BlackBerry’s Q10 QWERTY messenger will launch very soon and the BlackBerry World app store will greet it with a good selection of messengers (obviously, aside from BBM). This includes arguably the two biggest names in the game, Skype and WhatsApp.
Skype will be available for the BlackBerry Q10 at launch, or at least in Canada (where the phone hits the shelves on May 1). Read more »
Over at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum took to the stage to discuss the app’s position, users and drop a bomb that his app is “bigger than Twitter” when looking at the active monthly users.
Although the two platforms differ in the way the work – Twitter being more of a social network where your tweets are public and WhatsApp being a peer-to-peer messaging service – Jan Koum said WhatsApp has more than 200 million active users a month, thus besting Twitter. Read more »
Viber has launched its popular free service on BlackBerry’s aging OS 5 and OS 7, letting you send free messages and do free voice calls over 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
Viber is already available on Android, BlackBerry OS 10, iOS, Nokia’s S40 Series and Symbian OS, and Windows Phone. Read more »
BlackBerry is shutting down its BB Music service as of June 2 and will stop accepting monthly payments this month.
BlackBerry delivered the news to subscribes over email today. While there’s no sync option or way to transfer your collection to another service the company has given users a voucher code for a 30 day Rdio pass in the email. Read more »
The newest flagship device from BlackBerry, the Z10, was released last month alongside the company’s brand new BlackBerry 10 OS.
Now that the device is finally available in a large number of markets, iFixit, the people that just love seeing what makes gadgets tick, give us a look at what’s under the hood of the latest BlackBerry. Read more »
We have some good news about those planning to get a BlackBerry 10-running smartphone. Today BlackBerry announced the BB10 OS app catalog already offers more than 100,000 titles.
The announcement comes a day before the BlackBerry Z10 flagship launches in the USA and should help ease those concerns of severe app shortages. Read more »
The BlackBerry Z10 has serious ambitions to become the business phone, but there’s one major requirement – it should be able to last during long hours spent at the office or traveling between meetings.
With a 1,800mAh capacity the Z10 battery isn’t the biggest around, but it has an OS designed just for it at the moment (unlike Android that runs on many different devices with many different chipsets). Read more »
BlackBerry recently launched the BlackBerry 10 OS and it may have had more apps than any other OS at launch, but it’s still has some big names missing from its catalog.
The good news for all the folks with BB10 is that the OS now has one of those covered, as the first native torrent client called BitTorque has hit the BlackBerry World. Read more »
The recently launched BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, which runs on the latest BB 10 OS has been taken apart by the folks at UBM TechInsights, who have exposed all of its secrets.
As expected, the internal configuration consists on Snapdragon S4 Plus and three other Qualcomm modules. Astonishingly, the device also uses Samsung made RAM and storage and packs many of the components featured earlier in the Galaxy devices. Read more »
The BlackBerry Z10 represents a major step forward for the company (formerly RIM, now just BlackBerry). We put it in front of our camera almost as soon as we pried it out of its box. We couldn’t help it but share with you the first glimpse of how well a touch-only BlackBerry of the new generation will handle, considering the unflattering response that the Storm and the Torch got.
One thing is immediately clear – the BlackBerry Z10 is far removed from the Storm, both in terms of hardware and in software. Read more »
BlackBerry has launched a new Dev Alpha C program along with a new developer-only device at its Jam European event held in Amsterdam. The Dev Alpha program is intended to help the coders build applications for the BlackBerry devices with physical keyboards.
BlackBerry also announced its WebWorks SDK, which should help the development of applications for its recently launched BlackBerry Q10 smartphone. Read more »
The new Formula 1 season is right around the corner and guess what has Mercedes F1 team new driver Lewis Hamilton brought along to the official launch of the car he and Nico Rosberg will be driving in 2013? Unfortunately, if you guessed Nicole Scherzinger, you are wrong.
As the photo above testifies, it’s the recently unveiled BlackBerry Z10. The 2008 champion was spotted snapping photos of the new Mercedes AMG F1 W04 car at the Jerez circuit in Spain with his new smartphone. Read more »
Power outage or not, all the Super Bowl commercials ran as planned. One of them was about the recently launched BlackBerry 10 OS and its Z10 flagship. Or so it seemed.
Instead of focusing on what the BB10 OS can do, the commercial shows what it can’t do because 30 seconds are just not enough for listing its features. Read more »
After mocking the iPhone 5 for being monochromatic and not funky enough, now Nokia has set its aim on the freshly re-structured BlackBerry.
This time, the Finns have chosen to use Twitter rather than making a dedicated video. In the tweet Nokia says that “Blackberries make a great snack, but for the world’s best business smartphone try a #Lumia“. Read more »
RIM renamed itself to BlackBerry during its BlackBerry 10 OS launch. The re-branding was pretty quick and the new logos of the company are already up on its offices.
RIM, which was named way back in 1984, when the company was started by Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin was renamed as a part of the major changes the company is undergoing. Read more »