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Lewis Hamilton brings the BlackBerry Z10 to the Mercedes W04 premiere

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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 »

Here is the BlackBerry 10 Super Bowl ad showing what the BlackBerry Z10 can’t do

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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 »

Nokia takes a swing at BlackBerry on Twitter, says it’s not really suitable for business users

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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 »

New BlackBerry logos replace old RIM logos on the company’s offices

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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 »

BlackBerry Q10 spotted in white

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We know both the BlackBerry Z10 as well as the Q10 that were announced yesterday will be sold in black as well as white color options but RIM BlackBerry only had the black versions of both the devices on display.

Some lucky fans, however, managed to get a quick look at the white version of the BlackBerry Q10 at the BB10 fan event, which was spotted in the hands of BlackBerry’s Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben. It is, of course, identical to the black version but does look a bit classier, if you’re a fan of the white color, that is. Read more »

Case-Mate announces a range of cases for the BlackBerry Z10

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Case-Mate has announced a whole range of new cases for the brand new BlackBerry Z10 announced yesterday. You have a choice of wide range of materials and colors to choose from at different price points.

If you want something in wood, there is the Crafted Rosewood and Crafted Zebrawood for $80 each. If metal is your style, then you can go for the Refined Brushed Aluminum finished case for $50. Read more »

BlackBerry chief confirms BB10 update for all the existing PlayBooks

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BlackBerry’s latest BlackBerry 10 OS will be available for all the existing PlayBook tablets, confirmed Thorsten Heins, during the Q&A session after the platform’s launch. The different variants of the 7″ PlayBook tablets will soon be on the latest version of the OS.

According to Heins, BlackBerry is currently trying to figure a way to sell the tablet with services to bring in more cash as the company is not making sufficient profits by just selling the hardware. Read more »

Does the BlackBerry Z10 look like the Apple iPhone 5?

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The BlackBerry Z10 is finally official and its announcement caused an argument here in the office. Since we couldn’t reach an agreement, we had to turn to you our readers and hope you would be kind enough to settle it for us. Take a look at the picture below.

On the left, we have the newly unveiled BlackBerry Z10 and on the right we have the Apple iPhone 5. The question is simple – does the Z10 look like the iPhone 5? The GSMArena team is split in two on the matter. Read more »

Alicia Keys is BlackBerry’s new Global Creative Director. Wait, what?

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Today, at the BlackBerry 10 launch event, the BlackBerry’s CEO announced Alicia Keys will be company’s Global Creative Director. Now I will try to shed some light on what the singer’s new job actually means.

According to the press release, she will be working closely with developers, content creators, carriers and retailers to promote, innovate and expand the capabilities of the new BlackBerry 10 OS and devices. Read more »

Here are the BlackBerry 10 apps that’ll be available

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In this mobile-driven day and age having a lot of apps is a crucial requirement for a mobile OS to succeed. RIM BlackBerry realized this and made sure BlackBerry 10 comes to the market with a well-stocked app store. There are currently north of 70,000 apps in the BlackBerry World store, which is more than any platform has had at launch.

Let’s take a look at some of the major names that are available for the newly launched platform. Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 promo videos go live

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BlackBerry’s Z10 and Q10 are fresh out the gate and the promo videos have started to roll in.

BlackBerry (formerly RIM) has posted two videos with Donny from Inside BlackBerry and Nawdesh – a member of Blackberry’s Product Management team – talking about the first BB 10 smartphones. Read more »

Skype will soon be available on BlackBerry 10 smartphones

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Skype, the popular instant messenger is heading towards the BlackBerry OS. The application will soon be available on BlackBerry 10 OS, which was officially announced today.

BlackBerry has also announced a wide range of new applications and media partnerships for its revamped OS and this move should surely help the OS to compete against the likes of Android and iOS. Read more »

Watch the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 announcement event replay here

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Did you miss the BlackBerry event that just concluded? Don’t worry, a recording of the event is now available online for your viewing pleasure.

In case you’ve missed or want to watch again the BlackBerry 10 OS and the Z10 and Q10 smartphones announcements, or just want to see Alicia Keys one more time, then you should proceed this way. Read more »

RIM renames itself to BlackBerry

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RIM has just announced it is officially changing its name to BlackBerry. This is a part of the major changes the company is going through, following the BlackBerry 10 OS launch.

BlackBerry’s official slogan is now “One brand. One promise.” Read more »

WhatsApp investigated over breach of international privacy laws for phone numbers

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WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant-messaging services, breaches international privacy laws over phone numbers according to the Canadian and Dutch data protection authorities.

The application forces you to provide access to your entire address book and this policy has been criticized time and time again. Read more »