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RIM and Partners Announce Amazing Stats Around BlackBerry Apps, Growth and the Platform #MWC12


If you managed to check out BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress, and specifically its presence at App Planet, you most likely got a glimpse at some of the amazing success stories for not only RIM but its partners. There are plenty of success stories on BlackBerry and RIM is working hard to make sure that message gets out. It’s probably a difficult process because companies don’t necessarily want to divulge information about how much money they make or how many downloads they received in case the competition is watching and decides to enter their market. Nonetheless, what we’ve seen at Mobile World Congress has been really impressive. Take a look below at some of the success stories for not only RIM but its partners and developers supporting the platform.
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RIM launches the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in Spain



Telefónica and RIM have announced the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in Spain. The device is available from Telefónica for 99 EUROS and select monthly plans. The Bold 9700 is available to users with the Movistar service plan for BlackBerry.

Anyone in Spain muy excited about this?

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The BlackBerry Curve 8520 to launch in Spain come September



There isn’t much to say here but the Curve 8520 is set to launch in Spain come September. There isn’t any word on what carriers it will launch on or whether it will come as a Pay-As-You-Go model, but we’ll keep you updated.

Expect a lot of news like this to come this month as RIM’s business development team sign deals with carriers around the world.


App World enters French and European market despite legal issues



Simon picked up the story that RIM VP Jeff McDowell confirmed App World will be hitting France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, this month, with Brazil and India next on the list.

Congratulations to RIM legal for entering the French market, which is a relatively difficult market to enter. The US Commerical Service has echoed this sentiment, and it has portrayed the French market in a way that could be deemed isolationist.

“Enforcement of complex technical standards and lengthy testing procedures sometimes appears to exceed reasonable requirement levels needed to assure proper performance and safety, for example in the areas of electronics, telecommunications equipment, and agriculture phytosanitary standards.”

It takes several months for RIM legal to sort through the legal documents and conditions for App World to enter a new market. It took RIM legal 2 months to get App World to Britain and there are many European countries with more complicated and restrictive laws surrounding content distribution. So while getting App World around the world is a top priority, it could be a couple years before we see global penetration.


BlackBerry users around the world talk overheating UPDATED


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After I wrote about the BlackBerry Bold in Japan overheating, I got a swarm of emails from people saying they’ve had similar overheating problems in their home country. Here are some examples:

From Spain (about Romania):

The first time I traveled to Romania with my new Bold it got VERY hot. Also the battery was consumed in 2 or 3 hours. I was permanently charging it and at the same time it was getting hotter and hotter. Although there was able a 3G network I changed the mode to 2G. Then, the overheating problem disappeared and the battery become useful for 1.5 days. My point is the device had some troubles to connect properly with the local network and was permanently looking for a better signal consuming extra battery and producing hot.

From Singapore:

I brought my bb bold a month ago & experience overheating yesterday. The battery just drain off and it felt very hot. I m staying in singapore. Is it a battery problem. I believe oem battery may be a problem instead of device.

From America about Indonesia:

I bought a Telstra bold in Indonesia, with firmware   I was having trouble with the radio losing signal even in high signal areas.   I upgraded to firmware and started to experience heading problems around the center of the unit and rapid battery depletion.    I upgraded further to firmware and the problem went away.

Thanks for all your emails!

If you have experienced overheating, comment with details about what happened and where you were at the time.

UPDATE: I just got another email, this one from Australia:

I am comms admin for an Australian business, we just upgraded some of our users to new blackberry bold’s and guess what? They are overheating like cakes and shutdown by it self and you can never switch them back on again till after a long time waiting.


Vodafone and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Spain


Press Release

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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