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BBM-for-Android-and-iPhone.jpgNo matter what you think BlackBerry could’ve or should’ve done as it relates to the announcement last week that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will be coming to iOS and Android, it’s a move that could make a lasting impact on messaging between smartphones. We won’t know for sure until it launches in the summer, but there’s no doubt that competing messaging apps will have to up their game.

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Review: BlackBerry Q10

by Blogger on ‎05-13-2013 05:43 PM - last edited on ‎09-04-2013 12:10 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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Prior to the BlackBerry Q10 launch, it was the BlackBerry Z10 that introduced the world to the new-look of BlackBerry, ushering in a new era for the embattled company that will see it join the ranks of all-touch smartphones. But no one makes a keyboard quite like these guys do, and that’s why there was equal, if not more anticipation for the Q10, the BlackBerry 10 handset that comes with the legendary QWERTY keyboard. Can a phone that sacrifices screen size for hard keys stay current and compete against the best in the industry? Let’s find out.

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5 top apps for your next camping trip

by Blogger ‎04-30-2013 12:18 PM - edited ‎04-30-2013 12:26 PM

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With the weather starting to show signs of spring (more in some places than others, of course), it won’t be long before camping season really takes off. Now, “roughing it” may imply that you keep your gadgets away from the outdoors, but there are apps meant to help you enjoy your time away from the daily grind.

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BlackBerry Q10 ready to pre-order on Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎04-09-2013 12:09 PM - last edited on ‎04-09-2013 04:22 PM by Administrator

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Those who skipped out on the BlackBerry Z10 to hold out for the Q10 and its keyboard can now pre-order the device on the Future Shop site or in-store. No official launch date has been confirmed as yet, but it looks like the end of the month could be the best estimate for it to finally hit stores.

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BlackBerry 10 update makes a difference in performance

by Blogger on ‎03-09-2013 04:48 PM - last edited on ‎03-11-2013 01:37 PM by Retired Administrator

BB software update.jpgIf you own a BlackBerry Z10 or are interested in jumping over to one, then the latest update pushed out to the BlackBerry 10 operating system will be worth noting for you. It’s been rolled out for all carriers throughout Canada, and after trying out the phone with these new tweaks, you should see a pretty good improvement, especially when it comes to how long the battery lasts.

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BlackBerry Z10 launch accessory roundup

by Blogger on ‎02-04-2013 09:28 PM - last edited on ‎03-28-2013 09:01 AM by Administrator

 

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BlackBerry’s Z10 smartphone, which was launched last week and was reviewed here, arrives in stores tomorrow and it will come with an unprecedented number of cases and accessories.

 

BlackBerry has made it clear that they want users of the Z10 to have the very best smartphone experience possible and they designed many of their accessories to take full advantage of the Z10’s snappy BB10 gesture based operating system.

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BlackBerry Z10 Review

by Blogger on ‎02-03-2013 08:51 PM - last edited on ‎09-04-2013 03:48 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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The first thing you need to know about the BlackBerry Z10 and the new operating system it runs on is that it’s a clean break from the BlackBerry you’ve always known. It bears no resemblance at all to the previous OS and is designed to be just as good as the current smartphone standard set by Apple, Google and Microsoft. The new look and feel, plus the brand reinvention, adds a level of anticipation and excitement to trying out the Z10. Were the repeated delays worth it? Are there major flaws or serious improvements? The answers vary, but the final result is a platform that shows some signs of making a lasting impact.

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RIM is dead, long live the BlackBerry. The company name, Research in Motion, was officially put out of commission today and the new company will simply be called “BlackBerry”. But, of course, the bigger news was that BlackBerry 10 finally launched today. After repeated delays, sinking stock prices, user abandonment and bad press, the company’s biggest gamble yet officially took off today. I managed to get a BlackBerry Z10 and have already started playing around with the handset.

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Review: Parrot Minikit Neo

by Blogger on ‎12-16-2012 11:23 PM

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Parrot has built a solid reputation for bridging together different technologies within the vehicle, which can come in various forms and sizes. Not everyone likes how a Bluetooth headset feels, so if you’re on the hunt for a good Bluetooth speakerphone for your car, the Minikit Neo is a good place to start.

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Preview: Hands-on with BlackBerry 10

by Blogger ‎12-11-2012 09:42 PM - edited ‎12-11-2012 09:43 PM

BlackBerry 10 main screen.jpgEver since RIM announced January 30, 2013 as the launch date for BlackBerry 10, there has been some guarded optimism about the company’s chances of catching up to the likes of Apple and Google. We’re still about 50 days away from the big unveiling, but earlier today, I got to play with BlackBerry 10 a little bit and see what the new-look OS feels like and some of what you can expect.

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BBM with BBM Voice Now Available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone!

by Exalted Expert ‎11-14-2012 05:38 PM - edited ‎11-14-2012 05:39 PM

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If you’re a BlackBerry user, you’ll want to check out the BlackBerry Beta Zone today to check out the new BBM version 7.0 beta program. BBM, the instant messaging client that made BlackBerry smartphones popular with many smartphone owners, has gotten a big update, bringing voice calling over wifi and a number of other improvements! Read on for more details and instructions on how to download.

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It looks like RIM will actually stick to a deadline this time. BlackBerry 10 will be officially unveiled at a launch event that will take place in multiple countries (including Canada) on January 30, 2013. In addition to the new platform, the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones will also be showcased.

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RIM sheds some more light on BlackBerry 10

by Blogger on ‎09-26-2012 12:56 PM

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If yesterday couldn’t be considered a ‘good’ day for RIM, it was certainly a hopeful one. To an audience made up of mostly developers and some tech media, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins and co. lifted the curtain (almost literally) on some of the features you can expect to see when BlackBerry 10 finally comes to life sometime soon after the New Year. Needless to say, what was shown bears virtually no resemblance to anything the company has done before.

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The view from BlackBerry 10 Jam Vancouver

by Exalted Expert ‎09-12-2012 08:38 AM - edited ‎09-12-2012 08:41 AM

BlackBerry10DevAlpha.jpgWith RIM getting ready to release BlackBerry 10 early next year, they’ve been on a bit of a blitz this year, targeting both developers and the media.  For those who know RIM, this is a complete departure from what we’ve been used to.  I had an opportunity to attend one of their recent BlackBerry 10 Jam events in Vancouver and came away impressed and with some useful info on developing for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform. While there, I also saw what RIM is doing to ensure that this platform is as developer friendly as possible and got more info on what RIM is doing to ensure that this platform has more than enough apps at launch.

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Roam Mobility could save you plenty travelling in the U.S.

by Blogger ‎08-30-2012 02:48 PM - edited ‎10-11-2012 09:07 PM

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Roaming in the U.S. is an expensive thing to do if you’re not careful about it. Anyone who has been slapped with a dose of reality on a monthly statement after gallivanting south of the border knows exactly what this feels like. There are alternatives to not only save money, but also make it possible to stay connected down there at a significant discount. One of these happens to be Vancouver-based Roam Mobility.

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