Archive for the ‘Blackberry’ Category

The first water-resistant BlackBerry will ditch the keyboard

Daniel Cooper, Engadget, 8/31/17 And it’s coming next month. TCL, the Chinese conglomerate that produces phones under the BlackBerry name, is going to broaden its appeal to more than just keyboard devotees. The company has revealed to Engadget that it will launch a full touchscreen device under the BlackBerry name at some point in October. It […]

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Posted on August 31, 2017 at 3:09 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Blackberry, Mobile Technology

Alcatel wants to be Android, but different – and another crack at the Windows market

Tim Anderson, The Register, 3/3/17 MWC Alcatel, a brand of Hong Kong-based TCL Communication, has announced the A5 LED at Mobile World Congress, which it claims is “the world’s first interactive LED-covered smartphone.” Before you quip “and there’s a reason for that”, have some sympathy for the plight of Android vendors struggling to differentiate their […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:52 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Mobile Technology, WinPhone

PayPal drives another nail into the Windows Phone and BlackBerry coffins

Mashable, 5/26/16 In February, PayPal launched a new version of its mobile app, 6.0, and it wants iPhone and Android users to upgrade to it until the end of June. Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Fire users, however, are getting a different message: Paypal is discontinuing the app on these platforms on June 30. In […]

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Posted on May 26, 2016 at 7:27 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Mobile Technology, WinPhone

Leaked T-Mobile doc reveals it’s launching data-only plans

Mariella Moon, Engadget, 3/31/16 Well, okay, they’re data plans with unlimited text messaging. T-Mobile is preparing to launch six new Simple Choice plans on March 30th, according to a leaked image obtained by TmoNews. Based on the info in the image that we’ve embedded below the fold, these upcoming plans are tailored for subscribers who […]

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Posted on March 31, 2016 at 9:10 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Even Samsung’s tiny Tizen OS is now bigger than BlackBerry

  Vlad Savov, The Verge, 11/9/15 In a mobile market dominated by Apple’s iPhone and Google’s stable of Android devices, there’s very little room for any more competitors. Microsoft can only muster a couple of percentage points as the distant third-place contender, and everyone else’s share is measured in mere fractions. As bad as that was, […]

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Posted on November 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 5/29/15 Outside of one or two exceptions, most Firefox OS devices have been aimed squarely at the budget crowd — at folks who would otherwise have to entirely forego smartphoness or tablets. However, Mozilla is ready to switch things up. The organization has unveiled a new strategy, Ignite, that should lead to […]

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Posted on May 29, 2015 at 7:51 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Blackberry, Mobile Technology

Sprint brings Wi-Fi calling feature to newer iPhones, but smooth handoffs are MIA

Phil Goldstein, FierceWireless, 4/13/15 Wi-Fi calling service is coming to Apple’s  iPhone. The carrier said that starting today, Sprint customers with an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s and 5c will get access to the feature via an over-the-air software update that will be distributed over the next week. Sprint said that with the addition of […]

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Posted on April 13, 2015 at 8:56 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BlackBerry climbs out of your pocket and into the internet of things

Chris Velazco, Engadget, 1/8/15 BlackBerry’s been doing its best to engineer a smartphone comeback, but its future doesn’t just hinge on stuff that goes in your pockets. Those plucky Canadians have also had their sights on cracking the fabled internet of things, and today it’s finally pulled back the curtain on a cloud-friendly system meant […]

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Posted on January 8, 2015 at 6:55 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BlackBerry Squares Off Against Rivals with Passport

Jef Cozza, Mobile Tech Today, 9/25/14 Hoping to claw its way back into the palms of enterprise users who long ago switched to Android and iOS devices, BlackBerry released its new Passport smartphone Wednesday. Although once the most ubiquitous accessory for business executives, the company now holds only 0.5 percent of the smartphone market as […]

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Posted on September 25, 2014 at 8:32 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BBM for Windows Phones arriving in July

Luis Merlos, BlackBerry Review, 6/20/14 CEO John Chen announced that BBM will arrive on Windows phones in July. No exact date is available or what features it will launch with but this is good news for Windows phone users. Adding Windows phone users to their list of supported devices should increase the number of users […]

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Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:39 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Blackberry, iOS, Mobile Technology