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BlackBerry PlayBook sequel unlikely as Heins slams tablets

BlackBerry PlayBook sequel unlikely as Heins slams tablets

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has dismissed the long-term potential for tablets, arguing that time is running out on slates and - perhaps still stinging from the PlayBook failure - suggesting they're a bad business model. Heins, who had been suitably ebullient about the likely success of the recently-released BlackBerry Q10, predicting sales in the tens of millions, was equally critical of tablet options. "In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore" he predicted.

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Skype hits BlackBerry 10, but the Z10 is out of luck for now

Skype hits BlackBerry 10, but the Z10 is out of luck for now

Skype has landed for BlackBerry 10, but would-be VoIP users will need a Q10 initially, until BlackBerry updates its initial Z10 smartphone. The new app, confirmed as incoming only earlier this week, offers voice and video calling, instant messaging, and text messaging, just like Skype on other mobile platforms; however, it requires BlackBerry 10.1, loaded from the off on the newer Q10, but still pending for the Z10.

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BlackBerry Q10 appears in USA with T-Mobile, business first

BlackBerry Q10 appears in USA with T-Mobile, business first

This week the BlackBerry Q10 has been ushered in to the United States smartphone market with announcements from carriers across the board, starting with T-Mobile. As T-Mobile noted earlier today, they'll be bringing pre-orders to the web starting on the 29th of April with business customers first up for in-hand action. This follows the strategy delivered with T-Mobile's push for the BlackBerry Z10 earlier this year.

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BlackBerry 10 readied for cross-platform game development bid

BlackBerry 10 readied for cross-platform game development bid

This week the group known as Unity Technologies will be giving what could be seen as a much-needed push to the BlackBerry 10 app world with an open door to developers. This open door comes in the form of an open beta trial to Unity's cross-platform game development tool set, and developers have been invited to join in this week as the BlackBerry 10 smartphones Z10 and Q10 are released across the USA and internationally. If successful, this program will bring many iOS and Android apps into the BlackBerry 10 fold.

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BlackBerry Q10 release set for April 26th in UK

BlackBerry Q10 release set for April 26th in UK

While the official release of the BlackBerry Q10 has still not been confirmed for any USA-based mobile carriers, the UK-based Vodafone has made it clear that April 26th will be the day they begin having the device in-stock. The BlackBerry Q10 is the physical QWERTY keyboard-toting hero phone for BlackBerry 10, the company's newest operating system release. You'll also find the BlackBerry Z10 already available across the world - that being the full-touch hero for BlackBerry 10.

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BlackBerry R10 budget QWERTY and Q10 top-tier smartphones close at hand

BlackBerry R10 budget QWERTY and Q10 top-tier smartphones close at hand

This week the BlackBerry 10 is extending its hand in both unofficial and official manners, with the BlackBerry R10 leaking as a QWERTY budget smartphone running BlackBerry 10 and the Q10 hitting pre-orders. With the BlackBerry Q10, we've already had a couple of looks at the device and have been no less impressed with it than we were with the Z10 - take that how you will. With the BlackBerry R10 it would appear that the company is indeed going back on its assurance that they'd never create another budget phone again - here's BlackBerry 10 for everyone!

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Blackberry 7 devices will head to emerging markets

Blackberry 7 devices will head to emerging markets

Blackberry's Z10 has finally made its way to the United States, one of Blackberry's most important markets. It's still a bit too soon to evaluate just how well the device is doing, however, judging from the customer reviews, the device is doing well. However, where exactly does that leave Blackberry's OS 7 devices? It looks like the company has decided to bring the devices to several emerging markets.

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Verizon BlackBerry Z10 hands-on and unboxing

Verizon BlackBerry Z10 hands-on and unboxing

It's finally time to take a peek at BlackBerry 10's first big smartphone presentation here in the United States with the Verizon iteration of the BlackBerry Z10. This device is an all-touch smartphone - that feature a given on most other mobile operating systems, but a relatively new concept for BlackBerry - and works with Verizon's rather speedy 4G LTE network. What we're looking at here on day 1 are just the basics: what's different from the international edition?

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CEO changes mind on inexpensive BlackBerry 10 handsets

CEO changes mind on inexpensive BlackBerry 10 handsets

If you were worried that you'd never get your hands on a BlackBerry 10 smartphone because the first touchscreen device was too expensive - bucker up! Today BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has made an almost offhand comment about the future of the inexpensive BlackBerry 10 handset - a device he'd previously all but dismissed as a possibility. Today during an earnings call that had rather mixed news for the company, a "midrange BlackBerry 10" smart device was confirmed.

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