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10:39 am on Jan 30, 2013 |
Huge news from the BlackBerry 10 launch event. CEO Thorsten Heins has announced that Research In Motion has been officially be rebranded to BlackBerry. The company is now officially BlackBerry and branding will change immediately. The tagline for the transition is “One Brand. One Promise.” BlackBerry will now trade on the NASDAQ as “BBRY” and on The Stock Exchange as “BB.” This is a huge shift for the company and is sure to be a good move for the future of BlackBerry.
4:41 pm on Jan 25, 2013 |
RIM has just announced that they have purchased a slice of the most prime advertising space in the world. RIM will be airing a commercial during Super Bowl XLVII on February 3rd. The commercial will be the first in a line of new RIM commercials highlighting the new features and abilities of BlackBerry OS 10 and the devices that run it.
This is huge news for RIM, a company that has been known to be absolutely terrible at advertising. They have an entirely new marketing team in place and they promise that this new commercial, and many others they have planned, will be much better than what we have seen in the past. Check the full Press Release from RIM past the break.
7:39 pm on Jan 21, 2013 |
RIM has kept a pretty tight lid on the final release details of BlackBerry OS 10 and the first BlackBerry 10 phone, the Z10. Today, BGR has not only learned some details on Z10 pricing, they have also set up a full walkthrough of all the apps, features, and screens that BlackBerry OS 10 has to offer. Pricing of the Z10 is made to be better than competitive. RIM is looking to bring the Z10 to market under the current market standard of $199. The rumor is that a $149 contract price is what you’ll be looking at upon release, possibly lower depending on your carrier.
There is a full walkthrough of all the screens, apps, and features of BlackBerry 10, including setup, BlackBerry Maps, NFC functionality, and even the calculator. The gallery totals 100 images and is available for viewing over at BGR by clicking the link below. With only 9 short days until BlackBerry 10 is fully revealed to the world, these images and details are likely the last bit of information we will be seeing until the full reveal by RIM.
- Check out the full BlackBerry OS 10 Walkthrough at BGR
9:13 am on Nov 29, 2012 |
RIM announced last night at BlackBerry Jam Asia that BlackBerry App World is now rebranded. The portal, which was named App World because it was the place for applications only, is being renamed as just “BlackBerry World.” This shift is due to a change in content of the store. Beginning with BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry World will be the one-stop-shop for all entertainment on a BlackBerry device. From games, to music, to movies, BlackBerry World will be the place to go.
6:23 pm on Nov 28, 2012 |
Here’s a great photo for those wondering about the final production size of the first BlackBerry 10 full-touchscreen device, codenamed the BlackBerry L-Series. This comparison photo shows the BlackBerry 10 device on the far right and it shows, from left to right, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Nokia Lumia 820, and iPhone 5 beside it.
The BlackBerry 10 device is slightly larger than the iPhone 5; however, it looks cheap in comparison to these other devices. They are all polished aluminum, smooth glass, and shiny plastic but the BlackBerry 10 device is showing up in a cheap looking matte plastic shell. Hopefully the back of the device looks better than the front. But anyways, here’s a size comparison to hold you over till we get an official look at the first BlackBerry 10 device.
Source : BBin
12:45 pm on Nov 27, 2012 |
Research In Motion has announced that they will be revealing their results for the Third Fiscal Quarter of 2013 on December 20, 2012. The full results will come as a Press Release sometime on the afternoon of the 20th. Then a conference call will take place where stakeholders can hear the results read and some additional information presented by RIM employees. Read on past the break for all the information on the earnings call and how to join in.
9:56 am on Nov 21, 2012 |
RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 device, codenamed the L-Series, has gotten more attention than most other BlackBerry devices pre-announcement. It’s been pictured multiple times, been torn down online, and had most of its specs released. Now, it’s showing up again in a major photoshoot. This batch of photos is better than any we have had before, showing a side-by-side comparison of the BlackBerry 10 device with a Bold 9780. Check out the photo above and then see the rest after the break.
It won’t be long now until we can get this new BlackBerry device in our hands. February is only a little over 2 months away!
9:42 am on Nov 21, 2012 |
RIM has announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5, Service Pack 4 is now available for Novell GroupWise users. This update is vital to prepare for the transition to BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 when BlackBerry 10 launches. There are lots of key features in this upgrade pack, including:
- BlackBerry Mobile Fusion integration
- BlackBerry Balance capabilities
- Microsoft Office 2010 attachments support
- The ability to export data from into .CSV or .XML files for reporting and reference
- Enhancements and stability improvements to BlackBerry Administration Service
There is some additional information about the update available on the BlackBerry for Business Blog. If you’re involved in IT with your company, be sure to check it out.
4:27 pm on Nov 15, 2012 |
Building on its commitment to support the community of partners developing enterprise-focused applications and services for the BlackBerry 10 platform, Research In Motion (RIM) today launched the BlackBerry Partners for Enterprise portal. The free portal service provides application developers, software vendors, system integrators, application hosters, professional services organizations as well as corporate developers access to pre-release hardware and software, self-service technical and commercial resources, and facilitates communications among BlackBerry enterprise partners.
The program, which succeeds the existing BlackBerry Alliance Program for enterprise partners, also gives partners the latest news and updates, including technology previews, access to RIM sales and marketing resources and enhanced technical support. This is another good move for RIM in keeping their enterprise partners and regaining lost partners with the launch of BlackBerry 10. Read past the break for the full Press Release from RIM on this new service.
8:09 pm on Oct 18, 2012 |
See that image above? It’s not the new BlackBerry 10 full-QWERTY keyboard device; however, it’s not that far off, either. What you see above, and in a few more images after the break, is being called the TK5 Justice, a concept BlackBerry 10 design from DigitalHomeBoy. This concept is rendered from what RIM has already announced about the device and some of what’s rumored to come with the first QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry 10 device.
DigitalHomeBoy is known for making some great concept devices and his designs, especially at this stage of the game, are usually pretty close to what RIM actually launches. Read on past the break to see more of his concept and get a good feel for what you may be getting if you opt for the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry 10 device next year. Also, be sure to check out DHB’s blog, which is linked below, to get more details on this awesome concept and see all his thoughts on what’s to come.
Source : DigitalHomeBoy
4:32 pm on Oct 5, 2012 |
RIM has sent over a piece entitled “Unspoken Words: BlackBerry Keeps Conversations Alive.” The article highlights some of the best features that BlackBerry has to offer and some of the apps that help maximize the BlackBerry’s effectiveness. Here is “Unspoken Words” direct from RIM:
Your BlackBerry smartphone offers numerous ways to have a conversation without uttering a word. With your busy, on-the-go lifestyle you may not have time for a lengthy conversation. No matter how busy you are, here are some ways you can use your BlackBerry to keep conversations alive!
- Instant Messaging: With 60 million BBM subscribers out there, use this popular BlackBerry messaging app to stay connected with friends, family members and significant others. Communicate in real time with the ability to see when your message is delivered and read. You can also create group chats through the BlackBerry Groups feature. Plus you can take advantage of Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, IM+ and WhatsAppas well for real time communication. With so many options at your disposal, it’s no wonder BlackBerry users use Instant Messaging services more on a daily basis than Apple or Android users (GFK Group, North American In-Market Tracker Data).
- Social Networks: Your BlackBerry comes equipped with the most popular social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Stay in touch by sending out a tweet or posting on someone’s wall. Have a more personal message? Send a direct message that others can’t see. For an added bonus, Facebook and Twitter are both BBM connected apps! Automatically share your Facebook status or latest tweet with your BBM friends right from within the app. LinkedIn will also be a BBM connected app on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform launching early next year.
- Email: If you don’t want to limit yourself to a certain number of characters, try email, an option synonymous with BlackBerry. Receive alerts when messages are sent to any of your personal and/or business emails. You can also receive Facebook and Twitter notifications to your email. RIM will take this another level with BlackBerry 10 where users will be able to view every message, including BBMs, texts, emails and social media updates from a shared interface called BlackBerry Hub.
- Photo: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Through various photo apps on BlackBerry, use images and captions to get your message across. Foto Cards, Photo Notes and MOLOME each simplify communications by letting you add captions and other information to a photo for distribution.
When you need to get your message across quickly, BlackBerry is renowned for its QWERTY keyboard. Type fast and accurately so you can truly get your message across! If you are a touchscreen fan, BlackBerry 10 will feature a touchscreen keyboard that will adapt to your typing style. A new predictive text function will detect commonly used words and display them above, needing just a quick upwards swipe onto the text box for blazingly fast one handed typing.
5:01 pm on Sep 27, 2012 |
*Update: We had to remove the video due to it’s removal from the web. The still image above is a screenshot from the video.*
We’ve seen BlackBerry 10 revealed in full at this week’s BlackBerry Jam Americas conference and we’ve seen many photos of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 full-touch device. Now, we’re seeing the actual L-Series and N-Series devices appear on video for the first time together. The video is a leaked promotional shot that shows off the road to BlackBerry 10, the new devices themselves, and how RIM plans to market and launch the new devices and OS before and after launch. Click above to check out the video and let us know what you think.
Source : CrackBerry
4:53 pm on Sep 27, 2012 |
Research In Motion (RIMM) has just issued the Press Release regarding their earnings for Fiscal Quarter two of 2013. As expected, RIM takes another big loss and posts some more slumping numbers in the latest fiscal quarter’s earnings. RIM lost $235 Million this quarter but were somehow able to increase their cash on-hand to $2.3 Billion. Read on below and past the break for the full Press Release with all the details.
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 27, 2012) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported second quarter results for the three months ended September 1, 2012 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).
- BlackBerry subscriber base increased to approximately 80 million global subscribers
- Cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments increased by approximately $100 million to $2.3 billion at the end of the second quarter
- Cash flow from operations was approximately $432 million in the second quarter
- Revenue of $2.9 billion in Q2, up 2% from $2.8 billion in Q1
- GAAP net loss in Q2 of $235 million, or $0.45 per share diluted, including $136 million in pre-tax restructuring costs; adjusted net loss of $142 million, or $0.27 per share diluted
- Shipments of BlackBerry smartphones were 7.4 million and shipments of BlackBerry PlayBook tablets were approximately 130,000
Earlier today the internet went on high alert when word came out that RIM and Microsoft were signing some sort of licensing agreement. Initial thoughts were that RIM was licensing BlackBerry 10 over to Microsoft and the stock had a nice jump on that news. The true story was; however, not nearly as awesome or beneficial for Research In Motion. The licensure agreement was not for Microsoft to use RIM’s technology, but rather for RIM to use some of Microsoft’s.
RIM has signed on for a license to use Microsoft’s exFAT file system, which is the short form for Microsoft Extended File Allocation Table. Now that RIM has access to the exFAT system, they can use this to improve the memory and file transfer system in future BlackBerry devices. Since this deal is being signed with BlackBerry 10 still months away, it’s entirely possible we will see exFAT on BlackBerry 10 devices. Read on past the break for the full Press Release regarding the licensing deal.
12:08 pm on Sep 6, 2012 |
Verizon Wireless CMO Tami Erwin has confirmed in an interview with CNET that they will be supporting BlackBerry 10. The interview was centered around Verizon’s launching of multiple Windows Phones, but BlackBerry 10 came up when they began discussing who the third major player in the smartphone game. We all know that Windows Phone is outselling BlackBerry and sitting comfortably in that 3rd spot right now, but with the launch of BlackBerry 10, that could change.
In addition to the confirmation, she went on to say that the launch is scheduled for Q1 2013 and that Verizon will be launching BlackBerry 10 alongside many other international carriers. That was all the information given; however, that’s all the confirmation BlackBerry users on Verizon need right now. This statement also makes Verizon the first and only carrier to pledge support for BlackBerry 10.
Source : CNET