Editor’s note: Russell Shaw passed away on March 14. For more information, see Between the Lines.
The BlackBerry Beat
Russell Shaw's blog keeps fiercely loyal BlackBerry users up to speed on new models, technologies, carrier promotions, tips and tricks, and relevant corporate news.
A new BlackBerry Patent app just published Thursday describes technology for a BlackBerry device with a slide-out keyboard.The Patent app is entitled, Hybrid Portrait-Landscape Handheld Device With Trackball Navigation and Qwerty Hideaway Keyboard.
A newly published BlackBerry Patent application entitled Ergonomic Navigation Cursor Controller For a Handheld Mobile Communication Device specifies technology for a "navigation button" dedicated to controlling the movements of a cursor on a BlackBerry screen.The Abstract is rather specific.
Remember this, BlackBerry: when it comes to customer communications, it's NOT all about the carriers
Once again, there were scattered BlackBerry service outages yesterday. This time, it was maintenance on the BlackBerry Internet Service side of the business.
Numerous posters on BlackBerry board Pinstack are reporting some BlackBerry BIS service outages."I love my bb, but this is getting ridiculous," one poster writes.
We hear via Boy Genius Report's traditionally well placed sources that BlackBerry OS 4.6.
I've just been sent a copy of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion stock analyst Mike Abramsky's brand new, quite detailed analysis on RIM.There's plenty to chew on in this RBC Capital Markets report.
Note: This post is duplicated on my IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband blog.Just within the last few days, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion and Motorola have sued each other for Patent infringement.
NOC= (Blackberry-maker Research In Motion's Network Operations Center in Waterloo, Ont.) As to the latter portion of this post's title, NOT an original.
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion has just said an early investigation is pointing to a problem with an upgrade of a data routing system.The upgrade was part of an ongoing effort to expand capacity for long-term growth, it noted.
Hayden, who runs the superb Pinstack BlackBerry forum, offers a post with some practical advice the next time it appears that your BlackBerry service has gone down.The first thing you should do is run a test to determine whether it is just your BlackBerry, your network- or as we saw yesterday- issues that are totally more widespread.
Last week, I made a post uncovering the a just-published BlackBerry Patent application for technology that would enable a touchscreen BlackBerry.Well, today at the Mobile World Congress, Jim Balsillie, the co-CEO of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion strongly implied that this could very well happen.
A representative of BlackBerry traffic analysis solutions provider Zenprise softwarei just got back to me with the scoop of some diagnostics that are pointing to at least one problem likely at the root of today's bad BlackBerry North American services outage:Basically there are two paths (IP addresses) in North America to connect to the RIM network.
BB Geeks has managed to obtain access to either a forthcoming CDMA-capable BlackBerry 8330, or to photos of same.We don't know where or when this Curve device will be released, nor the price.
This from BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion:BlackBerry subscribers may be unable to send or receive messages. Subscribers may also be unable to register their device, roam in another location, or use other services such as Internet browsing.