Oct 21

BBM for Android and iOS causes line-ups due to High Demand

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BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, announced earlier this summer that its very popular messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), will be arriving on Android and iOS. Well today, BlackBerry has officially released BBM on both platforms and it has already caused a line-up … Continue reading

Sep 22

Unofficial BBM for Android App adds 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours

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The BBM for Android was supposed to be released yesterday. However, the launch of the popular messaging service has been delayed due to an unreleased version being available in the Google Play Store by unofficial sources. The BBM app is … Continue reading

Sep 18

BlackBerry Z30: Biggest, Fastest and Most Advanced BlackBerry (Specs and Features)

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Today, BlackBerry announced the new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone. BlackBerry is touting three main features of the Z30, which include: Stunning 5” display, Unique BlackBerry® Natural Sound technology, and Up to 25 hours of battery life. In addition to the above features, the BlackBerry Z30 … Continue reading

Sep 03

BBM App for Android shown in a 5 minute leaked video

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BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is coming to Android and iOS very soon. Recently, the official user guides for both were leaked online, suggesting an imminent release date of BBM on Android and iOS. Today, we have another leak in form of … Continue reading

Aug 29

BADLAND is coming to Android and BlackBerry 10!

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BADLAND is an atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure game that was available only on iOS devices. Not any more as Frogmid has just announced that the game will be coming to Android and BlackBerry 10 very soon. This is a great … Continue reading

Aug 27

Angry Birds GO: Rovio promises something new, A Go Kart Racing Game?

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Rovio announced earlier this summer that Angry Birds Go will be releasing before the end of summer. Besides the name, there was no information available so most of it was left to speculation. Many people wondered about what kind of … Continue reading

Aug 22

BBM for Android and iOS: User Guides Leak Before Launch

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BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, announced earlier this summer that its very popular messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), will be arriving on Android and iOS later this month. BlackBerry accidentally posted the user guides for both platforms onlin. The guides explain the … Continue reading

Jul 30

The Story Behind iOS App Player on BlackBerry 10

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Update: Descriptions from two other people who have also seen the iOS App Player have been added to the bottom of this article On Sunday, we wrote about an iOS App Player developed by Inception Mobile that allows iOS apps … Continue reading

Jul 28

BlackBerry 10 Can Run iOS Apps Using iOS App Player

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Update: See The Story Behind iOS App Player on BlackBerry 10 According to a source with knowledge of the matter, BlackBerry 10 smartphones can run iOS apps using an iOS App Player.  In fact, one such iOS app available on BlackBerry … Continue reading

Jul 10

BlackBerry AGM Review: BlackBerry to Launch Additional Enterprise Services

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At BlackBerry’s annual shareholders’ meeting yesterday, CEO Thorsten Heins started to use the term “Enterprise Mobility Services” to refer to BlackBerry’s enterprise services business. This is a broad term that includes BES 10, and additional enterprise services that will be … Continue reading

Jul 03

Why Voice Control on BlackBerry 10 is Just As Good As Siri on iOS

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The most highlighted features on BlackBerry 10 are often the Hub, industry-leading browser, Active Frames and TimeShift Camera.  However, while Voice Control on BB 10 is not often emphasized, it is a surprisingly capable app.  I remember demoing Voice Control … Continue reading

Jun 30

BlackBerry Earnings Review: 3 Ways BlackBerry Can Reinvigorate BB 10 Sales

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On Friday, BlackBerry reported earnings that missed consensus estimates on BB 10 sales, revenue and EPS (earnings per share), sending the shares down by as much as 28%.  We have identified several reasons for the weak BB 10 sales of … Continue reading

Jun 27

My Favourite Music App: Slacker Radio on BlackBerry 10

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For the past 3 months, Slacker Radio has been my favourite music app on the BlackBerry Z10.  I also have other many music apps installed on my Z10, including Songza, Deezer, TuneIn Radio and Nobex.  Slacker Radio has been my … Continue reading

Jun 25

Blazing Fast Music Recognition: SoundHound on BlackBerry 10

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SoundHound is a free music recognition app that just arrived on BlackBerry 10 earlier this month, on June 5.  It can identify a song if one is playing in the background, and even if you are singing or humming the … Continue reading

Jun 20

BlackBerry 10.2 Could Make Apple’s Airplay Obsolete

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BlackBerry 10.2 will be getting Miracast and Wireless HDMI support.  This is in addition to BlackBerry 10 already having DLNA support, which is also something that Apple’s iOS does not have.  Miracast is an open-standard version of Apple’s Airplay.  It … Continue reading

Jun 19

BlackBerry Uploads Q5 Tutorials Weeks in Advance to Mitigate Potential Confusion

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BlackBerry typically uploads tutorials for a new smartphone the same day or week that it is launched.  For the Q5, BlackBerry has uploaded the videos yesterday, weeks before the launch.  This was likely done so that potential buyers become familiar … Continue reading

Jun 17

BlackBerry 10 Users Can Pay Less for Apps than Android and iPhone Users

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BlackBerry PlayBook users probably recall paying more than Android and iOS users for apps.  In fact, high-quality games were often priced at $6.99, with many apps priced at $2.99 and $1.99.  I paid $6.99 for Spider-Man Total Mayhem HD, before … Continue reading

Jun 12

Apple’s WWDC 2013: A Wounded Vampire Squid Struggles to Stay Relevant

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The Vampire Squid is a term that has been used to describe a company with an uncanny ability and relentless desire to maximize profit.  However, I find Vampire Squid to be a more fitting metaphor for Apple, because the company charges US$49 for a lightning-to-HDMI … Continue reading

Jun 09

Review: The All-New BBM Channels (Beta)

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BBM Channels was announced during BlackBerry Live on May 14th.  It represents one of the biggest changes ever made to BBM.  It adds Facebook and Twitter-like features to BBM, turning it into a full-out social network.  In addition to the … Continue reading