The US launch of the BlackBerry Z10 has been a much talked about subject. American BlackBerry fans have been chomping at the bit the get their hands on a BlackBerry 10 device, and it looks like AT&T customers will be able to on March 15th.
While we know that Sprint will only be carrying the BlackBerry Q10, due in part to their deal with Apple, there were rumors that T-Mobile would only be carrying the Z10. While that didn’t seem to make any sense to us, the fact remains that there were speculations about this being true. Luckily the folks [...]
We all know that an official WhatsApp is coming for BlackBerry 10, but it looks like another third-party app may beat it to the punch. The OpenWhatsApp project was initially created for the Nokia N9 that ran Meego, as WhatsApp was not going to make a build for that platform. After rumors hit that WhatsApp [...]
The long-awaited US launch of the BlackBerry Z10 is only days away at this point, and for certain T-Mobile customers it is even sooner. It seems that T-Mobile will start to sell the Z10 to their business customers starting on March 11th, with those customers receiving the devices by March 13th.
There is a battle between mobile platforms for ownership of the enterprise market. In past years BlackBerry was the king of he enterprise, however lack lustre innovation prior to BlackBerry 10 hurt the foothold that they had. Manufacturers like Apple and Nokia are now targeting the enterprise market with their latest devices, and trying to [...]
There has been much criticism about the app selection for the BlackBerry Z10. BlackBerry spent a lot of time and effort to get big name apps on board for BlackBerry 10, and while we are still missing some, app developers seem to be seeing good sales in BlackBerry World.
If there is anything more certain than the fact that the sun will rise, it is that analysts will make predictions that wildly differ from any previous ones. We have seen all kinds of predictions and estimates from analysts since the BlackBerry Z10 started to launch in countries around the world.
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 [...]