Dating Site Says Android Users Are More Likely To Give It Up On The First Date

Match.com did some very scientific research in Canada, polling singles living up there beyond our borders, and found that Android users are a lot more likely than other smartphone users to put out on the first date. Maybe don’t use that as your pick-up line, however, if you spot someone with an Android phone. [More]

Do You Use Your Mobile Phone In The Bathroom?

We’ve all got that person at work who just yakkety yaks away on their phone in the bathroom, and it’s probably the same guy/gal who uses their shoe to flush and opens the door with a paper towel (so inconsistent, germaphobes!) Hey, maybe that’s even you, because as a new survey says, lots of us use our mobile devices in the john. No judgment! [More]

Void Your Mobile Phone Warranty: Move Somewhere Humid

Void Your Mobile Phone Warranty: Move Somewhere Humid

Until recently, Israel was a happy and loyal T-Mobile customer of almost a decade. He’s also that person left who’s still using a BlackBerry. He sent his phone in for a warranty exchange, dutifully checking the liquid damage sensor first to make sure his phone hadn’t been dunked. But TMo charged him a fee for water damage anyway, because the real moisture sensor is buried inside the phone, and told a different story. Because Israel had dared…. to live in Miami. [More]

Best Buy Sold Out Of BlackBerry PlayBook Tablets After $300 Discount

Best Buy Sold Out Of BlackBerry PlayBook Tablets After $300 Discount

We’re not sure if this is a sign of a resurgence for BlackBerry and Research In Motion, or just another sign of desperation: Best Buy says it sold out of the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet over the weekend — but only after a $300 drop in price. [More]

One More Nail in BlackBerry's Coffin: More Mobile Workers Use iPhones

One More Nail in BlackBerry's Coffin: More Mobile Workers Use iPhones

Back in the day, if your company needed you to check email on the go, the IT guy set you up with a BlackBerry. But in what might be the most recent in a series of nails in BlackBerry’s coffin, a new report says more mobile workers now use Apple’s iPhones to keep in touch with the office. [More]

Google To Yank Gmail BlackBerry App

Google To Yank Gmail BlackBerry App

In what appears to be a not-so-subtle nudge to get BlackBerry owners who use Gmail to switch to Android phones, Google announced it’s going to yank the BlackBerry Gmail app away Nov. 22. Those who already own the app can continue using it, but new BlackBerry owners won’t be able to download it after that date. [More]

Big Drop In Car Crashes Tracks With Blackberry Outage

Big Drop In Car Crashes Tracks With Blackberry Outage

The big Blackberry outage is having an unexpected positive side-benefit. During the days the Blackberry service was out, there’s been far fewer traffic accidents. [More]

BlackBerry Outage Apology: Here Are Some Free Apps You Might Not Want

BlackBerry Outage Apology: Here Are Some Free Apps You Might Not Want

In an attempt to placate millions of BlackBerry users who suffered service outages for up to three days last week, the smartphone’s makers, Research in Motion, have announced they’ll offer up a $100 credit for certain apps. Yay…? [More]

BlackBerry Services Rebound From Outage

BlackBerry Services Rebound From Outage

The service outage that’s screwed up BlackBerry Messenger and Internet browsing is on the outs. BlackBerry overlord Research in Motion says it’s getting services back online. [More]

BlackBerry Outage: Can I Get Reimbursed?

BlackBerry Outage: Can I Get Reimbursed?

The spreading BlackBerry service outage of the last few days has brought two questions to the forefront: Will I be able to get some sort of compensation for the outage? And… People still have BlackBerries? [More]

BlackBerry Maker Will Cut 2,000 Jobs

BlackBerry Maker Will Cut 2,000 Jobs

In a cost-cutting move connected to the BlackBerry’s inability to keep pace with smartphone competitors in the United States, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion revealed plans to slash its workforce by 10 percent, losing 2,000 jobs. [More]

Traditional Texting Slows As Instant Messaging Grows In Popularity

Traditional Texting Slows As Instant Messaging Grows In Popularity

Texting? That is just so 2010. The cool thing these days is instant message texting with applications like BlackBerry Messenger, or Apple’s upcoming iMessage, which use the Internet to send texts instead of service carriers. [More]

Android Surpasses BlackBerry As Most Popular Smartphone OS

Android Surpasses BlackBerry As Most Popular Smartphone OS

BlackBerry’s reign as the king of peoples’ pockets has ended, usurped by Android. [More]

Block Unwanted Calls And Texts With PrivacyStar

Block Unwanted Calls And Texts With PrivacyStar

It’s always puzzled me why smartphones are smart enough that I can toss virtual birds at virtual pigs, but they’re somehow too stupid to let me block unwanted calls or texts. Well now there’s PrivacyStar, an app for Android and Blackberry that lets you do just that. [More]

Survey: Many People Likely To Leave Android For Verizon
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Survey: Many People Likely To Leave Android For Verizon iPhone

Ruh roh! Seems the Verizon iPhone is very popular, which is good news for Verizon but not so good for Android and BlackBerry. A new survey says many users of the Google and Research in Motion Smartphones would likely switch to Verizon’s new offering. [More]

My "Blackberry" Isn't Working, Man Tells Fruit Vendor

My "Blackberry" Isn't Working, Man Tells Fruit Vendor

Good for a laugh, here’s a sketch from the BBC “The One Ronnie” show with a man seeking tech support from a fruit vendor for his “blackberry” which is “frozen.” A series of fruit and gadget puns ensue and it’s worth sticking around for when it gets a little saucy. One thing that you should know before watching the clip is that “Orange” is a cellular network in Great Britain. Yes, you can see where this is going… [More]

Actor Josh Duhamel Kicked Off Flight For Refusing To Turn Off Blackberry

Actor Josh Duhamel Kicked Off Flight For Refusing To Turn Off Blackberry

Actor Josh Duhamel, who plays Captain William Lennox in the Transformers series, was kicked off a flight last week after he refused to stop texting on his Blackberry while it was taxiing. The Air Wisconsin plane was forced to return to the gate and disgorge the actor. Now he says he’s learned his lesson. [More]

What IT Does While On Hold With Blackberry Tech
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What IT Does While On Hold With Blackberry Tech Support

The next time you’re on musical hold trying to get through to customer service, don’t get mad. Be like this IT guy and use it as an opportunity to express yourself through the transformative power of dance. You’ll feel less powerless and burn a few calories too. Watching this is the Law of Increasing Returns in action; each time I watch it, it amuses me more than the last. [More]