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The Future of Voice Recognition for BlackBerry Devices

With the recent launch of the iPhone4S and its creepy voice recognition software dubbed Siri, there is a lot of buzz surrounding voice control implementation in your smartphone/tablet. Like almost every phone manufacturer, RIM uses Nuance voice recognition technology in its handsets -- apple also uses Nuance to power Siri. Since Nuance powers nearly all voice recognition systems in phones, what makes Siri any different than voice activated search that is present on BlackBerry OS6/7 devices and other voice activated controls on our BlackBerrys...? The…
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Future QNX Development at RIM

Contrary to what many of you read on tech blogs and the liken there are bright spots in RIM’s future. With the acquisition of QNX Systems, RIM not only established a platform for its Playbook tablet, but also started on a course towards Open Source and standards based development. QNX Neutrino is a standards based operating system that allows a developer to leverage flash, HTML, CSS, and C++ development to create dynamic user experiences in days and weeks rather than in months and years.
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This Friday...

  As I sit here on today, Friday September 23, 2011 listening to music on my BlackBerry Bold 9650 and wonder about the future of the company that created and manufactured this device, A few things come to mind. RIM began in the mid 1990s working with Ericsson, and shortly after launching the 950 Inter@ctive Pager, RIM devices established a standard in mobile messaging that is, in my opinion, still unrivaled. Since then RIM has, until recently, enjoyed total domination in the business world as…
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