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  • What BlackBerry's CEO Wants From Apple

    01/22/2015 11:43:37 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 1-22-15 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    BlackBerry's CEO John Chen wants companies to stop "discriminatory practices" against BlackBerry by not allowing them to use certain apps. Chen called out Apple and Netflix in a blog post about net neutrality and what he called a "two-tiered wireless broadband ecosystem" where developers create apps only for iOS and Android devices. "Unlike BlackBerry, which allows iPhone users to download and use our BBM service, Apple does not allow BlackBerry or Android users to download Apple's iMessage messaging service," he wrote. Apple's iMessage service is only available to customers using the company's ecosystem of devices. Calling out Netflix, Chen said...
  • BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs

    12/22/2014 7:34:41 AM PST · by McGruff · 15 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Dec 19, 2014
    BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) is working with Boeing Co (BA.N) on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicago-based aerospace and defense contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes, can self-destruct if it is tampered with.
  • Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe: IRS lawyer

    08/26/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-26-14 | Doug McKelway
    Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration. Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was "removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012." That date - June 2012 - is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about...
  • Fossils Unearthed at Silicon Valley Construction Site

    07/07/2014 2:23:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jul 7, 2014
    Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported. Most of the fossils uncovered at the Calaveras Dam replacement project in Fremont, California, are believed to be about 20 million years old, dating to the Miocene Epoch, when the ocean extended as far inland as Bakersfield, California, the San Jose Mercury News reported on Monday. Scallops, clams, barnacles and the teeth of an extinct hippopotamus-like creature called a Desmostylus...
  • Lois Lerner's Blackberry may hold smoking gun

    06/26/2014 6:26:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/26/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    No hard drive crash could prevent the release of the email revealing Lois Lerner’s attempt to persecute Senator Chuck Grassley for receiving an invitation because it was sent from her Blackberry (hat tip: Ed Driscoll). This immediately raises the question of what other emails may have been routed through her Blackberry.You may recall that just a couple of days ago, IRS commissioner John Koskinen declared that he didn’t know whether or not she had a Blackberry. That convenient obfuscation is no longer operative. Twitchy chronicles the Twitterverse’s reaction. Let’s see what kind of accident Lois will come up with to...
  • Rebuilding BlackBerry: CEO’s enterprise focus starts to pay dividends

    06/22/2014 10:56:19 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | June 21, 2014 | OMAR EL AKKAD
    Shortly after his appointment as BlackBerry Ltd.’s new CEO in November of last year, John Chen began making the rounds. At the time, the company was in a state of virtual freefall, its future a matter of debate. As a result, consumers and enterprise customers were bailing. Looking to stop the bleeding, Mr. Chen targeted BlackBerry’s most lucrative and strategically important demographic – the big corporate customers. “I personally spoke to a lot of people and have met a lot of customers, some very big names,” Mr. Chen said during an earnings call on Thursday. “When we have a chance...
  • Data security earns BlackBerry a boost from the Pentagon

    03/27/2014 11:26:13 PM PDT · by deks · 1 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 27, 2014 | The Canadian Press
    BlackBerry has earned a “full operational capability” designation from the U.S. Defense Department for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones and enterprise service, the smartphone company said Thursday. BlackBerry said the security certification will allow U.S. government employees to securely access email, data, apps and other department network resources using the company’s latest smartphones. On Wednesday, BlackBerry received certification for U.S. government employees to use its secure work space enterprise software on iPhones and devices that use the Android operating system. The technology is among products that became available through the rollout of the company’s BlackBerry 10 operating system. The software helps...
  • BlackBerry to bring back function keys to win back former fans

    02/24/2014 7:22:06 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Feb. 24, 2014 | SEAN SILCOFF
    BlackBerry Ltd. is seeking to win back once-devoted customers by bringing back a popular set of command keys that the company had abandoned with the launch of a new family of smartphones this past year. Sources familiar with the company say chief executive officer John Chen will announce Tuesday at a mobile industry conference in Barcelona that the Waterloo, Ont.-based company will restore its trademark “belt” of five function keys that sat between the screen and keyboard. This includes a trackpad and other keys that allowed users to easily navigate between different applications. The belt will appear later this year...
  • Ford expected to drop Microsoft, use BlackBerry QNX in next-gen Sync

    02/22/2014 2:04:31 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 22 replies
    AutoNews ^ | Craig Trudell and Jeff Green | Craig Trudell and Jeff Green
    TOKYO/DETROIT/TORONTO (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co., struggling with in-car technology glitches, will base the next-generation Sync system on BlackBerry Ltd.'s QNX and no longer use Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, according to people briefed on the matter. Using QNX will be less expensive than licensing Microsoft technology and will improve the flexibility and speed of the next Sync system, said the people, who declined to be identified because the decision hasn't been made public. Ford has more than 7 million vehicles on the road with Sync using Microsoft voice-activated software to make mobile phone calls and play music. Ford CEO Alan Mulally,...
  • WSJ:The Top Five Product Flops of 2013-Can You Believe It? ObamaCare #4! LOL!

    01/08/2014 8:08:02 PM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 2, 2014 | Jim Jelter
    For every hot product launch in 2013, there has also been a high-profile launch that was a miserable failure. MarketWatch's Jim Jelter takes a look at the top five of the flops.
  • BlackBerry faces another year of uncertainty as CEO launches rescue attempt

    12/27/2013 7:25:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Maclean's ^ | December 27, 2013 | David Friend
    TORONTO – BlackBerry hopes to clean the slate again as it heads into the new year with another lease on life and a leader who believes he can do what his predecessors couldn’t—save the company from a slow death. After months of painful uncertainty and dismal financial results, BlackBerry is in the hands of chairman and chief executive John Chen who hopes to navigate the company into 2014 with reinvigorated vision. “I need to go out and convince the world that the fight has now started,” said Chen during a recent media event at the company’s headquarters. “It’s a long-haul...
  • BlackBerry to retreat from consumer market, lay off 4,500 employees

    09/20/2013 12:45:36 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 09/20/2031 | n/a
    As was reported earlier this week, BlackBerry will be laying off 4,500 employees, over a third of its workforce. The layoff comes in an unexpected early earnings guidance release, in which the struggling manufacturer reveals it lost almost $1 billion last quarter. The loss is mainly attributable to the failed launch of BlackBerry's Z10 smartphone. The company says it expects a "primarily non-cash, pre-tax charge against inventory and supply commitments in the second quarter of approximately $930 million to $960 million" due mainly to the Z10. Moving forward, BlackBerry appears to be stepping back from the mainstream consumer market to...
  • BlackBerry planning deep job cuts: report

    09/18/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    Global News ^ | September 18, 2013 | Staff
    BlackBerry Ltd. is planning major staff reductions before the year is out, according to a published report citing unnamed sources. The Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker has an employee base of about 12,700 while the cuts would come from across the company’s entire operations, a report in the Wall Street Journal published Wednesday said. “Organizational moves will continue to occur to ensure we have the right people in the right roles to drive new opportunities in mobile computing,” a BlackBerry spokesman told the newspaper. The cuts—if true—would be the deepest and most extensive in the company’s history, eclipsing the 5,000 jobs...
  • Report: NSA can access most smartphone data

    09/08/2013 6:09:55 AM PDT · by John W · 48 replies
    AP via ^ | September 8, 2013 | Frank Jordans
    BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users' data on all major smartphones, according to a report Sunday in German news weekly Der Spiegel. The magazine cited internal documents from the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ in which the agencies describe setting up dedicated teams for each type of phone as part of their effort to gather intelligence on potential threats such as terrorists. The data obtained this way includes contacts, call lists, SMS traffic, notes and location information, Der Spiegel reported....
  • BlackBerry stands by security of smartphones amid British hacking report

    06/17/2013 5:08:10 PM PDT · by rickmichaels
    Canadian Press ^ | JUNE 17, 2013
    WATERLOO, Ont. – BlackBerry (TSX:BB) says it remains confident in the security of its smartphones after a newspaper reported that the British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into devices belonging to foreign diplomats at the G20 meetings in 2009. A document cited by the London-based Guardian newspaper appeared to boast of GCHQ’s ability to tap into smartphones. The Guardian quoted the document as saying that “capabilities against BlackBerry provided advance copies of G20 briefings to ministers.” It went on to say that “Diplomatic targets from all nations have an MO (a habit) of using smartphones,” adding that spies “exploited this...
  • Microsoft's Windows Phone Is Now Bigger Than BlackBerry

    05/16/2013 9:50:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/16/2013 | Jay Yarrow
    We're not sure if this is a good sign for Microsoft or a bad sign for BlackBerry, but Windows Phone is now the third largest smartphone operating system, according to IDC. Since we're optimists, we'll say it's a good sign for Microsoft. It's trying to catch up to Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems. It has a very long way to go before it catches either of them, but it had to start somewhere. Perhaps this is the start of the most unlikely come-from-behind victory in history. Here's the IDC numbers, via All Things D:
  • Someone bought 1,000,000 BlackBerry Z10 smartphones

    03/16/2013 9:11:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/13
    That's a whole lot of pie! An undisclosed customer bought a million BlackBerrys from the smartphone maker formerly known as Research In Motion -- marking the largest ever single purchase in the company's history. These aren't the business basic gadgets of years past, of course: The Canadian company unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 in January to rave reviews from tech watchers worldwide. The company hopes the redesigned BlackBerry will fuel a comeback -- and orders of this magnitude suggest it may be working. The pioneering brand lost its cachet not long after Apple's 2007 release of the...
  • BlackBerry 10 arrives Feb 5th in Canada, tomorrow in the UK, US carriers revealed (New OS)

    01/30/2013 10:06:01 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    engadget ^ | Jan 30th, 2013 at 11:23 AM | James Trew
    If you like what you've seen so far from RIM BlackBerry's big launch event today, then you might want to know when you can get it? Those in the US might have hoped the rumors weren't true, but indeed, you will have to wait until March before you can get your hands on BlackBerry 10. Though when it does land, customers of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint (only Q10 confirmed) and T-Mobile (Z10 confirmed) will all be able to get onboard. BlackBerry's giving its home turf a little bit of a head start with a February 5th release date and Bell,...
  • BlackBerry parent Research in Motion loses subscribers for first time

    12/20/2012 7:10:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Andrea Chang
    For the first time, struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion saw a decline in its subscriber base, reporting that the number of customers declined to 79 million in its fiscal third quarter. Three months ago, the Canadian company had 80 million subscribers. Revenue for the third quarter was $2.7 billion, down 47% from $5.2 billion in the same quarter a year earlier. The company posted a loss of $9 million, or 2 cents a share, compared with a profit of $265 million, or 51 cents a share, a year earlier.
  • Blackberry’s odd list of forbidden passwords includes characters from Winnie the Pooh and more

    12/19/2012 2:17:15 PM PST · by null and void · 36 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 12/17/12 | JEFFREY BAUSCH
    List meant to protect clueless from using popular passwords but leaves many confused behind reasoning For a while now, Blackberry has had in place a list of 106 prohibited passwords that device owners cannot use when setting up their Blackberry ID account. For all of its intents and purposes, the list is supposed to be a good thing; after all, it’s meant to save the clueless from using easily hackable passwords like “123456” and “password”. What’s confusing, though, and this is why the list is making headlines now even though it’s been in place for a while, is that there...
  • Storm gathers over Pakistan "coup" memo

    11/17/2011 9:05:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Hindu ^ | November 17, 2011 | Anita Joshua
    Storm gathers over Pakistan "coup" memo Anita Joshua Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani is reported to have tendered his resignation on Wednesday (American time) following allegations that he had submitted a memo on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari to former U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen to pre-empt a possible coup in the wake of the May 2 operation against al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. However, several hours after news broke of the resignation offer made during the night (Pakistani time), there was no word from the Government on whether it had been accepted or not....
  • Windows Phone to Pass BlackBerry, but Does It Matter?

    08/22/2012 2:47:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    CIO ^ | 08/22/2012 | Shane O'Neill
    Windows Phone could pull ahead of the beleaguered BlackBerry platform in mobile Web usage this fall to take a distant third place behind Android and iOS. It's a dubious distinction, but it also could be the momentum-builder Microsoft needs. In the spirit of the recent Olympics, Windows Phone is in a race of its own to become a bronze winner in the smartphone dash behind Android and iOS. All it needs to do is pass the wounded soldier known as RIM (Research In Motion). New mobile Web usage data from Web traffic analysis site StatCounter indicates this will happen soon....
  • Analyst sees RIM losing 90 percent of workers

    06/25/2012 8:41:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    C/NET ^ | 06/25/2012 | by Larry Dignan
    Research In Motion (RIM) is a fundamentally broken company that is likely to be split up in parts and may see fiscal year 2014 revenue of about $7 billion, well short of the $12 billion Wall Street currently expects, according to Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley analyst Ehud Gelblum became the latest analyst to ditch any hopes for RIM ahead of what is known to be a fiscal first quarter train wreck. Gelblum downgraded RIM to underweight -- a bit late to that party -- on the idea that the company won't even be able to hold its book value. Any...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2013

    06/21/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 06/21/2012
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict will to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. American Airlines will disappear in 2013 because of its inefficiency. It was the premier carrier in the United States for almost 30 years — even surviving through periods when most other carriers went bankrupt. However, it lost its critical advantage of scale when Northwest merged with Delta (NYSE: DAL) and Continental merged with United (NYSE:...
  • Prospects Dim for BlackBerry Maker

    05/29/2012 7:39:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 29, 2012 | CHIP CUMMINS
    Research In Motion Ltd. RIMM +2.09% warned its business is deteriorating and will likely lose money for the second straight quarter, underscoring the uphill battle to turn around its flagging BlackBerry smartphone business. The dire outlook comes as RIM scrambles to cut costs ahead of the rollout of its next BlackBerry expected this year. RIM is depending on this phone and a new mobile operating system to rescue the business, yet it still hasn't provided a date for the debut. Analysts have been marking down their earnings estimate for the quarter for weeks, but most had still figured RIM would...
  • Internet activity 'to be monitored' under new laws

    04/01/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT · by null and void · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1:07PM BST 01 Apr 2012
    Ministers are preparing a major expansion of the Government's powers to monitor the email exchanges and website visits of every person in the UK, it was reported today. Under legislation expected in next month's Queen's Speech, internet companies will be instructed to install hardware enabling GCHQ – the Government's electronic "listening" agency – to examine "on demand" any phone call made, text message and email sent, and website However ministers believe it is essential that the police and security services have access to such communications data in order to tackle terrorism and protect the public. Although GCHQ would not be...
  • BlackBerry Maker in Turmoil

    03/29/2012 7:27:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29, 2012, | WILL CONNORS
    TORONTO—The new chief executive of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. RIMM +0.44% is overhauling the company's executive ranks and exploring strategic options, including a sale of the struggling smartphone pioneer. The changes include the exit of longtime executive Jim Balsillie, who had presided over RIM's rise and steep fall. Mr. Balsillie, who until earlier this year was co-CEO, resigned his board seat and is parting ways with a company he helped run for 20 years. The overhaul comes just two months after Thorsten Heins took the reins at RIM and confidently proclaimed there was no need for "seismic" change....
  • Crisis Mounts at BlackBerry Maker

    12/17/2011 3:03:28 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2011 | WILL CONNORS And CHIP CUMMINS
    <p>The crisis at Blackberry maker Research In Motion Ltd. showed no sign of lifting Thursday, as the company said a long awaited product revamp would be delayed until late 2012.</p> <p>RIM's two top executives made a symbolic gesture of resolve, asking that their pay be dropped to $1 a year.</p>
  • Assange: Using iPhone, gmail, Blackberry? You're screwed!

    12/01/2011 2:11:54 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 3 replies
    RT ^ | 28th Nov 2011 | Leon Neal
    “Who here has a BlackBerry? Who here uses Gmail? Well you are all screwed!” Assange exclaimed. “The reality is intelligence contractors are selling right to countries around the world mass surveillance systems for all of those products.”
  • BlackBerry offers angry users $100 in free apps as apology

    10/19/2011 8:45:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 10/19/11
    BlackBerry offers angry users $100 in free apps as apologyOCTOBER 19, 2011 Last week, BlackBerry users experienced a service disruption that in some countries lasted three days. Said to have affected their entire customer base of 70 million users, the outage lasted for one day in the U.S., 1.5 days in Latin America and Canada and for about three days in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. To compensate users for their inconvenience and frustration, Research in Motion (RIM) is offering users $100 in free premium apps between now and the end of the year. **SNIP** • SIMS 3...
  • 0bama defies request to turn over all documents related to Solyndra ("I AM above the LAW" ~ 0bama)

    10/14/2011 6:02:13 PM PDT · by R0CK3T · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 14, 2011 | Jessica Yellin
    Washington (CNN) - Congress isn't getting a glimpse of what's on President Barack Obama's Blackberry - or any more internal White House communications related to the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government. On Friday the White House Counsel sent a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee explaining they won't comply with the request because it "implicates longstanding and significant institutional Executive Branch confidentiality interests."
  • Blackberry Outages Persist Into Third Day, Spread to US

    10/12/2011 6:54:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    cnbc ^ | Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 9:41 AM ET
    A three-day disruption to BlackBerry services spread to North America on Wednesday, frustrating users of the Research In Motion devices just two days before rival Apple's new iPhone 4S goes on sale. ... RIM has made inroads into the youth market attracted by its free BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, partially compensating for its losses in the corporate market. But new products like its PlayBook tablet computer have been poorly received. Following a dismal set of quarterly results and a plunge in its share price, some investors are now calling for a break-up, sale or change of management at the company....
  • On Solyndra, GOP wants BlackBerry

    10/06/2011 5:15:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/6/11 | Darren Samuelsohn
    The GOP's demand for all White House communications on Solyndra covers President Barack Obama's personal BlackBerry messages too, Rep. Cliff Stearns said Thursday. The Florida Republican said he made the precedent-setting request to White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler on Wednesday after newly released emails showed that warning flags about the California solar company’s shaky finances had reached into the president’s inner circle, including senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. "We asked for all communications between the president, the White House and Solyndra,” Stearns said. “So if there's nothing on his BlackBerry, that's fine. But if there's something on his BlackBerry,
  • London Riots: Official Calls for Blackberry Service to Be Shut Down

    08/09/2011 2:07:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/9/11 | Mimi Turner
    Because BBM, which rioters are using to communicate, is not traceable by cops, PM David Lammy says it’s “one of reasons why unsophisticated criminals are outfoxing an otherwise sophisticated police force.” LONDON – What, you might wonder, is the modern urban guerilla’s rioting weapon of choice? A machete? You might think so. But for most of the youngsters looting and ransacking the streets of London for the past three nights, cement blocks, iron bars and supermarket trolleys seemed to do the job of smashing in shop windows just as well. A balaclava? Perhaps. Per the multiple videos posted on Twitter...
  • Sarah Palin Called 'Unengaged,' 'Frustrating' in Another New Documentary

    06/27/2011 3:41:38 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-27-2011 | Sheila Marikar
    ABC News’ Sheila Marikar (@SheilaYM) reports: While a cinematic love letter to Sarah Palin is set to debut in Iowa Tuesday night, a more critical film about the former Alaska governor is in the works. British filmmaker Nick Broomfield is shopping a documentary that examines Palin's life and rise to prominence through interviews with her parents, friends, colleagues such as ex-legislative director John Bitney, ex-Senate president Lyda Green, ex brother-in-law Mike Wooten and many more. In a preview clip from the film, Bitney and Green bemoan Palin’s habit of using her Blackberry during meetings. “It was frustrating at times to...
  • Three blackberry phones stopped working this week

    06/13/2011 7:00:47 AM PDT · by edcoil · 21 replies
    vanity | 6-13-2011 | edcoil
    All three of our Blackberry Verizon phones stopped working this weekend. Seems their batteries died and would not recharge. Wife's, daughter and mine all stopped. Anyone else have a problem? Possible virus? Had to upgrade phones, go the iPhones.
  • Weiner’s Twitter trouble (Weiner could get caught if he used government-issued Blackberry)

    06/03/2011 3:36:34 PM PDT · by Qbert · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | Emily Miller
    Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, has been embroiled in a scandal since a close-up photo of a man’s crotch was sent from his Twitter account... [Snip] Mr. Weiner has been careful to point out that his Twitter account is private, but his spokesman did not respond to questions from The Washington Times about whether the congressman was on his government-issued BlackBerry when the photo was sent via Twitter. [Snip] If he was using his work BlackBerry, the normal protocol for a security breach would be to report it immediately to the House Information Resources (HIR) division for an investigation....
  • US Presidential hopeful Herman Cain talking on his BlackBerry Bold

    05/27/2011 7:35:59 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 34 replies
    blackberry ^ | 5-21-11 | blackberry
    As of Saturday, May 21, 2011, US Presidential hopeful Herman Cain officially announced his candidacy to run for the office of President of the United States. Herman Cain is an American businessman, political activist, columnist, radio host from Georgia, and apparently a BlackBerry Bold 9000 user! The picture seen above is taken from a YouTube video of Cain sharing some first-hand accounts of racial discrimination as he describes the experience of sitting behind the white/black demarcation on buses. He also talks about the experience of taking turns with his brother, standing watch as each took a drink from the "white"...
  • Herman Cain Talks About 1960s Segregation--On Chinese Blackberry-Fan Website (Streaming Video)

    05/27/2011 1:35:31 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 9 replies
    BJXIAOC.China (from Mainland China) ^ | 27 May 2011 | "Beijing Xiao C"
    Original Title:"[视频分享]Herman Cain—2012美国总统候选人宣传视频使用黑莓录音"At the link, just hit the little orange arrow over the Presidential candidate, and it will stream the man using his Blackberry Bold 9000 while on the road in Iowa, which freaks out Chinese enthusiasts of that technology.On a deeper level, he relates some incidents of racial discrimination and segregation in the South which he directly experienced, and terms himself as an "ABC".
  • Favorite News Apps? Is Free Republic developing an app?

    03/22/2011 8:54:17 AM PDT · by dmam2011 · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 22, 2011 | Vanity
    I've downloaded Drudge & The Blaze apps.... what are some of the other higher quality content apps? I'd love to see a FR app, but realize the expense may not fit into this year's budget. Capital project for 2012????
  • Just a thought...

    03/07/2011 1:29:18 PM PST · by arderkrag · 12 replies
    So, I was thinking yesterday (A dangerous hobby, I know) and the though occured to me: Why not develop a Freerepublic app for smartphones? I mean, sure, the site displays fine and all, but a couple of other sites have apps that update and show you recent posting activity, so why not here? Ideally, it would be cross-platform, and allow you to choose which forums to display the recent activity from. I know it would only appeal to a niche audience of Freepers, but I don't see any reason it couln't be done. Any coders out there with some spar...
  • Android Keeps Taking Market Share, Ruffling Apple, Nokia, RIM

    01/28/2011 1:59:20 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 32 replies
    IBD's Click ^ | 1/28/2011 | Brian Deagon
    Android continues to take market share in smart phones, according to research firms presenting year-end tabulations this week. Getting a clear snapshot on Android is somewhat complicated in that the platform is spread across multiple vendors, including HTC, Motorola Mobility(MMI) and Samsung. The market for smart phone operating systems currently is dominated by Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone platform, Nokia’s (NOK) Symbian and Research In Motion’s (RIMM) BlackBerry OS. Collectively, though, the Google (GOOG) -backed Android operating system continues to move up the charts.
  • Seven inches is enough, RIM tells Jobs

    10/20/2010 6:28:53 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 73 replies
    News Limited ^ | October 20, 2010 | AFP
    ANADA'S Research In Motion has fired back at Apple's Steve Jobs over his claims that the iPhone is outselling the Blackberry and that 7-inch tablet computers have no future. "We think many customers are getting tired of being told what to think by Apple," RIM co-chief executive Jim Balsillie said in a blog post responding to the comments made on Monday by Jobs. Jobs, speaking to financial analysts during a conference call, dismissed 7-inch tablets as "tweeners" saying they were "too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with an iPad". He suggested makers of 7-inch...
  • You can no longer rely on encryption to protect a BlackBerry

    10/01/2010 9:33:10 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 14 replies · 1+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | 1 October 2010 | Martin Heller
    You can no longer rely on encryption to protect a BlackBerry A Russian passcode-breaker firm exploits a weakness in RIM's encryption to crack open backups By Martin Heller Did you think your BlackBerry data was safe because it's encrypted on the phone, over the airwaves, and in its backup form? Think again. Russian software developer ElcomSoft, which, with its Russian competitor AccentSoft, has developed effective password-cracking programs for most common desktop encryption formats, is at it again. Now, it's targeted the BlackBerry with a Phone Password Breaker that was previously limited to Apple mobile devices. [ See why mobile devices...
  • RIM debuts tablet called BlackBerry PlayBook

    09/28/2010 8:21:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Sept. 27, 2010, 9:34 p.m. EDT | Dan Gallagher, MarketWatch
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Research In Motion Ltd. lifted the wraps Monday off a touch-screen tablet device called the BlackBerry PlayBook, making it the latest wireless-device maker to step into the new market. At the company’s annual DevCon conference in San Francisco, RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis billed the PlayBook as “the first enterprise-ready tablet.” He said the tablet is designed to “amplify” the experience of the company’s BlackBerry smart phones, which can pair with the tablet through a Bluetooth connection. “This will enable a new world of computing that you can hold in the palm of your hand,” Lazaridis said...
  • Can I download pics from my Blackberry Curve?

    08/28/2010 8:25:11 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 18 replies
    I took 55 pictures with my wife's Blackberry thinking I could d/l onto my laptop, but cant see how. Any help?
  • Of Blackberry Bans and Related Security Issues

    08/08/2010 3:36:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies ^ | August 8, 2010 | n/a
    Quote: 08 August 2010 OF BLACKBERRY BANS AND RELATED SECURITY ISSUES 1. Discussion at al-Faloja forum 2. Warning to jihadi brothers using Blackberries in Egypt (via at-Tahadi forum) Posted on 08 August 2010 @ 16:31
  • Saudi Arabia Announces BlackBerry Ban

    08/04/2010 2:30:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1+ views
    CNET ^ | August 3, 2010 | Steven Musil
    <p>Saudi Arabia has ordered the country's cell phone service providers to halt all BlackBerry services this week, the latest Mideast nation to announce moves to exercise greater control over data sent by the Research In Motion phones.</p> <p>The country's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) on Tuesday asked Saudi Telecom, Mobily, and Zain Saudi Arabia to suspend service to BlackBerry phones on Friday, the Saudi state news agency SPA said in a report detailed by Al Jazeera. The suspension was being implemented because BlackBerry service "in its present state does not meet regulatory requirements," the SPA said.</p>
  • Blackberry Users, A Question about IHeartRadio

    06/04/2010 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 16 replies · 358+ views
    Just got a Blackberry, and I found I Heart Radio. The disclaimer said charges my apply. Any users aware of what the charges might be? I sure don't want to run the bill up on something I could easily listen to on the radio. Thanks
  • Glenn Beck: "Obama is the Slapchop guy"

    05/13/2010 10:08:48 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 24 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 13, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Glenn Beck Radio show, Thursday, May 13th - transcript. "The president of the country is the wrong place to look. Barack Obama is not the guy. He's not the creator of any of this legislation. When he said "I want to see what comes out of the House" (referring to the healthcare ) just like Nancy Pelosi, 'I'm gonna see what comes out of the Center for American Progress'. They're not writing any of these bills, they're not doing any of this. Barack Obama certainly isn't... Barack Obama is the Slapchop guy. These things have been going down for years....