Ex- RIM worker Mike Kirkup talks about affect of RIM’s fall on Waterloo in the following video.
Previous Senior Director of Developer Relations at Research in Motion is no longer involved with the company’s affairs by any means. After leaving the troubled smartphone maker, he moved on to become the Director of Student Innovation at the University of Waterloo’s Velocity program. As it’s clear from the designation he is still working within the Waterloo area and can observe how the Research in Motion’s present conditions impact the area surrounding him.
Talking to CTV’s Canada AM today, Mike spoke about the Canadian telecommunication giant, their present problems & what the firm is to the Waterloo community as a whole.
For myself, I have always held a little emotion for individuals who in fact wish for the demise of the Canadian mobile phone maker, not seeing the conditions as a whole. If BlackBerry for whatsoever grounds fails, it is definitely not a great thing for anybody. Several individuals across the planet will certainly get affected. It was great to witness someone else truly attend to that fact to a bigger audience rather than just having a Canadian point of view on it.
Many users all over the world, especially in emerging markets, don’t want BlackBerry to get defunct. These regions are also major revenue-generators for BlackBerry. At the moment, we can only hope that the upcoming BlackBerry OS 10 will help turning around the fate of the troubled Canadian MNC. If you have any views on the topic, please let us know through the comments section given below the post.
The 4G-LTE BlackBerry PlayBook popped up in the beginning of July when it got certified for mobile networks by PTCRB after being the sufferer of quite a few holdups ever since its 2011 CTIA introduction.
The individuals over at MobileSyrup somehow get to lay their hands on an internal Bell document that reveals some more infor about the imminent release of the highly anticipated BlackBerry tablet. As per the info, the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook will arrive on Bell on Tuesday, July 31st. The papers do not say anything about any network subsidies; and the device will carry a price tag of $549.95. We are not saying that there will not be any contracts, however just as a framing of reference; Research in Motion is valuing this device at roughly $550.
Thus, what do users receive by paying $550? A 7” screen with an incredible 1024×600 pisxels resolution, 1.2GHz dual core central processing unit, 1GB of RAM, 5 MP snapper with HD video support, a front-viewing 3MP snapper, 4800mAh battery, 32GB of integrated memory space, &, obviously, 4G LTE connectivity.
Taking into account how rapid the original PlayBook’s price slid down to a more spirited price point & Research in Motion’s general fame in the marketplace, we anticipate seeing this widget follow the same path or at least propose some tempting on-contract pricing. In addition, this device would have to compete with Apple iPad and other droids as well.What you guys think? What should be a fair price for this widget? Let us know through the comments section below.
More than 12,000 people in the Philippines were lately treated to a limited Nicki Minaj concert in Manila. The performance was free of charge for Globe users that purchased the new BlackBerry Curve 9220 or Curve 9320 on the fresh Globe My Super Plan.
As the part of the Pink Friday Tour to end in Southeast Asia, global songwriter & hip hop star Nicki’s presentation was the largest & the most exclusive gig to ever hit Philippines. To be qualified for the gig, subscribers who bought a new BlackBerry Curve 9220 were given one free ticket, whilst users who bought a fresh BlackBerry Curve 9320 received two free tickets.
Existing users out of the lock-up can select to re-contract their account subscription & receive the BlackBerry Curve 9220 or the BlackBerry Curve 9320 for some free passes, whilst users within lock-up can receive a fresh postpaid line or buy a prepaid phone kit.
The BlackBerry Curve 9220 is still obtainable for free at My Super Plan 499 with a P99 unlimited BlackBerry Chat subscription that arrives with a P499 monthly quantity for calls & text messages, unlimited admission to BlackBerry Messenger & 2 free gifts for as short as P598 each month.
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is obtainable for free at My Super Plan BlackBerry Unli Surf Combo Plan 999 with limitless internet surfing, P400 monthly consumable for calls & messages, & one freebie for merely P999 each month. The fresh BlackBerry Curve smartphones are at the moment also obtainable in teal blue.
The “severely secret” road map for BlackBerry has been leaked online. The roadmap comprises of the anticipated release of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphones. As all of us know, Research in Motion postponed the launch of the new operating system to 2012. And as per the leaked road map the initial two phones running the latest OS, the London, will be launched in Europe in January. After a month, it will hit the US markets.
In addition, the leaked roadmap states that 4G edition of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be launched this year. Also, a BlackBerry 10 variant of the PlayBook will be released in the first or second quarter next year. Then, a device known as Nashville will see the light of the day in the second or third quarter.
In Q3 next year, RIM’s 10-inch slate, code named ‘Blackforest’ is also anticipated. Apart from flaunting a 10-inch display, this device will supposedly come with 128 GB of native memory space. Lastly, the roadmap talks about the BlackBerry Naples, a new unknown gadget with a release due in the Q3 or Q4 in 2013. It’s rumored that the BlackBerry Nashville & BlackBerry Naples are QWERTY-enabled BlackBerry 10 handsets.
This is merely a leaked roadmap, hence, there’s nothing official about it. However, it’s great news for BlackBerry fans who are expecting a major turnaround for the troubled Canadian mobile phone manufacturer. We hope that RIM does not suffer from any other setback, and launch the all new OS successfully next year. What you guys think?