Tag Archives: London
4:26 pm on Sep 4, 2012 |
RIM has been trying their hardest to build hype for the upcoming release of BlackBerry 10 by slowly releasing tidbits of the upcoming OS and specs of the new phones. This week; however, it seems their secrecy has failed. A multitude of leaks showing the first BlackBerry 10, full-touch device have hit the internet. The image above is the best of the bunch, showing what the homescreen and application list looks like. Past the break we have tons more images of the first BlackBerry 10 device. Be sure to take a look and get excited because the launch is only about six months away, or less.
8:30 am on Jul 24, 2012 |
The 2012 Olympic Games start this Friday in London and if you plan on being a part of history, you’ll need the proper app for your BlackBerry. The official London 2012 app for both the Olympic and Paralympic is now available in BlackBerry App World. The app includes the following features that will keep you in the action for this year’s Olympics:
- What’s on: full and up-to-date event listings for thousands of exciting activities, including free events, London 2012 Festival cultural events and big screens (Live Sites), across London and the UK – find out what’s happening near you, on an hour-by-hour basis.
- Torch today: view the Olympic Torch Relay with street-level routes for 1000+ communities over 70 days, and details of Torchbearers. View the current Torch position in real time using the Torch Tracker function.
- Paralympic Torch Relay: find out about the Flame Festivals taking place across the UK in August.
- Spectator guide: get searchable maps, details of facilities and information about how to get the best out of your historic day out.
- Road events: find out about free medal events such as the Marathon and Road Cycling Race.
- Jump to: interactive, searchable maps of the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays, the UK, London and the Olympic Park.
- Detail maps: access and seating maps for the Olympic Park and 20+ venues.
- Live updates: news, photos and social commentary from the Games.
- My Games: create a personal schedule creation to help you plan your Olympic and Paralympic experience.
- Facebook, Twitter and BBM integration: tweet, upload photos, post to your wall, check-in and let your friends know what you’re doing.
9:06 pm on Jul 2, 2012 |
Up until last week, when RIM announced that BlackBerry 10 would be delayed until 2013, we had a pretty solid BlackBerry 10 Roadmap. Now that the delay has been announced, all we knew was that it should launch in Q1 of 2013. That was all we had to go on until RIM’s updated BlackBerry 10 roadmap was leaked tonight. The roadmap, which is shown above, lists the rollout times for all RIM devices between now and the end of 2013.
The roadmap reads exactly according to the latest insider intel we have heard. The 7″ BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE is slated to launch in Q4 2012. This puts it out just in time for the holidays. Then we have the actual launch of BlackBerry 10 Smartphones. The roadmap shows both the full-touchscreen BlackBerry London and the QWERTY-keyboard BlackBerry Nevada launching in Q1 of 2012. This means that we will finally be able to get our hands on the BlackBerry 10 Smartphone of our choice by March 31, 2013.
In addition to these devices, the “Blackforest” is set to launch in Q3 2013. What is this device, you ask? This is the mythical 10″ PlayBook that we have heard mentioned many times over. Yes, RIM is still working on it, and assuming they make it to the launch of BlackBerry 10, it will be coming out in the second half of 2013.
There is also the mention of the BlackBerry Naples, which is slated to launch between Q3 and Q4 of 2013. This is rumored to be a full-touch device that also features a slide-out keyboard, much like the current Torch 9800 series. That’s about all we have now; however, it paints a pretty good picture of what we can expect from RIM in the next 12 months. A variety of BlackBerry 10 phones, 4G galore, and the 10″ PlayBook. Despite the delays, are you excited?
Source : BBOS
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
10:56 am on Dec 23, 2011 |
The Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 debuted back in October and there was not much information other than the fact that it was coming soon. Now we have some more concrete launch information for this exclusive device. Harrods of London has announced that they will be launching the P’9981 in late December and the device will be priced at £1,275, which is right around $2000 USD, depending on the exchange rates. Start saving your holiday cash now because the P’9981 will be coming any day now and we know you’ll be purchasing one as soon as it’s available. Let us know if you’re excited for this new device or if you would have rather seen RIM skip this one to speed BlackBerry 10 along.
Source : CrackBerry
12:02 am on Dec 16, 2011 |
RIM hosted their earnings call for Fiscal Quarter 3 of 2012 this afternoon. You can view the detailed press release here and you can check out some of the biggest takeaways from the call in the list below. I hate to say it, but the majority of the news from this earnings report was bad news for RIM. Here are the biggest takeaways:
- BlackBerry 10 – Originally slated for an early 2012 launch, the Co-CEO’s announced today that the first BlackBerry 10 devices would be rolling out in the last part of the calendar of 2012. This means we won’t see the first one till at least July, but most likely September or later.
- 4G LTE – It was confirmed that the coming BlackBerry 10 phones will feature cutting-edge 4G LTE chips that won’t even be available till mid-2012. This is the reason RIM cited for the delay till late-2012.
- Co-CEO salaries - Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis confirmed tonight that they plan to reduce their yearly CEO salaries to $1. This comes in the face of poor earnings and multiple calls for ousting of the Co-CEO’s. This move should sit well with investors, showing that Mike and Jim are committed to getting RIM back on track.
- BlackBerry 10 marketing – RIM confirmed that the US market is quickly slipping from them and they are planning to make a huge push to gain some of it back. They are planning an extensive marketing program for BlackBerry 10 throughout 2012 leading up to the launch later in the year.
So, those are the largest takeaways from the earnings call. We also know that RIM earned $5.2 Billion with 150,000 PlayBooks and 14.1 Million smartphones this quarter. Based on the guidance for Q4 2012, RIM is expecting to ship a smaller number of devices due to BlackBerry 7 being the only available option up until late-2012. Now that you’ve seen these points and seen the results and future guidance, how are you feeling about RIM’s future? Let us know in the comments.
- RIM’s 2012 BBX BlackBerry Device Roadmap gets previewed
- BlackBerry Bold 9790 hands on and unboxing video
- RIM lowers Q3 Financial Guidance and adds $485 Million PlayBook provision
- RIM announces BlackBerry Mobile Fusion and brings BlackBerry, iOS, and Android together
- BlackBerry reigns supreme as the #1 Smartphone in Canada
- RIM says Carrier IQ is not installed on BlackBerry Devices
- Smarter-Apps releases Santa Dash – A BBM connected holiday game for your BlackBerry
- Search for and Book hotels using HRS Hotel app on the BlackBerry PlayBook
- GameLoft lowers prices on some of their BlackBerry PlayBook games
- BlackBerry PlayBook gets rooted then shown off on video
- RIM issues statement regarding DingleBerry PlayBook Jailbreak
- BlackBerry DevCon Asia officially relocated to Singapore
- Best Buy comments to PlayBook order cancelations and removal from their online store
11:06 pm on Dec 2, 2011 |
Up until now, BBX devices have been just a guessing game. We have heard bits and pieces of rumors and have a pretty good idea that the first BBX phone will be a full-touchscreen device, but little else to go on. Now, Kevin from Crackberry, has come out with an unofficial preview of what to expect from Research in Motion’s BBX device line in 2012.
First up is the BlackBerry London which goes by the codename “RO72″. This is the full-touchscreen BBX device that we have already seen a photo of. This is the device that is set to launch BBX to the masses, and it’s shaping up to be a nice one. We are currently hearing that BBX software, and possibly an early prototype of the London, will be shown off by RIM at CES. We are thinking that device will launch in the May-June timeframe, but Kevin’s going with March 13. We’ll see which date ends up panning out. Follow us past the break for a look at some of the other BBX devices we can expect to see in 2012.
Source : CrackBerry