Research In Motion have announced DoD-wide approval for the use of BlackBerry® 7 smartphones. Working with U.S. Army and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) sponsors and partners, BlackBerry 7 smartphones have undergone successful testing through Army labs leading to a subsequent listing on DISA’s Unified Communications Approved Product List (UCAPL). Continue reading
Research In Motion today announced two new additions to its BlackBerry 7 OS handset range: the touch and QWERTY BlackBerry Bold 9790 and the all-touch BlackBerry Curve 9380 smartphones. Continue reading
The BlackBerry 9900 was first announced back in May 2011. After a week of it being released, here’s our review:
An initial impression once I got my hands on it is the build. It is a tiny bit weightier than the BlackBerry 9700 I have been using for the past few months, however the quality of it is sturdy with the smooth fascia surrounded by the brushed metal bevelled edging. The back is a mixture of rubberized plastic topped with a carbon fibre look inlay. The buttons along the edging are metal as well, and you have the screen lock button at the top, volume control buttons on the right hand side (with an extra button between them for pause and play). Below this, you have the one and only side convenience key, default programmed for camera. Unfortunately, it’s placing means that quite often I accidently pressed it and launched the camera. On the other side you have the micro USB port and headphone jack. Also along the bottom you have the contact points for the desktop charger. Continue reading
Research In Motion today announced plans to launch 5 new BlackBerry® smartphones based on the BlackBerry® 7 Operating System. RIM, in conjunction with carriers and distribution partners around the world, is rolling out two new BlackBerry® Bold™ models and three new BlackBerry® Torch™ models, all running the powerful new BlackBerry® 7 OS.
The launch of this family of handsets will be RIM’s largest global launch ever and more than 225 carriers and distribution partners have already commenced or completed over 500 certification programs for these 5 new handsets. Continue reading
A RIM Vice President confirmed in a developer conference that the new QNX operating system in its BlackBerry PlayBook will eventually replace the traditional BlackBerry OS in its smartphones.
Speaking to an audience at the Conference over a breakfast event, the Vice President said that the transition to the new operating system will take time. He said that BlackBerry OS 7 — which has no release date and is likely a year or two off — will likely be a bridge between the two OS’s.