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  BlackBerry is set to launch a new phone into the market this September called “Passport”. BlackBerry’s CEO, John Chen announced this at BlackBerry’s Q1 earnings call. As the name goes, the phone is just about the same size as a passport. The phone is expected to have the normal QWERTY keyboard like other Blackberry phones, but little is known about the specs of the  phone. Blackberry phone sales and market shares have dropped drastically from last year as they have lost out to other top smartphone manufacturers like AppleRead More
BlackBerry announced 2 low end devices to its BlackBerry 10 range – the Blackberry Z3 and Q20. The Z3 is like its predecessors the Z30 and Z10 while the Q20 features a touch screen and keyboard combo like the Q5 and Q10. BlackBerry Q20 The BlackBerry Q20 features a 3.5-inch touchscreen display and a physical keyboard. BlackBerry calls it a “Classic” and it brings back the Menu, Back, Send and End buttons. It even has the good old trackpad BlackBerry is famous for. John Chen, BlackBerry’s Executive Chairman and CEORead More
BlackBerry revealed the Porsche P’9982 – the first BlackBerry Porsche running BlackBerry 10. The Porsche Design P’9982 is an all touch smartphone and is the second model in the BlackBerry and Porsche Design series. The luxury of the P’9982 can be seen in its satin finished frame forged from stainless steel and a hand-wrapped  Italian leather back door. The limited edition model of the P’9982 features a back door,  hand-wrapped in genuine Crocodile leather. It’s so exclusive, there are only 600 of this in the entire world. The P’9982 phones have a series ofRead More
BlackBerry has sent an official email to Beta testers and people who signed up to be notified when multi-platform BBM becomes available. The email was titled “BBM for Android and iPhone is here!” and explains that the rollout has resumed and there is a line-up to start using the app. This comes after months of delay and a false start last month. To download BBM for Android and iOS, visit BBM.com from your phone and follow the instructions. The website also allows you invite your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and friends in yourRead More

Posted On September 22, 2013By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Mobile

BlackBerry Wants To Perfect BBM for Android and iOS; Postpones Release

Womp womp! After getting us all excited for the release of BBM for iPhone and Android this weekend, BlackBerry decided to push the release of its native apps for both platforms to a yet-to-be-announced date. The Android app leaked on Friday and already got over 1.1 million users in the first 8 hours. Thus, because of this leak there are some apparent “issues” they are attempting to fix, so BlackBerry is pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and disabling the leak going around. For now, they have released BBM forRead More
BlackBerry officially announced their new flagship phone running BlackBerry 10.2 – BlackBerry Z30. The BlackBerry Z30’s main features are its 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.7GHz processor with quad-core graphics and 2880mAh battery. The Z30 also sports the same weaved back as the BlackBerry Q10. Early leaks of the device called it an A10 but now we know better. BlackBerry hasn’t seen a great year selling it’s BlackBerry 10 devices worldwide – mainly due to a limited number of Apps in BlackBerry World and its pricing strategy. The phone comes withRead More
BlackBerry, in its latest blog post, announced that its mobile messaging app, BBM, which has been highly anticipated by iOS and Android users, will now be available to the world from Saturday, 21st of September for Android users and Sunday, 22nd of September. for iOS users The App which was exclusive only to BlackBerry devices will now be available for free to Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich(Android 4.0) and Jelly Bean(Android 4.2) or iOS devices running iOS 6 and iOS 7. The very popular messaging app which is even about toRead More

Posted On September 17, 2013By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Mobile, Top Stories

How To Activate The BlackBerry 10 Data Plans from MTN or Airtel

Just a quick tip from us here with some of the activation codes and details for the Blackberry 10 data plans in Nigeria. They are different from regular BIS activation codes because they were costing telcos, so here they are from Airtel and MTN. You’re welcome! MTN Nigeria BB10 PLANS VALIDITY INCLUSIVE DATA PRICE DIAL SEND KEYWORD TO 21600 BB10 MAXI Monthly 1.5GB N3,000 *216*15# BBMAXIM Weekly 350MB N1,100 *216*14# BBMAXIW BB10 MIDI Monthly 500MB N1,500 *216*12# BBMIDIM Weekly 125MB N550 *216*11# BBMIDIW BB10 LITE Monthly 260MB N1000 *216*9# BBLITEMRead More

Posted On September 3, 2013By BinjoIn Mobile, Top Stories

First Look At BBM For Android [VIDEO]

BlackBerryOS.com has released an unofficial video of BlackBerry Messenger for Android. The app looks exactly like its BlackBerry 10 sibling and works in the same way. The menu interface and layout are however, different from that of regular Android apps. BlackBerry announced that BBM for Android and iOS would be released by the end of the summer and it is currently in a beta testing phase. That date is very close. Here’s the video demo-ing BBM for Android. Tell us what you think in the comments! Source: The Verge viaRead More

Posted On August 13, 2013By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Gadgets, Mobile, Top Stories

The BlackBerry 9720 Is Official, Runs BlackBerry OS 7

Hold It! BlackBerry announced a new BlackBerry running BlackBerry 7. The BlackBerry 9720 has a  2.8″ touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard and is intended to provide what the company calls a “communications centric experience” with social sharing at the core of most of what the phone can do. For example, you can post to BBM, Twitter and Facebook with one status update and similarly post a picture to all three networks directly from the camera. The phone comes in different colors and is the newest addition to the company’s lineRead More