BlackBerry may not be the king of the hill anymore, but it won’t take the same path as rival Nokia by releasing sub-$100 devices in developing nations. Instead it will continue to focus on high-margin BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 devices in the short-term and less expensive devices towards the end of the year. Thorsten Heins,
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The Facebook phone rumour has persisted for years, but new evidence has come to light showing specs of a Facebook-branded “HTC Myst”. While we’re not sure how the collaboration will turn the Myst into a branded Facebook phone, other than having the company’s apps pre-installed on the device, the specs don’t point to anything particularly powerful. We
Uber may only operate in one Canadian city, Toronto, but it’s changing the way people use cabs. While the traditional taxi companies may balk at the idea — defensively, no doubt, as along with Hailo the startup is disrupting the industry — using Uber to pay a fare is easy, convenient and actually fun. Today’s
BlackBerry 10 seems to be finding its feet with developers; updates are coming in daily to existing apps, and outfits are announcing new ones of significance. A big barrier to adoption will be checked off the list next week as WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10, in all its native Cascades glory, will be launched for the
Nokia has a knack for releasing entry-level devices unmatched in build quality, price and software compatibility. The Lumia 620 is a natural extension of its Windows Phone 7.5-based Lumia 610 predecessor, but accomplishes everything considerably faster. At $250 outright on TELUS and free on a two-year term, there aren’t many true competitors to the 620.
One of the most enjoyable word games to ever grace iOS, courtesy of wonder-developer Zach Gage, has been ported to Android. SpellTower asks users to create words by joining letters in any direction; the longer the word, the rarer the letter, the more points you get. Its simple premise is what makes the game incredibly
It’s no secret that I’ve pretty much despised the BlackBerry 10 Twitter app since it was launched in late January. While there have been a couple updates to fix usability bugs since then, it remained until today a glowing pile of dung among its mature and polished iOS, Android and, recently, Windows Phone counterparts. We
Facebook has announced an updated News Feed on both the web and mobile devices, both of which will start pushing out today. Mobile apps will also presumably be updated in the near future. The News Feed update is a natural progression of the current version, with a smaller sidebar, larger pictures and videos, more information
Angry Birds, the most popular mobile game of all time, has gone free on iOS for the first time ever. Today’s update also brings 15 new levels, likely to promote its Bad Piggies puzzle game, but all the previous content is available for free as well. The game was originally released for iPhone in December 2009
There’s one certainty to owning an Android device: there are many great apps and games available, but you often end up waiting for them to be ported from iOS. It’s just the nature of the game and while waits are shortening, they’re still there. One such convert is God of Blades, a hack-and-slash sidescroller-runner-hybrid with