Virgin and Bell users reporting BlackBerry 10 software update 10.0.10.85 is now available for download

Canadian BlackBerry users on Virgin and Bell will be happy to know that the software update 10.0.10.85 is now starting to show up for download.  BlackBerry users on Rogers, Fido, Koodo and TELUS have already seen this update  that provides quite a few enhancements to the BlackBerry Z10.  The most important part of this software update is in […]

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AT&T Device Help app for BlackBerry 10 is now live in BlackBerry World

We are only mere days away from the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 on AT&T, if the rumors are to be believed, and it looks like AT&T is getting ready for it.  The AT&T Device Help app for BlackBerry 10 devices is now live in BlackBerry World.

Sprint BlackBerry Q10 rumored to be unlocked when released

We have seen quite a bit of news and rumors come out from #BEF13 this week.  Today is there is a new rumor regarding the Sprint BlackBerry Q10.  According to a carrier rep the sprint version fo the Q10 will be shipping to customers unlocked.

45% of BlackBerry Z10 sales in India went to customer coming from other platforms

The BlackBerry Z10 has now launched in India, and it has been met with a great response.  We already knew that the BlackBerry brand is huge in India, so obviously high sales were expected.  However it seems that approx. 45% of BlackBerry Z10 owners have come over from other platforms.

AT&T to launch the BlackBerry Z10 on March 15th

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.

T-Mobile will be carrying the BlackBerry Q10

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 […]

OpenWhatsApp coming soon to BlackBerry 10

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 […]

T-Mobile to start selling BlackBerry Z10 to business customers on March 11th

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.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop says he is “very interested in BlackBerry customers”

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 […]

BlackBerry Z10 app sales a success for SkyLab Mobilesystems

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.

Analyst claims 1.3 million BlackBerry 10 devices would push BlackBerry back into the Black

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.

Will BlackBerry 10 signal the end of unlimited BBM plans?

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 […]

Spotify rumored to be coming to BlackBerry 10

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 […]

BlackBerry rumored to be considering exiting the Korean Market

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 Z10 currently reigns as People’s Choice in Phonedog Media’s Smartphone Rankings

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 […]

BlackBerry 10 Link USB Sync to Outlook Coming Soon

For those of you that like to sync your calendar and contacts via Outlook, you will be happy to know that USB sync will be coming to Link soon.  I have switched to solely using wireless sync, as Gmail makes it so easy, however I do know that a lot of people still rely heavily […]

Rogers getting ready to offer discounts for month-to-month customers that bring their own device

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 […]

Alicia Keys shows off her white Z10 at the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest

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 […]

Wondering how much the BlackBerry Z10 components cost? Here is the answer

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 […]

US carriers not hopeful on BlackBerry Z10 according to analyst

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 […]