ISEC7 is a German mobile business services provider that has begun to offer a suite of services surrounding companies’ desire to migrate to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Their BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services will help companies transition from their legacy BES to BlackBerry Enterprise Services 10 and port their mission critical business apps. Continue reading ‘Mobile Business Services Provider ISEC7 Offers BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services’
Carphone Warehouse is running a contest through their facebook page where the company is giving away a BlackBerry Bold 9900. The competition runs until October 3rd, 2011. More details after the jump.
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Today, RIM announced the BlackBerrry Curve 9360, 9560 and 9370 devices. These devices form the latest BlackBerry 7 Curve, which for easy blogging purposes we can call the Curve 5. Videos have started popping up from a UK event and carriers are all giving a tour of the device that they’ll be selling on their network. Read on to see in-depth videos of the latest Curve to see what’s literally in store for you.
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BlackBerry is still doing really well in the UK with a 22.3% market share compared to iPhone’s 18.3%. Android is doing outstanding with a 45.2% market share. Also of interest, it seems 85 percent of new BlackBerry sales came from customers that had previously used conventional phone handsets, with the majority of upgraders being women. It seems that low price points and the unmatched QWERTY keyboard make BlackBerry an obvious choice for new smartphone users. Once RIM releases its high-end, dual-core QNX device, the company will have a nice smartphone portfolio that covers the gamut of users.
Foursquare for BlackBerry attracts terrorists.
The British Ministry of Defence has created a series of PSA ads to warn military personnel about the dangers of social media and exposing your whereabouts. The above video shows a couple girls checking in to a nightclub which ends up being metaphorically filled with terrorists. Sure, it’s possible that some sort of sleeper cell is potentially living in the UK and stalking foursquare profiles for the moment to strike. Yes, it is conceivable that a few of these people exist. But this is so typical of the defense industry’s approach to making us afraid to bulk up budgets. Don’t be scared, they just want your money. Another clip after the jump that warns of the dangers of Facebook.
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Stephen Bates, the UK managing director at RIM, was interviewed about a variety of topics including the PlayBook, social networking, NFC and more. Like most interviews with a RIM exec, you don’t get much out of them, and their answers always have a heavy PR spin, but there’s some interesting points nonetheless.
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