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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... >>

BlackBerry Z10 gets first US launch date: AT&T on 22 March for $199

BlackBerry Z10 gets first US launch date: AT&T on 22 March for $199

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AT&T has announced that it will launch the BlackBerry Z10 on 22 March for $199 (£134). The new BlackBerry flagship, running the company's brand new BlackBerry 10 operating system, has previously been limited to Canada and parts of Europe. Now expanding... >>

BlackBerry Q10 launch on T-Mobile US reportedly set for May

BlackBerry Q10 launch on T-Mobile US reportedly set for May

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BlackBerry will launch its Qwerty-packing BlackBerry Q10 handset on T-Mobile stateside, the company has confirmed. A BlackBerry representative has told the publication N4BB that T-Mobile plans to release the Q10 sometime in May. T-Mobile is the fourth-largest... >>

BlackBerry Twitter and LinkedIn apps updated with necessary fixes

BlackBerry Twitter and LinkedIn apps updated with necessary fixes

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Social media junkies will be happy to know BlackBerry has updated its standalone Twitter and LinkedIn applications on BlackBerry 10 with a number of features and enhancements. Now available on the BlackBerry World, Twitter has been majorly improved.... >>

Netflix: No plans for BlackBerry 10 app

Netflix: No plans for BlackBerry 10 app

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Two months after launch and BlackBerry is still having issues getting some of the major names to support its new operating system. Instagram and Skype will be arriving at some point, but as Android ports rather than native applications, and other notable... >>

Retailers lowering BlackBerry Z10 prices less than a month after launch

Retailers lowering BlackBerry Z10 prices less than a month after launch

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Two big retailers in the UK have begun cutting prices of the Blackberry Z10, after its launch in the country last month. Specifically, Carphone Warehouse is offering around a £160 reduction for the handset on the 3 network. Pricing for the handset... >>

Sprint will offer the BlackBerry Q10, passing on the BlackBerry Z10

Sprint will offer the BlackBerry Q10, passing on the BlackBerry Z10

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Sprint will be the only US carrier passing on BlackBerry's flagship Z10, the company confirmed. Instead, it will wait to offer the BlackBerry Q10 later this spring, with its full Qwerty keyboard.Sprint spokesman Mark Elliot confirmed to Bloomberg: “We... >>

BlackBerry Z10 update now available over-the-air, fixing battery life and bugs

BlackBerry Z10 update now available over-the-air, fixing battery life and bugs

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BlackBerry has released a system update for the BlackBerry Z10, improving performance in several areas for users who picked up the smartphone in the past month. Specifically, BlackBerry says the 10.0.10.85 update brings better third-party app performance,... >>

BlackBerry Z10 'will be available across the US in a few short weeks'

BlackBerry Z10 'will be available across the US in a few short weeks'

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BlackBerry has provided great news for US customers foaming at the mouth to get their hands on the new BlackBerry 10 platform.The Waterloo-based company tweeted from its official Twitter account: "BlackBerry 10 will be available across the US in a few... >>

Instagram app for BlackBerry 10 won't be native, rather an Android port

Instagram app for BlackBerry 10 won't be native, rather an Android port

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Following rumours that Instagram will be releasing an app for BlackBerry 10, a new report says it won't be a native version as many users had hoped. Instead, the folks at Instagram will take the route many other developers have taken, which is to port... >>

Best basic smartphones for the elderly

Best basic smartphones for the elderly

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We can think of countless arguments we have had with our grandparents over tech-related issues, none more so than about mobile phones. To the youth of today, the older generation’s lack of proficiency with electronics can seem baffling.It isn't until... >>

Unlocked BlackBerry Z10 hitting UK retailers this week?

Unlocked BlackBerry Z10 hitting UK retailers this week?

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Folks in the UK have been enjoying the new BlackBerry Z10 on-contract for roughly two weeks now. However those who are awaiting for an unlocked, SIM-free version have had to wait like the rest of the world.According to a new report from CrackBerry, retailers... >>

BlackBerry Creative Director Alicia Keys tweets from her iPhone

BlackBerry Creative Director Alicia Keys tweets from her iPhone

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While quoting some fresh Drake lyrics, BlackBerry's new creative director Alicia Keys made the mistake of tweeting from her iPhone.Keys had been tweeting from her BlackBerry Z10 since launch before making the awkward mix-up - perhaps hinting what her... >>

BlackBerry Z10
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BlackBerry Z10

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This is a new beginning for BlackBerry. A new flagship device with a new operating system, looking to excite the fans of the BlackBerry platform and breathe new life into a company that’s lost massive ground to Apple and Google.The BlackBerry Z10 treads... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #119 - BlackBerry Z10 review

Pocket-lint Podcast #119 - BlackBerry Z10 review

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The team reviews the BlackBerry Z10 this week, now that we've been playing with it for a sufficient amount of time to give an honest opinion. And one of the topics discussed is its battery life: is it really as bad as some people are making out?In addition,... >>

BlackBerry to pull out of Japan over low market share and translation cost

BlackBerry to pull out of Japan over low market share and translation cost

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With the BlackBerry Z10 smashing records for the company in both the UK and Canada, BlackBerry reportedly plans to stop selling handsets in Japan. According to Nikkei business daily, BlackBerry can't justify launching its BlackBerry 10 operating system... >>

Where does BlackBerry 10 go from here?

Where does BlackBerry 10 go from here?

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The Z10 represents a shift in BlackBerry's way of thinking. Gone are the clunky ways of BlackBerry 7 and in comes BlackBerry 10, a properly modern smartphone OS which can, at least on paper, compete with the likes of iOS and Android.So what now? What... >>

BlackBerry: Get used to Z10's poor battery

BlackBerry: Get used to Z10's poor battery

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BlackBerry isn't planning on addressing the battery issues with its new Z10 smartphone, according to Vivek Bhardwaj, the company's head of software portfolio, who spoke to Pocket-lint about the issue."We are trying to be as competitive as we can on... >>

BlackBerry: Z10 launch in Canada and UK best ever for the company

BlackBerry: Z10 launch in Canada and UK best ever for the company

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The BlackBerry Z10 is setting records for the Waterloo-based company in its first two markets, Canada and the UK, according to CEO Thorsten Heins. In a statement released to media outlets worldwide, BlackBerry said it saw its best launch day in the company's... >>

White BlackBerry Z10 pictures and hands-on

White BlackBerry Z10 pictures and hands-on

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We've seen a lot of the BlackBerry Z10 in the past week or so since launch, including spending several hours with the black version before the press announcement, more since for our upcoming no-stone-left-unturned review, and even spotting a red one lurking... >>

Cheaper BlackBerry 10 devices coming, but 'it will take time'

Cheaper BlackBerry 10 devices coming, but 'it will take time'

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BlackBerry has confirmed plans for more-affordable BlackBerry 10 handsets. Speaking to Pocket-lint, Rob Orr, managing director of UK and Ireland for BlackBerry, said cheaper BlackBerry 10 phones would be coming."Specifically we will have devices for all... >>

Blippar turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into a BlackBerry Z10... sort of

Blippar turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into a BlackBerry Z10... sort of

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Augmented reality app stories are like buses it seems, they break down regularly and smell slightly of urine and fried chicken. Er, that's not right... They come two at a time. That's more like it.No sooner had Pocket-lint posted a story about the front... >>

BlackBerry Q10 launch in the US set for mid-May to early June

BlackBerry Q10 launch in the US set for mid-May to early June

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Some BlackBerry 10 hopefuls in the US are waiting to get their hands on the BlackBerry Z10 in March, and others are waiting on the Qwerty BlackBerry Q10. Until now, a specific time frame for the Q10's launch hasn't been detailed stateside, and according... >>

BlackBerry 10 Android runtime getting Jelly Bean update

BlackBerry 10 Android runtime getting Jelly Bean update

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BlackBerry 10's Android runtime technology is to be updated to Jelly Bean. The runtime layer is designed to let you use Android-produced apps on BlackBerry 10 devices. But at the moment only Gingerbread -ompatible apps are supported.The company confirmed... >>

BlackBerry Dev Alpha C pictures and hands-on

BlackBerry Dev Alpha C pictures and hands-on

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BlackBerry has launched the Dev Alpha C handset at its BlackBerry Jam in Amsterdam to help developers thinking of porting or developing apps for the Qwerty-keyboard-packing Q10 handset. The Dev Alpha C phone runs at a screen resolution of 720 x 720 on... >>

Red BlackBerry Z10 limited edition pictures and hands-on

Red BlackBerry Z10 limited edition pictures and hands-on

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BlackBerry has produced a special-edition red version of its recently launched Z10 handset to say thanks to developers who completed apps before the BlackBerry 10 launch.The phone will be part of a limited 12,000 run. Developers have until  28 February... >>

BlackBerry Dev Alpha C: BB10 Qwerty developer phone confirmed

BlackBerry Dev Alpha C: BB10 Qwerty developer phone confirmed

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BlackBerry has confirmed it will let developers apply for a developer version of the BlackBerry Q10 ahead of its launch later in the year so they can get on with developing apps for the yet to be released BB10 smartphone. Announcing the news at BlackBerry... >>

Red BlackBerry Z10 announced, but you can't buy it

Red BlackBerry Z10 announced, but you can't buy it

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BlackBerry has announced that developers will have the option to get a limited-edition red version of the BlackBerry Z10 that won't go on sale (well aside from eBay, no doubt).The red Z10 is being made to thank those who created apps for the new BB10... >>

BlackBerry: Z10 selling better than expected in UK

BlackBerry: Z10 selling better than expected in UK

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The BlackBerry Z10 is already selling out in some stores in the UK. Speaking at the BlackBerry Jam developer conference today in Amsterdam, European managing director Stephen Bates said: "The response we have seen exceeded all of our launch partners... >>

BlackBerry Z10 launch on T-Mobile US slated for 27 March

BlackBerry Z10 launch on T-Mobile US slated for 27 March

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While the folks in the UK and Canada are living it up with their BlackBerry Z10, the folks stateside are playing the waiting game. Currently slated for all four major US carriers, the BlackBerry Z10's release date on T-Mobile has been leaked. According... >>

BlackBerry 10 will be graced with Instagram

BlackBerry 10 will be graced with Instagram

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In our review of Blackberry 10, we noted that one caveat for the platform is the lack of third-party applications available. Noticeably absent was Facebook-owned Instagram, but that is soon to change. According to a report from CrackBerry, Instagram... >>

BlackBerry Z10 tips and tricks with BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Z10 tips and tricks with BlackBerry 10

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The BlackBerry Z10 is here, a new OS with a new way of thinking, so how do you use it and are there any nifty little tricks to get you working even faster? We've compiled a list of dozens of tips to help you get the most out of the new features BlackBerry... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #118 - BlackBerry 10, Z10, Q10 and Range Rover review

Pocket-lint Podcast #118 - BlackBerry 10, Z10, Q10 and Range Rover review

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After a week off for technical reasons, the Pocket-lint Podcast returns to its regular slot in time to cover the BlackBerry 10 launch, and the unveiling of the new handsets BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10, in some depth. The team had its hands on both... >>

BlackBerry Z10: Where to buy it

BlackBerry Z10: Where to buy it

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The BlackBerry Z10 will be available in all UK phone shops from today, 31 January. The handset's availability has been confirmed on EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone. Phones 4u and Carphone Warehouse have both also confirmed they will be stocking it, with the... >>

BlackBerry Q10 shipping in white

BlackBerry Q10 shipping in white

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Those holding out for the Qwerty-keyboard-touting BlackBerry Q10 - due to arrive in April - should also find the phone available in white when it appears.BlackBerry was showing off the handset at the BlackBerry 10 launch, but only in black. Website CrackBerry... >>

BlackBerry: All PlayBooks will get BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry: All PlayBooks will get BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry, nee RIM, has confirmed that its PlayBook tablet will be getting an update to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, although has not gone as far as saying when exactly that will happen. In a move that we've been expecting, Thorsten Heins, CEO... >>

4G on BlackBerry Z10 tested

4G on BlackBerry Z10 tested

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The BlackBerry Z10 is a 4G handset. At the moment it supports 4G on EE's network, but will be able to run on Vodafone's 4G once its service gets the go-ahead.With 4G on the BlackBerry Z10 it definitely feels quick. Slapping an EE micro SIM into our phone,... >>

BlackBerry Q10 pictures and hands-on

BlackBerry Q10 pictures and hands-on

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If you've got a BlackBerry Bold in your pocket, then you may well have your eye on the BlackBerry Q10.While BlackBerry - ditching the RIM name - launched the BlackBerry Z10 today as the lead device for the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, the keyboard-touting... >>

BlackBerry 10 operating system explored

BlackBerry 10 operating system explored

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BlackBerry 10 - or BB10 as it's commonly called - is the company's new operating system. But how does it work, it is any good, and are there included elements that you'll pine for enough to switch over to the new system? Here we've outlined some of the... >>

BlackBerry 10: Everything you should know

BlackBerry 10: Everything you should know

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BlackBerry 10 has arrived. The new operating system is the most significant reboot of BlackBerry's software line-up in a long time and should bring with it a slew of new desirable handsets.Hoping to return to the fore and edge in on Windows Phone's market... >>

BlackBerry Z10 compared to SGS3, iPhone 5, Lumia 820 (photo)

BlackBerry Z10 compared to SGS3, iPhone 5, Lumia 820 (photo)

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How does the new BlackBerry Z10 compare to the competition? We decided to put the Z10 up against the Samsung Galaxy S3, the iPhone 5, and the Nokia Lumia 820 to help you get an idea of the size of the device compared to others. As you can see the Z10... >>

Hands-on: BlackBerry Z10 review

Hands-on: BlackBerry Z10 review

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After months of waiting, the new BlackBerry is here ready to save the day - and the company, for that matter. Pocket-lint has been living with the new BlackBerry Z10 to find out whether the new phone and the new OS will be able to deliver the goods.What... >>