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RIM (Research In Motion) has made public that it is currently developing a number of superphones running their latest OS, Blackberry 10, formerly known as the BBX. However, according to BGR, there is only one handset in the works. This is the Blackberry London. The Milan and Colt have said to have been given the boot.
Although the Milan will not be one of the handsets running Blackberry 10, it’s possible we might just get to see the smartphone in the future. However, it will ship running the disappointing Blackberry 7 OS just like Bold Touch 9900, Torch 9860, and the Curve 9360.
Despite being the only handset to ship running Blackberry 10, we honestly hope the London will turn things around for the ailing Canadian phone manufacturer. The superphone is likely to be unveiled at either Blackberry DevCon Europe or Mobile world Congress in February. RIM will be featuring the updated QNX software for the Blackberry PlayBook at CES this month.
Do you think the Blackberry 10-powered Blackberry London will turn things around for RIM, or do you think it has more chances getting back in the game with more than one superphone running its next generation software? Share your thoughts through a comment.
Smartphone manufacturers are denying making use of Carrier IQ software, which invades on your privacy.
It has been discovered that the Carrier IQ software is installed on smartphones, which monitors the performance of the device as well as usage data for network operators. However, it also tracks down data more than anyone if comfortable with.
The makers of the Lumia 800, Nokia, released a statement saying, “Nokia is aware of inaccurate reports which state that software from Carrier IQ has been found on Nokia devices. Carrier IQ does not ship products for any Nokia devices, so these reports are wrong.”
RIM, makers of the BlackBerry 9900 Bold Touch, told TechRadar, “RIM is aware of a recent claim by a security researcher that an application called ‘Carrier IQ’ is installed on mobile devices from multiple vendors without the knowledge or consent of the device users.
“RIM does not pre-install the Carrier IQ app on BlackBerry smartphones or authorize its carrier partners to install the Carrier IQ app before sales or distribution.
“RIM also did not develop or commission the development of the Carrier IQ application, and has no involvement in the testing, promotion, or distribution of the app. RIM will continue to investigate reports and speculation related to Carrier IQ.”
Android, the highly popular OS running on devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, has denied having the Carrier IQ software preinstalled in their handsets as well.
Do you think smartphone manufacturers are uncovering the truth, or do you think that they are definitely innocent of using Carrier IQ? Voice out your opinion through a comment.
It looks like RIM will be facing more headaches. The search giant Google announced it would be pulling out its Gmail app from BlackBerry’s App World on November 22. Google will still support the app even after it pulls it out of RIM. So, it might be a god idea to get it now before it’s too late.
The announcement was made on Google’s support page. If you miss out on downloading the app, you’ll access Gmail on your phone’s browser. The blog post reads, “Beginning 22 November 2011, we will end support for the Gmail App for BlackBerry (installed native app). Over this past year, we’ve focused efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser and will continue investing in this area.”
This isn’t isolated to BlackBerry handsets. Previously, Google released a Gmail app for the iOS 5, which was yanked out of the Apple App Store under an hour after release. Google explained this was due to a bug with notifications.
RIM has been experiencing a number of problems as of late. BlackBerry handsets experienced three days worth of BBM outages, which resulted in RIM being sued by a consumer group in Canada. Another problem is the delayed arrival of the 2.0 update for the BlackBerry PlayBook, which was expected to bring the BBM to the tablet.
Are you sick and tired of experiencing headaches on BlackBerry handsets such as the Bold 9900? Are contemplating on jumping ship and getting your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus or the iPhone 4S instead? Vent out your frustrations through a comment.