July 25, 2009
When Great Country Farms sets out to celebrate blackberries, it goes all out. The lineup for this weekend's festival is insanely jampacked. Visitors can take a hayride out to the fields to pick blackberries, taste blackberry wine, slurp blackberry ice cream and learn about the farm's organic gardening techniques. There'll also be yoga and pottery demonstrations, a bug-collecting contest and live music. Kids can get lost in four mazes, zoom down slides, jump on an inflatable pillow, play putt-putt, ride on pedal tractors and soar on rope swings.
October 21, 2011 |
Remember when we were the BlackBerry Nation? When we couldn't bear to be apart from our Crackberries? A few months ago? In one short summer, the fickle nation has wheeled on its heels and cold-heartedly dumped the 'Berry , and now bats its eyelashes at the new boys in town. A year ago, nearly 40 percent of all smartphone users owned devices from BlackBerry maker RIM, according to the market research firm comScore. This summer, RIM's share of the market fell to less than 20 percent, while Google's rose from 17 to more than 40 percent...
February 12, 2008 |
As the doors closed on the Metrorail train he was riding home from work yesterday, ABC News senior political reporter Rick Klein reached for his BlackBerry to encounter his worst nightmare: no new e-mails. Earlier, Klein had been getting hundreds of e-mails an hour for his political blog "The Note" in preparation for today's Potomac Primary. But like millions of BlackBerry users across the country, he was caught up in an afternoon blackout that lasted for more than three hours. For Klein, being cut off from e-mail, even...
March 21, 2013 |
BlackBerry launches its first new smartphone, the Z10, in the U.S. on Friday, a major test of whether the once-dominant cellphone maker can mount a comeback. Analysts say this could be the company's last chance to reverse its flagging fortunes — though even the company itself says it's merely looking for a strong third place finish for this launch, behind phones running Google's Android operating system and Apple's iPhone. And the Z10 is a capable phone — sleek, smooth and stylish.
October 27, 2008 |
Truphone , the VoIP-calls over mobile software developer made most famous by its iPhone app, now has a beta version of the app running on the BlackBerry 8801 and Curve devices. The product is called Truphone Anywhere for Blackberry. London-based Truphone, which can use Wi-Fi as well as phone network for VoIP calls, started out on Symbian OS-based Nokia devices but really started to hit paydirt when it launched an iPhone app. There is no Windows Mobile version right now but one is understood to be in development.
June 16, 2011 |
Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, forecast second-quarter revenue and profit that missed analysts' estimates and said it will cut jobs as a lack of new models prompts consumers to buy rival devices. The stock fell as much as 16 percent in late trading after RIM said profit this quarter would be 75 cents to $1.05 a share. Analysts predicted $1.40, excluding some costs, according to a Bloomberg survey. Revenue will be $4.2 billion to $4.8 billion in the three months through August, RIM said, compared with the...