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BBM for iPhone and Android semi-functional launch page goes live

BBM for iPhone and Android semi-functional launch page goes live

We've known for some time that a BBM app for Android and iOS will be coming, but nothing had been set in stone as far as launch dates go. Last week, user guides for both varieties of mobile operating systems leaked, hinting that BlackBerry messenger would likely be arriving soon, and that conclusion seems to have been spot-on, with a landing page going live over on BB's website briefly.

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BBM Android and iOS user guides suggest launch imminent

BBM Android and iOS user guides suggest launch imminent

While the BlackBerry brand may not be doing as well as they'd hoped with the launch of BlackBerry 10 and the devices it runs on, an impending BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) app for iOS and Android still appears all the rage. This app has been announced for both Apple mobile products and Google's Android, but no final launch date has been made official. Today's leak of a couple of user manuals - one each for both of the platforms - suggests that the launch of the apps may be nearby.

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BlackBerry Z30 outed in leaked hands-on video

BlackBerry Z30 outed in leaked hands-on video

We've been hearing a lot about BlackBerry's rumored A10, which has recently been dubbed the Z30 after getting an unofficial name change. We've seen photos of the new device, but a hands-on video of the device has been leaked, and it marks the latest time that we're seeing the Z30 in all its glory inside moving pictures.

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Android extends smartphone OS lead but iOS could surge again says IDC

Android extends smartphone OS lead but iOS could surge again says IDC

Android has extended its market share lead over iOS while Windows Phone continues to pull ahead of BlackBerry, new smartphone OS numbers from IDC suggest, though the incoming iPhone 5S is tipped to rejuvenate Apple's appeal. Shipments of Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices were all up in Q2 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, IDC says, but despite the extra iPhone sales, Android still rose from 69.1-percent of the market in 2012 to 79.3-percent this year. However, IDC warns, that shouldn't be an excuse for Google and its OEM partners to rest on their laurels.

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BlackBerry Porsche crossover continues with Z10-inspired reboot

BlackBerry Porsche crossover continues with Z10-inspired reboot

There's nothing like a good Porsche BlackBerry phone to make you realize that there's a niche for essentially any sort of smartphone you can think of, just so long as it's got a brand attached to it. Here we're seeing the continuation of the Porsche BlackBerry team-up, coming up from the last edition which rolled out with a full QWERTY keyboard. This device is inspired by the BlackBerry Z10, though its full touchscreen UI is slightly modified beyond that first-generation product.

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