CIO compares four of the hottest smartphones available, from the perspective of four experienced IT executives.
Your BlackBerry device deserves better than the standard charging cables with which it ships. Research In Motion's chic desktop Charging Pod is the perfect power-up partner--though it's only available for Pearl and Curve devices.
BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is RIM's first Pearl with Wi-Fi. Here's PCWorld.com's take on the device.
TeleNav Track is a cell phone-based GPS tracking service that can help manage your mobile workers. Read on for a list of reasons why you might love it--and why you might not.
Analysis and Insider Commentary
Mike Lazaridis, Research In Motion (RIM) co-CEO, sat down with CIO at WES: Here's the BlackBerry chief's take on the biggest challenges for CIOs tackling enterprise mobility, the arch-rival Apple iPhone and RIM's little-known Bluetooth smart card reader.
Research In Motion (RIM) has released the latest version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) software, version 4.1 service pack 5 (SP5), and it includes some new features for smartphone users and IT staffers--but many won't be available until an upgraded handheld operating system becomes available.
Rumors surrounding Research In Motion's (RIM) next BlackBerry smartphone have been circulating throughout the Web and the blogosphere for months now. First, we heard the device could include a touch screen and 3G capability. Then a newly-uncovered RIM patent got bloggers speculating about a device with a slider keyboard. The list goes on.
Apple deserves a big ol' pat on the back for making the iPhone seem like the greatest thing to happen to mobile users--consumers and businesspeople alike--since the notebook computer itself. But it's time for RIM to start throwing its weight around...before it's too late.
Ever wondered why your BlackBerry or other GSM phone makes nearby speakers buzz like disgruntled honey bees? We did, so we asked RIM. Here's what the company had to say, as well as a few ways to muffle the buzz.
The iPhone took some significant steps towards becoming a viable business device yesterday with Apple's release of the iPhone SDK as well as some related enterprise improvements. But hold the phone: Apple still has a lot of work to do before the iPhone becomes a true BlackBerry rival.
A recent poll of more than 800 people suggests that IT departments are spending more time and resources supporting BlackBerrys than any other mobile devices. In fact, the poll suggests that IT's spending nearly six times as much effort on BlackBerry support than on other mobile gadgets--though there are a number of reasons to question the finding.
For many of us, "quitting" our BlackBerrys or smartphones, or simply leaving them at work once in a while, isn't even a consideration. And that's really not good. Here's why.
Cast your vote in our BlackBerry addiction poll and let us know how you categorize your smartphone use.
The digital cameras built into smartphones like BlackBerrys, Treos or iPhones can be both friend and foe to IT departments and to corporate users. Whether the potential value of such devices justifies their associated risk has much to do with the settings in which the phones--and cameras--are deployed.
Sick and tired of responding to mountains of e-mail with that tiny BlackBerry keyboard? Frustrated with the small size of Word, Excel or PDF attachments on your mobile device's screen? Well thanks to a new BlackBerry virtualization product you can now use a Bluetooth-enabled USB key to view RIM smartphone applications and documents on a PC screen and type with a full-size keyboard.
This story, " BlackBerry Bible: Everything You Need to Know" was originally published by CIO.