2:43 pm on Oct 31, 2012 |
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins penned a statement, which he released today, letting everyone know how the progress on BlackBerry 10 was coming along. In his statement, he made two big confirmations. First, BlackBerry 10 is entering carrier labs for approval. Second, BlackBerry 10 is on track and will be launching in Q1 of 2013. Here’s the full text of his statement:
“I’m very pleased to confirm that we have passed a critical milestone in the development of our brand new mobile computing platform, BlackBerry 10. In the last week, BlackBerry 10 achieved Lab Entry with more than 50 carriers – a key step in our preparedness for the launch of BlackBerry 10 in the first quarter of 2013. We made this commitment during our recent results conference call and we have delivered. This process will continue in the coming months as more carriers around the world formally evaluate the devices and our brand new software.
I have spent the last several weeks on the road visiting with carrier partners around the world to show them the BlackBerry 10 platform and to share with them our plans for launch. Their response has been tremendous. They are excited about the prospect of launching BlackBerry 10 in their markets. Our respective teams are now engaged on the technical and commercial preparation of the launch of BlackBerry 10 and the lab entry is an important milestone in that context.
The hard work will not stop here as we build towards launch. Our developer teams are continuing to generate momentum to bring a wealth of applications to BlackBerry 10, our enterprise teams have started to present BlackBerry 10 devices and services to our business customers, and our engineers are fully mobilized to ensure that BlackBerry 10 launches flawlessly in the first quarter of 2013.”
So there you have it, direct from RIM’s CEO. BlackBerry 10 is coming along and is ready for a “flawless launch” in Q1 2013. It’s only 2 months until January 2013. BlackBerry 10 could launch anytime after January 1st, so it’s all a waiting game now.
8:09 pm on Oct 18, 2012 |
See that image above? It’s not the new BlackBerry 10 full-QWERTY keyboard device; however, it’s not that far off, either. What you see above, and in a few more images after the break, is being called the TK5 Justice, a concept BlackBerry 10 design from DigitalHomeBoy. This concept is rendered from what RIM has already announced about the device and some of what’s rumored to come with the first QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry 10 device.
DigitalHomeBoy is known for making some great concept devices and his designs, especially at this stage of the game, are usually pretty close to what RIM actually launches. Read on past the break to see more of his concept and get a good feel for what you may be getting if you opt for the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry 10 device next year. Also, be sure to check out DHB’s blog, which is linked below, to get more details on this awesome concept and see all his thoughts on what’s to come.
Source : DigitalHomeBoy
10:59 am on Oct 2, 2012 |
We all know that the BlackBerry L-Series full-touchscreen device will be the first BlackBerry 10 SmartPhone that RIM puts out. The L-Series is due in early 2013, most likely in February or March. We also know that a QWERTY-keyboard equipped version will be coming in the months after the L-Series releases. What we haven’t heard of, until now, is the BlackBerry Aristo, also known as the A-Series. What is the A-Series, you ask? Read on to learn more about the A-Series and what it means not only for RIM’s future, but for the future of all smartphones.
5:01 pm on Sep 27, 2012 |
*Update: We had to remove the video due to it’s removal from the web. The still image above is a screenshot from the video.*
We’ve seen BlackBerry 10 revealed in full at this week’s BlackBerry Jam Americas conference and we’ve seen many photos of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 full-touch device. Now, we’re seeing the actual L-Series and N-Series devices appear on video for the first time together. The video is a leaked promotional shot that shows off the road to BlackBerry 10, the new devices themselves, and how RIM plans to market and launch the new devices and OS before and after launch. Click above to check out the video and let us know what you think.
Source : CrackBerry
1:59 pm on Sep 19, 2012 |
Since RIM started releasing prototypes of the first BlackBerry 10 full touchscreen device, being called the L-Series by many, we have started seeing lots of photo leaks of the device. The latest round of images shows off the L-Series again; however, this time it’s a little different style of photo shoot. BisVN.vn has posted a teardown of the first BlackBerry 10 full touchscreen device and they have also confirmed some specifications, including:
- Full capacitive touch-screen with the QWERTY keyboard model coming a month later.
- Dual core processor with a pristine IPS display.
- Two colors: white and black.
- Front camera with video chat feature like team view. Besides being able to see each other through the front camera, it can also show the screen of the person you are talking too.
- Camera with auto-focus can take pictures at the speed of 1shot/second, then you can choose the best one.
- Time view function. For 1 picture, it could save up to 10 facial expressions of any person, they you can scroll back and forth to view and choose the best one.
You can check out the rest of the teardown photos past the break and keep checking back here at TheBerryFix.com for all the latest on BlackBerry 10. We should have more details next week with BlackBerry Jam Americas.
9:43 am on Sep 19, 2012 |
We all know that BlackBerry 10 is coming sometime in early 2013 and we’ve seen the first, full touchscreen device pictured Here and Here. Now, Twitter user @Gustavitt has posted a BlackBerry 10 promo image that shows off the first BlackBerry 10 device running five different apps and in two different colors.
This is the first that we’ve seen of a BlackBerry 10 device in white; however, it seems like a logical decision on RIM’s part. RIM plans to debut a device that can go toe-to-toe with the best devices on the market, so that means you need a black and white color choice, just like Apple has with the iPhone. What do you think of the White BlackBerry 10 device?
We have already seen some images of the first full-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone that is coming out next year. Now, we have two new photos of this device to add to the mix. These latest photos prove again what we have been hearing for quite some time, the final BlackBerry 10 design is basically the Dev Alpha with some design polishes and a big BlackBerry logo on the front. BlackBerry Jam Americas starts in one week and we wouldn’t be surprised at all to see this hardware, along with the BlackBerry 10 OS, up on stage with Thorsten Heins. Check past the break for another photo of this device.
1:16 pm on Sep 11, 2012 |
RIM has pushed out another update to the version of BlackBerry 10 currently running on Dev Alpha devices. The updated version is OS 10.0.6.670 and there is no change log available right now. We’re hoping for some improvements, and maybe some new features, but won’t know anything until developers find new features or RIM sends out some official information on the updated OS version. If you’re a developer and have a Dev Alpha, make sure you grab this update and let us know what changes you find.
Source : CrackBerry
12:08 pm on Sep 6, 2012 |
Verizon Wireless CMO Tami Erwin has confirmed in an interview with CNET that they will be supporting BlackBerry 10. The interview was centered around Verizon’s launching of multiple Windows Phones, but BlackBerry 10 came up when they began discussing who the third major player in the smartphone game. We all know that Windows Phone is outselling BlackBerry and sitting comfortably in that 3rd spot right now, but with the launch of BlackBerry 10, that could change.
In addition to the confirmation, she went on to say that the launch is scheduled for Q1 2013 and that Verizon will be launching BlackBerry 10 alongside many other international carriers. That was all the information given; however, that’s all the confirmation BlackBerry users on Verizon need right now. This statement also makes Verizon the first and only carrier to pledge support for BlackBerry 10.
Source : CNET
4:26 pm on Sep 4, 2012 |
RIM has been trying their hardest to build hype for the upcoming release of BlackBerry 10 by slowly releasing tidbits of the upcoming OS and specs of the new phones. This week; however, it seems their secrecy has failed. A multitude of leaks showing the first BlackBerry 10, full-touch device have hit the internet. The image above is the best of the bunch, showing what the homescreen and application list looks like. Past the break we have tons more images of the first BlackBerry 10 device. Be sure to take a look and get excited because the launch is only about six months away, or less.
6:44 pm on Aug 22, 2012 |
RIM is gearing up to launch the first BlackBerry 10 devices sometime in 2013. This we know. We also know they will have 4G LTE connectivity and 720p screen resolution. That’s where our knowledge of BlackBerry 10 devices ends. A rumor coming out of BBOS today is alleging that RIM plans to use the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor in the upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices.
What is the Snapdragon S4 Pro and why does RIM need it, you ask? The chip is basically a powerhouse that specializes in HD-multimedia content and lightning fast multitasking with its dual-core design. In also supports all the protocols that RIM is planning to use for BlackBerry 10, including:
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi
- 4G LTE
- EV-DO (CDMA)
While this isn’t confirmed as of yet, this rumor certainly has some legs and it’s entirely possible we could see the S4 Pro in the first BlackBerry 10 devices in 2013. Ww’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything solid on the processing plant RIM chooses for BlackBerry 10.
Source : BBOS
8:23 am on Aug 15, 2012 |
The Wall Street Journal is the latest media outlet to inter view RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins. In this interview, Heins releases some of the best information yet on BlackBerry 10. Heins told WSJ that the first two BlackBerry 10 devices are almost complete and ready for the carrier preview. Heins states that “The physical shape and feel of the new phones is finished and the software nearly complete” and “We’re nearing the finish line.” For the next five weeks, RIM plans to take these two “Carrier Preview” devices on a world tour to get all the carriers on-board for a global BlackBerry 10 launch. The two devices RIM will be showing include the full-touchscreen device and the keyboard/touchscreen hybrid.
In addition to the news of the first to BlackBerry 10 devices being almost complete, Heins revealed some further information about the future of BlackBerry 10. The BlackBerry 10 lineup is being designed as a collection of six devices. There will be three device categories (high-end, mid-range, entry-level) and each category will have two models (full-touchscreen and keyboard/touchscreen hybrid). RIM is starting with the two high-end devices and will be working their way down throughout the year. Additionally, Heins has confirmed that one of BlackBerry user’s favorite features, the removable and replaceable battery, will be a feature that’s present in BlackBerry 10 phones.
Source : The Wall Street Journal
9:21 am on Aug 9, 2012 |
Today is August 9th, and if you’ve been keeping up with the BlackBerry news lately, you know what that means. Today’s the day that RIM is launching the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE in Canada. The new PlayBook comes with a 4G LTE radio, 3G cellular ability, and an upgraded, 1.5 GHz processor. The 4G PlayBook is now available through the Big Three carriers in Canada. Here’s the rundown on pricing for each carrier. Just click the carrier name to head over to their website to check out the 4G PlayBook.
- $349.99 with a 3-year contract
- $549.99 with no contract
- $349.95 with a 3-year contract
- $549.95 with no contract
- $549.99 regardless of contract choice
8:15 am on Aug 8, 2012 |
RIM has recently released another device running BlackBerry OS 7.1 to hold us over until the launch of BlackBerry 10. That device is the BlackBerry Curve 9310, and it has just recently launched on the Boost Mobile network. The Curve 9310 is another solid device from Research in Motion. The software, OS 7.1, runs smoothly and efficiently. The hardware is superb, especially for a device that will run you less than $100. The 9310 has all the features you would expect from a BlackBerry; BBM, a solid QWERTY-keyboard, a vibrant screen, all packed into this little device. Follow me past the break for a closer look at the Curve 9310 and see why it’s one of the best BlackBerry devices available today.
3:49 pm on Aug 3, 2012 |
Yesterday RIM announced the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE and said it was launching in Canada first. Today, we have found out some of the pricing for this device from both Rogers and Telus. First up, let’s take a look at the Rogers pricing. You’re looking at:
- $549.99 full-retail
- $499.99 with a 1-year contract
- $449.99 with a 2-year plan
- $349.99 with a 3-year plan
The Telus pricing for the 4G LTE PlayBook looks to be very similar. So far, we only have confirmation that the full-retail on Telus will be the same $549.99 as on Rogers. The PlayBook 4G LTE will be launching on both these carriers, plus Bell Canada, on August 9th. If you’re in Canada and looking to grab RIM’s first 4G device, get ready for August 9th.
Source : MobileSyrup