BlackBerry Z10

Skype arrives on BlackBerry Z10 as 10.1 update is on the way

Skype arrives on BlackBerry Z10 as 10.1 update is on the way

Today, Skype has announced that its popular video calling service is available as a preview for BlackBerry Z10 users. The app first rolled out onto BlackBerry Q10 devices last month as a preview, and now the Z10 is getting it's moment of video-chat glory. However, it seems a lot of the features in the app requires the BlackBerry 10.1 update, which will begin rolling out later this month.

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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 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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Mysterious Blackberry 10 roadmap leaks

Mysterious Blackberry 10 roadmap leaks

A new Blackberry 10 roadmap, leaked by a mysterious Twitter account, shows that Blackberry has a few interesting devices heading our way. Of course, we have to take this information with a grain of salt, but nonetheless, it does show us an interesting new future for Blackberry. In the leaked roadmap, we see that Blackberry is planning on releasing a 10-inch tablet, a phablet, and another touchscreen device with a fully QWERTY keyboard.

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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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Which partner purchased one million Blackberry Z10 devices?

Which partner purchased one million Blackberry Z10 devices?

A couple of weeks ago, Blackberry announced that a mystery partner had purchased 1 million of its Blackberry Z10 devices. It wouldn't say who the partner was, but that it was a huge confidence boost for both the company and consumers alike. The announcement was enough to boost its shares up 8.2%. While it was speculated that the mysterious partner had to be a major carrier like AT&T or Verizon Wireless, it turns out that the partner was actually a wireless distributor by the name of Brightstar.

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BlackBerry Z10 now available on AT&T

BlackBerry Z10 now available on AT&T

After a couple of months of Canada and the UK already enjoying their BlackBerry Z10, the device has finally hit the US and is available on AT&T's network starting today, making them the first US carrier to make the new phone available to customers. You can now grab the BlackBerry 10-equipped device for $200 after signing a new two-year contract.

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BlackBerry CEO: iPhone is old news

BlackBerry CEO: iPhone is old news

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has dismissed the iPhone for slowly innovating, arguing that while BlackBerry 10 owes iOS for its groundwork on touch devices, Apple's aging UI leaves it passé. "Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market, they did a fantastic job with the user interface" Heins told The Australian Financial Review as the Z10 made its debut down under, but argued that "the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate ... you can be replaced pretty quickly." That's something Apple should fear, Heins argues.

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Verizon BlackBerry Z10 available March 28, pre-orders start tomorrow

Verizon BlackBerry Z10 available March 28, pre-orders start tomorrow

Last month, BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) unveiled the BlackBerry Z10, the company's latest smartphone that looks to take on the flagship devices of other major mobile platforms. We already know that the new device will be making its way to Verizon, but we weren't sure of the exact date. However, Verizon has come out and said that the Z10 will be available starting on March 28, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow morning at 8 am ET.

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