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Dear BlackBerry… Please Let Us Hide Icons on BlackBerry 10… Pretty Please?

The BerryReview team has been having a blast digging into BlackBerry 10.2 this weekend. I am impressed that BlackBerry is getting back its flair for the small details and usability again. The thing that really disappointed me to discover is that we are still at square 1 when it comes to app management. BlackBerry has…

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Dear RIM Legal, Enough with the Beta Zone User License Agreements!

   I am all for RIM Legal protecting the company from valid legal threats but it is starting to seem like their bonuses are based on how much they can annoy customers in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. I am not talking about them holding up projects or being in dire need of streamlining. Today the…

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Typical Users of ______ Devices

We see them every few months – a new  “study” that finds iPhone Users have more sex;  or shows how BlackBerry users are typically professional types.  Every time, a ripple goes through the smartphone communities.  Across different phone enthusiast sites (‘Berry, Android, Nokia, Apple) we collectively say “that’s stupid, most people I know are nothing…

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Dear BlackBerry PlayBook Haters, Stop Drinking the Kool-Aid

I am always amazed when analysts and reporters love to open their mouths to prepare for more “foot” to be shoved in. For the last month or two we have been hearing non stop tirades on how the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will be a non starter and pales when pitted against the competition. I see…

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Jim Balsillie Goes “Over The Top” Answering Earnings Call Question

If you have been reading BerryReview for even a few weeks you will know I appreciate a good rant. I missed this beautiful rant by Jim Balsillie in answer to a well worded question by Rod Hall of JP Morgan during the RIM earnings call tonight. Dan Frommer over at Business Insider has done a…

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RANT! RIM Has A Perception Problem With the BlackBerry OS…

I have mentioned this previously but a recent event brought this back to my attention. As of today a “memory booster” application is now the TOP paid application in App World. There are two ways you I can interpret this: It could be that the BlackBerry OS is fine but the problem is the perception…

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RANT! Does Anybody at RIM Actually Use Browser Bookmarks?

I really hate the BlackBerry Browser bookmarks. They are, unfortunately, a good example of most of all complaints I have had about what’s wrong with Research In Motion and the BlackBerry platform over the last year or so: sometimes it really seems like RIM’s developers don’t use a BlackBerry themselves. Some flaws are so silly,…

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Firewall to be put up around Australia; We need your help guys and girls.

Now I know this may be slightly off topic and I’m using my position for personal triumph but we really need you guys and girls to help us out here. See we only have 22 million citizens here and we need a petition signed by as many people as we can against a new government policy that is going to be…

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