Archive for December 2nd, 2010

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Christmas offers from BlackBerry

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With the BlackBerry Curve 8520 being such a massive hit here in the UK I am rather pleased to see on the BlackBerry UK website a range of PAYG Christmas deals from our networks and retailers. As you can see if you click here you can pick up a BlackBerry Curve for as little as £129.95. I don’t think I have ever seen them cheaper. With so many teenagers now picking up BlackBerry for its messaging powers this may be the perfect time for some BlackBerry Xmas shopping?


Posted by: James

Posted in: Phones
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RIM vs Kik – The story continues


For those of you that have been following the Kik messaging saga on BlackBerry you may or may not be aware that RIM have launched a suit against Kik Interactive for patent infringement.

It would appear that Kik have infringed three Canadian patents but in addition it also looks like Ted Livingston, the CEO of Kik interactive, worked at RIM as part of the BBM group in 2007 to 2008. RIM alleged that Ted had access to confidential information regarding BBM development, future plans, and technology and used them to his benefit.
RIM also alleged that Kik had, without obtaining user consent, transmitted end users’ personal information, including information from their address books, to Kik’s servers and then used that information to send spam.
This is going to be an interesting case to watch, as RIM will certainly ask for an injunction to stop Kik from distributing its software across not only BlackBerry, but all other mobile platforms as well.

Some unhappy times lie ahead for happy Kik users I think.


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
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ARCHOS 101 internet tablet review

ARCHOS_101_it_ambianceThe Archos 101 is one of the most eagerly anticipated tablets expected this side of Christmas. As companies race to get their products to market are they simply cutting corners and churning out rubbish?


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