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BlackBerry R10 budget QWERTY and Q10 top-tier smartphones close at hand

BlackBerry R10 budget QWERTY and Q10 top-tier smartphones close at hand

This week the BlackBerry 10 is extending its hand in both unofficial and official manners, with the BlackBerry R10 leaking as a QWERTY budget smartphone running BlackBerry 10 and the Q10 hitting pre-orders. With the BlackBerry Q10, we've already had a couple of looks at the device and have been no less impressed with it than we were with the Z10 - take that how you will. With the BlackBerry R10 it would appear that the company is indeed going back on its assurance that they'd never create another budget phone again - here's BlackBerry 10 for everyone!

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Blackberry Music will be shutdown June 2

Blackberry Music will be shutdown June 2

Come this summer, Blackberry Music will be no more, with Blackberry announcing that the service will be retired on June 2. The information comes via an emailed statement that went out to Blackberry customers with a BB Music subscription. Less they be left completely high and dry, Blackberry is offering those subscribers a free 30-day trial to Rdio premium, which it says will fill the BB Music void.

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Blackberry 7 devices will head to emerging markets

Blackberry 7 devices will head to emerging markets

Blackberry's Z10 has finally made its way to the United States, one of Blackberry's most important markets. It's still a bit too soon to evaluate just how well the device is doing, however, judging from the customer reviews, the device is doing well. However, where exactly does that leave Blackberry's OS 7 devices? It looks like the company has decided to bring the devices to several emerging markets.

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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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CEO changes mind on inexpensive BlackBerry 10 handsets

CEO changes mind on inexpensive BlackBerry 10 handsets

If you were worried that you'd never get your hands on a BlackBerry 10 smartphone because the first touchscreen device was too expensive - bucker up! Today BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has made an almost offhand comment about the future of the inexpensive BlackBerry 10 handset - a device he'd previously all but dismissed as a possibility. Today during an earnings call that had rather mixed news for the company, a "midrange BlackBerry 10" smart device was confirmed.

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BlackBerry posts $94 million profit in Q4 2013, founder leaving company

BlackBerry posts $94 million profit in Q4 2013, founder leaving company

BlackBerry released its quarterly earnings for its Q4 2013 fiscal quarter, and the company brought in $2.7 billion in revenue, with $94 million of that being cold-hard profit. This is up from $14 million during the last quarter. Furthermore, BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis -- who was the company's co-CEO until January 2012 -- has announced that he's leaving the company.

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PowerSkin launches the first battery case for the BlackBerry Z10

PowerSkin launches the first battery case for the BlackBerry Z10

If you're a BlackBerry fan that decided to get yourself a new Z10 smartphone, PowerSkin has announced a new accessory you may be interested in. The company has unveiled what it claims to be the first battery case specifically made for the BlackBerry Z10. We are very familiar with the company's PowerSkin line of battery cases since we've looked at them in the past for other devices such as the iPhone 5.

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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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