RIM has found a huge success with it’s Myspace application for BlackBerry devices. It’s been a week since the application has been up and it has been downloaded over 400,00 times which is a huge hit for both RIM and Myspace for application downloads in a week. Since the launch, users have sent and received more than 15 million messages and updated their moods and status over two million times. Â RIM also announced the Storm version of the application will be coming out on November 24.
Just when I was about to give up on AT&T to release the Blackberry Bold this year. They finally have given us an official date in their latest press release. AT&T plans to drop the long awaited BlackBerry Bold on November 4,2008. There is still some speculation to the reason why the Bold was delayed for so long but let’s put all that behind and just hope they will keep their promise.Â
NEW YORK (AP) – AT&T Inc. says that the new flagship BlackBerry model that was initially expected this summer, the Bold 9000, will go on sale Nov. 4.
Ralph de la Vega, head of AT&T’s consumer business, supplied the launch date on the company’s third-quarter earnings conference call Wednesday.
When BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion Ltd. revealed the model in May, it said it would go on sale this summer. The Bold 9000 did launch in some overseas markets, but not in the U.S. The apparent delay hurt RIM shares over the summer.
Early in October, RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis that the Bold was still being tested by AT&T, and implied that the carrier was being extra careful after widely publicized problems with Apple Inc.’s latest iPhone.
BlackBerry users and develops should be happy to hear that RIM has just announced an application store coming ahead. It won’t be available until March 2009 but they have thought out some pretty great features to add to the app store.Â
â€¢ The store payment method will be PayPal.Â
â€¢ Companies will be able to control what applications are downloaded by users. Good for companies, bad for users.
â€¢ Storefront will allow any price.
â€¢ Developers will retain 80% of the revenue.
â€¢ Carriers will be able to distribute software themselves.
Will you be buying applications from the Application Store?
The new BlackBerry 8900 (codename: Javelin) takes the place of the current BlackBerry Curve. Major upgrades have been added to this device and it definitely aimed to be an all around consumer device.
The new Curve 8900 lacks 3G but is packed with GPS, Wi-Fi, aÂ 480Ã—360 HVGA+ screen, a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus.
The BlackBerry 8900 is already expected to hit T-Mobile Germany in November.Â
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