blackberry

Tue
10
Mar
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U2 Trades Apple for RIM with 360 Degrees Tour

It's "A Beautiful Day" for Research in Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry maker which recently pried rock/pop superstars U2 from the clenched fists of competitor Apple. The band, which has been with Apple since 2004, will partner with RIM to promote its ... upcoming U2 360 Degrees Tour. It was almost five years ago now that world-renowned U2 lead singer Bono and guitarist The Edge stood next to Apple's ubiquitous Steve Jobs in order to promote the tech company's Special Edition U2 iPod. At the time, Apple, U2, and studio Universal Music Group (UMG) promised the triumvirate would deliver "innovative ... (view more)

Wed
05
Nov
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Use Your BlackBerry To Star In Your Own LIVE Reality Show

While the concept would have been unimaginable twenty years ago, the ability to snap pictures and record videos using a mobile phone does little to amaze us in 2008. So what makes shooting videos using the new Qik feature so different? Qik lets you ... record videos from your mobile phone while others watch the content live and in real time over the Internet! Qik has partnered with Research in Motion to allow the broadcast of live video feeds from select BlackBerry models that run operating system 4.5 or above. In other words, the BlackBerry Bold, Pearl 8120, and Pearl 8130 will soon be able to ... (view more)

Tue
04
Nov
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New BlackBerry Boasts Old-School Looks, New-School Functionality

Fans of the BlackBerry will be pleased to hear that a brand-new flip version of the popular device is now available. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 is Waterloo, Canada-based Research in Motion's (RIM) first foray into the flip sector of the ... cellphone market. RIM first announced the Flip 8220 in September, but failed to release any conclusive details about its ultimate release date. In fact, the company only ball-parked a late fall launch; thankfully for the many BlackBerry fans anticipating the device's release it appears to be ahead of schedule and should be available in stores today. Like ... (view more)

Thu
18
Sep
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BlackBerry Firm Takes On Phone Rivals

Research In Motion (RIM), creators of the popular BlackBerry mobile device, are launching a more direct challenge to cell phone producers. The firm's newest model includes a flip-down keyboard, making it the first BlackBerry in the traditional phone ... shape. Previously, the BlackBerry had been available only as a flat-one piece device. Marketed primarily as a way to access emails wirelessly, its telephone functions had been seen as of secondary importance. For this reason it's generally been viewed as a business tool rather than a consumer device. The new BlackBerry Pearl is the first flip-down ... (view more)

Wed
31
Oct
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Microsoft, RIM, Infusing Facebook with New Abilities

Last week, Microsoft proudly announced it was the new papa of the web's hippest and most powerful young site, Facebook. Now, even as they battle it out in other spheres, it appears both the Redmond-based company and Waterloo firm Research in Motion ... will be major contributors in shaping Facebook's future. Elsewhere in the tech world, Microsoft and Research in Motion, or RIM, are at each other's throats. Microsoft is currently unveiling its own server-based tool for managing Windows Mobile devices, dubbed "System Center Mobile Device Manager". It should provide direct competition for RIM's ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jul
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BlackBerry Expands Overseas

After eight years of trying, Research in Motion has finally been given clearance to sell its BlackBerry wireless handheld device in China. Research in Motion's co-chief executive, James L. Balsillie, formally announced the Blackberry expansion into ... China during a recent conference call with analysts. It was during this conference call that Balsillie expressed the company's long-standing desire to appease those customers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou who have waited years to own their first BlackBerry. (Source: nytimes.com ) The expansion into China could not have come at a better time ... (view more)

Wed
16
May
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Move Over BlackBerry! RIM Throws Competition Curveball with 8300

When it was first introduced some time ago, the BlackBerry received its most fervent fanfare from business users who fawned over its push email and tiny keyboard. However, the original BlackBerry was never much of a looker, and its size made it the ... Pavarotti of handhelds. That changed with the introduction of the smaller, sleeker-looking Pearl, and now a modernization may be complete with the release of the Curve 8300. Although maker Research in Motion's BlackBerry has certainly had its success, the mainstream is still dominated by sleek, feature-laden cell phones. The Curve 8300 may just ... (view more)

Wed
09
May
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Curve Phone to Rival Blackberry

Research in Motion is planning to launch a new wireless device that will appeal specifically to those who find difficulty when attempting to control their Blackberry. The Curve, named for its smooth edges and sleek design, will be the third model ... that Research in Motion has launched in less than a year. The mid-sized device would provide consumers with an alternative to the BlackBerry, by offering a full keyboard to type text rather than the smaller key pad offered on most BlackBerry models. The Curve will feature a small trackball below the screen to navigate through its menus with ease. ... (view more)

Thu
14
Sep
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Meet the Blackberry Pearl

Without a doubt, the one device capable of interrupting a special, personal moment is Research in Motion's (RIM) Blackberry. The handheld device combines all of your typical PDA abilities, including: phone, schedule, email, and other features ... exclusively designed to ruin vacations. As if the Blackberry hadn't become popular enough with the world's VIPs, RIM has now unveiled a slimmer, sexier phone dubbed the "Pearl". Whether you're CEO of Best Buy or just digital media supervisor, the Blackberry has become a useful tool for every ambitious businessperson. The Pearl is meant to appeal to more ... (view more)

Wed
16
Aug
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The Hackberry: Security Firm Develops Blackberry Crack

For those not already aware, the Blackberry is the definitive palm pilot. Developed by the Canadian company Research In Motion, the Blackberry features a mini keyboard and the ability to send and receive both calls and emails as well as store ... important dates. It essentially has the power to ruin any vacation -- no matter where you are -- for any businessman (or woman). ;-) However, recent discoveries might make the Blackberry a hacker's dream, too. Developed by Praetorian Global consultant Jesse D'Aguanno, the hacking program BBProxy has the power to exploit the link between an average ... (view more)

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