Amazon has finally released the long awaited Kindle Reader app for BlackBerry 10. This is a huge addition to the app catalog for BlackBerry, bringing one of the world’s most widely used e-reading solutions to their customers. It’s also another compelling reason for iOS and Android users to give BB10 a try. The Kindle app is one of over 100,000 BlackBerry 10 apps that are now available in BlackBerry World. The Kindle app for BB10 brings all the Kindle reading features that users love in the iOS and Android apps, including:
Personalization – Adjust the text size, change the screen’s brightness, choose your background color, and read in either portrait or landscape mode.
Look Up Words – Tap and hold any word in a book to view the word’s definition with the built-in dictionary or use the Google or Wikipedia links to get more information.
Sample Books Before Buying – Easily shop for ebooks and read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy.
Bi-Lingual – Kindle is available in English and French.
The Amazon Kindle app is available for free in BlackBerry World. But remember, it could take up to 24 hours for all users to see this app in BB World, so if you don’t see it yet, keep checking. Hit the link below to see if it’s available for you yet.
There have been many fans of BlackBerry Travel who have been asking when it would launch for BlackBerry 10. We never got a solid answer from them, until today. BlackBerry Travel has officially launched for BlackBerry 10. The BB10 version of the app has all the features users have come to know and love in the original version, plus some new additions. The new features for BlackBerry 10 include:
Trip Status Sharing – Post your trip updates on BBM, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. With Trip Status Sharing, you can keep your friends and colleagues up-to-date on your travel adventures immediately as they unfold.
Flight Status Sharing – Share this information with your colleagues, friends and social networks. If your flight is delayed, cancelled or changed terminals, you can easily and quickly inform others and make sure they know when and where to pick you up from the airport.
Price Alerts, Change Offers and Upgrades – This service with BlackBerry Travel helps ensure you are always getting the best hotel deal. It automatically notifies you if there’s a better price for the hotel room you booked, a comparable hotel for a cheaper price, or if there’s a much better hotel for slightly more. In many cases, you can cancel your original booking without penalty and re-book the better deal through BlackBerry Travel.
BlackBerry ID – With BlackBerry ID, you’ll never have to login to BlackBerry Travel again. You’ll have instant access to all of its features as soon as you launch the app. Even on your first time using BlackBerry Travel, BlackBerry ID will automatically fill in the registration form for you.
BlackBerry Travel for BB10 will be rolling out across servers over the next 24 hours, so be sure to check back if you don’t see it yet. It’s available for free from BlackBerry World, just click the link below to grab the download.
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.
Today is a big day for BlackBerry World and BlackBerry 10 apps. Earlier, we had the announcement that BlackBerry World now houses over 100,000 app for BlackBerry 10. Now, we have the arrival of OpenTable in BlackBerry World. This is a reservations application with access to tables at over 27,000 restaurants. You can not only make reservations, but you can see ratings, reviews, and menus right from your BlackBerry 10 device. here is the feature list for OpenTable:
FIND restaurants nearest to your current location & see real-time table availability.
SEARCH by restaurant name
REFINE results by cuisine, price, reservation time.
RESERVE your table free
EARN Bonus 1,000 points on eligible dining times
The app is free and making reservations is completely free, as well. You can grab it at the link below in BlackBerry World. It may take up to 24 hours for the app to show up, so clicking the link may not show the BlackBerry 10 version for you yet.
BlackBerry knew they had a problem even bigger than hardware or Operating System software prior to the launch of BlackBerry 10. That problem was apps, and the fact that no one wanted to develop for the platform. With BlackBerry 10, that has all changed. BlackBerry World now boasts over 100,000 apps that work on the BlackBerry 10 platform. That’s more than any other platform had at this point in their existence and it shows the true commitment that BlackBerry has made to bring their customers the apps they want to use. Check out the full Press Release from BlackBerry, with more information on some of these apps, past the break.
It’s that time of week again, another BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday. This week, BlackBerry has chosen another even mix of applications from all categories. The feature apps from this week’s selection include the new Need for Speed and Delta Airlines applications, specifically crafted for the BlackBerry 10 platform. Check out the full selection of apps, handpicked by BlackBerry for BB10, past the break.
Critically acclaimed filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, who produced hits like El Mariachi, Desperado, Spy Kids, & Sin City, has kicked off his portion of the BlackBerry Keep Moving Project. With his BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, Robert will use social media to invite aspiring filmmakers to collaborate with him and contribute different story elements in each act in order to complete the film. The film will use green screen technology and be finished in post-production by Robert and his team after the online contributions have been reviewed. He will pick one main contribution per act, as well as a number of smaller contributions that will be featured throughout.
“Two Scoops” is an action packed story about twin girls who run an ice cream truck and just happen to be giant monster hunters in their spare time. Beginning today through April 3rd fans can upload a film of themselves acting a certain part in the movie or share a photo to be featured as one of the “missing townsfolk” in posters dotted throughout the film. More information about how fans can submit to the project and about the storyline of “Two Scoops” can be found on the BlackBerry Keep Moving Hub.
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.
Neil Gaiman is one of the celebrities that partnered with BlackBerry on their Keep Moving Project. This project is a collaboration showing how BlackBerry 10 can help keep you moving in both your personal life and work experiences. Gaiman has been posting update videos along the way, and this latest post features two new video sections for fans to enjoy. You can check out parts 4 and 5 of his documentary below, and we’ll let you know when his finished project, “A Calendar of Tales,” is available.
We’ve told you a few times before about Alicia Key’s partnership with BlackBerry for the Keep Moving Project, as well as her upcoming “Set the World on Fire” tour. Now, we have some additional updates on both the project and the tour. Alicia has provided us with a video update on the Keep Moving Project, which can be seen at the top of this article. Her list of tour dates is also available past the break in this post. Fans who attend any of the concerts on the tour are encouraged to snap photos of themselves and upload them to the BlackBerry Keep Moving Hub. She will be featuring some of these uploaded photos in a video in each city.
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.
BlackBerry has released a preview of their upcoming Secure Work Space for iOS and Android devices. This is a new feature for mobile device management with BES 10 that allows users to access their secure work information on iOS or Android devices, much like BlackBerry 10 allows with work and personal profile separation. This feature is currently being Beta tested by select business partners and will become available to all BES 10 customers in a future update. The full Press Release is featured past the break, containing all the information on this preview.
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.
WhatsApp messenger, one of the most widely used, cross-platform messaging solutions, is now available for BlackBerry 10 devices. This is one of the most anticipated applications that was announced at the BlackBerry 10 reveal event. It is available for free in BlackBerry World. You can click the link below for the download or follow on past the break for the full Press Release regarding the launch of WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10.
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.