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BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone was officially announced

BlackBerry Z30Blackberry is facing some serious financial troubles that may possibly lead to a selling of the company. But they aren’t letting that stop them, as they release the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, described by them as one of the best from the brand in a long time.

The Z10 was the first in this particular series, and it was well received but not the powerhouse that BlackBerry might have hoped for. The Z30 is their attempt at making a comeback in the high quality mobile phone industry.

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BlackBerry might consider selling the company

  • 12/08/2013 at 20:00 by It's a Gadget Staff
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BlackBerry 10 LaunchIn a mobile world dominated by Apple and Google, with contenders Samsung, Windows and HTC bringing some tough competition, there hasn’t been much room for BlackBerry lately. Troubles with service where they managed to score a certain amount of popularity (such as in the UK) have been weakening their place on the market. A problem that they are now going to address, perhaps by selling the company.

While it is only one of the options available to them, it is starting to look like the most likely. A special committee, including BlackBerry chief exec Thorsten Heins, are gathering to discuss the future of the company.

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Will BlackBerry 10 OS be enough to revive the BlackBerry brand

BlackBerry 10 LaunchAs you probably know BlackBerry officially released two new phones this week along their new operating system, called BlackBerry 10 OS. It’s a major step forward for RIM, but it comes 6 years later after the first important event that lead to the smartphone revolution – iPhone launch.

Right now BlackBerry wants to somehow wipe the past and focus to the future. The company will no longer be known as Research in Motion(RIM) and as of this week it will be re-branded into BlackBerry. So, this marks a fresh new start.

I’ve followed closely what analysts said about BlackBerry this week and as usual some were skeptics about their future, while others were happy. One thing is for sure, users won’t have to listen to what analysts predict, because almost every time at least one of them are wrong.

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BlackBerry 10 will be decisive for RIM

  • 19/08/2012 at 02:13 by It's a Gadget Staff
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BlackBerry 10BlackBerry was once the juggernaut among smartphones. It was the smart phone when there were no other smart phones on the market. With a stranglehold over the corporate market they were able to keep their domination up for years as the high end mobile phone for the power user on the go. On January 9th, 2007 that all started to fall apart with the release of the iPhone. Yes, BlackBerry was able to keep their spot by lowering prices on the consumer end and due to their high infiltration into the consumer and primarily business markets for as long as they had but as contracts begin to expire so did their marketshare. Many companies kept them as mandatory for how much they had placed into BlackBerry Enterprise security in their companies but it was only a matter of time as people stopped using them unless they had to and even then would be overlooked for people bringing their own devices into the work environment.

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Apple and Google rule the Smartphone Market, while others are Crying

Android and AppleThe smartphone industry in America was overtaken by Apple iOS and Google Android. Yet, many of the formative companies had to rethink and rebuild their strategies. Microsoft and RIM were among them.

As far as shares of the U.S. market are concerned, Android maintained 53% in 2011. Apple’s share ballooned to 29%. The BlackBerry OS share slipped to 11%, while Microsoft could not get its game on, remaining around 2% with the Windows Phone.

Google and Apple have taken control of the game, coercing other players to completely reinvent themselves in this area. Ross Rubin, executive director of Connected Intelligence for the NDP Group, believes that 2012 will be the year which reveals the fruit of these companies’ labors. Against the domination of the U.S. Market by both Apple and Google, many other manufacturers are strategizing to regain lost ground in market shares.

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BlackBerry Knight 9980 could be RIM’s chance to rise back

BlackBerry Knight 9980A couple of days ago, Research In Motion was at fault for a serious outage of four days, world-wide. They wanted to reimburse their loyal BlackBerry customers, but didn’t know how to take on the challenge. Unfortunately, they have not catered to the existing customers of RIM, but they certainly may be attempting to capture more prospective consumers as of late.

Stuff Middle East has reported that RIM and Porsche Design will be partnering up for the next concept design of BlackBerry devices. The new device will most likely be a “special edition” of some kind, considering the fact that Porsche will be involved. If you do not know already, the design team behind Porsche is responsible for some of the most innovative designs in a variety of products; from their sporty automobiles, to hard drives.

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RIM’s black-out finally comes to an end after four days of horror experiences

RIM HeadquartersThe horror finally ended for Research In Motion (RIM), as co-CEO Mike Lazaridis confirmed that the outages within BlackBerry’s network are over. The service outage held a duration of four days and shocked many of BlackBerry’s users world-wide. Research In Motion co-CEO Mike Lazaridis later apologized on a video for his customers and hopes no such thing takes place again.

Lazaridis, in his video apology, stated: “We’ve let many of you down…You expect better from us. And I expect better from us.”

The service issue was initially “resolved” on Monday evening, however RIM later realized that the issues kept going in the Easter hemisphere; the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. RIM notified its users that the outage was because of a “core switch failure”. On Wednesday, RIM added that the massive backlog dealing with e-mails was the cause to the stress on its systems; this massive backlog was primarily the cause of the service outage. India and the Americas subsequently suffered the outage as well.

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