Press Release: RIM Previews BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 at CES

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA–(Marketwire – Jan. 9, 2012) – (CES 2012) – This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) will be previewing new features of BlackBerry® PlayBookTM OS 2.0 that will enable customers to stay even more connected and productive in their personal and professional lives. “BlackBerry PlayBook is already recognized […]

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O2 announces BlackBerry Curve 9380 availability in Ireland

All-new touchscreen smartphone comes with a free screen protector and case Dublin – O2 has announced the availability of the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9380 in Ireland, the first-ever BlackBerry Curve smartphone with a touch screen. The new BlackBerry Curve 9380 continues to deliver the powerful social experiences, ease-of-use and smaller handset size that distinguish the […]

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Word ZigZag Offers Up Boggle-Style Gameplay on the BlackBerry PlayBook

John Hand released a new game for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The game is called Word ZigZag and it offers users a game experience similar to the board game of Boggle. 

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12,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks Sold in 4 Days in India; Now Completely Out of Stock

There are reports that the BlackBerry PlayBook has sold out in India.  2 retailers (Ingram and Redington) have said they sold 12,000 PlayBooks in 4 days.

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Free Turtle Eggs Sokoban-Style Game for BlackBerry Smartphones

Contlex Ventures has released Turtle Eggs, which is a Sokoban-style game for BlackBerry Smartphones. 

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BlackBerry Brand Voted Second Most Aspirational Brand in India

There are a lot of folks that think RIM is circling the drain and will not be around much longer.  Most of those nay sayers only take the US into account when they make these assumptions.  Like most companies RIM’s size they are a global company reaching to many different areas of the world. 

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Mike Kirkup and Brett Shellhammer head leadership team VeloCity

Mike Kirkup, former RIM Director of Global Developer Relations, will become VeloCity’s new director along with Brett Shellhammer. VeloCity is a program within the University of Waterloo, a student startup incubator, Mike Kirkup former RIM developer relations will be VeloCity’s new Director and Brett Shellhammer with Silicon Valley experience to the role of Executive In Residence. Hit the jump […]

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Nuance Communications Buys Vlingo Inc, Creates A $5 Billion “Market Opportunity”

Nuance Communications has acquired Vlingo Inc. Vlingo is the voice to text service app that you can get for your Blackberry smartphone. Nuance is known for their voice commands on Blackberries. So the two together will make some super hybrid voice controlled app! Hit the break for the full press release!

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QuickPull v5.1 Adds Support for BlackBerry OS 7 Devices but is it Necessary?

QuickPull has been updated to v5.1 which adds support for OS7 devices.

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Research In Motion Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results

Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported third quarter results for the three months ended November 26, 2011 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated). Highlights: Revenue of $5.2 billion, up 24% from last quarter […]

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SIM-Free BlackBerry Bold 9790 Will be Available in the UK on January 9th

RIM announced that they will be releasing a SIM-Free version of the Bold 9790 that will be available in the UK on January 9th.

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Carrier IQ Details about what Information is Collected from Your Smartphone

When we first heard news of CarrierIQ of how it was a major breech in Blackberry Security, being it that it was secretly tracking everything you do on your Blackberry. RIM has stated that although there is a Carrier IQ app available for download, but RIM says, they do not install the software or require carriers to do […]

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Aviva Insurance Issuing Out BlackBerry PlayBooks to Staff

Aviva Insurance is the latest company to join the PlayBook bandwagon. They have started to issue the PlayBook to their field agents. They plan to increase the use from 10 units at this time to 120 units over a 6 month period in early 2012. 

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RIM Issues Statement on Indonesia Blocking Service

RIM has been working closely with government bodies in Indonesia, but has not been advised of any specific requirements extending beyond what it has already satisfied in writing to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MOCI) on September 23, 2011.

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Play Santa’s Jewels Free for BlackBerry

Here is a new game to keep you occupied while you are at the in laws house for the holidays.  It is called Santa’s Jewels and is very similar to the Tetris games of the past.

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Opera Software Working with RIM to Repackage Android Apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Handster, a company that was recently acquired by Opera Software has been agressively looking for ways to repackage Android Apps and allow them to be used on the PlayBook.

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Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus HD goes free in Singapore to celebrate DevCon Asia

With DevCon Asia under way, there are quite a few different things going on in Singapore.  Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus HD is one of the top games that available on the PlayBook.

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US Federal Court Bars RIM (BlackBerry) from Using BASIS’ BBX Trademark

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The United States Federal Court in Albuquerque today granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Research in Motion (RIM), immediately barring RIM from using BASIS International Ltd.’s incontestable federally registered BBX trademark at RIM’s Asian DevCon on December 7-8 in Singapore.

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Chat & find friends in the area with Badoo for BlackBerry

Badoo is a new social networking app that is available for BlackBerry.

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Chase Mobile Banking App Released for BlackBerry

Chase announce the new mobile app for BlackBerry today.  The app is loaded with a large amount of features catered to make the app function as well as the website for the end user.

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