Just the other day BGR leaked several shots of the upcoming BlackBerry Kickstart that look like they may have been taken in the restroom at Research in Motion headquarters. I noted that the Kickstart looks awfully big for a flip phone. I have to admit, however, that the Photoshop images that were leaked today are much more attractive.
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For those of you who haven’t already heard, Research in Motion is having a planned BlackBerry outage starting tonight, or tomorrow morning depending on how you look at it, for database upgrades which will affect both BIS and BES Users. The planned BlackBerry outage will start a 2:00 a.m. EST May 3rd and last until 6:00 a.m. EST.
Remember back in the day (the late 90s) when the technical certification craze was going on? At one point I had an MSCE, MCDBA, MCT, A+, CCNA, Compaq ACE, and a few others that I can’t even remember. Many of those certs are still around, I just don’t think as much attention is paid to them as was in the past.
A set of certifications that I will pay attention to, however, are the ones coming out of the newly launched BlackBerry Certification Program that was just announced today.
Research In Motion today announced a new BlackBerry® Certification Program that will extend a reliable, comprehensive certification testing service in support of the BlackBerry® wireless platform. The new BlackBerry Certification Program is intended to provide an empirical means of measuring and validating the real world skills and knowledge used in planning, administering and supporting BlackBerry product deployments.
We’ve listed the BlackBerry certifications that you will be able to get this year and next year after the jump…
BGR has leaked pictures of the the BlackBerry Kickstart, the first clamshell flip phone to come out of Research in Motion. I have to say that the BlackBerry Kickstart was a well kept secret. BGR has known about it for some time, however, this is the first that we’ve heard of the device.
I have to tell you that even though I am a fan of clamshell style flip phones, the BlackBerry Kickstart just isn’t doing it for me. The darn thing is just too dag um large. Unless this thing has a built-in site to site transporter like in Star Trek TNG, I think the size of the BlackBerry KickStart will turn off many consumers.
If RIM really wants to do a clam shell right, they should take a look at the Samsung t719. This was the first clamshell to come with BlackBery Connect. If you make your flip phone much larger than this, it kind of defeats the purpose in my opinion.