Tag: smartphones

The BlackBerry Keyboard Is Still A Major Competitive Advantage

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Recently, I sat down with NPR Marketplace to talk about BlackBerry. The journalist wanted to know a little about demographics, who uses a BlackBerry, why people use a BlackBerry and how the platform differs from others. One thing that’s becoming increasingly bothersome, is how BlackBerry users are having to defend their smartphone choice. “Oh, you still use a BlackBerry?” is something I hear maybe once per week. Do you get that? What do you say?
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Rumor: Balsillie Wanted to Offer BlackBerry Network to Carriers for Low Cost Instant Messaging and Social Media

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Rumor has it that before Balsillie left RIM, he tried to convince the board of a plan to offer the BlackBerry network’s services to carriers, so they could route data and offload costs associated with small bandwidth data from instant messaging and social media. This plan, without knowing the exact details of it, makes a lot of sense and it’s too bad the board vetoed it. Imagine all the smartphones the carriers could sell if they could offer it with a free data plan that only extends to IM and social media. We’ve heard of plans like this in India, and North America and Europe could really benefit.
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Download The Latest Version of the Free BlackBerryCool App for Smartphones

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There’s been a few bug fixes and improvements to the latest BBCool app for smartphones so we recommend you give it a download. If you have the app on your device, just click the download link and replace the current version. If you don’t have it, click the download link and either scan the barcode from your desktop, enter the URL in your BlackBerry Browser, or grab the download link from our Twitter account @blackberrycool. Anyways, you get the idea. Just find some way of downloading the FREE app and thank you so much for supporting our site. It takes a lot of hours to keep this site running and we appreciate your eyeballs.

Download the free BlackBerryCool app for Smartphones at this link.

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Ottawa is the Future of Research in Motion

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RIM’s new CEO Thorsten Heins said that the city of Ottawa is “central to its software strategy” and that has implications for both the city and the company. Ottawa is a city with a long history of tech and culture that can bring a lot of value to RIM. But there some obstacles ahead.
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Why Do You Care What Smartphone Someone Chooses?

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Have you ever been at a bar or dinner with your friends and someone sees you with a BlackBerry and says something like “you have a BLACKBERRY?!” like you just pulled out a KKK membership card? It goes both ways too. BlackBerry and Android users are just as annoying when it comes to mocking or questioning someone’s smartphone choice. People have started to internalize their smartphone choice and its become something they have to vehemently defend to their friends and colleagues. How did we get here? Do you question any other consumer product choice? You never hear “I can’t believe you bought a GILLETTE razor?!” .
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MU College of Engineering Create Network for Military Smartphone Apps

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Engineers from the MU College of Engineering, with funding from the US Army and Leonard Wood Institute, have created ad hoc networks so that soldiers can relay smartphone information without using the internet. This allows for targeting using sound or sight, as well as a host of other features to turn smartphones into tools for soldiers.
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