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RIM outages across Europe – send in your status updates

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I just got off the phone with Ahmed from Zenprise. Their clients are reporting some fairly widespread outages on RIM’s network across Europe.

If you are in Europe, let us know what your BlackBerry service has been like today.

U2 partners with BlackBerry for 360 Tour

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U2 is kicking off its relationship with RIM with The U2 360° Tour, sponsored by BlackBerry. The Tour is the band’s first stadium outing since the Vertigo Tour 05/06 and follows the release of their acclaimed album, No Line On The Horizon. U2 will be touring 14 cities across Europe including dates in Milan, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Paris, Nice, Dublin, Chorzow, Berlin, Gelsenkirchen, London, Sheffield and Glasgow before finishing at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 22nd August. The European tour will be followed by dates in North America beginning at Chicago’s Soldier Field on September 12th, 2009.

“This tour announcement marks the first stage of a relationship and shared vision between RIM and U2 that we expect will lead to new and innovative ways to enhance the mobile music experience on the BlackBerry platform for U2 fans. We look forward to sharing more details as the relationship unfolds,” said Paul McGuinness, the band’s manager.

Everyone remembers the long relationship U2 and Bono had with Apple and it seems to be the end of an era. There are rumors that U2 and UMG weren’t elated about the relationship with Apple. UMG’s chief Doug Morris late in 2007 claimed his company had been ensnared by the “golden handcuffs” of Apple’s music portal. The executive explained that Universal became dependent on iTunes after insisting on copy protection and then allowing Apple to use its own proprietary format.

Partnering with U2 is a great move on the part of RIM. Not only will it help solidify BlackBerry as a company that is in touch with a wide demographic, but Bono’s charitable causes make him a formidable representative of the company. We should expect to see some interesting developments come of this, including initiatives along the same vein as Product Red.
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European snow reports and skiing conditions on your mobile

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Now is the time to go skiing in Europe! If the financial crisis will turn out as bad as the media would like you to believe, you may as well go out and spend all your cash now. Soon we’ll be trading animal skins for precious metals and generally living in the dark ages. That being said, time to celebrate with a ski trip in Switzerland. To check out the skiing and snow conditions there, you can hit up m.myslopes.com on your mobile browser. The ski holiday portal gives you the current snow conditions of more than 1000 ski resorts in Europe, on your mobile phone.

Check out their site here.

Vodafone and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Spain

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BlackBerry Curve 8900Vodafone and Research In Motion today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900 for Vodafone customers in Spain. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 has an expansive feature set that keeps users easily connected with their office, friends and family. In addition to being an exceptional phone with email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 features built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, a next generation processor (512 MHz) and a dazzling hi-resolution display, enabling customers to remain connected, productive and entertained while on the move.

Vodafone is selling the BlackBerry Curve 8900 for a flat rate of 18€ per month with BIS service. Those interested can head to Vodafone’s website or look at more BlackBerry Curve 8900 device specs after the jump.

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Trigcom and RIM launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Norway

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BlackBerry Curve 8900Oslo, Norway and Waterloo, ON, Canada – Trigcom and Research In Motion today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone in Norway. In addition to its exceptional phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features global connectivity support, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, a next generation 512Mhz processor and a stunning hi-resolution display.

“The BlackBerry Curve 8900 lets you stay easily connected with work, family, friends and the Internet using a beautifully designed phone that looks and feels great,” says Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “It is perfect for people who want the renowned functionality, performance and usability of a BlackBerry smartphone in a compact design with a full-QWERTY keyboard.”

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available today from Trigcom for both business and personal customers. For more information, visit the Trigcom Business Centre at Kronprinsesse Märthas Plass 1 in Oslo, or go to the online shop at www.trigcom.no/no/nettbutikk for great offers.

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Vodafone Italia and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900

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BlackBerry Curve 8900Milan, Italy and Waterloo, Canada – Vodafone Italia and Research In Motion today announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone in Italy. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 makes keeping in touch with the office, family, and friends easy thanks to the smartphone’s extensive set of features, including: built-in Wi-Fi, a fast processor (512Mhz), GPS, and an astounding high resolution display.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available now from Vodafone Italia retail stores and online at www.vodafone.it for the price of 429€. Tariff information is available after the jump.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Tariff Information and Specifications