10:47 am on Jan 18, 2013 |
We know that Verizon is going to be launching the first BlackBerry 10 phone, the Z10, sometime in the coming months. We also know that it will be launching in both a black and a white model. What we didn’t know, until now, is that Verizon would be launching the Z10 in both black and white. A page on Verizon Wireless’s website, which we assume to be unpublished at the moment, shows that Verizon is not only launching the first BlackBerry 10 device, but also that is is officially called the Z10 and will be available in both black and white. The unveiling is only 12 days away and the launch will be shortly after that, so we don’t have too much longer to wait.
Source : evleaks
Yesterday we saw the full specs for the first BlackBerry 10 phone, the Z10, leak out. Today we have some more information on that 1,800, mAh battery that will be used to power the device. The Z10 will get the following battery life on the standard battery:
- GSM Talk Time: 8 hrs, GSM Standby Time: 305 hrs
- UMTS Talk Time: 10 hrs, UMTS Standby Time: 285 hrs
- Audio Playback: 60 hrs, Video Playback: 10 hrs
These times are, as usual, best case estimates and you won’t get anywhere near these in real world usage. Keep in mind that these times are for the GSM model of the Z10 only, and that the times are only listed for GSM and UMTS. The times for 4G LTE, which most North American devices will run, should be significantly less than this. We’ll keep you up to date as more information leaks out prior to the official unveiling on January 30th.
Source : N4BB
7:41 pm on Jan 16, 2013 |
RIM is planning to unveil BlackBerry 10 and the first two devices to run it, the Z10 and X10, on January 30th in multiple locations across the globe. Even though these two devices are unannounced and unreleased, we’ve still seen tons of leaked images and videos of them. Now, we have the full specs for the full touchscreen device, the Z10 or L-Series, available.
This device will feature a 4.2″ touch panel display with a resolution of 1280 x 786. The processing power will be provided by a 2 GHz, dual core Snapdragon chip with 2 GB of RAM on board. The rear camera will be 8MP and the front will come in at 2MP. In addition to these specs, we will have WiFi, NFC, 4G LTE, and an 1,800 mAh battery. There will also be a version of the Z10 that does not have LTE, which will be reserved for markets where LTE is not yet available, such as the UK and India.
While the actual specs could possibly be different from this, it’s highly unlikely given the timing and the images this information was sourced from. Check out the rest of the spec images past the break and let us know what you think.
Source : TechRadar
2:17 pm on Jan 16, 2013 |
RIM has been hosting BlackBerry 10 Port-A-Thons where thousands of app developers have easily ported their applications over to BlackBerry from other platforms. The last chance Port-A-Thon starts January 18th at Noon EST and continues for 36 hours. Here are some requirements and what you’re eligible for if you port:
- Port one or more approved apps and you’ll receive $100 per eligible app, to a maximum of 20 paid applications per Vendor
- Additionally, submit five (5) or more apps and be entered into a random draw for one (1) of two hundred and fifty (250) Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 devices. You’ll receive one (1) entry for the first five (5) approved apps and an additional entry for each approved app after that.
Be sure to check out all the details for this last chance even on RIM’s BlackBerry Developer Blog, which is linked below. Porting is easy and pays off very quickly.
- Learn More at the BlackBerry Developer Blog
1:52 pm on Jan 16, 2013 |
We’ve seen some small leaks of the upcoming BlackBerry X10 QWERTY keyboard device, but now we’re getting an even better look. An Instagram user has posted some shots of the X10. One model is connected to Verizon’s network and the other isn’t showing a carrier connection. This device looks almost identical to the current Bold 9900, but with a much larger touch display. Enjoy these shots, they are likely the last few we will see before RIM officially unveils this device on January 30th.
Source : Crackberry
While Canadian and US carriers have been confirming that BlackBerry 10 is coming, European carriers haven’t been so giddy about announcing RIM’s new platform. EE one of the first European, and UK specific, carriers to announce that BlackBerry 10 will be launching on their network this year. EE is one of the European carriers that feature 4G LTE and this is great for BlackBerry fans looking to get the most out of their BlackBerry 10 device. We don’t have any concrete details on when the actual launch will be, just that it is happening in the first quarter of this year. Stay tuned to TheBerryFix for all the latest.
Source : EE Twitter
We have a leaked roadmap from T-Mobile’s internal channels showing a launch date for BlackBerry 10. And the date is not what anyone was hoping for; however, it’s not concrete and could change. The date is March 27th and it actually falls in line well with what we have heard from T-Mobile representatives. They have stated that T-Mobile will be launching BlackBerry 10 “later this year.” March would qualify well with that statement. Either way, we know T-Monile is getting BlackBerry 10. So, if you’re on that network you’ll get a chance to have the BlackBerry 10 goodness sometime this year.
Source : TmoNews
11:23 am on Jan 12, 2013 |
We know that RIM is revealing BlackBerry 10 on January 30th; however, it’s only a reveal and not a release. The actual release could come anytime after the 30th, be it February 1st or March 31st. We have some new leaked information that shows the launch date may actually be somewhere in the middle of that range. The information shows BlackBerry 10 launching on Bell on February 28th. The leaked image also shows a price for the device, $799. This date and price would line up well with what we’ve been hearing, but we won’t know for sure till January 30th.
Source : BGR
3:06 pm on Jan 10, 2013 |
This week at CES 2013 in Vegas, RIM didn’t have a booth and there weren’t any major announcements from partners. This, however, didn’t mean that RIM wasn’t present at the biggest and most important electronics show every year. RIM was meeting secretly with partners and potential partners in backrooms at CES. There were also big confirmations from the 4 major American carriers regarding BlackBerry 10. Read on past the break for how the confirmation from each carrier came in.
11:22 am on Jan 9, 2013 |
We saw the Verizon branded BlackBerry 10 touchscreen device debut last week in a quick photo. Now, we’ve gotten an even better look at the device, thanks to a foreign source. These photos, which can be seen after the break, show off a dummy version of the first full-touchscreen, BlackBerry 10 device with Verizon branding. There’s not much more to say about this besides wait until January 30th and we’ll have all the details.
12:33 pm on Jan 8, 2013 |
Virgin Mobile Canada is the latest Canadian carrier to open a pre-registration page for customers who may be interested in BlackBerry 10. The page is very similar to others online now, featuring a brief overview of BlackBerry 10, a signup page, and a contest to win a BlackBerry 10 device at launch. Click below to head over to Virgin Mobile and pre-register for BlackBerry 10.
- BlackBerry 10 at Virgin Mobile Canada
11:58 am on Jan 4, 2013 |
Today we have confirmation from another carrier that BlackBerry 10 is coming to their network. Bell is the latest network to confirm BlackBerry 10, and they aren’t just confirming it. They have set up a page where you can pre-register for updates and enter a contest to win 1 of 5 BlackBerry 10 devices at launch. The contest runs from now until January 30th, when RIM will reveal BlackBerry 10 and release launch details. Hit the link below to register for the contest at Bell.
- Sign up to win a BlackBerry 10 device from Bell
5:44 pm on Jan 3, 2013 |
Earlier today we told you about the new BlackBerry Curve 9315 coming to T-Mobile this month. Now we have some information on the Curve 9320 coming to Bell Canada. Some internal documentation shows that Bell has ordered a batch of 9320′s and they will be launching on January 11th. This device has been on sale at various other retailers and now Bell is looking to get in on the action. Rumor has it that the 9320 will be retailing for $199.95. If you’re looking for a low-end BlackBerry device, this would be a great one to get, as RIM won’t be launching any low-end BlackBerry 10 devices for quite some time.
Source : Mobile Syrup
The first BlackBerry 10 full-touchscreen device is coming in February. We haven’t heard any concrete carrier information; however, from leaks we can assume that AT&T and Verizon are both going to be part of the launch. We’ve seen the AT&T model multiple times and the FCC has confirmed that one model of the device will run on AT&T’s LTE. Now we have confirmation that one is coming to Verizon. You can clearly see the Verizon branding on the Z10 on the left in the photo above. This is the Verizon model, the one in the center is an iPhone 4S, and the one on the right is the AT&T model. BlackBerry 10 is coming and Verizon customers can rest assured they will be able to get in on the action.
Source : Business Insider
11:30 am on Jan 3, 2013 |
RIM and T-Mobile have announced today that the all-new BlackBerry Curve 9315 will be launching on January 23rd on T-Mobile. The 9315 is another low-end Curve variant aimed at a small number of BlackBerry customers on the T-Mobile network. Some features of the 9315 include:
- Instant messaging made easy – A dedicated BBM key and full QWERTY keyboard makes real-time chat with friends and family much easier.
- Social networks in real time – Preloaded apps for Facebook and Twitter and the new Social Feeds 2.0 app allow you to update multiple social applications simultaneously, and see feeds/updates from multiple sources in one consolidated view.
- Wi-Fi connectivity and calling - Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for voice and data allow users to access the information they need when and where they need it and Wi-Fi calling allows for calls and messages over an available Wi-Fi network.
- Integrated camera – A 3.2MP camera with LED flash, digital zoom and support for video recording.
- Built-in FM radio – With an integrated FM radio, listen to your favorite local FM radio stations on the go without using data.
This device will be available for preorder on January 16th and orders begin shipping on the 23rd. The 9315 will also be in T-Mobile retail locations on the 23rd. It’s quite strange that RIM is still releasing BlackBerry OS 7 devices with BlackBerry 10 debuting on January 30th. This almost certainly means that RIM does not have any low-end BlackBerry 10 devices coming, a huge issue when the vast majority of their customers purchase the lower end devices. This could also signal that T-Mobile is not going to be carrying BlackBerry 10 at launch. Check past the break for the full Press Release.