Monthly Archive for December, 2007Page 3 of 8

BlackBerry 8830 coming to New Zealand


KiwiKiwis rejoice, the BlackBerry 8830 is coming your way from Telecom New Zealand. Previously, Vodafone usually brought the BlackBerrys in, who’s currently carrying the Pearl and GPS Curve, but now New Zealanders will be able to enjoy a bit of variety in their BlackBerry options. On top of the device, Telecom will also be offering BES service to any corporate customers looking to get a BlackBerry rollout.

RIM to set up shop in Texas


TexasRIM has recently settled on Irving, Texas as their American headquarters, and will be hiring upwards of 1,000 folks over the next few years while the expansion is underway. We might end up seeing some of those positions on BlackBerry Jobs, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled, job-hunters. The address for the HQ will be Las Colinas’ Riverside Commons, 5000 Riverside Drive, Brazos Building East, Irving, Texas 75039, if any local readers want to swing by and let us know how the new place is coming along. You can scope out the bird’s eye view here, or find more information about the area here.

BlackBerry fends off iPhone in North American Q3 sales


CanalysAlthough RIM’s third quarter numbers aren’t being released for another 3 days, Canalys’ shipping data has revealed that the iPhone has already beaten Windows Mobile’s market share in North America, but BlackBerry still holds on to the top dog status. The iPhone’s 27% capture of the smartphone market is especially surprising considering it’s still not in Canada or Mexico, and is limited to only AT&T. While North America’s a huge market, it’s a big world, and if the numbers included international results, the picture would look just a little different. It’ll be interesting to see what Q4 looks like after the Christmas sales have all been tallied up…

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