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Join the MIR BlackBerry Messenger Group for a week

Yesterday, reader Mike added me as a contact on BlackBerry Messenger. He wanted to check out BlackBerry Messenger — and he hadn’t actually tried out BlackBerry Messenger Groups. I was delighted to help. BBM Groups are actually really, really funky. But if you’ve been sat with a ‘business’ BlackBerry, primarily using it for email, you […]

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My business critical Bold 9700 isn’t: JVM Error 545

This evening at about 430pm my business critical top of the range BlackBerry Bold 9700 went blank except for an annoying small and inexplicable, unhelpful message: JVM Error 545. Joy. It’s rendered the device absolutely useless. I saw it and took out the battery immediately smiling with an embarrassed look in case anyone in Starbucks […]

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Chen Kotecha of Scancom on their end-to-end BlackBerry service

If you’re looking to deploy BlackBerry in your organisation, whether it’s for 2 people or 2,000, chances are you’d be far better speaking to a specialist like Scancom than popping down to your local Vodafone store. I bumped into Chen Kotecha of Scancom UK yesterday and asked if he could give me an overview of […]

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PocketCop for BlackBerry and The Baltimore Police Department

I just interviewed Sergeant Sheree Briscoe along with Gayle Guildford, Director of MIS, both from Baltimore Police Department. They are here at the BlackBerry WES2010 event to talk about their experiences implementing PocketCop. PocketCop, as you might expect, is a mobile policing system based on the BlackBerry platform. PocketCop is provided by InterAct. The system […]

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Lenel: Control your office security system from your BlackBerry

I just watched a presentation from Joshua Phillips, Director of Marketing at security specialists, Lenel. Joshua and his colleague Justin were showing off their latest product set that enables their customers to remotely manage their security systems from their BlackBerry devices anywhere on the planet. So, for example, you could use the Lenel mobile system […]

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BlackBerry Launch: Photos of the Bold 9650 & Pearl 9100

Here are the photos I took at today’s launch of the all new Bold 9650 and Pearl 9100. The BlackBerry Bold 9650: The Pearl 9100 3G: Now here is the Pearl 9100 with the 14-key keyboard: And then here are the IntoMobile and Crackberry chaps checking out the devices:

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RIM launches BlackBerry Pearl 3G (with two keyboard options)

So the Pearl 3G hits the marketplace in the Summer of 2010. The Pearl range has been in need of a serious refresh for some time and I’m delighted to see that RIM stepped up and delivered. What’s interesting with the Pearl 3G is that it is supplied with two different types of keyboard (depending […]

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Are you going to BlackBerry’s WES event in Florida? I might see you there!

I’ve just got my registration confirmation through from the BlackBerry WES event. It’s in Orlando, Florida, on the 27-29th April. Not long to go. I’ll be taking the camera and I’m looking forward to connecting with some talented RIM developers. There’s definitely still time to register — and you can find all the relevant information […]

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Marketplace: BlackBerry Developer required for imminent UK project

Sam at We Are Feral, the London-based digital design collective is on the hunt for a BlackBerry developer. If you’re available right-away, talk to him. He’s sam at weareferal.co.uk. Their website doesn’t seem to be working at the moment but I’m sure his email is operational. (via MoMoLondon)

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Anyone for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express? It’s free!

Just got this in from BlackBerry’s European PR: Research In Motion (RIM) has today launched BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express as a free download from www.blackberry.co.uk/serverexpress. BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express is free new server software that wirelessly and securely synchronizes BlackBerry® smartphones with Microsoft® Exchange or Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server. Learn more about BlackBerry Enterprise […]

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BlackBerry sell 50 million handsets

In news we almost missed this week, Research In Motion came out with their figures from the last quarter with some other interesting stats that we thought we’d bring you. An email wandered past our already massively cluttered desk this week with a mammoth of Mobile World Congress invites. This was on the subject of […]

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It’s a dark day for Storms

The Wall Street Journal has just run a piece on the failings of the BlackBerry Storm and problems that plagued it soon after its launch in the States, some of which were clearly mirrored elsewhere in the world *cough* It’s an interesting read, which contains items that even our deft investigation did not uncover to […]