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BlackBerry PlayBook sequel unlikely as Heins slams tablets

BlackBerry PlayBook sequel unlikely as Heins slams tablets

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has dismissed the long-term potential for tablets, arguing that time is running out on slates and - perhaps still stinging from the PlayBook failure - suggesting they're a bad business model. Heins, who had been suitably ebullient about the likely success of the recently-released BlackBerry Q10, predicting sales in the tens of millions, was equally critical of tablet options. "In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore" he predicted.

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Blackberry CEO claims the Q10 will sell “tens of millions of units”

Blackberry CEO claims the Q10 will sell “tens of millions of units”

Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins believes that the Blackberry Q10 will be the company's saving grace, moreso than the Blackberry Z10. First day Blackberry Q10 sales in the UK has surpassed the company's expectations with Carphone Warehouse's outlet, Selfridges, saying that the device sold thousands of units per hour. Within 6 hours, the retailer sold out its entire stock of Blackberry Q10 devices in every one of its stores.

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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 continues slow grind to relevance as Skype finally incoming

BlackBerry 10 continues slow grind to relevance as Skype finally incoming

BlackBerry continues to slide out of relevance for virtually all smartphone users as competing devices gain popularity. One of the big issues for people who still like BlackBerry devices is that there are so few developers producing apps for the BlackBerry devices that it can take a very long time for BlackBerry fans to get their hands on new applications. These apps have been available on other smart devices for years in some cases.

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BlackBerry Q10 appears in USA with T-Mobile, business first

BlackBerry Q10 appears in USA with T-Mobile, business first

This week the BlackBerry Q10 has been ushered in to the United States smartphone market with announcements from carriers across the board, starting with T-Mobile. As T-Mobile noted earlier today, they'll be bringing pre-orders to the web starting on the 29th of April with business customers first up for in-hand action. This follows the strategy delivered with T-Mobile's push for the BlackBerry Z10 earlier this year.

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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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BlackBerry Q10 release set for April 26th in UK

BlackBerry Q10 release set for April 26th in UK

While the official release of the BlackBerry Q10 has still not been confirmed for any USA-based mobile carriers, the UK-based Vodafone has made it clear that April 26th will be the day they begin having the device in-stock. The BlackBerry Q10 is the physical QWERTY keyboard-toting hero phone for BlackBerry 10, the company's newest operating system release. You'll also find the BlackBerry Z10 already available across the world - that being the full-touch hero for BlackBerry 10.

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Blackberry crowned least wanted in smartphone survey

Blackberry crowned least wanted in smartphone survey

Blackberry is like the little engine that could, chugging along but mostly unloved, according to a survey that asked consumers which smartphone they would never use, listing Blackberry, Android, and iPhone as the three options. Unfortunately for the company formerly known as RIM, Blackberry was the runaway winner (loser?), with over 70-percent of respondents saying they'll never use it.

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Aruba WorkSpace gets futuristic with Bring Your Own Device enterprise security

Aruba WorkSpace gets futuristic with Bring Your Own Device enterprise security

This week the folks at Aruba are showing off their brand new WorkSpace platform complete with what they note is the first Bring Your Own Device solution that integrates the elements they're bringing to the table. With this new system, Aruba will be managing networks, devices, and applications all in one - and all BYOD! This futuristic solution brings on another winning ClearPass Access Management System and is set to protect the vital information flowing in and out of your company devices every single day.

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