• BlackBerry Niagara: Like the 9000 without 3G

    BGR didn’t divulge too much information on the Niagara other than the fact that it will be 3G-less, which stinks considering AT&T’s network has been up and running for quite a while and T-Mobile just commenced rolling out of their UMTS network. It appears to be a frumpier version of the 9000 aka Storm. Read More

  • T-Mobile to get BlackBerry KickStart in September?

    So the clamshell BlackBerry from RIM that surfaced the other day is getting spec’d out thanks to BGR. The KickStart will be quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE with a 2-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi. Following the Pearl’s example, the KickStart will be available in a variety of anodized colors. I don’t know, clamshells could be making a comeback. I kind of dig this one regardless of the… Read More

  • Blackberry Storm to kill iPhone

    RIM’s new touchscreen phone (technically the 9000), now called the Storm, is lined up to kill the iPhone the same way you can kill Dracula in Castlevania — you know he’s just going to come back in the next game. RIM registered in 2007 and then grabbed the rest of the domains in 2008. RIM has been taking all sorts of interviews lately, stopping short of… Read More

  • CrackBerry: Ten reasons the iPhone isn't a Blackberry

    Blackberry users, like our own Peter Ha, are a crazy, insane, disturbed, deranged, and unbalanced set of psychos. They love their wittle-bitty smartphones to death, literally. My downstairs neighbor just retired his third in a year. And you know they hate the iPhone. So much, that the people at came up with ten reasons why the iPhone isn’t the Blackberry. Curiously absent… Read More

  • BlackBerry Kickstart: RIM's first clamshell

    The rumors are true, RIM does have a clamshell BlackBerry and it’s said to be coming soon. Most likely by the end of the year. The Kickstart as it’s being dubbed at the moment has a SureType keyboard, external LCD and has the same trackball we’ve all come to love or loathe. I don’t know about this one. I’m not that big a fan of clamshells, but it is a BlackBerry. Read More

  • BlackBerry 9000 internal docs show off new UI

    Someone, or something, has leaked a BlackBerry’s 9000 internal spec sheet to BGR . (These controlled “leaks” are part of how RIM does business, you know.) It’s more or less a complete overview of the newly designed user interface. Pictured here, a few shots of some of the new themes. Church. The BlackBerry 9000 is supposed to be RIM’s “answer” to… Read More

  • Sprint BlackBerry Curve appears in Best Buy ad

    The BlackBerry Curve 8330 has shown up in Best Buy’s May Mobile Buyer’s Guide for $199 with a two-year contract and service plan under $60 per month or $179 with a two-year contract and service plan over $60 per month. Existing Sprint customers looking to upgrade can get the Curve for $229.99 if they’ve fulfilled an existing two-year contract. Otherwise the regular price is… Read More

  • Should RIM bother to target BlackBerry at consumers?

    RIM may have a bit of a problem on its hands, says today’s New York Times. The BlackBerry manufacturer, it seems, doesn’t know which segment of the smartphone market to cater to: the Wall Street crowd or the everyday consumer, both of which have very different demands from each other. While the typical business executive couldn’t give a damn if his or her BlackBerry comes… Read More

  • AT&T delaying launch of 3G BlackBerry, loves the iPhone too much

    Well, well, well. What do we have here? Looks like AT&T may be delaying the launch of RIM’s 3G BlackBerry in favor of the 3G iPhone that’s probably going to launch at WWDC in June. But that’s pure speculation at this point. There does seem to be a valid reason as to why the BlackBerry 8900 aka Meteor is being delayed till August and that’s due to concerns over… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve hits Alltel

    Is it just me or is Alltel getting a decent amount of cool devices lately? The latest device to hit Alltel store shelves is a titanium-colored BlackBerry Curve 8330. This one is akin to the Curve available on AT&T because it lacks Wi-Fi, but has GPS. A new 2-year contract will fetch the Curve at $230 starting May 1, but you can pre-order now. Read More

  • Review: Blackberry Pearl 8120 from T-Mobile

    Here we go again: another Blackberry product with UMA from T-Mobile. If you travel at all, you need UMA on T-Mobile. Straight up. Say what you want about your Samsung Ace with SIM card slot. That’s weak sauce compared to a phone that works at any hotspot worldwide. The 8120 is an updated Pearl with improved keyboard and Hotspot@Home support. Hotspot@Home is a $10/month service that… Read More

  • BFF call for help: Cool Blackberry apps?

    Ryan writes: I’ve posted a lot of comments regarding my fanboydom towards the blackberry. Other than the large amount of MAPI calls made to an exchange server I see nothing wrong with a blackberry on a BES for any business user, technical or non technical. That being said I’m once again carrying a crackberry after two years with a Q, I’m very excited about it and am totes… Read More

  • T-Mobile launches Blackberry 8120

    Hot on the heels of the 8820 T-Mobile and RIM are pleased, if not really surprisingly overjoyed, to announce the 8120 with Hotspot@Home UMA support. Obviously you’re not going to get a QWERTY keyboard on the wee pearl but you do have VoIP calling and Wi-Fi browsing. Read More

  • Guitar Hero Mobile on Blackberry I wish this were an April Fool’s joke — in fact I’m praying it is — but someone out there apparently thinks it was a good idea to… Read More

  • Video: Slingplayer Mobile for BlackBerry 8820 David Zatz of Zatz Not Funny was kind enough to show me his AT&T BB 8820 running Slingplayer Mobile. There’s no launch date at the moment. Read More

  • Blodget: "New Blackberry is dum"

    While I tend to agree that RIM’s OS is definitely showing its age, Henry Blodget is totally down on the new 9000 interface with its iPhon-esque UI and, well, Blackberry-esque keyboard and lack of touchscreen. Again, this phone is not for skinny-jeans wearing hipsters. It’s for straight-leg khaki-wearing business guys who won’t shut up about cars and golf. Therefore… Read More

  • First impressions of the BlackBerry 9000

    BlackBerry fans take heed for the BGR has learned a few things about the upcoming BlackBerry 9000. Everything we reported was true. 624MHz processor, 480×320 screen, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G, etc.
    The web browser flies. “Loads web pages in 3-4 seconds.”
    The BlackBerry 9000 in its current state runs OS 4.5
    Early launch date was slated for a consumer AT&T launch on June 18th. Remember… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl 8120 available at AT&T

    Just a reminder that the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is available at AT&T. We just got ours in and will have a review soon. Read More

  • Rumor: BlackBerry 9000 slated for late summer release

    Sorry BlackBerry fans, but it looks like the 9000-series is being pushed from an early summer release to late summer. The BGR has the scoop and says AT&T will have first dibs, as they usually do for RIM devices, on the 9000-series devices in July or August. I’m content with the 8820 for now, but once that fancy touchscreen slider comes out. Oh boy! Read More

  • Review: T-Mobile's Blackberry 8820

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1703.JPG,full,pp_image] What isn’t there to love about T-Mobiles UMA VoIP Wi-Fi solution? Like mini-bar cashews and a nice upgrade to business class, T-Mobile knows what makes travelers happy, especially international financiers with a Spitzerian mistress in every port and a burgeoning Falstaffian gut. UMA to an international traveler is like finding a great… Read More