Archive for December 20th, 2009

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BlackBerry sales still growing

Research In Motion (RIM) the company that makes BlackBerry smartphones has this week announced its quarter three results and once again the company are still picking up an astounding number of new customers.




BlackBerry Bold 9700


As a recent convert to a BlackBerry I am constantly amazed how popular the handsets are and I’m sure that RIMs position will continue to increase despite the rapid ongoing growth of both the iPhone and the newer Android OS.

Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 was $3.92 billion, up 11% from $3.53 billion in the previous quarter and up 41% from $2.78 billion in the same quarter of last year. Approximately 4.4 million net new BlackBerry(R) subscriber accounts were added in the quarter. At the end of the quarter, the total BlackBerry subscriber account base was approximately 36 million.


"We are pleased to report record shipments of more than 10 million BlackBerry smartphones during the third quarter with higher than expected revenue, earnings and subscriber growth," said Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at Research In Motion. "RIM is experiencing a great start to the holiday buying season and the strong Q3 results and Q4 outlook clearly reflect the strength of our diversified product portfolio as well as the success of our efforts to expand into broader customer segments and new geographies while maintaining our strong position in North America."

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BlackBerry Storm2


If you are thinking of getting a BlackBerry you can read my recent review of the Bold 9700 here.


Posted by: James


Posted in: News
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Twitter on the N900


Got a N900 or thinking of getting one but not sure how well some of the must have features like Twitter work? Fear not, checkout the video below for the full lowdown on how to access the micro blogging site everyone loves to hate.

There’s a local application called Mauku but also a whole host of web services that work on the class leading browser, including Twithive and Hahlu.


Posted in: Phones
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Google Phone coming in January!

With Android growing so rapidly we have today had some good news. The word on the street is that Google’s first phone, the Nexus One will be available in January 2010.

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Google Nexus One


I do believe that this will be the first device sporting Android version 2.1 which should guarantee a huge number or early sales. Although this device has been manufactured by HTC it is believed that there will be no branding on the handset itself, allowing for a total “Google” experience.

The screen on the Nexus One is rumoured to be a 3.5 inch capacitive OLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800, the same resolution as the Motorola Droid, but will be lighter in weight due to having an onscreen keyboard as opposed to a slide out QWERTY keyboard.

Although the specs have not be confirmed yet we are expecting a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Lets hope so, as if we have guessed right this device could be a serious competitor to the much larger HTC HD2.

Whatever happens, this is a great move by Google and we will be sure to bring you any confirmed news as soon as we get it.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Rumours