Posts Tagged ‘NFC’

5 Things RIM Has Done Right

November 28th, 2011

It’s common for media to lambaste RIM and its smartphones and tablet. The company does deserve some of the criticism it receives, but what’s strange is that it doesn’t receive any credit where it’s due. Here are 5 areas where we believe RIM should get more recognition.

1. NFC - With the latest BlackBerry 7 devices, RIM has made a firm commitment to NFC. There are several devices in RIM’s current portfolio that have support for NFC and the company has been put on record saying there will be many more. In order for all of us to take advantage of mobile payments, merchants need to know that there are enough users out there to warrant the cost and effort of implementing. If smartphone manufacturers don’t invest and bet on this technology, it will never happen. NFC is a chicken and the egg type of problem and RIM is the chicken. I’m not sure if that makes sense but you get what I’m saying.

2. Enterprise - There is a major change in the way enterprise views mobile. It’s called employee liable versus corporate liable devices and there is a growing number of the former entering the workplace. RIM sees this shift and has created a unique BES feature called BlackBerry balance that extends to both the smartphone and tablet. Because of RIM, employees can download apps and be a part of the mobile scene, without compromising the company’s data.

3. Efficiency - You can write an email to someone faster from a BlackBerry than other smartphones. With keyboard shortcuts, universal search and the best keyboard on the planet, a BlackBerry is hands-down the most efficient smartphone. There’s a lot RIM needs to be doing but with regards to making our lives more productive RIM needs not change anything.

4. Openness - RIM has made some great commitments to open source projects and even has a github page over at There are several ways to make apps for BlackBerry these days including HTHML5, Adobe Flash, Java and C.

5. First Party Apps – BlackBerry Traffic, Twitter, Protect and Maps are all great applications. RIM is unique in its ability to own the hardware and churn out a suite of apps that set the bar high for not just other developers, but for the industry.

Author: Jessie Categories: News & Updates Tags: , ,

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Passes Through FCC And It’s Approaching To US.

July 12th, 2011

We got a good news which says that the BlackBerry Bold Touch passes through FCC. From the report , we can learn that perhaps the both the Bold Touch 9900 and 9930 will be launching between August and September. But it is heard that the Bold Touch takes on RIM’s classic Bold 9000 design, but there are also some fangled features as follows:

1. Having a larger keyboard and a beautify touch display;

2. Be in an ultra slim body;fcc-blackberry-boldtouch-362x550

3. Packing a decently powerful 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of on-board memory, NFC (near field communications) and a 5.0 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording.

This will also be the first (of several) BlackBerry smartphones to run BlackBerry OS 7, which brings a faster, better, stronger user experience to the BlackBerry smartphones. The best part of all, the BlackBerry Bold Touch is expected to hit all major carriers including Verizon, AT&T, Bell, and more over the next couple of months.

Woot! Looking forward to see Bold 9900.

Leaked: New BlackBerry Curve & BlackBerry Dakota Specs

January 14th, 2011

Some Specs for new BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Dakota are leaked out immediately after RIM announced the coming of the new BlackBerry OS 6.1 application platform for BlackBerry smartphones. It is really interesting to see what the new BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Dakota will look like on earth. From the rumored specs, the new Curve and BlackBerry Dakota sounds awesome. Which one do you like much?

Full Specs for the New BlackBerry Curve: Curve

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA 7.2Mbps
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 512MB of eMMC, 512MB of RAM
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • HVGA 480 x 360 display
  • 1050 mAh battery
  • Tavor MG-1 800MHz CPU
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • 11mm thin
    Full Specs for the BlackBerry Dakota:Dakota
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS
  • 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image stabilization
  • 4GB of built in storage, 768MB of RAM
  • 2.8-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive screen
  • WiFi b,g,n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
  • 3G mobile hotspot!
  • MicroUSB port
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 10.5mm thin
  • Launches with BlackBerry OS 6.1

BlackBerry Torch 2 Picture & Specs Leaked!

January 13th, 2011


BGR just leaked a news that BlackBerry Torch 2 would be expected for a late Q3 2011 release on AT&T. Though the new BlackBerry Torch 2 looks pretty similar to the original Torch 9800 on the exterior except for a matte silver finish, you will notice that it has been made quite a few changes internally. Moreover, Torch 2 will be running RIM’s latest OS 6.1. Here are the full specs rumored to be:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band HSPA 14.4Mbps
  • 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive display
  • 8GB built-in memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES
  • 14.6mm thin
    So what do you think of the new BlackBerry Torch 2? Does Torch 2 look better than your current Torch? If you are not satisfied with your current Torch, maybe the new one will be more fit for you.