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Unofficial Android App Causes BlackBerry To Postpone BBM Launch
2013-09-23 08:13:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An unofficial Android version of BlackBerry’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) that was posted online has stalled the official release of the app to multiple platforms. Though interest in the new messaging app was high, BlackBerry announced in an official blog post they’ll be postponing the global release of this app. BBM will remain accessible to any iOS user who downloaded the app in the brief window of time in which it was...

BlackBerry To Lay Off 4,500 After Losing $950 Million
2013-09-22 09:09:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Once a pioneer in the mobile market, BlackBerry announced on Friday that it expects to report a massive quarterly operating loss and would be cutting nearly 40 percent of its total global workforce in response. According to Reuters reporter Euan Rocha, the company formerly known as RIM expects to report a net operating loss of at least $950 million for the quarter that ended August 31. The figures are being attributed to...

2013-09-20 23:19:37

The new Pak allows admins to enforce, deliver, remediate and lock down settings in the Blackberry desktop application. (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 PolicyPak Software, the leader in desktop and application management, recently unveiled their newest Pak for Blackberry Desktop. The pre-configured Pak for Blackberry Desktop delivers the exact settings you want for your users and enforces them so users can’t misconfigure or work around them. For example, admins can make sure that...

2013-09-20 23:01:06

Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Blackberry announced today they are not doing so well with losses of a billion dollars they are cutting roughly 40 percent of their work force or around 4,500 workers, according to Computerworld, Sept. 20. Tech analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment. “I have been warning of this for the last few years. Blackberry seems to be in deep...

Blackberry BBM Coming To Android And iOS Devices
2013-09-20 05:27:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Blackberry is making its messenger service available as a free download for Android and iOS devices beginning this weekend, meaning users will no longer need a Blackberry phone to access the service, the company confirmed on Wednesday. "With more than a billion Android, iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones in the market, and no dominant mobile instant messaging platform, this is absolutely the right time to bring BBM to Android and...

2013-09-16 23:25:40

Winscribe, leading provider of enterprise speech recognition and dictation workflow management solutions, announces the latest additions to their mobile dictation productivity applications suite. (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Winscribe announced today that it has added support for BlackBerry® 10 to its mobile dictation solutions. Winscribe for BlackBerry® 10 is available in two offerings: the medical-specific, Winscribe MD, and Winscribe Professional for legal and professional...

More People Use Smartphones To Surf Web
2013-09-16 15:15:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A change in mobile phones has occurred swiftly over the past six years, with people dumping the flip-phones with colored graphics and snagging up smartphones with touch screens. This move has churned up the waters in another area of the technology ocean, with a growing number of Internet users accessing their favorite pages using a cell phone rather than a desktop computer. According to a new survey by Pew Internet & American Life...

2013-09-10 23:20:13

Case Monkey introduces new customizable Blackberry cases at http://www.case-monkey.com. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Blackberry users can now make their beloved mobile devices a little bit more fun with customizable cases from Case Monkey. The company has launched a new line of four Blackberry cases for the Bold, Curve and Z10 models. Already popular amongst iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy users, the snap-on cases from Case Monkey can be customized with any photos, logos,...

Smartphone Data May Not Be Safe From The NSA
2013-09-09 04:02:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US National Security Agency (NSA) has the ability to access user data on several popular types of smartphones, according to reports published by German news outlet Spiegel this weekend. According to a September 7 article, the online version of the Hamburg-based weekly news magazine Der Spiegel claims to have seen “top secret NSA documents” that “explicitly note that the NSA can tap into such information on Apple iPhones,...

Latest BlackBerry Reference Libraries

BlackBerry PlayBook
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet computer released on April 19, 2011 by BlackBerry. It is the first device to use the BlackBerry Tablet operating system (OS) and runs Adobe AIR applications. A merger with the existing BlackBerry OS created a new operating system: the BlackBerry 10. On February 21, 2012, the PlayBook was updated to be compatible with Android OS applications that could be installed from the BlackBerry App World store. On October 3, 2012, the PlayBook OS 2.1 was released....

BlackBerry Torch
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Torch is a line of smartphones produced by Research In Motion (RIM); models are the Torch 9800, 9810, 9850, and the 9860, all using the BlackBerry OS. The Torch has been hailed as the best BlackBerry ever, but still lags behind in the smartphone industry. The Torch as compared to other Blackberry phones has many improvements such as, a better user interface, improved browser, and more readable screen. The BlackBerry Torch was first considered in April, 2010, with a prototype...

BlackBerry Storm
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Storm is developed by Research In Motion (RIM). It is a touchscreen smartphone with a virtual keyboard and comes in the 9500 and 9530 series. This phone has a feature called SurePress, which enables the screen to press down like a button to provide physical feedback. The Storm 9500 has a disabled CDMA module to allow for use outside North America, but it has only frequency bands that can be accessed in Europe, Oceania, Asia, and Brazil. This is because GSM carriers such as...

BlackBerry Curve
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Curve is a smartphone manufactured by Research In Motion (RIM); introduced on May 3, 2007, with the Curve 8300 series. It had robust multimedia features with a high resolution camera. Five models were introduced, the 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, and 8350i. In early 2009 the Curve 8900 and 8500 series were introduced and in the next few years three more models were released, the 8910, 8520 and the 8530. The 8900 series was an upgrade of the 8300 versions, the 8500 series added...

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