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    There’s something ineffable about using a BlackBerry in 2014. Some of it is pure nostalgia, the kind of unavoidable reminiscence that comes with using a device bearing a 15-year-old brand. But the bigger part is the software: BlackBerry 10 is a blend of old and new, a kind of hodgepodge of traditional successes alongside more exotic ideas that couldn’t flourish elsewhere. And while the company continues to suffer from carrier woes and a steady loss of market share, it’s by no means taking these punishments sitting down: its latest operating system update just recently cleared US ...

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    Every so often, we get to talking about how much storage is available on our phones out of the box – and not the 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB on the spec flyer, but how much is actually free for us to use, after system software, OEM add-ons, and all that pre-installed bloat is accounted for. The thing is, we only pay a lot of attention to it after we first notice it's a problem – like how Microsoft found itself in hot water when Surface RT owners noticed their “32GB” tablets only having 16GB free. What we don't usually see is a nice breakdown, comparing the situation on a whole lot of ...

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    "The BlackBerry Z10 isn’t the strongest reboot the RIM of old could have delivered," we wrote back in February in our Z10 review, "but it gets an awful lot right about the smartphone experience." We continued: "In a broader sense, it has accomplished something not many products out of Waterloo have managed in recent years: it’s made us excited for the next BlackBerry." The next BlackBerry to cross our desks turned out to be the Q10, the Z10's QWERTY-packing little sibling. And while we rather liked the plucky little curveball, we were left a bit skeptical that many folks would go out ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering alternatives to the popular flagships in the market, it's always good to know what's worth your money, and what's not. We don't blame you for wanting to try some of the new products in the market at the moment, but for their price, it's not like if it's inexpensive to just try something new. We know a lot of you are still on the ropes trying to decide what to buy this holiday season if you’re close to being eligible for a phone-swap, or if you're wanting a tablet upgrade as well. 2013 has shown just how great technology ...

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    Not everyone sees the world in the same way. Of course that's plainly obvious if you've ever spent time in the dungeons comment sections of the internet, but it's easy to forget that it's also true in a literal sense. Not everyone sees or hears the same way you might … and that's as true for smartphone users as for anyone else. So what kind of considerations go into buying and using today's mobile technology products when you're visually impaired? What kind of brand wars exist in the world of the blind? Are we going in the right direction with audio cues and glass screens, or were the ...

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    For what seems like the hundredth time to date, the rumors of BlackBerry's demise may have been a bit premature. Don't get us wrong; the company seems farther away than ever from being able to recapture its former glory, but we now know it intends to solider on, rather than slicing itself up and selling off to the highest bidder. As the story of BlackBerry the company continues, so too does that of its phones, and today we get some additional details of how its latest will arrive. Late last month, we saw Verizon announce the BlackBerry Z30. The five-incher was set to start selling sometime ...

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    The Nexus 5 has arrived, and this isn't just another flagship. As the Nexus handset of the year, this is the phone that best reflects Google's vision for Android, both where it is now, and where it's going form here. And as you've no doubt seen from our heavy coverage of rumors and leaks leading up to today's launch, that means the Nexus 5 is finding itself simply getting a boatload of attention. There's a lot to like about the Nexus 5, and while a solid chunk of that is thanks to the latest Android 4.4 code the phone will arrive running, we can't just ignore the underlying hardware ...

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    BlackBerry's future is very much uncertain at this point; who knows what will become of the company another year for now, much less who will own it? Still, as long as BlackBerry's still around, carriers continue to show support for BlackBerry 10, and recently we've been looking at efforts to bring the Z30 to Verizon. Over the weekend, a press render of the smartphone for the carrier leaked, and just in time, too – today, Verizon makes things official, announcing its US exclusive on the Z30. We know, the Z30 itself has been on the books for over a month now, but this will mark its ...

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    Announced on September 18, the BlackBerry Z30 visited the FCC, unveiling LTE bands, at the end of the same month. The phone might be available in some markets outside of the US, but we're now seeing a leak which suggests Verizon is getting ready to add the latest from Canada to its line-up. Aside from the Verizon branding on the front, as well as on the back -- where it is accompanied by the carrier's obligatory 4G LTE callout -- we're not seeing any differences in terms of aspect from its unbranded sibling. Those waiting for the Verizon BlackBerry Z30 should expect a phone that packs a ...

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    On September 18 BlackBerry announced its Z30 phone, a follow-up to the Z10, which, as we've heard, didn't go as well as the company hoped. The announcement contained press renders, specs, and everything, except pricing and availability, especially for the US. Thanks to the recent FCC filing, we know know that a GSM variant of the phone has been certified with 4G-capable bands (1,700MHz and 2,600MHz). This could make it a perfect candidate, and compatible phone, for carriers like Telus, Rogers, and Bell, in Canada. Other supported frequencies include 850/1900MHz for GSM/EDGE, ...

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    It's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch day, and we can't think of a better way to commemorate the event than with a Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Actually, yes we can: it would be great to take a look back at Apple's pre-iPhone days with the spectacular failure that was the Motorola "iTunes phone" of 2005 - fortunately, we already took care of that yesterday. So we'll discuss the MOTOROKR E1 a little bit on today's Weekly, before delving in to the fresh new take on mobile software that Apple's iOS 7 represents. Then we'll revert back to twiddling our thumbs waiting for the UPS guy - but we'll ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about NVIDIA's new Tegra Note platform, and what we can expect from it. Then we talk about YouTube's plans to enhance their mobile application to allow offline video on mobile devices. CyanogenMod is next as the service has now officially become a company dubbed CyanogenMod Inc. and plans to enhance their user experience with Android. BlackBerry is next as we talk about their new BlackBerry Z30, specific dates for BBM to reach Android and iOS, and then the sad news that 40% of their work force will get laid off. We end today's show talking about the ...

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    Referring to the brand new Z30 as the company's "biggest, fastest and most advanced smartphone", BlackBerry has officially unveiled its latest phone today. It runs BlackBerry OS 10.2, and some of you might know if as the A10, a device which was rumored all summer long. The Z30 packs a five-inch Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution (1,280 x 720), and is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.7GHz. Helping the CPU is an Adreno 320 GPU as well as 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is 16GB, with the ability to further expand it via a microSD card, and 4G LTE ...

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    Remember the rumored and leaked BlackBerry A10? Well, it turns out that it might end up being the BlackBerry Z30 and we've heard and seen quite a number of reports recently concerning this device. The phone might have gotten some early hands-on treatment in the video below. There's an AT&T logo visible on the back of this prototype and reports claim that the phone might pack a five-inch 720p AMOLED display, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 2,800mAh battery, eight-megapixel main camera, and a two-megapixel front-facer. Source: ...

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    Last week, we started hearing that the upcoming BlackBerry smartphone, rumored as an A-series device, and referred to as the A10 for a while, would end up launching as the Z30. When some resources from leaked BB10 builds started depicting the Z30, that idea really felt like it had some legs to it. Now we've got a new image of the hardware to check out, showing just how much larger it will be than the existing Z10. Instead of the 4.2-inch screen on the Z10, the Z30 steps things up to five inches. Just as we saw when Apple introduced the iPhone 5, that transition means adding an extra row of ...

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