Microsoft Surface
It’s sacrilege to some Apple fanboys. It’s also something none of Apple’s competitors have been able to claim since that “magical” day in early 2010. But when Microsoft unveiled the Surface tablet (actually a pair of them) Monday, the software company clearly had one ultimate goal: to make a tablet that’s better than the iPad. Continue Reading →
BlackBerry 9650
I very rarely call the “time of death” of a company.  It’s really not my place.  But, after my customer service experience with RIM (Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry smart devices) the other day, I think it’s safe to say that BlackBerry has passed on! RIM is no more! It has ceased to Continue Reading →
Blackberry / RIM
Research in Motion (RIM) on Tuesday appointed a new chief operating officer (COO) and chief marketing officer (CMO) as RIM prepares to launch BlackBerry 10 smartphones later this year in hopes of reversing a decline in its global smartphone share.  Read the full story at Computerworld Continue Reading →
Blackberry / RIM
Research in Motion on Tuesday unveiled prototypes of the new BlackBerry 10 phone and operating system that the company hopes will be its salvation, in a form that looked quite rough around the edges. Among the features missing on the test phones given to software developers was the ability to actually make phone calls or Continue Reading →
Blackberry / RIM
Acknowledging it is no longer a BlackBerry-only world, Research In Motion on Tuesday released the first version of its server software to manage other company’s mobile devices. The update to BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, as promised, can help businesses keep tabs on Android and iOS devices in addition to BlackBerry phones and PlayBook tablets.  Read the Continue Reading →
Twitter threw a bone to beleaguered BlackBerry owners on Monday with an app update that offers some parity to Twitter’s iOS and Android apps. The new Twitter for BlackBerry lets users share links to web pages directly from the browser and automatically shortens links you send from your phone. Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Smartphones are trending up, they now account for almost 50 percent of mobile phones in the United States.  And, not surprisingly, feature phones are trending down – four out of five new mobile phone purchases are for smartphones.  The clear winner is Google, about 48 percent of Continue Reading →