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Sidekick users beware: Danger Services to shutter on May 31st

March 1st, 2011

In a statement released at 12:00AM ET this morning, T-Mobile announced that Microsoft’s Danger Services — the service that powers T-Mobile’s Sidekick — will be shutdown on May 31, 2011. The announcement was brief, and noted that T-Mo will be providing offers to Sidekick customers, incentivizing them to transition to a new device before the …

AT&T’s services, products being pulled from third-party retailers

February 22nd, 2011

It looks like AT&T is aiming to recapitalize on revenues generated from handset sales. Several third-party wireless resellers — including Wirefly — have reported that beginning this March, they will no longer offer AT&T devices or services. In a letter to customers, Wirefly CEO, Andy Zeinfeld, noted that his company is committed to providing great selection and savings along …

State University of New York moves to Microsoft Live

December 22nd, 2010

In a short press release yesterday, Microsoft announced a deal with the State University of New York (SUNY) to bring the company’s Live@edu cloud-based collaboration services to all 64 SUNY campuses. “SUNY sought to decrease costs while providing its 465,000 students with up-to-date technology necessary for success in college and in today’s workforce,” reads the press release. “As a …

BlackBerry given the all-clear in India… for now

November 1st, 2010

Research In Motion has been getting a lot of stick recently for not providing government agencies controlled access to their encrypted servers. In August, the United Arab Emirates threatened to pull the plug on BlackBerry services before the two parties reached an agreement. In October, India chimed in on the situation giving the Waterloo based firm …

RIM announces new tools and services for developers

September 27th, 2010

Today, at DevCon, RIM announced a host of new tools and services for its developers, including: BlackBerry WebWorks™: RIM’s next-generation application platform enables developers to build full-featured applications for BlackBerry entirely in HTML-5, CSS and JavaScript.  BlackBerry WebWorks brings together existing tools, new tools and platform services for the creation of rich, integrated BlackBerry applications. …

Google launches Google New

September 22nd, 2010

If you are heavily invested in the Google lifestyle, you’ll be happy to know that the search giant has rolled out a new website to keep you abreast on the latest and greatest the G-Life has to offer you. Google New, as it is so aptly named, aggregates all the new and improved services Google …

Bloomberg: Saudi Arabia, RIM close to a deal

August 10th, 2010

There is a bit of a soap opera going on in the Middle East between Canadian handset manufacturer Research In Motion and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The synopsis of the situation goes like this: The Saudi government said it would shut-down BlackBerry messaging services beginning on August 5th. The closure was due to concerns over national security stating …

RIM's next BlackBerry Internet Service update detailed?

August 9th, 2010

Polish site bbnews.pl has published what looks to be the release notes for RIM’s BlackBerry Internet Services version 3.2. Some of the highlights in the new version include: synchronization with Google Calendar, Improved BIS password security, corrected automatic login, improved WAP interface, re-validation of Windows Live accounts, and added Administration Tool functionality for carrier administrators. We’ve got the detailed …

BlackBerry services to be suspended in the UAE starting October 11th

August 1st, 2010

Apparently unable to work out a solution to get BlackBerry devices “compliant” with the UAE, the country has stated that it will disable BlackBerry services on October 11th. The Director of the Telecommunication Regulation Authority had this to say: “With no solution available and in the public interest, in order to affect resolution of this …