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Google to Microsoft and BlackBerry: Get more users and we'll make you some apps

Google to Microsoft and BlackBerry: Get more users and we'll make you some apps

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Sundar Pichai, the head of Android and Chrome at Google, has said that when Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 get more users, Google will start building more dedicated apps for them."We want to reach as many people as possible," Pichai told Walt Mossberg... >>

BlackBerry confirms BB10.2 coming later this year with Emojis, multiple alarms

BlackBerry confirms BB10.2 coming later this year with Emojis, multiple alarms

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While BlackBerry 10.1 is still in beta stages, that's not stopping the Canada-based BlackBerry from getting to work on the following version. BlackBerry product manager Michael Clewley shared changes that BlackBerry 10.2 will bring when speaking to CrackBerry. Clewley... >>

Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 goes gold, misses the Q10 memo

Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 goes gold, misses the Q10 memo

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Porsche Design has added a gold version of its luxury tweak of the BlackBerry Bold to its line-up of handsets. We know that Porsche is sometimes slow to evolve its design, if its motorcars are anything to go by, but someone seems to have missed the fact... >>

Windows Phone overtakes BlackBerry OS for first time, third in global league behind Android and iOS

Windows Phone overtakes BlackBerry OS for first time, third in global league behind Android and iOS

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Latest statistics from the International Data Corporation show that Windows Phone has finally overtaken BlackBerry OS as the third-largest mobile phone operating system in market share. They both lag behind iOS and Android, but it is a significant step... >>

No iPad support for BBM at launch, says BlackBerry

No iPad support for BBM at launch, says BlackBerry

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BlackBerry has revealed that iPad is not part of its BBM for iOS plans, at least not initially. It is concentrating on iPhone first, with possible tablet support coming at a later date.During its BlackBerry Live conference in Florida, the company revealed... >>

BlackBerry Q5 vs BlackBerry Q10: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Q5 vs BlackBerry Q10: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry has announced the Q5, a new mid-ranged handset which should replace the Curve in its Qwerty keyboard-packing form.So there are now two Qwerty keyboard handsets that run BlackBerry 10: the Q10 and the Q5. But which should you choose? How do... >>

BlackBerry Q5 confirmed for sale in the UK

BlackBerry Q5 confirmed for sale in the UK

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BlackBerry's Q5 has been confirmed for sale in the UK by Phones 4u. The phone, which is planned for release from July, will be the first mid-range handset to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system.While Phones 4u didn't go into date or price specifics,... >>

BlackBerry Q5 pictures and hands-on

BlackBerry Q5 pictures and hands-on

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BlackBerry has just announced the Q5, a mid-range Qwerty keyboard handset designed for emerging markets and those after something cheaper than the Q10 or Z10 flagship products.Long rumoured as the R10, the new phone should replace the Curve in BlackBerry's... >>

BBM coming to iOS and Android this summer

BBM coming to iOS and Android this summer

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BlackBerry's BBM messaging service is finally coming to Android and iOS. The long-rumoured release of BBM on handsets other than BlackBerry's own was announced by CEO Thorsten Heins on stage at the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Florida"We are... >>

BlackBerry launches BBM Channels, a new way for brands to use BBM

BlackBerry launches BBM Channels, a new way for brands to use BBM

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BlackBerry has given BBM a radical rethink. The service, which has traditionally formed the basis of chat for its hardcore fans, will now have Facebook Pages-style channels.BBM Channels works by giving brands an updateable page which can be shared within... >>

BlackBerry conducts first phone to car video call via BB10-powered Bentley

BlackBerry conducts first phone to car video call via BB10-powered Bentley

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Remember the crazy QNX-powered Bentley Continental GTC at CES? BlackBerry brought it out on stage at the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Florida, to show off one of its new functions.The car, which has an entertainment system powered entirely by... >>

Skype coming to BlackBerry Z10 after BlackBerry 10.1 update

Skype coming to BlackBerry Z10 after BlackBerry 10.1 update

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Skype is coming to the BlackBerry Z10. Announced at BlackBerry Live, the app will arrive as part of a new BlackBerry 10.1 update for the handset which will hit some devices from today, with further roll-out expected by carriers at the end of this week.The... >>

BlackBerry Q5 announced, Qwerty keyboard phone on a budget

BlackBerry Q5 announced, Qwerty keyboard phone on a budget

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BlackBerry has launched the Qwerty keyboard-packing Q5 handset at the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Florida. The new phone, which is aimed at emerging markets and those on a budget, has long been rumoured as the BlackBerry R10.The Q5 name makes... >>

BlackBerry testing 5-inch Z10 redesign to take on Galaxy S4

BlackBerry testing 5-inch Z10 redesign to take on Galaxy S4

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BlackBerry is planning to launch a redesigned Z10 with a bigger 5-inch display in order to take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and other flagship Android phones.The new handset, which is currently in testing in Canada, could replace the current... >>

BlackBerry Q10: Where can I get it?

BlackBerry Q10: Where can I get it?

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The BlackBerry Q10 is now on sale. For many, it is the BlackBerry 10 handset they have long been waiting for; the Z10 is certainly fun and brings BlackBerry up to date with the competition, but without a QWERTY keyboard it loses part of what a BlackBerry... >>

White BlackBerry Q10 on sale at Carphone Warehouse

White BlackBerry Q10 on sale at Carphone Warehouse

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The coveted white BlackBerry Q10 is now on sale at the Carphone Warehouse and Selfridges. The phone, which is also available in black, is the first Qwerty keyboard-packing handset to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system.It isn't the first time BlackBerry... >>

10 Top tips for better smartphone photography

10 Top tips for better smartphone photography

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The sun is out and it's time to start sharing those glorious photos from your smartphone. No matter what you've got in your pocket - Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry - you've got a very powerful package for taking photos.While  the purists... >>

BlackBerry Q10 now comes in gold...for £1.5k

BlackBerry Q10 now comes in gold...for £1.5k

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Fans of the exclusive will enjoy the £1,597 BlackBerry Q10 being put together by Goldgenie. The company, which is known for its outlandish treatment of conventional smartphones, has previously launched the likes of a white gold iPhone 5, priced at just... >>

BlackBerry's next keyboard touting handset leaks in bright red

BlackBerry's next keyboard touting handset leaks in bright red

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While the BlackBerry Q10 just got off to a start in the UK and Canada, that hasn't stopped BlackBerry's next Qwerty-handset BlackBerry 10 leaking to the net. Instagram user "tamarabatal" has posted a picture of the BlackBerry R10 pictured in bright red,... >>

BlackBerry talks tablets, Q10, and steady plans for regaining the number one spot

BlackBerry talks tablets, Q10, and steady plans for regaining the number one spot

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Rick Costanzo, VP of global sales at BlackBerry sat down with Pocket-lint to talk the future of BlackBerry, how the Q10 launch in the UK went, why one customer bought 400 BlackBerry Q10 devices in one go from Selfridges, and what Thorsten Heins, the company's... >>

Best BlackBerry Q10 accessories

Best BlackBerry Q10 accessories

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So you've got yourself a shiny new BlackBerry Q10 and you want to accessorise it. Which is the best BlackBerry Q10 case? What about prolonging the battery life? Fear not, we've got you covered for the best accessories for your BlackBerry Q10.The BlackBerry... >>

Forget BlackBerry PlayBook 2, CEO claims all tablets are doomed

Forget BlackBerry PlayBook 2, CEO claims all tablets are doomed

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BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has seemingly ruled out a sequel to the company's 2011 PlayBook tablet by revealing that he doesn't see a future for any tablet device beyond 2018.Ever since BlackBerry 10 was launched, analysts and tech journalists have... >>

BlackBerry Q10
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BlackBerry Q10

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The BlackBerry Q10 is the BlackBerry of BlackBerry users. It retains the keyboard that BB owners know and love, sticking to the tried and tested route, rather than taking on the big rivals from Apple and Samsung with a touch-only device.With the BlackBerry... >>

BlackBerry CEO expects more than 10 million BlackBerry Q10 sales

BlackBerry CEO expects more than 10 million BlackBerry Q10 sales

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With the BlackBerry Q10 and its Qwerty goodness now off to a start in the UK, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins is expecting the handset to be a huge success for the company. Speaking at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles on Monday, Heins... >>

BlackBerry Q10 grabs Selfridges tech sales record

BlackBerry Q10 grabs Selfridges tech sales record

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UK retailer Selfridges was the first to sell the BlackBerry Q10 when it exclusively offered the new smartphone over the weekend ahead of its nationwide rollout tomorrow, 30 April. And in doing so, the store saw one of its former sales records smashed.The... >>

WhatsApp availability expands to BlackBerry Q10, ahead of wide availability

WhatsApp availability expands to BlackBerry Q10, ahead of wide availability

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Everyone's favourite cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp is extending its availability across the BlackBerry 10 platform, now available on the BlackBerry Q10 catering to the Qwerty lovers. WhatsApp made its BlackBerry 10 debut in March for the BlackBerry... >>

Skype for BB10 now available in a preview for the BlackBerry Q10

Skype for BB10 now available in a preview for the BlackBerry Q10

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The Skype app will finally makes it way to BlackBerry 10 with the launch of the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry confirmed, filling a gaping hole in the BlackBerry World. When the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 were announced at the end of January, Skype... >>

BlackBerry Q10 exclusively available at Selfridges first, get it before general release

BlackBerry Q10 exclusively available at Selfridges first, get it before general release

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The BlackBerry Q10 is due for release on 30 April, but you can get your hands on one ahead of the pack by visiting Selfridges online and in store this weekend. From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 April, the UK store will be exclusively selling SIM-free black... >>

BlackBerry Q10 lands in Canada on 1 May for $199, will cost $249.99 stateside

BlackBerry Q10 lands in Canada on 1 May for $199, will cost $249.99 stateside

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BlackBerry announced that its Qwerty-packed BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will land in its home country of Canada on 1 May. The launch in Canada signals wider availability worldwide as BlackBerry adds to its BlackBerry 10 arsenal. The Waterloo-based company... >>

BlackBerry 10.1 beta includes HDR photos, app-specific alerts and more

BlackBerry 10.1 beta includes HDR photos, app-specific alerts and more

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The folks at BlackBerry are planning to push BlackBerry 10.1 sometime in the future, and until that launch, is allowing developers to give it a try.BlackBerry 10.1C SDK OS (10.1.0.1483) OS has landed for developers to give them time to build compatible... >>

Analysts tell of gruesome BlackBerry Z10 launch, more returns than purchases in the US

Analysts tell of gruesome BlackBerry Z10 launch, more returns than purchases in the US

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The BlackBerry Z10 isn't off to a great start after launching worldwide in the past months, according to several analysts speaking to The Wall Street Journal. BlackBerry's saving grace is thought to be the Z10, but that might not be the case according... >>

BlackBerry Q10 available to pre-order from Carphone Warehouse, £579.95 SIM-free

BlackBerry Q10 available to pre-order from Carphone Warehouse, £579.95 SIM-free

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Carphone Warehouse has opened its pre-order pages for the BlackBerry Q10, the second BlackBerry 10 handset to be released, this time with a more traditional Qwerty keyboard.Expected to be available in the UK from the end of April, Carphone Warehouse is... >>

BBM Music to close 2 June, music doesn't sound better with you

BBM Music to close 2 June, music doesn't sound better with you

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BBM Music will close on 2 June, less than two years after the launch of the socially geared music service. BlackBerry does, however, say that the date is "subject to change".In a message to those who coughed up the monthly fees to access the service,... >>

BlackBerry results: 1 million Z10s shipped, but 33,000 customers leaving every day

BlackBerry results: 1 million Z10s shipped, but 33,000 customers leaving every day

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BlackBerry's latest results are in and it's not good reading. The company managed to ship one million  BlackBerry Z10 handsets to customers, mainly in the UK, but only a further 5 million BlackBerry smartphones in the same 90 days around the rest of... >>

BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale in US, is it crunch time for BlackBerry?

BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale in US, is it crunch time for BlackBerry?

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The BlackBerry Z10 has gone on sale in the US on AT&T, before being available from T-Mobile on 27 March and Verizon from 28 March.The launch is seen by many as one of the last rolls of the dice for the company after a global launch that started well,... >>

BlackBerry Travel makes its way to BB10 with new sharing features, price notifications

BlackBerry Travel makes its way to BB10 with new sharing features, price notifications

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The folks in Waterloo have launched an update to their BlackBerry Travel app with native support for BlackBerry 10, available now on BlackBerry World. Having been on past versions of BlackBerry, Travel allows users to plan, book, manage, and share their... >>

BlackBerry 10 app store grows to 100,000, Kindle one of the new ones

BlackBerry 10 app store grows to 100,000, Kindle one of the new ones

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BlackBerry says there are now more than 100,000 apps in the BB 10 app store as it gears up for its big US launch of the BlackBerry Z10 on 22 March.Adding over 30,000 apps in the past couple of weeks, the company has also confirmed that big hitters like... >>

BlackBerry Q10 release date UK: Clove says end of April, SIM free for £535

BlackBerry Q10 release date UK: Clove says end of April, SIM free for £535

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The BlackBerry Q10 will be available in the UK at the end of April and cost £534.99, according to UK retailer, Clove, which has put the phone up for sale on its website.The BlackBerry Q10, if you remember is the Qwerty-keyboard version of the new BlackBerrys... >>

British government says BlackBerry 10 not secure enough yet

British government says BlackBerry 10 not secure enough yet

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The British government has yet to approve the new BlackBerry 10 mobile OS, saying it is not secure enough over BlackBerry version 7.1 for government work, The Guardian reports.Launched at the end of January, BlackBerry 10 is said to bring several security... >>

WhatsApp now available for BlackBerry 10: Free cross-platform messaging over data

WhatsApp now available for BlackBerry 10: Free cross-platform messaging over data

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Cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp is now available for BlackBerry 10 users, allowing them to send text messages, audio, photo and video for free over data. WhatsApp was covered at the BlackBerry 10 launch event. It comes with native push... >>

Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale 28 March for $199

Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale 28 March for $199

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Verizon Wireless is the second carrier to bring make BlackBerry Z10 available in the US, and has announced the BlackBerry 10-packed handset will be available 28 March.Pre-orders on Verizon will begin on 14 March at 8AM EST. Pricing is as expected: $199... >>

BBM Voice arrives on BlackBerry 5 handsets

BBM Voice arrives on BlackBerry 5 handsets

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BlackBerry clearly hasn't forgotten about the elders of its current handset line up, despite all the excitement around the Z10. The company has brought BBM 7 and BBM voice to phones running BlackBerry 5, a fairly old operating system.The BBM 7.0.1 software... >>

Lenovo CEO says buying BlackBerry 'could possibly make sense'

Lenovo CEO says buying BlackBerry 'could possibly make sense'

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The possibility of Lenovo buying smartphone-maker BlackBerry continues to rise, with CEO Yang Yuanqing being quoted as saying it may make sense. Speaking to French newspaper Les Echos, Yang said an acquisition of BlackBerry “could possibly make... >>

Sprint tipped to carry full-touch BlackBerry later this year, though not the Z10

Sprint tipped to carry full-touch BlackBerry later this year, though not the Z10

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Sprint will be offering a full-touchscreen BlackBerry 10-powered handset later this year, though not the BlackBerry Z10, according to a new report from AllThingsD. Sprint has previously denied that it will carry the BlackBerry Z10, and instead will focus... >>