime, which records your PC activities and helps you focus on the important work ahead of you. This program can also be used to track your work ... hours. http://www.manictime.com BlackBerry Link 1.0.1.15 Looking to put your favorite photographs, songs, and videos on your brand new BlackBerry 10 OS device? Then check out BlackBerry Link, which helps you manage and sync all of the content stored on your PC and BlackBerry 10 device. http://us.blackberry.com This freeware software program is ... (view more)

Fri
01
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

RIM Stock Plummets After BlackBerry 10 Unveiling

Canada's Research in Motion (RIM) finally unveiled its BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system (OS) on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the company's stock value plunged in the hours that followed, indicating that investors don't believe the new OS or a ... fresh range of smartphone devices can save the struggling firm. RIM showed off BlackBerry 10 (BB10) in a highly-publicized event on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The new mobile OS is specially designed with touchscreen devices in mind and reflects RIM's decision to enter market space previously dominated by Apple's iPhone and a wide range of Android- ... (view more)

Tue
29
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

RIM Returns to Tablet Market with BlackBerry 10

Right now there's a lot of buzz surrounding Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the BlackBerry smartphone. The Canadian company is preparing to release its much-anticipated BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system (OS) on January 30, 2013. But it's not ... just smartphones that will receive BlackBerry 10 -- instead, reports indicate that new tablet computers could also be running the upcoming mobile OS. In a recent press release RIM noted that it plans to release BlackBerry 10 for both smartphones and tablet computers. And while everyone expected the firm would be returning to the smartphone market ... (view more)

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