BlackBerry Storm 9530 and Tour 9630 Received Leaked OS Updates

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BlackBerry Tour and Storm owners have been pretty much completely left out of the whole operating system update loop, official or unofficial. However, that has changed with the leak of BlackBerry OS 5.0.0.1041 for the Tour 9630 and the Storm 9530. Since the Storm series is unexpected to receive an update to BlackBerry OS 6, ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Has Battery Life Issues—Blame QNX OS

View of the PlayBook tablet's operating system

Research in Motion’s coming tablet device—the BlackBerry PlayBook—might have an unexpected snag. According to Shaw Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Bros., the PlayBook currently has only a “few hours” of battery life. What is to blame for the dismal battery performance? Wu thinks the problem lies with the new BlackBerry Tablet OS that RIM’s recently ...

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RIM Thought Apple Exaggerated the iPhone, Still Trying to Play Catch-up

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BlackBerry maker Research In Motion was completely caught off guard by Apple’s iPhone in 2007 according to a story run by Electronista. The website cites an unnamed, alleged former RIM employee by the handle ‘Kentor’ who supposedly worked at the company during the launch of the first iPhone and posted their view of how things ...

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More Hints at Pending BlackBerry OS 6 Release on Verizon Wireless

Well the update guide has been leaked at least...

Verizon Wireless still has not released an update to BlackBerry OS 6—though Sprint has on its identical BlackBerry models—but it looks like Skype has not gotten the memo. Skype, the popular VoIP service, has released a version of its app for Verizon’s BlackBerry models that run BB OS 6. It looks like Skype expected Verizon ...

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BlackBerry and iPhone Dominated the Year in U.S. Phone Sales

The iPhone took 3 of the top 10 spots in smartphone sales this year.

Nielson has released its list of the most popular phones in the United States over the past year and the results are quite surprising. Both iPhone maker Apple and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion easily dominated the list which was not limited to just smart phones. (Keep in mind that Nielson tracked from September 2009 ...

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Sprint: BlackBerry OS 6 Update out for Bold 9650 and Curve 3G

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BlackBerry OS 6 is finally here for the Bold 9650 and the Curve 3G! Sorry, couldn’t resist. Yes, it’s true. The Bold 9650 and the Curve 3G (9330) are receiving over the air (OTA) updates to Research In Motion’s newest operating system version right now. At least on Sprint’s network. Verizon Wireless customers are still ...

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BlackBerry Losing out to iOS at Businesses Because of Screen Size?

Business intelligence—basically business executive reports—on smart phones never really took off in the pre-iPhone era because of screen size limitations. At least that is what Sanju Bansal, the chief operating officer at Microstrategy says. In a recent article from Forbes, his view of what is driving corporate growth of custom apps for its employees is ...

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Ford’s SYNC System Goes Live: iPhone, Android and BlackBerry Supported

    Ford has just updated its SYNC system to support its new AppLink framework, allowing smart phones to interface with its cars. While only the 2011 Ford Fiesta supports the AppLink system so far—after a firmware update done through a USB thumb drive—the company’s other cars with SYNC are expected to soon follow. Some Android and ...

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Verizon’s Guide to BlackBerry OS 6 Upgrade Spotted in Store

Well the update guide has been leaked at least...

Verizon still has plans in the works to upgrade its BlackBerry smart phones to Research In Motion’s BlackBerry OS 6. The update has been a long time coming but rest assured that it is on the way. A member of CrackBerry’s forums managed to take some pictures of Verizon’s official guide to updating a BlackBerry ...

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Analyst: Verizon Launching a BlackBerry Slider with OS 6 by March 2011

Who wants a Torch on Verizon Wireless?

Verizon has long been a key partner of BlackBerry smart phone maker Research In Motion and next year might bring a whirlwind of exciting release. At least that is what Kaufman Brothers’ Shaw Wu thinks. From his research, he believes that that new devices running BlackBerry OS 6 will hit Verizon by March at the ...

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BlackBerry Growing Overseas, Not Much in the US but Still Beating Analysts’ Targets

BlackBerry smart phones are the low-cost alternative to iPhones and Androids in developing countries.

BlackBerry smart phone maker Research In Motion beat analysts’ expectations for the 3rd financial quarter but surprisingly, most of the company’s growth came from outside the United States—92% to be exact. That data was compiled by Asymco and the research company also discovered another startling figure. Of the 2.1 million new customers for BlackBerry smart ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Possibly Arriving as Early as February

RIM says the PlayBook's battery is doing just fine.

The highly anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet could arrive as soon as the end of February 2011. The rough release date comes from Research In Motion’s statements regarding the device. It has said that early 2011 will be when a Wi-Fi only PlayBook model goes on sale and now the company’s VP of Investor Relations has ...

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Leaked BlackBerry Smart Phone Operating Systems Galore!

Screens of BlackBerry OS 6 from Research In Motion

Alright, this week has seen the release of five different updated BlackBerry operating systems for four smart phones. Two of them are leaks and three are actually legitimate—albeit from carriers in Europe. Here’s the rundown so you can make sure your BlackBerry is up-to-date. BlackBerry Bold 9000: The BlackBerry Bold 9000 is definitely an older model, but ...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager Updated for Windows and Macintosh

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Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Desktop Software has received updates for both the Windows and Macintosh versions. The Mac version is now at 2.0 and the Windows version is 6.0.1 B21. I’ve got the rundown on what each of the new versions do. BB Desktop Software 6.0.1 B21 for Windows: Encryptions of backups are far more secure BES synchronization ...

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BlackBerry Gets CNBC Pro App: Real-time Data for Investors on the Go

CNBC's CNBC Pro app for BlackBerry

News giant CNBC is betting that investors unwilling to pay big bucks to Bloomberg will see its new mobile app for BlackBerry smartphones as a viable alternative. The app—called CNBC Pro—is a subscription news and data service that offers real-time information on a huge variety of different markets. The gang’s all here: ETFs, futures, bonds, ...

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