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Bend, drown, drop and zap? No, that's not your mnemonic device for surviving a fire, it's actually RIM's protocol for destroying their own products. In a trio of behind-the-scenes videos released today, the company's pulled back the curtain on its Hardware Support Lab's process, giving users a peek...

February 7th 2012 at 2:47am 0 Comments
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Still wary of dropping $200 on a BlackBerry Playbook? How does "free" sound? That's what RIM is offering to Android developers today, as part of an overt attempt to spur interest in its App World platform. RIM VP of developer relations Alec Saunders announced the offer yesterday via Twitter, remin...

February 3rd 2012 at 7:15am 0 Comments
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These two Big Red bedfellows couldn't be further apart on the smartphone range. LG's 4G-capable Spectrum (a Nitro HD in smooth, plastic coating) and the budget-friendly BlackBerry Curve 9370 are hitting retail shelves in tandem today, bringing users across Verizon's sub base the option to aim Andro...

January 19th 2012 at 2:48pm 0 Comments
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Were you holding out hope that RIM would finally get its act together, rejoin the wireless race and push BBX BlackBerry 10 out to market early this year? It's probably best to stop holding your breath since we already know that major OS update won't come until much later in 2012. Shoring up the g...

January 9th 2012 at 2:06pm 0 Comments
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This week was packed with news on the mobile front, so it was easy to miss a few stories here and there. Here's some of the other stuff that happened in the wide world of wireless for the week of November 14, 2011: Sony Ericsson has teamed up with Ingram Micro, a distributor that ships phones to...

November 19th 2011 at 10:32am 0 Comments
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Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry provides a long-awaited design jolt, compensates for a lo RIM unveils BlackBerry Bold 9790, Curve 9380, hitting the market within weeks BBM Music now rocking BlackBerry App World (video) Since its launch earlier today, the Bold 9790 has been a dev...

November 15th 2011 at 1:59pm 0 Comments
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This week was packed with news on the mobile front, so it was easy to miss a few stories here and there. Here's some of the other stuff that happened in the wide world of wireless for the week of October 31, 2011: If you have a Verizon tablet and a strong aversion for Google Maps, try UpNe...

November 5th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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You've probably seen the BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 before. Research in Motion hasn't officially announced it yet, but it made an appearance on the company's official dev site as well as plenty of spy shots and videos. This time, we know that at least one carrier's paying attention to it. Mobi...

November 3rd 2011 at 10:25am 0 Comments