Yesterday we blogged about a BlackBerry 8700c launch event to be held on November 1st in New York with special guest Lance Armstrong. One of Russell Shaw’s readers over on BBHub sent him a copy of an invite to the launch event to be held at Tribute NYC. Here is what appears to be a graphic from the invitation.
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If you have read any news about BlackBerry marker Reserach in Motion in the last two days, chances are that it had something to do with the NTP Patent infringement case or RIM’s stock (RIMM) tanking more than 5% yesterday before trading was haulted because of perceived bad news about the NTP patent suite.
The timing of all this litigation news couldn’t come at a worse time for RIM in my opinion because Microsoft is entering the mobile email space, and like every other space the enter in to, they plan to dominate it. I have already heard a MS rep pitch Windows Mobile 5 over BlackBerry because of the uncertainty factor with all the NTP vs. RIM litigation.
Mircrosoft has a very long way to go to make in dent in RIM’s market share, however, one that thing that we are certain of is that they are in this game for the long haul. Even though RIM is much further along with BlackBerry, there is uncertainty around where RIM will be in two years. Since the Internet Bubble bust, IT managers try to avoid uncertainty like the plague.
There is an old saying that IT managers don’t get fired over buying Microsoft, and when are faced with a decision to roll out BlackBerry devices that you aren’t certain about where they will be in the future, or go with Microsoft, the Redmond based software giant doesn’t look too bad.
Have you ever heard the saying “When it Rains it Pours”? Well, it definitely holds true for BlackBerry maker Research in Motion. Not only was their motion to suspend proceedings of it’s ongoing patent suite with NTP until the Supreme Court reviews the case denied, trading of their stock was halted after shares fell more than 5% after reports of the failed motion hit the wire.
Talk about a bad way to start your weekend.
The highly anticipated, long awaited BlackBerry 8700c will be officially unveiled November 1st at a launch event in New York at the multimedia event space Tribute NYC.
A BBHub reader, who asked to remain anonymous, received an invitation to this event and sent the text of the invite to Russell Shaw…
Your evening at Tribute NYC begins with a reception to unveil the new BlackBerry 8700c, where you will have the opportunity to mingle with RIM and Cingular executives. This unique experience concludes with a special presentation from celebrity guest Lance Armstrong, who will talk about how the new BlackBerry 8700c helps his business and his life run better.
November 1st 6pm.
Unless there is another launch event scheduled before November 1st, Cingular will be the first carrier to offer a BlackBerry 8700 device. Below is a picture of what we think the BlackBerry 8700c will look like.
Can the Sprint PPC 6700 compete with BlackBerry? I think that it depends on the type of user. Diehard BlackBerry users probably would never switch, nor would business users connect to the company’s corporate BES. What about new users who want a PDA/phone that you can get your email on?
If you were in a Sprint Store with $400 or $500 dollars or so, burning a hole in my pocket and you wanted the latest and greatest PDA phone out there, how would BlackBerry match up with a PPC 6700? Now, lets pretend that you aren’t already a CrackBerry addict and that you are not hooking this up to your corporate BES. You just want a really cool cell phone that you can get email on.
As you are looking, you first come across a BlackBerry 7250 and then you come across a PPC 6700. What do you buy? Take a look at the specs of a PPC 6700 before you answer…
If you remember, two months ago to the day I told you that I was just a bit worried Research in Motion. Since that day RIM has inked some partnerships, made some announcements, and released new hardware that have subsided those worries to some extent, however, I am really anxious to see how how the market and how the boys up in Ontario react to the Microsoft threat in the coming months.
The Brother MPrint micro printer is a lightweight, portable, and can print from BlackBerry wireless email devices as well as PocketPocket PC or Palm OS PDAs or notebook computers.
- Weighs less than 0.66 lbs
- Less than 0.7 inches thin
- High Quality Prints – 300 DPI Resolution
- Prints up to 4 PPM
- No Moving Print Head
- Built in Lithium Battery – Prints up to 100 pages per charge
The MPrint is palm size and can be transported effortlessly, even in a jacket pocket. Paper is automatically fed from its own cassette, eliminating the need to feed individual sheets.
The Rumor of the Day according to Pocket PC Thoughts is that Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 is about to be released. The words they use exactly are that the release is imminent and could come as early as tomorrow. This news is important to the BlackBerry community because SP2 adds push email capability, similar to that found on the BlackBerry, to Windows Mobile 5.0 powered mobile devices that have the Messaging & Security Feature Pack installed.
BlackBerry competitors have been coming out for years with the title “BlackBerry Killer” and one after the other, have continually and predictably failed to meet the bill. Exchange 2003 SP2 gives many of these so called BlackBerry killers an huge advantage however. SP2 is free.
“Improving worker productivity and data accuracy in applications such as field force automation, inventory management and asset tracking is critical to organizations today,” said Calvin Nguyen, product marketing manager for data collection products at Socket. “The Cordless Hand Scanner and SocketScan software are ideal for mobile professionals that require the convenience of cordless connectivity and accurate wireless data transmission. Our new SocketScan software release addresses the growing need for customers who want to use Bluetooth enabled BlackBerry devices for applications that utilize bar coded data.”
Just a few weeks ago we asked the question, “Will BlackBerry OS 4.1 have Bluetooth Synch Support?” Well, it looks as though we have a bit more compelling evidence that it will. Take a look below…