02/26/2014, Good news BlackBerry users and fans! If you’re on T-Mobile’s network and you were thinking about getting yourself a brand new BlackBerry handset, you will be pleased to learn that the carrier has put up the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10 on its website. Wait, didn’t T-Mobile always sell those phones anyway? Technically they did for a while, but at one point the company stopped listing BlackBerry phones on […]
02/26/2014, Earlier at MWC 2014 in the week, BlackBerry announced a couple of new handsets, one of them was the interesting sounding BlackBerry Q20, which based on what we know so far, sounds like BlackBerry is trying to revive the glory days, and to be honest it the handset sounds very much like the BlackBerry Bold 9900 with BlackBerry 10 running on it. That being said, it sounds like BlackBerry might […]
02/25/2014, Just yesterday BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Q20. A full list of hardware specifications was not revealed, nor its design, but according to BlackBerry, it would sport a 3.5-inch display and would feature the familiar “tool belt” of physical buttons above the keyboard which would also include a trackpad. Given that other BlackBerry Q-series handsets, like the BlackBerry Q5 and the BlackBerry Q10 do not feature that tool belt of keys, […]
02/25/2014, BBM one of the services of BlackBerry that is extremely popular. Before its release on iOS and Android, it was only available exclusively on BlackBerry which prompted some phone buyers to purchase a BlackBerry just for that feature. However what is the future of BBM? Will it forever remain as a mobile messaging service, or will we see it evolve?
02/25/2014, In an interview with CNBC earlier today, BlackBerry CEO John Chen remarked that he would sell BlackBerry Messenger if someone came to him with a $19 billion offer, he’d “definitely sell,” and “recommend the board to take it.” Before people start flaming him out, its not that Chen was touting some absurd valuation of BBM which we all know isn’t worth $19 billion, BlackBerry’s entire market cap sits just above […]
02/25/2014, BlackBerry’s ship has been in troubled waters for the past few years now, and the waters don’t appear to be calming down any time soon. One of the company’s divisions that’s not bleeding money like devices and hardware is BlackBerry Messenger, which has actually experience some growth after it was opened up to Android and iOS last year. The company continues to add more features across all platforms and has […]
02/25/2014, One of the more unique features of older BlackBerry devices like the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is that it came with a track embedded into the center button. It was a clever design as it allowed users to quickly scroll through websites, photos, messages, and emails at a flick of their finger/thumb, almost like how you would scroll on a touchscreen phone. According to the rumors, BlackBerry would be reintroducing the […]
02/25/2014, Sure enough according to the rumors and the reports, BlackBerry did announce a new handset at MWC 2014 and it came in the form of the BlackBerry Z3, or as it was known by its codename, the BlackBerry Jakarta. This is one of the first of many smartphones that BlackBerry will be producing in their partnership with Foxconn.
02/24/2014, BlackBerry phones have almost always had a “belt” which contained either a trackball or a trackpad, apart from a back button, a BB button and two separate buttons for receiving or declining calls. Trackballs were phased out a long time ago and replaced by trackpads, but last year when it launched its new BB10 phones, the company eliminated this belt altogether. Now this might not have been appreciated by some […]
02/23/2014, We have to admit that when it comes to typing on our smartphones, sometimes have some tactile feedback is a pretty nice feeling. It also lets us know when keys have been depressed which hopefully will lead to less errors when pressing against a touchscreen display. That being said, when it comes to phones with physical keyboards, BlackBerry is probably still king of the hill and while in general the […]
02/23/2014, BlackBerry may have a major contract coming its way if a new report turns out to be true. Bloomberg hears from people “briefed on the matter,” that the next generation Ford in-car Sync system will replace Microsoft’s Windows technology in favor of BlackBerry’s QNX. Apparently this is being done after persistent customer complaints of sub-standard voice recognition and malfunctioning touchscreens. QNX is already powering similar systems in vehicles by Audi and […]
02/23/2014, Not so long ago BlackBerry was a market leader. It was loved by consumers and it was indispensable for businesses, governments and militaries around the world. Things took a turn for the worst half a decade ago and since then the company’s market share has eroded substantially. Consumers have jumped ship, businesses have opted for BYOD setups and even militaries are now backing off. Recently the United States Air Force announced […]
02/21/2014, So the other day we caught a glimpse at an alleged BlackBerry prototype called the Windermere. The device when it was first leaked was thought to be an older BlackBerry prototype, perhaps one that might have been cancelled, but it turns out that wasn’t the case, or so the rumors clam. In any case the leaked photos were somewhat blurry and hard to see, but thanks to a recent concept […]
02/20/2014, Less than a decade ago, BlackBerry was considered to be the darlings of the mobile industry when it came to devices that were widely embraced by corporations and governments. This is thanks to BES which allowed IT admins to remotely control and monitor devices, as well as the fact that BlackBerry offered up encryption to help protect messages and emails, both sent and received. Unfortunately due to many contributing factors, […]