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Jan

28

BlackBerry 10 OS updated to version 10.2.1

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jan 28, 2014 | Leave a comment

bb10 2 11 BlackBerry 10 OS updated to version 10.2.1

The update is here, and the downloads have begun. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a BIG update to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, but today, on Jan 28th 2014 we have one. BlackBerry has officially released OS version 10.2.1 and carriers are pushing it out as you read this.

  • Customize Pinch Gesture to Filter BlackBerry Hub – A new feature lets you instantly filter the message list in the Hub. You can customize the Hub to show only Unread Messages, Flagged Messages, Draft Messages, Meeting Invites, Sent Messages or Level 1 Alerts. Once the filter criterion is set, you can simply activate it with a pinch gesture on the Hub’s message list.
  • Simplified Phone Experience – Includes a new incoming call screen that lets you swipe to the left to answer or swipe right to ignore a call. New intuitive icons allow you to instantly silence the call, or send a Reply Now response through BBM™, SMS or email that you can’t answer the phone right away. You can choose from a list of standard automated responses or respond with a personalized note.
  • SMS and Email Groups – You can now create SMS and email groups for more efficient broadcast communications.
  • Actionable Lock Screen Notifications – Users can now “tap to open” a message that appears on the lock screen, letting you respond to an important message much quicker or to check messages more discreetly.
  • Picture Password for Quick Unlocking – Quickly unlock a phone using a combination of a picture and a number (0-9) of your choice, which you place at a particular point on the image. When you try to unlock the phone, the picture will appear along with a grid of random numbers. To unlock, simply drag the grid so the number you selected overlays the particular point on the image.

While there is more to this update then just a few new features, you’ll want to first download it onto your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, and then read the full press release below.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Lets You Do More, More Easily

Update includes hundreds of new enhancements and refinements and is rolling out to customers through carriers around the world beginning today

Waterloo, Ontario – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced BlackBerry® 10 OS version 10.2.1, a new software update for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that lets you do more, more easily, and helps you be more productive and stay better connected.

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May

22

Hands on and unboxing of the TELUS BlackBerry Q10

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 22, 2013 | Leave a comment

Well, it’s been a few weeks since the BlackBerry Q10 launched in Canada and the UK. But, today we are doing the traditional unboxing and hands on video. While this isn’t a full review, it will give you a quick glimps at the latest BlackBerry 10 smartphone to come out of Waterloo Ontario. The BlackBerry Q10 features a 720×720 amoled display, an 8mp 1080p rear camera, and a 2mp front facing camera. Also, there is a dual core snapdragon CPU at the heart of the BlackBerry 10 operation system. Stay tuned for the full review of the BlackBerry Q10.

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May

14

BBM Channel Signup Now Available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 05 14 at 10.45.35 AM 550x306 BBM Channel Signup Now Available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

You’ve seen that BlackBerry has introduced a huge, new feature for BBM today at BlackBerry Live 2013, BBM Channels. Now you’re wondering how you can sign up for this new service. Well, all you have to do to get BBM Channels is sign up for it in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. BBM Channels works on both legacy BlackBerry OS devices and BlackBerry 10 devices. Signing up will give you access to the Beta version of BBM Channels through the Beta Zone, then you can upgrade to the full version when it officially launches later this year. Hit the link below to head over to the BlackBerry Beta Zone and get in on the BBM Channel action.

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May

14

BlackBerry launches BBM Channels

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 05 14 at 10.45.35 AM 550x306 BlackBerry launches BBM Channels

This is something we didn’t see coming! But BlackBerry is about to take on Twitter and Facebook with BBM Channels. BBM Channels is a place for brands and people to connect, and interact. A place for you to feel more involved. TheBerryFix.com will be launching our own BBM Channel in the coming days, so stay tuned.

Currently BlackBerry has opened this new feature up to a small group of beta testers, with full rollout expected in the coming weeks. Who would you like to see create a BBM Channel? Your friends? Or a celebrity? Comment below, I’m interested to hear your thoughts.

Press Release

Waterloo, ON – For the times when you want to share experiences beyond your friends or engage the communities you care about, BlackBerry® is taking its globally popular mobile social network, BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™), up a notch with new functionality called BBM Channels. BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced the beta launch of BBM Channels, a new social engagement platform within BBM that will allow people to connect with the businesses, brands, celebrities and groups they are passionate about.

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May

14

TELUS Mobility begins rollout of BlackBerry 10.1 for the BlackBerry Z10

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

IMG 00000144 TELUS Mobility begins rollout of BlackBerry 10.1 for the BlackBerry Z10
BlackBerry announced at BlackBerry LIVE 2013 that their carrier partners would be launching BlackBerry OS 10.1 on the Z10 starting today. Well, TELLUS customers, get ready as the update is now available. OS 10.1.0.273 can now be downloaded and installed via the over the air updates on your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.

The rollout will begin today, and continue throughout the week. Let us know if you’ve got the update on your Z10, and what carrier you are on.

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May

14

Modern Combat 4 launches on the BlackBerry Z10

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

modern combat4 3 Modern Combat 4 launches on the BlackBerry Z10
While BlackBerry told us that Modern Combat 4 would launch back at the world-wide launch event of the BlackBerry Z10, we hadn’t heard anything since. Well, as of today BlackBerry Z10 owners can download the latest HD game from GameLoft for only .99 cents. Modern Combat 4 features HD graphics, intelligent UI, and a captivating story line. Grab the link below to get in on the action and download Modern Combat 4 for the BlackBerry Z10.

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May

14

T-Mobile Adds BlackBerry Q10 to its 4G LTE Smartphone Portfolio

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 05 14 at 9.03.24 AM 379x550 T Mobile Adds BlackBerry Q10 to its 4G LTE Smartphone Portfolio

T-Mobile has announced that the BlackBerry Q10 is coming to their network. This device is available for order today for business customers at a price of $119.99. Consumers will be able to get their hands on the Q10 beginning in June for $99 down with 20 additional monthly payments of $20. The Q10 will be available in T-Mobile retail stores, online at T-Mobile.com, and at various retail partners. Interested customers can register for updates on the Q10 at the link below.

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May

14

BlackBerry 10.1 Rolling Out for the Z10 Starting Today

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 05 14 at 8.23.00 AM 550x306 BlackBerry 10.1 Rolling Out for the Z10 Starting Today

Today at BlackBerry Live 2013, Thorsten Heins announced that BlackBerry OS 10.1 for the Z10 will start rolling out today. The updates will be rolling out pending carrier approval.

New BlackBerry 10.1 Features:

  • BlackBerry Hub: The BlackBerry Hub lets you access all your messages and notifications in one place. With BlackBerry 10.1 support for PIN to PIN messages for direct communication between BlackBerry smartphones has been added to the BlackBerry Hub. Plus, improved attachment support in the BlackBerry Hub makes it easier to view emails which have been sent as attachments to other messages.
  • Notifications: With BlackBerry 10.1 you can personalize the notifications for your accounts and contacts so you always know what is happening around you. Customize ringtones, vibration and the LED light by contact or by account for more personalized notifications.
  • Fine Cursor Control: BlackBerry 10.1 makes it easier and more accurate to pinpoint exactly where you want to type. Tap once to bring up the cursor. Grab the blue circle and drag it around to place it exactly where you need it. Tap either side of the circle to move left or right by just one character. It’s easy to move around with speed and precision.
  • Camera: BlackBerry 10 lets you create the perfect shot by moving parts of your picture backwards and forwards in time with Time Shift mode. BlackBerry 10.1 adds an HDR shooting mode for beautiful images in tricky lighting conditions. A standard image takes a picture at one exposure level. Where you have high contrast between light and dark areas of the photo, fine details can be lost. High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode takes multiple pictures at different exposure levels and layers them automatically to produce a single photo that combines the best of the dark and light areas.
  • Lots more to discover: You’ll find lots of new improvements across the BlackBerry 10 OS like landscape support for the calendar, easier international dialing, improved red eye reduction in the picture editor and much more. The first step to discovering these new features is to update your BlackBerry 10 software.

How to update to BlackBerry 10.1:

Updating to BlackBerry 10.1 is free and easy to do. To update your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone to BlackBerry 10.1 look for the alert in the notifications section of the BlackBerry Hub. You can also check for software updates through the settings menu by visiting the software updates section. The download will happen in the background and the update will be applied without needing to back up your smartphone. All of your information remains safe. As always, we recommend you have a current backup of your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone readily available. For more information on how to update your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, visit www.BlackBerry.com/update

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May

14

BlackBerry Q5 Officially Announced at BlackBerry Live 2013

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

Q5 BlackBerry Q5 Officially Announced at BlackBerry Live 2013

On stage at BlackBerry Live 2013, CEO Thorsten Heins has just announced the BlackBerry Q5. This is a budget-friendly device meant for emerging markets. This device will begin rolling out globally in the summer. The Q5 will come in four colors; red, black, white, and pink. Check out the Press Release on the Q5, starting below and continuing past the break.

Press Release

BlackBerry Introduces a Youthful and Fun BlackBerry 10 QWERTY smartphone, the BlackBerry Q5, for Selected Markets

May 14, 2013

Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today introduced the BlackBerry® Q5, a new youthful and fun BlackBerry® 10 smartphone for selected markets. The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard with discrete keys in a stunning youthful design that is confident, fun, and bold. Every feature, every part of the BlackBerry Q5 has been built to provide a fast, effortless experience that flows and moves with you to help you explore, create, and share while on the go.

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May

14

Samurai Vengeance 2 launches for the BlackBerry Z10

posted by Zach Gilbert at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

IMG 00000143 550x330 Samurai Vengeance 2 launches for the BlackBerry Z10

We’ve had this game on the BlackBerry PlayBook for some time, but as of today UNION and Unity have made the game available on the BlackBerry Z10. Samurai Vengeance is now available for download from BlackBerry World for FREE! Yep, free. So hit up the link below and get to slicing those evil doers.

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May

13

BlackBerry LIVE! 2013 – Live blog starts at 9am EST May 14th

posted by Admin at on May 13, 2013 | Leave a comment

You do not need to refresh. Page will update live. Blog begins at 9am.

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May

13

Press Release: Macadamian Accelerates BlackBerry 10 App Development by 85%

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 13, 2013 | Leave a comment

macadamian logo Press Release: Macadamian Accelerates BlackBerry 10 App Development by 85%

Macadamian Accelerates BlackBerry® 10 App Development Pace by 85%

Gatineau, QC. (May 13, 2013) – Macadamian has increased its rate of BlackBerry® 10 app development by 85 per cent to keep pace with accelerating customer demand. The user-experience-design and software-development firm has averaged about one new app every two weeks since the launch of the BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone on January 30, 2013. The Maxim app for BlackBerry® 10 is among Macadamian’s latest design and development credits.

“We were one of the first to get behind the BlackBerry® 10 platform and we’re seeing results,” said Macadamian CEO Frédéric Boulanger who has dedicated a quarter of his company’s workforce to BlackBerry® 10 development. “Stellar user experiences drive business value for our clients and that’s been critical to our success.”

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May

9

Twitter and LinkedIn Updated for BlackBerry 10 Devices

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 9, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 05 09 at 3.44.24 PM Twitter and LinkedIn Updated for BlackBerry 10 Devices

Today, BlackBerry has released updates to both the native Twitter and LinkedIn applications for BlackBerry 10. Both updates bring some new enhancements and features to the apps, plus speed and performance enhancements. Here’s what’s new in each update, click the app name for the link to download the update for free in BlackBerry World.

Twitter version 10.0.3/10.1.3

  • Enjoy more content with Universal Search – Twitter 10.0.3/10.1.3 allows you to see more content when you’re searching. You’ll be able to view related profiles, tweets and top tweets, photos and relevant searches all on one page.
  • Always Fresh Content – The latest Twitter update ensures all of your content is always fresh and up to date. Automatic caching gives you the current information at your fingertips without having to manually refresh your tabs.

LinkedIn version 10.0.3/10.1.3

  • Finding Your Contacts – Quickly make connections by importing and inviting your current contacts from your personal address book through the ‘Add Connections’ wizard.
  • Enhanced Inbox – On the Inbox page, you can easily view the number of unread messages and invitations waiting for you.
  • Refreshed Design – Check out the updated application design for an enhanced LinkedIn experience.
  • Follow and Learn About Companies – With LinkedIn 10.0.3/10.1.3 you can now view details of the companies you follow as well as details of the companies suggested for you to follow.
  • Delete and Archive Messages – On the Inbox page, you can now choose to delete or archive your messages.
  • Change Profile Picture – There are three new and easy ways to change your profile picture.  Change it from the ‘You Page’, the ‘Full Screen View of your Photo’ or from the ‘Native Picture Viewer’.
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May

9

RBC and Bell to Launch New Mobile Payments Solution on BlackBerry

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 9, 2013 | Leave a comment

RBC BEll Logo Mixed 550x282 RBC and Bell to Launch New Mobile Payments Solution on BlackBerry

RBC and Bell have teamed up to bring a new mobile payments solution to market. This new service will harness the security and power of BlackBerry, along with various other Android devices, to allow users to make credit and debit payments directly from their smartphones. The BlackBerry devices included on the service at launch will include the Z10, Q10, Bold 9900, Bold 9790 or Curve 9360. The service will be utilize NFC for making payments. Look for it to launch towards the end of the year and read on below and past the break for the full Press Release regarding this upcoming release.

Press Release

RBC and Bell to launch secure mobile payments solution

Canada’s largest bank and Canada’s largest communications company to offer efficient and secure mobile way to purchase goods and services with credit and debit

MONTREAL AND TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – RBC and Bell today
announced the upcoming availability of an easy, fast and secure way for
RBC mobile banking customers to purchase goods and services with debit
or credit by simply using their compatible Bell Mobility smartphones.

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May

8

PGA Tour App Now Available the BlackBerry Z10

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 8, 2013 | Leave a comment

PGA TOUR logo PGA Tour App Now Available the BlackBerry Z10

Golf fans, rejoice! The official PGA Tour app is now available on BlackBerry 10 for the Z10. This app brings you all the latest news from the Tour, including scores, videos, and current rankings. The PGA Tour app is integrated with BlackBerry 10′s native Peek and Flow, so your updates will show up in BlackBerry Hub. The full feature list includes:

  • Native BlackBerry® navigation (“peek”) for easy access to all your favorite sections
  • Live scoring & leaderboards for all PGA TOUR events, including “favorites” to follow the players you care about
  • Highlights & other videos
  • News & blog posts from PGATOUR.com writers & talent
  • FedExCup standings
  • Searchable player profiles & statistics
  • Course overviews and hole-by-hole information for PGA TOUR courses
  • Twitter feeds from PGA TOUR staff and players

Get it free in BlackBerry World using the link below and start enjoying the PGA Tour on-the-go.

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