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10:38 am on May 6, 2013 |
Last week we had the leak of the upcoming BlackBerry R10 in Red. Today, we’re bringing you a new photo, featuring the R10 in Black, plus a bunch of the specs on this next-generation Curve device. The R10 will be like the little brother to the Q10, the same form factor but with a smaller design and lesser specs. This is the BlackBerry 10 device that is slated to take the place of the BlackBerry Curve. The rumored specs for this new device include:
- QWERTY keyboard
- 3.1-inch display, 720 x 720 resolution
- 5MP rear camera, front camera
- Support to shoot up to 2560 x 1920 resolution photos
- 2G of RAM
- 8G internal storage
- 1800 mAh non-removable Battery
- BlackBerry 10.1 OS
3G connectivity and HSPA+ is a given on the R10, LTE may or may not make it into the first iteration of this device. We can also assume that the body of the R10 will be a bit smaller, and possibly thinner, than the Q10. Read on past the break for more pictures of the R10 in Black.
Here’s an exciting leak for budget BlackBerry fans. The BlackBerry R10 has shown up again in photographs, this time it’s a beautiful red version of the device. What’s the R10, you ask? It’s the next-generation, Curve device that will be a flagship of the BlackBerry 10 platform. As seen in this leaked image, the R10 will feature the classic, chicklet-style keyboard made famous on the Curve series and come in a variety of color choices. It will run the full BlackBerry 10 OS, but will have lower screen, processor, memory, and camera specifications than the Z10 and Q10.
There’s no word on when this device will be available, or in what markets it will initially release. The rumor mill is placing this one at sometime in Q3, possibly mid to late in the quarter. We’ll let you know the minute we hear more on this upcoming device. Maybe in just a few short weeks at BlackBerry Live…
Source : N4BB
9:36 am on May 3, 2013 |
Big news coming out of Washington, by way of Waterloo, today. BlackBerry has announced that BlackBerry 10 has officially been approved by the Department of Defense for US Government use. This new ruling includes use of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, the BlackBerry Z10, the BlackBerry Q10, and BlackBerry PlayBooks running OS 2.0. This is huge news for BlackBerry, especially considering iOS and Android devices have now received the same approvals. The war for DOD smartphone use is just beginning and BlackBerry is bringing all they have to the fight. Check out the full Press Release from BlackBerry after the break.
10:26 am on May 1, 2013 |
It’s Wednesday again and that means it’s time for another round of BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday selections. With the Q10 now being officially available in Canada, even more users can benefit from the BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday selections this time! This week’s list features some great, new apps to check out, plus a new feature called BlackBerry Developer Picks of the Week. Each week, Developers at BlackBerry will pick out their top 5 must-have apps for the week and then pass those recommendations on to you. BlackBerry also wanted us to let you know that Real Soccer 2013 is coming soon to BlackBerry 10. Check out this week’s selections past the break!
The BlackBerry Q10 has now officially launched in Canada. It is available for purchase today from all major Canadian carriers. This includes Bell, Rogers, Telus, and many other retail locations like Future Shop and Walmart. The Q10 will run you $199 with a 3-year contract agreement or about $700 outright. You can grab your new Q10 at any of these retail locations today, or you can hit the link below for your favorite carrier and order yours online.
1:02 pm on Apr 29, 2013 |
BlackBerry has some big news that will help push the deployment of BlackBerry 10 in enterprise even farther and faster. ISEC7 has opened up their BlackBerry 10 Readiness Support Service to companies all around the world. While this doesn’t mean anything for most BlackBerry fans, it’s great news for the spread of the platform. This service is designed to help new enterprise customers get ready for BlackBerry 10 and to convince current customers to stay with BlackBerry in the transition.
Follow past the break for the full Press Release with all the information on this service.
The BlackBerry Q10 has officially launched, and with it comes the launch of a major app for BlackBerry 10, Skype. BlackBerry has worked hard and spent a lot of cash to bring Skype to the platform, and it’s finally here. The current version of Skype only works on BlackBerry OS 10.1 devices, so that means only the Q10, for now. The OS 10.1 update for the Z10 will be available for those users in the coming weeks. Here is some information on the new Skype app for BlackBerry 10:
- Free face to face video and voice calls
- Instant messages
- low cost voice calls and text messages to landlines and mobiles over WiFi® or wireless network connections.
While we’re talking about OS 10.1, here’s a list of some of the big, new features coming with this exciting, new OS:
The BlackBerry 10.1 OS update includes support for the physical keyboard and display on the BlackBerry Q10. There are also enhancements for the Hub, Camera, Phone, Calendar and Notifications, as well as support for additional IT policies and controls for customers connected to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.
The Q10 is available now at select retailers, with a full Canadian launch coming on May 1st. If you already have a Q10, grab Skype from the link below.
9:14 am on Apr 26, 2013 |
Today, BlackBerry is announcing a new partnership with Clifford Chance, an international law firm. They have chosen BlackBerry to be their mobile computing platform and will be deploying 1,600 BlackBerry Smartphones to their employees in the UK. They will also be using BlackBerry Mobile Fusion and Enterprise Server to manage all the smartphones and tablets in their organization. The full Press Release on this partnership starts below and follows past the break.
26 April, 2013
Clifford Chance Selects BlackBerry 10 for Mobile Computing
London, UK and Waterloo, ON – International law firm Clifford Chance and BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced that Clifford Chance will roll out 1,600 BlackBerry® 10 smartphones with BlackBerry’s recently launched Enterprise Mobility Management solution, BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10. Clifford Chance is a long-standing BlackBerry customer, with BlackBerry smartphones at the core of the law firm’s enterprise mobility strategy for over 10 years. The firm’s new investment in BlackBerry 10 will see 1,600 employees, initially in the UK, being issued with BlackBerry® Z10 (all touch) and BlackBerry® Q10 (touch with physical keyboard.) smartphones, beginning early this summer.
BlackBerry has released a new version of BlackBerry Link for both Mac and PC. This update helps make the link between your BlackBerry and computer even stronger with new features like:
- Remote File Access - You can remotely access media and documents on your computer from your BlackBerry device running BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.1 or later.
- Sync enhancements - You can customize the folder locations you import media and documents to.
- BlackBerry ID disassociation - You can remove devices from BlackBerry Link that are associated with your
- Corporate liable device support – Support for connectivity to corporate liable devices and the ability to limit features and connectivity through IT policies.
These are some great new features that many BlackBerry 10 users will appreciate. We can also assume that device compatibility for BlackBerry OS 10.1 and the Q10 are both included with this update. Hit the link below to download the update for your computer now.
1:29 pm on Apr 25, 2013 |
Verizon has begun pushing out an OS update for BlackBerry Z10 users on their network. This looks like one of BlackBerry’s new incremental feature updates, as the version number on the update is 10.0.9.422, but users who download the update will experience some enhancements. The new features include:
- Improved Battery Life: Over 60 battery-saving improvements have been made to keep you moving.
- Photo Enhancements: The camera has been optimized for better photos in low-light situations.
- And More: You’ll also enjoy fixes to Gmail® calendar, improved performance for 3rd party applications, and better browser video playback.
If the update isn’t showing yet on your Verizon Z10, keep checking back as these things can take a few hours to propagate to every device. Be sure to let us know if you find anything else in the update.
Source : Crackberry
4:27 pm on Apr 24, 2013 |
BlackBerry Live is coming up in just a few weeks in Orlando, Florida. If you’re still on the fence about attending, this latest bit of news may help you decide. All attendees of BlackBerry Live & Jam 2013 will receive a Z10 as their “Conference Tool.” These devices will be given out courtesy of Brightstar and will serve as the map, guidebook, and session calendar for your time at BlackBerry Live.
This year’s version of BlackBerry Live takes place at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida on May 14-16. Brightstar is sponsoring the event and it’s sure to be a great time filled with big BlackBerry news and maybe even some surprises. Register at the link below.
Source : Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog
4:11 pm on Apr 24, 2013 |
The BlackBerry Q10 is set to debut in the US in to coming weeks and BlackBerry hasn’t officially released any information on that launch. However, Bloomberg has gotten the inside information detailing the pricing structure for the Q10 in the US. The MSRP for the 2-year contract will be $249 in the US for all carriers.
This is a $50 difference from the Z10, which is featured at $199. This could be due to a number of reasons. One could be that the cost of the Q10 is higher, hence a higher contract price. It could also be that carriers expect higher demand on the Q10, since it’s the traditional BlackBerry model that most users favor. Regardless of the price, we know many US users are itching to get their hands on the Q10 and it’ll be available soon.
Source : Bloomberg
3:53 pm on Apr 24, 2013 |
BlackBerry has just announced an update to Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones. The new version is 4.0, and it is available for Smartphones running OS 5.0 and above. The big changes in this update include:
- Better navigation – Facebook 4.0 provides a new navigation list that allows you to quickly access messages, chat, friend requests and notifications.
- Enhanced photo experience – You now have more options with the Facebook 4.0 update giving you a richer photo experience. Enjoy full screen photo browsing, add or view tags, and instantly Comment and Like.
- Quicker access to updates – Facebook 4.0 gives you faster content updates with a “pull down to refresh” option so you can check for the latest “News Feed” posts, “Wall” posts, “Messages”, “Events” and “Nearby” pages.
This is a big update and should be available now in BlackBerry World. It’s free, as always, so hit the link below to grab the update.
1:01 pm on Apr 24, 2013 |
With the BlackBerry Q10 launching next week, the focus of this week’s BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday is going to be exclusively on apps that will be ready for that device at launch. It’ll have all the native BlackBerry apps like BBM and Email, plus all the great native BB10 apps like Twitter and Facebook. Also, Skype for BlackBerry 10 will be available on the Q10 from launch. ATP Tour, Cut the Rope and Viber are all three coming to both the Q10 and Z10 in the next few weeks. Follow on past the break for the full rundown of Q10 apps in this week’s BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday. Keep in mind that even though all these apps are available on the Q10, most are already currently available on the Z10, also.
Big news for keyboard purists! BlackBerry has officially announced that the Q10 will be hitting carrier shelves in Canada beginning May 1st. Rogers, Bell, and Telus will all have the Q10 on May 1st for $199 with a 3-year contract. It will also be available on Virgin Mobile Canada, Fido, Koodo Mobile, and Sasktel, and available in select retail locations, including Best Buy, Future Shop, TBooth Wireless, The Source, Walmart Canada and WIRELESSWAVE.
Meticulous attention has been paid to every detail of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone’s design, from its beautiful and distinctive form to its elegant and ergonomic QWERTY keyboard, which features a wider layout and larger sculpted keys. With the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone’s advanced hardware, communications and multimedia features, along with long battery life, you can confidently stay ahead and take action all day long.
Read on past the break for more information on the Q10.