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BlackBerry is ‘not ready’ to release another tablet

In a statement that will surely be misinterpreted by 80% of the tech press, BlackBerry VP of Global Product Management Francois Mahieu told Pocket-lint at MWC that the company was open to the idea of producing a successor to the maligned PlayBook tablet. To ensure there’s no confusion, I’ve reprinted Mahieu’s words in their entirety…

BlackBerry announces the ‘Best of 2013’ apps and games in BlackBerry World

BlackBerry has celebrated 2013 by listing the best games and apps in BlackBerry World. BlackBerry World is available in 170 markets, 33 languages, has over 130,000 apps with over 6 million downloads. There’s 26 titles in total and many respectable names made the cut. Some of the notable games and apps on the list are…

BlackBerry’s new CEO says ‘We Are Committed to Reclaiming our Success’

BlackBerry has completed its $1 billion investment today and to celebrate this occasion John Chen, BlackBerry’s new Executive Chair and CEO, has taken to the company blog to assure the masses that they’re here to stay. Chen started off by stating the obvious that there’s “significant change at BlackBerry” and that they are “are not…

TELUS BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook upgrade to v2.1.0.1753 now available to download

Remember the BlackBerry PlayBook? Well, a software update has been pushed through by TELUS – now at version 2.1.0.1753 – and brings various additions and fixes the LTE-enabled tablet. Here’s the changelog: – Enabled personal data encryption. – Support for portrait views in Messages, Calendar and Contacts apps – Various bug fixes for the Kobo…

Three more BlackBerry executives depart the company

Waterloo-based BlackBerry has successfully launched a new ‘mobile computing platform’ and a number of new smartphones. In Canada, we’re lucky enough to have all the BlackBerry 10 devices available to us: Z10, Q10 and the upcoming Q5. In addition, BlackBerry World, their app store, has over 120,000 apps. Behind the scenes it’s a different story….

BlackBerry changes its tune, won’t update PlayBook to BB10

Et tu, BlackBerry? The company that once promised a BlackBerry 10 update for its aging PlayBook tablet, which was released over two years ago, has reneged on the offer. According to CEO Thorsten Heins, the device just never felt right with the test versions of BlackBerry 10. The experience was not up to the company’s…

BlackBerry PlayBook could be getting the BB10 upgrade “in the next few weeks”

The “world’s first professional-grade tablet” might finally be receiving that long-awaited OS update. BlackBerry PlayBook users have been promised an upgrade from the current PlayBook OS to the new BlackBerry 10 OS. Rumours pointed toward Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry’s CEO, to update the masses during their BlackBerry Live developer conference last week, but no such talks…

Heins will apparently give an update on tablet plans at BlackBerry Live

BlackBerry, then called Research In Motion, launched the “world’s first professional-grade tablet” a couple years ago. Well over a million PlayBooks have been sold, but most versions of the PlayBook (16, 32, 64GB) have now been discontinued, or taken of store shelves. BlackBerry has always stated that they “remain committed to the tablet space” and…

Bell BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE to receive OS version 2.1.0.1526 today

While the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry PlayBook received the OS 2.1.0.1526 update last month, some carriers needed to test the OS before making it available to the LTE PlayBook. According to a Bell internal doc we received it reveals the OS is now ready for prime time and will be pushed out today. The features of…

Video: BlackBerry Dev band gives it One. Last. Time.

BlackBerry’s Alec Saunders, Christopher Smith and Martyn Mallick have stepped up to the plate and delivered the final serenade to their developer community. If you recall this trio produced a few rock videos that showed BlackBerry developers the love and encouraged them to keep building apps for BlackBerry. Now that the new BlackBerry 10 OS…

BlackBerry Super Bowl commercial hint #2: Bouncing Balls

The first hint of the upcoming BlackBerry Super Bowl commercial was an image of exploding rainbow of colours. CrackBerry seemed to have found another image online and shows some sort of street scene with a plethora of yellow bouncing balls – or something certainly bouncing. So far it’s looking like the two Sony colourful commercials…

Image: Looks like BlackBerry’s Super Bowl ad will be a colourful explosion

BlackBerry is going to the Big Show on Sunday. The Waterloo-based mobile manufacturer will be airing a 30-second BlackBerry 10 commercial at the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII. The concept of the spot is unknown, but might feature Alicia Keys, their new global creative director, and probably the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10. A picture was just…

RIM officially rebrands to simply “BlackBerry”

One of the major announcements that Waterloo-based Research In Motion unveiled today, apart from the new all-touch BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10, is that it’ll now go by the name of “BlackBerry.” Gone are the days of RIM. In addition, the company will also be shifting their stock ticker to BBRY on Nasdaq, BB and…

Live from RIM’s BlackBerry 10 launch event!

Today’s the day that RIM, plus millions of BlackBerry users around the world, have been waiting for. We’re live in Toronto at their BlackBerry 10 launch event and we’ll bring you live updates as they happen.

Here’s the retail packaging of the BlackBerry Z10

RIM is only hours away from announcing their two new smartphones. Many leaked pictures and videos have surfaced over the past few months, but now a new image has taken centre stage. Above is what’s said to be the retail packaging of the upcoming all-touch BlackBerry Z10. Simple and to the point. No word on…

Video: “Reversal of Fortune” BlackBerry 10 app reveals the future

All eyes will be on RIM this week as they officially unveil BlackBerry 10. CBC’s Rick Mercer Report seems to have a good indication of how everything will unfold. A promo of a BB10 app has leaked online called “Reversal of Fortune” that reveals RIM’s success and Apple’s demise. The app allows you to track…

RIM to debut a 30-second BlackBerry 10 commercial during Super Bowl XLVII

January 30th is an important day for RIM. On this day they’ll show the world their new BlackBerry 10 OS and also a couple new BlackBerry smartphones. February 3rd will also be a milestone date as RIM will air their first Super Bowl commercial. In an email to us RIM announced that “BlackBerry 10, its…