The BlackBerry World 2012 kicked off today in Orlando. bringing together people interested in the BlackBerry software and handsets, from the company executives, through IT Adminstrators to mobile application software developers, and bringing them up to speed with what BlackBerry has to offer. Continue reading
Vodafone and Research In Motion have announced the BlackBerry Storm.
“We are delighted to bring the power of the purpose built BlackBerry Storm, directly into the hands of consumer and business customers,” said Frank H. Rovekamp, global chief marketing officer, Vodafone Group. “With its unique clickable touch-screen, giving access to all the desirable multi-media features and services such as browsing, music and video, turn-by-turn satellite navigation, messaging and social networking, and BlackBerry’s mobile heritage and strong business reputation, the BlackBerry Storm is being brought by Vodafone into the consumer world. With Vodafone’s ultra high-speed, reliable mobile network and this exclusive and exciting new smartphone, there has never been a better time to be with Vodafone.”
The Nokia 5800 XPressMusic is not just a phone, its a touchscreen.
Could this be the TUBE we’ve been waiting for (for almost a year) , or is there going to be a surprise pre-release fab event day later on in the year as we’ve seen so far with the Apple iPhone, BlackBerry Bold and very recently the GPhone?
Vodafone UK have setup a prize draw for UK customers to win 1 of 20 BlackBerry Storms.
Draw will take place on 27.10.08 (release date?) and winners will be contacted by phone, SMS or email within 48 hours of the draw. Still no official information is available on either RIM’s or Vodafone’s site about the BlackBerry Storm.
Back in July we reported on a new series of touchscreen devices Nokia was working on, the most anticipated of these being the so called ‘Tube’ device. These rumours took a step closer to reality today when Devinder Kishore, Nokia’s Marketing Directory for India, claimed “we have been working on the Series 60 platform for touchscreen user interface, and a mobile device is expected to be launched by the year-end.”
Kishore didn’t mention any model numbers or names, but it would be safe to assume he was talking about the Tube – Nokia’s attempt at combating the iPhone with their own multimedia centric device.