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BlackBerry slashes prices on QWERTY phones in India
BlackBerry is slashing prices of three popular QWERTY phones for the Indian market. The company announced the BlackBerry 9320, BlackBerry 9720 and BlackBerry Q5 now sell for Rs 9900, Rs 11990 and Rs 13990 respectively. Sameer Bhatia, Director, Distribution, BlackBerry, India, said, “The classic Bl....more
Apple in talks for mobile payment system
Apple is in talks with major credit card companies about a mobile payment system for iOS devices, according to a report from The Information. Apple is currently talking to Visa about a possible partnership that could bypass third-party payment processors. The partnership could cut out the middle man and pro....more
BlackBerry says Android and iOS users already switching to Passport
BlackBerry says Android and iOS users are already switching back to BB because of the Passport. The BB Passport is new, and thus users want to come back to check it out. That's the logic at BlackBerry anyway. They could be right, but keep in mind the title of their blog post is "Welcome Back! 12 Consumers E....more
BlackBerry working on Siri-like feature
BlackBerry is working on a Siri-like feature to keep up with its smartphone rivals. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, and Microsoft has Cortana, leaving BlackBerry out in the cold. BlackBerry's virtual assistant will be called BlackBerry Assistant, and will launch with BB OS 10.3 which will launch in t....more
iPhone and MagSafe Charger
A new Kickstarter campaign has been started by a startup called Hevo Labs. The company is building an external battery for the iPhone that works with a MagSafe charger. The case is currently called "Cabin." The battery case does not wrap around the phone, but hangs on via a MagSafe-like adapter tha....more
iPhone 6 sapphire screen destruction tests
According to multiple reports, the iPhone 6 will feature a sapphire crystal display. The sapphire is very hard to scratch or break and multiple websites have published videos of people trying to scratch the display with keys and knives. This Chinese video takes on the sapphire with similar gusto, using coin....more
BlackBerry explains the Passport's square design
Ever since BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the BlackBerry Passport, the company has been mocked for its unusual design. The square phone looks unlike any smartphone we've seen before, and the tech world has been mostly laughing at the idea. BlackBerry released a statement on its website with an explanati....more
BBM Beta hits Windows Phone Store
BBM has finally reached Windows Phone, although it is still in private beta. The beta version of BBM is now in the Windows Phone Store but it is not open to the general public just yet. It is good news however, for people waiting for BBM for WP. The description reads, "BBM for Windows beta. We're g....more
BlackBerry wins prestigious design awards
BlackBerry has won three Red Dot Awards for the high design quality of its devices. The BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5 and BlackBerry Z30 smartphones were awarded the prestigious award this year by Red Dot Award's international, 40-member expert panel. 4,815 entries from 53 countries were reviewed, and the p....more
Mophie taking pre-orders for 64GB Space Pack
Mophie is currently taking pre-orders on their 64GB Space pack for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. The Space Pack was introduced earlier this year with the 16GB and 32GB versions, but has taken longer to get to market. The 64GB Space Pack will start shipping on July 22. The Space Pack gives users more ....more
Insanely private Blackphone is now shipping
Privacy focused Blackphone is now officially shipping. Blackphone was created by SGP Technologies SA, the Switzerland-based joint venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone. Blackphone handsets have started shipping to the device's first pre-order customers. "We are excited to achieve this key milesto....more
BlackBerry Passport images leaked
BlackBerry recently showed off their next device, the BlackBerry Passport. We have seen BlackBerry CEO John Chen show the device off on video, but it was a broad introduction without many specifics. Now, thanks to Twitter user Halobandit, we have many more images to review. The Passport goes agains....more
Massive leak shows iPhone 6 glass display
A massive leak of reported iPhone 6 display parts has been published. Leave it to 9to5mac to come up with the goods. The close up pictures show what seems to be a curved display. The side by side pictures of the iPhone 6 next to an iPhone 5 display glass gives us a good idea of the amount of new real esta....more
Happy Birthday, iPhone!
The iPhone is seven years old today. It was seven years ago today that the world was lining up to get their hands on the revolutionary phone. Smartphones had been around for years, but Apple had raised the bar to a whole new level on June 29, 2007. Tactile keyboards with small displays were the n....more
Adobe launches Photoshop for Windows Phone
Adobe has finally brought one of their most popular apps to Windows Phone. Android and iOS users have had a mobile version of Adobe Photoshop for a long time now and Windows Phone was feeling left out. Adobe decided it was finally time to bring WP into the mix. Windows Phone users can now edit their photos....more
Walmart drops iPhone 5C and 5S prices permanently
Walmart has dropped their iPhone pricing in a big way. You can now get great deals on the iPhone 5C and 5S. The 16GB iPhone 5c will be available in stores for $29 with a two-year contract which is down from $49. The 16GB iPhone 5S is $99 on contract, a $50 savings. Walmart has run similar specials before....more
Roku remote app comes to Windows Phone
Roku has had an app on Android and iOS for awhile now, but Windows Phones and tablets were left out. Roku announced recently that they now have apps for Windows 8/8.1 phones and Windows 8.1 devices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Republic of Ireland. That means you can control your Roku box from your Windows ....more
BlackBerry Passport shown off in video
BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, showed off two upcoming BlackBerry phones last week. The BlackBerry Classic and Passport will make their appearances this year. The BlackBerry Classic looks like a BlackBerry Bold with a slight larger screen. The Passport is more interesting because of its square design. <....more
Sprint offers new users a 30-day trial
Sprint has initiated a 30-day trial period for new customers. Sprint's press release says the company "Celebrates America’s Newest Network with a Satisfaction Guarantee Offering Wireless Users a 30 Day Risk–Free Trial." The offer is for new customers and Sprint will give a full refund on the price of the ph....more
BlackBerry's surprise earnings
BlackBerry reported better than expected earnings this week even though the company is still losing money. Smartphone sales continue to decline for BlackBerry, but an uptick in services revenue along with cost cutting measures seems to be paying off. BlackBerry is losing less money than anticipated and that....more
Amazon launches Fire Phone
Amazon launched their first smartphone today, and it looks like a decent offering. The Amazon Fire Phone has a few unique features, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to move people away from Android and iOS over to Amazon. Probably the most interesting feature of the Fire Phone is ....more
BlackBerry to get access to Amazon's Appstore
BlackBerry and Amazon have partnered to bring the Amazon Appstore to BlackBerry 10 devices. BlackBerry announced the deal in a press release today. The deal will bring 240,000 mobile apps to BlackBerry 10 devices when BlackBerry 10.3 launches this fall. As BlackBerry market share has fallen, the co....more
BlackBerry Z3 launching in India next week
BlackBerry will launch the low cost BlackBerry Z3 in India next week. The company has sent out invitations to a launch event on June 25 entitled, "Today's India smartphone is here." The Indian market is known for its low cost devices and the Z3 was created specifically for the Indian market. These facts su....more
Amazon launching smartphone tomorrow
Amazon is about to launch its smartphone tomorrow, and it appears it will be available exclusively on AT&T. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is following in the footsteps of Apple who famously launched the iPhone as an AT&T exclusive 7 years ago. Amazon has a history with AT&....more
Apple quietly protects user privacy
One key feature in iOS 8 was not discussed on stage, but is a huge win for customers. Apple is apparently taking user privacy very seriously at the expense of retailers, and companies that collect user data. When Apple unveiled iOS 8 at WWDC last week they didn't mention an important change to location trac....more
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