It's not the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 2 that most of you are probably waiting for, but T-Mobile and RIM have just released three new color models of the BlackBerry Pearl. In addition to black and white, you can now get the sexy little messaging machine in Sunset (red), Blue, or Gold. They are all available for purchase today in stores and online for $149.99 with a two-year contract and after discounts. T-Mobile will also soon introduce a $9.99-per-month unlimited BlackBerry e-mail-only service (currently, the cheapest plan is $19.99 per month). Aside from the new colors, everything … Read more
Reports of users being temporarily cut off from BlackBerry service have been popping up on the Web.
BlackBerry users who are also customers of Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon complained of slow e-mail or completely interrupted mobile data service. Corporate customers of Research In Motion did not seem to be affected.
Silicon Alley Insider got this statement from RIM: "Some customers using BlackBerry Internet Service experienced a delay this afternoon in sending or receiving e-mail. The issue has since been resolved and no messages were lost. RIM continues to investigate the matter. Service for BlackBerry Enterprise Server customers was not … Read more
Remember back when Verizon Wireless COO Jack Plating scoffed at the iPhone in a company memo, calling it the "iWhatever"?
Yeah, we all chuckled. Although he couldn't point to a single device that would command the attention of the Apple phone, he tried to rally his troops by saying that AT&T wouldn't be able to compete with Verizon's choice of phones.
The Boy Genius Report has two interesting tidbits today about some BlackBerry models that may be coming to a T-Mobile store near you. The first rumor is that there will be some new BlackBerry Pearls, but before you get too excited, the only different feature is the color of the phones. Apparently, the carrier will release a midnight blue, a red, and a gold version of the Pearl, all with a tentative release date of September 4. The other speculation is that T-Mobile will introduce the BlackBerry 8320 aka the BlackBerry Curve with Wi-Fi on September 24. From the picture, … Read more
After getting the green light from the FCC just a couple of weeks ago, Research in Motion today officially took the wraps off the RIM BlackBerry 8820, the company's first smart phone with integrated Wi-Fi. Available through AT&T Wireless later this summer, the 8820 supports 802.11a/b/g standards and is compliant with Wi-Fi security protocols, including WEP and WPA. In addition, the BlackBerry 8820 is the company's thinnest full QWERTY device to date (beat it, BlackBerry Curve), and has built-in GPS for out-of-the-box support for location-based services such as TeleNav GPS Navigator. Other highlights … Read more
Well, well, well...what do we have here? According to the kids over at Phone Scoop, the FCC has approved a Wi-Fi-enabled (802.11 a/b/g) BlackBerry device, which is a great sign since Research in Motion has been talking about adding this feature for more than a year now. A few other details about the device: it's said to be a GSM/EDGE smart phone with Bluetooth, a microSD slot, and it resembles the RIM BlackBerry 8800 and BlackBerry 8830 in the design department. No word on carrier or availability, but RIM CEO Jim Balsillie has said … Read more
Dangit! I just got back from Italy, and I totally could have used this while I was over there. Though first announced back in April, Sprint has finally released its version of the RIM BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smart phone. Like Verizon's model, the BlackBerry 8830 for Sprint offers dual-mode functionality so you can make calls and receive e-mail around the world; plus, it adds unlocked SIM capabilities, which means you can use SIM cards from other countries. The 8830 switches automatically between CDMA (for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico) and GSM networks to offer seamless international roaming. … Read more
For those of you who have been making regular visits or calls to your local Cingular/AT&T store about a certain BlackBerry Curve, you can stop reciting "Is it here yet? Is it here yet?" Today, the carrier announced that the Curve will be available in stores and online, starting tomorrow, for a reasonable $199.99 with a two-year contract and after mail-in rebates.
Some highlights of the Curve include a 2-megapixel camera, a built-in spell checker, noise-cancellation technology, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Bluetooth 2.0. The device also supports a number of AT&… Read more
Ooo, we'd hate to be a RIM BlackBerry 8800 owner right now. Just months after the 8800's release, Research In Motion and Cingular/AT&T have released a sleeker, sexier model that will make you wish that you had waited a while longer. How the world of technology can be so cruel. The RIM BlackBerry Curve (aka BlackBerry 8300) is the smallest and lightest, full-QWERTY BlackBerry to date, and we're absolutely stoked on the design. We want to be clear that the BlackBerry 8300 is more about the revamped design rather than new features (read: still … Read more
Another government agency is taking interest in Research In Motion's accounting practices.
Following its own internal review of the company's stock options awarded to employees, RIM said Wednesday that it has "had contact with the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York upon learning that the U.S. Attorney's office is reviewing the company's stock option grants." RIM says it plans to cooperate with any requests for information.
Earlier this month, RIM announced the Securities and Exchange Commission's informal review of the company's accounting practices had … Read more