Tag: Blackberry

Did Nokia put pressure on Microsoft? BlackBerry to be sold in parts?

A few weeks ago Microsoft announced that they had acquired the Nokia hardware division and some other parts of the Nokia business. It sounded like it was Microsoft who was something akin of a visionary move etc. The rumor mill had mentioned that Microsoft was looking at building their own cellphone devices and the Nokia acquisition was to enable them […]

Is BlackBerry for sale?

The printing presses have been spinning and people have been hearing that BlackBerry is looking for strategic alternatives. It seems that a committee has been formed to look at the future of the business. BlackBerry Limited, a world leader in the mobile communications market, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has formed a Special Committee to explore strategic alternatives […]

Big changes at Research in Motion

Winds of change are starting to blow over Research in Motion (RIM) in Canada. On Sunday co-CEO’s Jim Balsillie and Mike Laziridis handed over their duties to Thorsten Heins.  Heins has been Chief Operating Officer of RIM (BlackBerry) for the past 4 years. The fact that the RIM board felt the CEO position should be held by an insider without […]

BlackBerry Unveil The Torch 9810 & 9860

BlackBerry unveiled their latest challengers to the iPhone yesterday in Toronto. The current range of BlackBerry products has not got the world on fire in terms of sales. RIM is facing the biggest challenge since their arrival as a cellphone manufacturer. The sales numbers in North America and Europe have not been inspiring. The importance of these new products  have […]

PriceCheck Unveils BlackBerry Web Icon Application

You can now download the PriceCheck Mobile Application, which is a Web Icon type of application, onto to your BlackBerry Smartphone to reside alongside all your other applications, for your convenience! This will open up the PriceCheck Mobile Website directly in your BlackBerry’s Web browser! The PriceCheck Mobile Application can be installed on all BlackBerry Smartphones using OS versions 4.5 and […]

The Technological Chameleon

Research In Motion (RIM) in my opinion is currently a technological chameleon. It does not know whether it is an enterprise juggernaut or a consumer electronics manufacturer. It seems the company is struggling with their identity and are on a bit of a downward spiral. I must confess I am surprised that the RIM shareholders have given their blessing to having […]

Is the RIM falling off the wheel that drives BlackBerry?

BlackBerry is in trouble and I mean big trouble. I might be clutching at straws but I sense the Canadian smart phone giant is in an “all-in” mode with its Playbook tablet. Cue the death march, maybe but I sense all is not well. In South Africa at the moment, BlackBerry is the fastest growing smart phone manufacturer. It does not […]

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

It has been 4 months since I made the decision to get a BlackBerry Torch 9800.  It was a relatively easy decision to make as having free Internet on the device is a no brainer. In all honesty I had some reservations after I received my Torch. Is the phone clunky and heavy? How difficult is it to switch between […]

BlackBerry Enters The Tablet Arena With The PlayBook

BlackBerry have revealed their tablet the Playbook. The Playbook is yet another response to the resounding success that Apple is enjoying with the iPad. Tablet computer is the hip and happening industry that all manufacturers want to be in. The 7” tablet has a smaller screen than the first generation iPad. It was quite obvious last night while watching the keynote […]

The Mobile Battle Between Apple & Google

The mobile phone industry is one that is full of interesting stories. The manufacturers are held together by the operating software to a degree. If your software is less than perfect your users will complain and potentially move to another phone. I am at the moment in that stage as I keep getting reminded of the mistake I made when […]


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