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Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

21 June, 2014 | comments (4)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 25 was rather busy with new products so you are in for a long read. Enjoy! This week was marked by the announcement of...


BlackBerry CEO shows off new Passport and Classic phones

BlackBerry CEO shows off new Passport and Classic phones

20 June, 2014 | comments (130)

BlackBerry unveiled an odd new device the Passport. It has a square 4.5" screen with 1,440 x 1,440 resolution, essentially a QHD screen cropped to 1:1. Below the unusual screen is a rare sight these days, a three-row QWERTY keyboard. The...

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Blackberry Passport to drop in September

Blackberry Passport to drop in September

19 June, 2014 | comments (50)

Blackberry's upcoming phone, the Passport, is slated for a September release. BB purists will be happy to know that the phone will sport a portrait, hardware QWERTY keyboard that has become the manufacturers trademark design. Not really much else...


BlackBerry posts smaller than expected loss in fiscal Q1

BlackBerry posts smaller than expected loss in fiscal Q1

19 June, 2014 | comments (33)

For the fiscal quarter ending in May of this year, the beleaguered Canadian smartphone manufacturer has reported a loss of $0.11 per share, which is up from the consensus estimate of $0.25 per share. Although the company's $966 million in first...

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Amazon Appstore coming to BlackBerry OS 10.3

Amazon Appstore coming to BlackBerry OS 10.3

18 June, 2014 | comments (21)

When it becomes available this fall, BlackBerry's OS 10.3 will come with the Amazon Appstore for Android preinstalled. Amazon's offering will sit neatly alongside BlackBerry World, which will continue to serve native apps to fans of the Canadian...


4.5-inch BlackBerry Kopi found in Vietnam

4.5-inch BlackBerry Kopi found in Vietnam

18 June, 2014 | comments (31)

BlackBerry may be down but it's not out of the running yet a new phone dubbed Kopi has made its way to a store in Vietnam. The new phone has as 4.5" screen, putting it between the 4.2" BlackBerry Z10 and the 5" BlackBerry Z30. The 4.5"...


IDC: smartphone ASP to fall this year, most OSes growing

IDC: smartphone ASP to fall this year, most OSes growing

05 June, 2014 | comments (26)

IDC's bold predictions of the faraway year 2018 caught our eye but the analyst company also put out much shorter term predictions for this year (we're already half way through it). The predictions echo what we've been seeing on the market Android...


IDC: smartphone market in 2018 to remain mostly the same

IDC: smartphone market in 2018 to remain mostly the same

29 May, 2014 | comments (18)

In the past we've seen long-term predictions completely miss the mark, so take this as a decent guess of what might happen. Unlike its 2011 forecast, this time around IDC is much more restrained in its predictions, expecting things in 2018 to be the...


Kantar: Android global growth continues, WP rises in Europe

Kantar: Android global growth continues, WP rises in Europe

26 May, 2014 | comments (62)

Market analyst company Kantar Worldpanel has posted its report on the smartphone market for the three months ending in April today. The data shows Android as the big winner, the Google OS being the biggest gainer in Europe, China and the US, whereas...


BlackBerry Z3 goes on sale in Indonesia

BlackBerry Z3 goes on sale in Indonesia

13 May, 2014 | comments (41)

The BlackBerry Z3 has finally got its official launch in Indonesia, complete with an official unboxing and hands on from BlackBerry. The device was announced at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and has gone on pre-order in Indonesia...


BlackBerry Z3 goes on pre-order, specs finally detailed

BlackBerry Z3 goes on pre-order, specs finally detailed

28 April, 2014 | comments (73)

The BlackBerry Z3 which was officially announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this past February alongside the Q20 is now available for pre-order in Indonesia through local carriers Indosat and XL. The device will be launched (and...

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Kantar: WP going strong in Europe,  Android still dominates

Kantar: WP going strong in Europe, Android still dominates

28 April, 2014 | comments (43)

Global analytics company Kantar Worldpanel has released its latest global smartphone market share report for the 3-month period ending in March 2014. The data shows what's the distribution of Android, Windows Phone, iOS and BlackBerry in terms of...


comScore: Apple and Android continue to dominate in the US

comScore: Apple and Android continue to dominate in the US

05 April, 2014 | comments (17)

The latest comScore report on the trends in the US smartphone industry for the three months ending in February, 2014 is out. As one can expect, Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer with 41.3% market share, while the global market leader,...


BlackBerry will not renew T-Mobile partnership after April 25

BlackBerry will not renew T-Mobile partnership after April 25

02 April, 2014 | comments (19)

T-Mobile and BlackBerry haven't been in the best of partnerships lately and it seems the phonemaker has taken things to the next level. BlackBerry has announced it will not renew its license to T-Mobile after it expires on April 25. This...


BlackBerry OS 10.3 screenshots leak, voice assistant coming

BlackBerry OS 10.3 screenshots leak, voice assistant coming

24 March, 2014 | comments (39)

A myriad of screenshots have leaked showing the new and upcoming BlackBerry OS 10.3. The new OS release brings a cleaner UI with a predominantly red and black theme. On the homescreen the icon shadow has been removed. This might be an...


BlackBerry unveils the Z3 and the Q20

BlackBerry unveils the Z3 and the Q20

25 February, 2014 | comments (106)

ins{text-decoration:none;} BlackBerry has announced a new duo of smartphones at the MWC 2014 - the BlackBerry Z3 and the BlackBery Q20. The BlackBerry Z3 is a full-touch smartphone with a 5" display and runs BlackBerry OS 10.2.1. BlackBerry...


BlackBerry's Z3 Jakarta phone leaks, will target entry level

BlackBerry's Z3 Jakarta phone leaks, will target entry level

17 February, 2014 | comments (107)

The first device to be released under the new CEO of the struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry, John Chen, has been leaked. BlackBerry Z3 "Jakarta" renders It will be powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, Adreno 305 GPU,...


BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 update goes official, available now

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 update goes official, available now

28 January, 2014 | comments (200)

BlackBerry has just announced the latest 10.2.1 update for its BlackBerry OS. It brings lots of new features, and is compatible with all BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The rollout has already started so you can update your device right...


Kantar: WP, Android grow but lose some momentum

Kantar: WP, Android grow but lose some momentum

27 January, 2014 | comments (32)

Kantar has just released its statistics on the smartphone OS market share for the quarter ending in December. The report shows Android and Windows Phone expansions continue through 2013 with steady growth even though it might be losing its momentum....


The Pentagon denies ordering 80K BlackBerry phones

The Pentagon denies ordering 80K BlackBerry phones

24 January, 2014 | comments (18)

Just two days ago the US Department of Defense released a press note stating it has deployed a new mobile network to be utilized by about 100,000 unclassified devices including 80,000 BlackBerry phones and 1,800 non-BlackBerry devices such as...

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