Oct 22

Five months after it was initially announced, and after an unplanned delay due to unexpected demand, BlackBerry Messenger is finally launching on iOS. BlackBerry Messenger is just like WhatsApp and iMessage, a chat app that also allows you to send photos and other media files. » BlackBerry Messenger Now Available For iOS

Sep 24

BlackBerry has agreed to a “letter of intent” to be acquired by Fairfax Financial, in a potential deal worth $4.7 billion or $9 per share. Fairfax Financial’s primary business is insurance. Fairfax’s CEO, Prem Watsa, was on the BlackBerry board of directors until he resigned from the position last month. The deal is far from complete and Blackberry is free to look for higher bids. » BlackBerry Receives Takeover Bid Worth $4.7 Billion

Mar 07

The Blackberry Z10 is the new highly anticipated Smartphone from RIM, set for release later this year. With celebrity endorsers including Sir Alan Sugar and Alicia Keys, the latest edition to Blackberry looks to be a huge seller and if you live in Italy or South Africa, you’ll already be aware of just how great this phone is. Although not yet available in most countries, the Z10 was released early in Canada and quickly became the fastest selling Smartphone on the market, greatly surpassing iPhone sales, as well as those by Samsung. So whether you’ve pre-ordered the phone or are planning to buy one when they hit stores, there’s things you need to know. » What Apps Are Available For The New Blackberry?

Jan 31

Research in Motion today announced its next-generation smartphone, the Z10. All four U.S. carriers are expected to carry the Z10, shipping in March and starting at $199 with a two-year contract. Walt Mossberg created a review of the Z10 and notes that a physical keyboard-equipped Q10 model is due in April and that the battery didn’t last as long as the iPhone 5, but he did have some praise for the device. » RIM Launches Next-Generation BlackBerry Z10

Aug 07

JumpTap created a report that shows that consumers in the South and Southwest of the U.S. tend to be Android-biased compared to the rest of the country, while those in the Midwest and Northeast lean towards iOS. California, Texas and Florida over-index for Android use and states in New England and the Midwest over-index for iOS use. Blackberry use, which over-indexed in New York, was also included in the geographic data. This new data establishes an evolving narrative of a North vs. South divide in the ongoing battle of the two top mobile operating systems. » Jumptap Mobile STAT Report Maps The U.S. As Android vs. iOS

Jul 11

Snipper, a Dutch start-up, goes live today on all main smartphone platforms: iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and from next week, Symbian. The innovative app makes it possible for users to easily record and broadcast short films directly from mobile to mobile. Snipper users can share their special moments via their own channels – Private only for specifically invited viewers, or Public to share with anyone. The user decides who gets to see what. » SNIPPER: New Way To Share Videos Across All Platforms

Feb 03

Localytics studied the thousands of Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 apps using its real-time app analytics service. For all new customers of an app in 2010, Localytics looked for the first time each customer used the app and whether or not there was any follow-on usage through January 26, 2011. All one-time uses of apps were grouped into the quarter they occurred and calculated as a percentage of all new customers in the same quarter. After the break you can see more statistics about app usage. » How Often Apps Are Downloaded And Used Just Once!

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