Posts Tagged ‘Blackberry’
RIM announces the Blackberry Z10 and Q10 for new generation hope.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 05:57 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 30 January 2013 05:57
RIM has been struggling to keep its hold on the market with Android and iPhone offering better devices, more apps and a decidedly cooler experience. Their Blackberry handsets could be seen in every executive’s hands but not any more. Research In Motion went back to the drawing board in an attempt to reinvigorate their sluggish sales and their concentrated efforts gave birth to the Android\iPhone clone Z10 and the familiar looking Q10.
The Z10 is a sexy beast of a phone, reminding one of the reborn Motorola RAZR line. It packs 1280 x 768 pixels in a 4.2 inch screen, 2GB of RAM, a dual-core 4470 1.5GHz processor, 16GB of on board storage, LTE, WiFi, NFC, an 8 megapixel backside camera, 2 megapixel front facing camera and is capable of up to 1080p video recording. It’s also the first full touchscreen Blackberry minus the famous keyboard.
Verizon is the only carrier announcing pricing for the Z10 – $200 on a two-year contract. AT&T is sure to announce pricing soon and probably also right at that magical $200 mark. U.K. Blackberry lovers will be able to snag one up tomorrow but U.S. folks will have to wait until March.
Blackberry also wanted to keep the keyboard jockeys happy with their Q10, hit the break for details on that bad boy…
Oh Rim, what are you doing?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 07:57 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 31 January 2012 07:57
Doing the corporate shuffle is never easy when the company is healthy and viable. When the company appears to be knocking on Death’s door, well it’s crushingly difficult. Every decision made is scrutinized by anybody with a mouth and usually met with stubborn opposition. That being said, RIM what in the world were you thinking with the “Be Bold” crap? We get that it was part of a New Year’s fun time extravaganza but “The Bold Team”? Really?
Bring everyone up to speed here: BlackBerry fans were asked to tweet their New Year’s Resolutions using the hashtag #BeBold. Okay simple enough, engage the fans and users you have left while trying to get your brand trending. Nothing wrong there, it’s been done since the dawn of Twitter. Did it die out there though? Nope. Someone in the Great White North released an “infographic” compiling the stats behind those tweets and invented a cartoonish super-hero team named the “Bold Team”. That’s where it started to look like the drunken execs were managing the new marketing campaign.
“Gogo Girl”? “Max Stone”? “Trudy Foreal?” “Justin Steele”? Did the people working on this really have nothing better to do than wrangle up four lame and generic characters that almost mock BB users and fans? I’ve not seen anything so cookie cutter and bland since I last bought store branded sugar cookies. Doesn’t RIM think resources could have been better spent trying to build up their brand, put them closer to Android and iOS devices? I could be a little harsh on the folks up there but this Team Bold crap just isn’t, in my opinion, the way to reclaim some past glory. Hit the break and check it yourselves geeks. Agree or disagree?
Rumor: Is RIM possibly to be a part of Samsung?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 02:07 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 17 January 2012 02:07
The company has been in the dumps for quite a while, seeing their share prices slide and customers jumping over to Apple or Android devices. Lawsuits abound, scandals came out, executives went crazy. As the future looks grim for the company, they’re out shilling themselves to anybody willing to give them a look see. The front runner is whispered to be Samsung, if RIM‘s Jim Basillie has his way.
Basillie was been meeting with just about any company that might take a piece of RIM and is looking at licensing out their software. The rumors are though they want to sell it all – lock, stock and barrel – to Samsung. The main asset many feel RIM still has left is its BlackBerry Messenger service, along with their business class enterprise services. Sammy could cram those into their next Galaxy S lineup, pulling in the hardcore executive, business types.
The rumors running around is that the CEO’s of RIM are asking too high of a price to sell out the whole company. Allegedly they want in the ballpark of $12-$15 billion for the the kit and kaboodle but analysts point to a more appetizing price of under $8.5 billion to attract a buyer. As usual, neither Samsung nor RIM are confirming any details but they aren’t exactly denying it either. Keep it stuck here and we’ll keep you in the know!