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. [...]
Since the BlackBerry PlayBook launched in April, Mac OS owners have been unable to sync their PlayBook with their computers. Luckily with all the Apple news today, RIM decided to launched BlackBerry Desktop Manager 2.1 in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This latest version brings media sync and backup/restore options for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. If [...]
I’ve been on the hunt for cool things to do with my BlackBerry PlayBook. My BlackBerry Bridge is still not working, so I’ve been trying to amuse myself until it gets fixed. Recently I saw that Staples Canada was selling a Bluetooth keyboard designed for the PlayBook, which at the time I thought I would [...]
In the last chapter of the ongoing patent battle, a judge had ruled against Kodak in January. But recently the U.S. International Trade Commission stated they would review the judge’s opinion from January. Eastman Kodak is claiming that Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry have violated Kodak’s patent for previewing digital pictures on a smartphone.
Back a year or two ago, BlackBerry and Apple computers didn’t play so nice. But since the launch of the official BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac, RIM has made it quite simple to manage your BlackBerry, including backup/restore, iTunes Sync, add/remove apps, and software updates. RIM has posted a quick walk through of how to [...]
RIM has posted up a video of their upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook in action, and put against Apple’s iPad. The video quickly shows how fast the PlayBook’s WebKit browser is, and its wide support for Flash and HTML 5. Check out the video above and you can find more details at InsideBlackBerry.
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, during a 4th Q earnings call made some comments aimed at the competition over the iPad. And while most of it was directed at Google, the seven inch comment also applied to the PlayBook. Jim Balsillie, Co CEO of RIM, had his response, and it was most fitting. Apples and [...]
This is getting to be nearly as entertaining as a reality show. The iPhone has received quite the publicity lately over the “Death Grip” and Apple held a press conference addressing the issue. Steve Jobs also presented a video and stating even a BlackBerry will lose signal when held in certain ways. RIM didn’t take [...]
First off, a big thanks to Charlotte and Kevin from SMobile for this exclusive. Today I had the opportunity to speak in conference call with Kevin Thomas, Vice President of Business Development of SMobile Systems, and the security concerns of the Apple iPad coming aboard to the Mobile World. There’s a lot of excitement, a lot [...]
UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Stay tuned for us to announce the winners shortly. Thanks to all who played! By now I’m sure you seen or heard of the Powermat wireless charging mat. It’s been covered right here on BBSync, plus can be found in many retail stores across North America. The generous folks [...]
I must admit I’m usually not one for posting stuff about other products, such as the iPhone, but this video was just too sweet. It seems a very angry iPhone user decided to take his Beretta 9mm handgun and shoot his iPhone 3 times, then burn it to ensure its dead. The iPhone owner appears [...]
The Research and Consulting firm, IDC, listed the top-selling smartphone models in the US. It lists vendor sales to carriers and channels as well. So far it’s going on preliminary data. The actual numbers won’t be available till the end of the month. So let’s see what the firm says so far. No 10 is [...]