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Nielsen: smartphones now 28% of U.S. cell phone market

November 2nd, 2010

The Nielsen Company reported Monday that smartphones now account for 28% of the cell phone market in the United States. Nielsen’s report also states that 41% of cell phones purchased in the U.S. over the past six months were smartphones. In terms of smartphone OS share, Nielsen paints a very different picture compared to earlier …

BlackBerry Bold 9780 gets official, November release globally

October 27th, 2010

Just minutes ago, Research In Motion finally made the BlackBerry Bold 9780 official. You can pick up RIM’s “boldest BlackBerry” starting in November, like had been rumored. It will launch globally next month and we’d bet that every carrier that offers the Bold 9700 will carry the refreshed model.  The specifications are just as had …

Bell Mobility launching BlackBerry Bold 9780 November 2

October 19th, 2010

The release of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is right around the corner, officially. Canada’s Bell Mobility has announced that they will be offering the Bold 9780 beginning on November 2, 2010. The handset, which will be available in both black and white, packs a 2.44-inch HVGA display with 480 x 360 resolution, BlackBerry 6, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel …

BlackBerry Bold 9780 artifacts appear on RIM's website

October 18th, 2010

If you’re one of those people who still prefer the brutal, sometimes primitive, efficiency of a BlackBerry device, listen up. It looks like RIM is starting to get their proverbial ducks in a row for a 9780 launch in the near future. One of our readers was kind enough to point out the mention of …

Blackberry Bold 9780 pricing revealed in the UK

October 16th, 2010

T-Mobile UK has jumped the gun and revealed pricing for the, BlackBerry OS 6-toting Bold 9780. The  Bold 9780 is the successor to the aging, but wildly popular Bold 9700. According to Electricpig, the new BlackBerry will be available before Christmas. The handset will be available for £0 ($0, if you convert) if you sign 2 …

BlackBerry Bold 9780 hands on!

September 24th, 2010

Our friendly FedEx guy just dropped off a present for us — the BlackBerry Bold 9780, replacing the Bold 9700 sometime in the next month or so. As far as the physical changes, well, the device features a glossy jet black bezel, with everything else outside staying the same. We leaked an internal document highlighting …

BlackBerry Bold 9780 breaks cover in Vietnam

September 21st, 2010

It seems like Vietnam is the new hotbed for cell phone activity these days. Today, site mainguyen.vn has published an extensive gallery of BlackBerry Bold 9780 images along with one 10-minute video. The site doesn’t really provide us with any additional details on the handset, but if you are anxiously awaiting its release, 17 hi-res …

BlackBerry OS 6 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 video walkthrough

August 20th, 2010

We have been working this one for a while, and we finally got BlackBerry OS 6 for our BlackBerry 9700. Here’s a short walkthrough video we put together. Comparing BlackBerry 6 on the 9700 to BlackBerry 6 on the 9800, we feel that the 9700 runs it better. It is less complicated to use, more …

BlackBerry Bold R020 internal overview, replaces BlackBerry Bold 9700

August 19th, 2010

You’d think that RIM would be replacing highest-end product with a brand new device, right? Well, previous rumors suggested that the BlackBerry Bold 9700 would get nothing more than a simple refresh, and we’re able to confirm those rumors. We have a leaked internal document detailing all sorts of fun stuff. Market positioning, technical overviews, …

U.S. Cellular to carry BlackBerry Bold 9650 starting tomorrow

August 17th, 2010

The folks over at U.S. Cellular have announced that they will begin offering the BlackBerry Bold 9650 to their customers on August 18th. The CDMA/GSM 9650 is identical to the model that has been available on Sprint and Verizon Wireless for the last several months. Here are the Cliff’s Notes on the device: EV-DO Rev. A, UMTS/HSPA 2100 MHz, …