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Feb

20

T-Mobile has listened – Check out the $200 trade-up T-Mobile BlackBerry Offer

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Feb 20, 2014 | Leave a comment

 

After a few days of Tweets from the BlackBerry fan base to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, as well as a blog post from Mr. Chen, BlackBerry CEO himself. T-Mobile has come to the table to create an offer for those BlackBerry users on their network. If you bring in your old, mind you working, BlackBerry smartphone – T-Mobile will give you $250 off your BlackBerry Q10 or Z10.  You can find the full details about the T-Mobile BlackBerry trade-up program, you can check the link below to head over to the T-Mobile corporate blog.

Check out the T-Mobile BlackBerry trade-up promo

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Dec

18

BBM WIN! – BBM To Come Preinstalled On LG Android Smartphones

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Dec 18, 2013 | Leave a comment

lg g2 BBM WIN!   BBM To Come Preinstalled On LG Android Smartphones

While BlackBerry has been making some serious headway with BBM going cross-platform, they continue to make headlines around the globe. Today BlackBerry has announced that they have reached a deal with LG Electronics to have BBM pre-installed on many of their flagship android smartphones. LG customers will see BBM pre-installed in Middle East, Africa, and Indonesia, as well as other markets in which LG offers Android powered smatphones. BBM will continue to be made available in Google Play. Continue reading for the full press release.

Press Release

BBM TO COME PREINSTALLED ON LG SMARTPHONES

The G Pro Lite Will Be the First LG Device to Offer BBM Out-of-the-box

WATERLOO, ON – BBM™ will soon come preinstalled on the LG G Pro Lite from LG Electronics Inc. in markets around the world. BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced a bundling agreement with LG Electronics involving both standard and virtual preloading (using the LG App Manager) and confirmed that BBM will also continue to be available as a free download from Android app stores, including Google Play™.

“BBM is widely used throughout the Middle East, Africa and Indonesia where smartphone users tend to engage heavily in social networking,” said Kevin Shin, Vice President of Marketing for Asia, the Middle East and CIS countries of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG G Pro Lite offers an optimized BBM experience with its large, high quality display and embedded Stylus Pen.”

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Sep

27

Selfridges opens up the BlackBerry Z30 for sale

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Sep 27, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 09 27 at 11.57.06 AM 550x264 Selfridges opens up the BlackBerry Z30 for sale

If the BlackBerry Z10 wasn’t enough, then maybe the BlackBerry Z30 is just what you’re wanting. Coming in at 5″, a 1.7 ghz cpu, quad core graphics, and a massive 25hr battery, the BlackBerry Z30 is the end all, be all of BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The BlackBerry Z30 is now available for purchase from Selfridges in the United Kingdom. No word yet on release date for North America, but both TELUS and Bell Mobility have announced that they will be carrying the device, just when is the million dollar question.

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Sep

18

BlackBerry Introduces the New BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone with 5” Display and BlackBerry 10.2 OS

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Sep 18, 2013 | Leave a comment

Just over seven months ago, BlackBerry introduced the world to the all new, redesigned, BlackBerry 10, and the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. Today, they are about too recreate that magic, all over again. Today BlackBerry has announced the availability of the all new BlackBerry Z30. The BlackBerry Z30 is the flagship all touch BlackBerry smartphone. The Z30 features the biggest battery on a BlackBerry smartphone to date, it also has a massive 5″ touch screen that is using the Super AMOLED technology.

If you want to get the full lowdown on the BlackBerry Z30 the full press release can be found below. As for availability, the BlackBerry Z30 will start shipping to the UK and Middle East, and other regions going in to the holiday season.

Press Release

Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today introduced the new BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone, BlackBerry’s biggest, fastest and most advanced smartphone. Featuring BlackBerry® 10 OS version 10.2, the new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with a beautiful 5” display and the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone. It is designed to keep you hyper connected, productive and always in control, and lets you share like you’re there and collaborate with ease.

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May

22

Hands on and unboxing of the TELUS BlackBerry Q10

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 22, 2013 | Leave a comment

Well, it’s been a few weeks since the BlackBerry Q10 launched in Canada and the UK. But, today we are doing the traditional unboxing and hands on video. While this isn’t a full review, it will give you a quick glimps at the latest BlackBerry 10 smartphone to come out of Waterloo Ontario. The BlackBerry Q10 features a 720×720 amoled display, an 8mp 1080p rear camera, and a 2mp front facing camera. Also, there is a dual core snapdragon CPU at the heart of the BlackBerry 10 operation system. Stay tuned for the full review of the BlackBerry Q10.

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May

14

T-Mobile Adds BlackBerry Q10 to its 4G LTE Smartphone Portfolio

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 05 14 at 9.03.24 AM 379x550 T Mobile Adds BlackBerry Q10 to its 4G LTE Smartphone Portfolio

T-Mobile has announced that the BlackBerry Q10 is coming to their network. This device is available for order today for business customers at a price of $119.99. Consumers will be able to get their hands on the Q10 beginning in June for $99 down with 20 additional monthly payments of $20. The Q10 will be available in T-Mobile retail stores, online at T-Mobile.com, and at various retail partners. Interested customers can register for updates on the Q10 at the link below.

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May

14

BlackBerry Q5 Officially Announced at BlackBerry Live 2013

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

Q5 BlackBerry Q5 Officially Announced at BlackBerry Live 2013

On stage at BlackBerry Live 2013, CEO Thorsten Heins has just announced the BlackBerry Q5. This is a budget-friendly device meant for emerging markets. This device will begin rolling out globally in the summer. The Q5 will come in four colors; red, black, white, and pink. Check out the Press Release on the Q5, starting below and continuing past the break.

Press Release

BlackBerry Introduces a Youthful and Fun BlackBerry 10 QWERTY smartphone, the BlackBerry Q5, for Selected Markets

May 14, 2013

Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today introduced the BlackBerry® Q5, a new youthful and fun BlackBerry® 10 smartphone for selected markets. The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard with discrete keys in a stunning youthful design that is confident, fun, and bold. Every feature, every part of the BlackBerry Q5 has been built to provide a fast, effortless experience that flows and moves with you to help you explore, create, and share while on the go.

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May

6

BlackBerry R10 Specs and Black Model Photos Leak Online

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 6, 2013 | Leave a comment

BlackBerry R10 Black 1 550x546 BlackBerry R10 Specs and Black Model Photos Leak Online

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.

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May

3

Red BlackBerry R10 Shows Up On Camera

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 3, 2013 | Leave a comment

BlackBerry R10 in Red LEak Image 550x550 Red BlackBerry R10 Shows Up On Camera

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

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May

1

BlackBerry Q10 Now Officially Available in Canada

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 1, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 01 30 at 9.30.35 AM 550x305 BlackBerry Q10 Now Officially Available in Canada

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.

 

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Apr

25

Verizon BlackBerry Z10 OS Update Rolling Out to Customers

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 25, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 03 14 at 12.00.56 PM 550x348 Verizon BlackBerry Z10 OS Update Rolling Out to Customers

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

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Apr

24

BlackBerry Live 2013 Attendees to Get a Free BlackBerry Z10

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 24, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 04 24 at 3.26.40 PM BlackBerry Live 2013 Attendees to Get a Free BlackBerry Z10

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

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Apr

24

BlackBerry Q10 Priced at $249 On All American Carriers

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 24, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 01 30 at 9.30.35 AM 550x305 BlackBerry Q10 Priced at $249 On All American Carriers

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

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Apr

23

BlackBerry Q10 Launches in Canada on May 1st

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 23, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 04 23 at 2.19.48 PM BlackBerry Q10 Launches in Canada on May 1st

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.

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Apr

18

BlackBerry Q10 Passes Through The FCC Before US Launch

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 18, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 04 18 at 3.05.51 PM 550x258 BlackBerry Q10 Passes Through The FCC Before US Launch

We know that the BlackBerry Q10 is launching in Canada this month, with worldwide availability shortly after. There’s no word on exactly when the Q10 will hit the US, but we do have some new information that suggests whenever carriers are ready to launch it, the Q10 will be ready to rock. The FCC filing for the Q10 has passed through and is now available online for all BlackBerry fans to check out. This means that the Q10 is officially cleared for sale in the US, now we just wait on BlackBerry and the carriers to launch.



Source : Engadget

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