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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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    Even if it takes six Skype calls to make a podcast happen, we're gonna do it for you folks, because that's just the kind of guys we are. And it's a good thing, too; while the news cycle has calmed down somewhat in the wake of last week's big BlackBerry event, there's still plenty to talk about from the worlds of Android and Windows Phone, from rumors and speculation to ... well, no, just rumors and speculation, really. But it's scintillating stuff, especially if you're into things named "M7" and "Nokia Tablet." All that, plus listener mail and a heaping helping of Joe Levi's robot voice, ...

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    One of the most nerve-wracking positions I can imagine a business in the smartphone or tablet game can find itself in is the introduction of a new platform. We just saw once-RIM-now-BlackBerry take that leap of faith last week, and while hard sales figures haven't yet arrived, the qualitative assessments that have already come in seem quite positive. That's great news for BlackBerry, but even with all the uncertainty surrounding the BB10 launch, the company had a heck of a lot going for it, not the least of which is fantastic brand recognition. Not everyone's that lucky, though, and some ...

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    It was one short week ago that I sat at a convention center in Toronto, watching the new BlackBerry unveil ... the new BlackBerry. Much has changed in the intervening seven days, including the very fabric of the mobile landscape itself. How long BlackBerry can maintain the momentum behind its new platform is anyone's guess, but BB10 impressed enough folks -myself included- to make one thing very apparent: it is, once again, a four-horse race in mobile. The past week has seen us cover the new BlackBerry platform extensively, delivering a software tour, an unboxing, and some initial ...

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    Last week, with the launch of BlackBerry 10, we learned that while some nations would be getting the Z10 straight away, or at least in the very near future, BlackBerry fans in the US would have quite a bit of a wait on their hands, with the phone not arriving until March. Carrier leaks have suggested that the US won't even get a break and see the phone in early March, but be waiting until nearly April. Of course, the Z10 isn't the only BB10 handset on the horizon, and we also learned that BlackBerry would be releasing the hardware keyboard Q10 sometime in April. We suppose it shouldn't be ...

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    The new BlackBerry broke cover right before our eyes in Canada last week, and you said "show us the software!" So we did. You said "show us the hardware!" We did that, too. You wanted to know our first impressions. We gave them to you. You wanted to see it do battle with Windows Phone 8. We granted your wish - twice. You asked how it compared to Android. We answered your question with a Note II. And now it's time to answer it again - this time, with the reigning king of the Android smartphone landscape, the super-popular Samsung Galaxy S III. We know you'd like a ...

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    It's not often we get to film a comparison involving a brand-spanking-new OS, so when we do, we get pretty hot and bothered. We'll be working on our official BlackBerry Z10 review for a while yet, but in the interim we thought it'd be nice to throw Waterloo's finest into the fight cage with some of its competitors from other manufacturers. Last week, after a software tour, an unboxing, and some initial impressions, we put the Z10 up against the ATIV Odyssey and then against the Galaxy Note II for some quick-and-dirty comparisons. Because of the time crunch -and because we were shooting ...

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    A newly-leaked T-Mobile roadmap is out, giving us a look at what's coming to the carrier in late March, and answering a few more questions left over from earlier leaks. Once again, we're looking at a March 27 date for the new BlackBerry handset, now confirmed as the Z10. The last time we checked out a T-Mobile roadmap, we saw this model identified by its codename Libson, attached to the very same date. That's in line with what we've heard from RIM about US launches, but it's still a bit of a lengthy wait for a phone that has so much riding on it. Next, we've got the LTE-capable version of ...

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    I don't know how many millions of dollars BlackBerry paid singer-songwriter Alicia Keys to take her post as the company's official "Creative Director." I only know that it was millions too many. That's not a reflection on Keys as an artist, or really even as a person. If I were a world-renowned musician, and a well-regarded company came calling with a bagful of money and an honorary corporate title, I'd be stumping for them before you can say "sellout." I have no issue with celebrities making a quick buck at the behest of a corporation. Rather, my quarrel is with the corporations ...

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    One man returns from a mission to Canada, and is greeted by friends. Friends with questions, observations, and inflammatory declarations about the future of a very special smartphone. A smartphone called BlackBerry. Yes, it's a special edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, covering all the ups, downs, and all-arounds of the new Research in Motion BlackBerry smartphone platform, BlackBerry 10, as well as the sleek black slab of potential it's riding on, the Z10. Join us as we welcome an old friend back into the smartphone space by discussing things like Peeking, Balance, Hub, and even ...

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    Underdog: One that is expected to lose a contest or struggle, or at least that's what the dictionary says. Isn't it amazing how times have changed? Five years ago, Microsoft and the now defunct RIM both mocked Android and iOS. They felt that they sold so many millions of phones that there was no need for their strategies to change. Now you find both of these companies competing for a third place. Both their stories are the result of terrible strategic management, and not of bad products. Both did great in the enterprise, and consumers were slowly becoming accustomed to having a mobile ...

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    Yesterday's BlackBerry 10 announcement feels like the arrival of a major new player on the smartphone scene. Sure, BlackBerry's been around this whole time, but with how RIM let BlackBerry 7 really stagnate over the past year or so, it's been difficult to treat as a serious competitor. That all changes this week, though, and the availability of the first Z10 handsets in the UK will give smartphone shoppers a new option to consider. So, the question is: are you thinking about making the move to BlackBerry 10? Let's take a look at some of the positives. Just by virtue of being so different ...

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    If you have a BlackBerry PlayBook by Research in Motion, the company which since yesterday will be know as simply, BlackBerry, you will be able to update to the latest BlackBerry 10 operating system. The company's CEO, Thorsten Heins, dropped the information yesterday at a Q&A session following the BlackBerry 10 event. All existing seven-inch flavors of the PlayBook tablet will be updated to BlackBerry 10. However, plans on future tablets are not yet crystallized, as the CEO acknowledged that it takes more than selling hardware: "We are looking for specific value added services on ...

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