Prior to BlackBerry 10 we saw a lot of carriers offer their customers unlimited BBM plans. These were especially popular in emerging markets like South Africa, where BlackBerry dominates approximately 50% of the market. With the addition of features like BBM Video calls and BBM Voice, BlackBerry users will be putting much more demand on their carriers […]
There are a few apps that you need to have to be considered a real player in consumer side of the mobile market. One of those apps is Instagram, and we had been told that it would be coming to BlackBerry 10, however it now seems that it will only be coming as an Android […]
If you are a fan of streaming music then I am sure you are familiar with Spotify. It is one of the apps that we were hoping was going to come to BlackBerry 10, and today there are some new rumors about just that. According to Niko over at N4BB, he has seen a pre-release […]
It seems that BlackBerry is really looking hard at markets where they have not seen great sales numbers. We have already reported about their decision to not bring any new smartphones into Japan, and now it looks like Korea may be the next market to get the axe. According to a Korean new wire Yonhap, […]
BlackBerry has taken a lot of criticism from tech journalists and reviewers since the announcement of BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry Z10. Most reviews have pointed towards the Z10 being a valiant effort, but that it is not enough for BlackBerry to see any kind of rebound. Well the people have spoken and it seems […]
One of the main problems I have with Canadian carriers is that they offer no discounts on monthly plans if you bring your own device. Sure you avoid signing a 3 year contract, but your monthly bill is the same as those people who signed up with a 100% subsidized device. Luckily Rogers is getting […]
The Global Creative Director for BlackBerry has recently been under a microscope after an apparently “hacked” tweet from her account was sent on a iOS device. Well this weekend Alicia Keys has been at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston and has been rocking a white BlackBerry Z10. It is great to see Keys showing off the […]
It is common place for new smartphones to get torn down, and then usually they get priced out. It is always interesting to see what manufacturers are paying for components that they use in their devices. Typically a $550-650 (retail) smartphone will actually cost approx. $150-200. The Blackberry Z10 has gone through the tear down […]
One of the huge benefits of BlackBerry 10 for enterprise customers is the addition of BlackBerry Balance. Now this really comes into play if your company follows a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. However a BYOD policy can be a headache for IT admins if they are having to manage BlackBerry, iOS and Android […]
The BlackBerry Z10 has been seeing great sales in both the UK and Canada since its release. However the US market is still waiting to get the first BlackBerry 10 device, and certain analysts believe that the Z10 will not fair as well in the US. It seems that carriers may be more excited about […]
BlackBerry 10 sales are taking off and many carriers are seeing record breaking sales all of this buzz has caught the attention of Sonos co-founder Tom Cullen. Being the inevitable question, Would they consider bringing the Sonos Application to the BlackBerry 10 computing platform, and he commented positively to the idea with:
When Alicia Keys was brought out on stage and announced as the new Global Creative Director for BlackBerry, she went through a whole analogy about how she had strayed to another platform but that she was back on BlackBerry. While the whole thing was a little weird, it did seem that she was committed to […]
We reported earlier today that BTC would be bringing the BlackBerry Z10 to the Bahamas. It seems that we missed that LIME and Digicel would also be bringing the BlackBerry Z10 to the Caribbean. LIME has stated that the launch will happen sometime this year, however Digicel has not provided any type of indication as to […]
BTC has announced today that they will be bringing the Blackberry Z10 to the Bahamas. There was no mention of date or pricing yet, but it is good to see more and more carriers getting on board with the new BlackBerry 10 devices.
If you are in the market for a BlackBerry Z10, but still have an older BlackBerry device that you would like to get rid of, don’t forget about the BlackBerry Trade Up program. While you can sell your device privately for a little more cash, there is always a little uncertainty when doing so. The […]
If you are interested in learning more about developing for BlackBerry 10, then a BlackBerry Jam event is perfect for you. There will be a BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam held in London on March 7th that will provide developers will all kinds fo useful tips and tricks to make great apps. Hit the break for […]
Rogers has announced two new programs today that are sure to make customers happy. The first one relates to their policy regarding unlocking of devices. Previously you had to be finished your contract to get your phone unlocked, or have bought it outright and had an account in good standing for 90 days.
It seems that BlackBerry 10 devices won’t be landing in Japan anytime soon. According to a report from the Nikkei, BlackBerry has decided that the cost to bring BlackBerry 10 devices to Japan are not worth it. This should come as no surprise since BlackBerry has dropped down to 0.3% of market share in the country.
There was a lot of debate leading up to the BlackBerry 10 launch announcement, as to whether or not we would see Skype on BlackBerry 10. We found out on January 30th that Skype would indeed be coming to BlackBerry 10, but we were not told whether or not it would be a native app.