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BlackBerry Q10 arrives at AT&T on pre-order starting tomorrow

BlackBerry Q10 arrives at AT&T on pre-order starting tomorrow

This week BlackBerry brings their hero QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device to the big blue network, AT&T's 4G LTE network in the United States. This device will be arriving on pre-order first and foremost, with final in-store availability coming sooner than later. This device works with BlackBerry 10's slightly smaller user interface as the Z10 continues to roll forth with a full-screen touch interface on several carriers since early 2013.

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AT&T video chat goes unlimited for all by 2014

AT&T video chat goes unlimited for all by 2014

This past week we noticed a bit of an oddity in how AT&T handled the video chat element in Google's new "Google+ Hangouts" app on cellular data: in effect, it didn't work. Asking AT&T about the situation, it was discovered that they had a policy in place for pre-loaded apps working with video chat, making it clear that it's the OS makers (Google and Apple) and the device makers (Samsung, BlackBerry, LG, HTC, Apple), that were responsible for enabling pre-loaded apps to be able to work with cellular data for video chat. Today, AT&T makes it clear that Apple, Samsung, and BlackBerry will be making a big change by June for all their pre-loaded apps.

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BlackBerry: No BBM for iPad app at cross-platform launch

BlackBerry: No BBM for iPad app at cross-platform launch

BlackBerry's BBM client for iOS and Android, due for release this summer, will not support the iPad at launch, the company has revealed, focusing instead on smartphones. The cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger support was announced on Tuesday on the first day of BlackBerry Live, but software portfolio chief Vivek Bhardwaj confirmed to Trusted Reviews that tablet support is relatively low on the agenda.

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Windows Phone comes 3rd in smartphones but Android keeps clear lead

Windows Phone comes 3rd in smartphones but Android keeps clear lead

Windows Phone has taken third place in the global smartphone OS shipments chart buoyed by Nokia's Lumia successes, new figures suggest, pushing BlackBerry into fourth place, but Microsoft's platform still languishes well behind Android and iOS. Google's Android is the clear smartphone OS marketshare leader, according to IDC, with a claimed 75-percent of the market in Q1 2013, while Apple's iOS has 17.3-percent.

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Skype arrives on BlackBerry Z10 as 10.1 update is on the way

Skype arrives on BlackBerry Z10 as 10.1 update is on the way

Today, Skype has announced that its popular video calling service is available as a preview for BlackBerry Z10 users. The app first rolled out onto BlackBerry Q10 devices last month as a preview, and now the Z10 is getting it's moment of video-chat glory. However, it seems a lot of the features in the app requires the BlackBerry 10.1 update, which will begin rolling out later this month.

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