BlackBerry MySpot Design Concept Reinvents BIS, For All

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Paying early homage to my new initiative BBi, I’ve collaborated with design guru @Pootermobile for a concept rendering. Call it separation anxiety, or waning nostalgia but there was a lot of value in the legacy BIS system not only from a service revenue perspective but from a security one as well. While no system is…

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Review: 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook

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After more than a year, and amid the drama, speculation and buzz surrounding BlackBerry 10, Research in Motion has rather silently delivered on their promise of a 4G BlackBerry PlayBook.  Putting aside the improved processor, 4G radio, and NFC,  you’d be hard-pressed to find any difference between it and the original PlayBook.  Yet, this could be considered a…

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How 4G LTE is Delaying BlackBerry 10 Phones and Why It’s Not (That) Bad

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During the Q3 fiscal 2012 earnings conference call, Research In Motion co-CEO and founder, Mike Lazaridis, explained the reason BlackBerry 10 phones would be delayed. Lazaridis explained they had decided to wait it out until Qualcomm released a more efficient dual-core LTE chipset. RIM has been all about battery performance. This is one of the…

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T-Mobile USA MVNO Simple Mobile Unleashes $60 Unlimited PrePaid 4G BlackBerry Plan

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Simple Mobile, a T-Mobile USA Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), announced today two new plans for BlackBerry users. The $50 plan that includes unlimited talk, unlimited text (domestic and international), BlackBerry Email (BIS), BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), access to the BlackBerry App World and unlimited Web browsing at HPSA speeds. The company will also offer a…

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