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Did you catch BlackBerry’s Open Letter to its customers, partners and fans?

I was reading The Times this morning looking for Bizcrowd ads. I can’t quite remember the advertising schedule we’re operating with the media. I have it written somewhere in a spreadsheet and I routinely keep getting the days and newspapers wrong. So today I bought The Times. I scrolled paged through the paper and didn’t […]

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BlackBerry Jam Europe: Alec Saunders and his team are rocking

Sitting today in the keynote at BlackBerry Jam Europe, I could see how BlackBerry was able to attract the largest app catalogue at launch ever, for any computing platform. The answer is loyalty and inclusivity, prompted and enhanced by BlackBerry’s now legendary developer relations team. I could feel the respect, care and attention for the […]

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Devices

10 Things I Love About The BlackBerry Z10

I’ve only had the device for a short time and already I am very much appreciating it. Here is a direct feed from my brain: 1. The back case is plastic. Nice quality, but plastic. Which is good. Because my BlackBerry is a tool for getting stuff done. I want to be able to toss […]

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Devices

RIM’s BlackBerry 10 announcement in full

  Everything you need to know, direct from RIM, the moment it hit the wires… Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched BlackBerry® 10, the re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a new and unique mobile computing experience. Available on two new LTE-enabled smartphones, the BlackBerry® Z10 (all-touch) and BlackBerry® […]

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News

Coming to BlackBerry Jam Europe? Here’s a 50% discount code!

Have you been wondering what the gathering fuss is about? BlackBerry 10 is fast approaching — everything goes nuts tomorrow from about 3pm London Time. Luckily, there’s a conference next week dedicated to the BlackBerry 10 platform. The three keynote speakers are RIM’s top platform executives (Alec Saunders, Christopher Smith and Martyn Mallick) — and […]

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Devices

BlackBerry: The 3rd ecosystem hiding in plain sight

It’s BlackBerry week here in the mobile industry. Kicking off the coverage I have an opinion piece for you from James Rosewell, founder of 51Degrees.mobi. His company tracks almost 700 million unique mobile devices every month for tens of thousands of customers that use their device detection and optimisation services. Over to James: – – – […]

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Applications

The rather smart unofficial “Port to BlackBerry 10” Twitter tool

I came across this unofficial Port To BlackBerry social service this afternoon and sent out a few automated requests via Twitter. All you need to do is select the app you’d like to see ported to BlackBerry and they’ll create and send a Tweet to that effect on your behalf. The concept being that this […]

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Opinion

TechCrunch comes out in support of RIM! Well, sort of…

I’ve regularly discussed the role of the media in the growth and development of the mobile world. I often quote and display screenshots of examples highlighting just how (unwittingly) influential the media, particularly the tech blogosphere, can be when it comes to supporting one ecosystem or the other. A few years back Nokia more or […]

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News

140 million iOS users are sending 1 billion iMessages every day

I wanted to document this one from yesterday’s WWDC keynote. I’ve been looking out for some statistics from Apple about the adoption of iMessage. 140 million iMessage users is a highly impressive number in itself, given the platform only launched last year. (Interestingly, RIM’s BBM site reports over 50 million BBM users who send 100 […]

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Just signed up for my App World vendor account

I just signed up for my BlackBerry App World vendor account. It was a four-step process that took about 6 minutes. I need this because I’m shortly going to be producing a Mobile Industry Review app for BlackBerry OS 5, 6, 7 and BlackBerry PlayBook. I won’t be doing this myself, I should point out. […]

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Opinion

Last night’s BlackBerry World reception event: RIM is alive and kicking!

This was the scene that greeted me last night as I arrived at the BlackBerry World welcome reception. The event starts properly today — but last night was an opportunity for attendees to have a drink and some food and network with each other. The place was packed. Absolutely packed. I have to admit that […]

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Why RIM isn’t dead to me: I’m getting far too much done, faster, with my Bold!

I recognise that RIM is having a challenging time at the moment. Quite a few people have been prodding me in recent weeks, asking why I am “still loyal”. One chap I met recently for coffee reckoned that I “love” RIM too much and “can’t see the wood for the trees.” No. I can see […]