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|BlackBerry to offer a free app per day through December
In an effort to gain back some momentum, BlackBerry will run a winter sale on BlackBerry 10 apps. BlackBerry will offer a free app per day throughout December. Popular apps like Angry Birds will be offered for free. The apps will run on handsets like the Q5, Q10, Z10 and Z30, which run on its BB10 operating....more
|Evernote app released for BlackBerry 10
Evernote has released a native BlackBerry 10 app. Previously users could use the Reminders app/Evernote integration, but now BB10 owners have a native app. "This award winning app lets you remember and recall anything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put i....more
|BlackBerry changes its tune on PlayBook running BB10
BlackBerry is changing its tune regarding its PlayBook tablet running BlackBerry 10. Back in January, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins promised users the PlayBook would run BB10 in the future. Mr. Heins now says the device did not feel right with BlackBerry 10 and the company will focus on other products inste....more
|Verizon CEO sees strong demand for BlackBerry Q10
BlackBerry launched the Z10 to mixed reviews a few months ago, but the Q10 has had a better reception. Initial reports from Canada suggest people were waiting for the Q10 because of its QWERTY keyboard. According to Verizon Wireless CEO Daniel S. Mead, the same can be said for American users.
|Skype for BlackBerry Q10 now available
Skype has announced the availability of its BlackBerry 10 app. Oddly, the app only works with the Q10 right now, but the Q10 isn't out yet. Skype is quick to point out that this is a preview version (beta) and not finalized yet.
Keep in mind that this release is still in preview state w....more
|Selfridges offering BlackBerry Q10 this weekend
UK retailer Selfridges will have the BlackBerry Q10 in stock ahead of other retailers. BlackBerry UK tweeted the news that Selfridges will start selling the Q10 this Friday thru Sunday for £580. They are already taking pre-orders so you can order a black BlackBerry Q10, or wait until Friday and take your ch....more
|BlackBerry Q10 coming to Canada on May 1
We won't have to wait much longer for the BlackBerry Q10 to arrive. The BB10 QWERTY device will hit Canada on May 1 on Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility and TELUS. It will also be available on Virgin Mobile Canada, Fido, Koodo Mobile, and Sasktel, and available in select retail locations, including Best Buy, Fu....more
|Can BlackBerry regain its momentum?
No matter what happens in the future, BlackBerry as a company has turned around. The company managed to extend its life by cranking out a new BB10 OS, and new devices. The once dominant smartphone maker went through a brutal few years of losses in both the marketplace and stock market. While Apple and And....more
|BlackBerry secures big corporate order
BlackBerry has received a large corporate order for 3,000 BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The company who ordered the BlackBerrys, Canadian Tire Corp., will issue the BB10 devices to its employees later this month. Canadian Tire ordered both BlackBerry Z10s and Q10s for use in its sporting-goods, and auto-parts....more
|BlackBerry 10.1 includes several new features
BlackBerry is giving BlackBerry OS 10.1 to developers this week and the first major BB10 update has some new features. Crackberry has the low down on 14 new features with the most notable being HDR photos, PIN-to-PIN messaging within the BlackBerry Hub, and an improved text picker. BlackBerry contin....more
|Analyst says BlackBerry working on a 5-inch BB10 device
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has given BlackBerry a Buy rating, with a target price of $22. In a recent research note, Misek says BlackBerry will launch 2-3 more BlackBerry 10 devices this year, and one will have a 5-inch display. "Based on our checks we believe confirmation that 2-3 additional BB1....more
|Rogers and Telus take pre-orders for BlackBerry Q10
The BlackBerry Q10 will be coming to Canada in the coming weeks. Both Rogers Communications and Telus said the Q10 will be available in the “coming weeks.” No exact dates have been given, but both companies are offering pre-orders of the BB10 QWERTY phone now. Bell, Telus and Rogers will sell the Bl....more
|Chinese Government orders 2 million BlackBerry Q10s?
If this rumor is true, BlackBerry has just received a gigantic order for its Q10 QWERTY smartphone. A message posted on Stockhouse claims the Chinese Government has placed an order for 2 milliion Q10s.
The Chinese Bureau of Economic and Cultural Development has signed an intent to purcha....more
|Leaked image of curve-like QWERTY BB10 phone
A leaked image purports to be a low end BlackBerry 10 R-series phone. The leaked photo popped up in the BlackBerryOS.com forums yesterday, and is supposedly a lower end "Curve" like device. Little is known officially about the device, but it is a QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device that will launch later this year.....more
|Alicia Keys visits BlackBerry headquarters
Alicia Keys made a visit to the Waterloo headquarters of BlackBerry on Tuesday. Keys was in the area for a concert and made a little detour to visit BlackBerry headquarters. The visit was kept under wraps until BlackBerry later released a statement:
“At the time of her appointment as Gl....more
|BlackBerry offers glimpse of BB10 to Android and iOS users
In an effort to attract users from other platforms to BlackBerry, the company is offering a glimpse of BlackBerry 10 via your mobile browser. If you have an Android or iOS device, you can point your mobile browser to blackberry.com/glimpse to try out BlackBerry....more
|Leaked BlackBerry road map shows BB10 tablet and phablets on the way
A leaked BlackBerry road map appears to show BlackBerry will offer a tablet and two phablets later this year. The road map was leaked on a Twitter account @BB10Leaks, so chalk it up as a rumor. All three devices will run BlackBerry 10 and will be out in the second half of this year. BlackBerry has had no c....more
|Some countries to get new BlackBerry 7 devices
Despite making a major shift to a new platform, BlackBerry will continue to release phones under the old platform, according to CEO Thorsten Heins. In a recent interview with the CBC, Mr. Heins said the company will release new phones running BlackBerry 7 in certain countries. The move means BlackBerry can c....more
|Verizon taking BlackBerry 10 launch more seriously than AT&T
BlackBerry 10's launch on AT&T was muted to say the least. Several New York City AT&T stores reportedly had little or no BB10 promotional materials out, and employees were not well versed in the differences that BlackBerry 10 offered. According to Barron's, Verizon is handling the launch differently. ....more
|Are you running Android apps on your BlackBerry?
BlackBerry gave its users the ability to run Android apps by including an Android emulator in BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry knew that in order for users to adopt their new platform they would need to have a lot of good apps. In addition to efforts the company made to get developers to write native BB10 apps, th....more
|Forbes calls BlackBerry Z10 US launch "listless"
BlackBerry has launched the Z10 in the US, and unlike launches in other countries, there is not much excitement surrounding the US launch. Various reports have emerged about the lack of marketing around the US launch and now Forbes confirms the lack of enthusiasm surrounding BB10 in America.
|BlackBerry reaches 100,000 BB10 app milestone
BlackBerry announced Thursday that BB10 now has 100,000 apps in the BlackBerry World store. It was just seven weeks ago that they announced 70,000 BlackBerry 10 apps. BlackBerry is far behind Android and iOS, but they are starting to pick up the pace. BlackBerry 10 still has a ways to go as there ar....more
|Gartner not convinced of BlackBerry comeback
Although Morgan Stanley has upgraded its outlook for BlackBerry, Gartner is not convinced. The firm believes it will be very difficult for BlackBerry to compete head to head with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, despited its new BB10 operating system.
"Although BB10 presents a moderniz....more
|BlackBerry 10 fails British Government's security tests
BlackBerry 10 has been rejected by the British government as not secure enough government use dealing a blow to BlackBerry in a key market. The Guardian reports the older BlackBerry 7.1, was cleared by the Computer Experts Security Group (CESG) in Britain last December. BlackBerrys were deemed secure enou....more
|BlackBerry Z10 is an unqualified success?
Analyst Paul Peterson, of boutique research firm BlueFin, wrote in a research note about BlackBerry today that BBRY management is happy with the Z10's performance so far. Based on supply chain orders, he says management believes the Z10 is a success. Mr. Peterson wrote:
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