What Made BlackBerry Special Isn’t In The Priv

Don’t call it a comeback. Don’t call it a rebirth. Maybe it could be called the next step, or the next generation, but to me, it’s just a flat out new, overpriced Android device. It’s a pretty neat looking Android phone, but the 5.4” sliding keyboard BlackBerry Priv is anything but a BlackBerry, no matter…

Quick Press: BlackBerry 10 Arrives Next Month

Research In Motion has announced their knight is shinning armor. Lucky for them, it is coming to Canada next month and will roll out to all 4 major US carriers in March. While everyone is covering what BB10 will include, we will wait to get a hands on before giving our thumbs up or down…

BlackBerry App World Loses The App For BB10

  Everything is in a name, right? Well, the folks at Research In Motion, makers of the BlackBerry must think so. In preparation of the launch of their BB10 OS, they have decided to drop the “App” from their “App World” and rename their delivery portal, BlackBerry World. There is a bit more reasoning behind…

Why There Will Be Only Two

It’s a simple matter of mathematics. Actually, it’s a simple matter of not wanting to spend any more money that one already has. This is why, despite all the advertising in the universe, all the amazing hardware designs on the planet, even all the star-studded commercials on TV, there will be only two OS choices…

Editorial: What Can Save BlackBerry?

With the release of BlackBerry OS10 finally within sight, there is only one question left to answer: did the world wait for it or did they already move on? In the past year, BB subscribers have been leaving in mass to the more popular Android and Apple platforms. While device prices have fallen, Research In…

Does Your Phone’s OS Really Matter Anymore?

There is quite a bit of talk about which OS for which phones will survive the patent wars and the buyouts, but what does it really matter? Right now, there are 4 extremely good phone OS systems in the United States. Regardless of marketshare or how many users have them, there are four really good…

AT&T’s Stolen Phone Blocking Creates Headaches

AT&T’s new “no stolen phones on our network” policy is really creating havoc for end users everywhere. Not so much in the aspect of Ma Bell’s postpaid users, but in the form of those that purchase handsets via third parties and used devices off websites like Craigslist. We’ve been bombarded with unhappy user comments and…

Quick Press: RIM Hit With Patent Fine

Mformation Technologies, a device management development company just dealt the BlackBerry maker, Research In Motion another blow to their fiscal line. The first verdict in the pile of lawsuits being filed against RIM came down with an award of about $8 per device that is linked to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or BES. This totals…

Editorial: Is It Time To Merge If You Are Not Number One Or Two?

In the past few months, we’ve seen quite a few crazy things happen in the cellular industry. From Google snapping up the #1 OS market from Apple to the failed T-Mobile acqusition by AT&T. Hardware is evovling too quickly and software is barely able to keep up. With Google and Apple controlling the market share…

RIM Loses $518 Million, Delays BB10 OS To 2013

RIM’s stock closed down $0.05 today at $9.13 with after hours trading dropping the stock an additional 14.86% to $7.80 a share. Since RIM’s success with the Curve and Pearl in June of 2008, RIM stock has fallen from $144.56 a share, losing 93% of its value.

Will The BlackBerry PlayBook Survive?

First, we look at the basic OS that the Alpha devices that are being given to the developers is running. It is exactly like the 2.0 update that the PlayBook was issued earlier this year. This means that if the Alpha device can run the original QNX OS, then there is no reason that the older PlayBooks can’t run the newer version of BBOS 10 when it is released. Second, the PlayBook is extremely powerful for a 7″ tablet model.

Did Google Deal BlackBerry A Blow?

Google Sync dug in and became a steadfast program for anyone using a Pearl or Curve and a computer, whether it was a Mac or PC. The instant backup of contacts, calendars and emails made life great. But as BBOS 5 rolled in to town, RIM realized the importance of Google’s services and began to work them into their mix. By the launch of BBOS 7, the OS itself did most of the sync work right from the server end. This, in essence, made Google Sync a redundant program for anyone using a newer Berry.