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The mobile roundup – The HP buys Palm edition

We were in sunny Orlando for Research In Motion’s BlackBerry conference this week and thought its new handsets would be the big story of the week but then Hewlett-Packard dropped $1.2 billion to buy Palm. While that deal will have significant ramifications for years to come, there was also some hot hardware introduced and some…

Nobex brings full radio to your BlackBerry

Another cool little gem from Research In Motion’s WES conference was Nobex because the free application offers you free access to full FM and AM radio stations on your handset. I never listen to the radio any more because most of my handsets don’t have an integrated tuner and I never bother to use the…

Hands-on with the White BlackBerry Bold 9700

The White BlackBerry Bold 9700 was mentioned in RIM’s WES 2010 keynote earlier today as the new “Stylish White Bold 9700.” It’s just a color variant of the venerable BlackBerry Bold 9700, but the elegant white color scheme really makes the handset stand out in a sea of drab-colored smartphones. It’s going to be a…

Crazy rumor: RIM to buy Palm?

We’re here at the Research In Motion WES conference and some of the more colorful conversation includes the idea that the BlackBerry maker should buy struggling Palm. While Lenovo is supposed to be the front runner, reports have surfaced saying RIM could be the only serious bidder. Why? RIM is plagued by software bugs in…

RIM: Our OS doesn’t need a rewrite

If you sniff around the mobile tech space, one refrain you’ll constantly hear is that Research In Motion’s BlackBerry operating system needs a complete rewrite in order to better compete in the consumer space, particularly as the iPhone and Android gain traction and change what consumers expect from their devices. But this is more of…

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