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Dell will kick out RIM BlackBerry’s in Bid to Promote Own Service

In a direct shot at BlackBerry maker RIM, Dell Inc. plans to move its 25,000 employees over to its own line of smartphones and then aggressively market a service to help other companies do the same. Dell Venue Pros running Windows Phone 7 in exchange for their BlackBerrys, but they’re also offering a new service to their clients for help switching from BlackBerry.

Eventually, the company also will offer phones powered by Google Inc.’s Android software.

Brian Gladden, Dell’s chief financial officer, said in an interview “Clearly in this decision we are competing with RIM, because we’re kicking them out,”

Dell will begin marketing a service to its business clients within two weeks aimed at helping them make a similar switch.

The switch begins next week and will save the company about 25% in mobile communication costs, primarily by eliminating the need for BlackBerry servers

The company is also talking with T-Mobile USA about purchasing voice minutes and monthly data in bulk, rather than individual employee plans. Minutes and data that go unused by the company would carryover

“We actually had a conversation last night around creating a site on eBay where we can actually sell these BlackBerry devices” that employees return.

Mr. Gladden said he hasn’t told RIM of his plans, adding, “it’s not clear to them the scope of what we’re doing.”

Employees that currently carry company-issued BlackBerrys can choose to receive Venue Pros with voice and data plans. Other employees will get Dell phones, but only with voice plans. They’ll be able to check email via Wi-Fi. Mr. Gladden said his company is working closely with Microsoft and that both parties recognize the opportunity for the software in the business market.




RIM announces the launches of the new BlackBerry Curve 3g 9300

Today, the Research in Motion ( RIM ) we’re telling you that that phone has just been officially announced in the Philippines under the name of BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G  looks almost identical to the Curve model it succeeded, the BlackBerry Curve 8520.

The two share the same dimensions, keypad design and even screen size. Design-wise, the only difference of the two is that the The Curve 9300 3G now supports faster 3G connectivity and will be available via local carriers this November.

Here are the specifications of BlackBerry Curve 3G:

  • BlackBerry 6 Operating System
  • 2.64 inches TFT screen, 65K colors, 320 x 240 pixels
  • QWERTY keypad
  • Touch-sensitive optical trackpad
  • 2 MP Camera, 1600×1200 pixels
  • microSD (TransFlash), up to 32GB
  • 256 MB memory
  • 3G HSDPA and HSCSD
  • GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
  • EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • microUSB


As for the pricing, BlackBerry Curve 8520 entered the Philippine market in Q4 2009 with a price tag of around Php 17,000.  Heard Globe is getting first dibs. The Curve 3G should go between Php15,000 to Php20,000.






AT&T spread good news by bringing BlackBerry Torch 9800 this season


Just in time for the holiday shopping season! We’ve seen the arrivals of 3 windows 7 phone and more Android handsets a few months ago. But that hasn’t stopped BlackBerry from bringing the sexy back to their latest flagship device.

AT&T  today announced the exclusive availability of new red and white versions of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone. AT&T is sure to have something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

AT&T will offer two new red and white color variants for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, both exclusive to AT&T customers and in stores beginning November 7. Pricing will be the same at $199.99 with contract and will include the recent BlackBerry OS 6 update with enhanced performance on the platform.


Netbooks and Notebooks
Holiday shoppers can also check out AT&T’s full lineup of netbooks and notebooks available online through AT&T’s new Mobile Broadband Center. The latest devices include the Acer Aspire AS1830 Notebook and the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 HD netbook which are also available at AT&T’s more than 2,200 company-owned retail stores. As an added value, AT&T offers the AT&T DataConnect Pass – the pay-as-you-need it data service that does not require a long-term contract to access the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network.

Shoppers who are nervous about making mobile phone purchasing decisions for others can pick up the perfect stocking stuffers and maybe even earn a holiday treat for themselves. Beginning Nov. 7 through the end of the holiday shopping season, customers can purchase any two accessories and receive a third one of equal or lesser value for free. From new options like an iHome Mini Stereo Speaker System to limited edition holiday skins on cases from ZAGG, AT&T accessories are sure to be a featured item in stockings everywhere.

AT&T U-verse
This holiday season, U-verse TV families can visit the North Pole and follow Santa around the globe with the return of the popular Santa Tracker app on channel 98. U-verse TV customers can play holiday games, vote in the “Naughty or Nice” poll, play sing-a-longs and read-a-longs for popular holiday music and stories, listen to holiday songs on “Reindeer Radio,” and on Christmas Eve, they can watch real-time reports from the Santa News Network to see if Santa has left the North Pole and track his sleigh as he travels around the globe. The app will be available at no extra cost to all AT&T U-verse TV customers with an AT&T U-verse High Speed hInternet account.

Beginning Nov. 7, customers that purchase a qualifying U-verse bundle in company-owned retail locations can, with an agreement to a two-year term, receive an instant $250 in-store credit to use toward a new smartphone, other AT&T wireless device or accessory(s). The offer will be available initially in Houston, Chicago, Hartford, Los Angeles, San Diego and Miami, and expanded to all U-verse markets in time for the holidays.

With U-verse Choice bundles, new U-verse TV customers benefit from significant monthly savings for one year. AT&T U-verse Choice bundles let customers, with a one year term commitment,  choose U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet, and either U-verse Voice or AT&T wireless — with DVR service and premium features included and a one-year price guarantee.




The Unboxing of Sprint BlackBerry Style 9670

Hooray! Royal Purple…….Chris Burns-one of the writter on slashgear shares about his mail which is a BlackBerry Style 9670..

he BlackBerry I received here actually came in a larger box. This box is nice – all black with barcodes on the side and copyrights of many languages on the back. You can tell they’ve put some thought into this box as, other than the plastic, it is all one big piece. I love when companies do that as it shows ingenuity, class, and it definitely saves them a whole heck of a lot of money on packaging. Once inside the box, you’ll see the 9670 right on top held in place by a plastic-formed surround piece. This piece comes out easily, and the phone pops out easily with it (secure, yet simple to access.) Behind that, there’s a pull-out panel with a generous 1.5m BlackBerry USB Cable (I have a brain-fart in the video when I see it, but that’s what it is, a Fixed Blade Micro USB charger (which of course is the US version, as that’s where I am, and it comes in a separate wrap from the cable itself,) and a lovely BlackBerry stereo headset.

This BlackBerry is the dreaded flip-top, meaning I’ve always steered away from such phones as I had one once that broke basically instantly, but the world’s improved since 2005, hasn’t it? This 9670 has such a substantial hinge that I dare anyone to show me how they’ve busted it. But then again, don’t because this phone is very sensual and sexy to the touch.

It fits directly in the palm of the hand when closed, which is nice if you’re using it to check the time. When flipped open, it’s definitely designed aimed more toward the one-hand-thumb-clicker crowd, as when I attempt to do the double-thumb, I’ve got a bit of trouble holding it steady unless I do some real finger twisting.

The spring-loaded opening of the phone is slick. Definitely doable with one hand, opening or closing. Once open, everything is accessible with the thumb. Hardware controls include call, menu, chrome-rimmed optical trackpad, back, and end/power. Volume up/down and photo camera buttons are along the right of the phone (the camera button having the excellent ability to be turned on and activated by this one button), while along the left is the microUSB and headphone jack.

On the back is the camera and the flash. This same camera is used for both video and photos (5.0 MP with auto focus), obviously, and is in a slightly awkward place. Because of the weight of the flip-up portion and the fact that you cannot activate the camera while it’s closed, the camera’s position makes it difficult to use while holding the phone in a way that’s balanced. If you’ve got two hands to do it with, you’ll be in good condition.

Here’s where I speak a bit about the optical trackpad: it’s real touchy. Me being used to using mostly touchscreens, keys, and large trackpads during my day-to-day, I’m not used to this almost joystick-like button moving about at the drop of a pin. However, once I’d been using this phone for about an hour, I had a handle on it and it was from that point on only a minor annoyance, and only every once in a while.

Also along the left side of the phone is an almost-hidden compartment where you can access your microSD card. This, I must say, is a vast improvement over having to pop your battery out every time you want at it.

As what Chris have said all in all, BlackBerry smartphone rocking 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 5 megapixel camera, BlackBerry OS 6, a QWERTY keyboard, and more, it does feel like an improvement over the Curve series in many ways. Especially for the younger, hipper demographic, the BlackBerry Style doesn’t feel too much out of place in that context. We just wish Sprint and RIM would have launched a slightly less expensive BlackBerry with the Style — those high schoolers, and their parents, wouldn’t be able to resist the new 9670.

The BlackBerry Style 9670 drops on October 31st, 2010, it’ll be priced at $99.99 following a $100 mail-in rebate.

The steel grey version will release on October 19, 2010, while the royal purple will rule the streets in November 2010.

Well played, BlackBerry designers!.

BlackBerry Bold 9780 officially announced by RIM

RIM or the Research in Motion has officially announced the new BlackBerry Bold 9780 running the latest Blackberry OS 6.0 featuring a full QWERTY keypad, 5MP camera with LED flash, and support for 3G/Wi-Fi calling, will be available in T-Mobile stores and online.

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 has almost the same exact design and form factor as the previous BlackBerry Bold 9650 back in April and the BlackBerry Bold 9700 prior to that.

Research in Motion (RIM) has updated its Bold series to the 9780 officially confirmed and In U.S. it will be sold by T-mobile for $130 with a two year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. T-Mobile will offer the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 in two colors: black or flash white.

BlackBerry Bold 9780 in Black and Flash White

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 will be available this November 17th, for $129.99 with a 2-year contract, after $50 mail-in rebate.

T-Mobile will apparently sell the smartphone in both White and Black color variants. it’s key features are:

  • Premium, top-of-the-line performance with full QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive trackpad.
  • New BlackBerry 6 operating system providing a fluid and user-friendly interface, and front-and-center access to the favorite features, including universal search and Web browser.
  • Web browser delivers a desktop-like experience including HTML e-mail and tabbed browsing along with attachment download and document editing.
  • Integrated social networking and RSS feeds.
  • 624MHz processor, 512 MB of internal memory and support for up to 32 GB with a 2GB memory card included.
  • 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, digital zoom and video recording.
  • BlackBerry e-mail enables virtual real-time access to up to 10 e-mail accounts such as Yahoo!®, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL®, Gmail™ and corporate accounts.
  • Instant messaging clients pre-loaded: BlackBerry Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger, Google™ Talk, ICQ®, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo!® Messenger.
  • Built-in GPS and location-based services by TeleNav Navigator.
  • Quad-band GSM world phone: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz).
  • Tri-band 3G UMTS/HSDPA world phone: (Band I, Band IV, Band VIII).
  • Built-in support for Wi-Fi Calling for extended coverage; Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g).
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.56 inches; 4.2 ounces; 2.4-inch screen, 480 x 360 pixels.
  • Rechargeable/removable 1500 mAh battery, for up to 6 hours of talk time.

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