It Looks Like DataViz Was Not Purchased By RIM, Only Parts

Earlier reports that DataViz was purchased by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) have turned out to be only partially true. DataViz was not purchased outright. An email to Brighthand sums up what happened nicely: “while we did sell some of our assets to RIM, DataViz itself has not been acquired and is still very ...

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BlackBerry ‘Shield’ Renamed ‘Protect’—More Details

Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry Protect (formerly Shield) service is nearing launch and more details have come to light. For those who are unfamiliar with the free and soon-to-be released service, BlackBerry Protect is a software-based service that keeps your BlackBerry’s data safe and secure even if the device is lost or stolen. The service ...

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BlackBerry OS 6 is RIM’s Chance to Reinvent Itself

While we all wait for Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) to release BlackBerry OS, here is a quick rundown as to why it is essential for the company to succeed and reinvent itself with the new OS and how RIM will do it. First, BlackBerrys are often criticized for poor web browser support. OS 6 will ...

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Wipe that BlackBerry!

Your data is important, very important. How would you feel if you traded in your BlackBerry, it was refurbished, sold or given to another customer but your carrier did not bother to wipe all of that private information on it? According to BlackBerryRocks, that is exactly what happened to an unnamed NFL player. Thankfully, the guy ...

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The BlackBerry Shield: Security Everywhere

If you hadn’t heard, Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) is developing a new software based service called “BlackBerry Shield.” Kind of like RIM’s version of Apple’s MobileMe, BlackBerry shield promises quite a bit of functionality that should keep users happy. The best part about it however, is that the service free. Yes, I said free. So ...

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