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No mobile device has changed global communications in quite the same way as the Blackberry. With so many models to choose from, which is best for you? KitGuru uses his Crackberry skills to reveal your best choice.

Aussie Woolworths ditch Blackberry for iPhone

Woolworths, the largest supermarket chain in Australia are ditching the Blackberry phones used by their staff, in favour of the Apple iPhone. Woolworth’s head of customer technology Chris Stanley said that the staff would receive new iPhones shortly. The Australian.com.au wrote a detailed report on the change over. This blow …

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HTC not ruling out licensing BlackBerry 10

While Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 10 platform is still a few months away from launching, a fellow smartphone struggler may join in. HTC was once the dominant Android manufacturer and have since slipped behind Samsung. Their Windows Phone 7 line-up, while of a decent quality has not been able to …

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Blackberry 9900 dropped calls, “Horrific experience”

Once the ruler of the smartphone world, Blackberry has rapidly become a joke in modern business. While share holders have dropped the value of the stock into the toilet, top execs have been thrown overboard and thousands of staff have followed. When all’s said and done, the company’s problems seem …

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Blackberry 10 – will it save RIM?

While Research In Motion are posting record low financials Frank Boulben, the new Chief Marketing Officer seems confident in the upcoming BlackBerry 10 Operating System. He spoke to the Associated Press claiming that the new software will impress the audience. The new devices are expected in early 2013 – a …

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RIM may get sued by shareholders

It has been a rough couple of years for Research In Motion (RIM), facing growing competition in the smartphone market. Shares in the company have fallen by a staggering 95 percent from the peak level in mid 2008. Last month they posted a $518 million quarterly loss, highlighting the dire …

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BBM for Blackberry 10 OS images leak online

Images of what is purported to be the upcoming Messenger for Blackberry 10 operating system have leaked online. These images were posted online at N4BB, which highlight a darker theme said to improve battery life. The annotations to the images posted online hint that the darker colours and optimisation for …

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BlackBerry 10 – will it save RIM?

Research In Motion are facing critical mass, as declining sales and an extremely competitive market continue to cause issues for the Canadian smartphone maker. Much of their future success is riding on their upcoming operating system, otherwise known as BlackBerry 10. The first incarnation of the operating system was unveiled …

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RIM spend 4% more than they take in

Research In Motion have had a dismal fiscal year, according to an analyst who filed a report yesterday. Peter Misek, an analyst at investment banking firm Jefferies said in a note to clients that when factoring in operating costs and inventory charges the hardware division have spent 4 percent more …

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Blackberry faltering but still Obama’s favourite

Research In Motion used to dominate the market, but in recent years they have been struggling to compete against Apple and the raft of Android phones available to consumers. In the last year their sales figures have been continually dropping and the CEO’s have stepped down. Even in their homeground …

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Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 – is it enough?

Research In Motion have released their latest operating system, for the Playbook, simply entitled ‘2.0’. The Playbook hasn’t received a very warm reception since it was released, with many people feeling the operating system was never fully featured. This latest update is set to address many of the concerns by …

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RIM claim Blackberry are No1 seller in UK

Research In Motion had a rough year in 2011, but it appears that they have escaped unscathed in the United Kingdom. According to the company themselves, their handsets claimed the number 1 spot. Data released has highlighted that Blackberry have averaged 27.7 percent market share in 2011 and have now …

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Blackberry may be acquired by Microsoft/Nokia

2011 has been a year that Research In Motion would like to forget, even though they still produce some of the best business phones available. The latest news to leak would indicate that Nokia and Microsoft are considering a potential takeover of the company. This comes at the same time …

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RIM to offer security features for rival phones

Research In Motion are aiming to get a new income source by offering a new tool to rival smartphone devices, such as the Apple iPhone. The company said today that they are going to launch a new ‘Mobile Fusion’ device management software package in Q1 2012 which will allow corporate …

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RIM announce new BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380

Research In Motion have announced two new Blackberry smartphones this week, the Bold 9790 and the Curve 9380. We can’t say they seem that exciting and I can’t imagine they will attract a new audience already into the HTC or iPhone handsets. The Bold 9790 is a traditional design, delivering …

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Research In Motion customers experience more problems

Research In Motion are investigating claims that some users are experiencing delays with their BlackBerry services. RIM have acknowledged that they are looking into the reports which seem to be affecting users in Europe, India, Africa and the Middle East. The company updated their statement yesterday and said that services …

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RIM hand out 12 free apps to appease customers

Research In Motion are trying to make peace with their customers by offering free applications to their customers. This offering is a very public apology to their user base who have suffered from broken services over the last week, including email and instant messaging. They will give $100 of free …

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Blackberry problems caused by hardware/software failures

Research In Motion have had a tough week as their customer base have experienced problems with many of their networking services. Internal investigations have been ongoing, trying to find the source of the widespread problems. According to industry sources in connection with the Telegraph it would appear that the reasons …

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Blackberry services dramatically fail

Blackberry customers all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been facing online service downtime since yesterday. All of this audience have been served by a RIM data center in Slough. Services affected have been instant messaging, HTTP access and email. Those users who are serviced by a corporate …

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