It's been a while since a BlackBerry handset really stole the spotlight, with the new—and by all counts nice—BlackBerry Tour getting trampled underfoot by this month's Palm and Apple news extravaganza. But appearances don't do this situation justice: RIM is doing very well, reporting a 33% jump in profit this quarter, fuelled almost entirely by consumers, not businessfolk. [NYT]
RIM Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You Very Much
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After being long overdue for an update to new CPUs, last week Apple announced refreshed 2018 MacBook Pros with 8th-gen Coffee Lake chips from Intel, including the company's top-of-the-line consumer laptop processor, the six-core 2.9GHz Core i9-8950HK CPU. And in theory, this option seemed like a great addition to the MBP lineup by giving high-level video editors and graphics artists a little extra performance without any added bulk.