Research In Motion reaches deal in Saudi Arabia?

Research In Motion reaches deal in Saudi Arabia?

Sure seems that way according to a report from MSNBC. The agreement, which was advised to MSNBC by a Saudi regulatory official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the details of the deal with the media, would have Research In Motion installing a BlackBerry server within Saudi Arabia. If this report is in anyway accurate and Research In Motion is...

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BlackBerry charging solution shootout

BlackBerry charging solution shootout

BlackBerry Charging Solution Shootout[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Through many years and many BlackBerry devices I have never ventured beyond the factory charger. It has always been a point of frustration that the cable included with the BlackBerry has a straight tip, yet the Micro USB connection is on the side of most devices. This makes it awkward when charging and a few times led...

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Middle East issues with BIS causes huge increase in Nimbuzz user base

Middle East issues with BIS causes huge increase in Nimbuzz user base

With the latest news of Saudi Arabia shutting down BIS service to their population, and the other countries threatening to cut off BIS access to devices in their respective countries, I found this little tidbit to be interesting. Tobias from Nimbuzz fired me an email this morning, letting me know that he has seen a massive increase in registrations for the free multi-platform instant messaging...

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BuddyGuard Pro out of beta with new features - 50 free copies up for grabs!

BuddyGuard Pro out of beta with new features - 50 free copies up for grabs!

Thanks to some dedicated developers, we BlackBerry users have a few options to give us secure peace of mind when it comes to our data and devices. Applications such as FindMyPhone will help you locate your misplaced device, or SmrtGuard will give you a whole host of options for tracking and security. Back in December, we covered a new service on the scene, which was in beta testing at the time...

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Official: OS 5.0.0.862 released by Vodafone for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Here we go with an official update for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. This time around, Vodafone has rolled out OS 5.0.0.862 which was previously leaked. If you downloaded the leaked version you already you may pass but, if you were wating for an official realease you can hop on over to the Vodafone site and grab it. If Vodafone is not your carrier be sure to check for the vendor.xml file and...

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BlackBerry Torch promo video shows off some features of BlackBerry 6

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Rolling right along with all the crazy news on the BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 we have a new promo video. The video shows off the device and some of the main selling features of BlackBerry 6. Its a pretty good spot and while obviously way too scripted actually shows off some great features (but I'm not sure that things like zooming on photos really...

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BlackBerry Podcasts app soon to be released?!?

BlackBerry Podcasts app soon to be released?!?

It looks as though T-Mobile may have spilled the beans on this one, possibly. It's no secret that Research In Motion has a dedicated podcast app in the works. Of course, that application is directly built into BlackBerry 6 but it is designed to work on other devices as it stands now. A lot of folks have mentioned the concern over it not arriving on other devices but logistically this makes no...

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Celebrity Sighting: Arizona Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald uses a white BlackBerry Bold

It's not often that we find celebs using the stlyish white Bold, but Larry Fitzgerald happens to be one. We're not 100% sure if its a 9700 or 9000 (looks more like a 9000) but it's definitely a BlackBerry. This photo was snapped during his teams training came, and while not actually "using" the device, like any true BlackBerry addict it isn't far from his side. Maybe RIM can do another BBM ad...

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Twinkler Software weekend application sale - All apps 30% through Sunday

Twinkler Software weekend application sale - All apps 30% through Sunday

As a special mid-summer weekend gift, Twinkler Software is offering 30% all of their apps through this Sunday. Grab one or more for yourself before the weekend is over and get great savings. Choose from: AddOnis - The Swiss-Army Knife of Blackberry Apps WiFi Hero - Controls your WiFi & saves your battery power for when you need it most InstantLog - Backs up your SMS Messages and Call...

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CrackBerry Podcast: Ending off Torch Week with a Special Edition BlackBerry Torch / BlackBerry 6 Show!

OK, I know some of you are already sick of hearing about the BlackBerry Torch (especially those of you on Verizon!), but it wouldn't be a proper end to BlackBerry Torch week unless we got on skype and recorded up a special edition BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 podcast. This show follows up our BlackBerry Torch Review and BlackBerry 6 Review, and we get into the aftermath of it all,...

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Saudi Arabia stops BlackBerry data service for a few hours; RIM stock drops $2.7 billion

As of today Saudi Arabia had officially blocked data service to all BlackBerry devices, but it seems that after only 4 hours service has been restored. Details are still sketchy at the moment, but earlier today it was noted that users were only able to make and receive calls and not use any BlackBerry data service. Due to these events and facing bans in other countries, RIM stock has lost $2.7...

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How to Unlock Your BlackBerry 6 Smartphone

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]* Update: Ho humm.. my bad. I'm a bit of a dumbass today! So actually, just realized, I guess this method of unlocking when you have the non-native SIM card present was already in OS 5.0. In 5.0 I've always unlocked my devices without having the non-native SIM, so didn't even realize this was the case.  So basicaly, you're in the same boat between 5 and 6...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Since the BlackBerry Torch was announced AT&T and Research In Motion have been pushing out videos which help promote the device. The above video has more of a business focus for people out there that are interested. It features Chris Hall, Senior Director of Product Management at AT&T and Carlo Chiarello Vice President GSM/UMTS Business Unit...

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BlackBerry Torch already arriving at AT&T locations?!

BlackBerry Torch already arriving at AT&T locations?!

We've been hearing from quite a few folks that the BlackBerry Torch is already on hand in some AT&T stores. The above pic from Engadget seals the deal for us though when it comes to confirmation of that. As Engadget noted, this pic is said to of have come from a corporate store. Official launch is set for August 12th but history has shown numerous times that every carrier has reps that...

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Lifestyles of the rich and case-less

Lifestyles of the rich and case-less

Using the Case-Mate Fuel and Aquapac Case[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]In keeping up with the Aloha Joe motto "Carpe Diem" (Latin for "Seize the Day")...I am constantly on the go, and lead a pretty active lifestyle. Whether it be hiking the slopes of Diamond Head Crater, surfing the breaks on the North Shore, or just chillin' with a Corona in hand at the family beach house; I have...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.141 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.141 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Yes, we know the device has yet to be released to the masses. And yes, previous OS' have been floating around but, since launch is now ever so close we figured we'd start logging these OS' now since we're still uncertain of what the BlackBerry Torch will be loaded up with. Since most these OS' have been carrier tested it's likely that this one will be the release version but, we dunno for...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.797 For the BlackBerry Storm 9530

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.797 For the BlackBerry Storm 9530

One for all you BlackBerry Storm 9530 owners. OS 5.0.0.797 comes to you courtesy of BerryCN. You know what to do. Standard disclaimers applies here as always. Comments are indeed welcome and be sure to hit the CrackBerry forums for more discussion on the OS.*OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose...

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BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5.0 now available

BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5.0 now available

  Back at WES we posted about the revamped MVS which incorporated Wi-Fi calling, and today it is now available. For those who don't know what it is, there is a demo video showing you what MVS 5.0 is all about. You've probably seen all this new marketing on subways, buses and TV spots pushing BlackBerry Messenger hard, reason BBM is exclusive to BlackBerry - there's no app for that anywhere...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac updated to v1.0.4 with Torch 9800 support

While most users are waiting on an official release of Desktop Manager 6, Mac users quietly got an update to version 1.0.4. This new version includes support for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 as well as some other small bug fixes. The Mac version still lacks the full features of its PC sibling, but hopefully at some point (soon) RIM will come around and beef it up with the additional features. If...

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