The toolkit has received its first service pack, which brings new functionality for remotely managing iOS devices now and promises extra features for PlayBook management some way down the line.
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RIM, as part of efforts to integrate many of the world's most popular mobile applications into its own BlackBerry Messenger service, is to update a slew of apps.
Delayed BlackBerry Playbook 2.0 OS is released
RIM released the PlayBook 2.0 update with integrated email, integrated calendar, a movie store, and support for Android apps in the BlackBerry App World.
Canadian phonemaker postpones software upgrade of its tablet to next February, leading one analyst to say delay "not a good sign" and device has no future.
The second major version of Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet operating system has been pushed back to February, and will launch without a BlackBerry Messenger app.Although a beta version of PlayBook OS 2.
RIM needs good news to keep people excited about the PlayBook tablet and delaying the OS 2.0 update until at least February 2012 is not going to help.
RIM isn't going to punt on the PlayBook. RIM is betting on a big October update to save sales.
BlackBerry Internet Service 4.1, the next-generation email service, will include four new features, and is expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks.
RIM may be getting ready to pull the plug on the PlayBook's life support machine, according to an analyst with RBC Capital Markets.
Research In Motion's problems just don't seem to end. Now Dolby Laboratories is filing a lawsuit against BlackBerry's maker.
RIM is rolling out a new update for the PlayBook and you have to admit they are doing a good job at updating the device, now let's bring on the apps.
Research In Motion plans to release a version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server that allows IT administrators to manage mobile devices running a range of OSes from a single console
The PlayBook seems to get better every few days and the latest update adds several new features and also improves the web browser.
RIM has outed the new BlackBerry OS 7, that will drive two new phones announced today, both updates to the popular BlackBerry Bold. On the tablet front RIM has announced an official Facebook app and a new video chat application.
The APIs that RIM is opening up for the BlackBerry platform leapfrog what’s available on other mobile platforms, with free push updates, unified advertising and payment options and not just the standard ‘where you are’ geolocation but the innovative ‘when will you get where you’re going’ option.
The lineup of cell phones has expanded a bit, but a significant number of what we see in that category are updates to existing models. The real innovation in the mobile phone world is in the area of smartphones where we see the Apple iPhone, Palm WebOS, Google Android, RIM BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Mobile devices taking us to places we have never been before. This holiday season there is a huge selection for you to choose from on every carrier and several exciting devices will be launching throughout November. There are so many to choose from that we can't cover them all here so I will present you with one smartphone from each carrier and one SIM-unlocked one.
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about the US smartphone market and in particular RIM (I may go buy a T-Mobile Curve 8900 soon) so it was quite timely when I read the excellent article from Michael Mace titled Watch out for RIM. I wanted to offer some of my thoughts concerning the US smartphone market and why RIM is the current leader and the one I think has the potential to move faster than Apple and others moving forward. The latest Gartner worldwide numbers show that RIM is number two, behind Nokia, with almost double the market share of Apple. I haven't seen any US specific numbers, but with the long history of BlackBerry devices here in the US I imagine their market share percentage in the US may be even great than double that of Apple.
RIM has announced a series of updates to the BlackBerry platform, including the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents without the need for a third-party application.
RIM announced that BlackBerry owners will be receiving updates for their devices that adds enhanced functionality and security. These new software updates will be phased in over the first half of 2008 and if you buy a new device in mid to late 2008 it should have the updates already installed. The updates include enhanced messaging and collaboration, simpler management and support for IT departments, enhanced security, and expanded application support.
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