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Tim Cook and his team seem to be very inspired in this latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c with the latest technology integrated on it.

Apple's Touch ID sensor for the iPhone 5s was designed to be used with fingerprints, but it seems that it can also be used with other body parts as the folks at Japanese website, Rocket News, have found out when they attempted to lock and unlock the iPhone 5s using their nipples.

One person locked and registered his nipple with the Touch ID, and successfully managed to unlock it by putting it against his chest. When another person attempted something similar with his phone, it did not work, proving that nipples can be one way to lock your iPhone 5s if fingerprints are a little too obvious.

They also experimented with Touch ID using their toes and it turned out to be a success as well, so for those who feel that fingers are a little too obvious and cliche, here are two additional body parts you can use!

The Video however can be found on Youtube with the follow search query " How to Register your iPhone 5s/5c with Nipples and Toes"

Seen on ubergizmo.com

September 21st and 22nd was the official date released by Blackberry but unfortunately it was a Global disappointment.

However, the above screenshot from Apples Appstore shows BBM live on Appstore which eventually turned out to be FAKE.


In the late hours of september 21st a press release has also been made by BLackBerry stating...

"We know you're waiting. Pausing ‪#BBM4All‬ rollout to fix issues caused by an unreleased BBM for Android app. Read more: http://blck.by/1bywAAI"

Although another source claims BBM has stated rollingout on iPhones. But it proves to be Fake still.



WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2013) - BBM(TM) - the iconic mobile social network - will begin rolling out for Android(TM) and iPhone(R) customers around the world from September 21. Previously exclusive to BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB) smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play(TM) and the App Store(SM). Customers will be able to download BBM by visiting www.BBM.com from their smartphone browser.
BBM gives you a private social network for active, real conversations.
  • It's immediate. BBM is always on so you are always connected. And because messages on BBM are typically delivered and read within seconds, it's the closest thing to a live conversation.
  • You trust it. BBM always tells you that messages are delivered and read. BBM conversations come alive on a private network you can count on.
  • You control it. BBM allows you to choose your contacts and how you share your information. BBM uses a PIN so you don't have to give anyone your phone number or email address.

"BBM is a very engaging messaging service that is simple to use, easy to personalize and has an immediacy that is necessary for mobile communications," said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry. "With more than a billion Android, iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones in the market, and no dominant mobile messaging platform, this is absolutely the right time to bring BBM to Android and iPhone customers."

BBM for Android and iPhone features:

BBM Chat - Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let you know that your message has been delivered and read, it also shows you that your friend is responding to the message.
More than chat - With BBM you can share files on your phone such as photos and voice notes, all in an instant.

Keep your group in the loop - Multi-person chats are a great way to invite contacts to chat together. BBM Groups lets you invite up to 30 friends to chat together, and go a step further than multi-chat by sharing photos and schedules. And, with Broadcast Message, you can send a message out to all your BBM contacts at once.

Post Updates and stay in the know - BBM lets you post a personal message, profile picture and your current status, and lets your contacts know instantly in Updates.

Your unique PIN - Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains your privacy, so you don't have to give out your phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.

BBM will be available as a free download for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.x) beginning at 7AM EDT on September 21. BBM for iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7 will become available for each market on the App Store schedule of 12:01 AM local time on September 22. For more information, or to download BBM for Android or iPhone, visit www.BBM.com.

BBM will continue to evolve quickly. Later this year, BBM Channels will provide a forum for active, real conversations between you and the people, brands, celebrities, artists, service providers, communities and more, that matter to you. By creating a Channel, individuals and brands can engage their friends and communities in conversations sparked by their thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a Channel will let you join conversations with people who share your interests. In addition, BBM Video calling and BBM Voice calling are planned for availability for Android and iPhone in a future version.


Brace yourselves people its not a rumor, as we officially counting down to BBM for Andriod and iPhone devices, however its not limited to iPhones alone, also iPads and iTouchs devices too can now PING!!!.


Incase you dont know there's more in the new BBM than Pinging, BlackBerry added a feature no one ever thought of its a Channel, yes you can actually brand yourself a channel and also invite people to subscribe to it and lucky you if your channel gets popular you get the Verified icon.


Here's the Official press release right from BlackBerry Beta Zone(I'm a Member yea).

BBM FOR ALL! Visit www.bbm.com for more information

That's right BBM fans- the iconic mobile social network will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world from September 21 -2013. Soon, you'll be able to easily connect with friends on different platforms. As you may know BBM was previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, and it will be available as a free download in Google Play and the App store. Head to www.BBM.com now!

So whether your using a Samsung, Sony Ericson, HTC, e.t.c no worries BlackBerry and Android got you covered!!!!

Less than 72hrs to go!!!


The latest BlackBerry so far is the Z30 and as we all know its similar to its predecessor Z10 so i've come to compare the difference between the two Sisters lol...

First of all i have to admit that after seeing the two devices i fell so in love with the Z30(maybe coz i like big Phones) and so the Z10 looks like a small phone but after checking the difference between the two smartphones i found out nothing really new. As a matter of fact the Older sister which is Z10 has some features Z30 should have but Hell No! 

 Here are the differences i found out...Although i will update this once the Z30 hits the market and its been test run. 

       BlackBerry Z30                      Vs.                         BlackBerry Z10



Design


Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
OSBlackBerry (10.2)BlackBerry (10)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.51 x 2.83 x 0.37 inches (140 x 72 x 9.4 mm)5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 inches (130 x 65.6 x 9 mm)
Weight6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.5 oz (128 g)
4.85 oz (138 g)
the average is 4.5 oz (128 g)
Side KeysRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
ColorsBlack, White

Display


Physical size5.0 inches                  4.2 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels                  768 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
295 ppi                  356 ppi
Technology
Super AMOLED
Colors16 777 216                  16 777 216
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touch                   Capacitive, Multi-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor                  Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Battery


Talk time18.00 hours
the average is 12 h (702 min)
Stand-by time16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
Talk time (3G)        10.00 hours
       the average is 10 h (625 min)
Stand-by time (3G)      13.0 days (312 hours)
       the average is 19 days (459 h)
Music playback90.00 hours
Video playback12.00 hours
Capacity2880 mAh         1800 mAh

Hardware


System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor
Dual core, 1700 MHzDual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorAdreno 320Adreno 225
System memory
2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel)2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR2
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC   up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Camera


Camera8 megapixels          8 megapixels
FlashLED          LED
Aperture size F2.2          F2.2
FeaturesAuto focusAuto focus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)     1920x1080 (1080p HD)
FeaturesVideo calling    Digital image stabilization
Front-facing camera2 megapixels     2 megapixels
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)    1280x720 (720p HD)

Multimedia


Music player
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists      Album, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback      Album art cover, Background playback
Supported formatsMP3  MP3, AAC, eAAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG
Video playback
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG2, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing


Browser
supportsHTML, HTML5                                HTML, HTML5

Technology


GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE700 MHz Class 17, 850 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz, 1900 MHz700 MHz Class 17, 850 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz, 1900 MHz
Data4G LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS4G LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYesYes
Global RoamingYes
Positioning
GPS, A-GPS, S-GPSGPS, A-GPS
NavigationYesYes

Phone features


PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Blackberry ConnectIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
Instant MessagingYesYes

Connectivity


Bluetooth4.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspotYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)Micro HDMI (Type D)
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB
OtherNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features


NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone/sfor Noise cancellation
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability


Officially announced18 Sep 2013                               30 Jan 2013
Scheduled release
05 Oct 2013 (Official)


 Src: PhoneArena.com


Now lets consider the changes,

The Z10 is still on OS 10, while the Z30 is coming with OS 10.2 but lets not forget Z10/Q10/Q5 will also get an Update to 10.2 by Mid October.

They both weigh the same KG i.e 128kg respectively(Which bothers me coz the Z30 is bigger, How come?)

The display feature is funny, coz the Z10 carries more Pixel than the Z30.

The worst part, Same camera Pixel 8MP(Back)! 2MP(Front)!....Anyways thats all for now you can fish out the rest, but one thing that will make you go eager for Z30 is the new Paratek technology which in summary is a new generation technology for network stability when there's no strong Network coverage click here to read more about the tech in their press release.... in my own opinion Z30 rocks!!!



Early today we got a press release concerning BlackBerry's latest device named Z30, this model ofcourse is a sister to BlackBerry Z10 but the obvious difference is that the BlackBerry Z30 comes as a Big sis to the aforementioned smartphone.

In Summary before you head to the press release, here are some basic and important features that comes with this device some say its like an S4, others say its bigger than Galaxy Note, whichever way when it arrives fiscally we'll fill the gaps....

The BlackBerry Z30 is comes with the new OS 10.2 build Sporting a 5" Super AMOLED display, 1.7 GHz processor with quadcore graphics, the Z30 will be the second latest all-touch smartphone in the BB 10 family from BlackBerry.

The most important part is the battery and Blackberry didn't disappoint, the Z30 features a 2880mAh battery making it the biggest battery ever made on a BlackBerry till date.

Also a rear feature among other smartphones comes into play as the new Z30 smartphone comes with a New Generation Antenna Technology from BlackBerry which dynamically tunes reception to give you better connectivity in low signal areas. BlackBerry® Paratek Antenna can give you faster data transfers and fewer dropped calls in low signal areas, keeping you connected in more places.


Most of us were probably expecting the Z10/Q10/Q5 to utilize the Paratek technology that RIM acquired a while back, but it looks like they finally implemented it in the Z30. Or, it's already in the previous BB10 devices and BlackBerry is just highlighting it again.

As for getting your hands on one, the Z30 will be available from select retailers in the UK and Middle East beginning next week, and all other regions going into the holiday season.

Press Release:

BlackBerry Introduces the New BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone with 5” Display and BlackBerry 10.2 OS Biggest, Fastest, Most Advanced BlackBerry Smartphone Lets You Take on Any Task and Always Be in Control.

Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) Today introduced the new BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone, BlackBerry’s biggest, fastest and most advanced smartphone. 
Featuring BlackBerry® 10 OS version 10.2, the new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with a beautiful 5” display and the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone. It is designed to keep you hyper connected, productive and always in control, and lets you share like you’re there and collaborate with ease.

 “The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone builds on the solid foundation and engaging user experience of the BlackBerry 10 platform with features like the powerful BlackBerry Hub, its exceptional touchscreen keyboard and industry leading browser,” said Carlo Chiarello, Executive Vice President for Products at BlackBerry. 

“The smartphone rounds out the BlackBerry 10 portfolio and is designed for people looking for a smartphone that excels at communications, messaging and productivity. Having apps like the full Documents To Go suite that comes preinstalled, together with its 5” touch display, the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone gives you a best in class productivity experience on the go.” The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, which includes hundreds of refinements plus many new features that help you be more productive.

 Among key features are: BlackBerry® Priority Hub – BlackBerry® Hub is the one place to manage all your conversations and notifications. The new BlackBerry Priority Hub can now learn what conversations and what people are important to you making it fast and easy to find the messages and information you need. It collects priority messages across your email, social networking and other accounts and gives you instant access to the conversations most important to you to help you stay organized and focused on the most important tasks. BBM™ Now in Any App and Message Previews Everywhere – BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 continues to refine the unique communications experience of the platform. 

 You can now get a preview of any message as it arrives in whatever app you’re using, and immediately dismiss it or tap it to read the full content and respond. If a BBM message arrives, you can instantly reply to the message without even leaving the app you’re in. In addition, if your phone is locked, you can tap the various icons on the Lock Screen to see an instant preview of your most recent messages and notifications. 

  •  5” Super AMOLED Display – The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone features the latest in display technology with a 5” Super AMOLED display that makes whatever you’re running larger, clearer and more vivid. The smartphone also houses many top of the line components, including a 1.7 GHz processor with quadcore graphics that makes browsing web pages faster and games more detailed. Stereo Audio and BlackBerry® Natural Sound –
     
  • The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with stereo speakers that immerse you in your music, videos, apps and games, and makes conversations sound like you’re face-to-face. BlackBerry Natural Sound is new technology exclusive to BlackBerry and part of BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 that makes BBM Voice and BBM Video chats sound more natural and realistic. BlackBerry Natural Sound lets you hear nuances and variations in tone, making conversations sound like you’re in the same room.
     
  • New Antenna Technology – The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone features BlackBerry’s new generation antenna technology that dynamically tunes reception to give you better connectivity in low signal areas. BlackBerry® Paratek Antenna can give you faster data transfers and fewer dropped calls in low signal areas, keeping you connected in more places. 

  •  Longer Battery Life – The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone includes a 2880 mAh battery, the largest battery ever built into a BlackBerry smartphone. Combined with the battery enhancements in BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, you can get up to 25 hours of mixed use* to keep you moving from dawn ‘til dawn. 

The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone will roll out from select carriers and retailers around the world beginning next week in the UK and Middle East, and all other regions going into the holiday season. Specific pricing and availability will be announced by partners at the time of their respective launches. 

A variety of accessories including cases and chargers will also be available. Subject to carrier approvals, BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry® Z10, BlackBerry® Q10 and BlackBerry® Q5 smartphones beginning mid-October. For more information about the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, please visit www.blackberry.com/blackberryz30. 

* Based on mixed usage scenario. Many factors affect battery life, including network connectivity, application usage, feature configuration and battery age. Actual results may vary.


In other News BBM(Blackberry Messenger) release date will now be available to Android and IPhones  Sept 21 and Sept 22 respectively...
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