BlackBerry Pushes Past Samsung Market Share in SA

In the Global market as a whole BlackBerry is King, BlackBerry makes up for the majority of their marketshare in the Global market as to what they would gain in the US, and its gains continue and have pressed beyond Samsung in research statistics from Dashboard and World Wide Worx, in its Mobility 2014 survey. Presenting […]

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Is BlackBerry 10 doing well in Canada, the UK and South Africa?

We are quickly approaching the Q1 earnings from BlackBerry on June 28th, and we are expecting to see some good numbers for BlackBerry 10 sales.  There have been the usual critics that don’t believe that the Z10 and Q10 are doing that well, however there have been some good reports coming from Canada the UK […]

BlackBerry still on top with Vodacom in South Africa – but losing ground to Android and iOS

BlackBerry has touted their presence in emerging markets over the last few years.  While market share in North America and Europe has gone the way of Android and iOS, BlackBerry has continued to prosper in markets like Africa.  Recently Vodacom in South Africa released their numbers by mobile operating system, and there is no doubt […]

Will BlackBerry 10 signal the end of unlimited BBM plans?

Prior to BlackBerry 10 we saw a lot of carriers offer their customers unlimited BBM plans.  These were especially popular in emerging markets like South Africa, where BlackBerry dominates approximately 50% of the market.  With the addition of features like BBM Video calls and BBM Voice, BlackBerry users will be putting much more demand on their carriers […]

BlackBerry World Updates Their Pricing Tier, Includes India And South Africa

BlackBerry has announced the addition of pricing tiers for India and South Africa. BlackBerry did this because BlackBerry 10 was launched in both markets just recently. The changes will happen within the next 48 hours.

Incredible Connection South Africa Allowing Pre-Orders of Blackberry Z10

We can not wait to get our hands on the Blackberry Z10, and it seems that SA retailers such as  Vodaphone Ghana is ready to get it to you. Today  Incredible Connection has the BlackBerry Z10 up for preorder. Incredible Connection has the device listed for R6999.95 and it comes included with the BlackBerry Flip Shell Case.The date […]

Young entrepreneurial talent emerges at BlackBerry MAD Challenge in South Africa

While RIM is prepping to release the most important operating system of the platforms existence, they are not forgetting about the up and coming developers for BlackBerry. In the new year we will see BlackBerry 10 get launched, and RIM has stated that it is a future-proofed mobile operating system, so it only makes sense […]

BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 launches in South Africa

Research In Motion (RIM) has announced that BlackBerry® Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 is now available to South African enterprise customers. This cloud solution extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones and allows customers to manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. The service works with BlackBerry smartphones on business or consumer data […]

Thorsten Heins 2 Part Interview, BlackBerry in South Africa and the Secrets of BlackBerry 10

RIM CEO, Thorsten Heins spoke with MarkLives columnist and Gadget editor-in-chief Arthur Goldstuck (@art2gee) about the challenges facing RIM in an 2 part interview back in late October. The first half of the interview focused on investors and the still loyal South African market, where BlackBerry is the No. 1 smartphone. Within the interview Heins […]

South Africa Gets Another Apps Lab

After opening a lab in the University of Pretoria, RIM has opened up another in Cape Town. RIM said this about their choice of location: “Cape Town is a key innovation hub, and a natural site for RIM’s second BlackBerry apps lab in South Africa,” Alexandra Zagury, RIM’s MD for South Africa and southern Africa, […]

BlackBerry Users of South Africa Caution when using Mobile Hotspot feature!

Using BlackBerry Hotspot feature may cost you more “out of bundle” data With the update of BlackBerry 7.1 to the new BlackBerry 7 devices one of the most welcoming features is the mobile hotspot feature. Need to connect to the internet but don’t have access to a Wi-Fi hotspot? Then activate Mobile Hotspot on your […]

BlackBerry Jam Hackathon To Make a Stop in Pretoria and Cape Town!

The BlackBerry World Tour continues to roll on, and this time they will be making a stop in Cape Town and Pretoria, to host South Africa’s BlackBerry hackathons, although these stops are not apart of the official BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour for Enterprise Developers, it is nice to see RIM making sure they get to all markets. Research […]

BlackBerry Apps Lab Students Win South Africa m2Work Hackathon!

RIM has been pushing the envelope to get more and more developers on board as well with the hosting of the Blackberry Hackathon Sessions. The newest and latest Blackberry Hackathon Session took place in South Africa this month at Blackberry M2Work Hackthon. And the winners are as followed: Congrats to all the winners!!

Which Is The Better Deal Costwise, BBM Or SMS?

If you guessed BBM, you would be correct. According to Seeking Alpha, RIM has a secret weapon in BBM in developing countries, as well as BIS. Smart phones are expensive to pay for month to month even in North America. So you can probably imagine that poorer countries, it would be a lot harder to […]

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.

BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour Registration Opens More Spots in Asia!

Nerd fans if you have yet to register for your spot for BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour Asia Pacific well youre in luck a few more spots just opended up with seats in Bangalore (July 2), Delhi (July 4), and Jakarta (July 10).So if you have yet to get your spot in the Jam Tour, Hurry up and […]

BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour Registration Now Open for Cape Town and Dubai!

Registration is now open for the Cape Town and Dubai stops of the BlackBerry Jam World Tour. The show will be in Dubai on July 10th at The Address Dubai Marina. After that, the tour will continue in Cape Town on July 31st at the Westin Cape Town.

South Africa’s youth choose BlackBerry as ‘Coolest Brand’ for second year running

South Africa – South Africa’s youth has once again named BlackBerry® as the ‘Coolest Brand Overall’ in the Sunday Times Generation Next 2012 Brand Survey Awards. The BlackBerry brand also topped the ‘Coolest Cellphone’ and ‘Coolest High-Tech Gadget’ categories for the second year running. The results of the eighth annual Generation Next Brand Survey Awards were […]

RIM opens BlackBerry apps lab at the University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa – Pretoria, South Africa – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM), the maker of BlackBerry® smartphones and BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets, and the University of Pretoria today announced the opening of the BlackBerry apps lab at the University of Pretoria, a BlackBerry Authorised Academic Centre. The BlackBerry apps lab aims to […]

Official OS: BlackBerry Curve 8520 OS 5.0.0.1075 from Vodacom South Africa

BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.1788 (Multilanguage) Package Version: 5.0.0.1788 Consisting of: Applications: 5.0.0.1075 Software Platform: 5.2.0.111 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.