Archive for May, 2006

Exclusive! BlackBerry 8707v pics from Germany

May 29, 2006: 

Fresh off the wire we have some pics from the Vodafone/RIM 870v7v party in Frankfurt Germany. Check it out!

BlackBerry 8707v Officially Announced

May 29, 2006: 

Those lucky Germans get to have all the fun. RIM announced today that Germany will be the first to receive the BlackBerry 8707 through carrier Vodafone. Of course, the big news about the 8707 is its UMTS network support, being the first BlackBerry to support the GSM-evolved 3G standard.
“The BlackBerry 8707v elegantly integrates advanced hardware […]

Balancing Work with Vacation

May 29, 2006: 

Seeing as it’s Memorial Day today for our American audience and last week was Victoria day for our fellow Canucks, we thought this news article in the Miami Herald was particularly apt. The article deals with enjoying your ‘me time’ while still managing your desire to stay in touch with the office.
“I feel responsibility […]

Windows Mobile needs work

May 29, 2006: 

This may come as no surprise to those of you who read our Motorola Q piece last week, but it does affect the coming ’smartphone war,’ so here goes. Grace Ho, director of Microsoft’s Mobile and Embedded Devices (MED) Division for Asia Pacific, admitted recently at an enterprise mobility conference in Melbourne, Australia, that […]

New Poll: BlackBerry clones pretenders or contenders?

May 29, 2006: 

Fellow blogger Om Malik (who is also a senior writer at Business 2.0 magazine) sent us an email heads-up about a new poll he just posted on his personal weblog Gigaom.com. Turns out that Malik wants to know which of the upcoming/already released mobile handsets has the best potential to be a BlackBerry Killer. Here […]

Weekend Contest “What’s your perfect device?”

May 26, 2006: 

With the strong reader reaction to news of the Motorola Q’s freezing issues yesterday, and today’s reports on what both US and UK users want from their handsets, the topic of handset design has been bouncing around the BlackBerry Cool watercooler all day. So we’re giving you a Weekend Contest threepeat and asking what […]

New BlackBerry “killer” soon to be announced?

May 26, 2006: 

Take this post with a grain of salt, folks. Tech news site The Inquirer is claiming that one of their sources in a major North American company knows the skinny on a data-only clamshell handset that is soon to be released as a “mass market version of RIM’s original BlackBerry.”

Motly Fool rates RIM as potential bargain stock

May 26, 2006: 

Obviously basing their recommendation on our recent editorial, investment consultors The Motley Fool have placed RIM on a list of companies with potential to show huge growth in the near future.
Criteria for making the list include company efficiency, a stock price being beaten down well below actual value by industry pressures, and relative brand obscurity […]

Europeans want smartphones, not BlackBerrys

May 26, 2006: 

A survey of the CIOs from the top 250 European companies show that they believe the BlackBerry will eventually be overtaken by smartphones as the business device of choice.
This data is being backed by a report from IT consultancy firm Avanade, which states that:

“European blue chips expect to be using five per cent fewer BlackBerry […]