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BlackBerry Travel is a phenomenally useful app (and service)

It just a week-and-a-bit before I arrive into San Francisco for the BlackBerry DevCon event. I’m in Houston first, followed by New York, before flying into the Valley. So that means I’ve been doing the usual jiggery-pokery with hotels and flights. In many cases, I’ve been lucky enough to have a colleague or agency take […]

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Devices

Should you upgrade to BlackBerry Bold 9900? Definitely. Place the order!

Months ago when I first got hands-on with the BlackBerry Bold at BlackBerry World, I thought it was gorgeous. But, it was pre-release. And I try not to think too much about devices that are specifically marked as pre-release. There are often substantial changes before the device hits the shelves. Now I stopped doing actual […]

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Opinion Services

London Riots: It’s not about BBM, it’s about proper policing

I’ve been reading countless stories and many Tweets about BlackBerry Messenger in connection with the London Riots over the past few days. I think it’s time we — as an industry — took a step back and put some rather outlandish and ridiculous proposed strategies to bed. Most arguments have centred around the ‘youths’ or […]

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Devices

Video: BlackBerry Torch 9860 walk-through

This is Momchil here with a demo of the BlackBerry Torch 9860. Ewan was on site at the launch event last week and managed to capture this video overview of the all new BlackBerry Torch featuring the new BlackBerry OS7. I’m currently using the first generation BlackBerry Torch and I think I’d like the new […]

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Devices

BlackBerry’s new devices: The full release

Here’s the full release covering today’s new device announcements: Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to launch 5 new BlackBerry® smartphones based on the BlackBerry® 7 Operating System (OS). RIM, in conjunction with carriers and distribution partners around the world, is rolling out two new BlackBerry® Bold™ models and three […]

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Applications

I’ve signed up for a hosted BES account for Google Apps

I have finally decided to try out hosted BES (“BlackBerry Exchange Server”) for my BlackBerry. I’ve tolerated the BlackBerry Gmail Plugin for a few years and whilst it was a blessing back in 2008 or whenever it was made available, it’s a total arse that it doesn’t sync properly (delete on the BlackBerry and it […]

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Devices Opinion

Put CrackBerry’s Kevin Michaluk on the RIM board!

Kevin is the top man at the world’s #1 BlackBerry site, CrackBerry.com. I’ve worked with him and his ace team of CrackBerry addicts regularly through the years and found them really nice, smart people. RIM’s having a few challenges at the moment, particularly when it comes to keeping the faithful in line. One reader emailed […]

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Devices

RIM’s PlayBook first to be certified by US Government

I picked this one up via Mobileburn — some organisations simply cannot afford to dance around with the iPad given the myriad of very real security concerns with it. That’s why there will always be some demand for a super-secure tablet such as the PlayBook: The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification means that […]

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Devices News

RIM EMEA adds a million new users 3 weeks

Last week RIM’s official BlackBerry account tweeted this news: Pow! @BlackBerry continues momentum across EMEA with 1 Million+ new subscribers added in less than 3 weeks. This is good reminder that the company is still adding subscribers in sizeable amounts, especially in EMEA. Here’s a note from Patrick Spence, top man in Europe at RIM. […]

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PlayBook advertising: “Yeah. You should have waited.”

I burst out laughing when I saw this poster at Manchester Piccadilly Station last night. There’s a load of them spread out across the concourse. I know the photo is particularly bad because of a rather bright light in the way — sorry — however I wanted to capture it for posterity. The poster reads: […]

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Applications

BlueBox is a brilliant DropBox client for the PlayBook

Have you picked up your new PlayBook yet? One of the key applications you’re probably going to want to download right-away from App World is BlueBox. It’s a fantastic DropBox client with a whole host of brilliant features that appear to be a heck of a lot better than the official DropBox clients I’ve got […]

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Devices

It’s PlayBook Day Today in the UK! (More countries coming)

You can — provided your luck holds — get yourself a brand new BlackBerry PlayBook today in the United Kingdom. Currys, Dixons, PC World, Carphone Warehouse, Insight UK and Phones4U will all be making the tablet available this morning. As yet I haven’t seen any PlayBooks ‘in the wild’ in London but after today, I’m […]