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    Last week brought us a fresh look at a not-yet-announced BlackBerry 10 model, the hardware QWERTY-packing R10. This wasn't the first time we saw that guy pop up, and from what we know about it, it was sounding like it could be a future budget-priced alternative to the higher-end Q10. Just what kind of cuts could BlackBerry make to bring the price down? We get somewhat of an idea today, upon a leak delivering not just some new BlackBerry R10 pics next to a Q10, but a run-down on the model's specs. Make no mistake, even if the R10 is to be a cheaper option than the Q10, it could still have ...

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    The latest BlackBerry on everybody's minds is no doubt the Q10, eager to see what a classic BlackBerry design and that hardware QWERTY keyboard can do to drive interest in the new platform. The Q10 isn't the only device we've seen rocking that form factor, and some rumors and leaks have supported the idea that the BlackBerry R10 could eventually arrive as the budget alternative for BB 10 fans who still want a hardware keyboard. Today we get another look at the handset, this time in bold red. While the general layout matches the Q10, it doesn't take long to notice where the R10 is distinct; ...

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    One of the big unanswered questions regarding BlackBerry 10 and the direction the company's heading has been what role tablets will play. We've heard conflicting comments from various company execs that have made it hard to get a solid read on what might some day arrive as the follow-up to the PlayBook. Today we get a little insight into why this might be such a contentious issue, after hearing some very anti-tablet comments from CEO Thorsten Heins. In a recent interview, Heins declared, "in five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore," going on to call them ...

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    Was the BlackBerry 10 launch a success? Here we are, two and a half months since the Z10 first went up for sale in the UK, and there still isn't a hard answer. Last week, we heard some claims that users just weren't digging the Z10, and were returning the handset to retailers in record numbers. BlackBerry wasted no time striking back, calling that story straight-up false and insisting that returns were totally on-par with what any smartphone manufacturer should expect. Now we have another voice chiming-in, attempting to confirm BlackBerry's own take on the situation. Of course, BlackBerry ...

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    It's one of the worst things that can be reported about mobile hardware: too many customers are returning their purchases. Fanboys and haters will say what they will, but when people are actually buying your product, giving it a real chance, and still returning it, that's very much not good. We've talked about these sort of rumors in the past with products like the Surface RT, but today our target is BlackBerry and its new Z10, with the company refuting recent reports of excessive returns. After an analyst suggested that Z10s were being returned in unusually high numbers, the company ...

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    Well, the BlackBerry 10 roadmap from last week may have turned out to be a big fake, but that doesn't mean that all the upcoming devices on it are just as bogus. Take that R10, for instance; there was talk going around last year of an R-series of BlackBerry 10 phones. Now we get some new info on just how that R device could arrive. Supposedly, the R phone (which we're guessing would be the R10, though that's still unconfirmed) is pretty much a lower-end Q10. It could have a non-removable 1800 mAh battery and be constructed from lightweight plastic. The phone would support microSD ...

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    BlackBerry is definitely doing all they can to land new customers for their BlackBerry Z10. Obviously their launch is still in diapers on every other carrier in the US, so it makes sense for the company to figure out new and creative ways to get you to try what the BlackBerry 10 OS is all about, if you're still thinking about making the switch. Their temporary solution is to give you a quick glimpse of what BlackBerry 10 is all about, without forcing you to go to a store to try it out. The way this works is that if you visit http://blackberry.com/glimpse and then hit "try it" from your iOS ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all the Facebook Android rumors, since we no longer know if it should be called a phone. Then we go through the leaked BlackBerry roadmap, and some really interesting strategies coming in the future. Microsoft is next as we talk about Windows RT and its merger with Windows 8. Then it's Windows Phone news as it has gained some positive market share in the last couple of months. We end today's show talking about the AT&T HTC One, which sadly will retain exclusivity over the 64GB model in the US. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    It's been hard to keep track of rumors talking about what's next for BlackBerry 10. Some of that's attributable to a whole lot of information that doesn't seem to agree with each other; we hear that there won't be any new models beyond the Q10 this year, and then we hear that half a dozen or so are on their way. Today we get some hard evidence that might help us make sense of the situation, in the form of a roadmap purporting to show the BB10 devices arriving for the rest of 2013, and into 2014. Could this be the real deal? The image appeared earlier today on Twitter, posted by a brand-new ...

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    Over the past few weeks, we've been learning all the details of how US carriers will be making the new BlackBerry Z10 available for sale. T-Mobile may have gotten a head-start with corporate sales, but for private individuals, your first opportunity to score a Z10 arrives today, as AT&T puts the BlackBerry 10 smartphone up for sale. We've known about this date since AT&T first started accepting pre-orders earlier this month, so if you just want to walk into a store and walk out with the first BlackBerry 10 handset, now's your chance to track down an AT&T retailer. On-contract, ...

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    The BlackBerry PlayBook ultimately got the ball rolling for BB10, and while it's still running its pre-BB10 QNX-based OS, we've heard that a full-on BB10 update is in its future. What about a new, BB10-from-the-ground-up tablet? Last we heard, BlackBerry was still iffy about the idea of a new tablet, but some recent comments from company executives have us reconsidering what it's really up to. CEO Thorsten Heins makes it sound like a new tablet is very far from a sure thing. He recently mentioned BlackBerry working on a few tablet designs, but said the company was still trying to work out ...

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    BlackBerry launched the Z10 and Q10 back at its late January event, kicking-off the BlackBerry 10 platform and unveiling its new corporate name, leaving RIM behind. Since then, we've seen the Z10 go up for sale in Canada and nations overseas, as we awaited the smartphones eventual arrival in the States. We've finally started getting confirmation of just when the phone will be available from carriers, and to help drum-up some last-minute interest, BlackBerry has decided to throw itself a secondary launch event, this time celebrating the Z10's US arrival. The new event is in one week in New ...

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    When will we get a chance to see some new BlackBerry models? And not the Q10, either – what about some new hardware that hasn't even been announced yet? While Sprint will get the Q10 along with everyone else in a couple months, the carrier has decided to opt out from selling the full touch Z10. Now a new rumor claims that Sprint will indeed offer a full touch BlackBerry, but one that's not the Z10. According to "a source familiar with the situation," Sprint will get this mystery BlackBerry phone later this year, and rather than a simple variant on Z10 hardware, it will supposedly be a ...

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    BlackBerry fans in the US, are you ready to finally get your shot at the Z10? Last week we heard some new rumors about how the phone would launch on AT&T, as well as got confirmation of how T-Mobile would kick-off business sales. Now AT&T is following up with a confirmation, announcing the start of pre-sales and divulging just when the Z10 will finally reach customers' hands. Just as rumored, AT&T will first make the BlackBerry Z10 available on March 22. If you don't want to leave anything up to chance, pre-orders for the smartphone will begin tomorrow, March 12. Pricing is ...

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    While most of use are still waiting for BlackBerry 10 hardware to arrive in the first place, or trying to get a solid read on sales figures in order to figure out whether or not the platform is a hit, BlackBerry's CEO has his sights well out into the future, and he recently had the opportunity to talk about what that means for lower-priced BlackBerry 10 models. Like most smartphone companies out there, BlackBerry knows that there are buckets of cash to be made in developing markets, so long as they can provide hardware at the right price points. For BlackBerry, that doesn't mean trying to ...

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    BlackBerry 10 is just about to come to the US, with sales of the Z10 expected to kick off this month. When will you be able to get your hands on the phone? We've heard a couple dates for AT&T, looking at both March 15 and March 22, and through we saw March 27 on a leaked T-Mobile roadmap, we've learned that the carrier was interested in getting it out even sooner. While it's still not enough to give us the full picture, T-Mobile has since announced the start of Z10 sales, but with one important hitch. T-Mobile will start selling the Z10 next week, on March 11, to business customers. ...

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    This time last year, it felt like everyone had made peace with BlackBerry failing, and seeing BB10 still so very far away, we were ready for it to be too little, too late. As 2012 started winding down, though, some glimmers of hope appeared, and as we approached the BB10 launch, it actually seemed like BlackBerry might just have a shot. Now that the Z10 is here, we should finally be able to tell whether or not all those expectations were correct, except that no one seems to have a solid grasp on its sales performance. Some reports, like those from Pacific Crest, indicate that after an ...

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    Let me hit you with some opinion, mobile fans. Let me ask you to consider the following hypothetical. This will require you to use your imagination. You ready? Okay, here goes: Big platforms aren't cool. You know what's cool? New platforms. Yes, I'm generalizing. Yes, I'm paraphrasing The Social Network's faux-Sean Parker to make a point. And no, I don't really think that Android, iOS, and Windows Phone are somehow "uncool." But they are kind of predictable ... right? They're "comfortable." They do what we want them to do (usually) and behave how we expect them to (most of the time). They ...

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    If you're lucky enough to live somewhere where the BlackBerry Z10 is already available, you're going to want to check your handset for update notifications today, upon BlackBerry announcing that the very first BB10 update is now available and going out OTA. While there's no one big feature or bugfix that highlights this release, there sure are a number of smaller tweaks and fixes. BlackBerry says that it's made 60-some tweaks to help increase device battery life, and performance should see a boost with third-party apps. The camera app should now offer better image quality in low-light ...

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    We took our sweet time covering the new BlackBerry Z10, subjecting it to a few first-impressions, podcast analyses, and comparison videos before capping it all off with our full review last week. Our coverage won't stop at the review, either: watch for an iPhone 5 comparison coming soon, and a ton of BlackBerry Q10 coverage once that keyboard-packing unit breaks cover later this quarter. Our review concluded that the Z10, and the BlackBerry 10 platform, "gets an awful lot right about the smartphone experience" and "will probably make a good number of users quite happy." We stand behind ...

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    ___ The BlackBerry Z10 isn't just another new smartphone. It's a symbol of redemption, the net result of the efforts of thousands working to salvage one of the most famous brands in the history of mobile technology. For the first time in years, "the new BlackBerry" isn't just some repackaged business phone; it's an iconic flagship on which rests the fate of the company that now shares its name. "We had to make a serious decision," BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said at the coming-out party for its new smartphones; "adopt someone else's platform, or build a new one from the ground up. We ...

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    It should hardly come as a surprise when a smartphone is available in another country before the US; by this point, we're all painfully aware of how paranoid US carriers are about the dreaded demon-possessed smartphone that's going to bring their networks to a halt, and the painfully slow certification processes they employ to vet models for operation. In that light, the waits that BlackBerry fans in the US face for the arrival of the Z10, and months later the Q10, don't even feel like news. But still, we had so much hope that BlackBerry might "pull an Apple" and see its new hardware make ...

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    If you're looking to edit video on a computer, there's a vast selection of software out there. From Windows Movie Maker to iMovie all the way up to Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere, an endless sea of options awaits those who would cut their movies together on a desktop or a tablet. But even on the simplest of those setups, editing video represents a fair amount of work. Even iMovie requires you to bring your camera or smartphone to your computer or tablet, sync via a cable or the cloud to transfer the footage, then spend twenty to thirty minutes snipping, cropping, stretching, and zooming ...

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    We just shared with you some thoughts on the trend of new smartphone platforms offering compatibility with Android apps as one of their key features. BlackBerry 10 is just such a platform, and besides simply offering an Android runtime, BlackBerry has been courting developers to formally repackage their existing Android apps for use on BB10. That may be a nice way for an independent Android dev to get his or her app a little more exposure, but is this the kind of thing we should expect to see from larger companies, presumably with the resources to be developing native apps? That's ...

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    BlackBerry fans in the US are itching for their chance to join the likes of the UK and Canada and finally get their hands on a brand new Z10 smartphone. So far, we've been hearing that March is as soon as any of the carriers will offer the device, and a leaked T-Mobile roadmap has suggested that we'd be looking more at the tail-end of March, with the Z10 scheduled to go up for sale on March 27. Now some new comments from a T-Mobile exec are making us reconsider that date, and from the sound of things the phone just might show up quite a bit earlier. Instead of March 27, T-Mobile's Frank ...

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