9:24 am on Jan 1, 2013 |
With today being the first day of January 2013, RIM only has 30 days to get their ducks in a row for the debut of BlackBerry 10. Another of those ducks is now in line, as the FCC has approved some BlackBerry 10 devices. The device that has garnered FCC approval runs on AT&T’s LTE and GSM bands. There are also two more BlackBerry 10 devices awaiting approval. We would assume that one of these devices is a Verizon LTE model and the other could be any other combination, or it could be the first full-QWERTY keyboard device getting an early approval.
1:47 pm on Dec 30, 2012 |
Some images have hit the internet that feature RIM’s second BlackBerry 10 device and the first to have a full-QWERTY keyboard. The images show the front and back of the phone, which is currently codenamed the BlackBerry X10. Honestly, this device looks exactly like the BlackBerry Bold 9900, but with a bigger screen and body. They also give a good idea of how the BlackBerry 10 OS will be presented on the square screen and how it all lines up above the keyboard. Check out the rest of the images after the break. and let us know what you think. Will this be one of the two phones that help RIM rise from the ashes, or will the flame burn out with this one?
10:25 am on Dec 22, 2012 |
Rumor has hit the internet that the upcoming BlackBerry 10 device, currently codenamed the L-Series, is going to debut as the BlackBerry Z10. This rumored name has shown up in a few places, including inventory screens for wireless carriers and on some leaked RIM spec sheets. People are embracing this as the official name for the device; however, they quickly and firmly embraced the L-Series moniker a few months back, so it’s really all just speculation right now. Check out some more information on the BlackBerry Z10, including specs and OS photos, after the break.
12:57 am on Dec 22, 2012 |
While the BlackBerry L-series has seen it’s fair share of leaks onto the World Wide Web, the QWERTY BlackBerry 10 has been quite shy. Well, that is until now. Today Nerd Berry leaked the first images of the all new QWERTY BlackBerry 10 Device that is now going by the marketing name X10. The X10 features the new BlackBerry 10 OS, a touch screen, as well as BlackBerrys traditional physical keyboard. While there’s only one image now, we’re sure more are to follow.
Source : NerdBerry
5:35 pm on Dec 17, 2012 |
RIM hasn’t even officially revealed BlackBerry 10 or any of the devices that will run the OS, but that’s not stopping carriers from offering the device to their customers now. Rogers has opened up a reservation system for their customers that know they want a BlackBerry 10 device, sight unseen. This service is only available to existing Rogers customers and you can reserve yours at the link below. The full Press Release from Rogers about BlackBerry 10 reservations starts below.
- Reserve your BlackBerry 10 Device at Rogers
Rogers to Carry BlackBerry 10 in Early 2013 on LTE Network Rogers customers among first in the world to reserve BlackBerry 10 on Rogers Reservation System starting today
BlackBerry 10 all-touch device to be powered by Canada’s fastest LTE network in the most places
TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications, Canada’s leading diversified communications and media company, announced today it will offer customers BlackBerry 10 in early 2013 on the Rogers LTE network, and priority access to beat the line and reserve a device starting today through the Rogers Reservation System. Rogers customers will be among the first in the world to reserve BlackBerry 10 devices in advance of retail availability.
3:04 pm on Dec 17, 2012 |
RIM has just announced a new program that will help enterprise and government groups decide if BlackBerry 10 is right for them. The new BlackBerry 10 Technical Preview Program allows these companies and government agencies to start testing BlackBerry 10 devices and the accompanying hardware and software. At launch, there are over 120 customers getting in on the program. With less than 2 months until BlackBerry 10 is being revealed, this is great news for RIM. Check out the full Press Release for more information.
BlackBerry 10 Technical Preview Program Gives Selected Customers Opportunity to Beta Test New Platform
Program Begins Today with More Than 120 Enterprise and Government Customers Enrolled
Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM, TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® 10 Technical Preview program, giving selected enterprise and government customers the opportunity to begin beta testing with BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 and pre-production BlackBerry® 10 smartphones. The “by invitation” program starts today, with more than 120 select customers enrolled that span a variety of industries including financial, government, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, media, and distribution. The mix includes 64 Fortune 500 companies.
1:08 pm on Dec 12, 2012 |
Last night we got our first look at RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 device, the L-Series, in some great photos. Today, we get an even better look at this device in a hands on video demo from the same people that brought us the photos. The video is not in English; however, the device speaks for itself. You get a full overview of the first BlackBerry 10 device, plus comparisons with the Dev Alpha B and iPhone 5. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Source : Tinhte
10:42 pm on Dec 11, 2012 |
It’s not an official unveiling from RIM; however, it’s as close as we’re going to get till January 30th. The first full photos of the first BlackBerry 10 device, the L-Series, have hit the internet. Hot on the heels of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 teaser image, the L-Series has been fully peeped in this latest round of photos. It features the same front as seen on the Dev Alpha devices and the textured back seen in RIM’s teaser. We have a ton more photos of the first BlackBerry 10 device past the break, so click on through and get excited about what’s coming in February from RIM.
The official unveil of BlackBerry 10 is less than 2 months away and RIM is gearing up for that unveiling with the release of the BlackBerry 10 website. The BB10 site is a section on BlackBerry.com that gives a nice teaser preview of what will be unveiled on January 30th. A preview of the first BlackBerry 10 full-touchscreen device is also shown on the site, which is definitely worth a look. As January 30th approaches, RIM will be adding more previews and more information to the website. You can also register for BlackBerry 10 updates, but since you’re a BerryFix reader, we’ll have all the coverage you need right here.
9:20 am on Nov 29, 2012 |
RIM has been hard at work creating and seeding developer devices. They started with the original Dev Alpha device and then refined it with the Dev Alpha B, which is the current device featuring near-final hardware. Now, they have announced a third developer device that will be coming out in the next few weeks. The Dev Alpha C will be a prototype of the physical keyboard BlackBerry 10 device and will go to the first 1,500 qualified developers. To qualify, you must submit two or more apps and meet the following criteria:
- 50 points for ported Android applications
- 250 points for all other applications (Native, BlackBerry® WebWorks™, Adobe AIR)
- 1,500 points for Built For BlackBerry certified application
- 200 points to start for BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha A/B recipients
- 200 points to start if you are a BlackBerry Elite Member
IF you’re a developer looking to grab a new Dev Alpha C, then make sure you meet the above requirements and click the link below to register for a new Dev Alpha C.
6:23 pm on Nov 28, 2012 |
Here’s a great photo for those wondering about the final production size of the first BlackBerry 10 full-touchscreen device, codenamed the BlackBerry L-Series. This comparison photo shows the BlackBerry 10 device on the far right and it shows, from left to right, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Nokia Lumia 820, and iPhone 5 beside it.
The BlackBerry 10 device is slightly larger than the iPhone 5; however, it looks cheap in comparison to these other devices. They are all polished aluminum, smooth glass, and shiny plastic but the BlackBerry 10 device is showing up in a cheap looking matte plastic shell. Hopefully the back of the device looks better than the front. But anyways, here’s a size comparison to hold you over till we get an official look at the first BlackBerry 10 device.
Source : BBin
9:56 am on Nov 21, 2012 |
RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 device, codenamed the L-Series, has gotten more attention than most other BlackBerry devices pre-announcement. It’s been pictured multiple times, been torn down online, and had most of its specs released. Now, it’s showing up again in a major photoshoot. This batch of photos is better than any we have had before, showing a side-by-side comparison of the BlackBerry 10 device with a Bold 9780. Check out the photo above and then see the rest after the break.
It won’t be long now until we can get this new BlackBerry device in our hands. February is only a little over 2 months away!
3:31 pm on Nov 16, 2012 |
RIM has confirmed today that the icon size for BlackBerry 10 has been reduced. Originally, when the Dev Alpha first debuted, the icons were a bit smaller than the current size of 150 x 150 pixels. RIM bumped them up to make larger touch targets; however, many users hated the larger icons and look they provided. RIM has done some investigation and has finalized the new icon standard for BlackBerry 10. The new standard size for BlackBerry 10 icons is 114 x 114 pixels.
This is a big deal, especially for application developers. If you are developing BlackBerry 10-specific applications, then your apps with the 150 x 150 icons will scale down nicely to the new size standard. However, if you’re porting over a BlackBerry PlayBook application with an icon size of 86 x 86 pixels, you’ll want to redo the icon yourself so it’ll look nice at 114 x 114. The icon size changes will come to Dev Alpha owners later this month and will be present when RIM debuts BlackBerry 10 next year.
Source : Inside BlackBerry DevBlog
11:13 am on Nov 14, 2012 |
Ok, so we know that BlackBerry 10 launches January 30th and then the first full-touchscreen BlackBerry 10 device launches after that in February. Now, we have our first good look at the size of the BlackBerry 10 touchscreen device that some are calling the L-Series. In the photo above, a production quality BlackBerry 10 device is seen side-by-side with an iPhone 5. The size of these two devices looks very similar, with the iPhone having a sleeker, aluminum and glass look, while the BlackBerry 10 device looks plastic and boxy. Let us know what you think of the two designs and which you prefer in the comments.
Source : BBin
4:39 pm on Nov 13, 2012 |
*Update (5:20EST): RIM’s COO has confirmed the February launch date for BlackBerry 10 devices. She is quoted with saying that RIM will begin selling devices ” within 30 days” of the January 30th launch event for the BlackBerry 10 Operating System. There’s no word on what carriers or countries will get the devices first, only that they will start coming out in February.**
Yesterday RIM set the date for the official launch of the BlackBerry 10 Operating System. We brought you the story yesterday and I was sure to include the fact that devices would be announced on that day but not launched until later. Now, in an interview with Reuters, RIM is confirming the fact that BlackBerry 10 devices will not be launching on January 30th. A RIM spokesperson has stated that “new BlackBerry 10 devices will be 100 percent ready for the January 30 launch and available in stores not too long after.”
So what does this mean for the January 30th BlackBerry 10 launch date and the devices that will be running the software? I believe that BlackBerry 10 and the first devices are close, but not quite ready for distribution. That’s why RIM is choosing to “launch” BlackBerry 10 on January 30th and then hold off on the launch of devices. My guess is that we will see the OS and accompanying ecosystem unveiled in full at the event and then a device release starting in February and continuing over the next few months around the world. We’ll let you know as we hear more, but only time will tell exactly what RIM has in store for 2013.