Research in Motion recently announced the new BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, Torch 9850/9860 and Torch 9810 phones, all running BlackBerry OS 7 and the same day, AT&T announced the phones as part of its upcoming BlackBerry 4G line-up.
Neither the official RIM nor the AT&T announcement indicated exact release dates for the phone but a Wireless Giant roadmap leak seems to hint dates on which these devices will land. AT&T officially announced that the 4G BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9860 will arrive later this year in AT&T’s [...]
One of the many new BlackBerrys RIM will shortly be launching to help revamp its aging smartphone lineup, the Torch 9850 has been popping up in Sprint release roadmaps for the past few months. Most recently, we’ve seen the phone attached to an August 21 release date. With the phone nearly upon us, it’s not surprising that we’ve seen a few pictures of the device slip out, but now we can get a really good look at it, thanks to a new render of the smartphone.
Here you can see the 9850 getting ready for Sprint; it should also be putting in an appearance with US [...]
Ever since Microsoft’s been showing off what Mango will be able to do, it’s been promoting the platform’s accelerated HTML5 performance. After initially showing-up Apple and the rest of the competition, a new test had Mango dropping beneath iOS 5’s performance levels. Running that test multiple times, though, showed inconsistent data, though the numbers did lean towards a slight Microsoft advantage. Now Microsoft’s back with a new HTML5 demo, hoping to regain its top spot.
At the Worldwide Partners Conference in Los Angeles this week, Microsoft [...]
Two months back, RIM started a new BlackBerry buy-back program, letting you sell the company your unwanted BlackBerry smartphones and get a credit towards the purchase of a shiny, new model. At the time, the offer only extended to customer in the United States. Now a whole set of new BlackBerry owners can take advantage of the deals, as RIM has expanded access to include Canada.
Depending on which BlackBerry you’re interested in trading in, you could qualify for a payout as high as $170 (RIM advertises up to $120, but several phones are worth more). An old Pearl 8130 will [...]
It’s been a while since I’ve used a BlackBerry. My first experience was with the BlackBerry 8820 a few years ago. Today, we’ve got the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 to review, which RIM calls its best BlackBerry phone ever. It’s the first device with the new BlackBerry 6 operating system, and the software design is much better than it has been in the past — but is that enough, and are the differences significant?
Here’s the unboxing for the BlackBerry Torch.
The new BlackBerry Torch is running a [...]
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 [...]
The stream of BlackBerry leaks continues today, as the alleged successor to the BlackBerry Torch has been outed by BGR, following earlier reports detailing the supposed BlackBerry “Dakota” hybrid along with the next-generation Curve “Apollo.” Fortunately for RIM fans, the so-called Torch 2 (probably retailing as the Torch 98xx) seems to make up for many of its predecessor’s shortcomings, most significantly by allegedly boosting the CPU speed from 624MHz to 1.2GHz. While the display will reportedly remain at 3.2 inches, its resolution is said to have been [...]
In a bit of shameless promotion, AT&T teamed-up with Conan O’Brien to show off the BlackBerry Torch 9800 during Tuesday night’s show, with Conan tweeting live throughout the broadcast.
From his TeamCoco twitter account, O’Brien sent out dozens of tweets during the east-coast TBS broadcast of Conan. Aware of how his fanbase might respond to such blatant advertising for the Torch, O’Brien and sidekick Andy Richter hammed it up to the point of absurdity, mugging for the camera with their smartphones and extolling the virtues of AT&T’s [...]
To listen to Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu, you’d think Verizon has developed a schoolgirl crush on the iPhone. According to his sources, the carrier is very excited about a 2011 launch for the handset, to the point that it’s anticipating those iPhone sales more than the continued sales from its other smartphone platforms.
Wu reports that Verizon sees its Android sales growth on the downswing, and is looking to the iPhone as the major draw it needs to keep revenues up. We’ve been expecting a Verizon iPhone in the new year for some time, and while there’s [...]
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 [...]