BlackBerry Curve 8520 does away with trackball

As the major BlackBerry model brands are updated for the holiday season, the Curve 8520 is the odd one out. Compared to the new Bold 9700 and Storm 2, it just feels out

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Brian Jackson

eBay for BlackBerry released, feedback requested

Research In Motion (RIM) this morning listed an early version of its new eBay for BlackBerry e-commerce application for download on its BlackBerry App World software store. The free, beta application lets BlackBerry

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Al Sacco

Dazzling designs add sizzle to Blackberry handsets campaign

How do you get creative types to look at a smartphone that's not an iPhone? The answer for Vodafone was to engage the illustration skills of New York-based design studio Vault49 to remind

Published on: November 25th, 2009 Neil Bennett

How to flag e-mail messages in the new BlackBerry OS

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) recently started shipping its brand new mobile operating system (OS), BlackBerry handheld OS 5.0. The new software packs a variety of cool new features and enhancements, including improved

Published on: November 24th, 2009 Al Sacco

‘Rogue’ smartphones could be used to launch DDoS attacks, warns RIM exec

BlackBerry and smartphone security in general hasn't garnered much attention or concern over the past few years--at least from a consumer, or user, perspective; enterprises have been invested in mobile device security since

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Al Sacco

Absurdly small, cheap and feature-dense gadgets

Netbooks are tiny. That's the whole point. But can they be too small? The answer is: Yes. Too small   A Chinese company called uSmart Electronic Products Ltd. showed off at the Hong

Published on: November 18th, 2009 David Eisenstadt

New app will let BlackBerry smartphone users access LinkedIn

BlackBerry smartphone users will soon be able to download and employ a LinkedIn mobile application that will allow them to access the business-oriented social networking service while on the go, via an innovative

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Al Sacco

Air Canada iPhone app, Coors Light campaign nominated for Canadian New Media Awards

If there's one fact that clearly emerges from this year’s Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA), it is that mobile device marketing is now seriously vying with traditional media sources for advertising dollars. Phones

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry for guys, iPhone for gals?

The "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" stereotypes in Apple's famous ad campaign have nothing on the findings from a new study of BlackBerry and iPhone owners.The survey, done by consumer electronics shopping

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Tom Kaneshige

iPhone satisfaction rating hits the roof … almost

Apple iPhone users are almost twice as likely to say they are "very satisfied" with their smartphone than second-place RIM and its BlackBerry, a recent survey shows. According to ChangeWave Research, which polled

Published on: October 29th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

RIM looks to enhance Web browsing on BlackBerry

RIM is expanding its effort to redefine the Web browsing experience for BlackBerry users. In a recent job posting on LinkedIn, RIM asked for an expert C++ programmer who is firmly grounded in

Published on: October 23rd, 2009 John Cox

How to use your BlackBerry to send video, audio and image messages

You've probably used your BlackBerry smartphone to send countless text, or short message service (SMS), messages. Perhaps you even employ your device's multimedia messaging service (MMS) functionality to distribute image- and video-messages to

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Al Sacco

Windows Mobile 6.5 a “fine-tuning” rather than full-scale upgrade

Today's release of Windows Mobile 6.5 is not the complete overhaul that users have been demanding. For that the smartphone-using public will have to wait for Windows Mobile 7, scheduled to release in

Published on: October 8th, 2009

How your BlackBerry makes you a target for spies

IPhone lovers and other smartphone users should take heed: A security researcher showed ways to spy on a BlackBerry user during a presentation Wednesday, including listening to phone conversations, stealing contact lists, reading

Published on: October 8th, 2009 Dan Nystedt