BlackBerry Z10

$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 heads to AT&T on March 22 tips sources

BlackBerry Z10 heads to AT&T on March 22 tips sources

The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone has been available in Europe for a while now. Sales for the device started off well enough, and then fell off significantly. A few days ago, we reported that many European carriers were slashing the price of the Z10 in an attempt to make it more appealing to customers. Price cuts this early on don't bode well for BlackBerry and its hopes for the Z10 and the BlackBerry 10 operating system.

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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 gets first update: Battery life and low-light camera fixes, more

BlackBerry 10 gets first update: Battery life and low-light camera fixes, more

BlackBerry has pushed out the first update for the BlackBerry Z10, promising improvements in battery life, multimedia and third-party app performance, and enterprise features around calendars and contacts. The new firmware, a 150MB download, is being released as an OTA update, and according to BlackBerry has been pieced together primarily in response to consumer feedback from the first month of reports.

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BlackBerry Z10 sales estimates cut significantly

BlackBerry Z10 sales estimates cut significantly

While the BlackBerry Z10 released among a crowd of curious and eager onlookers, most of which were excited to see BlackBerry's newest offerings, the general public doesn't seem to be too crazy about the new Z10 according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, who cut the sales forecast of BlackBerry's new smartphone from 1.75 million units to just 300,000.

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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 10 has best launch day in history (in Canada)

BlackBerry 10 has best launch day in history (in Canada)

It's been made official, ladies and gentlemen, the first day BlackBerry 10 devices have been on sale in Canada, they've broken all previous records. Those records are BlackBerry's own, with the BlackBerry Z10 knocking out all previous launch-day records by 50%. This good news comes alongside the company announcing UK sales to be "close to three times" the company's best first-week performance for sales of any one BlackBerry smartphone. Sounds like they're off to a good start!

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BlackBerry 10 March release: far too late

BlackBerry 10 March release: far too late

When the company formerly known as RIM first announced that they'd be working on the system that would eventually become BlackBerry 10, it was a year and a half ago. It takes a long time to develop an operating system, even when it's a mobile operating system meant to operate with far fewer abilities than a full-powered desktop OS - but that's not where BlackBerry went wrong. The company known as BlackBerry fell apart the moment they announced a new operating system more than a week before they showed it working in the real world.

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