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30% Blackberry Blackout by Corporate and Enterprise – Bring Your Favourite Gear
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30% Blackberry Blackout by Corporate and Enterprise – Bring Your Favourite Gear

As we Jamaicans say "Bad luck wuss dan obeah". It just is not Blackberry’s Year, people! First, they have no smartphones to begin with, as even RIM (Research in Motion) themselves have opted not to class themselves in that category, as really, there is nothing “smart” about their phones. Their Tablet, the RIM Playbook, got cursed both by bad design as well as by Telecom Operator O2 in the UK (United Kingdom), who rejected the Tablet due to, quote, “issues with the end to end customer experience” as noted in my article RIM’s PlayBook needs to become a Real Tablet. RIM is now riding the mass defection whale ever since the Great BB Messenger Outage of October 2011AD. This at a time when a survey by analyst Enterprise Corporate Management indicates that 30% of Corporate and Enterprise Clie...
RIM’s PlayBook needs to become a Real Tablet
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RIM’s PlayBook needs to become a Real Tablet

RIM (Research in Motion) had launched their answer to the Apple iPad in the US of A earlier in April 2011AD - to rather lukewarm sales. For those of you who love gadgets and specs, my colleague Kelroy’s article The Blackberry Playbook has arrived should provide you with no end of delight! Pushing specs aside, the PlayBook’s pricing and performance issues bedevil RIM’s Tablet, with RIM on May 13th 2011AD having to recall one thousand (1000) of them due to a glitch in the QNX OS that these 7”-inchers run their laps in pursuit of Apple’s perfection. The PlayBook Tablet sans contract and no 3G or 4G support, I am left wondering: RIM, seriously? RIM is now struggling worldwide against the might and muscle of Google Android OS on ultra-cheap smartphones and the Apple iPhone, which on 14th Ju...
Apple’s Revolution: Android @ Home and IceCream Sandwich in 2015AD
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Apple’s Revolution: Android @ Home and IceCream Sandwich in 2015AD

The Apple iPhone is an honest to goodness, genuine revolution in the US Mobile smartphone space. The Apple iPhone revolutionized what a smartphone is, making unpopular AT&T a bonafide Rising Star. And now Google Android OS, that zany alphabet-soup food themed OS, is taking over that space along with the International Mobile smartphone space! But how did it all begin? It really began with the Apple iPhone 3GS! The Apple iPhone 3GS sales stats in 2009AD the tale better than a box full of rabid Fennec foxes of what can only be called a revolution: Increase in customers in the Second Quarter of 2009AD, a 29% boost over the corresponding Second Quarter in 2008, that translated to one million two hundred thousand (1,200,000) customers. 15% profit dip for that Second Quarte...
The Blackberry Playbook has arrived
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The Blackberry Playbook has arrived

The long awaiting Blackberry Playbook tablet computer has been released today in North America. RIM is entering a market dominated by Apple's iPad but with fierce competition existing and on the horizon from from HP (webOS) Samsung (Android) and Microsoft (Windows). The buzz surrounding the Playbook's launch is nowhere near that of the iPad but industry professionals are quick to point out that the Playbook's target audience (business professionals and executives) are not the type to go standing in lines. Lets see how successful the Playbook will be as the tablet wars get even hotter and hotter in the coming months. BlackBerry PlayBook specs and key features 7″ LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support BlackBerry Tablet OS with su...
RIM Playbook Launch Date – Win one for the Enterprise and Corporate Team
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RIM Playbook Launch Date – Win one for the Enterprise and Corporate Team

It’s Official, folks. RIM, makers of the iconic Blackberry, an Enterprise platform’s best friend, is planning to launch their RIM Playbook on Sunday April 10th 2011 according to BGR (Boy Genius Report). But before you, dear reader, start cavorting about and grinding you hand crank organ like a Hurdy-Gurdy Man, Caveat Lector! This somber date was revealed as the must-launch First Quarter debut for the controversial RIM Playbook by BGR (Boy Genius Report) on Saturday March 2nd 2011. One thing from my experience is that as Saturday follows Sunday, BGR has always been very accurate. So just in case I might have to end up tasting the heel of my shoes or be sent to the woodshed, I double-checked and lo and behold, BGR, to castigate them in Jamaican patios, “unnu let me down star!” So RIM fa...
RIM PlayBook and Jamaica  – Les  French Conneccion Internacional
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RIM PlayBook and Jamaica – Les French Conneccion Internacional

Tablets are definately the buzz word this February 2011, with a slew of new releases occurring so frequently, that Silicon Valley might have to start setting up a Box Office to sell movie tickets to attend these Developer conferences and Launch Presentations. For the record, that is an idea for some in Silicon Valley or even Jamaica to look into with regards to Corporate functions. So I guess the prognostications of John Morris, a reporter for ZDNet, sister website of CNET, were spot on: CES (Consumer Electronics Show) was all about Tablets. The Motorola Xoom being the talk of CES Techneratti, an event foreshadowed by its debut at the Tuesday December 7th Google Event at which Google Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb was peppered by flashing light bulbs and Developer’s cheers of delight. ...
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Government of India Postpones Blackberry Ban

Research in Motion Ltd (RIM) has been at odds with quite a few countries lately as it relates to their Blackberry service and the encryption method used by RIM protect customer data. India is one of those countries as the Government of the fast rising country and home to the second largest population in the world gave RIM an October 31, 2010 deadline to all the government access to to the protected data. RIM and the Government of India has come to a temporary agreement which allow Blackberries to continue to be available in India at least until  a final solution is agreed upon by January 31, 2011 so that the government can have continued access to the encrypted data. Press release below. (more…)
Why are Blackberries so Popular?
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Why are Blackberries so Popular?

Blackberries have been around for just about a decade, providing the first feasible mobile solution to corporate men looking to stay connected on the go. Without doubt blackberry have held onto this market ever since, we are however not here to talk about the old and boring coporate men in suites and ties, we are here to talk about blackberry's popularity. Blackberry Platform vs Others I am a Symbian guy. Many of you unfamiliar with mobile technology might ask: "What the hell is Symbian??". Well Symbian is the most popular smartphone platform in the word, 40% of every smartphone sold is a symbian smartphone, mainly by Nokia. Blackberry might lack symbian's numbers worldwide but the platform rules in the western hemisphere and commands as much mindshare and accultism as the iPhone. Peop...