Monthly Archive for December, 2008

BlackBerry Cool is soooo 2009

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The BBCool HQ New Year’s party has begun, which means you won’t see any new posts until Friday, and that’s if we’re still alive.

Have a safe and happy holiday, BlackBerry Nation! We’ll see you in ’09.

RIM extends Certicom offer to January 27th

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We wondered yesterday how RIM would respond to Certicom’s very public plea to shareholders to ignore the Waterloo company’s takeover bid. It seems as though we didn’t have to wait very long to receive our answer. RIM has announced that it will extend the expiry date of its offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Certicom for CDN $1.50 in cash per share to January 27th, 2009. The previous deadline was January 15th, 2009. You can read the full release below.

Press Release

RIM logoResearch In Motion Limited announced today that a wholly-owned subsidiary of RIM will be extending the expiry date of its offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Certicom Corp. for CDN $1.50 in cash per share from January 15, 2009 to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on January 27, 2009. All other terms and conditions of the offer remain unchanged. The formal notice of extension will be mailed to Certicom’s shareholders next week. As previously disclosed, Certicom is bringing applications before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Securities Commission to prevent RIM’s offer from proceeding. RIM is vigorously opposing such applications and will bring its own proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission to cease trade Certicom’s shareholder rights plan. RIM is extending the offer so that the court and regulatory proceedings can be dealt with in an orderly time frame within the context of RIM’s offer.

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20 great productivity and organization applications for your BlackBerry

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Did you get a new BlackBerry this holiday? Are you looking to trick it out with some sweet applications? Mashable has come to the rescue, posting their top 20 productivity and organization applications for BlackBerry. While the list is by no means exhaustive, it’s a great starting point and we agree with pretty much everything on this list. You can find links to the 20 apps after the jump or check out Mashable’s original article below.

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20 great productivity and organization applications for your BlackBerry

Zumobi now offers Xbox Live updates

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Zumobi has a nice holiday present for BlackBerry users that are also XBox 360 gamers. The new Xbox 360 application gives Zumobi users access to the latest 360 news, Xbox Live Marketplace updates, video and audio clips and even your friends’ gamer tag status. You can add the Xbox 360 tile to your Zoomspace by clicking the link below.

http://my.zumobi.com/partner/xbox
Note: application only supports 81xx, 83xx and 88xx BlackBerrys at this time.

If you’re not a Zumobi user but still want to get in on the Xbox 360 action, Xberry is an application currently in beta which offers many of the same features as the Zumobi application. You can download the beta by pointing your BlackBerry browser to the link below. Happy gaming!

http://jxl.me/xberry/xberrylive.jad

Certicom publishes ‘do not tender’ ad against RIM

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It’s amazing that what started as a fairly innocuous attempt to purchase a security software firm has quickly devolved into a very public takeover battle between RIM and Certicom. In this round, Certicom has come out swinging, publishing a fairly large newspaper ad urging shareholders to ‘REJECT THE HOSTILE BID’ and not tender their shares at RIM’s $1.50/share offer.

Certicom claims that RIM’s offer fails to provide fair value for their IP, cash on hand and improving financial performance. In addition, Certicom states RIM has violated confidentiality agreements and has contacted the Ontario Securities Commission for a cease trade order. We’ll keep a close eye on the story to see how RIM responds.

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T-Mobile to get BlackBerry Curve 8900 February 18th?

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The Boy Genius has posted a screen capture which apparently reveals T-Mobile’s winter handset releases. Nestled among the myriad devices is the BlackBerry Curve 8900, with a posted release date of February 18th. Time will tell if the release date is accurate, but it certainly would be a nice Valentine’s Day gift for T-Mobile subscribers.

|via BGR|