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Skype for BlackBerry Z10 now available in BlackBerry World

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Skype’s BlackBerry Z10 version leaked a few weeks ago and now, the app is officially available in the BlackBerry World.

Skype for BlackBerry Z10 comes with the ability to send pictures, videos and files to any of your contacts. The app also allows you to talk to your Windows Live Messenger friends on Skype. Read more »

24K gold BlackBerry Q10 is what oil barons use to send email

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Sad that it’s been a while since Vertu put out a phone? Well, you can try a 24K gold BlackBerry Q10 instead. It comes from Goldgenie, which has a history of turning BlackBerrys into gold (Apple products too).

Anyway, the BlackBerry Q10 has a 24K gold-plated bezel and a 24K gold panel below the QWERTY keyboard. All other specs of the phone remain the same, except that the packaging has been upgraded to a snazzy wooden box. And it’s heavier, but Goldgenie gives no concrete numbers about that. Read more »

UK chain Selfridges sold out of BlackBerry Q10s only 2 hours after launch in a store record

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BlackBerry partnered with the Selfridges chain of stores in the UK for an exclusive early launch of its QWERTY-packing BlackBerry Q10 and it’s been a hit. The stores reported that its initial stock ran out in 2 hours, a record for tech items in the store.

The Q10 launched in Selfridges stores last Friday, April 26, ahead of the general April 30 launch. Read more »

BlackBerry releases official demo videos for its Q10 smartphone

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BlackBerry Q10, the QWERTY equipped smartphone, was recently launched with the company’s all new BB10 OS. BlackBerry, which was formally known as RIM, has released demo videos to help you familiarize yourself with the key selling points of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone.

The BlackBerry Q10 comes with a 3.1″ square AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels and 330ppi density. Read more »

BlackBerry Q10 gets WhatsApp support, Skype support coming in a few days

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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 »

WhatsApp has more active users than Twitter, CEO says

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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 launches on BlackBerry OS 5 and OS 7

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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 Music service set to shut down on June 2

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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 »

BlackBerry Z10 gets its first teardown

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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 »

BlackBerry 10 World app catalog reaches the 100,000 mark

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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 »

BlackBerry Z10 battery tests are done, results are inside

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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 10 now has a native torrent client app, BitTorque available for $2.99

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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 »

BlackBerry Z10 torn apart, internal hardware found to resemble that of US Galaxy S III

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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 »

BlackBerry Z10 arrives at our office, gives a presentation on the platform’s future

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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 Z10 Dev Alpha C launched for BB app developers

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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 »