RIM Delivers BlackBerry 10 to Carrier Certification Labs
Research In Motion today announced that it has submitted BlackBerry 10 to more than 50 wireless network operators around the world for certification on those networks. All cell phones go through a certification process wherein the carrier tests the hardware and software for performance and behavior on that carrier's network. The process generally takes three or four months to complete. RIM said its BB10 platform was delivered to the carriers, but said nothing about actual BB10 smartphones. RIM is expected to launch BlackBerry 10 during the first quarter of 2013.
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T-Mobile to Sell BlackBerry Classic May 13
T-Mobile today said it would make the BlackBerry Classic smartphone available to customers beginning May 13. The Classic has been sold by other carriers for months.
PayPal Reaches BlackBerry 10 Devices
PayPal has made a version of its mobile application available in the BlackBerry World app store for devices running BlackBerry OS 10.x. With this new app, PayPal is available to Android, BlackBerry, Fire OS, iOS, and Windows smartphones.
BlackBerry Classic Now Available for Preorder
BlackBerry today made the BlackBerry Classic handset available for preorder in the U.S. The Classic runs BlackBerry 10 and is a traditional bar-style phone with a square touch screen and physical QWERTY keyboard below it.
TCL Outlines Alcatel and BlackBerry Handset Strategy
TCL, the parent corporation of Alcatel, unveiled its new handset strategy moving forward. The company will continue to build its Alcatel-branded smartphones that target the low/value end of the market.
TCL to Be Sole Maker of BlackBerry Phones
BlackBerry today said moving forward TCL Communications, the parent company of Alcatel, will be responsible for designing, manufacturing, selling, and supporting all BlackBerry-branded smartphones. The companies struck an agreement that sees TCL licensing BlackBerry's security software and service suite along with the BlackBerry brand.
Seriously though, my first BB was the Storm, which I am still using. I don't see the big deal about the physical keyboard. Would much rather have the bigger screen than give up all that space for t...
If BB 10 doesn't cook bacon for you.....
Seriously, RIM isn't dead. They have been growing the entire time people have been saying that though.