BlackBerry Ban Begins 8/6 in Saudi Arabia

Less than 48 hours after the United Arab Emirates announced they would begin banning BlackBerry service on October 11 comes word from it’s neighbor to the west that they, too, would be banning BlackBerry service but sooner rather than later.

The Communications and Information Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia threw the …

AT&T and RIM Announce the BlackBerry Torch

After a 16-month collaboration, AT&T and RIM announced the BlackBerry Torch, the first BlackBerry with touch-screen and full QWERTY keyboard. As expected, RIM’s latest OS, 6.0, powers the Torch including a handful of new features, like universal search, tabbed browsing, and group messaging.

(More on Techland: RIM Stokes BlackBerry

BlackBerry 9800 To Be Unveiled Today

Handset manufacturers and mobile carriers tend to spend quite a bit of money on fluff phone launches (cough*Samsung*cough) but AT&T rarely, if ever, falls into that category. When RIM’s unannounced BlackBerry 9780 aka Bold broke cover last week, many – including myself – assumed that was the device AT&T would be unveiling. Turns out …

BlackBerry 9780 and OS 6.0 Shown Off

RIM and AT&T are holding a BlackBerry event on August 3 in NYC for an unannounced handset launch but Driphter may have spoiled the fun for us all with this video of a Bold 9780.

According to Driphter.com, the 9780 is nearly identical to the Bold 9700 with the exception of it running OS 6.0. Besides the hardware, the real meat is …

Video: Is BlackBerry 6 Enough To Keep You Around?

RIM has just released a video preview of its upcoming BlackBerry OS update, 6.0. It certainly looks like a modern OS is it enough to keep diehard BlackBerry users from jumping ship to something a little more shiny and new? The most notable change in 6 besides the UI has to be the inclusion of a WebKit browser. But, again, I ask whether …

BlackBerry 6 User Interface Demo Video Emerges

RIM has tapped the Black Eyed Peas’ Boom Boom Pow to show off its upcoming BlackBerry 6 operating system. A fashionable business lady, a man in a suit, and a kid at school all dance behind the transparent interface and push various buttons. It’s all very hard to watch. The final few seconds with the three of them in a B-Boy stance is the …

BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G Officially Outed

The annual BlackBerry hoopla known as WES kicks off today in Orlando and with it comes two new hardware announcements. Say hello to the Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G.

The Pearl 3G has actually been lurking around since Q4 of 2009 and it’s about as exciting as you’d expect. The revamped hardware falls in line with the general aesthetic …

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