Category: RIM

Counting BlackBerry Sheep

Counting BlackBerry Sheep

October 20, 2012 | By | 3 Comments

The New York Times posted an article that was abrasive to not only BlackBerry but to their users as well. The article referred to BlackBerry as Black Sheep, but there’s other factors the article didn’t even approach, but I’ll touch on that for them.

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BlackBerry OS 7 Smartphones Approved for U.S. Department of Defense Networks

BlackBerry OS 7 Smartphones Approved for U.S. Department of Defense Networks

May 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

This is great news for RIM and BlackBerry devices. OS 7 has just been announced as approved for the U.S. Department of Defense as in the U.S. Army and Defense Information Systems Agency. There are four different OS 7 devices approved. Check out the Press Release…

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RIM Partners With TomTom For HD Traffic and Maps

RIM Partners With TomTom For HD Traffic and Maps

May 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Today at CTIA in New Orleans, TomTom announced that RIM is using TomTom’s award winning real-time traffic services for BlackBerry apps. This would include BlackBerry Maps and BlackBerry Traffic. This will provide great up to date traffic information for those of us who use Maps and Traffic. Check it out…

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RIM Announces New Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

RIM Announces New Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

May 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

We’ve been waiting for the announcement, and today on Inside BlackBerry, the announcement has been made. There are new faces at RIM! Who are the new COO and CMO for RIM? Kristian Tear and Frank Boulben. Who are the new additions to RIM? While they’re names I don’t recognize, their backgrounds are impressive. Check it […]

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BlackBerry World 2012 and BlackBerry 10 Jam: May 1 – 3 2012

BlackBerry World 2012 and BlackBerry 10 Jam: May 1 – 3 2012

April 30, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

It’s that time of year that we, BlackBerry users, get very excited about. Two major events are taking place in Orlando, Florida and we’re very excited and anxiously awaiting to see what RIM has in store. What is BlackBerry World and BlackBerry Jam? Check it out…

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Quiz: Is The Headline APPLE in Mid-Nineties or Modern Day RIM?

Quiz: Is The Headline APPLE in Mid-Nineties or Modern Day RIM?

March 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Ronen from BerryReview posted a great article and quiz on some headlines he ran across on the PentechLetter. It’s a wonderful reminder that while RIM is experiencing a battle, Apple has been where they are. Back in August 6, 1997 Microsoft founder Bill Gates bailed out a struggling Apple with a $150 Million dollar investment. […]

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Alec Saunders Answers Robert Scoble’s Comments

Alec Saunders Answers Robert Scoble’s Comments

February 21, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

It seems as though RIM and BlackBerry have been getting the brunt of the comments and jokes for a while now. Robert Scoble posted on Google + how he sees that developers are deserting the platform and comparing RIM to a chicken with its head cut off, but Alec has some insight as well.

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RIM Unleashes New Be Bold Campaign Commercials Promoting Actions and Tools

RIM Unleashes New Be Bold Campaign Commercials Promoting Actions and Tools

February 2, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

I’m really impressed by the amount of advertising RIM is placing out there, and these commercials carry some great lines such as “I’m about Action, not Distraction” or “We need Tools, not Toys”. It’s nice to see some commercials about different professions and how they use their BlackBerry. Check it out….

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Video: Meet The Newly Appointed RIM President and CEO: Thorsten Heins

Video: Meet The Newly Appointed RIM President and CEO: Thorsten Heins

January 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

BlackBerry has posted an interview with the new President and CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins. Thorsten Heins has been with RIM since 2007. He was one of RIM’s Chief Operating Officers prior to this promotion. We have the interview by RIM, some background on Thorsten Heins, and highlights from the video.

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RIM Announces Thorsten Heins as the New President and CEO of Research In Motion

RIM Announces Thorsten Heins as the New President and CEO of Research In Motion

January 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The Press Release made it official, and Inside BlackBerry has posted the announcement. Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis step down from their Co-CEO positions as Thorsten Heins steps up to the plate. I know Thorsten must be excited and elated to be taking RIM across the threshold and into a new era.

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RIM Previews BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 at CES 2012

RIM Previews BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 at CES 2012

January 9, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

RIM just sent out a press release to let us know they’ll be showcasing BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 at CES 2012. The new PlayBook OS will bring the much anticipated native applications for email and contacts, as well social network integration. PlayBook OS 2.0 will also bring an awesome (and much needed) function to BlackBerry […]

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RIM officially unveils BlackBerry OS 7.1 at CES 2012

RIM officially unveils BlackBerry OS 7.1 at CES 2012

January 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

RIM has kicked off CES 2012 with the announcement of BlackBerry 7.1 OS. BlackBerry 7.1 brings the same look and feel of BlackBerry 7, but bring NFC via BlackBerry Tags, Mobile Hotspot, and an FM Radio for the new Curve models. It is expected OS will begin rolling out over the next little bit from […]

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