BlackBerry has been granted a new patent today that touches upon gesture recognition for photo manipulation. The latest patent deals specifically with how one will interact with a photo or image on their smartphone without having to actually touch the screen.
We have already seen the first episode of Neil Gaiman’s BlackBerry Keep Moving project, Calendar of Tales. Today the second episode of his project has been posted by BlackBerry on the Keep Moving Hub. This episode focuses on the response that Gaiman got from his Twitter questions, and how his 12 short stories were put together.
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 […]
Count.ly Realtime Mobile App Analytics keeps track of what your app is doing. This is a good tool for developers to see how their app is performing daily. The Dashboard is the main feature which keeps multiple stats in one place, easily accessible.
Another country is getting ready to launch the BlackBerry Z10. Tomorrow Turkey will see the Z10 become available from carriers Turkcell and Avea starting tomorrow.
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 […]
When BlackBerry 10 was launched in Dubai, it was confirmed that BlackBerry is in negotiations with Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) and telecom operators to allow BBM voice and video messaging. Jamie Moran, Global Director for Carriers and Retail Marketing at BlackBerry, confirmed this by saying: “We continue to negotiate with the officials here. I am […]
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 […]
WhatsApp had originally said that they weren’t going to do an app for BlackBerry 10. Seems they didn’t think BlackBerry 10 was going to be successful and thus not worth making an app. Since we know that BlackBerry 10 has been selling really well, they have changed their minds. Now they are in the process […]
We received an email regarding the Texture Compression and GPUs on BlackBerry 10. This info is important for any developers for are making games for BlackBerry World. There are links to detailed instructions to make your game fully functional, as you will need to repackage the game. If you do not follow the specifications then […]
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 […]
We have already looked at the Flip Shell case for the BlackBerry Z10, and now we are going to check out the Transform Shell case. Both of these two cases are OEM accessories and bring their own pros and cons. In the end a case is a very personal choice, but I would have no […]
Now that some of you out there have your hands on the new BlackBerry Z10, I am sure that you are wondering what cases to get. There are always a wide selection of cases for BlackBerry, from either third-party case makers and even from BlackBerry themselves. One of the BlackBerry OEM cases for the Z10 […]
BlackBerry has continued their Action Starts Here promotion in the Philippines. They held two events in Cebu as part of their campaign to get more people to join BlackBerry. Sinulog is a festival held every year in the Philippines with parades, street dancing, and parties, the event is so huge that it draws people from […]
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 […]
We all have friends that don’t use a BlackBerry, and it is sometimes tough to get that BBM style of chatting going with them. Developer Enflick has made Touch for BlackBerry 10 available in BlackBerry World today. Touch has gained quite a bit of success with BlackBerry users due to extent of features it has. […]