BlackBerry may have a nice slice of the market-share pie, and some interesting products—and platforms—on the way, but there are increasing fears over their future. This open letter to RIM, written by a "high-level" employee, says it all.
According to BGR's sources, RIM's been playing with fire, "strong-arming several carriers, essentially forcing them to approve devices they normally would not move through the Technical Acceptance phase." That explains a lot, doesn't it BlackBerry owners?
An antiquated law is adding to confusion surrounding tonight's potential government shutdown. Under the 1884 Antideficiency Act, furloughed federal employees could face two years in prison just for using their office BlackBerrys or checking their work email from home.
One of the features I miss most from my days as a BlackBerry user is BBM, the messaging service. If Boy Genius Report's sources are correct though, Android users and iOS users could be messaging cross-platform. There goes your reason to cling onto your BlackBerry.
As a BlackBerry user, I'm not sure how I feel about 1,500 UK binmen being given BlackBerrys for work. I don't want to be elitist, but if a binman wolf-whistles me and asks if I'm on BBM, I'd die.
It's been a while since a BlackBerry handset really stole the spotlight, with the new—and by all counts nice—BlackBerry Tour getting trampled underfoot by this month's Palm and Apple news extravaganza. But appearances don't do this situation justice: RIM is doing very well, reporting a 33% jump in Q2 profit over last…
RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie confirmed to Reuters that the company is planning a "next-generation" touch device, and that the original Storm was a "huge success." Well, at least "in terms of sales and adoption."