4:39 pm on Apr 4, 2013 |
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.
4:12 pm on Apr 3, 2013 |
It’s Wednesday again, so that means it’s time for another BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday. This week, BlackBerry is announcing that there are now over 100,000 apps for BlackBerry 10 available in BlackBerry World. This is huge news for a platform that’s only two months old. BlackBerry has been shelling out big bucks to get developers on board and making apps for the platform. Android apps also make up a huge percentage of these apps, showing that BlackBerry’s decision to build around Android was a great one. Follow on past the break for this week’s selection of just a few of the over 100,000 apps available for BlackBerry 10.
3:49 pm on Mar 31, 2013 |
PressReader has been available on the BlackBerry PlayBook for a while now, and you can check out our feature on that app Here. Now that BlackBerry 10 is available worldwide, PressReader has made the necessary adjustments to their app and it is now available on BlackBerry 10. All the features that you know and love in the Playbook version are now available on BlackBerry 10. You can keep up with all the latest newspapers and magazines from around the world with PressReader. Support for the Z10 is available now and the Q10 will be supported from launch. Check out Press Reader at the link below.
1:01 pm on Mar 29, 2013 |
The MLB.com At Bat 13 app is now officially available for the BlackBerry® Z10, just in time for opening day! This must-have app for baseball aficionados brings all the regular season and postseason action straight to your mobile device. Considered one of the top-selling sports app of all time, MLB.com At Bat 13 makes its way to BlackBerry 10 with a full roster of features, including:
- Free MLB.TV Game of the Day
- MLB.TV Premium subscriber login to watch every out-of-market game live and on-demand
- Home and away radio broadcasts
- In-progress highlights
- Gameday pitch tracking with realistic ballpark renderings
- Condensed Games
- Classic games library
- League and team news
- Schedules and statistics
- Favorite team selection
Taking advantage of the BlackBerry Z10’s powerful browser, large 4.2” touchscreen and sharp display, fans will have everything they need to enjoy a ballgame on the go. MLB At Bat 13 will run you $19.99 for the entire 2013 season. Grab the download in BlackBerry World, using the link below.
10:28 am on Mar 29, 2013 |
BlackBerry has released major updates to both Twitter and Facebook for BlackBerry 10. these updates bring some great new features to both applications, while adding bug fixes and enhancing app performance. The changes include the following:
- Friends Nearby – Facebook 10.0.1 allows you to discover if your Facebook friends are nearby. You’ll be able to see when they’ve checked in on Facebook to a location that’s close to where you are.
- Photo Updates – There are new ways of interacting with your Facebook photos. With Facebook 10.0.1, you can now easily add photo tags to a photo you’re uploading within the Facebook application. Plus if you like that photo or funny picture your friend just shared on Facebook, you now have the ability save Facebook photos locally on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
- Events – Facebook 10.0.1 makes it even easier to plan and keep track of your events. You can now view and respond to events, invite your friends to attend, create and view posts on the event wall, post photos, and even tag guests.
- Sharing – Facebook 10.0.1 makes it easier than ever to share what matters to you with all of your contacts. Using the BlackBerry 10 share framework, you can now easily share links from your Facebook newsfeed to BBM™, email, SMS, Facebook Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
- Your Connect Tab – Twitter 10.0.2 allows you to view all interactions in one place, including new follows, favorites and mentions.
- Enjoy More Content – Take a look at photos, article summaries and other updates within your Tweets.
- Added Perspective – The latest Twitter version allows you to see the number of times a Tweet has been favorited.
11:00 am on Mar 28, 2013 |
This morning, BlackBerry has reported their Q4 and year ending fiscal results for fiscal year 2013. They weren’t good results; however, they were certainly better than many were expecting. BlackBerry was able to turn a profit of $94 Million this quarter, much better than previous quarters but still not full recovery. BlackBerry shipped about 6 Million devices in Q4, with about 1 Million of those being BlackBerry 10 phones. The worst news of all is the subscriber base, which has fallen from 79 Million last quarter, to just 76 Million this time around. Hopefully the release and adoption of BlackBerry 10 can turn all these numbers around, especially the falling subscriber figure. Here are the highlights of the Q4 earnings report, with the full earnings release following past the break.
Other highlights from the Q4 results:
- Revenue of $2.7 billion
- GAAP income from continuing operations of $94 million, or $0.18 per share diluted
- Adjusted income from continuing operations of $114 million, or $0.22 per share diluted
- Shipments of 6 million smartphones, including approximately 1 million BlackBerry 10 units
- Subscriber base of approximately 76 million
- Cash flow from operations of $219 million, cash and investments balance of $2.9 billion
“It was a year for change and we delivered significant positive change,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO.
- With only a few weeks of availability, and in only a couple of countries, BlackBerry 10 made a strong entry into the high end of these markets with approximately 1 million BlackBerry 10 units.
- Today, our launch is accelerating: 223 carrier technical acceptances have been completed, and over 60 carriers are now launched across 40 countries with more than 30 countries to come.
- For the BlackBerry Q10, our first Lab Entry was achieved in late February, and Q10 is now testing with over 40 carriers in 20 countries. As mentioned at our launch in January, availability of Q10 will commence in April.
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.
2:12 pm on Mar 27, 2013 |
It’s another BlackBerry App Wednesday, and this one is especially exciting for BlackBerry fans in the USA! Since BlackBerry 10 and the Z10 is now available on AT&T and T-Mobile, with Verizon availability coming tomorrow, our US readers can finally enjoy App Wednesday. This week’s selections are focused heavily on some of the new News and Lifestyle apps that have recently come to BlackBerry 10, including the Wall Street Journal and Pageonce. Check out the full list of this week’s BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday selections past the break.
11:20 am on Mar 26, 2013 |
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.
9:44 am on Mar 26, 2013 |
Big news for BlackBerry fans who also love their television entertainment. BlackBerry has just announced a major deal with multiple content partners to bring new television content into BlackBerry World. The partnership is between BlackBerry and these content distributors: PBS, Univision and Viacom. The new content will include favorites like COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV, Nickelodeon, PBS’s Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey series and Spanish telenovelas. Follow on past the break for the full Press Release with more information on these partnerships.
9:45 am on Mar 25, 2013 |
eBay has long been a mainstay on BlackBerry OS. With BlackBerry being one of the first major smartphone platforms, and eBay being one of the first online marketplaces, this partnership only makes sense. Now, the availability of easy eBay shopping on the BlackBerry continues with the release of the eBay shopping app for BlackBerry 10. You can grab the free download from BlackBerry World at the link below, or head on past the break for information on all the awesome features in the eBay app for BlackBerry 10.
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
2:50 pm on Mar 22, 2013 |
BlackBerry has announced a new partnership today with Zimbalam. This partnership is to help enhance BlackBerry’s music offerings by bringing independent artists and labels to BlackBerry World. Independent artists are welcome to submit their music to Zimbalam for inclusion in their catalog. Check out the Press Release, starting below and continuing past the break, for all the details of this awesome partnership and what it means for BlackBerry users.
BlackBerry and Zimbalam to Bring Digital Music Distribution Service for Independent Artists and Labels to BlackBerry 10
Waterloo, ON, March 22, 2013 – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) and Zimbalam, a leading global digital music distributor for developing and independent artists, announced today that they are working together to offer unsigned musicians an easy and efficient way to bring their music content to the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.
1:39 pm on Mar 22, 2013 |
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!