Standard & Poor’s Equity Research said a buyout of Research In Motionis “unlikely,” citing the company’s $14 billion market capitalization and “a rich valuation relative to peers.” A recent report had suggested the maker of the handheld BlackBerry device would be acquired. S&P Equity Research lowered the 12-month target price to $78 from $85, “to reflect our more cautious view,” although the research firm acknowledged Research In Motion “is growing faster than its peers.” The firm said, “Potential legal settlements may impair future cash flow and earnings per share, but given that Research In Motion is growing faster than peers, we would hold the shares.
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A RIM employee sent us this picture of a top secret prototype handheld dubbed “The Real Crackberry”. It comes with the standard goodies that you come to expect from RIM, push email, 240×160 high-rez screen, full QWERTY keyboard, PIN 2 PIN, etc. But what is so different with this device is that it is fully equiped with a dish so instead of looking at boring Power Points, you can tune into the Playboy channel. Not to mention the mobile espresso machine which gaurantees you to being the most popular guy in the office.
PDA Apps the makers of the popular Instant Messenging program Verichat has released an update to their program that supposedly solves the T-Mobile port 80 issue. Unfortunatly all of us here at BBCool are on a BES so we are unable to test it out. If anyone of our readers wants to download the trial and tell us if it works or not that would be very much appreciated.
We stumbled upon this program from Concrete Software to keep track of your golf game. You may be saying, wait my pencil and paper work just fine but Links Scorecard offers way more plus it’ll be another excuse to bring along your crackberry. You can have multiple courses saved, you can keep track of your golf game statistics. The numbers of times you hit in regulation, sand saves, penalties, number of putts, up-downs.
It actually is quite useful program but the novelty may run off pretty fast after a few golf games. And sometimes it is good to leave the Blackberry behind, especially during a round and you don’t want to be bothered with corporate emails from your boss.
You can order it through Neon Toad
ISTANBUL, Turkey & WATERLOO, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 27, 2005–Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (ISE:TCELL) and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM) (TSX:RIM) today announced plans to offer BlackBerry(R), a leading wireless communications platform, to mobile customers in Turkey. BlackBerry will operate on Turkcell’s GSM/GPRS network in Turkey and international roaming will be supported in countries where Turkcell has GPRS roaming agreements in place.
I found this pretty amusing article on WebMD on the issue of “Blackberry Thumb”. Think of it as repetitive stress syndrome but for your thumbs.
“Blackberry users include a significant segment of the population old enough to be developing arthritis – and this can aggravate it,” Benhaim says. “And there different types of tendinitis. One is trigger thumb. The other is de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, involving the tendons on the side of the wrist right where the forearm joins the wrist. These tendons participate in controlling the thumb and are very