9:05 am on May 7, 2012 |
After looking over theses new screenshot’s I found myself salivating slightly, just wait until you look at these leaked images of the new BlackBerry 10 software. The pictures have been found floating around the web recently and have been generating some buzz. They show more details about the everyday functionality of the new BlackBerry 10 OS, with some very cool new tricks and treats built into the software. If these pictures turn out to be true, RIM may very well have a few more surprises up their sleeves. Enjoy!
A new photo collage has hit the internet today and it claims to show the packaging and design of the forst BlackBerry 10 device. As we know, the device is codenamed the “London” and we have seen this same device image leaked before. This image shows the box for the London from multiple angles. While this could be a legitimate box, I’m betting we don’t see the device ship in this come October-November of this year. Even more likely, this could be the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device that RIM plans to hand out to developers at the BlackBerry 10 Jam. Only time will tell. Maybe we’ll know next week, or maybe not till late this year, who really knows with RIM these days?
Source : CrackBerry
11:12 am on Apr 21, 2012 |
According to Reuters RIM has hired Law Firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP to work out a restructuring plan that could include selling assets, seeking joint ventures or even licensing patents. As part of the Canadian smartphone maker’s strategic review, the RIM board is discussing ways to boost revenue from its new BlackBerry 10 operating system and possibly opening up its proprietary network.
This could be a game changer for RIM if we see this get implemented in the near future. Oddly enough, I can’t help but get the feeling of déju vu. Before leaving the company former Co-CEO Jim Balsillie had come up with a strategy allowing carriers to use RIM’s network to content delivery, messaging and analytics. Members of the board quickly rejected the idea, as they feared releasing BBM to the competition would further erode ailing market share. Balsillie left RIM in March.
Source : Reuters
11:51 am on Apr 11, 2012 |
Whoops! For a brief moment, the Playbook App World had a new Tab in its line up reading “Verizon Wireless Store”, if you were able to click it nothing would happen except of course for widespread internet speculation! That being said there has been recent chatter that 3G and/or 4G models of the Playbook have gone into carrier testing, it would certainly appear so with Verizon being the first to give us a test of what is to come. Should be an interesting next few months!
3:15 pm on Mar 16, 2012 |
Another day passes and another rumor pops up about RIM either selling the company, Licensing out the OS, or folding completely. This latest rumor comes courtesy of the analyst group, Barrons. They claim that Samsung has $1.5 Billion that it’s looking to invest in licensing for the BlackBerry 10 OS. The report also says that there’s no current device release timetable for Samsung’s BB 10 phones, but that more details will be available in the Fall. Read on past the break for a full breakdown of this rumor and our opinions on the matter.
11:44 am on Jan 17, 2012 |
Oh, the rumors keep circling RIM like sharks, and the latest rumor comes from BGR’s Jonathan Geller. In this latest rumor Geller goes on to say that his trusted sources have informed him that RIM is looking to sell off part, or all of their company to the best candidate. Apparently, according to the trusted sources, that is Samsung.
While RIM has firmly said that they are not looking to sell the company and believe that BlackBerry 10 and what they have in the pipes will “leap-frog the competition”, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a few rumors from trusted sources that are familiar with the matter make comments. Now looking at the this one in particular, I’m going to have to say it’ll be a cold day in Canada when RIM sells to another company. It’s the Canadian passion, and you heard it from the rumors of the Amazon buyout, RIM isn’t looking to sell the company and I don’t think anything has changed. We’ve reached out to RIM for a comment on this, though they were not immediately available for a comment. Sound off in the comments with your thoughts, curious to read what the BlackBerry Nation has to say about this.
Source : BGR
12:05 pm on Jan 5, 2012 |
As we approach the release date of the BlackBerry 10/PlayBook 2.0 Operating System, the rumors are bound to begin flying, and the latest one doesn’t seem far from the truth. Pocket-lint is hearing that RIM will be in Barcelona, Spain during this years Mobile World Congress in February to demonstrate the power of the BlackBerry 10 Operating System. One thing to note is that there will probably not be any BlackBerry 10 devices on hand and it will be more videos and candid on stage demos.
This doesn’t stray to far from the information we’ve been receiving, though from the rumors it looks as though RIM might demo the new OS for the PlayBook later next week at CES.
Source : Pocket-lint
5:05 pm on Jan 4, 2012 |
We have heard lots of rumors lately about RIM being bought out or the software and services being licensed out to other manufacturers. The latest rumor comes to us courtesy of Peter Misek of Jefferies & Co. and would really shake up the world of BlackBerry if it pans out to be true. Misek says that RIM is already in talks with hardware manufacturers to license the BlackBerry 10 OS out to them. Samsung and HTC are the two manufacturers that are named and here’s an excerpt from Misek’s report:
“We think some of this has already been started with RIM likely agreeing to license Blackberry 10 to Samsung, HTC, and possibly others. This would help create a critical mass for the ecosystem and maintain RIM’s monthly service revenue; however, it puts more pressure on the hardware business in the short term. Longer term, it possibly gets people hooked on the RIM ecosystem and may in fact allow them to sell more BB 10 handsets (if they are able to create compelling handsets).”
While this is just a rumor right now, it’s quite possible that this may happen sometime in the near future. Here are three compelling reasons why BlackBerry OS licensing may become a reality. First, there’s a lot of talk that Mike and Jim will be ousted as Chairman and the RIM Board will begin to take control of the company from them. This is probably the only way that the Co-CEO’s would let another company handle manufacture of BlackBerry devices. Second, the BlackBerry ecosystem is being developed and will rapidly expand in 2012. This ecosystem would allow RIM to stay afloat while dropping hardware development and focusing on the software side of things. Third, this wouldn’t be the first time RIM has licensed part of the BlackBerry OS. Back in the mid-2000’s, RIM was licensing out the BlackBerry Email client on devices like the HTC Tilt.
While we aren’t saying this will actually happen, but it’s always a possibility and something to think about, especially for the BlackBerry faithful. Here at TheBerryFix.com we’re hoping Mike, Jim, and the rest of the team at RIM can get the issues straightened out and push out a BlackBerry 10 family of devices that will bring BlackBerry back to the top. But since it’s just the first week of 2012, we’ll have to wait and see what happens as the year goes on.
Source : Mobile Syrup
10:12 pm on Jan 3, 2012 |
While the BlackBerry 10 rocking Milan was never officially announced, we knew of its existence through a leaked mockup image from RIM. When we saw this device we heard it would feature a 4.2″ touchscreen with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The latest info on this device is that it has been completely cancelled. The explanation for the canceling of the device is “Hardware Concerns.” That most likely means that a device that size with a sliding keyboard would be hard to manufacture and even harder to actually use. Don’t fret though, BlackBerry 10 is still on track for a late-2012 release and we know we will be seeing a full-touchscreen device as well as a full-QWERTY device, so whichever style you prefer, you’ll still be able to get your hands on.
Source : CrackBerry
As we await the official announcement of the BlackBerry Bold 9790 from Carriers we’ve already started to see some leaked documents showing the term pricing. According to this leaked information from Rogers Wireless they will launch the BlackBerry Bold 9790 with a 3yr pricing of $99.99 with an accompanying voice and data plan. I’m not really feeling the $99 price point, it just seems to close to the current retail price of the Bold 9900, yet it has lessened features. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how the public take this, but I guess we’ve already seen a bit of that in Jakarta.
Could we be looking at the future of RIM and their BBX powered superphones? While we would love to put this in the confirmed bin, I’m just finding it hard to slap the label on it that easily. So let’s go over the supposed specs of this device. The team over at The Verge are stating that this BlackBerry will carry a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear and 2 MP front facing cameras, and 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Even after the rumors that the first QNX powered BlackBerry will only carry a single core CPU, I went on record during on of our live recordings of TheBerryFix.com LIVE that the first BBX (QNX at the time) would carry a dual core, as that is a requirement of the QNX OS.
While the I’m digging the design it does seem to have some Porsche P’9981 influences to it, with a little less crazy. Like I said before, I’ll keep this one in the rumor bin. But if it comes to it and this is the next-gen of BlackBerry, then so far it’s a job well done RIM and let’s get this into consumers hands as soon as possible.
Source: The Verge
9:36 pm on Oct 31, 2011 |
Looks as though the US exclusivity on the Torch 9810 is about to end, as documents surface that dictate a November 9th launch for T-Mobile USA. Still nothing official from the carrier or RIM, but this is the second time we’ve seen this date. So we must ask…who’s getting one?
3:35 pm on Oct 25, 2011 |
Looks like RIM is still on track to release another addition to the Bold family. BGR has been able to get a snapshot of the latest BlackBerry Bold 9790. I admit it’s a blurry photo but you can still see that they’ve changed a few things cosmetically. RIM decided to go the way of the Torch 9860 and place the raised hardware buttons versus the buttons that have been built into the touch screen, a choice that may leave the phone destined for the same fate as the BlackBerry Style. BGR has been able to obtain a few details regarding the new phones innards. The Bold 9790 will feature a 2.45-inch 640 x 480-pixel VGA touch display, 8GB of built-in storage, so not to far off from the Bold 9900. Rumour is pointing that this device is on track to launch in November of this year.
BGR also goes on to say that the new phone will feature the updated BlackBerry 7.1 operating system, and that it will be RIMs last major update until they move to the BBX platform.
11:52 am on Oct 4, 2011 |
The internet is abuzz about the iPhone 5 today, but here at TheBerryFix.com we’re talking about its next big competitor, BBX. What is BBX you ask? The team over at CrackBerry has gotten word from multiple sources that the upcoming QNX-based BlackBerry SmartPhone Operating System is going to be called BlackBerry X, or BBX for short. This naming convention makes sense. Compare it to the current name for the PlayBook OS, the QNX BlackBerry Tablet Operating System. BBX sounds quite a bit better, eh? We should see this name debut at DevCon along with a preview of the OS on the new BlackBerry QNX SmartPhones. Are you excited about DevCon 2011 and the coming announcement of BBX?
There has been rumor circulating about a possible BlackBerry Bold 9980 that features an entirely new design. The photos of this rumored device, featured above and past the break, reveal an awkward looking device that resembles a Bold 9900. The device appears to be running BlackBerry 7 in the photos, and the keyboard and physical keys look quite different from anything we have ever seen on a BlackBerry before.
The device features a camera with flash on the backside and the battery door is leather with an embossed BlackBerry logo. This mystery device is using the same battery as the current Bold 9900 uses. There are multiple theories on what this device may be. Some think that it is a prototype Bold 9980 that could run QNX sometime in the future. The more popular theory; however, is that this is a Bold 9900’s internals that have been placed into an aftermarket housing. The presence of the word “Proceeding” along the top of the device could be the name of the firm that designed this housing.
We’re not sure exactly what this device is or if we will ever even find out. If more information on this device surfaces we’ll have it all laid out here at TheBerryFix.com. In the meantime, feel free to speculate and let us know what you think of this device and its design. We have a few more images after the break and there are tons more photos of this device available for viewing HERE.