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  • Top 10 tricks and tips for BlackBerry 10

    April 12, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Top 10 tricks and tips for BlackBerry 10

    BlackBerry, which, until recently, was trading under the Research In Motion (RIM) banner, released the BlackBerry Z10 mobile device in South Africa at the end of January this year. With the launch of the new phone came a new operating system that...

  • BlackBerry to discontinue phone sales in Japan

    February 8, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry to discontinue phone sales in Japan

    BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion, announced that they will discontinue sales of all BlackBerry mobile handsets in Japan. The reason for the discontinuation is that BlackBerry’s market share has shrunk from 5% to a mere 0.3%. BlackBerry’s...

  • ooVoo coming to BlackBerry 10

    January 30, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on ooVoo coming to BlackBerry 10

    ooVoo, an independent social video chat provider with 66 million registered subscribers, and Research In Motion has announced that ooVoo will bring its next-generation HD video communications service to the BlackBerry 10 platform. The BlackBerry 10 platform...

  • BlackBerry App World rebranded as BlackBerry World

    January 22, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry App World rebranded as BlackBerry World

    In preparation for the launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system on 30 January, Research in Motion has rebranded the company’s BlackBerry App World to BlackBerry World, and made a number of changes to the user interface. “You may have noticed a...

  • BlackBerry Messenger 7 adds free voice calls

    December 11, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry Messenger 7 adds free voice calls

    Research In Motion today launched BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) version 7, a free update for the globally popular mobile social network. A key new feature of the update will allow customers to make free voice calls to their BBM contacts around the world over a...

  • BlackBerry Jam in Kenya sparks innovation

    November 21, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on BlackBerry Jam in Kenya sparks innovation

    More than 40 developers attended the BlackBerry Jam Sessions Super Hackathon over the weekend at the 88mph Garage in Nairobi, Kenya, illustrating the high level of interest amongst the developer community in Kenya for creating apps for the BlackBerry...

  • BlackBerry App World 4.0 now available

    October 26, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry App World 4.0 now available

    Research in Motion, the company that makes the hugely-successful BlackBerry range of mobile handsets, announced that BlackBerry App World 4.0 is now available for BlackBerry smartphone users. The BlackBerry App World 4.0 storefront improves the customer...

  • Visafone and RIM launch BlackBerry services in Nigeria

    October 25, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Visafone, rated the number one mobile operator for quality of service in 2011 by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Research In Motion, has announced the launch of BlackBerry services on Visafone’s CDMA mobile network in Nigeria. Visafone is...

  • RIM releases OS 2.1 for PlayBook

    October 4, 2012 • EnterpriseComments Off on RIM releases OS 2.1 for PlayBook

    Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry devices, has released version 2.1 of their tablet’s operating system. BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 is exclusively available for Wi-Fi-only BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and adds a range of upgrades and new...

  • RIM reveals BlackBerry 10 features

    September 26, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on RIM reveals BlackBerry 10 features

    Research In Motion, the makers of the BlackBerry mobile handset, revealed a number of new features that users can look forward to when the company releases their new BlackBerry 10 operating system. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins revealed during the company’s...

  • RIM expands its presence in Nigeria

    September 25, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on RIM expands its presence in Nigeria

    Research In Motion (RIM) the maker of BlackBerry smartphones today expanded its presence in Nigeria, and announced the first official BlackBerry-branded retail store in Lagos. The move marks the expansion of RIM’s footprint in Africa from its headquarters...

  • RIM apologises for recent BIS outage

    September 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on RIM apologises for recent BIS outage

    Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry device, yesterday apologised to their users who experienced a BIS blackout in the Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Thorsten Heins, RIM President and CEO, released a statement in which he personally apologised for...

  • BlackBerry services go down again – now restored

    September 21, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry services go down again – now restored

    In what seems to be a major co-incidence, BlackBerry users across Europe, Middle East and Africa are experiencing issues with their BlackBerry service – on the same day that Apple’s highly-anticipated iPhone 5 launches. While the extend of the problem...

  • RIM appoints Managing Director for Southern Africa

    July 26, 2012 • PeopleComments Off on RIM appoints Managing Director for Southern Africa

    Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind BlackBerry, today announced the appointment of Alexandra Zagury as Managing Director for South Africa and Southern Africa.  Based in Johannesburg, Zagury will oversee all of RIM’s operations, sales and...

  • How RIM’s ‘slow motion car crash’ will impact SA Blackberry users

    July 25, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on How RIM’s ‘slow motion car crash’ will impact SA Blackberry users

    Research in Motion (RIM), the producers of BlackBerry, recently delayed the launch of its latest BlackBerry 10 operating system, deemed to be critical to the ailing company’s survival.  This follows the poor execution and uptake of the BlackBerry PlayBook,...

  • BlackBerry app store hits 3-billion downloads

    July 9, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry app store hits 3-billion downloads

    Amidst the turbulent news surrounding the future of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM), the company had a glimmer of good news for users. The mobile handset-maker announced that their app store, BlackBerry App World, has reached 3-billion downloads....