Category archive: BlackBerry

BlackBerry Z10 available today from AT&T for $200

BlackBerry Z10 available today from AT&T for $200

The dwindling number of BlackBerry fans in the US can rejoice, with the company’s long-awaited Z10 smartphone finally on sale at AT&T stores nationwide today. The Z10 might not be the super-sized phones we’ve come to expect with Android and Windows Phone devices, but what the Z10 lacks in size Drug-store is least. Skin rx…

Nokia and BlackBerry take vastly different approaches to the smartphone market

Nokia and BlackBerry take vastly different approaches to the smartphone market

The latest smartphone OS market share data in the U.S. paint a dismal picture for all but iOS and Android, which together account for over 90% of the smartphone OS market. The two remaining platforms, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, are fighting to gain customers looking to enter the smartphone market, and potentially win (or in…

BlackBerry Z10 coming to AT&T on March 22nd

BlackBerry Z10 coming to AT&T on March 22nd

The lengthy, sometimes aggravating wait for BlackBerry’s latest operating system to come to the United States will soon be over, with the company’s flagship Z10 smartphone set to land on AT&T on March 22nd according to a Bloomberg report. The release comes one week later than was previously indicated, though what’s another week when you’ve been…

White House supports lifting ban on unlocking phones, now it’s up to Congress

White House supports lifting ban on unlocking phones, now it's up to Congress

Back in October 2012, the US Library of Congress’s Copyright Office ruled that unlocking cell phones to work on other carriers would no longer be legal under US law. The act of unlocking a phone was previously legal under the law, though the exemptions called for three-year reviews to be enacted, and despite being reinstated…

BlackBerry launches Z10 and Q10 smartphones, but will it be enough?

BlackBerry launches Z10 and Q10 smartphones, but will it be enough?

After a very long engagement, BlackBerry 10 has finally been released to the masses. Well, the masses in Europe, anyway. The full-touch BlackBerry Z10 went on sale in the UK yesterday, and will launch in Canada, China, and a few other locations on February 5th, and will finally make its way to the US in…

Does the market for a third smartphone OS even exist?

Does the market for a third smartphone OS even exist?

Last week, we took an in depth look at which platform we thought would win the battle to become the third major smartphone operating system. Ultimately, we gave the edge to BlackBerry 10, which has left us with much more excitement than our experience with Windows Phone 8 garnered. With BlackBerry 10 launching this week,…

BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 battle to become third viable smartphone OS, but who will win?

BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 battle to become third viable smartphone OS, but who will win?

When it comes to smartphones, it has long been a two pony show. Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platforms together make up over 85% of the US smartphone market according to recent reports, and their momentum is building. Android and iOS have been stealing customers away from the now antiquated BlackBerry 7 and the yet-to-take-off…

CES highlights 5 smartphone trends for 2013

CES highlights 5 smartphone trends for 2013

The larger smartphone makers have largely ignored CES for the past few years. Instead of unveiling their latest flagship devices at the consumer technology industry’s largest trade show, Samsung, HTC, RIM and others have opted to either wait for Mobile World Congress in February or hold their own press events over the course of the…

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