Now that we have the two high-end BlackBerry 10 devices, the Z10 and Q10, it’s time to start looking at the lower-tier devices. We know that they are in development and hopefully launching later this year. Today we get a look at the BlackBerry 10 R-Series. This device will basically be the Curve model for BlackBerry 10. It’ll be an awesome device for those that want the BlackBerry 10 experience but don’t want the $200 price tag that goes along with it now. It’ll also be big news for India and emerging markets, where BlackBerry really seems to be shining right now.
With the R-Series, we can expect a lower screen resolution, a mid-level processor, and reduced RAM from what we see in the Z10 and Q10. It’ll still have decent specs, but nothing like what’s available in the top-of-the-line models. It’ll probably be closer to the $50 range and will make BlackBerry 10 available to anyone who wants to give it a go.
Source : BBOS
The BlackBerry Achievement Awards, formerly the Wireless Achievement Awards, reflects the depth of mobile innovation embedded within the BlackBerry solution. This annual awards program celebrates how BlackBerry technology helps power innovation and brings ideas to life. And for the first time, voting is now open to the public! Previously, voting for these awards has been limited to developers and major players in the mobile space, but no more. Everyone has a chance to voice their opinion now.
To vote, visit the website linked below and submit your picks in each category. Voting closes April 15th at 5PM EST. This year’s winners will be announced at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, Florida. The award recipients will receive a series of incentives for their participation. Prizes for first place include: travel and accommodations to BlackBerry Live 2013, conference passes, extensive BlackBerry training, BlackBerry 10 smartphones and more. Vote below and carry on past the break for the full list of 2013’s nominees.
10:46 am on Mar 28, 2013 |
Verizon Wireless has released the BlackBerry Z10 today. This makes them the last and final US carrier to release BlackBerry 10. Verizon is selling both the black and white models of the Z10, making them the only US carrier offering both color choices. You can grab the Z10 from your local Verizon store, online at VerizonWireless.com, Best Buy retail locations, or BestBuy.com. It’ll run you $199.99 with a 2-year contract or $599 with no contract. If you’re a BlackBerry fan in America, now is the time to get your new Z10, with availability on AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.
BlackBerry fans in America have another reason to be excited today. The BlackBerry Z10 has now officially launched on T-Mobile. This means that BlackBerry fans can now get their fix on either AT&T or T-Mobile, with Verizon availability coming this Thursday, March 28th. The T-Mobile Z10 is available beginning today in stores or online at T-Mobile.com. The Z10 will run you $531.99 on a T-Mobile contract. You can choose to pay the full price at purchase, or you can pay $99 at purchase then $18 per month for 24 months. Grab yours at the link below or in your local store.
9:31 am on Mar 25, 2013 |
Now that the BlackBerry Z10 has officially launched around the world, it’s time for Q10 launch date rumors and pre-order information to start surfacing. We’ve seen pre-orders go live at UK retailers Clove and Unlocked-Mobiles, with the launch date listed as April 26th, and now UK cellphone dealer, Carphone Warehouse, has added to the list. They are listing the Q10 on their website as “coming soon” and they even have a whole page devoted to the specs and features of this upcoming device. If you’re looking to pre-order, they also have a space where you can sign up to be notified when pre-orders and availability are officially announced. Check it all out at the link below.
Source : Crackberry
As you should know by now, the BlackBerry Z10 is now available in America. AT&T is the first US carrier to launch. The Z10 is available at AT&T stores, AT&T.com, Best Buy online and retail locations, and Amazon.com. The AT&T Z10 is available for $199 with a 2-year contract or $699 contract-free. AT&T only offers the black version of the Z10.
Verizon and T-Mobile will also be launching the Z10 this coming week. Verizon launches both the black and white model for $199 on March 28th. T-Mobile’s launch is slated for March 26th, presumably for the same price as on the other carriers. Be sure to let us know in the comments which carrier you’re on and when you plan to grab your Z10!
9:13 am on Mar 22, 2013 |
BlackBerry fans in the USA, now is your time to rise up. Our platform is in desperate need of a US revitalization. People in this country are wrapped up in their iPhones and Androids, all the while remembering the pain of BlackBerry OS 5, 6, & 7. Now, a revolution has arrived on US shores in the form of the BlackBerry Z10. It launched this morning at 12:01 AM EST, with AT&T being the first carrier on board. Verizon and T-Mobile will be debuting the Z10 in the coming week.
This is the time for us to stand up and let people know that BlackBerry is alive and well with BlackBerry 10, and that the spinning wheel and laggy experience died with BlackBerry OS 7! We’ve got to get out and show off the entirely new experience of BlackBerry 10 on the Z10. As BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins put it, “Go out and sell like Hell!” If we want BlackBerry to survive, it starts here and now for us. Go grab your new Z10 this week and sell the platform back to those that gave it up!
10:45 am on Mar 21, 2013 |
We know all about the BlackBerry Z10, with its imminent release tomorrow in the US, but what about its QWERTY-equipped brother, the Q10? We had heard from BlackBerry that the release of the Q10 would come in the months following the Z10 release, but were never told what month. That is, until now. UK retailers Clove and Unlocked-Mobiles are both offering the Q10 for pre-order, with shipping and release currently pegged for April 26th.
These two carriers offer SIM-free, basically contract-free phones, for sale in the UK. The pre-order price is around $800 for the Q10, which is about what you can expect for a SIM-free device. There’s no official guarantee that this device will launch on April 26th, but it would make sense. First, the Z10 initially launched in the UK, so the Q10 may well follow those footsteps. Next, BlackBerry desperately needs to get this handset out and make some sales. The Z10 is selling well, but the Q10 could boost sales even more.
We’ll let you know when we hear something a little more official, but in the meantime, check out the Q10 ore-order sites linked below.
Source : Crackberry
5:20 pm on Mar 18, 2013 |
BlackBerry 10 has been making its rounds the past month and a half, rolling out all across the globe. The US launch is coming up next week, along with a newly announced launch in the Land Down Under, Australia. The Australian launch takes place across two days, March 25th and 26th. Telstra customers will be able to grab the Z10 on the 25th and Optus customers on the 26th. Optus customers can begin pre-ordering their BlackBerry Z10’s immediately, with Telstra opening up pre-orders very soon. Check out the Press Release for the Australian launch past the break.
1:01 pm on Mar 14, 2013 |
The BlackBerry Z10 has been chosen a the winner for the 2013 Red Dot Award in the Product Design category. This award is a huge achievement for the BlackBerry design team and it will help to further BlackBerry’s reach with their new Z10 smartphone. Learn all about the Red Dot Award for BlackBerry in the Press Release, which starts below and continues past the break.
The BlackBerry Z10 is Awarded for High Design Quality in the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2013”.
Waterloo, ON (March 13, 2013) – The innovative power of BlackBerry impressed the 37-member jury of experts for the “red dot award: product design 2013”. Those who succeed in winning over the renowned experts in the field can decorate their product creation with the “red dot” and position themselves at an international level. The jury members were delighted to receive 4,662 entries in 19 different categories in this year’s competition. Only the best designs were able to win the enthusiasm of the jury, which is how the BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone received the red dot for its successful design creation.
3:53 pm on Mar 13, 2013 |
Verizon has just officially announced their release date and pre-order information for the BlackBerry Z10. The device will be available in-store and online on March 28th, presumably for the price of $199 on a 2-year contract. Pre-orders begin online tomorrow, March 14th, at 8AM EST. Here’s the official statement from Verizon:
“The BlackBerry Z10 will be available for pre-order starting March 14 at 8am ET on www.verizonwireless.com/blackberryz10. The new smartphone will be available online and in Verizon Wireless stores starting March 28. Customers will be able to choose from two color models, Black or White, with White being a Verizon Wireless exclusive.”
If you’re a BlackBerry fan on Verizon, get ready to order tomorrow around 8AM. Verizon customers are also lucky because they get a choice between Black or White. All other US carriers will only have the black model. Check out the Verizon link below for more information.
10:50 am on Mar 13, 2013 |
If you’re a US-based BlackBerry fan looking to get your hands on the coming BlackBerry Z10, pre-ordering from your carrier may seem like the logical route. We can tell you; however, that with the deals available from Best Buy and RadioShack, you may look to pre-order your Z10 through them instead. If you pre-order your Z10 from either outlet, in-store orders only, you are eligible for a free gift card. The Best Buy card is worth $50 and the RadioShack card is worth $30.
This offer is only available for AT&T Z10 pre-orders, since no other carriers have opened up orders. Rumor has it that both Verizon and Sprint will be opening up pre-orders sometime in the next week, with their release dates being on, or very near, March 22nd. We’ll let you know as soon as something official on these dates comes along.
Source : Crackberry
1:42 pm on Mar 11, 2013 |
AT&T has officially announced that the BlackBerry Z10 will begin selling on their network on March 22nd. The Z10 will cost $199 with a 2-year contract. If you’re looking to pick up a Z10 sight unseen, you can pre-order your device from AT&T beginning tomorrow, March 12th. Some additional good news for AT&T customers is that their version of the device won’t feature the hideous branding that the Verizon version has. AT&T will be branding their Z10’s only on the back with a small AT&T globe logo.
This launch date comes after much speculation from other media outlets that the launch date would be earlier in March. Many had pegged the 15th as the date; however, we did not post on this information because we knew that the date was slated for the end, not the middle of the month. We haven’t heard any firm dates for other US carriers, but you can expect them to either be on the 22nd or shortly after. Check out the full AT&T Press Release pas the break.
9:43 am on Mar 4, 2013 |
Sprint has confirmed that they will not be offering the first BlackBerry 10 device, the Z10, on their network. While the other 3 top US-based carriers have plans to give BB10 a go sometime later this month, Sprint will not be launching it. They do, however, plan to launch the QWERTY-keyboard equipped BlackBerry Q10 later this year when it hits US shores.
There’s no explanation why they won’t offer the Z10, other than this cryptic statement from a company spokesperson, Mark Elliot: “We aren’t saying there’s anything different about our customers,” Elliott said. “We think our customers will be happy with the qwerty keyboard and touch screen on the Q10.” This could mean that Sprint feels their customer base wants a keyboard phone, or possibly, they don’t have the faith in BlackBerry 10 that other carriers seem to show. It’s most likely that they are passing on the Z10 because they are having some issues with iPhone sales numbers, and adding another touchscreen to the lineup could increase those issues.
Source : Bloomberg
10:02 pm on Feb 28, 2013 |
BlackBerry has issued the first official update for BlackBerry 10 OS. This update is rolling out now for all Z10 owners and has some big improvements contained within. The updates include:
- Phone app improvements
- Contacts app improvements
- Calendar improvements
- Camera enhancements
- Browser optimizations
- Battery life improvement
- Third party app updates
This update is available for all Z10 owners, as well as developers with developer devices that have been updated to BlackBerry 10. It’s an OTA update, so just check for software updates on your device to download it. You can also check out the Inside BlackBerry Blog, linked below, for more information.