Our first contenders are the Blackberry 9530 Storm and the Blackberry 9550 Storm 2. Upon first glance there are only slight differences, especially in their physical structure. For instance, the 9530 Storm 1 has physical buttons below it’s screen, while the 9550 storm 2 has those buttons melded into the touchscreen display, making them touch as oppose to separate buttons. The other buttons are all physical on both devices, but the Storm 2 has more of a streamlined look, while the storm 1 has buttons that pop out of the body more with a chrome finish.
One of the best Android phones out there, Samsung Galaxy S III and Blackberry’s new Z10 square off this Superbowl I’m not a big football fan, I find it fun to watch, but I don’t go out of my way to watch it until the Superbowl. Why? With the added excitement of the game I have the added excitement of commercials pushing the envelope. I still have fond memories of the Budweiser frogs! Anyway, this years lineup of commercials was… sad. Nothing really stood out or made me laugh out loud. Two commercials in particular were ones I was looking forward to seeing. Blackberry and Samsung’s spots. How did they play out and did they do the job of grasping their audience.
Did I get your attention? Good, because RIM isn’t dead, just the name. RIM, creators of the Blackberry line of smartphones, has now dropped their business name for simply “Blackberry”. The change makes sense, since most people, when talking about RIM devices, reference them as Blackberry anyway. This announcement was the first of many in a big press event yesterday to celebrate Blackberry 10 release. What is Blackberry 10 and what else did they show off? Learn more after the break!
It seems RIM is making this an annual event for it’s employees… Well, I guess they won’t be employees for long. RIM, showing some pretty bad growth and continuing to lose it’s hold on any kind of cell phone market is axing over ten percent of it’s employees. The internet is buzzing with ideas on how RIM can save itself, but it’s more of what they should have done instead of what they can do. Many folks think it’s too late for anything to save the Blackberry from certain death.
When Research in Motion, (RIM), began developing a smartphone, their main focus was on the business user. Someone who wants to do everything they do in the office while on the move. This was done by creating a specialist server and push email technology to deliver all the important email just as quickly as it arrives on a desktop computer.
Well… it certainly took Mark Zuckerberg long enough to start working on their app program. There is one complaint I hear across all platforms, be it android, iOS or Blackberry; the facebook app is terrible. It loads incredibly slowly, the notifications are all wonky, and you may as well take a nap if you’re not connected to WiFi because it just won’t load anything.