After sales peaked in 2009 with just over 20 percent market share, BlackBerry phones quickly became irrelevant. Then TCL swooped in, bought the rights to make new BlackBerry handsets, and gave the once mighty brand a second chance. And with that rebirth came the realization that BlackBerry was now on the outside…
Although RIM is launching BB10 January 30, devices won't ship until later in February. RIM delays are just the norm.
A smaller, touchscreen-only and therefore hopefully cheaper BlackBerry Curve Touch is on the way, with RIM telling its app developers to prepare for a modest 3.2" touch-only BlackBerry. It most definitely won't look like the Torch then (pictured).
BlackBerry maker RIM has announced it's giving away a stack of apps and games to its users over the next few months, as a combined apology and peace-offering to those who suffered during last week's "BlackBerry Jam" network failures.
BlackBerry maker RIM has released a statement on the ongoing BlackBerry Messenger service failures, saying that pretty much everything broke at once. And there's now a big backlog of sexts to process.
Look, we get it RIM—your BBM service is great. But a music-streaming service that runs in BBM? WTF? Cnet heard from sources that they've signed papers with one of the four big music labels already.
Adding to yesterday's five handsets, RIM's got two more BlackBerrys for 2011 according to their MD of global sales and regional marketing, but as to whether they'll use the PlayBook's QNX OS remains to be seen.
Leaving behind its pimply beta adolescence and debuting as the official new BBM 6.0, a host of new features have been added. Users can now send more than messages and photos to one another, with locations, links, calendar appointments and podcasts supported.
Almost in the same breath that RIM announced it'd purchased video editing company JayCut, it's also said they're letting go of 11 per cent of its employees, which equates to around 2,000 jobs. The top tier of employees is also being reshuffled, with its COO retiring—no sign of one of its two CEOs stepping down as…
While Obama and colleagues have admitted to owning iPads, it's the BlackBerry PlayBook which the US government has chosen to be the first certified for governmental use, under the FIPS 140-2 certification. Presumably for security reasons, and not because of its apps. [BGR]
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?
RIM's next OS could look a lot more slick, if rumors about them working with You i Labs are correct.
The wackily-named Canadian design company created HTC's beautiful Sense interface, which has been used on both WinMo and Android products. Correction: You I has nothing to do with HTC or HTC Sense.
As well as Best Buy, Staples and OfficeMax, Sprint is now selling the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the PlayBook, for $500. This comes as a new software update was pushed out yesterday, pre-loading the Facebook app and adding an in-app payment system plus Wi-Fi hotspot detection. You mean to tell me these features weren't…