BlackBerry Protect Coming Soon—Finally

BlackBerry Protect is on its way—finally. The service was first called BlackBerry Shield, then later renamed to Protect and then pretty much disappeared from the public eye. Don’t worry BlackBerry fans, it finally is almost here. The free service from Research In Motion (RIM) requires BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) 3.2 and offers quite a few ...

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Why is Canada’s Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Commenting on BlackBerry Ban in India?

Jason Kenney—Canada’s Minister for Citizenship and Immigration—today commented on the looming ban on BlackBerry smartphones in India that is set to go into effect near the end of October. Research In Motion (RIM)—the maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone—is a Canadian company. So why is a top Canadian immigration official commenting on a legal and ...

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BlackBerry Internet Service Still Down in Pakistan

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Pakistan had blocked the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS). Well, the service is still blocked and now India has given Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM), Google, and Skype an ultimatum: give us backdoor access into users data or we will throw you out of the country. The real ...

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BIS 3.1 on Your BlackBerry: You Might Have it Already

Reports are coming in that Research In Motion Ltd.’s (RIM) BlackBerry Internet Service has already updated to version 3.1, and new icons and features are currently being pushed to devices. While the update is still rolling out, it allows you to synchronize your Yahoo! Contacts to your phone. However, Windows Live Hotmail synchronization support is ...

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