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Lenovo may bid to acquire RIM in smartphone boost: Report

PC making giant Lenovo may be mulling a bid to acquire the BlackBerry maker. But the Canadian government would likely have to approve any sale of the company--especially if it's being sold to the Chinese, considering recent US worries.

January 24, 2013

RIM cuts PlayBook tablet price to £169

Research in Motion has cut the price of its QNX-powered BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for the second time since launch.The 16GB Wi-Fi only variant of the device is now available for £169 from Carphone Warehouse, PC World and other Dixons Store Group (DSG) outlets, such as Currys.

January 27, 2012 by

Verizon launches Flex View movie streaming app for FiOS subscribers' Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile devices

Verizon's FiOS TV service is branching out to mobile devices, just unleashing the Flex View video on demand app for Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile handhelds. It gives FiOS subscribers the ability to rent or purchase movies from FiOS's collection of titles (the app itself is free) and watch them not only on phones, but also on your PC or your HDTV.

October 7, 2010 by

Kindle for BlackBerry application now available

Amazon launched their Kindle for BlackBerry application so you can now take your Kindle content with you on the go. You don't even need a Kindle to take advantage of the Amazon ebook library and can read content on your BlackBerry and PC if you desire.

February 17, 2010 by podcast 19, back to chat with Joel about mobile gadgets

My mobile writing career really began with back in 2001 when Chief Geek, Joel Evans, gave me the chance to write about the latest PDA. My first short post was actually about the HP 565 Pocket PC in August 2001. Joel and Sal asked me to participate in this week's podcast and I had a great time sharing my thoughts on the latest gear and mobile news on podcast 19. We covered several topics and I think the show sounds great.

July 17, 2009 by

Sorry Linux but the chicken came first

In our association we operate as a consortium, like the open source consortium. They want to promote open source and Linux. But if you begin from the PC you are afraid of Microsoft. They try to go to the smart phone or PDA to start again.

June 2, 2009 by

Mobile software Monday: Evernote comes to the BlackBerry platform

One of my favorite mobile apps/services is Evernote because it works across multiple mobile devices with native clients (iPhone and Windows Mobile) and via email while also working on PC and Mac computers. The folks at Evernote have stated they are working on clients for more mobile platforms and the next version is now ready for RIM BlackBerry owners. I've spent a few days using the latest BlackBerry client and you can check out some screenshots of it in action in my image gallery.

May 11, 2009 by

CES 2009: Slacker Mobile for BlackBerry and FlyCast for Google Android, PC, & Mac announced

Streaming internet radio is very popular today with mobile clients and desktop clients like Pandora and At CES today, two more services announced expanded coverage, improved features, and availability. Slacker, Inc. announced Slacker Mobile for the BlackBerry so you no longer need to have a dedicated Slacker player to enjoy music on the go. FlyCast announced a client for the Android/T-Mobile G1 and desktop players for Windows PCs and Mac.

January 8, 2009 by

89% of US workers have a cell phone, 19% have a Blackberry

89% of workers have a cell phone and 19% have a Blackberry, Palm or other personal digital assistant. Of those employed respondents who own a cell phone or Blackberry or PDA, 25% use that device for email. Looking more closely at employed respondents who actively use their cell phone or Blackberry for email, 44% say [...]

December 13, 2008

59% of cell phone or Blackberry owners use text messaging

Among workers who own a cell phone or Blackberry or PDA, 59% use that device for text messaging. As is the case with email, text messages sent throughout the day are more likely to be personal than work-related. 47% say that all or most of their text messaging is personal, while a meager 2% say [...]

December 11, 2008

59% of cell phone or Blackberry owners use text messaging

Among workers who own a cell phone or Blackberry or PDA, 59% use that device for text messaging. As is the case with email, text messages sent throughout the day are more likely to be personal than work-related. 47% say that all or most of their text messaging is personal, while a meager 2% say [...]

December 11, 2008

22% of Americans have to reply to work e-mails away from work

The off-hours checking of work-related email is not an act generated solely by the volition of the employee. Some 22% of employed email users say they are expected to read and respond to work-related emails, even when they are not at work. Blackberry and PDA owners are more than twice as likely to report that [...]

October 18, 2008

MobileTechRoundup show #142, Is the line blurring between feature phones and smartphones?

James and I started off MobileTechRoundup show #142 with our thoughts on the MWg Zinc II Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional device and then Kevin joined in to talk about Windows Mobile and the apparent lack of excitement for the platform. Usability is becoming quite the topic of conversation in the mobile space as the iPhone makes people take a look at what they do with their device. Feature phones are getting more and more powerful and it seems the lines are starting to blur now with devices like the Instinct, Voyager and Dare. We also offered our thoughts on mobile specific sites and formatting for the small screen. Palringo was our freeware of the show with availability on S60, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, iPhone, PC, and Mac. We also talked a bit about Andy Abramson's excellent Global Nomad articles where each of use picked up some new tips and tricks for working on the road.

August 4, 2008 by

OQO hacked to run Leopard

OQO Talk claims that a junior member has successfully hacked the OQO to run Mac OS X Leopard.In case you're not familiar, OQO developed several subnotebooks that have the functionality of a tablet PC in a form-factor slightly larger than a PDA.

April 29, 2008 by

AT&T adds an iPhone unlimited voice plan, texts are still limited

All of the major U.S. wireless carriers announced unlimited calling plans in February, but apparently AT&T's wasn't applicable to the Apple iPhone. IntoMobile discovered that AT&T just updated their iPhone pricing plans to include an unlimited voice plan for iPhone owners. The unlimited plan is US$119.99 and includes unlimited voice minutes and unlimited data (a default for iPhone service). BlackBerry and PDA plans with data and unlimited voice start at US$149.99 per month.

March 9, 2008 by

HP may be releasing new Windows Mobile devices

An HP Jornada 548 was my first Pocket PC back in 2001 and then for the next couple of years I primarily stuck with the HP line (568, 4340, 1940, etc) and was very happy with the HP Jornada and iPAQ models. HP has been quite silent in the Windows Mobile world for a couple of years, but a new post at Unwired View reveals rumors of 5 new Windows Mobile devices from HP. There are Phone Edition, Smartphone, and standalone PDA models in the collection. I was really surprised to see a non-phone model since it has been quite some time since we have seen a non-Palm PDA.

September 5, 2007 by

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