• RIM CTO: 10 tips for creating great BlackBerry applications

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 10:26 am

    RIM CTO David Yach offers 10 tips to help developers create valuable BlackBerry applications:
  • Move over, Android: Here comes BlackBerry Bold

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 10:49 am

    RIM doesn't mind stealing Android's thunder. Details about the long-delayed BlackBerry Bold, RIM's new weapon in the 3G battle, were revealed Wednesday -- yep, right smack in the middle of Google's G1 release day glory.
  • RIM to give developers Web, push tools

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 4:56 pm

    Research In Motion will give developers tools to build Web applications that work offline, expanding beyond the Java platform that has been at the core of BlackBerry applications until now, the company said Tuesday.
  • Review

    RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 3:26 pm

    Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Pearl smartphone isn't new, but the flip, or clamshell, design of its BlackBerry Pearl 8220 from T-Mobile certainly represents a big change for the leading business smartphone maker, RIM. T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to sell the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip, a consumer-minded phone that left me impressed with its design but displeased with a few durability issues, after a weekend of use for this hands-on review.
  • Market meltdown: Which tech firms become predator and prey?

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 4:31 pm

    While most eyes are still on stopping the bleed on Wall Street, smart tech companies will likely take a page out of Warren Buffet's playbook by looking for merger and acquisition opportunities with stocks at multi-year lows. Here's a run-down of the potential prey and predators in this new buyer's market.
  • RIM's BlackBerry Storm: A new take on touch

    Posted October 8, 2008 - 10:53 am

    RIM has finally announced details about its long-rumored iPhone competitor, an almost-all-touch-interface 3G handset with a twist: The screen itself is a big hardware button.
  • BlackBerry storms Verizon Wireless and Vodafone networks

    Posted October 8, 2008 - 10:17 am

    Network operators Vodafone and Verizon Wireless will sell RIM's BlackBerry Storm smartphone from next month, the companies said Wednesday.

  • Nokia buys mobile messaging company

    Posted September 30, 2008 - 3:09 pm

    Nokia on Tuesday said it plans to acquire Canadian mobile messaging company Oz Communications in a deal that is in line with the number-one phone maker's recent announcement it will renew focus on consumer Internet services.
  • IT investors eye buybacks, earnings

    Posted September 26, 2008 - 10:49 am

    As the U.S. financial services crisis roiled markets around the world, stock buybacks from bellwethers Microsoft and HP and earnings reports from Red Hat and RIM caught the eye of IT investors.

  • Pros and cons: Before you buy a BlackBerry Bold

    Posted September 19, 2008 - 2:55 pm

    With interest in Apple’s iPhone 3G continuing to rise among enterprise users, RIM has tried to answer the call with its newly released BlackBerry Bold 9000 smartphone. And while the Bold may not be a game changer for RIM, analysts agree the BlackBerry maker has released another solid entry to its enterprise-focused 8800 series.
  • Tata launches BlackBerry service in India

    Posted September 18, 2008 - 11:38 am

    Tata Teleservices, a mobile services company in India, launched BlackBerry mobile services in the country Thursday, after a long controversy over whether the service poses a security threat to the nation.
  • RIM launches free instant messenger apps for BlackBerry

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 4:36 pm

    RIM on Wednesday announced free AIM and ICQ instant messenger applications for RIM smartphones, as well as AOL Mail on BlackBerry, at the CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment event in San Francisco.
  • BlackBerry Pearl 8220: Next Great Smartphone?

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 4:30 pm

    It's no secret that BlackBerry-maker RIM has tried to expand its traditional customer base beyond the enterprise. But the company's BlackBerry Pearl 8220 flip phone ( formerly dubbed "KickStart") is the first RIM device aimed specifically at the vast low-end consumer market. And it just might be exactly what RIM needs to secure for itself a dominant stake in the space -- assuming carriers are willing to hit the necessary price points.
  • RIM steps up consumer push

    Posted September 11, 2008 - 5:17 pm

    RIM, typically considered an enterprise device developer, continues to push its consumer strategy with new services announced Thursday, including MySpace and Tivo applications and a music service for BlackBerry users.
  • BlackBerry 'flip' phone launches

    Posted September 10, 2008 - 10:10 am

    RIM (Research In Motion) diversified its BlackBerry line Wednesday by introducing a "flip" or clamshell model, a popular form for cell phones.
  • RIM BlackBerry tip: Hard v. soft resets

    Posted September 2, 2008 - 11:57 am

    You can choose from a few different kinds of BlackBerry resets--soft, double-soft and hard--and it pays to know when each is appropriate.
  • RIM BlackBerry How-To: Download & Install New Themes

    Posted August 15, 2008 - 10:45 am

    BlackBerry "themes" rearrange the user interface on RIM smartphones to show various icons and information on the main or "home" display; some themes provide a secondary screen that can be customized to include only the most frequently accessed applications and data. Here's a theme tutorial to take your BlackBerry to the next level of customization.
  • Why a touchscreen BlackBerry is needed now

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 3:11 pm

    After using the iPhone 3G for the past few weeks and watching others doing the same thing, it quickly became apparent that the true nature of this industry doesn’t revolve around the fact that a certain product is unique or that it’s even on a good carrier. Instead, for the average person who doesn’t spend time reading tech blogs and probably doesn’t care too much about the specs of a product wants to know one thing when comparing a BlackBerry to an iPhone: which is cooler?
  • Free BlackBerry Software

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 5:36 pm

    Our past Tips of the Week included a variety of BlackBerry software -- free, open-source and otherwise -- but most of those applications were strictly business-focused. This week, in the spirit of summer, we're loosening the tie, undoing our top buttons and giving you five free BlackBerry downloads designed for your life outside the corporate walls.
  • RIM fixes critical BlackBerry Enterprise Server bug

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 2:58 pm

    Research in Motion patched a critical bug in its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Friday to stymie hackers hoping to break into company networks by tricking users of the popular smart phone into opening rigged PDFs.
  • Does RIM stand a chance against Apple?

    Posted July 16, 2008 - 2:24 pm

    It may be too soon to write RIM off, but as it stands, I don’t see how the company even has a chance against Apple and its iPhone 3G. Call me a cynic, but doesn’t it seem awfully ironic that RIM has yet to make any major statements about the iPhone launch? To me, it looks like a company that’s deathly afraid of Apple and still has no idea how it wants to respond to the success of its main competitor.
  • Visto patent wins backing ahead of RIM trial

    Posted July 2, 2008 - 9:27 pm

    Mobile e-mail and calendar vendor Visto has chalked up one legal win as it heads toward a patent-infringement trial against Research In Motion that is set to begin on Monday.
  • RIM better get to work if it wants to compete with Apple

    Posted March 12, 2008 - 1:26 pm

    With Apple's announcement of significant improvements to its iPhone last Thursday, the possibilities of business use are endless. Sure, the inclusion of push email, contacts and calendars is great, but it's what the BlackBerry doesn't do that will set the iPhone apart and propel Apple to the top spot in all mobile markets. Don't believe me? Consider the fact that today's BlackBerry is only capable of hosting a finite number of applications that may not offer the kind of functionality most users are looking for.
  • Making It Personal

    Posted March 4, 2008 - 2:39 pm

    Don Reisinger explores our love/hate relationship with personal technology
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