Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 4:11 pm
The maker of the BlackBerry phone said today that a modern smartphone with a physical keyboard will be available in Canada in the coming weeks as major wireless companies started taking advance orders.
Details on when the BlackBerry Q10 will go on sale elsewhere will be announced soon, Research In Motion said. Advance orders are already being accepted in Britain.
The BlackBerry, pioneered in 1999, had been the dominant smartphone for on-the-go business people and other consumers before the iPhone debuted in 2007 and showed that phones can handle much more than email and phone calls. RIM faced numerous delays modernizing its operating system with the BlackBerry 10. During that time, it had to cut more than 5000 jobs and saw shareholder wealth decline by more than US$70 billion.Read more
Courtesy : www.nzherald.co.nz
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 3:52 pm
An August 2011 model BlackBerry Curve 9320 got us Rs 7,000 off on the purchase of a brand new Apple iPhone 4. A newer and costlier phone would have got us an even better deal. This is Apple’s aggressive new ‘Buy Back’ scheme launched across various stores in NCR. By exchanging an old smartphone , you can now buy an iPhone 4 for just Rs 19,500.
As per the scheme, all smartphones, even brands like Micromax, Lava and Karbonn, can get you a minimum Rs 7,000 off on the purchase of the iPhone 4 model. All the customer needs to do is fill a Buy Back form and pay the remaining amount through card. Apple’s EMI scheme is available along with the new Buy Back offer.
The offer started late last week and has already started pushing up the sales of Apple’s 2010 model. Even today Apple has splashed front page ads in some dailies. Read more
Courtesy : businesstoday.intoday.in
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 7:29 am
The competition is intensifying in the market across the world. BlackBerry Z10 Vs Apple iPhone 5 is becoming tough as Z10 outsells iPhone in Canada
Eventually, as predicted by some analysts, BlackBerry Z10 has turned out as a stiff opponent to Apple iPhone 5. The flagship model of BlackBerry 10 is now raising very stiff completion to the iPhone in many markets. As per recent reports, the phone has outsold the latest iPhone in Canada, U.K. and some other markets. It is quite critical for Apple, which looks ahead to roll out the next upgrade to its flagship smartphone. Here we go through some latest sales trends of the BlackBerry Z10 and iPhone 5.
BB Z10 Outsells iPhone 5 in Canada: In spite of the predictions that the BlackBerry 10 would be a collapse, the first device with the software has outsold iPhone by a Canada retailer, Glentel. In a statement, the major Canada retailer said that the Z10 has been the leading smartphone sold through its stores. The firm has more than 300 stores across the country.Read more
Courtesy : nvonews.com
Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 4:55 am
For years T-Mobile has been the odd man out when it comes to offering the iPhone in the U.S. Not anymore: Today T-Mobile, billing itself as the “Uncarrier,” announced it would begin selling the iPhone 5 on its just-launched 4G LTE network beginning April 12.
T-Mobile is selling the iPhone starting at $99 up front, no contract, followed by 20 months of $20 payments on top of monthly pre-paid data plans. This is a sharp contrast to AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, which all require two-year contracts after you purchase a subsidized iPhone. You can also purchase the iPhone at full price on T-Mobile and nix the $20 monthly fees.
In addition to the iPhone 5, T-Mobile will begin selling a number of other big-name 4G devices: the Samsung Galaxy S4, BlackBerry Z10, Samsung Galaxy Note II and HTC One. T-Mobile will also begin selling its own wireless hotspot, the Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE.
Courtesy : www.wired.com
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 4:39 pm
Hungama has revamped the free music and video streaming app with new user experience and bunch of features for three major mobile platforms.
Hungama Digital Media Entertainment has pushed a new update for its Music service app – Hungama Free Bollywood Music. The update brings stability and new user experience along with bunch of audio-video content centric features.
The Hungama music app is available for free on the Apple iOS, Google Android and BlackBerry 10 mobile platforms. The company has plans to release the app for the Windows Phone platform in coming two months.Read more
Courtesy : www.themobileindian.com
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 7:05 am
Is Samsung’s latest arrival really that much better than its predecessor?
Today’s Dialaphone article takes a look at the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S 4 to see just how different it is to the manufacturer’s enormously successful Galaxy S 3…
The hugely-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 was finally unveiled to the world last week, and early benchmark results reveal that the handset is already powering ahead of its rivals in terms of performance.
Benchmark figures calculated using Geekbench 2, which measures the processor and memory performance of devices, shows that Samsung’s new flagship is far more powerful than the HTC One, iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10 and its predecessor, the Galaxy S 3.Read more
Courtesy : www.mobile-ent.biz
Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at 5:28 am
Over the past few months, much ink has been spilled over whether Nokia (NOK) or BlackBerry (BBRY) have a chance to stage a strong recovery. After a dismal two years, Sony’s (SNE) chances in the smartphone market have largely been written off. However, over the past month the new Sony Xperia Z has shown remarkable strength in Europe and some Asian markets. In the second half of February, the Xperia Z sold out in Japan and France during its launch. And this wasn’t a small volume sell out — the phone shifted 140,000 units at Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo in one week.
The Xperia Z has also hit the top of the Expansys UK smartphone chart. It’s outselling the BlackBerry Z10 at Expansys France and is only one slot behind in Italy and Spain. Surprisingly, Xperia Z also took the top slot of the USwitch mobile tracker after debuting at number 2 in February. Read more
Courtesy : bgr.com
Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 2:37 pm
While Blackberry has recently introduced Blackberry 10, the loss of market share by the once dominant company, or perhaps more importantly, the loss of mind share, may be unrecoverable.
Rumors continue to circulate about one of the main smartphone leaders buying Blackberry to absorb it into their own offerings. What has emerged is three major players — Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Apple’s iPhone is the clear market leader. There is little question about this. Even though Google’s Android outsells Apple nearly every month, the iPhone is the standard that all others aspire to be. It’s both good and bad to be the market leader. Just ask Microsoft. You can set the standard, but then every competitor in the industry will set their sights on knocking you off that top spot on the podium.Read more
Courtesy : www.seacoastonline.com
Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 4:56 pm
BlackBerry has released a software update(version 10.0.10.85) for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, which according to the company will fix some issues related to the overall performance of the phone, improve media features and optimise battery life. The update, which is about 150MB in size is available over the air on BlackBerry 10 phones (essentially the Z10) via the phone’s Settings menu. It’s the first OTA update to the BlackBerry 10 software and BlackBerry says that it has released the update after receiving feedback from users about it.
BlackBerry has also detailed the top five improvements which the update brings to BlackBerry 10 devices. It says that the update will improve performance for third party applications, so developers can build apps that run faster and smoother. It has also reiterated that WhatsApp will make its debut on the platform in March.
The update fixes Gmail calendars on the OS, in addition to making improvements in the BlackBerry Hub for logging the calls log and the way conversations are handled. It has also made general improvements to importing contacts from online sources. Read more
Courtesy : gadgets.ndtv.com
Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 4:48 pm
Samsung, which continues to vex Apple, now has another target: the BlackBerry.
Samsung’s smartphones have been best sellers all over the world, but the company has been, until recently, marketing them to consumers, not businesses.
But over the last year, Samsung, the South Korean manufacturer, has been quietly beefing up the Google Android software that runs on its smartphones to give businesses a phone with more security.Read more
Courtesy : www.cnbc.com