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TheBerryFix.com Weekly Recap

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TheBerryFix.com Weekly Recap

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RIM responds to BGR’s “BlackBerry 10 is a Failure” post

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Dec 22, 2011 | Leave a comment

Earlier this morning, BGR posted an article declaring BlackBerry 10 a failure and claiming that RIM execs were lying about the delays of the launch. The article was so far out of left field we refused to acknowledge it; however, Zach had reached out to RIM for comment. The following statement is what RIM had to say in response to the BGR article:

“RIM made a strategic decision to launch BlackBerry 10 devices with a new, LTE-based dual core chip set architecture. As explained on our earnings call, the broad engineering impact of this decision and certain other factors significantly influenced the anticipated timing for the BlackBerry 10 devices. The anonymous claim suggesting otherwise is inaccurate and uninformed. As RIM has previously explained, and as Mike Lazaridis reiterated on the earnings call, we will not launch BlackBerry 10 devices until we know they are ready and we believe this new chip set architecture is required to deliver the world class user experience that our customers will expect. Any suggestion to the contrary is simply false. We appreciate the interest in our future platform and we will continue to work hard to deliver that platform as soon as possible. At the same time, we also remain very excited with the success of our recently launched BlackBerry 7 smartphones and we believe these products offer a very compelling choice for both new customers and the almost 75 million BlackBerry users around the world.”

So there is reiteration straight from the source as to the BlackBerry 10 delays and status of the company. Even though things aren’t so bright right now in Waterloo, RIM has a plan and believes that BlackBerry 10 can and will save the company. Any insights or opinions from our readers would be greatly appreciated and can be left in the comments.

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RIM Co-CEO and Founder, Mike Lazaridis addresses the state of the BlackBerry service outage

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Oct 13, 2011 | Leave a comment

[To view this video on your BlackBerry, Click Here.]

Yesterday we saw RIMs CIO address the outage that BlackBerry users are currently experiencing, and today RIMs Co-CEO and founder Mike Lazaridis has posted a video to the Official YouTube page. The video doesn’t give us any new information, but its nice to see Mike addressing the consumers.

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BlackBerry World Keynote Live Blog

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 3, 2011 | Leave a comment

This is a live blog of the BlackBerry World 2011 Keynote. There will be no need to refresh your page, it will update automatically.

**The keynote will begin at 8:30 AM est. While we will try to include all comments into the blog we cannot guarantee it.

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*UPDATE: RIM’s Mike Lazaridis walks out of BBC interview

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 13, 2011 | Leave a comment


We reached out to RIM for clarification on this matter and they released the following statement:

“RIM is on record with our approach to lawful access issues and there are no recent developments to report. Lawful access issues are now recognized as normal industry-wide issues and like others in the industry, we will continue to work with law enforcement and  regulatory officials around the world as appropriate.”


RIM Co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, was having an interview with the BBC when the topic of security and the Middle East came up. This question clearly infuriated Lazaridis when he responded with, “That’s just not fair.” He went on to explain that there are no security issues with the BlackBerry service and that the situations in the Middle East were currently being dealt with. He quoted the fact that their success is why these governments have singled BlackBerry out as a target. When further pressed on the Middle East issues, Lazaridis quickly said that the interview was over and walked out.

All this stemmed from multiple issues with Middle Eastern governments that wanted RIM to allow them access to BlackBerry data. All of the data sent on BlackBerry devices is sent through the secure BIS or BES and can not be directly accessed by governments. There were threats from multiple countries to disallow the use of BlackBerry in their country if RIM did not divulge private, BlackBerry data. RIM has stood their ground and BlackBerry still works around the world; however, you can tell from the reaction in this video that the security fight is far from over. With more governments wanting access to cellular data and RIM holding that data closely, could there be an even larger dispute coming over the BlackBerry and it’s secure data? We have reached out to RIM for additional comments and will let you know as soon as more develops on this story.

Source: BBC
Via: CrackBerry

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Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie Talk About Apple

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jul 16, 2010 | Leave a comment

“Apple’s attempt to draw RIM into Apple’s self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple’s claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public’s understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple’s difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage. One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple.”

– Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie

I knew this was coming and im glad they stepped up-to the plate and stood behind their product. As you have read above, this is an official statement from CEO Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie on Apples attempt to bring everyone else into to storm they have created. Hopefully everyone has taken I minute to watch our video on our attempt at having the signal bar drop on the Bold 9700….and ya it didn’t work. GO RIM GO!!!

Source: RIM

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WES 2010: Mike Lazaridis Keynote: General Session at WES 2010

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 28, 2010 | Leave a comment

To view the video on your BlackBerry or other mobile device,  click here

The guys from CrackBerry recorded the keynote from yesterday’s general session at WES.  This is the video in which the Bold 9650, Pearl 9100, and Blackberry 6 are all discussed. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Source: CrackBerry

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WES 2010: Mike Lazaridis Keynote Speech to Analysts Includes Details on OS 6.0, Webkit, and More

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 26, 2010 | Leave a comment

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Today, RIM founder and co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, delivered a keynote speech to Industry Analysts.  In his speech he covered the 2 hottest topics in the mind of BlackBerry users; OS 6.0 and the Webkit browser.  He didn’t go into too much detail, but here is what we know so far:

OS 6.0 – The next Blackberry OS will be called “Blackberry 6.”  It will be coming out in the 3rd quarter of 2010.  OS 6 will be available on both touch and non-touch devices and will be backwards compatible with as many devices as possible (memory and processing restrictions will limit some device compatibility.)

WebKit – The WebKit browser will be packaged directly with OS 6.0. It will not run on OS 5.0.  And to clarify, Mike stated that the browser is build on a WebKit rendering engine, so this rendering engine will be available to be utilized by other applications and on other areas of the BlackBerry.

Those are the high points of Mike’s speech today.  While details are limited, it is exciting to hear some official confirmation of “Blackberry 6.”  We hope to have more details tomorrow and Wednesday during the main sessions and keynotes on those days. Keep your browsers pointed to TheBerryFix.com for all the latest coverage of WES 2010.

Audio file care of CrackBerry.com

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