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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 »

RIM slashes minimum app price in BlackBerry World, tries to attract more developers ahead of BB 10 launch

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The minimum app price in the BlackBerry World store has been slashed from £1.00 to £0.75 in UK and from €0.99 to €0.89 in the rest of Europe.

The up-to 25% reduction of the minimum price comes after RIM added multimedia and revamped the interface of its app store a week ago. Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 cases go up on pre-order

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We have been seeing a lot of leaked images of the BlackBerry Z10 over the past month, including some official looking press images. Now we have some new cases for the yet-to-be-announced device, already up for pre-order by a British online retailer.

Above you can see the leather swivel holster, leather pocket case and a transform hard shell case cover. There is also a flip shell case cover (not pictured here). The prices range from £14.99 for the pocket case to £18.99 for the swivel holster. Read more »

RIM’s revamped app store goes live as BlackBerry World

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RIM’s app store, which was known as BlackBerry App world earlier has been relaunched as BlackBerry World. The revamped app store focuses on music and video content, according to previous reports.

The changes are a part of the company’s preparations for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS launch, which is scheduled to be happen later this month. Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 compared to the iPhone 5 on video, found to be noticeably better

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It looks like RIM is all set to compete against the smartphone top dogs with its upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. A recent video comparison suggests that BlackBerry Z10 is perfectly capable of matching the performance of the Apple iPhone 5.

The comparison also goes through some of the hardware highlights such as the display and battery capacity. Read more »