OTTER Blocks Notifications and Texts While Driving

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OTTER (One Touch Text Response System) is software developed to prevent distracted driving. The Otter App is available for Android, Blackberry and Nokia, and allows the user to create a set of rules to make it easier to stay in touch while driving. The software offers a “manual mode” that allows the user to select from three different […]

Is BlackBerry Falling Further Out of Relevance?

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BlackBerry had announced a new lower-cost BlackBerry Q5 smartphone based on the BlackBerry 10 OS as well as an initiative that will see BlackBerry Messenger go cross-platform for the first time at the BlackBerry Live conference that kicked off yesterday in Orlando, Florida, but are these moves too little too late? Once the dominant smartphone […]

BlackBerry Will Bring BBM To iPhone and Android This Summer

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Today at BlackBerry Live BlackBerry announced that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will come to iPhone and Android as a free app sometime this summer. In its press release BlackBerry notes that, pending approval from Apple and Google, the BBM chat service will arrive in the App Store and Google Play Store this summer. The initial release […]

BlackBerry Unveils The BlackBerry Q5

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Unveiled today, BlackBerry’s new BlackBerry Q5 is all about bringing the comfort and features of the BlackBerry 10 operating system to users internationally. The newly announced BlackBerry Q5 will attempt to appeal to users at more affordable price points than that of the company’s BlackBerry Z10 and upcoming Blackberry Q10 devices. The new BlackBerry Q5 […]

Verizon Wireless: BlackBerry and Windows Phone Important to Network

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According to Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead, Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Blackberry 10 have an opportunity to act as valid alternatives to Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android. While speaking at Verizon Wireless’ investor conference on Wednesday, Mead noted that both Windows Phone and Blackberry were important to the company’s portfolio of smartphones. “There’s an important […]

BlackBerry R10 Leaks With Curve Styling

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Ahead of BlackBerry’s May developer conference in Orlando, Florida, an unannounced BlackBerry R10 has leaked again in photos showing a device with a QWERTY keyboard similar to the high-end BlackBerry Q10. Like the flagship keyboarded Q10 model, the BlackBerry R10 will feature both a hardware keyboard in a candy bar form factor as well as […]

BlackBerry CEO Doesn’t See A Future For Tablets [Update]

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In an interview with Bloomberg BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said he doesn’t think there will be a market for tablets in five years, which could mean there is no successor to the BlackBerry PlayBook planned. Heins said “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a […]

Skype Debuting First on BlackBerry Q10 Before Z10

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Skype is making good on its promise to be a cross-platform video chatting service and will debut its application to the new BlackBerry 10 platform next month in it arrives on the BlackBerry Q10 first before making it to the Z10 at a later date. The Skype app will be available on all four major […]

BlackBerry Announces $250 Price for Q10 in U.S

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It looks like the beloved BlackBerry tactile experience will come at a premium, at least in the U.S. when it launches. BlackBerry has confirmed that the BlackBerry Q10, a smartphone with a portrait style QWERTY keyboard running on a new release of the BlackBerry 10 operating system called BlackBerry 10.1, will retail for $249.99 with […]

BlackBerry Q10 Coming May 1st, User Guides Now Available

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The BlackBerry Q10 will come to Canadian carriers on May 1 starting at $199, but impatient users can look at the user guides for the phone right now. The BlackBerry Q10 will come to Rogers, Bell and Telus on May 1 for $199 on a three-year contract. The first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a keyboard […]

BlackBerry 10.1 Features Include HDR Photos, App World Coupons

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Users of the BlackBerry Z10 and those with an eye on the upcoming BlackBerry Q10 will see a large number of changes coming to their devices by the way of BlackBerry 10.1. BlackBerry 10.1, the first large update to hit BlackBerry’s BlackBerry 10 operating system since it launched this past January will bring a large […]

BlackBerry Q10 in FCC Testing, Could Launch Soon

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The Blackberry Q10 is now in FCC testing, possibly indicating a launch for users in the United States sooner than later. That’s according Bluetooth profiles and documents released by the FCC and found by Engadget. The second of BlackBerry’s smartphones to boast its new Blackberry 10 operating system has already been announced to be coming […]

BlackBerry Rumored With BlackBerry 10 Phablet

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Though BlackBerry had only recently unveiled two smartphone models to debut its new BlackBerry 10 operating system on, the company may launch two to three additional models by the end of the year, with one such model speculated to be a phablet. The BlackBerry 10 phablet is believed to be a “BlackBerry Z10-like device” with […]

BlackBerry 10 Sales Not Going Well For BlackBerry

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BlackBerry 10 is BlackBerry’s big effort to make itself relevant in the mobile space again, but analysts say the launch isn’t going very well. A Wall Street Journal report says ITG analyst Joe Fersedi believe BlackBerry Z10 started off poorly, and didn’t improve after the initial launch. In fact Fersedi says that sales “weakened significantly as […]

Leak Details Changes In First Major BlackBerry 10 Update

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A leak claims that BlackBerry 10.1 will include a number of new camera features as well as keyboard shortcuts. The leak comes from Polish website BBNews and PhoneArena which claims the first major BlackBerry 10 update is already on track for a release in the near future. Many of the new features and enhancements in […]

Budget BlackBerry 10 Phone Surfaces in Purported Photo

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A new photo on the BlackBerryOS forums gives vague details of what could be a budgetl BlackBerry 10 device that’s scheduled for release sometime this year. The leaked image shows what could be an R-Series BlackBerry 10 device. The phone may also be known as the BlackBerry 10 Curve when it comes to market. Like […]

BlackBerry Gives iPhone and Android Users a Taste of BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry wants to show the features of its new BlackBerry 10 operating system to anyone with a web browser with a new website. BlackBerry Glimpse lets mobile users get a brief taste of some features of BlackBerry 10 through what is essentially a video demo of the OS. The website opens an interactive BlackBerry 10 […]

Remaining BlackBerry Co-Founder Leaving Company Behind

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BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis has announced that he will be leaving the company he had helped start along with Jim Balsillie effective May 1. News of Lazaridis’ exit comes just as BlackBerry had announced it had regained profitability for the fourth fiscal quarter and as sales of new devices running the BlackBerry 10 operating system […]

BlackBerry Deemed Not Secure Enough for British Government

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The British government dealt a major blow to struggling smartphone-maker BlackBerry by saying that its newest BlackBerry 10 operating system is not secure enough. BlackBerry has spent a considerable amount of time in developing BlackBerry 10 in the hopes of appealing to enterprise and government customers with the aid of the BlackBerry Balance feature that […]

BlackBerry Balance Coming to iPhone and Android

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Today BlackBerry announced that it will soon bring BlackBerry Balance to both iPhone and Android in an effort to bring its secure services to both competitor platforms. BlackBerry calls the apps BlackBerry Secure Work Space for iOS and Android. The service includes secure apps for email, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos, secure browsing and document editing. BlackBerry […]