Topic: RIM

Will $100 in Free Apps Make Up for the BlackBerry Outage?

No service discount, but free Sims 3!

Last Thursday, as more than three days of worldwide BlackBerry service outages finally came to an end, there was one topic that seemed to be foremost in everyone’s minds: How…

BlackBerry Service Outages Spread to North America

Problems have plagued overseas users since Monday

Much to the chagrin of U.S. BlackBerry subscribers, the service disruptions that have plagued overseas users have spread to North America. Since Monday, BlackBerry users in Europe, the Middle East,…

Nielsen Survey Shows Android Outselling iPhones 2 to 1

More people are buying smartphones

With the constant hype surrounding the iPhone 5, it’s easy to lose sight of the strengthening hold of other smartphone players—namely, Google. But new data from Nielsen shows that the…

RIM Announces Very Limited (and Expensive) BBM Music

Monthly $5 fee to access just 50 songs

On the heels of last week’s report that RIM was in talks with major record companies to create its own cloud-based music service, the BlackBerry maker announced today that it’s…

RIM to Launch BBM Digital Music Service

One major record company has already signed on

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is in talks with the four largest record companies to launch its own digital music service, sources told CNET. The new service, a test version…

iPhone Still Biggest Advertising Target

Android has made big gains since 2009

Despite major shifts in the smartphone market since 2009, the iPhone has managed to hold strong as the single biggest target for mobile advertising, according to quarterly studies from Millennial…

London Riots Fueled by BBM

Social media takes backseat to private messaging

Over the past three days, riots have engulfed the streets of East London, with looting and violence creeping westward. The unrest began after a peaceful protest over the fatal shooting of…