Research In Motion confirmed the acquisition of Swedish UI design company TAT. TAT team will be joining RIM and bringing their talent to the BlackBerry PlayBook and smartphone platforms.
TAT is renowned for their innovative mobile user interface (UI) designs and has a long history of working with mobile and embedded technology.TAT helped develop the original Android interface on the T-Mobile G1. TAT focuses on delivering great user experiences, from a design, technology, and usability perspective. Their design technology is used today in a variety of industries including the consumer electronics and automotive sectors.
Indian Government has given Research In Motion (Blckberrry) August 31st the deadline to resolve the government’s security concerns over BlackBerry service. This has become a huge issue let’s see what happens.
Research In Motion (RIM) has launched the new BlackBerry Pearl 3G, the smallest of the Blackberry smartphone line-up. The two new models introduced are the Pearl 9100 and Pearl 9105. Both the models are compact and elegant 50mm wide and weighing only 93g.
The BlackBerry Pearl 9100, featuring a 20-key condensed QWERTY keyboard, and the BlackBerry Pearl 9105, with a 14-key traditional phone keyboard. Both smartphone models include SureType software that can complete words as the user types.
It features a optical trackpad unlike its predecessor having a trackball, a 3.2 MP camera with flash, support for up to 32GB of additional memory via micro SD cards and dedicated keys for volume adding to convenience. The most important of all 3G (HSDPA) makes its way into these, and its just in time with the ending of the spectrum auctions in India.
The Pearl 3G also features -
- 360 x 400 sharp-resolution display (238 ppi)
- 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi (supports 'n')
- Built-in GPS for location-based applications
- Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0 (micro)
- 624 Mhz processor with 256 MB Flash memory
- 3.2 MP camera with zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording
- MicroSD card support
- 3.5mm handsfree socket
The pricing and availability of the handsets is still not declared but according to us they must be in range of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000. We expect to hear about the exact details in few days. So stay tuned for our word on the phone when it comes on shelves.