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BlackBerry announces new phones, services

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — BlackBerry will release a low-cost phone in Indonesia in April and plans a broader release of a phone that restores a beloved row of control keys with a track pad....

Environment group questions Apple link to controversial Bangka mines

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Do you trust your smartphone? Do you carry a brand using tin from the Bangka mining site? Friends of the Earth (FoE) Campaigns Coordinator Cam Walker said FoE Australia and FoE Indonesia have joined forces to support the drive to investigate the source of tin used by smartphone manufacturers in the wake of the controversial Bangka mining site in...

BlackBerry’s Indonesian problems

By Thu, Dec 15, 2011 11:21AM UTC 265 Comments Pic: AP.

Government threatens a shutdown, reports Asia Sentinel Research in Motion, the Canada-based manufacturer of the popular BlackBerry communications device, faces growing trouble that appear to be coming to a head from government regulators in Indonesia, its second-biggest global market. The Indonesian Telecommunications Regulatory Body is threatening to cut off RIM’s internet access after the company...

RIM Indonesia boss suspect in BlackBerry chaos

By Mon, Dec 05, 2011 2:08PM UTC Comments Off RIM Indonesia boss suspect in BlackBerry chaos

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police say a senior executive of Canada’s Research In Motion is a suspect in last month’s stampede at a BlackBerry promotion in Indonesia. Police spokesman Col. Baharudin Djafar said Monday that several people fainted and dozens were injured at the global debut of the BlackBerry Bold 9790. The $540 phones —...

BlackBerry suffers identity crisis

By Mon, Oct 31, 2011 4:38PM UTC 3 Comments Pic: AP.

The BlackBerry smartphone from RIM now has a confused corporate image. It no longer stands for the things it used to. Blackberry used to be a brand of smartphones which came with a nifty keypad. Blackberry used to be associated with  business savvy people. It used to be the image for security. Now that image...

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