BlackBerry Announces New Managing Directors for BlackBerry UK and Africa

BlackBerry® today announced the appointment of Yudi Moodley as Managing Director for Africa. With this appointment, Yudi Moodley will be responsible for overseeing and driving the overall business strategy and growth for BlackBerry across Africa. Yudi Moodley is replacing Alexandra Zagury who is taking up a new role at BlackBerry as Managing Director for the […]


Young African IT Grads push for BlackBerry 10 Development

In Africa soon a group of IT members will band together to form the, The Blackberry Project 120, with the initiative of a young Motswana, Itumeleng Garebatshabe, who aims to mobilize IT and programming students to create information and ideas sharing network amongst the 120 members that will be selected.

Africa is where RIM steals the show, but the rest of the world needs to be looked at as well

RIM has truly taken the developing world by storm. And Africa, in particular South Africa is a budding example of this. While RIM is still #3 everywhere in the world, they maintains a stronghold in Africa due to many factors highlighted in a recent article by The Globe and Mail. Of those include BBM as […]

“BlackBerry Babes” movie released by Nollywood in Africa

This isn’t something that I really thought I would ever be writing about, but you did read the headline properly.  Simony productions has released their latest movie, entitled “BlackBerry Babes”, in Africa.  The movie is centered around a group of young women on campus that use BlackBerry smartphones.

BlackBerry Buddy Kiosks Headed to Malls in South Africa

Research In Motion is currently setting up what they have dubbed “BlackBerry Buddy” kiosks in Major South African malls. The Buddy kiosks are offering support, advice, and even software update’s. I can see how this is a great step toward helping elevate customer service calls to the wireless carriers.

Official OS: BlackBerry Curve 8520 OS from Vodacom South Africa

BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.1788 (Multilanguage) Package Version: Consisting of: Applications: Software Platform: File name: 8520wifiM_PBr5.0.0_rel1788_PL5.2.0.111_A5.0.0.1075_Vodacom.exe File size: 129.36MB Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

BlackBerry Outage Could Cost RIM $100 million?

Research In Motion’s recent BlackBerry outage has been the worst that company has ever faced since the company has been founded. Global markets across the world in the Middle East, Europe, parts of South America, Canada, Africa and the United States, were without Blackberry Services including push emails and BBM. It has been rumored that RIM would […]

RIM Apologizes for BIS Outage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina

Well it seems that RIM may not have fixed the issue with BIS in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina.  Many Blackberry users are still without email, BBM or internet for most of the day due to some server issues in the affected areas.  While RIM had stated an apology and […]

BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) Outage in Europe, Middle East & Africa!

The UAE’s integrated telecom operator, Du has sent a  tweet letting everyone know there is a confirmed BIS outage affecting Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Hi the break for more on the outage.

Meet The PlayBook, A Worldwide Experience

Since the Playbook has launched in North America, it has also made appearances in many countries all over the world. RIM just recently had “Meet The Playbook” events in various continents, including Europe and Africa. This gave local developers an opportunity to talk to RIM experts and play with the Playbook as well. Hit the […]

Press Release: BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Launches in South Africa

South Africa and Waterloo, ON – Vodacom Group Limited and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet is now available in South Africa from Vodacom. The BlackBerry PlayBook features an ultra-portable design and delivers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe® Flash®, true multitasking, […]