BlackBerry may be down, but judging from their rabid, die-hard fan base, they may not be completely out after taking T-Mobile's CEO to task over how the carrier started recommending the iPhone to customers.
This week's stories are about resurrection of old names, how one company pivoted in the face of the iPhone's awesome-sauce, the unveiling of some new amazingness we've all been waiting for plus the newest games of the week and a few apps that might just keep you sane these last few weeks of the year. That and more as always, just step right inside.
It's no secret that BlackBerry has had a rough time as of late, and the remaining loyal user base that still can't quite get used to those newfangled touch screens on the iPhone are looking for replacements. Just in time, the fascinatingly named "Typo Keyboard" is out, which offers a physical keyboard attachment for the iPhone 5 and 5s that mimics the look and performance of BlackBerry's tactile keyboards.
Remember when Barack Obama fought tooth and nail to keep his BlackBerry after being elected President of the United States? Judging from comments made this week, it sounds like he'd gladly trade it for an iPhone, if only he could.
Even today, in the wake of the touch-based smartphone revolution that the iPhone initiated, the BlackBerry is still considered the "smartphone of business" for many large companies. As the news about the veteran smartphone developer's woes gets worse and worse, however, many businesses are starting to dump the old standby as their "official" smartphone in favor of options such as the iPhone and Android devices.
Happy Veteran's Day to all of our U.S. readers! The past weekend brought a score of little goodies, so we've managed to pick up all the little scraps that might have otherwise been left behind and assemble them for your reading pleasure on this fine Monday as we celebrate the brave men and women who have served in our military. We salute you!
Following its aborted first launch attempt several weeks ago, the artist formerly known as Research in Motion has returned with its BlackBerry Messenger app for iPhone and Android -- although you'll still have to wait to actually use it.
Oh, BlackBerry, you've done it again! The smartphone maker formerly known as Research in Motion has penned an open letter published in major news outlets around the globe to reconfirm that it's not going anywhere — but will it be enough for faithful users to stick it out until the company can reverse its downward slide? Sure, it can say whatever it likes, but users will need to see real results or continue to defect to the iPhone or Android. Read on to find out more, including the fate of the BBM app...