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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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BlackBerry 10.1 update to hit later this month, bring HDR support

BlackBerry 10.1 update to hit later this month, bring HDR support

11 April, 2013 | comments (49)

The recent launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform, alongside its flagship Z10 smartphone is yet to make a significant impact, but the Canada-based company is busy preparing the new OS for the Z10's QWERTY-based sibling, the BlackBerry Q10. We just...


Low-end BlackBerry 10 device with QWERTY keypad leaks

Low-end BlackBerry 10 device with QWERTY keypad leaks

05 April, 2013 | comments (59)

After the Z10 and the Q10, a new BlackBerry 10 device has been uncovered. What you see below is known only as the R-Series for now but is supposedly an upcoming BB10 device. Like the Q10, the phone above has a full QWERTY keypad and a square...


Windows Phone apps on the rise in the coming year

Windows Phone apps on the rise in the coming year

02 April, 2013 | comments (84)

In a survey done by the Aberdeen Group, some 348 enterprise application developers were asked which mobile platforms they've released or were planning on releasing their products to. While iOS and Android were unsurprisingly at the top of the...


BlackBerry posts profit last quarter, shipped 1 million Z10s

BlackBerry posts profit last quarter, shipped 1 million Z10s

28 March, 2013 | comments (32)

This is the first financial report from BlackBerry – before the company used to be known as RIM and the BlackBerry OS 10 devices were still “coming soon”. So, how did the revamped company do? The previous quarter saw BlackBerry returning to...


Heins: Android and WP are not mobile computing platforms

Heins: Android and WP are not mobile computing platforms

22 March, 2013 | comments (137)

BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, in an interview with Computerworld, said that Android and Windows Phone as not sharing his vision of a "mobile computing future" where mobile devices could be used for the same tasks as computers. He also...


BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders start in UK and US, launches in late April

BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders start in UK and US, launches in late April

21 March, 2013 | comments (48)

Various UK retailers have started taking pre-orders for the upcoming BlackBerry Q10 smartphone. The QWERTY-featuring and BB10 OS powered Q10 pre-orders start at £530 and go a bit higher depending on where you do your shopping. According to one of...

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BlackBerry Z10 pricing and availability for AT&T announced

BlackBerry Z10 pricing and availability for AT&T announced

11 March, 2013 | comments (28)

AT&T has just announced the pricing and the availability of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone on its network. The handset that is expected to start the BlackBerry fightback is going to hit the shelves of the carrier's stores on March 22. AT&T starts...

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BlackBerry 10 gets its first update, brings lots of improvements

BlackBerry 10 gets its first update, brings lots of improvements

01 March, 2013 | comments (52)

BlackBerry has just released the first update for its latest BlackBerry 10 operating system. The only available smartphone powered by the BB10 - the BlackBerry Z10 can get the update over-the-air. The 10.0.10.85 update weighs in at 150MB and...

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BlackBerry might move out of Japanese market

BlackBerry might move out of Japanese market

08 February, 2013 | comments (37)

BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM will be bidding a farewell to the Japanese smartphone market. The company won't be bringing its latest BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 devices to the land of rising sun, according to Nikkei. BlackBerry's market share...

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Android on 37% of all phones shipped in Q4, iOS on 11%

Android on 37% of all phones shipped in Q4, iOS on 11%

08 February, 2013 | comments (40)

Analysts at Canalys are done crunching the numbers and released a report on the state of mobile phones in the final quarter last year. Phone shipments (438.1 million units in total) were flat year on year, but that’s at the expense of feature...


BlackBerry Z10 breaks BB sales records in the UK and Canada

BlackBerry Z10 breaks BB sales records in the UK and Canada

07 February, 2013 | comments (105)

The BlackBerry Z10 – the flagship of the company’s brand new OS – launched in the UK at the end of January, a day after its official announcement. And it sold better than any other BlackBerry in the UK, ever. Here’s what CEO Thorsten Heins had to...


BlackBerry OS 10 devs can get a special edition red Z10

BlackBerry OS 10 devs can get a special edition red Z10

05 February, 2013 | comments (32)

BlackBerry knows how important a rich app store is and it has been hard at work courting developers to bring their apps to BlackBerry World. The latest treat it offers is a special, limited edition of the BlackBerry Z10 – with a cool red paint...