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BlackBerry ‘not a toy’ ads may save the company

BlackBerry ‘not a toy’ ads may save the company

In an earnings call detailing an abysmal quarter for BlackBerry, Research in Motion (aka RIM) this week made a perfect case for the necessity of their "toy" ads out on the airwaves now. These advertisements are representing the BlackBerry Bold line of devices and have celebrities as well as unnamed users stating "We need tools, not toys." As RIM stated this week, it's time for a shakeup, and the ad campaign we're seeing right here may well be it.

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White BlackBerry Bold 9900 revealed: We go hands-on

White BlackBerry Bold 9900 revealed: We go hands-on

RIM's white BlackBerry Bold 9900 has been revealed, with carrier Vodafone UK the first to commit to offering the pale-hued QWERTY smartphone. We grabbed some hands-on playtime with the new variant, to see if a new color option could be enough to persuade us to stick it out with RIM for another contract cycle. Check out our first impressions after the cut.

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BlackBerry 7 OS devices to finally get WiFi Hot Spot support

BlackBerry 7 OS devices to finally get WiFi Hot Spot support

The BlackBerry 7 OS devices recently launched have on their boxes the label "Hot Spot Capable," and yet none are capable of this feature just yet. A leaked memo to the Now Network carrier, however, reveals that the mobile WiFi Hot Spot feature will be coming soon via a software update in the coming months.

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BlackBerry Bold 9790 leaks, sporting 9900 internals

BlackBerry Bold 9790 leaks, sporting 9900 internals

If you're a BlackBerry fan that was put off by the pricey BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 that recently launched, there may be a more affordable option with similar specs on its way. The BlackBerry Bold 9790 has just been outed in a picture next to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 for comparison. The 9790 is expected to sport the same internals but packaged in a smaller form factor and at a possibly lower price.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 priced sky-high in US

BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 priced sky-high in US

Pricing for the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 in the US has been revealed, and you could almost think that the US carriers wanted to kill off RIM given the sky-high numbers involved. Verizon's "World Phone" Bold 9930 is available now, priced at $249.99 with a new, two year agreement and data package, while T-Mobile USA will offer the Bold 9900 at the end of this month but is asking even more.

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BlackBerry Bold 9930 Review

BlackBerry Bold 9930 Review

RIM's on familiar ground with the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930. QWERTY candybars have made the company's reputation, and while the Torch series - whether slider or all-touch - may offer interesting variations on the theme, the Bold is where the Canadians will be judged. Now offering both a touchscreen and a physical keyboard, along with a speedy CPU and slimmed-down chassis, on paper this is arguably the best BlackBerry today. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 on sale in UK [Video]

BlackBerry Bold 9900 on sale in UK [Video]

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 has gone on sale in the UK, with Vodafone offering the smartphone in-store from today. Priced from free on new agreements at £34.17 or above, the Bold 9900 has a full QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen display and a 1.2GHz processor, as well as a copy of BlackBerry 7. Vodafone tells SlashGear that pre-order customers should begin receiving their Bold 9900 from today.

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BlackBerry 7 Devices Already Obsolete?

BlackBerry 7 Devices Already Obsolete?

Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled several new BlackBerry 7 OS smartphones this morning including the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, the Blackberry Torch 9810, and the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860. All of which will include new touchscreen displays on familiar form factors. These phones won't ship until later this month, but are they already obsolete?

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BlackBerry Bold 9930 Outed By Verizon Ahead Of Official Announcement

BlackBerry Bold 9930 Outed By Verizon Ahead Of Official Announcement

RIM is expected to launch seven BlackBerry 7 OS smartphones before the end of this year, with one of them being the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930. Just yesterday, the company's Twitter account hinted at a major announcement to come today, asking followers to check back for details on the upcoming phones, but it looks like Verizon beat them to the punch with a video demo of the device.

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Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930 hands-on [Video]

Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930 hands-on [Video]

RIM may have only brought one new smartphone along to BlackBerry World 2011 this week, but the new Bold 9900/9930 promises to slot neatly into the flagship position in the company's range. Offering the much-requested double hit of touchscreen and physical keyboard, in a candybar form-factor, the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 also marks the debut of BlackBerry 7 OS. Check out our hands-on report after the cut.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 official with BlackBerry 7 OS

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 official with BlackBerry 7 OS

BlackBerry World 2011 is kicking off today in Orlando, and RIM has officially unveiled its latest smartphones, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Bold 9930. The thinnest BlackBerry smartphones to-date, at 10.5mm thick, the two handsets have 2.8-inch capacitive 640 x 480 287dpi touchscreens, full QWERTY keyboards and an optical trackpad, and run BlackBerry 7 OS on a 1.2GHz processor with 768MB of memory.

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Bank Of America Testing Mobile Wallet With NFC BlackBerry Smartphones

Bank Of America Testing Mobile Wallet With NFC BlackBerry Smartphones

The time when you can pay for that Starbucks coffee with the swipe of your BlackBerry may very well be upon us. A source from BGR claims that Bank of America has begun testing out its new Mobile Wallet service that uses NFC technology for mobile payments.

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