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September 27, 2010

Blackberry joins the tablet run!


RIM announced its new tablet PC, called Blackberry Playbook today. The 7-inch Tablet geared at the business folks is called the Playbook (I am not sure when and how play and business would meet in the blackberry world!). The operating system, is based on QNX and if RIM wants to be a player in the tablet market, it better outdo its crappy phone OS Blackberry 6. Playbook comes with a front and back cameras and will initially be available only on Wi-Fi, with the company planning 3G and 4G models in the future.

Here are the specs; Looks like Blackberry has loaded the tablet with anything it could get its hands on. RIM has not yet released the price on this iPad wannabe. What do you think? Does Blackberry have another loser in the market?

  • 7″ LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM

Blackberry Playbook, SEXY! Do y’all detect the jealousy in AppleGirl’s voice? The device is just unreal, it’s the first dual-core process and it’s 9.7mm thin!

This is a perfect device for people on the go that travel a lot, Blackberry is notoriously know for business users who hack out their work emails on their phone. Think about this, you’re waiting at the airport and want to check your emails, you can easily check on your Playbook thanks to the device paring. Or you can enjoy the latest episode of your favorite TV show thanks to the Adobe Flash support (craving for Flash yet AppleGirl? ;)) Not to mention, it supports multitasking. I do have to say the “cards” concept sure looks a lot like webOS.

I can’t wait to see a full hands on review on this device. Finally, RIM came up with something that’s a breathe of fresh air, they’re hopefully going to be able to push the Blackberry brand beyond the office feel and give it a “playful” feel.

August 3, 2010

Come on over Blackberry defectors!


It looks like Blackberry users are not as happy as they once were. Today, the Nielsen Company released a poll in which 50% of it’s users would defect to iPhone or Android.

BB users, AppleGirl is going to  flash her shiny phone at you and tell you it’s the best out there, but here’s what you should know. Android  supports a easy to use notification system, true multitasking unlike the iPhone 4.   Most importantly there’s “no jacket required” (yes I’m referring to the antenna gate again). In addition, there  are many phones to choose from and your option of carriers unlike the iPhone.

P.S. I hear there are issues with the BB battery cover. Just for kicks, here’s a creative solution to fix the battery cover issue. Fold up a piece of paper and wedge it in to the latch really good 🙂


I don’t need to flash the sleek iPhone to lure the Blackberry guys. According to Nielson, the ratings company, most of the BB users, and more so Android users (see below) already lust after Apple’s iPhone.

As for the multi-tasking, in my opinion Apple has done it rather cleverly. If the multi-tasking on my iPhone saves battery life and resources, and works transparently, what more can I ask for? GoogleChic, I know Apple has defied your Computer Science book by doing something out of the ordinary. But isn’t that why people want to buy  anything that Apple sells?

BB users, you might as well turn into one of the über-cool guys at work than be one of the cube-centric geek boys who no one likes (or knows?). As for you fAndroids, we iFans promise to not judge you when you defect over to the iFanBase.  We know you love to hate the iPhone (for lame reasons), but you must know what it feels to love it!

News Update: UAE falls out of love with Blackberry.

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July 25, 2010

Another crackberry contender?


Blackberry 9780, a new blackberry phone has been spotted. To me it looks like much of the older lineup from RIM. The only visual difference is the chrome bazel which has turned darker in this model. Clearly, RIM is suffering from design paralysis similar to HTC’s name paralysis (more on this later!).

While this RIM phone is said to run OS 6 and 512 MB flash memory, all the other internal spec seems very identical to 9700.

So what does this one have to stand out? Absolutely nothing! Hopefully RIM throws a curve ball at its release by throwing in a new feature to attract the masses.

Well RIM, to win me over from iPhone 4 you will have to do way better than this.


I’ve never been a big fan of the blackberry or understood it’s hype. The Blackberry bold 9780 looks to have the same screen size as the 9700. Since the screen is so small, it makes surfing difficult especially since the device is not touch screen it makes navigation more difficult as compared to an  Android device  or the iPhone (yes that evil word).

However, most blackberry user are corporate users who utilizes it for the email  capabilities and its dependable call quality (unlike drop calls on the iPhone).  Another plus for me is that unlike the iPhone it has an external storage system (microSD), no hassles here if your phone dies, just take our your SD card and you’re good to go.

We’ll have to wait and see to find out what new features if any the Blackberry bold 9780 will bring to the table as compared it its sibling. Nonetheless, it’s going to take a lot more to get me to ditch my Nexus!

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