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Vlingo for BlackBerry Status Update

Vlingo for BlackBerry Status Update

Earlier this week we posted on the release of Vlingo for BlackBerry. For those who have been able to set up the application successfully, the feedback has been very postive (many are absolutely LOVING IT). On the other hand, many BlackBerry users have been frustrated to date with the Vlingo experience, or lack of experience as it were... as there have been issues for some in setting up the...

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BlackBerry Flip Phone Flips Numbers: KickStart is now the 8220; Seawolf is the 8210

Instead of partying it up on a Friday night, our pal Jibi decided to blog up some interesting news... It seems the BlackBerry KickStart and Seawolf (GPS-equipped version of the KickStart), formerly believed to be the BlackBerry 9100 and 9110, are now the 8220 and 8210, respectively. This actually makes sense to me. It's apparent the BlackBerry flip phone is going to be a low-cost entrant...

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Rogers 'Makes Good' for BlackBerry Users by Screwing iPhone Users Too

Rogers 'Makes Good' for BlackBerry Users by Screwing iPhone Users Too

It seems the gold folks at Rogers recognized the upheaval and Hulk-like SMASHING that surely would have arisen by Canadian CrackBerrys had the iPhone launched with an unlimited data option, and have taken the safe (and more profitable) route... Screw iPhone users just like BlackBerry users. iPhone pricing is suggested to be as follows: Price / Voice + (evening+weekend) / Data / SMS Out...

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Press Release: RIM Reports First Quarter Results

Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Results WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported first quarter results for the three months ended May 31, 2008 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP). Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was $2.24 billion...

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ATT BlackBerry Bold Release Delayed until mid-August?!!

ATT BlackBerry Bold Release Delayed until mid-August?!!

This past Thursday we dropped word that the BlackBerry Bold's release on AT&T could be delayed until August (or even later). Today, the Boy Genius further confirmed our original message. Here's what he had to say: We’ve just confirmed this now with two high-level sources: the Bold is actually delayed until August on AT&T. It seems like AT&T and RIM are still having software...

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3 Year Old Girl Calls 911 For Mom on BlackBerry

3 Year Old Girl Calls 911 For Mom on BlackBerry

Three year old Madelyn Eaves was able to get rescuers to her mother with the help of a little song and her mother's BlackBerry. Jessica Eaves taught the song "911 green" to her daughter in case of emergencies. When she collapsed from a condition called vasovogal syncope, Madelyn dialed 911 and hit the green call button, then was able to direct dispatchers to the house using descriptions of her...

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ABC Fights Over BlackBerry Overtime

ABC Fights Over BlackBerry Overtime

Despite the increasing amount of pressure from around the globe, ABC recently came down hard on the BlackBerry overtime issue. Employees were asked to sign a waiver saying they might be required to check their BlackBerrys after hours, but would not be getting paid for it. The Writers Guild of America East told its members not sign, prompting ABC to force their employees to give the phones back....

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BT Employees go on BlackBerry Mini-Strike

BT Employees go on BlackBerry Mini-Strike

It's not just US users (and abusers) that are annoyed at after hours BlackBerry use. 13,000 employees of UK telecom BT are switching off their PCs and BlackBerrys and following a strict 36 hour work week in a sort of mini-strike. A spokesperson said they hope to show BT just how much extra work they get out of employees because of the flexibility BlackBerrys offer. They expect to use up their...

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buy Buy BUY! RIM Stock on the Rise!

buy Buy BUY! RIM Stock on the Rise!

A Wall Street analyst says that RIM stock is on the rise, upping his price target from $124 to $156. RIM suffered some setbacks in the market earlier this year, with prices all over the map, but since then they've seen a steady rise in price. It's not all rosy, though: the same analyst lowered his growth estimate from 11.5 to 10.1 and kept the stock on a "Neutral" rating. [ Source ]

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold Launch Party Dates & Locations

Rogers BlackBerry Bold Launch Party Dates & Locations

Looks like the Rogers BlackBerry Bold will soon be making its debut across Canada with a series of launch parties beginning early July. The fun begins in Toronto on July 8th, heads to Montreal for the 9th, and then skips over the best Canadian city (Winnipeg! lol) to hit the western Canadian cities of Calgary and Vancouver on July 15th and 17th, respectively.  As for the exact consumer...

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BlackBerry Javelin is the BlackBerry 9300 (w/ OS4.6.1)

BlackBerry Javelin is the BlackBerry 9300 (w/ OS4.6.1)

Last week was all about BlackBerry Javelin leaks. In case you missed it, there are pictures, a video, more images and a CrackBerry podcast to listen to that'll bring you up to speed (and then some!). Following up on the Javelin fun comes a few more details of this next generation sans-3G BlackBerry smartphone. According to Jibi, internally it has been branded with the model number 9300 and...

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RED BlackBerry Curve 8330 Coming to Sprint July 13th!

We have known for a while that a RED 8330 Curve would be coming to Sprint (the original print ad said it would be here May 7th..lol!), but now it looks like we might just have a for real date. It'll be hitting BP (BrightPoint?? or Business Partners??) on July 9th and should be available to all channels come July 13th. SWEET! [ WMExperts via HoFo ]

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BlackBerry Users Demanding More Money from Employers

BlackBerry Users Demanding More Money from Employers

Time for a raise! According to the CNN clip above, more and more BlackBerry users think it's time they get compensated for carrying around the BlackBerry Ball and Chain 24/7. Watch the video then let us know what you think!!

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Rogers New BlackBerry Data Pricing

Rogers New BlackBerry Data Pricing

** Update: New Plans OFFICIALLY RELEASED. ** Listen up Rogers BlackBerry subscribers as you are in for a treat. Tomorrow Rogers will finally introduce their new data plans, which include both Flex and non-Flex options. The slides after the jump will walk you through the positioning and details. The highlights? If you're a BIS customer and go non-flex you can get 300MB of data for $30...

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BlackBerry Bold Appears on Vodafone Website

BlackBerry Bold Appears on Vodafone Website

The BlackBerry Bold is now up on UK Vodafone's website.... Launch expected in July!

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AT&T Rumors: Bold Release Update, Curve 8320

AT&T Rumors: Bold Release Update, Curve 8320

As previously mentioned, I have been reluctant to post on the BlackBerry Bold release date as there has been a lot of constantly changing/conflicting info coming in. But since relaying word of the Rogers Release Date yesterday I have been getting a ton of requests for an AT&T update. So here's the best AT&T info I have at the moment... Other sites (BG/Engadget) have been saying a...

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Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder to pack Verizon Visual Voicemail?

Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder to pack Verizon Visual Voicemail?

I'm not sure what internal document Engadget pulled the above image from, but it looks like futher confirmation that a) Verizon will be getting a touchscreen BlackBerry and b) that it's going to launch with Verizon Visual Voicemail (VVM). Rumor has it that VVM is coming in late July to early August and will cost $1.99 per month on top of your regular plan pricing. The most interesting...

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Come Up With a Solution Already: Indian Government Still Eager to Decode

Come Up With a Solution Already: Indian Government Still Eager to Decode

In the ongoing saga that never seems to end, with imaginary deadlines and harsh words flying from both sides of the table... It seems the Indian Government now has an alternate proposal to meet their needs. The Government wants to raise the minimum level of encryption from 40 to 265 bits. Why is this important? Well, it turns out the Indian Government already has the ability to decode messages...

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BlackBerry Bold Coming to Rogers in June?

BlackBerry Bold Coming to Rogers in June?

** UPDATE: See...now this is why I'm reluctant to post Release Date rumors!!! The BG has now updated his post to say "We’re now hearing July 17th with the launch party on July 8th… go figure." NOW THIS IS INTERESTING: APPARENTLY the BlackBerry 8820 JUST became available to order for dealers today. Outright cost is $549.99. THIS might just be the BlackBerry hitting stores next Wednesday. The...

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BlackBerry Javelin Caught on Video!!

Sweet!!! Following up on yesterday's pics of the BlackBerry Javelin, Engadget has posted a video of this no-longer-a-rumor BlackBerry smartphone. Be sure to watch the video. See that microUSB port? And look at that keyboard!!! If the Bold's keyboard is the "best keyboard RIM has ever built", then is this one better than best? It seems they have gone back to having spaces between the keys...

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