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  1. Obama the unwitting spokesman for impressive BlackBerry rip-off

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The world has BlackBerry: China has BlockBerry. The latter is a knock-off of the popular hand-held device. But mainland manufacturer Haff-comm is not content to just clone the device; it now has US President Barack Obama as a spokesman endorsing the product. The ad (above) says, 'Obama has BlackBerry, I have BlockBerry', apparently exploiting the widely ...

  2. BlackBerry eyes non-corporate users for growth

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Launched 10 years ago, the BlackBerry is now as much a part of the corporate uniform as the suit and tie. But with multinational corporations downsizing, Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of the BlackBerry, is turning to small and medium-sized enterprises and the consumer market for further growth. BlackBerry was the first mover in the smartphone market after ...

  3. BlackBerry records provided prosecutors with their evidence

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The BlackBerry may have become the executive's best friend, but for those who do not play by the rules, it can also be their undoing. Intricate expert evidence on insider dealer Du Jun's use of his BlackBerry was a key part of the prosecution's case against him. It was used to prove that, contrary to his claims, Du had read e-mails containing ...

  4. Red alert: are you a Blackberry addict?

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Alanson

    ... Alan Alanson There is a small flashing light at the top, right corner of my Blackberry. This light pretty much rules my life. If it is flashing green, that means no new e-mail, SMS ... of cigarettes, when that little red light comes on I am powerless to stop myself from picking up my Blackberry, typing in my password and surfing directly to the new message. This physiological addiction ...

  5. iNQ Chat 3G

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Tony Chan our gadget man The iNQ Chat 3G looks like a fancy Blackberry with its full Qwerty keyboard, but it's actually just a basic 3G mobile phone. But 'basic' ... name suggests, this phone is designed for chat, and you can communicate with your friends via MSN, Skype and others. It is definitely not the sleekest model around. Like Blackberries ...

  6. The problem of multitasking in a hi-tech world

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Alanson

    ... of the problem too. During meetings I regularly find myself checking if there is anything more interesting on my Blackberry than what is going on around me. How on Earth did this happen? I mean ... the screen. Even then, I will almost definitely also be writing e-mails on my Blackberry or surfing the internet on my laptop as I watch TV. Or both. So how am I supposed to go from that to simply ...

  7. China Telecom to offer Blackberry smartphone

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Telecom Corp will start offering the BlackBerry smartphone to its 50 million mobile subscribers next year, according to Jim Balsillie, a co-chief executive of handset maker Research In Motion. The deal makes China Telecom the second carrier-partner to offer the BlackBerry on the mainland after China Mobile, which has more than 500 million subscribers, signed ...

  8. Gadget corner

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... data, it encodes transmissions with industrial-strength 256-bit encryption. The WRT160N router sells for HK$649. Hip Flip Research In Motion's BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 (right), the company's maiden clamshell BlackBerry, would make an ideal first smartphone for the uninitiated. This flip phone comes with Wi-fi connectivity and has GPRS and Edge network support, allowing ...

  9. Gadget corner

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Curved edge Research In Motion's latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 (below), is its thinnest and lightest to date, weighing 110 grams and measuring 109mm by 60mm by 13.5mm. The handset sports the same stylish design as its big brother, the 3G BlackBerry Bold, but without the leather case. It features quad-band Edge cellular network support, Wi-fi, a Global ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lenovo forges alliance with Research In Motion Mainland computer giant Lenovo Group has formed an alliance with Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry devices, to tighten the integration between its ThinkPad laptops and the Canadian company's smartphones. 'With more and more mobile professionals relying on both their BlackBerry smartphone and ThinkPad laptop ...




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