BlackBerry is Now in the Race to Build Self-Driving Car Software

BlackBerry announced their plans to develop self-driving car software, last week.

RIM Updates BlackBerry Apps

If you’ve been waiting to share your Facebook status or Twitter updates with your BBM friends, Research in Motion finally got the memo. RIM announced on April 11th, that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry Travel, BlackBerry App World and BBM Music will include BBM connectivity within the next 10 days or […]

Mobilicity adds two new smartphones to its line-up

Mobilicity this week added the BlackBerry Curve 9380 and the Android powered HTC Amaze 4G to its line-up of smartphones.
The popular which have just arrived in the Canadian marketplace this month will sell without a contract for $300 and $550 respectively. New subscribers are also eligible for a 50% discount off the the carriers regular monthly rate plans.

Report: Smartphone adoption reaches 40% in Canada

In September, 20.1 million Canadians ages 13 and older used mobile devices according to recent estimates by research firm comScore.

The researchers, who extrapolate the ownership numbers using responses gleaned from online surveys, estimate that 40% of Canadian mobile users owned a smartphone, an increase of 7% in the past six months.

RIM introduces Blackberry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 smartphones

Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the addition of two new smartphones to its line-up, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380.

Powered by the BlackBerry 7, RIM says both devices are faster than their predecessors and will feature an enhanced web browser, voice-activated searches, and support for Augmented Reality and NFC (Near Field Communications).

Report: 87 Million Americans own a Smartphone

Over 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices in the third quarter with over a third of them – 87.4 million – saying they owned a smartphones according to a recent report by comScore. The number of smartphone owners was up 12 percent from the preceding quarter.

RIM begs forgiveness with free apps

Research In Motion (RIM) today announced that it will offer Blackberry users a selection of smartphone applications to help ease the pain after a global service outage prevented users from emailing and texting for several days last week.

Blackberry customers, which number over 70 million, experienced service interruptions and delays over a period of approximately 3 days in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, 1.5 days in Latin America and Canada, and 1 day in the United States.

Worldwide sales of Smartphones up 85% in recent quarter

Global sales of wireless phones and smartphones were 427.8 million units in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 19 percent from the first quarter of 2010, according to recent report from Gartner, Inc.

Smartphone sales totaled 101.8 million units in the January to March timeframe, up 85 percent from the same quarter of 2010. Smartphones accounted for 23.6 percent of overall sales.

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