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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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Home Depot says no to BlackBerry 10: iPhone a go

Home Depot says no to BlackBerry 10: iPhone a go

When it comes to the business segment, it would seem that no company has more to lose than BlackBerry - as proven this week by stock prices falling at news the Home Depot will soon be switching to iPhone. The yet-unofficial announcement that Home Depot would be dropping their company-wide use of BlackBerry devices for Apple's mobile phone option will have the company formerly known as RIM servicing around 100,000 devices fewer once the full switch is made. It would seem that stocks of BlackBerry dipped down as far as 6 percent in early trading today while the stock appears to be a bit more on the rebound as noon arrives.

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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 Q10 may not launch in US until May or June

BlackBerry Q10 may not launch in US until May or June

When BlackBerry held a launch event for its new mobile OS at the end of last month, it unveiled two handsets that will be running it: the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10. While the Z10 is a touchscreen-only phone, the Q10 has a physical keyboard remiscient of the devices that made BlackBerry famous. If you've been holding out for the Q10 and you live in the US, we're sorry to say that you might have to wait until May or June to get your hands on one.

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BlackBerry 10 Android Jelly Bean integration confirmed

BlackBerry 10 Android Jelly Bean integration confirmed

This week the development team at BlackBerry working with the new mobile OS BlackBerry 10 have confirmed that they'll be updating Android app integration from version 2.3 Gingerbread all the way up to 4.1 Jelly Bean. This Runtime for Android toolset takes what we know about Android app integration in BlackBerry 10 and moves it forward to apps being developed for the newest Android systems rather than Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This Gingerbread version of Android is, if you did not know, a version of Google mobile OS over 2 generations old - it's high time!

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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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SlashGear’s Super Bowl XLVII ad spot roundup

SlashGear’s Super Bowl XLVII ad spot roundup

For some people, the Super Bowl isn't about the game, but about the commercials. We saw a lot of them during this year's game, and there was no shortage of advertisements relating to technology, cars, and movies. We decided to round up all of the Super Bowl commercials that we thought SlashGear readers would enjoy most, including ones from Samsung, Best Buy, GoDaddy, and even BlackBerry. We've embedded some of our personal favorites right in this post, with links to all the other ads that are relevant.

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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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