Orange Pulls BlackBerry Bold Over Quality Concerns

According to a leaked memo obtained by Mobile Tech Addicts, UK based cellphone carrier Orange have pulled the BlackBerry Bold off of their shelves temporarily citing quality issues with the device. What specific issues they are referring to are unknown, but Orange claims they are awaiting solutions from RIM and plan… » 10/09/08 5:26pm 10/09/08 5:26pm

BlackBerry Bold (aka 9000) Will Sync to iTunes

According to CNET, RIM is planning to ship the newly announced BlackBerry Bold (aka 9000) with some newfangled music capability that the folks at Apple may not be all that pleased with. The program in question has been dubbed "Blackberry Media Sync"—and it will make it possible to transfer music to the phone via… » 5/14/08 2:21pm 5/14/08 2:21pm

Is the BlackBerry 9000 Really Going to Be Called BOLD?

And Lo, it came to pass that, after the blessed angel RIM announced the arrival of the BlackBerry 9000, pointing its followers to a May 12 launch, there came a tumultous cacophony of sound from the masses, who wanted to know if the smartphone was going to get a catchier name, like its sisters, Pearl, and Curve. And… » 5/10/08 10:15am 5/10/08 10:15am

Video: BlackBerry 9000 vs. Curve and Pearl Plus Full OS Tour (Smoothest…


Crackberry follows up their rave review of the pre-distro Blackberry 9000 they snagged off eBay with a full video tour that compares it to the Curve and Pearl before diving into the OS for the most in-depth look yet. If you've been staring at BlackBerries for years, it looks like the new UI will feel pretty… » 5/08/08 1:50pm 5/08/08 1:50pm

BlackBerry 9000 Reviewed Early (Verdict: Fantastic)

Crackberry, the BlackBerry fan site, bought a BlackBerry 9000 off of eBay for $828 and reviewed it. Why's this notable? Because the phone doesn't go on sale until July or August. This fact doesn't stop them from throwing lots of praise on the phone now, however, saying that the "9000 will leaves [sic] every other… » 5/06/08 1:35pm 5/06/08 1:35pm

BlackBerry 9000 Final Specs, AT&T Exclusive for US Launch

Not much we don't already know in what BGR is calling the final spec list for the BlackBerry 9000—3G HSDPA in the 850/1900/2100MHz bands, Wi-Fi, GPS and 480x320 LCD, etc.. The big nugget is that AT&T will be the first carrier to launch worldwide, as well have it exclusively in the US. So, T-Mo users are gonna have a… » 5/02/08 4:22pm 5/02/08 4:22pm

Blackberry 9000 Specs from Leaked RIM Documents

Fresh off the auction block, Boy Genius has cribbed some internal RIM documents about the Blackberry 9000, or more specifically its OS 4.6 software. Here are the salient bits: The browser is supposed to be a lot better, with AJAX and CSS 2.1 support, not to mention inline video streaming. The picture library is… » 4/29/08 1:00pm 4/29/08 1:00pm

Blackberry 9000 Already for Sale, Sorta Kinda

The Blackberry 9000 isn't due out till July or August, but a pair of distributor pre-release models have already hit eBay and been purchased by two anonymous buyers. Remarkable not only for the legit-looking set of new pics confirming HSDPA and the 4.X OS, but also because this powerseller apparently has a time… » 4/28/08 6:45pm 4/28/08 6:45pm

RIM Engineers Call Touchscreen Blackberry "Apple Killer"

A New York Times story about the iPhone's assault on Blackberry-maker RIM has a couple of interesting bits in it, notably that RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis isn't a fan of touchscreens ("I couldn't type on it and I still can't type on it, and a lot of my friends can't type on it") but RIM's hard at work on the long-rumored… » 4/27/08 3:09am 4/27/08 3:09am

BlackBerry 9000 Specifications Change For the Better

We previously brought you bad news concerning the specifications of the lust-worthy BlackBerry 9000 (a.k.a 9100.) Well, according to BGR, RIM has just changed the details of the device, which is now set to include UMTS and HSDPA. As if that was not good news enough, there is another interesting piece of new… » 1/19/08 1:00pm 1/19/08 1:00pm

BlackBerry 9000 Spy Shot: Is it the Real Deal?

Someone on the BlackBerry forums with the handle "Cooper" who claims to hail from Waterloo, Ontario (RIMs Canadian HQ) has posted what appears to be a photo of the upcoming Blackberry 9000 series. If this photo is the real deal, you can plainly see that the much-rumored touchscreen functionality would not be part of… » 12/31/07 10:00am 12/31/07 10:00am

Blackberry 9000 Specs Leaked, Faster Than iPhone in More Ways than One

Boy Genius Report may have gotten their hands on early specs of the upcoming touch-interface BlackBerry 9000. And according to their sources, the (iPhonesque?) 9000 has two hardware advantages over the iPhone. First, it features a 624MHz Intel XScale PXA270 processor that just edges out the iPhone's 620MHz ARM 1173… » 11/30/07 10:52am 11/30/07 10:52am

Blackberry 9xxx Spy Shots Leaked...Maybe?

Looks like Boy Genius got his hands on a photo that could be the much-anticipated Blackberry 9000. The black and white photo only shows the front, which appears to be influenced by the iPhone with the screen dominating the front (touchscreen, perhaps?). But Boy Genius came through with a few rumored specs that include… » 10/03/07 9:09pm 10/03/07 9:09pm