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Scheduled Blackberry RIM Outage

Word on the street is that there will be a 4-5 hour outage of all RIM servers tonight. The outage is expected to start at 11pm PST for upgrades to the BIS servers. While I commend RIM for upgrading their...

Wireless Backhaul Importance Grows

With increasing wireless mobile phone users along with more sophisticated wireless devices such as the Blackberry and iPhone chewing up bandwidth, the need for wireless backhaul technologies is increasing. I am reminded of my 2005 TMC Labs review of NMS...

RIM Garners 10% of Smartphone Market

According to ABI Research, Research In Motion (RIM) is likely to end 2007 with around 10% share of the smartphone market. In terms of device shipments, RIM will be the second largest smartphone vendor in 2007, after Nokia. RIM’s share...

Lap-"topless" meetings - Good or Bad?

Somehow I never thought I'd used the words "lap" and "topless" in an article title due to the images they convey.  In any event, many businesses allow their employees to take their laptops and Blackberries into corporate meetings. There are...

Gizmo offers VoIP on Blackberry with Free Calls

Gizmo just announced a beta version (Gizmo for Mobile Beta) of their software for BlackBerry devices. The Gizmo Project gives you IM and VoIP to not only fellow Gizmo users but also Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and Google Talk...

What's the Best Gadget To Take on Vacation?

With many of us getting ready to travel next week, I always wonder what the best gadget there is for travel and vacation time. Would immediately dismiss the Blackberry -- too easy to get calls/messages/email from the office. Would also...

MapQuest Navigator for Sprint and Nextel BlackBerry devices

MapQuest Navigator is now Available on Sprint and Nextel BlackBerry devices. In addition, MapQuest Mobile v2.5 now enables Finding Places, Customized and Multi-Point Routing Options, Canadian Coverage and more. MapQuest yesterday announced MapQuest Mobile v2.5, offering a range of new...

NTP Says 'Hands Up' Palm

Not too surprising to see that NTP, the same company that got a bunch of millions from Research in Motion (RIM), the company behind the oh-so-popular Blackberry, is now going after Palm in the same manner. The Blackberry story was hot...

Free phone calls on your Blackberry

Want to make free phone calls from your Blackberry? Well, there is now a piece of software called BBCalls (Blackberry Calls) that when used in conjunction with Jajah, grants you your "free phone calling wish".Jajah announced back in June free...

Blackberry's Got a Pearl

The upcoming Blackberry Pearl looks like a gorgeous smart phone, but it's sure to drive the corporate types crazy -- no wheel, multimedia capabilities, decidedly non-Blackberry look and feel. I also can't help thinking the name has something to do...

Train Spotting

Maybe it's the intense heat (hot as blazes!), but seems to be a drop in gadget use on the train this morning. (I thought everyone was goin' mobile!) Last time, seems that just about half the commuters had some sort...

Intel sells XScale processor to Maxell

Marvell Technology Group has acquired Intel's XScale processor division. As a gadget-lover this is absolutely shocking since the Intel XScale chips are used in PocketPCs, handhelds, mobile phones and other embedded devices and gadgets. The popular Treo and Blackberry...

Power on the Go! APC's Mobile Power Pack

It's a very simple premise -- why not create a light-weight battery that allows you to charge any number of mobile devices, rather than having a dedicated battery for each device? Simple, but apparently not that easy to do --...

RIM (Blackberry) out of the frying pan and into the...

We all know that RIM, makers of the popular Blackberry has settled with NTP. Betcha thought the war was over, right?  Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don't turn it off! It wasn't my war! You asked me, I didn't...

Microsoft sells 500,000 Windows Mobile Phones

According to the NY Times, Microsoft has won a huge order for their Windows Mobile software - 500,000 handsets to be precise. Is this another nail in the coffin for Blackberry? Certainly seems that way. According to the NY Times...

Treo 650 Kills the Blackberry (Maybe ...)

I really didn't know that today's Wall Street Journal would have a story about how the Treo 650 is the only real contender against the Blackberry -- really I didn't!(Maybe they liked yesterday's blog ...)...

Anybody Using Any Blackberry 'Killers'?

Now that RIM's Blackberry is back from the dead (no more lawsuit), it will take a true competitor to kill it off, not a patent infringement case.We have lots of fun with market leaders and wait and see what happens...

Blackberry: Stayin' Alive

This just in from CNN -- Blackberry has settled its lawsuit to the tune of $612.5 million so the service lives on for another day.See what a patent or two can be worth?...

Blackberry Woes Lead to Treo Nod

Yesterday, I wrote about Blackberry's woes (and the pending woes of all of its many users) based on its unsettled lawsuit of its parent, Research in Motion, with NTP.Well, that situation made it clear to me that the way to...

Doing the Blackberry Limbo

Unless you don't hear or read any news at all, you've heard about the lawsuit between Research in Motion (RIM), better known as the maker of the Blackberry, and NTP (which you probably never heard of).NTP is suing RIM for infringing its...

Rich's Top 8 things to do if Blackberry gets shut down

Check out Rich's Top 8 things to do if Blackberry gets shut down. Hilarious! - especially the last one in the list (#1). By the way, what's the matter with you Rich - you couldn't come up with 2 more...

Microsoft killed the Blackberry Star

First there was IBM's OS/2 and then came Microsoft Windows 95/98 and OS/2 was no more. In the battle for the most used wordprocessor, Wordperfect put up a valiant fight but alas, Microsoft Office took over - same with Lotus...

Google Talk and VoIP on Sony PSP?

SIPThat's popular blogger, Erik Lagerway pondered in a blog post last year if the Sony PSP would one day run a VoIP (Voice over IP) client. In fact, he hinted while working at Xten (now CounterPath) that they could should...

Symbol MC9094 & MC9097 takes on Blackberry

BREAKING! Symbol has two new ruggedized mobile devices coming out called the MC9094 and the MC9097, running Windows Mobile 5.0 with cellular/mobile phone access, a touch-screen, and a full-sized keyboard + dialpad that aims to dethrone the Blackberry. (Update: See...

Windows Blackberry device

A new PDA product from Symbol Technologies called the MC70 (MC-70?) is launching that is a "ruggedized" Blackberry-like device running Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0. Symbol told me, "This is going to be your 'extreme Blackberry' which targets workers that...
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