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BlackBerry 10.2 to bring Wi-Fi Direct, notification actions

BlackBerry 10.2 to bring Wi-Fi Direct, notification actions

03 July, 2013 | comments (41)

BlackBerry 10.2 OS update was confirmed for later this year by BlackBerry’s Product Manager Michael Clewley. He has also revealed some of the new upcoming features such as standard Unicode emojis, multiple alarms, reminders and level 1...

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BlackBerry loses $84M despite increased shipments, revenues

BlackBerry loses $84M despite increased shipments, revenues

28 June, 2013 | comments (98)

BlackBerry reported the financial results for the quarter that ends June 1 and there's some good news and some bad news. The company saw an uptick the two previous quarters, but this quarter ended with an operating loss of $84 million. On the...


BlackBerry Q5 hits UAE tomorrow, costs $400

BlackBerry Q5 hits UAE tomorrow, costs $400

19 June, 2013 | comments (39)

BlackBerry Q5 was announced last month at a dedicated BlackBerry event. It's a QWERTY smartphone targeting emerging markets and those on a tighter budget that was supposed to hit the shelves in the early days of July. It seems the first...

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comScore: Apple beats Samsung in US, Android top OS

comScore: Apple beats Samsung in US, Android top OS

06 June, 2013 | comments (73)

comScore has released its detailed breakdown of the active smartphone users in the US for the trimester ending in April 2013. Apple is the top manufacturer with 39.2% followed by Samsung at 22.0%. Keep in mind that these results do not include the...


BBM to come preinstalled on some Android smartphones

BBM to come preinstalled on some Android smartphones

06 June, 2013 | comments (82)

Earlier last month BlackBerry announced it will be bringing its highly popular BlackBerry Messenger (a.k.a. BBM) to Android and iOS, but it turns out the Canadians are aiming higher – they want BBM to be available out of box. "There is interest...


Verizon starts BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders, asks $199.99 for it

Verizon starts BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders, asks $199.99 for it

30 May, 2013 | comments (11)

Just a day after T-Mobile released its BlackBerry Q10 version, it's time for Verizon to make the same. The Big Red has revealed today that it'll be offering the latest BlackBerry QWERTY offering starting June 6. Unlike T-Mobile, who will...


BlackBerry Q10 coming to T-Mobile USA on June 5 for $100

BlackBerry Q10 coming to T-Mobile USA on June 5 for $100

29 May, 2013 | comments (30)

The LTE-ready BlackBerry Q10 will be available on T-Mobile's 4G LTE network in the United States come this June 5. The device will pack a price tag of $100 on a two-year deal or $580, if you prefer it commitment-free from T-Mo. The offer is valid...


Cover your BlackBerry Q10 in gold and diamonds for £20,000

Cover your BlackBerry Q10 in gold and diamonds for £20,000

25 May, 2013 | comments (30)

Alexander Amosu, the luxury designer, who is well known for adding a dash of super expensive exclusivity to modern day electronic devices, has come up with a BlackBerry Q10 design, which is made up of white gold and diamonds. The Amosu's...


IDC on smartphones in Q1: Android up, iOS down, WP 3rd

IDC on smartphones in Q1: Android up, iOS down, WP 3rd

16 May, 2013 | comments (126)

Analyst firm IDC released its report for the first quarter of 2013, which chronicles big rises and great falls. There's nothing new at the top – Android and iOS account for 92.3% of smartphone shipments - but the fight for third position is heating...


BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) coming to iOS and Android

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) coming to iOS and Android

14 May, 2013 | comments (265)

The BBM has been one of BlackBerry OS most popular features, years before there was iMessaging, Viber, or WhatsApp. Today, at the company's annual Blackberry Live 2013 conference, CEO Thorsten Heins announced that this summer they will make the...

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BB announces the BlackBerry Q5 for emerging markets

BB announces the BlackBerry Q5 for emerging markets

14 May, 2013 | comments (55)

The start of the BlackBerry Live 2013 annual conference today in Orlando, USA, saw the announcement of the BlackBerry Q5 - a QWERTY device for emerging markets. The Blackberry Q5 revolves around a 3.1-inch touchscreen and one of BlackBerry's...

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BlackBerry announces BlackBerry 10.1 OS update to Z10 owners

BlackBerry announces BlackBerry 10.1 OS update to Z10 owners

14 May, 2013 | comments (28)

We already knew it was coming, but as of today, it's as official as it gets. At the BlackBerry Live 2013 annual conference today, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced the official availability of the BlackBerry 10.1 update to the BlackBerry Z10...

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74.4% of smartphones sold in Q1 run Android, gap to iOS widens

74.4% of smartphones sold in Q1 run Android, gap to iOS widens

14 May, 2013 | comments (104)

Analyst company Gartner has released its usual report outlining the sales of mobile phones in Q1 2013. Android keeps sitting comfortably at the top running on 3 out of 4 smartphones sold in the period. Out of 210 million smartphones sold in...


BlackBerry OS 10.1 update seeding now

BlackBerry OS 10.1 update seeding now

07 May, 2013 | comments (50)

BlackBerry Z10 users have a reason to celebrate today, as the Canadian company started seeding the first major update for their smartphones. BlackBerry has just started the rollout of the BlackBerry OS version 10.1, which requires a download of...

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comScore sees Apple’s Q1 market share up in US

comScore sees Apple’s Q1 market share up in US

04 May, 2013 | comments (35)

The comScore market analysis group has released its findings for the three month period ending in March of 2013. Apple has seen the biggest point change among all of the manufacturers polled, with a 2.7% increase in market share amongst smartphone...


BlackBerry R10 poses for the camera in red and white

BlackBerry R10 poses for the camera in red and white

03 May, 2013 | comments (57)

A third member of the new BlackBerry family of smartphones has posed for the camera. The BlackBerry R10, as it's called, is going to join the already available Z10 and the Q10, which is soon hitting the market. The BlackBerry R10 isn't yet...

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US DoD approves BB10 and Samsung Knox

US DoD approves BB10 and Samsung Knox

03 May, 2013 | comments (29)

The US Department of Defense has confirmed that they have approved the use of devices running the BlackBerry 10 operating system and the BlackBerry PlayBook with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 on their network. But BlackBerry 10 is not the...


Kantar: WP on the rise in th US, BB down, Android ahead of iOS

Kantar: WP on the rise in th US, BB down, Android ahead of iOS

30 April, 2013 | comments (109)

Android and iOS are slugging it out for the top spot in the US smartphone market, but the OS that showed the biggest year over year growth for the first quarter was Windows Phone, according to the latest report from Kantar. Microsoft’s mobile OS...


BlackBerry Q10 hits UK on April 26, Selfridges gets first dibs

BlackBerry Q10 hits UK on April 26, Selfridges gets first dibs

24 April, 2013 | comments (60)

BlackBerry is finally ready to unleash the QWERTY-packing half of its BlackBerry 10 duo on the British market. The Q10 smartphone will go on sale in the UK in two days time as an Selfridge exclusive. The store has already launched its preorder...

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BlackBerry OS 10.1 update to bring HDR stills and more

BlackBerry OS 10.1 update to bring HDR stills and more

18 April, 2013 | comments (26)

BlackBerry has made the OS 10.1 update available to developers. It's an early alpha build, bun nonetheless it reveals various upcoming features of the platform. The most notable additions brought by BB 10.1 update are HDR photos, APNs editing...

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