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Balsillie resigned over shift in strategy; Sought to allow carrier use of RIM services

Balsillie resigned over shift in strategy; Sought to allow carrier use of RIM services

It's been a few weeks since Jim Balsillie resigned from his position on the board at Research In Motion. Until now however, it was unclear as to just what ultimately led to the decision. Reuters is reporting that Balsillie "sought to reinvent the BlackBerry smartphone maker with a radical shift in strategy" before he ultimately stepped down. Apparently Balsillie had come up with a plan...

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Verizon to raise the upgrade fee to $30 on April 22, get your BlackBerry 7 device now!

Verizon to raise the upgrade fee to $30 on April 22, get your BlackBerry 7 device now!

BlackBerry 7 devices have been around for a few months, and if you haven't upgraded yet because of pricing or any other reason, you may want to reconsider. Verizon has announced that they will begin charging $30 additional for customers to use their upgrades starting on April 22. In just under two weeks that new BlackBerry 7 device that you have your eyes on will cost you $30 more, that...

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More BBM connected apps on the way - Facebook, Twitter, BBM Music, BlackBerry Travel and more

More BBM connected apps on the way - Facebook, Twitter, BBM Music, BlackBerry Travel and more

RIM has announced today that upgrades to some popular apps are on the way and will feature BBM connectivity. Twitter for BlackBerry, Facebook, BlackBerry Travel, BBM Music, BlackBerry App World and BlackBerry Messenger will all receive updates in the coming days that will add them to the list of BBM connected apps. You can rest assured they will carry some bug fixes and hopefully other...

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