BlackBerry 10

$200 is just too much for the BlackBerry Z10

$200 is just too much for the BlackBerry Z10

I liked BlackBerry's Z10. Not enough to have it replace my current phone, mind, but enough to give it a reasonable rating, and to believe that BlackBerry, AT&T and Verizon are having a laugh if they think $200 is the right price. AT&T waded into the Z10 preorder field today with the announcement that, just like Verizon told us it would earlier this month, be asking $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement for the first of the BlackBerry 10 phones. That's par for the course for a new flagship, but it's also much, much more than BlackBerry should be targeting.

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BlackBerry Z10 prices slashed before USA retail

BlackBerry Z10 prices slashed before USA retail

Things aren't looking good on the Blackberry 10 front. Various retailers in Europe are already beginning to slash the prices of their Blackberry Z10 devices. This comes shortly after Blackberry had received bad news that Netflix had no intentions of releasing an app on their platform anytime soon. This does foreshadow a less-than-welcoming reception of Blackberry 10 when it arrives in the United States, but who knows, maybe the U.S. will be more receptive to the new, revamped platform.

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BlackBerry 10 Netflix app: not any time soon

BlackBerry 10 Netflix app: not any time soon

Sad news for both Blackberry 10 users and Blackberry alike. It turns out that Netflix has no intentions of releasing its mobile app for Blackberry 10 devices any time soon. This is bad for Blackberry 10, who needs a great app base in order to covert customers from iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. It was already bad enough when Instagram stated it had no intentions of developing its app for Blackberry 10 either.

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Blackberry Z10 costs about $154 to make

Blackberry Z10 costs about $154 to make

Have you ever wondered how much it actually costs to make a Blackberry Z10 device (or any smartphone in general)? CNN Money has provided the estimated pricing of each of the Blackberry Z10's components, and how much it all adds up to. The teardown is provided by UBM TechInsights and they go through the cost of the display, processor, cameras, storage space, battery, communication chips, ram, and other components.


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BlackBerry Z10 teardown tips Samsung inspiration

BlackBerry Z10 teardown tips Samsung inspiration

What's in a phone? If it's the BlackBerry Z10, then it's plenty of Qualcomm gadgets and a surprising mixture of components already seen used in Samsung's Galaxy S III, with a new teardown of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone suggesting the Canadian firm may well have cribbed some design inspiration from South Korea. UBM TechInsights whipped off the Z10's covers and dug around the parts bin raiding inside, with Qualcomm apparently ousting one-time BlackBerry best-buddy Texas Instruments for the most part.

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Blackberry’s celebrity director Alicia Keys tweets with iPhone, blames it on hacker

Blackberry’s celebrity director Alicia Keys tweets with iPhone, blames it on hacker

Blackberry is one of several to sign on a celebrity to help push its platform, having recently announced that Alicia Keys is its new Global Creative Director with the launch of Blackberry 10. All was well for a couple weeks until tweets surfaced under Keys' Twitter account from an iPhone, her previous handset of choice. According to the singer, she was hacked.

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Home Depot says no to BlackBerry 10: iPhone a go

Home Depot says no to BlackBerry 10: iPhone a go

When it comes to the business segment, it would seem that no company has more to lose than BlackBerry - as proven this week by stock prices falling at news the Home Depot will soon be switching to iPhone. The yet-unofficial announcement that Home Depot would be dropping their company-wide use of BlackBerry devices for Apple's mobile phone option will have the company formerly known as RIM servicing around 100,000 devices fewer once the full switch is made. It would seem that stocks of BlackBerry dipped down as far as 6 percent in early trading today while the stock appears to be a bit more on the rebound as noon arrives.

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