BlackBerry Z10

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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BlackBerry Z10 Limited Edition Red sent to 12,000 developers for free

BlackBerry Z10 Limited Edition Red sent to 12,000 developers for free

This week the folks at BlackBerry have sent out a whopping 12,000 BlackBerry Z10 Red edition smartphones to developers across the world. Packages have been sent this with a note thanking these developers for "taking a leap of faith" in working with BlackBerry before and through the release of BlackBerry 10. This device appears to be exactly the same as the standard BlackBerry Z10 (see our full review here) device save the limited-edition red color casing.

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T-Mobile roadmap leaks with 4G LTE set for March 27th

T-Mobile roadmap leaks with 4G LTE set for March 27th

This week a leaked roadmap / product listing chart has been revealed by a user close to the action inside T-Mobile USA. This list shows not only a set of new handsets that will be appearing carried by the company soon, it tips off the date that T-Mobile's 4G LTE network will be available as well. The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (in some new flavor or another) has appeared on this list with the BlackBerry Z10 and the Galaxy S III with newly upgraded 4G LTE capabilities for T-Mobile's unique network bands.

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BlackBerry Z10 experiencing sell outs, limited stock across UK

BlackBerry Z10 experiencing sell outs, limited stock across UK

BlackBerry has a lot riding on the release of its newest mobile operating system, and it seems that one of its latest handsets - the BlackBerry Z10 - is getting off to a respectable start in some areas of the world. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said in a note to investors today that the BlackBerry Z10 has launched to great consumer reception in the UK, selling out in some places. It isn't doing too bad in other regions like Canada and UAE either, so BlackBerry might just have a winner on its hands.

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BlackBerry Z10 Review

BlackBerry Z10 Review

RIM reborn… and now it's BlackBerry, if you don't mind. Rebranded, refreshed, and desperate to impress, you can't knock BlackBerry's enthusiasm about its now-eponymous platform. Then again, it's had several months of delays in which to practice, and the BlackBerry Z10 - first out of the gate to run the OS - is so close to the two prior variants of developer device that there isn't a long list of new features to be learned. Instead, and with the arguably more important Q10 QWERTY version a couple of months off, it's a case of making an argument for BlackBerry 10 to occupy the coveted "third ecosystem" spot, and the scraps left behind from Android and iOS. Is BlackBerry 10 the OS to give Windows Phone nightmares, reboot BlackBerry itself, and snatch both consumer and enterprise crowns? Read on for our full review.

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