Archive for the ‘rim’ Tag

Microsoft to Buy RIM/BlackBerry

BlackBerry

BlackBerry

Before you get too excited, this is still at the “rumor” status.

Microsoft apparently has a “standing offer” that has been set to buy major shares in RIM at the price of $50 per share. Now that RIM’s shares are in the $53-$58 range, it would not be surprising to see an official offer from Microsoft.

RIM has been said to be “opened” to friendly offers.

Electronista

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Orange Stops BlackBerry Bold Sales

Orange

Orange

Orange is one of the big players amongst the mobile phone carriers in Europe, and they made a “bold” move yesterday towards the RIM device.

They asked their associates in the UK to stop sales of the BlackBerry Bold altogether because of software malfunction that causes headaches to both their users and their tech support people.

This will probably force RIM to work twice as fast on a patch to the existing problems that the BlackBerry Bold suffers from, here in America as well as in the European market.

The Boy Genius Report

BlackBerry Storm Hands-on

BlackBerry Storm

BlackBerry Storm

Engadget has a very nice and complete hands-on article on the new BlackBerry Storm 9500 touchscreen smartphone.

In the end, it’s a positive review and it looks like a real good quality and durable phone that is feature-rich and expendable (with the App Center).

Read the complete article. It’s worth it!

Engadget

RIM Planning Their Own “App Store”

BlackBerry

BlackBerry

The new business model that has been around now for a few years is to build a service around a product so that people are “forced” to spend more money even after having bought the product.

Music, software, games, etc. It has always been around but now is more integrated than before with virtual stores appearing on all games consoles (Wii, PS3, Xbox), music stores specifically designed for specific products (Zune Marketplace, Apple iTunes), and app stores designed only for specific devices (Apple iTunes Store, Android Marketplace).

Now there is a new one joining the hype: the RIM App Center. At first, the application center will support only the new Blackberry Storm touchscreen smartphone but will (probably) be supporting other devices as time goes by.

Each carrier will have their own RIM Application Center so they will be able to control what appears on theirs and maybe have “exclusive” content not available to other carriers.

mocoNews

Hands-On With the Blackberry Javelin 8900

Blackberry Javelin

Blackberry Javelin

The guys at Crackberry made a really complete hands-on review of the upcoming Blackberry Javelin 8900 and compared it throughout their review to the other Blackberry devices.

Seems this on is on the smaller size compared to the others. Enjoy!

Crackberry

Blackberry Kickstart (or Pearl flip)

Blackberry Kickstart (pearl flip 8220)

Blackberry Kickstart (pearl flip 8220)

Seems that RIM has revealed their latest Blackberry phone. Named the Kickstart at first, now it is being reffered to as the Pearl Flip. It is model number 8220 and from what I’ve been able to read, there will be a version with GPS and another version with WiFi but no version with both.

Crackberry