An 11 year old boy in the UK has suffered burns on his legs and feet after the spontaneous combustion of a BlackBerry curve 9320. The new BlackBerry belonged to his brother, it engulfed his bed in flame when it combusted causing plastic to melt into his legs.
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.
If you are not familiar with The Jared Company, they are a development house that has been making BlackBerry apps for quite a while now. Recently they decided to reach out their email subscribers to see how many of their users were planning on upgrading to BlackBerry 10 when the devices are finally released. Surprisingly […]
We have been seeing a bunch of images and video’s of the BlackBerry 10 L-Series, today even more images have leaked out this time the screen is showing off Skydrive, Box, Dropbox, Compass, File Manager, Voice Control, YouTube, Newstand, Maps, NFC smart tags, and Print to Go! The BlackBerry 10 L-Series is set to release […]
We have all heard about the rumors of the BlackBerry 10 L-Series and N-Series potentially getting the S4 Pro system on a chip. Well today we have some leaked specs from a new BlackBerry 10 series of devices, the Aristo model. Aristo is the greek word for “best”, and it seems that the Aristo is […]
It seems that one of Rogers’ largest dealers, Express Wireless, has decided to put the BlackBerry Torch 9810 on the EOL (end of life) list. It seems a little odd that they would do this, as the 9810 is one of the high-end BlackBerry 7 devices on the market right now.
Lately all the talk has been focused on BB10. Now these slides show that RIM has a plan to launch BES 10 May 2013. Blackberry World is usually around the same time so maybe it will launch at the showcase. hit the break for more photos
With all the news coming about from BlackBerry 10, not much has been given to what native applications maybe up and coming. RIM however has registered quite a few new domains Flick, Flow, Hub, Keyboard, Newsstand, Peek, PlayOn, Remember, Story Maker, Time Shift, BBM Video, BBM Voice, and Voice Control. Are these new applications coming […]
The smartphone game development community is not one that I follow very closely, but some info was shared with the guys at BBOS from Rock n’ Roll Studios about the game development scene in Latin America . I would have never guessed just how difficult it is to get a game published and featured. It turns […]
Fido has launched their LTE network for Canadian Customers in 6 Cities! With the new launch of LTE Coverage customers within Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and St. John’s can enjoy faster speeds and higher call quality, We know at the moment this doesn’t affect any current Blackberry user but rest assured when our Blackberry 10 devices […]
We reported some time ago that is was rumored that RIM was looking into closing down their BlackBerry branded store to help with the cost cutting that is currently under way within the company. It seems that in the case of the Atlanta Airport BlackBerry Store the concessionaire is beating RIM to the punch.
RIM has been trimming the fat on the company to make themselves more lean and themselves more lean and more efficient to ramp of things to get Blackberry 1o device out the door and in our hands! Recently they have trimmed things up a bit by not allowing Flextronics to manufacture anymore Blackberry phones in Penang. RIM responded in […]
RIM has filed for approval on a new patent today. The patent is one for “system generated blog entries” for the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The idea is that once a “trigger event” is performed , say like taking a picture, you will be able to write your caption or story and then post it […]
RIM has managed to keep most of the specs for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices secret. It wasn’t until last week that we finally saw them announce the standardized screen resolutions for the upcoming devices. The team over at BBOS has received word from a trusted source that the BlackBerry 10 devices will be launching […]
Streaming music services have become very popular in the last few years. Unfortunately for those of us living outside of the US and the UK, we don’t always get access to the big names in this field. According to some recent filing from Spotify’s European company, Spotify Technologies SA, this very popular service may be […]
There were no delusions that RIM would making cuts to their workforce over the next little while. The latest cuts have it the Bedford facility in Nova Scotia where approximately 400, mainly customer service, employees worked. While the talk of cuts isn’t that uncommon at this point, however the way in which it was apparently […]
The fact that RIM is going to miss the holiday season with the launch of BlackBerry 10 not being until 2013, does seem to worry CEO Thorsten Heins. According to reports Heins is about to embark on a 5 week tour where he will be demonstrating and showcasing two new BlackBerry 10 devices for carriers.
Another day brings yet another rumor of acquisitions of RIM. Todays big rumour is about IBM making an informal inquiry about acquiring RIM’s enterprise services unit. Neither company has made an formal comment on this rumour, but according to someone close to the matter IBM did make an informal inquiry.
In a new post on the BlackBerry DevBlog a local Waterloo based developer, PineLake Communications, has given an interview talking about the ease of porting an Android app over to BlackBerry 10. The most interesting part of the interview is not how easy it was for PineLake to do the port, but rather that they […]