1:47 pm on Mar 6, 2013 |
BlackBerry has confirmed that the Amazon Kindle application for BlackBerry 10 is almost ready and will be debuting in BlackBerry World this month. There’s no specific information as to when the app will be available, but it has been confirmed that it will launch this month. We are expecting to see it launch in mid to late March, however, it’s always possible that a launch could happen sooner. We’ll let you know when it’s officially available.
3:31 pm on Mar 5, 2013 |
Netflix has confirmed once again, as they have many times in the past, that they have no plans to bring their service to the BlackBerry platform. They are not supporting BlackBerry OS 7, would not support the PlayBook, and they have now reiterated their stance by confirming they have “no current plans for a BlackBerry 10 app.”
BlackBerry has been in talks with all of the big name app developers and companies to bring their applications and services to BlackBerry 10. They have done a good job of bringing some big names; however, there are still a few major companies that are giving BlackBerry 10 a show of no faith. Netflix and Instagram are two of these major apps that are not available for BlackBerry 10. These, along with a few other major names, are huge holes missing in the BlackBerry 10 app lineup. BlackBerry has been sure to mention multiple times that they are continuing to work with top-tier app developers and companies and that they do not plan to stop negotiations until they have every app on BlackBerry 10 that users are asking for.
Source : AllThinsgD
3:22 pm on Mar 5, 2013 |
Wikitude, a longtime supporter of the BlackBerry platform, has just announced a partnership with fashion retailer Zalando. This partnership will utilize the Wikitude Augmented Reality platform to merge fashion, travel, and augmented reality in a way that we have never seen before. Read on below and past the break for all the details of this partnership in the Press Release.
Zalando scans fashion with Wikitude augmented reality at 83rd annual Geneva Motor Show
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, March 05 2013 – Wikitude, the world’s leading augmented reality solutions provider has recently partnered with the European online fashion retailer Zalando and the automotive design and concept firm Rinspeed, to produce an augmented reality dashboard component featured at the 83rd annual Geneva Motor Show.
2:41 pm on Mar 5, 2013 |
BlackBerry is hosting a huge contest in conjunction with their most famous new employee, Alicia Keys. They have teamed up with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile to give BlackBerry fans a chance to win their own BlackBerry Z10 and an Alicia Keys VIP Experience.
Keys is set to embark on her Set the World on Fire Tour this week, and four lucky grand prize winners per carrier will be flown to London to see her perform and meet her in person. They will also get hooked up with BlackBerry Z10 smartphones, which Keys has been using to engage with fans through her Keep Moving Project. The sweepstakes also includes a first place prize consisting of a brand new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.
Follow on past the break for all the details and how to enter.
2:24 pm on Mar 5, 2013 |
If you’re a big Instagram fan but you have a BlackBerry 10 device, which Instagram does not support, you’re in luck. An older version of Instagram has been ported to BlackBerry 10 and is now available for download. Keep in mind that this is not a BlackBerry 10 app, but rather an Android app that can be sideloaded onto your BlackBerry 10 device. The experience isn’t great and there are some definite bugs if you run Instagram on BB10, but this is a good solution if you want Instagram and don’t want to switch to iOS or Android.
You can download the Android version of Instagram to your computer using the link below and then you can load it onto your BlackBerry 10 device. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, though. There may be issues that arise when sideloading an unauthorized application onto your device.
Source : CrackBerry
9:43 am on Mar 4, 2013 |
Sprint has confirmed that they will not be offering the first BlackBerry 10 device, the Z10, on their network. While the other 3 top US-based carriers have plans to give BB10 a go sometime later this month, Sprint will not be launching it. They do, however, plan to launch the QWERTY-keyboard equipped BlackBerry Q10 later this year when it hits US shores.
There’s no explanation why they won’t offer the Z10, other than this cryptic statement from a company spokesperson, Mark Elliot: “We aren’t saying there’s anything different about our customers,” Elliott said. “We think our customers will be happy with the qwerty keyboard and touch screen on the Q10.” This could mean that Sprint feels their customer base wants a keyboard phone, or possibly, they don’t have the faith in BlackBerry 10 that other carriers seem to show. It’s most likely that they are passing on the Z10 because they are having some issues with iPhone sales numbers, and adding another touchscreen to the lineup could increase those issues.
Source : Bloomberg
1:29 pm on Mar 1, 2013 |
BlackBerry has just opened up registration for this year’s annual BlackBerry conference. BlackBerry Live, the name of this newly redesigned event, combines the previous content of BlackBerry World for consumers and enterprise with the content from what used to be BlackBerry Jam Americas for developers. This is the one and only BlackBerry event that needs to be on your calendar for 2013. It’s all happening in Orlando, Florida on May 14-16. You can register at the link below or head past the break for a little more information on the conference and registration.
10:02 pm on Feb 28, 2013 |
BlackBerry has issued the first official update for BlackBerry 10 OS. This update is rolling out now for all Z10 owners and has some big improvements contained within. The updates include:
- Phone app improvements
- Contacts app improvements
- Calendar improvements
- Camera enhancements
- Browser optimizations
- Battery life improvement
- Third party app updates
This update is available for all Z10 owners, as well as developers with developer devices that have been updated to BlackBerry 10. It’s an OTA update, so just check for software updates on your device to download it. You can also check out the Inside BlackBerry Blog, linked below, for more information.
4:32 pm on Feb 27, 2013 |
BlackBerry has started a new informative app initiative that they will be participating in with various BlackBerry blogs. This new program is called “App Wednesday” and will be providing BlackBerry fans with a look at some of the latest and greatest app offerings for BlackBerry 10. There are literally thousands upon thousands of apps available in BlackBerry World, along with music, movies, and other videos. Follow on past the break for this week’s selections for App Wednesday.
2:37 pm on Feb 26, 2013 |
With just a few short days till March, it only makes sense that carriers and retailers in the US would begin preparing for the coming launch of BlackBerry 10 and the Z10. Best Buy is the latest to start preparations, putting up a preview page on their website. This page has some interactive features and gives you an extremely good overview of what the Z10 has to offer. There’s no discussion of carriers, pricing, or release dates; however, having a page up is progress. Expect to see the Z10 hit US shores sometime between mid- and late March.
Source : BBOS
11:47 am on Feb 26, 2013 |
WIND Mobile is one of Canada’s most popular budget carriers and they will be bring the BlackBerry Z10 to customers beginning tomorrow. The Z10 will be hitting WIND on February 27th at a variety of price points. The full retail will be $599 and the other price points are:
- $299 on WINDtab on $40 plan
- $399 on WINDtab on $30 plan
- $499 on WINDtab on $20 plan
If you’re in Wind’s coverage area and looking for a Z10 on a budget plan, tomorrow is your lucky day. Hit the link below for more information today or to purchase your new Z10 beginning tomorrow.
11:11 am on Feb 26, 2013 |
Rock N Roll Game Studio has been making BlackBerry OS games for a little while now. We’ve also been featuring some of their great games here on the site, and today we bring you their latest offering. Land of Mines is an all-new, turn based strategy game built exclusively for BlackBerry 10. The game is colorful and fun to play, plus it can be extremely addicting. It’s available for free in BlackBerry World. If you have a Z10, you can grab it at the link below. We highly recommend giving this one a go.
11:03 am on Feb 26, 2013 |
BlackBerry 10 and the Z10 is set to hit the United States sometime in March. It’s been officially announced by a few of the US carriers and the Z10 has passed through the FCC with internals for two different carriers. Now we are getting the first full-on photo shoot of the Verizon Z10. The Z10 looks great, except for the glaring Verizon logo on the front of the device. We’re not sure why BlackBerry allowed Verizon to double-brand the Z10 on the front and back, but it happened. Regardless of this branding, we’re sure BlackBerry fans in the US will still be eager to get their hands on this one. Check out the rest of the images past the break.
3:43 pm on Feb 25, 2013 |
It’s no surprise that the BlackBerry Z10 is set to launch on Verizon sometime in March. That being said, the device must first gain FCC approval before it can be fully tested and sold to consumers. The Verizon version of the Z10 has officially gained that approval and can be put up for sale whenever BlackBerry and Verizon are ready. We’re looking at a launch sometime in late March, possibly earlier if things get pushed up.
Source : CrackBerry
6:23 pm on Feb 22, 2013 |
Aerize WiFiX v2.0.0 has been released for BlackBerry 7.1, 7.0, 6.0, 5.0 and 4.5. Force apps to use WiFi and other network connectivity, like magic. Utilize BlackBerry networking’s full potential with Aerize WiFiX. Available now at a very low introductory price or $2.50. At 50% off SRP, this price will not last, so hurry up and get your copy now!
—– Notable Features —–
- Route cellular network connections over WiFi.
- Route WiFi connections over various cellular networks.
- Route WAP connections to and from TCP, BIS, and BES connections.
Check out the Press Release for all the details of this amazing program past the break.