WhatsApp is the most popular cross-platform messaging service in the world that’s used to send billions of messages every single day. It’s available on a wide variety of platforms but the Facebook-owned service has also been reducing its presence on platforms that are no longer relevant. BlackBerry 10 and BBOS are two such platforms that WhatsApp has confirmed that it will end support for them come June 30th.
BlackBerry was one of the last major handset makers that created both the software and hardware for its smartphones. The strategy worked well for it in the previous decade while Apple continues to win with it now. Many OEMs have just decided to license Android from Google and not bother with creating their own OS. However, it’s been a while since BlackBerry released a handset powered by BB10 OS, and […]
BlackBerry 10 devices will receive the version 10.3.2 OS update in coming weeks. The company revealed that the update will be received by the complete range of BB10 devices.
BlackBerry has released a major software update today which brings a handful of new features for older BB10 smartphones that haven’t received a major update since OS 10.2.1 in 2014. It brings features that came preinstalled on latest devices, the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, so OS 10.3.1 is going to appeal more to users who have devices like the Z30, Z3, Z10, Q10 and the Q5. The update is also being […]
For those of you who are still chugging along nicely to a BlackBerry handset, well, here is news for you that would definitely lift your spirits for the coming week. I am referring to the BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 update which is said (heard via the grapevine) to be arriving later this coming February 19th, now how about that? This update will target all of the company’s existing smartphone range which […]
While BlackBerry has introduced the BlackBerry Classic earlier today, which is a spanking new smartphone that runs on the BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system, where it will come with a slew of new software features including an improved camera performance alongside BlackBerry Assistant. For those who happen to own a brand new BlackBerry 10 smartphone and do not want to take the step to upgrade, you will be getting BlackBerry 10.3.1 […]
BlackBerry held the launch event for its new flagship today in three major cities around the world where it not only unveiled the BlackBerry Passport but also showed off a new service called BlackBerry Blend. During the demo of its new smartphone the company focused on BlackBerry OS 10.3, a major update for its mobile platform that comes with updates for almost all aspects of the OS. BlackBerry reiterated at […]
One of the more customizable features of Android is the ability to theme it however you want, and the best part is that depending on the level of customization, you might not even need root access to be able to do it. This is compared to other platforms like iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10 which are more rigid, where customization is basically changing the wallpaper and the ringtone.However it […]
BlackBerry phones used to be the darling of the enterprise and government sector but with the Canadian company falling behind the competition, we have started to see companies and governments start to swap out BlackBerry phones for iOS or Android devices.That being said, it looks like despite the White House potentially considering the use of non-BlackBerry devices, the Canadian company has achieved something that no other company has yet, which […]
BlackBerry owners who find the cloud a fascinating place for you to stash away your collection of files and content will be pleased to hear that BlackBerry World now carries their very own Microsoft OneDrive app. The OneDrive app has already arrived on other platforms, Android included, where you will be able to determine whether you would want to have pictures as well as videos saved there automatically. Apart from […]
Viber, for those unfamiliar, is an app that allows users to call one another for free and send instant messages as well. The app is available on a variety of platforms except for BlackBerry 10. This was confirmed back in 2013 where Viber stated that they had no plans to support BlackBerry 10 anytime soon.Well the good news is that it looks like Viber could be having a change of […]
It has been a while since BlackBerry launched any new devices, the last smartphone to come out of Waterloo was the Z30, which was basically an enlarged version of the Z10. The company’s hardware division hasn’t been able to produce a hit for quite some time now, but with the new leadership taking charge a few months back, there are once again signs of a possible comeback. BlackBerry has reiterated […]
Last year BlackBerry Messenger was finally opened up to iOS and Android. When the app was launched, it didn’t come with all of the features that were exclusive to BBM on BlackBerry smartphones, features such as voice calling and BBM Channels. Back then the company said that it was working on quite a few features that would be rolled out as BBM 2.0 in 2014. It has delivered on its […]
It has almost been an entire year since BlackBerry set upon its perceived path to recovery, with great fanfare. The company conducted six separate events in six different cities around the world to celebrate the launch of its new platform, BlackBerry 10 and the announcement of two new devices, the Z10 and the Q10. Both devices failed to make their mark, and the Z30 didn’t prove to be a hit […]