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T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Bold 9700 finally gets OS 6

March 4th, 2011

While official word has yet to come from T-Mobile’s camp, we’ve heard from multiple sources that the carrier has finally released BlackBerry OS 6 for its BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone. The update isn’t yet live on the website, but 9700 owners who connect to BlackBerry Desktop on their PCs should be able to install the update. …

Verizon Wireless’ BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Curve 3G get OS 6 update

January 25th, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday made RIM’s latest BlackBerry operating system available for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphones. BlackBerry 6 is now available for both devices and will be pushed to customers as an over-the-air update beginning Tuesday evening at 8:00PM Eastern Time. Customers may also update their smartphones using the BlackBerry …

RIM Q3 beats the street; good Q4 guidance

December 16th, 2010

Research In Motion reported its third quarter earnings Thursday evening, and it beat Wall Street’s estimates in several key areas. The BlackBerry maker’s revenue was up 40% year-over-year to $5.5 billion on record shipments of 14.2 million devices — also up 40% year-over-year. This beat the street’s consensus of $5.4 billion in revenue and shipments …

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 …

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 Storm 2 refresh gets a model number, 9570

September 22nd, 2010

It’s getting a little clearer now… We reported that the Storm 2 would be getting a follow up device that is very, very similar to the existing model. What is looking almost confirmed now, is that the follow up device is a Storm 2 refresh and not the BlackBerry Storm 3. A new leaked OS …

BlackBerry Torch 9800 hands on

August 3rd, 2010

We wrapped up the RIM and AT&T event with some hands on time with the just-announced though hardly-a-secret BlackBerry Torch 9800. Here are some first impressions: The hardware (casing, build quality, feel) is typical RIM — it’s great. Very solid, actually a bit heavy, but a very good feel. The sliding mechanism is top notch. …

BlackBerry 9780 running BlackBerry 6 seen on video

July 29th, 2010

If you can’t wait until Tuesday to see what BlackBerry 6 is going to look like, blog driphter.com may have something for you. The blog posted a five minute video of an unreleased BlackBerry 9780 — the purported successor to the Bold 9700 — running BlackBerry OS 6. The video gives us a little taste …

RIM continues to taunt, shows off more BlackBerry 6 screenshots

July 27th, 2010

RIM has posted some additional screen shots of their yet-to-be-released-or-have-a-release-date-announced BlackBerry 6 operating system. You may recall that earlier in the month RIM provided a few screen shots displaying some of BlackBerry 6’s media capabilities. This particular post is from Douglas Soltys, he interviews RIM’s Director in the User Experience group, Joey Benedek, who shows off the …