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BlackBerry 10 will launch on Jan 30 next year with two new phones

BlackBerry 10 will launch on Jan 30 next year with two new phones

12 November, 2012 | comments (86)

After getting delayed, RIM's BlackBerry 10 platform finally has a launch date set. On January 30, RIM will hold multiple events across the world simultaneously where it will launch both the OS and the first the BlackBerry phones to use it. The BB...


iOS on the rise in the US, Android continues European conquest

iOS on the rise in the US, Android continues European conquest

31 October, 2012 | comments (100)

No one doubted that the iPhone 5 launch will be big, but it turned out so big that it slowed the growth of Android in the US and the UK, according to Kantar World Panel. The rest of the EU5 (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) saw just the opposite...


BlackBerry 10 Aristo specifications leak, get us excited

BlackBerry 10 Aristo specifications leak, get us excited

02 October, 2012 | comments (138)

The BlackBerry 10 OS launch is fast approaching and we already got to learn the specs of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry L-Series phone. Turns out, there's a much more interesting device in the pipeline dubbed the BlackBerry 10 Aristo. Revealed in a...


Specs leak for Verizon-bound BlackBerry Laguna

Specs leak for Verizon-bound BlackBerry Laguna

30 September, 2012 | comments (84)

RIM is completely renovating its BlackBerry OS in its BB10 release and its new gesture-based UI. The Canadians also developed hardware that should stands up to BB OS 10s biggest competitor, Windows Phone 8. A leaked specs sheet details the...


BlackBerry 10 beta 3 released, shows revamped UI

BlackBerry 10 beta 3 released, shows revamped UI

26 September, 2012 | comments (199)

At a special event yesterday RIM unveiled the BlackBerry 10 beta 3 running on the company's new test device, the Dev Alpha B. The UI look and feel of this latest BlackBerry 10 build is what RIM will be putting on its final BB10 devices in...


Nielsen: Android growth in US continues, iOS stays strong

Nielsen: Android growth in US continues, iOS stays strong

11 September, 2012 | comments (171)

It's Nielsen's turn to post its report on the US smartphone market in the second quarter of this year. The numbers show that Android continues to dominate while iOS is a very solid second. The two platforms combine for a total of 86.2% of all...


BlackBerry 10 L-series phone image leaks again

BlackBerry 10 L-series phone image leaks again

04 September, 2012 | comments (57)

The BlackBerry 10 L-series phone is out in the wild again, except this time someone bothered to switch it on. This image first found on Instagram shows a person who really needs a manicure holding what is unmistakably the phone previously known as...


BlackBerry 10 screen resolution got standardized by RIM

BlackBerry 10 screen resolution got standardized by RIM

16 August, 2012 | comments (69)

RIM standardized the screen resolution for upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS running devices. The future smartphones running the OS will come in two resolutions: 1280 x 720 pixels for full touch devices, and 720 x 720 pixels for handsets with hardware...


Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

14 August, 2012 | comments (122)

Another day, another Q2 report - Gartner put out its assessment of the mobile phone world for the second quarter of this year, detailing how individual companies and smartphone OSes did. Interestingly, the worldwide market saw only 419 million...


Samsung says it didn't even think about licensing BlackBerry OS 10

Samsung says it didn't even think about licensing BlackBerry OS 10

09 August, 2012 | comments (62)

A rumor surfaced recently, saying that Samsung will be licensing RIM's BlackBerry OS 10 (and even buying RIM). It's not a new rumor, there was one just like it last year. Even so, the rumor proved to be believable enough for RIM's shares to rise (a...


IDC: Android and iOS control 85 percent of the smartphone market

IDC: Android and iOS control 85 percent of the smartphone market

08 August, 2012 | comments (88)

We've already seen IDC's numbers on tablet market share for Q2 2012, but now it's time to see how they judge the performance of smartphone OSes. It comes shortly after the Canalys' take on the situation and there are no surprises, just a better look...


RIM unveils the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, to hit Canada first

RIM unveils the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, to hit Canada first

02 August, 2012 | comments (31)

A new BlackBerry PlayBook has become official with some upgraded specs in tow. Design-wise, RIM's slate looks the same and is running on the same Playbook OS as usual. It does, however, add LTE connectivity, a new dual-core processor clocked at...


New BlackBerry 10 dev phone pops up, RIM confirms

New BlackBerry 10 dev phone pops up, RIM confirms

31 July, 2012 | comments (39)

A render of a mysterious BlackBerry device was "accidentally" leaked on the RIM's developer website. The device apparently is called Dev Alpha B - a successor to the current Dev Alpha device, used to test out the still unofficial BlackBerry 10 OS....


ZTE become the 5th largest smartphone vendor in Q2 2012

ZTE become the 5th largest smartphone vendor in Q2 2012

31 July, 2012 | comments (12)

ZTE have never been shy about proclaiming their ambitions of being amongst the big names of the smartphone game, and have moved one step closer to their goal this past quarter. During Q2 of this year, ZTE managed to ship some 8 million...


RIM reports Q1 fiscal results, job cuts and product delays lay ahead

RIM reports Q1 fiscal results, job cuts and product delays lay ahead

28 June, 2012 | comments (73)

Today RIM announced the quarterly results for the three months ending on June 2, 2012 (what they call Q1 of the fiscal 2013). The Canadian maker of everything BlackBerry reported a net loss of $518 million on $2.8 billion of revenue. The latter is...

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Upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices leak out, show their screen specs

Upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices leak out, show their screen specs

25 June, 2012 | comments (58)

With the availability of the first BlackBerry 10 devices quickly approaching, some additional details about the first two handsets have emerged. Courtesy of a leaked internal slide from RIM, we now know the alleged resolution and screen technology...


First BlackBerry 10 phone won't have a QWERTY keyboard

First BlackBerry 10 phone won't have a QWERTY keyboard

22 June, 2012 | comments (81)

The Washington Post is reporting on a curious decision by RIM - the first BlackBerry 10 device to launch will be touchscreen-only. RIM isn't abandoning their trademark - the full hardware QWERTY keyboard - as such devices will still come later...


IDC says WP will overtake iOS by 2016, Android to falter too

IDC says WP will overtake iOS by 2016, Android to falter too

07 June, 2012 | comments (163)

The analysts at IDC have done yet another smartphone market forecast, trying to predict the development of the smartphone race over the next five years. The numbers are substantially different from last time, which shows that the very idea of...


Kantar: Android market share doubles in some EU countries

Kantar: Android market share doubles in some EU countries

15 May, 2012 | comments (65)

Analysts are keeping a close eye on the market share of the various mobile OSes. Kantar WorldPanel just reported in and its findings show that Europe enjoyed recent Android offerings more than they did the iPhone 4S. Their report focuses on the...


RIM announces mid-range BlackBerry Curve 9320

RIM announces mid-range BlackBerry Curve 9320

09 May, 2012 | comments (66)

A few weeks ago RIM launched the cheap Curve 9220 in India. Today it announced the Curve 9320, which is pretty much the same phone, but with a few additional perks. The Curve 9320 packs a 2.44 non-touch QVGA display, a four-row QWERTY keyboard, a...

Tags: BlackBerry, RIM