Spotify has seen its sphere of influence continue to expand this year, finally bringing its streaming music services to fans in the United States as well as expanding access to additional mobile platforms. The latest to be tapped to join the Spotify family is BlackBerry, with the app ending its preview period and officially launching today.
While we’re excited to see Spotify find a new operating system to call home, this release isn’t without its limitations. Device compatibility is the elephant in the room, and Spotify will only play nicely with BlackBerry devices [...]
Of all the new RIM hardware that we’ve been seeing lately, the Bold 9790 codename Bellagio – has been one of the most elusive. After seeing it in photographs back in May, it drifted off our radar for a while, only to reappear in late July in some new video clips. Now we have some new pics to check out, comparing the phone against the recently-released Bold 9900, as well as some information on the handset’s hardware specs.
Like previous models in the 9700 series, the 9790 offers a smaller-form-factor alternative to larger Bolds like the 9900. Not that [...]
Back at the tail end of May, we got a look at the BlackBerry Bold 9790, and it left us scratching our head a bit. It looked like a refresh of the 9700 line, but weren’t sure how it would fit into RIM’s plans when placed up against the new models coming out in the 9900 line. We wondered if the smartphone might just be an internal prototype never meant to see the light of day. That suspicion was slightly reinforced when we tried to deduce what the seven BlackBerry models RIM claims it will release this year could be; we could think of more than seven, and others look far more [...]
Over the last few days, we’ve seen lots of pics and video of upcoming BlackBerry handsets leak out, giving us an early view at some of the most anticipated additions to RIM’s lineup. The trend continues through today, with the BlackBerry Bold 9790 posing for a series of its own pictures.
It’s not clear right now just how the 9790 will fit in with the rest of RIM’s upcoming smartphones. According to the source that provided the phone’s images, the 9790 performs significantly better than current models of its lineage, like the Bold 9780. With the [...]
New images of the rumored Blackberry Bold Touch show it in comparison to the previous generation Bold 9700 and the Torch 9800.
In the image above you can see the differences in shape between the new Bold 9900 (right) and the Bold 9700 (left). It has a new more rounded shape with a thin silver bezel. Also shown is the change to capacitive buttons and what appears to be a front facing camera.
Here you see the Bold Touch 9900 (bottom) has a thinner and sleeker shape than the Torch (middle) and the Bold 9700 (top)
The Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 is reported to [...]
Though we love hearing news on upcoming top-of-the-line hardware, it can be just as rewarding to learn about older smartphones that seem blissfully unaware of their age as they continue to receive updates to the latest software. RIM’s BlackBerry Bold 9700 was released all the way back in 2009, but that’s not stopping the company from upgrading the smartphone to the modern BlackBerry OS 6.0.
Specifically, this release is version 188.8.131.526. BlackBerry users are no strangers to pre-release OS updates leaking early, and the 9700 poses no exception. Three weeks ago, BBOS [...]
Canadian smartphone users who are looking to pick up a new model are in for a treat, since Telus has slashed prices on many of it popular models, offering most for free when you sign-on for a three-year term.
While some of the newest models, like the HTC Desire HD, will still set you back $50, the vast majority are available at no cost after subsidies. Android smartphones that are free with this offer include the original HTC Desire, the LG Optimus One, the Droid-like Motorola Milestone, Samsung’s Fascinate, and the Motorola Charm. Some, like the Charm, stuck on Android [...]
Research in Motion is developing an entry-level BlackBerry slider that is said to be “much smaller” than AT&T’s Torch 9800, according to BlackBerry Leaks. The site reports that this information comes from the same tipster who correctly leaked the initial overview of a device that would eventually become the Pearl 9105. This individual apparently goes on to say that the handset (mockup pictured above) will be cheaper for carriers than the Bold 9700, which isn’t really saying much at all considering that model is currently top-of-the-line on both T-Mobile and [...]