BlackBerry Passport turned away by UK Carriers… For Now

  I’ve been awaiting the BlackBerry Passport release for sometime, don’t get me wrong I love the Z10, but damn it I love the idea of the passport more! A keyboard and touchscreen? Ooooohhh 9810 I miss you! Yesterday I had some free time in my hectic life so I walked to a local O2 […]

Lost in…. SpaceTV receives update!

You may remember back last year, B_REN reviewing Space TV and it honestly must have missed me, how I regret it so! SpaceTV if you missed it is packed full of Space News, Videos, Audio Podcasts, MSL Snaps and in general news about space really. OSBB Code Labs has released an update to 3.1.0.6: – […]

7Digital receives update fixing SD card issues and more

Another little update to 7Digital. I admit I hadn’t bothered my backside even downloading the app to begin with, but there are users out there that simply love digital downloads and they were suffice to say a tad peeved, more so because of some issues within the app which undoubtedly can be seen in the […]

Monopoly Companion App

I was clicking around BlackBerry World when I happened to come across “Mobile Bank for Monopoly” and noticed the description was not much to read on and there were no reviews, interesting. Let’s have a nosey: When you open the app it shows multiple players Clicking settings you can change names Clicking the minus and […]

A New PlayBook may be in the cards yet

In DEVCON10 Mike Lazaridis took the stage to deliver the keynote, Lazaridis spoke of BlackBerry and it’s 50 million active subscribers worldwide, 115 million BlackBerries sold, 12.1 Million in one quarter, #1 Smartphone in nummmmmerous countries… and he was giddy trying to get to the good bit… BlackBerry Amplified… The BlackBerry PlayBook… Right In The […]

BlackBerry Invests in NantHealth

(Not the new symbol but I thought i’d have some fun) So… BlackBerry Invests in NantHealth Wait… Who? What? “to converge ultra-low power semiconductor technology, supercomputing, high performance, secure advanced networks and augmented intelligence to transform how we work, play, and live.” I’m sorry… WHAT? In short cloud based healthcare information easily shared and accessible […]

WinZip now available in BlackBerry World

WinZip is now readily available for BlackBerry 10! “WinZip, the world’s #1 zip utility, makes it easy to view, open and save zip files on your BlackBerry 10 device, whether they’re attached to an incoming email, downloaded from a web page or opened from an SD memory card.” I have noticed in the app reviews […]

Thieves got taste: Man Steals BlackBerry Torch

It may be old news but the verdict was apparently stated today. A man reportedly stole a BlackBerry Torch (No model given) worth $100-120,000… Yeah you read that correctly… Let that sink in for a few moments. The original story found here states that Oslin Robinson a 23 year old mason from Georgetown, Guyana apparently […]

BlackBerry CEO John Chen to speak at Montgomery Technology Conference Keynote

The Montgomery Technology Conference… ok yes,  it was re-branded “Oasis: The Montgomery Summit” in 2013 but bad habits and all. So, Just What IS Oasis: The Montgomery Summit… Well large yet emerging and upcoming private companies in multiple fields would be present… be that social, analytic and mobile (to name a few) would want to […]

SuperTube for Youtube Receives yet another update: More awesome goodies!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It’s SuperTube! I’ve had this app since release, I toyed with the free version for a while and decided to go Pro … I find this is my go to app every single time and since there is no native app for YouTube available on BlackBerry the […]

Don Lindsay VP of BlackBerry User Experience left in January

Wall Street Journal’s Will Connors sent out a tweet that BlackBerry Vice President of User Experience Don Lindsay has left the company. Delving in a little further and we see that Lindsay left in January, yet clicking onto Lindsay’s profiles it still shows VP…. although with 1 tweet and Lindsays Google+ still showing RIM it’s a […]

iPhone goto fail; One line of code causes unknown amount of problems

Calling Nelson Muntz, Calling Nelson Muntz: Not so long ago the U.S Air Force announced that they decided to switch their devices from BlackBerry to iOS and Android. On Feb 21st an update was pushed out by Apple and several users found something interesting suggesting something went wrong with SSL/TLS in iOS but there was […]

Your BlackBerry Days Are Done, Alicia Keys I hardly Knew Ya

I have been putting off writing this for a while to give benefit of a doubt and in vain hope but after hunting around on Google since the news came out that BlackBerry would be letting their Creative Director Alicia Keys go… I have been struggling to find anything positive about her term… What is […]

Game On Contest Winners: Pastry Push Top Prize

Back in November 2013 Nokia partnered with Vserv.mobi to challenge developers on Nokia’s DVLUP. The reward would be cash prizes and the chance to double ad revenues. BlackBerry hasn’t been new to such an idea themselves and having the developer relationships that they have… BlackBerry decided to run a contest of their own. “The Game […]

PhotoUploader receives Headless Update!

There’s times I am forgetful… ok… alot of the time… I always forget to click sync my in box or dropbox, so maybe 100 pics in I suddenly remember. *PANIC* Trust me when I say I have lost countless folders. However… No more! Thanks to Sven Ziegler for building this app last year that automatically syncs […]

NFL Mobile receives an update… and… it’s GOOD!

NFL Mobile gets bumped from 8.6 to 9.0… and… it’s good! I’ve had NFL Mobile since it’s release and I use it nearly every day so to see an update of any kind I become excited thereby wanting to know more… as do all of us NFL fans. With this update comes: Access to the […]

Air Force Swaps 5,000 BlackBerry Devices to iPhones

“The Air Force is replacing 5,000 of its BlackBerry devices with Apple smartphones, in a broader move to eradicate the legacy devices in favor of more modern commercial technologies” Currently in use is a mixture of OS6 and OS7 Legacy devices so I can understand the need.. the requirement.. the demand to upgrade to “more […]

BlackBerry Wins ESEAward 2014

2014 seems to be a good year so far and to add to the trophy cabinet: BlackBerry Indonesia received the Excellent Service Experience Award (ESEAward) 2014 for the category “Handset of the Year”… that’s 2 years in a row! The ESEAward is essentially Service Quality and Customer Management consultancy Carre CSSL (Carre Center for Customer […]

WhatsApp had other offers on the table: $10Billion Bid by Google

Recently we reported that Facebook bought WhatsApp Messenger for a total of $19 Billion Dollars (I still cannot fathom that) but it seems that they weren’t the only company in the rat race. News has came out that Google was also offering bids to snap up the heavily used yet heavily criticized messenger and also […]

Rogers Next – In line to roll out early upgrades

Being in the UK and coincidentally on the O2 network I happened to come across an Early Upgrade (O2 Refresh) option 7 months into my new contract… it is an intriguing offer, to essentially trade in my handset for a decent price whenever I want to upgrade. Since then it seems other companies have seen […]