Tag Archives: RIM BlackBerry

If you’re having problems with your BlackBerry, they may be software related. In some cases, the problems can be easily resolved by reloading an application, or changing settings, but in other cases, there are more serious problems which require more drastic measures. Under these circumstances, it may help to reload the operating system on the phone. The following will provide the steps on how to easily do this. Continue reading

Yesterday, Research In Motion released a new update for its popular messaging app, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) version 7. The update is available to handsets running BlackBerry OS 6 or 7.

Support is planned for handsets running the BlackBerry OS 5 early next year. Continue reading

Registered BlackBerry Management Center users received emails yesterday from Research In Motion announcing that the service and its support will close on 10th January 2013.

Designed for businesses with three to 100 employees, the BlackBerry Management Center allowed easy set up and troubleshooting of employee email and helped protect lost or stolen smartphones, as well as the ability for wireless backup and restore. Continue reading

Research In Motion have today announced that it will hold a worldwide launch event for its new operating system platform on January 30th 2013. The event will also unveil two new BlackBerry handsets. Continue reading

A new version of the BlackBerry PlayBook™ OS has been realesed; v2.0.1.358 for the Wi-Fi only models. Availability for the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook is expected within the next month.

If you haven’t received notification on your PlayBook, drag down the settings menu, and select Software Updates. Then select Check for Updates. The PlayBook will then download and install the update. Ensure that your PlayBook is plugged in to charge during the whole download and install process. Continue reading

BlackBerry users on the Vodafone UK network have been hit with an outage that has affected their data connection. This means that they are unable to send or receive emails, BBM or able to access websites.

At the time of this post, it would appear that services might be slowly coming back online, as users are reporting that some emails are coming through. However there will have been a backlog of pending messages that will have built up, and it could be some time before everything is back up and running normally.

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The International Data Corporation’s (IDC) today released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report for Q2 of 2012. The report shows the breakdown of smartphone operating systems (OS) in all handset worldwide shipments over the months April, May and June, covering Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, Windows 7/Windows mobile and Linux. Continue reading

Research In Motion announced on Saturday that BlackBerry App World had passed the 3 billion downloads landmark since its launch in April 2009. This only counts the apps downloaded directly from the store to handsets or PlayBooks, and not those downloaded from the web, 3rd party app stores or pushed down internally by companies. Continue reading