Research In Motion was recently in the news when longtime co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down in favor of new boss Thorsten Heins. Will the change in leadership pull back the BlackBerry maker from the brink of oblivion? Well, here's an update that gives you an idea of the company's plan regarding the devices that it will launch in to the market this year and in the first quarter of 2013.
RIM has added two more handsets into the fray. The new Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 will feature touchscreens and run on the BlackBerry 7 operating system. But will these be enough to compete with the iPhone 4S and the other super phones running on Android and the Windows Phone OS?
Check out the details for these new BlackBerry phones after the break.
The newest BlackBerry handset for T-Mobile subscribers will arrive next week. The carrier has announced that starting on November 9 the BlackBerry Torch 9810 will be available nationwide at its retail stores for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card. Consumers who want this upcoming T-Mobile phone must commit to a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan.
RIM has announced the newest versions of its BlackBerry Curve smartphone. The 9350, 9360, and 9370 will ship with the new BlackBerry 7 operating system. This new line of Curves will feature a 2.44-inch display with 360 x 480 pixels, a 800MHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera with flash, face detection, and VGA video capture.
T-Mobile has announced the pricing and release date of its newest BlackBerry smartphone. The carrier's BlackBerry Bold 9900 will hit the retail stores and select dealers starting on Aug. 31. Unfortunately, this smartphone will come with a hefty pricetag of $299.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract.
It seems that August 21st is a good day for BlackBerry fans. Sprint has announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9850 will be available beginning on Sunday, Aug. 21. The Bold 9930 is priced at $249.99 on contract and the Torch 9850 will cost $149.99 on contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.
RIM is facing tough competition in the smartphone market this year. The Apple iPhone has increased its influenced now that it has taken a spot at the Verizon Wireless line-up. Android smartphones from various manufacturers are trying to steal the show and Widows Phone 7 handsets are threatening to break out. Can RIM take on these powerful rivals? Let's look at the upcoming BlackBerry smartphones for 2011 to find out.
It appears to be a week for BlackBerry leaks as another unannounced RIM handset has been exposed. The hardworking BGR ninjas have acquired photos and information about the BlackBerry Storm 3.
This upcoming BlackBerry smartphone features a 3.7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive display, a 1.2GHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording. Check out the rest of this BlackBerry Storm 3 leak after the break.
The folks at BGR have obtained images and details on two more upcoming BlackBerry smartphones. RIM's BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Dakota have made their unofficial web debut after a horde of Android handsets were introduced at CES.
Check out the details on the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Dakota after the break.