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The Blackberry Torch or the iPhone; Which One is For You?

June 21, 2012 |

Two massive retailers on the mobile market today are both Blackberry and Apple. Apple offers a touchscreen slim line phone that has a variety of high-end applications and state of the art features as well as a stylish look and an aesthetically pleasing casing.

The Blackberry on the other hand offers a handset that is also extremely modern however it is a little more on the business side in appearance in comparison to the iPhone; it also has one major difference. This difference is a full QWERTY keyboard, which allows users with access to the best of both worlds. A touch screen display and a slide out keyboard are both accessible on this particular model, so when the user finds that it is easier to type a longer length email or message on a keypad rather than just the screen itself, then this is also possible.

In regards to software, this is where each … Read More

Are We Heading Towards a World of Multi-Phone Owners?

April 10, 2012 |

In a recent blog on his website, Stephen Fry wrote about his own tendency to carry more than one smartphone on him; in fact, he carries one of each of the major operating systems (sorry, Symbian), saying ‘As a matter of course, the iPhone goes in one pocket; the Lumia or HTC HD7 Windows Phone into another (I can interchange happily there, whichever is charged and simmed up will do); the BlackBerry (bless) Bold into one more and then I have to choose an Android handset.’ Okay, so Stephen Fry is definitely a little eccentric, but is this an indication of the direction that the western world is heading in?

It’s not such a strange idea. Take the examples of computers and games consoles: it’s not unusual to own, say, a Mac and a PC, and it’s certainly not odd to own both an Xbox and a PlayStation – why? Well, despite being used … Read More

Need to Monitor the Blackberry Curve 9360? We Give You the Simplest Solution!

January 10, 2012 |

The blackberry curve 9360 is a smartphone running on the BB 7 operating system. The handset retains the bar QWERTY, it is ultra-thin and has a very high quality appearance. It comes with Blackberry 7, which includes Facebook and Twitter communications. Blackberry Curve 9360 has the exact same height and width as the Curve 9300, 3mm less the thickness, making the device look much sleeker. It is well-built like any Blackberry. The operating system has been upgraded to BlackBerry 7. The OS offers better integration of social networking. This model of Blackberry is growing popular among people due to its useful features.

FEATURES

  • 5 megapixel camera with flash
  • LCD display
  • Media player
  • Email and text messaging
  • Built-in hands-free speakerphone
  • MP3 ringtones
  • BlackBerry Maps
  • Personal organizer functions
  • Web browser
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, RIM wireless modem
  • 512MB flash memory ,memory card slot
  • Weight is 99g
  • Battery standby: up to 330 hours

THE … Read More

RIM Blackberry PlayBook

November 5, 2011 |

Research In Motion brought us the Blackberry, which was a revolutionary device in its heyday. With increased competition in hand-held communications devices, RIM has had to adapt. Its latest is the PlayBook, which is a good entry, even though it has some defects which need to be addressed.

The RIM Blackberry PlayBook tablet works like a charm in all the right ways, for the most part. The 14.4 ounce device measures 5.1×7.6×0.4 inches. Its sleek black frame is glossy and futuristic-looking. However, users might still be waiting for a company to take a leap of faith with design ideas.

The screen measures 7 inches, and sports a resolution of 1.024×600. Although with a smaller screen than its competitors, the PlayBook’s seems to give it a crisper look. Indeed, the interface is something RIM should be proud of.

First, though, some defaults should be reviewed. One of the first things users who care might notice is … Read More

Mobile Phone Reviews: The Blackberry Pearl 3G

June 15, 2011 |

The Blackberry Pearl 3G is considered as the unit without the QWERTY keyboard.  It seems odd because Blackberry has made their phones perfect for mobile email and a QWERTY keyboard makes this easier.  However, the Pearl 3G sports an alphanumeric keypad instead!

The Pearl 3G does not have a touch screen or a wide selection of apps. It does not have a good camera to take videos or photos because it is just a 3.2 megapixel camera and it does not also have top of the line media facilities for music and video lovers.  However, it has good connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and GPS, although those are not good enough for those who are looking for really useful smart phones.  You can take advantage of the personal organizer functions and protect your phone with the password protection and screen lock feature.

The Blackberry Pearl is highly compact and light as … Read More

RIM to provide carriers with a new mobile gifting platform

February 16, 2011 |

Research In Motion has announced plans to present a BBM mobile gifting platform. The new platform with integration to BlackBerry App World and carrier billing system will allow subscribers to gift carrier services and apps using BBM.

This new gifting platform would let users to use their post-paid or pre-paid account to securely pay for airtime, apps or other services used by another BlackBerry subscriber.The use of the gifting system is convenient and transactions authenticated. The requests and approvals for gifting will be handled directly between the subscribers using BBM and hence the charges that appear on the monthly bill are expected to be genuine and credible.

Such convenient and integrated services will increase mobile commerce together with better offers and service to customers. Together,the carrier will also share benefits with the additional revenue through gifting.Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO RIM said that the new platform is in sight with RIM’s commitment to align with carrier … Read More

RIM to launch two new PlayBook tablets by year-end

February 15, 2011 |

Research In Motion has announced two new versions of its PlayBook tablet. To be out on sale by end of the year, the new versions include PlayBooks for Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and 3G HSPA+ networks. RIM has also announced that the WiFi and WiFi+WiMAX models of PlayBook will start sales by next month.

Both the devices feature Bluetooth tethering and the mobile hotspots capability.The BlackBerry Bridge software that allows use of Messenger and E-mail from a BlackBerry device on PlayBooks is also present in the new versions.The RIM PlayBooks come with a dual-core 1GHz microprocessor,1GB RAM and runs on the new BlackBerry Tablet OS.The 5MP back camera and 3MP front camera offers high quality video conferencing and images. The 7 inch WSVGA touchscreen display with a 1080p HD video playback capability is impressive as well.

The support for Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR and the HTML5 support are all credible. But, the current … Read More

Blackberry Tablet May Be Out By Next Week

September 22, 2010 |

BlackBerry maker Research In motion Ltd. is all set to unveil its new tablet computer by next week. The tablet named BlackPad scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of this year will be powered by a QNX operating system replacing its recently revamped BlackBerry 6 OS.

The Blackberry tablet ‘BlackPad’ will feature a 7-inch touch screen and one or two built-in cameras. It would feature bluetooth and broadband connection facilities, but will only be able to connect to cellular networks through a BlackBerry smartphone. The RIM tablet manufactured by Quanta Computer, Taiwan, will run on chips from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Marvell Technology Group Inc.

The introduction of a tablet and new operating system come at a critical time for Research In Motion as it faces tough competition from Apple iPhone and Android based smartphones. BlackBerry’s share of worldwide smartphone sales fell to 18% in the second quarter of this year compared … Read More