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    by Published on 07-10-2012 06:39 PM
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    Today I attended Research in Motion's 2012 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Waterloo, Ontario. Many shareholders in attendance were displeased at the current board of directors with the company posting their second consecutive GAAP loss and a rapidly decrease stock price. Throughout ...
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    by Published on 07-10-2012 04:38 PM
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    Today during RIM's Annual General Meeting of Shareholder's Thorsten's Heins confirmed that BBM on BlackBerry 10 will include a video chat feature. While we were hardly surprised at announcement seeing as the currently BlackBerry PlayBook has a Video Chat featured installed and the ...
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    by Published on 07-10-2012 10:22 AM
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    The new BlackBerry Curve 9310 is officially coming to the shelves of Verizon Wireless stores across the USA. The 9310 is similar to it's cousin, the 9320, but this model will be CDMA enabled for the Verizon network. I for one like to see BlackBerry on Big Red's list again as they are the biggest selling cell provider in North America. Hopefully this will give RIM a nice boost through the winter months until we see the BlackBerry 10 launch. The device will be available to purchase for only $49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate. Here are a few more details about the 9310 device:

    • 3.2-megapixel camera – easily share pictures and video with friends through text, BBM, Facebook and Twitter
    • VZ Navigator capabilities for customers to receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share directions with others
    • On-device Parental Controls – customers can grant as little or as much access to the Internet, social networking and messaging as they see appropriate. Create a select list of contacts for both incoming and outgoing calls
    • microSD™ card slot with support for up to 32 GB

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    by Published on 07-10-2012 07:26 AM
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    It seems as though the uncertainty behind RIM's future is being debated by just about everyone. Expert analysts, business professionals, and everyday consumers all seem to have an opinion on the future of BlackBerry and RIM. No matter what the public opinion is, many companies
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    by Published on 07-10-2012 04:50 AM
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    The folks at RIM EMEA have released a rather whimsical video on the benefits of using NFC and BlackBerry tag that show just how fun things are when you use your BlackBerry phone to tag. Hit the break to see the video...

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    by Published on 07-09-2012 08:43 PM
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    This cool little game has been out for a couple of weeks now but I just came across it yesterday and I have to say, it's pretty awesome. SolverLabs has made, in essence, a clone of the famous iOS app Tiny Wings and brought it to BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook.

    Tiny Bird has the user take control of a tiny bird as he (or she, not really sure) makes his way through hills collecting stars and precious gems. The secret is to create enough momentum as Tiny Bird slides on the hills (by pressing the screen when going downhill and releasing at the correct time at the bottom of the hill) before the storm catches up to you.

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    by Published on 07-09-2012 08:41 PM
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    Say it ain't so Thorsten....say it ain't so!!! Ok, let's get a grip here. Yes, it's true. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins uses a Android phone. A Samsung Galaxy S III to be precise. And really, why shouldn't he? He needs to keep in touch with the competition and what they're doing. Innovation comes from all areas and keeping tabs on what your competition is doing with their products is a necessity. Thorsten also said in an interview with CIO.com that he has used an iPhone in the past.

    Really, this is nothing earth shattering. Even Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak admits to have used a BlackBerry in the past. All in all, using the competition's phones surely does make sense.

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    by Published on 07-09-2012 03:56 PM
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    Research In Motion will be hosting a BlackBerry PlayBook Experience Center in New York City. The Experience Center, which opens tomorrow and runs for two weeks (July 10-23), is designed to raise awareness about the BlackBerry PlayBook by offering New Yorkers a hands-on experience. It will be located at the Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue (at the corner of 15th Street and 10th Avenue), and run daily from 11am - 7pm. Each day will be filled with exciting experiences:

    • Themed attractions
    • Special guest appearances
    • BlackBerry PlayBook tablet demos
    • App Showcase
    • Giveaways

    You can even purchase a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet at the event with a special free accessories offer!

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    by Published on 07-09-2012 12:27 AM
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    David J. Smith, Senior Vice President of Mobile Computing at Research In Motion, provides some perspective on mobile computing and how people connect with each other and the things around them. He also discusses BlackBerry PlayBook OS and its important differentiators for the enterprise consumer. This video was taken during BlackBerry World 2012, but it still applies in many ways to what is going on right now.
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    by Published on 07-07-2012 07:12 PM
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    The BlackBerry 10 Jam Montreal event will be running in conjunction with the International Startup Festival this year. The event, all about the business of Startups, begins on July 11th, and runs until July 13th. The focus will be on sectors such as, mobility, social networking, gaming, ect. There will be many veterans and new faces, as wall as entrepreneurs and technologists from all around the world.

    As a sponsor of the International Startup Festival, RIM will be offering all BlackBerry 10 Jam Montreal attendees discounted passes to the festival. Prices are as follows:


    Both passes are valid for each day of the event.

    All International Startup Festival attendees sign up to pitch their company or ideas to VC investors. The first and second place winners from the BlackBerry 10 Jam Lightning Pitches will be given free All Access passes to the festival and a dedicated expo time in the mobility tent.

    Let us know if you will be attending this year!
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    by Published on 07-07-2012 06:50 PM
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    While Alec Saunders isn't making up parody songs for BlackBerry 10, he loves to do some myth busting on app development for BlackBerry. One of these myths is that there aren't hardly any apps for BlackBerry. This is just not true. Via the BlackBerryDev Blog, Victoria Berry shares with us a few major stats regarding apps, including a major 3 billions apps downloaded milestone!

    Three billion app downloads averages out to over 2.5 million downloads each day. What’s even more important – and impressive – is that the number of daily downloads continues to increase. It took 786 days to reach the one billion mark, 210 days to reach two billion, and only 176 days to reach the three billion number. I should also note that this number does not include apps downloaded from third party BlackBerry app stores, or those pushed internally at companies around the world, or those downloaded directly from the web.
    Special thanks is due to the over 28,000 BlackBerry App World vendors and the BlackBerry App World storefront team. BlackBerry App World has continued to grow steadily with more than 90,000 applications now up for sale (we know other platforms use other metrics like submitted, or approved, but we prefer the more tangible “up for sale”).
    Congrats to BlackBerry for this great milestone! Let us know what your favorite BlackBerry apps are in the comments.

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    by Published on 07-06-2012 05:25 PM
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    On the tail of a column written by The Globe and Mail on Tuesday about the latest news surrounding RIM, G&M asked their readers what they thought were the most important questions to ask CEO, Thorsten Heins. G&M picked through the hundreds of questions sent in, and then compiled the top 10 list to submit to Thorsten. Iain Marlow, a writer for G&M has tweeted today that CEO Heins plans to answer each and every one of these 10 questions.

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    by Published on 07-06-2012 05:01 PM
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    While advertising is a crucial part of sustaining many sites, it can only go so far before it starts to affect that site's user-base. Today, Yahoo! and Facebook have made peace in court, all patent suits have been dropped, but only with a new agreement - to bring you more ads! Yep, as if you haven't had enough. Let's just hope that the next move isn't mandatory ads on 3rd party Facebook or Yahoo! apps, or we may be seeing the native Facebook for BlackBerry app littered with em'. Continue reading to see the press release...

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    by Published on 07-06-2012 02:22 AM
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    Given the introduction of earlier Curve phones in the region of Asia, it was only a matter of time until the BlackBerry Curve 9320 made it to Malaysia. RIM announced today that indeed, the 9320 with OS 7.1 and the dedicated BBM key, has been released in Malaysia. RIM is making great efforts to get OS 7.1 Smartphones into the Asia region for people who hunger for easier social connectivity.

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    by Published on 07-06-2012 12:36 AM
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    As announced on Tuesday, Research in Motion will be holding their Annual General Meeting of Shareholder's to conduct their Board of Directors re-elections. For those unfamiliar with the process, every year, the board will present to shareholders their plan for the next fiscal year and shareholders will have the right to elect or withhold votes to elect the Board of Directors of the company. This year, the Board has recommended Timothy Dattels who is currently a Senior Partner of TPG Capital, LP. to join RIM's Board of Directors replacing the seat vacant by former co-CEO Jim Ballsille who resigned from the board in March of this year. Along with the recommendation of adding Timothy Dattels, reelection will be required for the rest of the board including CEO Thorsten Heins, Chair of the Board Barbara Stymiest, Vice-Chair and Former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, Independent Directors David Kerr, Claudia Kotchka, Roger Martin, John E. Richardson, Prem Watsa, and John Wetmore.

    In light of this week's many PR appearances that Thorsten has been using to spread light on RIM's current business situation, it is expected that many tough questions will be direct at the board and the current direction of this company. BlackBerryOS.com will be attending this event and I will be tweeting from the @BlackBerryOS account so if you havent done so already, follow us on twitter and we will keep you informed on what happens during this event.

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