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BlackBerry


April 30, 2012  4:47 AM

RIM Updating Apps for BBM



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BBM, BlackBerry, RIM, updating apps

Hi folks! So as part of RIM's efforts to save itself from the clutches of death, they have decided to update their apps. RIM is going to be updating their apps to be more BBM friendly. This is supposed to help social networking integration with the BlackBerry. Now I think this is a great idea...

March 31, 2012  10:39 PM

Today is the last day for BES upgrade



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, Apple, BES, BlackBerry, free playbook, RIM, upgrade

Hi folks, so as you may have heard , today was the last day to upgrade BES to the latest version and be eligible for the free PlayBook. I'm not sure how many people took advantage of this offer but I'd love to see the numbers. RIM's recent quarterly results indicate that things haven't been...


February 29, 2012  8:41 PM

Yet another way to get a free BlackBerry PlayBook



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, developer, free playbook, RIM

Hi folks! So if you read my previous post, you know you can get a free PlayBook by upgrading to BES version 5 by March 31st, 2012. Well there is another way as well. Developers submitting applications to RIM can also get a free PlayBook. This offer was so popular that RIM has extended it to...


January 31, 2012  9:57 PM

RIM’s Changes



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, CEO, down, Playbook, RIM, shakeup, slide, stocks fall, Thorsten Heins

Hi folks! So if you were hiding under a rock you might not have heard this news. But earlier this month Thorsten Heins took over as CEO of RIM. Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis took a step back but still reside on the board. What does this mean for RIM? Apparently nothing if you listen to...


January 23, 2012  3:25 AM

RIM CEOs step down!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, CEO, Jim Balsillie, Mike Lazaridis, Playbook, RIM, step down, stocks, Thorsten Heins

Hi folks! So this just in! Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have stepped down as co-CEO's of RIM! They have named Thorsten Heins as the new President and CEO. He has also been appointed to the board! All I can say, is it's about flipping time! RIM was on a roller coaster ride into oblivion this...


November 30, 2011  11:56 PM

BlackBerry Fusion



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, Fusion, mdm, mobile device management, RIM

Hi folks! So unless you have been under a rock you've heard about RIM's latest annoucement. They have announced BlackBerry Fusion! What is this? It's their entry into the MDM (mobile device management) market. I think this is a great idea but just a little to late. RIM should have come to the...


November 30, 2011  11:56 PM

Kaseya Mobile Device Management



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Kaseya, mdm, mobile device management, tablet

Hi folks! So back to MDM! I mentioned that if you are forced into using mobile devices in the work place and you can't wait, there are technologies out there right now that can help. One of those is Citrix as i mentioned. But what can you use to track and wipe devices that are not BlackBerries...


October 31, 2011  8:46 PM

RIM facing lawsuits over outage



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, lawsuit, outage, RIM

Hi folks, unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about the outage at RIM. For those of you in the IT support business, you had a few harrowing days where customers were ticked off because of the RIM situation. It's outages like this that are going to cause customers to go in...


September 30, 2011  11:30 PM

Battery life for smartphones



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, battery life, BlackBerry, iPhone, smartphones

Hi folks! So as you know, I used to be a huge BlackBerry fan and used the devices all of the time. Then I moved over to the iPhone and never looked back. I also have many friends that used Android based smartphones. The biggest thing I have noticed outside of BlackBerries is the huge issue with...


July 31, 2011  10:21 PM

BlackBerry 7



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, RIM

Hi folks! So RIM is trying to come back with an announcement of BlackBerry 7. Seriously? Talk about a lame attempt at a comeback. RIM, listen up, you need to do more than what you are doing now! You're just doing the same things that got you into this mess in the first place. Your archaic...


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