BlackBerrys on IDEA – What an Idea!

Idea Cellular and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced that the BlackBerry will soon be available to Idea customers. Idea will offer a broad range of BlackBerry smartphones and services for enterprise and individual customers on its network, nationally. 

The BlackBerry solution provides customers with easy wireless access to email, phone, calendar, web and multimedia applications, as well as access to thousands of other mobile business and lifestyle applications.

BlackBerry smartphones will now be available from Idea stores, leading modern trade, and multi-brand outlets across 15 circles of Idea Cellular’s network, throughout the country. Idea Cellular will offer BlackBerry Enterprise Server support to corporate customers and other organizations that manage their own email servers. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise and provides advanced security and IT policy controls to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.

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Unlimited Email and Instant Messaging plan for Rs.499 on Airtel BlackBerry

Airtel and Research In Motion (RIM) introduced a new service plan specifically for Airtel customers in India.

The BlackBerry® Personal Mail service plan is an innovative offering that provides Airtel customers with unlimited email and instant messaging (IM) on BlackBerry® smartphone for just Rs. 499 per month. It is the first service plan priced at less than Rs. 500 to offer unlimited email and IM to BlackBerry smartphone customers in the Indian market.

Unlimited BB Rentals as high as Rs.1500 . And this plan comes as a surprise.

Looks like users are using accessing email from their devices much more nowadays.

And interestingly RIM has started to sell Unlocked BBs in India. We will update you on tat as well

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BlackBerry Storm launched through Vodafone in India

The BlackBerry’s first touchphone the 9500 or Storm was officially launched in India yesterday.

At Fonearena, we had covered the unveiling of the handset in Oct 2008. Catch the coverage here

Its also the first touchscreen blackberry phone and its different from other BBs which have full QWERTY keypads. Continue reading “BlackBerry Storm launched through Vodafone in India”

BlackBerry Storm 9500 Touch Screen with Springs

RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry, is taking on Apple. with a touch-screen phone that puts a new twist on the technology. With the new model being announced Wednesday, the Blackberry Storm 9500, RIM is for the first time giving up the physical keypad in favor of a large screen, just like the one on Apple’s iPhone. But RIM has listened to users who find the iPhone’s glass screen awkward to type on because its virtual buttons provide no tactile feedback.

Storm features a revolutionary touch-screen technology that dramatically enhances the touch interface and enables easy and precise typing. The world’s first “clickable” touch-screen responds much like a physical keyboard and also supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures for intuitive and efficient application navigation. The Storm’s whole screen is backed by springs, and when pressed, it gives under the finger. Continue reading “BlackBerry Storm 9500 Touch Screen with Springs”

Blackberry Storm Touchscreen unveiled

The first ever touchscreen Blackberry handset, Storm, has been confirmed after Vodafone offered the device as a competition prize on its website.

It is not known exactly when the device will be available yet, but the fact that Vodafone is already pushing it suggests it could hit stores in time for the Christmas market. RIM has so far remained tight-lipped over the device, and is still yet to officially announce it. Continue reading “Blackberry Storm Touchscreen unveiled”

BlackBerry Bold 9000 unveiled

The latest in line from RIM, the BlackBerry Bold, previously known as the 9000 is gunning for the deep pockets of business professionals and power users, promising “unprecedented functionality and performance”.

Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO, Research In Motion: “The new BlackBerry Bold represents a tremendous step forward in business-grade smartphones and lives up to its name with incredible speed, power and functionality, all wrapped in a beautiful and confident design.”

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 unveiled

At last, a BlackBerry that looks good and is loaded with goodies. Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone. It is the first BlackBerry phone to come in the flip form factor.

Specs & features:

Quad-band EDGE-based

Weight 3.6 ounces

3.9 x 1.9 x 0.7-inch

Two high-resolution, light-sensing colour displays

External LCD

240 x 320 internal LCD

Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD)

MP3 ring tones

Smart dialling

Conference calling

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BlackBerry Thunder pictures surface

The Thunder is BlackBerry’s first ever Touch Screen Device. It is touted to be a piece of mobile perfection.

It runs on OS 4.7 and is also known as the BlackBerry 9500. The user interface is quite similar to the iPhone, while the media player is already up and running. Other confirmed specs include a 360 x 480 touch sensitive display.

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Blackberry Bold

The BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone embodies elegant design – without sacrificing the features or functionality you expect from a premium smartphone. Well this is the official statement in the BlackBerry Website. Well Bold turns out to be the official name of the device we have come to know as the 9000.

UPDATE : Blackberry Bold 9000 is available in India and Pricing information



No compromises. With email, phone, IM and the Internet, it can connect you. With an integrated organizer, it can help you stay on top of your day. With camera and video recording, you can capture and share the moment with just a few clicks. And that’s just the beginning.


Do more — do it faster. Take advantage of the speeds available on the HSDPA network and the BlackBerry Bold smartphone’s 624-MHz processor. Multitask and prioritize with access to your voice and data services at the same time. Continue reading “Blackberry Bold”

BlackBerry KickStart clamshell ?

The first ever clamshell from BlackBerry maker RIM, its dubbed the KickStart. The phone really looks great and awesome. With looks matching that of a Nokia N93i and the Panasonic phones mixed together, the phone surely would appeal to the business folk as well who didn’t have options till date to hold a blackberry that looked insane and so sober. But now things are changing. The plain jane look is being over thrown and cooler blackberry s fast approaching. Kudos guys

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Reprieve for BlackBerry users as of now

We have been tracking the BlackBerry issue. Read our post here for a run-up on the moot controversy.

The issue may be resolved — at least for a year.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has proposed an interim solution stating that the data exchanged between BlackBerry users will be stored on the servers of telecom operators who provide the service in India for a period of one year. Continue reading “Reprieve for BlackBerry users as of now”

Bad news for BlackBerry users

The DoT (Department of Telecommunications) Government of India has issued a stern warning to telecom companies to put the required security system in place within 15 days or stop the services.

Officials in DoT said a directive had been issued to service providers to work with officials of Blackberry licensor Research in Motion (RIM) of Canada to provide fool-proof security system.

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