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All posts tagged "Z10"

  • Goodbye iPhone, hello BlackBerry: my week with the Z10

    The day my iPhone left me, it rained. I appreciated the dramatic emphasis provided by the storm outside as I stood clutching the phone’s chamfered edges and postponing the moment I had to hand it over. I tried not to be an incarnation of the first world problems meme as I swapped out the SIM card, clicked its tiny plastic edges into an adapter and slotted it into its new home. I squeezed the Z10’s power button and it came to life in a swirl of blue. I was officially a BlackBerry user. Again. The phone I held in...

  • RIM shot? BlackBerry 10 OS update may get Play Store [Update: it’s not]

    Update: Google Play store is not coming to BlackBerry 10 OS. A representative from BlackBerry confirms the bad news: "I can confirm that there is no planned support for Google Play on BlackBerry." The rep broke the news to CNET just moments ago. Original story: Now for something completely (kind of) different. Google and BlackBerry are in "ongoing negations" to get the Google Play store on the BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 update said N4BB. If this rumour proves to be true, there'll be a lot more life left in the old BlackBerry yet. N4BB even goes as far as to confirm that the...

  • Here’s the new BlackBerry Z30 with BB OS 10.2

    BlackBerry's just announced the Z30, a 5" touchscreen smartphone which has the "biggest ever" screen yet, for a BlackBerry. It also launches with BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, which is coming to the Z10, Q10 and Q5 mid-October. Outside of the new 2880mAh battery and the 5" Super AMOLED display, the Z30 is pretty standard fare from BlackBerry. Here's what separates it from the its brothers and sisters though. Along with a 1.7Ghz CPU, the 5” Super AMOLED will deliver "larger, clearer and more vivid" content, which is a trick the S3 and S4 have been doing for years now. The...

  • BlackBerry A10 leaks: big screen, beefy battery

    No one expected BlackBerry to sit on its haunches after the release of the Z10, Q10 and Q5. But that's what the A10 is for, a 5-inch, full touch BlackBerry with something most new BlackBerry's don't have: excellent battery life (we hope). Care of a leaked slide from Crackberry, we now know that the A10 comes with an integrated and possibly non-removable 2 800mAh battery. This is the type of phone you should care about. It is sadly though, impossible to tell if these specs are accurate or not, being that this is from a leak and all, but whatever....

  • How to sideload Android apps onto BlackBerry 10 with a Mac

    Fascinating title, better subject. The BlackBerry Z10 is a finely crafted piece of art, and a phone that we hope manages to break BlackBerry's bad luck streak -- it just may if BlackBerry manages to push out the important apps in time. Skype, Spotify, Whatsapp, a good game besides Sonic 4 and many more are sadly still absent. There is however a way which, while legal, forces users to snatch sometimes pirated apps in order to get their fix. I’m speaking about sideloading, a method of uploading Android files (APKs) into Android devices. BlackBerry 10 devices can run Android...

  • BlackBerry Z10 review: the best BB ever made

    So here we are. BlackBerry gifts us with the Z10, one of two “10” models released into the wild, with the other being the touch-and-type Q10. The BlackBerry Z10 is an otherworldly treat, a combination of blood, sweat and gears combined into a user-friendly smartphone that is fast, accessible and brimming with a heady catalyst of ideas. Here’s a BlackBerry you can finally be proud to own. Pity about the apps though -- it really lets down the whole package, but not enough to squash the mighty PlayBook mini. Geek warning: I’m not going to ramble on about specs,...

  • Sideload Android apps onto the BlackBerry Z10 with a PC

    Personally, I think BlackBerry’s new Z10 full touch smartphone is the best product it's ever launched. Slick, fast, button-free and iPhone-pretty, the Z10 is a bold step for a company seen as locked in the past. There is one issue though, a glaring one that I’ll touch on in my review: there’s a serious lack of quality apps on BB10 OS. Skype, Whatsapp and Instagram are nowhere to be found. So what’s a geek to do? Easy, sideload Android apps onto the BB Z10. This is how you get Whatsapp, Skype, Instagram, Flipboard and everything else for the BlackBerry...

  • BlackBerry Z10 renders sneak into view

    You want a long story about RIM’s latest BB10 devices? Or do you want some shit-hot pictures of the brand new BlackBerry Z10? We hope you chose the latter, cause here are some insanely sweet renders of the BlackBerry Z10, care of EvLeaks. We’re 99% sure that this is the real deal, despite being a render The UI matches what we’ve shown a few months ago, and paging through the leaked BB10 training manual...

  • BlackBerry’s flagship maybe christened the ‘Z10’, comes in black and white

    With RIM's BlackBerry 10 event a little over a month away, we've been referring to the company's flagship full touch device as the "L-Series". According to a leaked image courtesy of Unwired View, that's no longer the case. The leaked image refers to the new BB10 smartphone as the "Z10". Not groundbreaking news we know, but it does roll off the tongue slightly better than "L-Series". It's also a streamlined shift from the pedantic alpha-numeric handset titles of the past. The far more interesting aspect of this leak, shows off the colour variants the Z10 will be available in. We're all...