Alicia Keys becomes the Creative Director of BlackBerry

BlackBerry has today announced that it's appointed singer/songwriter Alicia Keys as its Global Creative Director. Weird, huh? It seems the brand has picked a popular celebrity to front its new "we're definitely just BlackBerry now not RIM" re-branding efforts and Keys admitted to ditching its handsets and then coming back to them now that the…

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Becca CaddyAlicia Keys becomes the Creative Director of BlackBerry

RIM becomes BlackBerry as BB 10 is officially launched

Today RIM has officially launched its BlackBerry 10 operating system and has renamed itself just 'BlackBerry' at the same time, which makes complete sense as that seems to be what most of those not in the techy sphere refer to the company and its products as a whole anyway. RIM, sorry, BlackBerry hosted simultaneous events…

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Becca CaddyRIM becomes BlackBerry as BB 10 is officially launched

BlackBerry App World now called BlackBerry World for BB10 launch

RIM has renamed its BlackBerry App World store this week and given it a makeover in time for the launch of its new operating system, BlackBerry 10, later in the month. Now called just BlackBerry World, the store is set to become the major storefront for RIM's BB10 devices and is set to launch existing…

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Becca CaddyBlackBerry App World now called BlackBerry World for BB10 launch

BBM Music FINALLY launches in the UK, but will anyone use it?

BBM Music, the cloud-based social music service which was announced back in August, has finally launched in the UK today and will be exclusively available to BlackBerry users. According to RIM, the service costs £4.99 a month and gives Blackberry users access to 50 tracks. They can then swap 25 of those tracks for new…

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Becca CaddyBBM Music FINALLY launches in the UK, but will anyone use it?

77% of BlackBerry users missed BBM the most during outages

It's now common knowledge that last week RIM's BlackBerry handsets experienced a LOT of problems, including loss of access to email and the internet and no BBM services. The company came under fire for not communicating the issues effectively to its global customers right away, but RIM's co-CEO Mike Lazaridis tried to rectify the situation…

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Becca Caddy77% of BlackBerry users missed BBM the most during outages

Spotify app FINALLY comes to BlackBerry handsets

Everyone's favourite music streaming service, Spotify, has just announced on its official blog that BlackBerry users will now be able to access a new release of its app from their handsets. It's only going to be a 'preview release' at the moment and obviously you'll only be able to get it if you're paying the…

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Becca CaddySpotify app FINALLY comes to BlackBerry handsets

RIM founder Mike Lazaridis apologises for BlackBerry problems

Apart from the odd short statement over the past week, RIM has kept pretty quiet about the BlackBerry outages and problems with email, messaging and web services. However, the company has published a new video in the last hour on the BlackBerry YouTube channel featuring the RIM founder and co-CEO of the company Mark Lazaridis…

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Becca CaddyRIM founder Mike Lazaridis apologises for BlackBerry problems

BlackBerry services slowly improving after three day outage (SLOWLY)

We're still not too sure what to think about the recent BlackBerry outages. Yes they were (and largely still are) widespread and have dragged on for far too long, but everyone makes mistakes, right? Even huge international corporations like RIM. Anyway, regardless of whether you're willing to let the recent issues slide or want to…

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Becca CaddyBlackBerry services slowly improving after three day outage (SLOWLY)

RIM speaks out over ongoing BlackBerry outages

Many BlackBerry users experienced problems with their email, web browsing and messaging services for a little while on Monday, then everything looked OK just hours later. RIM made a small announcement that things were back to normal and people breathed a sigh of relief. But yesterday BlackBerry users were struck with even more outages which…

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Becca CaddyRIM speaks out over ongoing BlackBerry outages

RIM unveils BlackBerry Tag for its smart phones

At the GITEX conference in Dubai today, RIM's Co-CEO Jim Balsillie has unveiled BlackBerry Tag, a new and pretty exciting way for BlackBerry users to share content and add each other as contacts on BBM. BlackBerry Tag will be introduced in the next BlackBerry 7 OS update and will allow users to share things just…

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Becca CaddyRIM unveils BlackBerry Tag for its smart phones

WTF: Cameron Threatens to Ban BBM & Other Social Networks if Riots Break Out Again

In his statement this morning about the London Riots - David Cameron announced more powers for police to take down social networks in times of civil disturbances. Leaving aside how that would even be possible, this really is a step too far. Blackberry Messenger may have been used to facilitate the riots - but it…

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Anna LeachWTF: Cameron Threatens to Ban BBM & Other Social Networks if Riots Break Out Again

Blackberry: From Smartphone for the Suits to Hoodie Gadget

Okay - I'll say straightaway that Blackberries are great mobile phones and a useful all-round tool for communication. Most people buy Blackberries because they work well. But the connection between Blackberry and youth culture - particularly deprived urban youth culture - has always fascinated me. Since BBs started out as the smartphones for suits -…

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Anna LeachBlackberry: From Smartphone for the Suits to Hoodie Gadget

What is BBM and how did it power the #LondonRiots?

Blackberry Messenger or BBM has been fingered as key enabler of the riots that swept through London this weekend. Twitter was filled with reports of fires, broken windows and clashes with the police but the key messaging and organising was taking place on the private instant chat service Blackberry Messenger, according to Urban Mash-up. All…

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Anna LeachWhat is BBM and how did it power the #LondonRiots?

Poynt: The really useful Blackberry App

A couple of apps come featured on the new Blackberry Operating System - Blackberry 7. And one of them is Poynt. I'll admit straight up, the Blackberry app store is a dark place to me, I don't hear about many, I don't know about many. That's partly my fault, and partly the fault of Blackberry…

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Anna LeachPoynt: The really useful Blackberry App

Blackberry Bold Touch 9900: UK Release Date and Price

The new Blackberry Bold - the Touch 9900 - will out in the UK on the 12th August and price plans will start at £31. The £31 a month deal offers the handset for free on a 24 month contract with 300 minutes Anytime, Unlimited* texts and 500 MB Blackberry Data. (Unlimited texts are "subject…

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Anna LeachBlackberry Bold Touch 9900: UK Release Date and Price

Why are Blackberries so popular with Hip-Hop Stars?

It has always fascinated me that Blackberries have such a niche in ghetto/urban style. They crop up in hip-hop lyrics all the time, the stars are often photographed clutching them to their ears. And lets just say that for every knitted iPhone cosy, there's a Blackberry with a customised patent leather case with the owner's…

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Anna LeachWhy are Blackberries so popular with Hip-Hop Stars?

New Blackberry Bold Touch 9900: Solid, sexy with some whizzy new features

It's faster, slimmer and has a iPhone 4 style steel band around its tapered edge: the Blackberry Bold 9900 aka the Bold Touch is a sexy update to Blackberry's flagship line. The new Bold, one of five smartphones just released on the new Blackberry 7 platform will please Blackberry-lovers and features like a vastly more…

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Anna LeachNew Blackberry Bold Touch 9900: Solid, sexy with some whizzy new features

Blackberry fix their Touch Screen: Liquid Graphics on new Blackberry 7

Blackberry the masters of the QWERTY keyboard have made a serious effort to improve their touchscreens with a new system that they call Liquid Graphics, promising that it will be more responsive and faster. All three of the top smartphones they launched today on Blackberry 7 feature the new capacitive touch screens with the Torch…

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Anna LeachBlackberry fix their Touch Screen: Liquid Graphics on new Blackberry 7