RIM's Mike Lazaridis halts BBC interview when pressed on India

By on April 13, 2011 at 11:41 AM.

RIM's Mike Lazaridis halts BBC interview when pressed on India

In a recent BBC interview, Research In Motion’s CEO Mike Lazaridis was not digging a line of questioning posed about India. RIM’s co-chief, who is usually calm, cool, and collected, became agitated when pressed about what the interviewer perceived as “security issues” with his company’s platform. In fairness to Lazaridis, we are only given a brief, sixty-second excerpt of the interview — we don’t see what the previous questions were, or the overall tone of the conversation before the CEO terminated the sit-down. Despite soaring shipment numbers, the company has been taking heat from the media hive-mind; who have relentlessly rained criticism upon the company for its business decisions. Hit the read link to watch the video and be sure to swing back by to let us know what you think. More →

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Your EPIC 4G questions answered

By on August 18, 2010 at 11:01 AM.

Your EPIC 4G questions answered

Yesterday, we posted our first impressions of Sprint’s Samsung EPIC 4G. In said article we asked you to communicate to us questions you had about Sprint’s second 3G/4G handset, and you delivered. We’ve compiled a list of 19 questions from the post and have done our best to answer them for you. Hit the jump and we’ll get started. More →

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Nokia EVP tweets: major MeeGo milestone by end of year, no Android, N8 by end of Q3

By on August 6, 2010 at 10:40 AM.

Nokia EVP tweets: major MeeGo milestone by end of year, no Android, N8 by end of Q3

On Wednesday, we told you that Nokia’s head of sales and markets, Niklas Savander, would be hosting a Twitter question and answer session on Thursday afternoon. The event went off as planned, and here is an overview of some of the topics covered and answers given:

  • The EVP acknowledged that the long time between product announcements and product releases is “not helping anyone.”
  • When asked about the release date of the N8, all that was said was “end of Q3.”
  • When asked about MeeGo, he said his company would have, “a major product milestone by the end of the year.”
  • When asked about Nokia handsets running Android: “our platform choices (symbian and meego) gives us the best opp to deliver value and of course qt will play key role.”
  • When asked about the possibility of partnering with U.S. carrier Sprint to release a handset: “we have no plans at this time.”
  • Question: “a fast and reliable OS that I can develop for! Symbian is slow (at the latest after 1y of usage) and developer-hostile!” Answer: “Qt will give you the tools to develop and allow u to address both symbian and meego devices.”

Those were, more or less, the highlights of the chat outlined by Nokia. Hit up the Nokia Conversations blog to read all the tweets and see a video wrap-up of the Q&A session. Thoughts? More →

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Rogers launches new community forums

By on August 4, 2010 at 11:45 PM.

Rogers launches new community forums

Rogers has just announced that they have, “launched a new online property – Rogers Community Forums –  designed to help customers find answers to technical questions, ask and reply to questions as well as discuss Rogers products and services.” The official press release goes on:

Discussion categories follow our current product lines and there are numerous forums under each category where you can talk about things like accessories, the Android OS,Rogers apps, PVRs and more. We also have a forum where you can provide us with feedback and discuss with other members what you’d like to see in the community.

If you’ve got a technical question, or just want to blow off some ISP/wireless carrier steam, head on over to the new site and let ‘er rip! More →

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Nokia EVP Niklas Savander to answer your tweeted questions tomorrow

By on August 4, 2010 at 3:40 PM.

Nokia EVP Niklas Savander to answer your tweeted questions tomorrow

Hey Nokia fans, want to ask a few of the company’s higher-ups several pointed questions? Well, tomorrow you’ll have your chance… via Twitter. Nokia has announced that, “tomorrow 5 August between 6-7pm GMT (10-11am PDT, 1-2pm EDT) Niklas is inviting you to spend an hour answering your questions and feedback on his Twitter channel @NiklasatNokia.” Niklas Savander is Nokia’s newly appointed head of sales and marketing, and he happens to be visiting New York City. Put your thinking caps on and whittle your burning questions down to 140 characters. What questions do you have for Niklas? More →

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Facebook launches question and answer application

By on July 30, 2010 at 2:03 AM.

Facebook launches question and answer application

Who needs Jeeves when you have Facebook! Facebook just launched a new question and answer application that will allow you to pose questions to its sea of over 500 million users. As Facebook explains, “With this new application, you can get a broader set of answers and learn valuable information from people knowledgeable on a range of topics.” You can pose questions about potential vacation spots, future gadget recommendations, or pretty much anything you want. Facebook does warn: “Keep in mind that all questions and answers posted using the Questions application are public and visible to everyone on the Internet. If you only want to ask a question to your friends or a specific group of people, you can still pose it as a status update on your profile targeted to those people.” There you have it. Thoughts? More →

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