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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...



Just after a successful released of the all new BlackBerry 10 devices e.g Z10 and Q10, heres a sneak leak to what we could say the next iBlackberry lol coz this device R10 is said to have a non-removable battery with a back plastic cover that looks like an iPhone 3G...

The device is rumored to ship with a 3.1-inch display operating at a resolution of 720 x 720, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 2GB of system memory, 8GB of internal flash storage and a 1,800mAh battery that isn’t removable.


However its surely running on the New BlackBerry 10 OS, other sources suggested the phone would launch sometime during the third quarter for between $300 to $400 without carrier subsidy.


The BlackBerry R10 at first glance, it looks a lot like an older iPhone from the rear, you can however call this iPhone 3G mimic lol...Till then lest see what this device holds.


I'm beginning to love to differentiate BlackBerry phones so here's the difference between Blackberry Bold 5 "9900" with the yet to be released Blackberry 10 smartphone Q10 which is coming out sometime in April 2013.

First of all, physically they both look alike and after you check the specs below you'd agree that the BB Q10 is just a Super Smartphone higher than the Bold 5 (9900)...Braze yourself the similarity are quite obvious.     Bold 5 Specs:   Network: 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
EDGE: 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
3G: HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
SIM: Yes
Release Date: August 2011.
Size: 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm (4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 in)
Weight: 130 g (4.59 oz)
KeyBoard: QWERTY.

Blackberry Q10 Specs:
 
Network: 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA
SIM: Yes
Release Date: April 2013.
Size: 119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 mm (4.71 x 2.63 x 0.41 in).
Weight: 139 g (4.90 oz)
Keyboard: QWERTY
BOLD 5 "9900" DISPLAY:   Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen,
 16M colors, Size 640 x 480 pixels, 2.8 inches (~286 ppi pixel density)
TrackPad: Yes - "Optical trackpad"
Blackberry 10 "Q10"

Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 720 pixels,
3.1 inches (~328 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
BOLD 5 "9900" Sound types: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, 3.5mm jack Yes
Memory: 768 MB RAM, Internal Memory 8GB, expandable up to 32 GB. Card slot microSD
Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE/3G
Speed HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
NFC supported.
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

Blackberry 10 "Q10"
Sound types: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, 3.5mm jack Yes
Memory: 2 GB RAM,
Internal 16 GB expandable up to 64 GB. Card slot microSD
Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE/3G
Speed: HSDPA, HSUPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, Wi-Fi hotspot,
 Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC supported.
USB: microUSB v2.0
Bold 5 "9900" CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, LED flash,
 Geo-tagging, face detection, image
stabilization, Video 720p Recorder.
OS: Blackberry OS 7.0
Blackberry 10 "Q10"
Camera: 2(Back and Front) Back 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels,
 autofocus, LED flash features Geo-tagging,
 continuous auto-focus, image
stabilization, face detection, Front 2Mega pixel, Video.
OS: Blackberry 10.
Bold 5 "9900" Processor: CPU 1.2 GHz QC 8655
Sensors Proximity, compass.
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser: HTML
Radio: No
Map: GPS, with A-GPS support, BlackBerry Maps
Java: Enabled MIDP 2.1

Blackberry 10 "Q10"
Processor:**Chipset TI OMAP 4470. CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX544, Sensors Accelerometer,
gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6.
Browser: HTML5
Radio: TBD
Map: GPS, A-GPS support.
Java: Enabled MIDP 2.1

Bold 5 "9900"
Battery: Li-Ion 1230 mAh battery
Stand-by: Up to 307 h (2G) / Up to 307 h (3G)
Talk time: Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 50 min (3G)
Music play: Up to 50 h

BlackBerry Q10
Battery: Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery
Stand-by Talk time Up to 10 h.
Color: Black/White

BOLD 5 "9900"
Others... - Document viewer
- MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA player
- Organizer
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input

BlackBerry Q10
Other...
- SNS integration
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
- DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input

Ok now that you've seen the difference let's take a rewind.
  Did you Notice...  


BB Q10 has two cameras front and Back,
Bold 5: Has just One Back Camera

BB Q10 has No Track Pad.
Bold 5: Has Trackpad

BB Q10 Camera 8MP
Bold 5: Camera 5MP

BB Q10 weighs 139kg
Bold 5: weighs 130kg

BB Q10 Ram 2GB
Bold 5: Ram 768MB

BB Q10 internal memory 16GB expandable to 64GB
Bold 5: 8GB expandable to 32GB

BB Q10 comes with Chipset TI OMAP 4470.
Bold 5: has no such Chipset


BB Q10 Processor: CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 GPU PowerVR SGX544, Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Bold 5 Processor: CPU 1.2 GHz QC 8655
Sensors Proximity, compass.

BB Q10 Battery: Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery
Bold 5 Battery: Li-Ion 1230 mAh battery

BB Q10 Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
Bold 5: Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP

BB Q10 Browser: Html 5
Bold 5 Browser: Html

BB Q10 has Radio
Bold 5: No radio

BB Q10: OS 10
Bold 5: OS 7
  BB Q10 handles this media format MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC, DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player Bold 5 handles MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264, MP3/eAAC+/WMA player Specs Src: GsmArenA.com



 
These are the differences and i believe from this you can make a wise choice :-)

**Updated 25th Of July 2013***

This year(2012) has been a great year for smartphone makers and users, and its been a wonderful time for apps developers coz they've seen some things people want to do with their smartphones but this ones for BB users and I've comprised what tends to be on every blackberry owners phone and they are also the most widely used apps for 2012...




1 BlackBerry Messenger(BBM): Blackberry Messenger tends to be the number one coz without it I don't think there would be BlackBerry also no app that can replace it as far as its on a BlackBerry Platform. Its also the Fastest when it comes to chatting, sending and receiving pictures, VN's(Voice Notes), Broadcasting a message to hundreds of people at the same time.
Website http://www.blackberry.com/messenger


2 Twitter: Taking second sure isn't a mistake coz people tend to be on it more often than others. Its a social networking site used in tweeting, sending messages, making Friends, knowing what is currently Trending in the world, your country, State and also seeing what your favorite Stars are talking about.  Website http://m.twitter.com

3 Facebook: Takes third position because its basically used by its users for sharing pictures they just snapped and upload, you find tons of people online yet they are not ready for a chat coz they are on BBM and Twitter. But its still doing well the new mobile app GUI is very cool, you can now save photos right from the app to your phone instead of munching it which I find a great step for them.
Website http://m.facebook.com


4 OperaMini: The Fastest browser in the world taking the fourth position, This browser is mostly found on all most all BlackBerry smartphones its used for browsing the web, downloading music, saving internet pictures, reading online news and much more. Its the fastest browser you can ever rely on. Website http://m.opera.com

5 BlackBerry Native Browser: This is Blackberry's default browser and its taking fifth position because this days people on BB tends to open links sent to them from their friends using this browser maybe coz its a bit fast and delivers the web page content more interesting(or its just that they are reluctant to Open it with other browers). This browser is best with OS 5 or Higher
Website http://www.blackberry.com


6 Pixmix: This app like its name is used to mix any picture on your phone or memory card, with different type of templates/design that best suites your taste. There's paid and free version for this app and it can be purchased from Appworld.

7 Screen Muncher: Taking the seventh position is used for screen shoting any thing you're currently doing, if its a movie you're watching and you love a part you can just pause it and "HuM" it that's Munch it. Its a cool app with Paid and Free version on Appworld.

8 PicStory: Its about adding, editting and puting cool effects to your pictures just like Pixmix I mentioned above.

9 App World: BlackBerries very own app market used for purchasing and downloading applications,themes and games on your smartphone both Free/Trial and Paid.
Website http://www.blackberry.com/appworld


10 Whatsapp: A mobile app for chatting and sharing files just by having your friends phone number. Whatsapp is a one year free app on a single number but after then you can purchase the app for just $0.99/year.  Website http://m.whatsapp.com
And this comes to the end of the list, thanks for reading, though these are just my ratings from which I have observed from a lot of BB users around me and on the Social networks.













Research In Motion Ltd.’s stock fell to a nine-year low Friday, a day after the Canadian company said phones running its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system won’t be available until after the holiday shopping season.


Sales of the once-pioneering BlackBerry phones, which now look ancient next to the latest iPhones and Android devices, fell 41 percent in the latest quarter and likely won’t pick up again until new phones come out.
By then, it might be too late. When the new BlackBerrys go on sale in the first three months of 2013 — assuming there won’t be yet-another delay — people will have even more choices:
— This fall, Apple Inc. is expected to release a new iPhone with an improved Siri virtual assistant. It promises a new mapping service that sports voice navigation.
— Samsung and other phone makers are continually selling new models that run Google’s Android operating software. The next version of Android, expected in mid-July, will have improved search and photo sharing.
— Phones running a revamped version of Microsoft’s Windows system are also coming this fall.

BlackBerrys were once a staple in corporate environments because of their reputation for security and reliability. People pulled them out to check email in restaurants, living rooms and vacation homes such that they became known as “CrackBerrys.” When he became president, Barack Obama refused to part with his BlackBerry despite worries about emails sent through it complying with public-record laws.
But BlackBerrys lost their cachet when iPhones came along and demonstrated that smartphones could be good for more than email. People could now watch movies, play games, read books and update their Facebook statuses easily. Outside software programmers started spewing out apps to extend the devices’ functionality and popularity.

RIM portrays BlackBerry 10 as its way of catching up. It promises the multimedia, Internet browsing and apps experience that customers now demand.
RIM unveiled it last October, long after BlackBerrys began to slip in stature. Analysts had hoped to see BlackBerry 10 phones by early 2012, but RIM said in December that they won’t be available until late in the year because they needed a chipset that wasn’t available yet. Now, RIM said the phones won’t be out until 2013.
With yet another delay, BlackBerry loyalists may not be willing to wait longer. Already, the BlackBerry’s U.S. market share has plummeted from 41 percent in 2007 to less than 4 percent in the first three months of 2012, according to research firm IDC.

“The possibility of a comeback is rapidly diminishing,” analyst Steven Li at Raymond James said in a research note. He added that the delay also could discourage outside software developers from writing BlackBerry 10 apps that rival the thousands available for iPhones and Android devices.
Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu said RIM’s main concern should be “more about staying alive. We believe the company needs to be careful with its cash or risk facing bankruptcy.”

Post Src: Washingtonpost.com




BlackBerry just released a new update for all blackberry smartphones and this release is going to fix some bugs and integrate more apps into the BlackBerry Messenger where you and your contacts can interact with great applications so that you don't get so bored of BBM.

Link Updated! March 26 - 2014 Download the OTA version here powered by OTA.SANTO.ASIA

Direct link



Here's the longed for BlackBerry Playbook a lot of Playbook owners have been waiting for, looks like the wait is over because now in the update there are so many features you would expect from this update. Features like a New gadget docking Homescreen view, introduction of the Android App Player in OS 2.0 to broaden the selection of apps available via
BlackBerry App World, the ability to use your phone's keyboard to enter text on the PlayBook or use your phone as a remote control for your tablet.

According to Mashable.com the New OS brings social integration with services such as Facebook and Twitter, speedier operation with the help of real-time multitasking and several new productivity tools including Documents To Go, which lets you view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

BlackBerry OS 2.0 for PlayBook also packs native calendar, contacts and messages apps – something the initial version sorely lacked.

BlackBerry Bridge is another new feature that lets you seamlessly switch between screens of your BlackBerry smartphone and the PlayBook. It also lets you use your smartphone as a keyboard and mouse for the tablet.

BlackBerry PlayBook users can get the new OS 2.0 by checking for updates in “Settings.”

Research In Motion Ltd. has lost another major enterprise customer, this time to Apple Inc.


Halliburton Co, Houston Texas-based firm which is among the largest energy services providers in the world plans to replace about 4,500 company-issued BlackBerrys with iPhones within two years. The reason is in order to better support our mobile applications initiatives, said by Halliburton representative to social medias on Tuesday.

Don't be perplexed, recall In November 2010, computer maker Dell Inc. removed approximately
25,000 BlackBerry smartphones and issued employees with devices based on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone 7 platform instead. Also Bank of America and Citigroup company who currently have a massive 500k employees put together, are also considering switching to RIM's rival APPLE in a matter of time.

In the market arena RIM’s share of the United States smartphone market has plummeted from a high of 42.1% two years ago to just 16% by the end of 2011. But the UK shares hasn't dropped yet its still the number one choice for UK citizens/immigrants.

Conclusion: While BlackBerry slows in Bringing the device that will catch back the eye of her lost customer, other manufacturers are way ahead. At the moment Apple already released iPhone 4/4s consecutively with iOS 5 that got that voice to message thing called iSiri, while blackberry are still on the same BlackBerry 7 platform that still has not yet moved the market, but we hear of a BlackBerry 10 this year( I hope this will move them back to where they slide from).

Sometime early this year, BlackBerry were working on updating the Operating System for 9790 aka Bold 4 from the default OS 7.0 to OS 7.1.0.247 which intend to have the following features according to GSMARENA.COM , Wi-Fi enabled calling, NFC tagging, Mobile Hotspot and FM radio support among other improvements. Also updated are various BlackBerry apps, such as Messenger, Traffic, Maps and Travel.



Until now, only the Bold 9900/9930, the Torch 9810/9850/9860, and the Curve 9350/9360/9370 have had official 7.1 builds.

Atleast now the Bold 4 users can now have a feel of the Bold 5 yea.


Click Here to Download the Leaked OS 7.1.0.247 for Bold 9790

*Warning! Installing this Leak is at your own risk and also always backup before Installing new OS.

The last time I posted something related to this was about the difference between blackberry's bold 9780/9790 which some folks claim the 9780 is Bold 4 whereas its just a Bold 3 Click Here to learn more. Well for today we want to see the difference between this two Bold touch smartphones the Bold 9790/9900, the bold 9790 is not as stylish and powerful as the Bold 9900 although they don't really have anything that's not common with each other because from what I can learn the bold 9790 is just like a typical clone of Bold 9900(the most talked about smartphobe ATM). The Bold 9900 can also be called Dakota or Magnum(I think the magnum works for me ^_^) while the 9790 can be Bold





Features of Bold 9900 also known as BlackBerry Dakota or BlackBerry Magnum:

DATE: Announced in May 2011 Available from August(Depending on the Carrier, AT&T got theirs NOV 6 2011)

NETWORK: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100

BODY Dimensions 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm Weight 130 g

KEYBOARD: QWERTY

DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 640 x 480 pixels, 2.8 inches (~286 ppi pixel density) - Optical trackpad

SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones Loudspeaker Yes 3.5mm jack Yes, MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player - MP3/eAAC+/WMA player

MEMORY: Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory, Internal 8GB storage, 768 MB RAM

CONNECTIVITY: GPRS Yes EDGE Yes Speed HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
NFC Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

CAMERA: Primary 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, LED flash, check
quality Features Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization
Video Yes, 720p, check quality Secondary No

OS: BlackBerry OS 7.0 on CPU 1.2 GHz QC 8655 Sensors Proximity, compass

MESSAGING: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM , Predictive text input

Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support, BlackBerry Maps
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1

OTHERS - Document viewer - Organizer - Voice memo/dial

BATTERY: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1230 mAh
Stand-by Up to 307 h (2G) / Up to 307 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 50 min (3G)
Music play Up to 50 h



Bold 4 9790 Features :

DATE LUNCHED: November 2011

NETWORK: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100

DISPLAY Type: TFT capacitive TOUCHSCREEN, 16 M colors Size 480 x 360 pixels, 2.45 inches (~245 density

SIZE: Dimension 110 x 60 x 11.4, Weight 107 g

KEYBOARD: QWERTY keyboard - Optical track pad
ALERT TYPE: Vibration, MP3 ringtones Loudspeaker Yes

Phone book memory practically unlimited entries
Internal memory: 8 GB storage (microSD up to 32 GB external memory)
768 MB RAM

CONNECTIVITY: GPRS,EDGE,3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, UMA (carrier-dependent)
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared port No
USB, microUSB v2.0

CAMERA: 5 MP, 2592 x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash Features Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization Video Yes

SYSTEM OS: BlackBerry OS 7.0 CPU Marvel Tavor MG1 1 GHz processor

Messaging: BBM, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser HTML5
Games Yes

GPS Yes, with A-GPS support

Media Player support:MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player - MP4/H.264 /H.263 /WMV player
BATTERY Life: Standard battery, Li-Ion (JM-1) Stand-by Up to 432 h (2G) / Up to 408 h (3G) Talk time Up to 5 h 10 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 20 3G) Music play Up to 33h

**From this features there are few upgrades, upgrades like the SIZE(of course this is certain) PROCESSOR(1.2GHz for 9900), BATTERY LIFE(45% increase for bold 9900), CONNECTIVITY(doubled for 9900) but the rest features are all the same. Plus the prize of 9790 is cheaper than the prize of 9900 now the question is WHICH ONE WILL YOU BUY, Bold 9790 coz its cheaper?


You might wanna read the Difference Between Blackberry Q20 and Q10



This apparently isn't a fresh news tho, this happened last year November when a week before the end of the month Google announced the closure of GMail for BlackBerry, in quote from Googleappsupdates.blogspot.com
“ Beginning November 22, 2011, we will end support for the Gmail
App for Blackberry (installed native app). Over this past year,
we've focused efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the
mobile browser and will continue investing in this area.
Users may continue to use the app, if installed, however it will not
be supported by Google, or available for download starting
November 22. BlackBerry users can continue to access Gmail
through the mobile web app at http://www.gmail.com in their
BlackBerry web browser”


Gmail for BlackBerry is an application that pushes emails straight to your blackberry phone with no hassle but Google didn't consider the fact that some people still use old blackberry OS Which the native browser doesn't support HTML5. And also looking at the Android version its pretty Much fascinating with the new GUI integration that makes you just wanna read your emails over and over again but on the iOS its not that bad.

AppWorld
BlackBerry finally brought the update that fixes the Reinstall issues some App world users have been experiencing since the update of the predecessor of this update which was Version 3.1.0.58 so I hope this help you guys.

Download from your Mobile.

Appworld Download link

For those who don't know BlackBerry Appworld here's a brief from BlackBerry officials webpage
Discover a world of possibilities at the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. Personalize your BlackBerry® smartphone with games, social networking, personal productivity applications and so much more. BlackBerry® apps can take full advantage of proven features like BlackBerry® push technology and GPS to name a few so you can experience apps like never before. Put more of your life on your BlackBerry® smartphone.

Note : All versions of this App from 3.0 to 3.1.0.60 requires a minimum of OS 5 running on the Phone.

This tutorial is going to teach you how to enable your Blackberry as a modem for your PC/Mac.


First we will need the following,

1 BlackBerry Desktop Manager Version 5.0 (this is the software we will be using Click Here from Cnet to download it as this version no longer exist on BlackBerry site except the version 6.0)
2 A Blackberry phone with minimum 4.2 OS and above installed on the phone (to check this goto your phone option, about).
3 A USB cable.
4 BIS plan (BlackBerry Internet Service) must be active!

Note: section 4 is required and if you subscribe for Social it won't work, lucky enough it might connect but you will only Be allowed to access social networking sites like Facebook,twitter and others.

Ok now we are set,

Step 1 install the DM Version 5.0(desktop Manager short form) you just downloade.

Step 2 Goto your phone's Option=Advance settings=TCP/IP=here you will see APN Settings enabled, mark it then put in you Networks APN(known as Access Point), mark the username and password for APN and insert your networks User name and password. With this you are good to go! Save and close.

Note: In-case you are confuse or don't know your Networks APN try Google Search you will see it there and also I would love to help you get it only if you post a comment and tell me the name of your Network.

Step 3 Connect your phone via your USB (allow it to install some stuffs if its the first time of connecting to PC, sometimes it tells you to update but ignore it).

Note:Make sure it says 'Device connected (PIN) Blackberry 9900 (your Pin shows here)'

Step 4 Open Desktop Manager from your desktop, click on IP Modem see image below,

Click on Configure see image below...


there's a lot of profiles that came with the DM software the default is 3 Australia, search for your own network if its listed see image below


if your network is listed select it and Click ok, you are good to go from here (but if you didn't see your network click on Add custom Profile=type in your networks access point user name and password, then your access point, leave the additional commands blank see image below

Click Save then wait two seconds before clicking OK



Step 5 Now Click on Connect (it pops out something see image below)
ignore AND Click continue

the image below shows progress....


Step 6 Your connected !!!


(to confirm this drag your mouse to your network icon on your computer it shows blue with a world logo which shows you are online)

Following this steps will definitely get your PC/Mac Connected to the Internet.

Note: This works perfectly as other modems and now your BlackBerry serves as a Modem to your computer, it works with all your applications and also to enjoy fast network Disable auto update on your system and other irrelevant apps wishing to update...Works with Yahoo Messenger,Skype, Hot Messenger, New Facebook Desktop messenger among others.
Thank you for reading do share with others.

Think Smart Use Smartphones


This is a new leaked OS 7 for blackberry 9810 and this version is an unofficial software so install at your own risk and also it was made available for 9900 last week so enjoy it on 9810 device.

Here's the download link for Blackberry 9810 OS 7.1.0.190 free




Link one: Blackberry 9810 PBr7.1.0_rel561_PL5.1.0.164_A7.1.0.190.exe
File size: 245.63 MB


Link two: Blackberry_9810AllLang_PBr7.1.0_rel561_PL5.1.0.164_A7.1.0.190.exe
File size: 245.63 MB



Download source: N4BB.com


*DISCLAIMER* – This is an unofficial RIM software release. If you choose to install, do so at your own risk! Smartfonefreaks.Com is not responsible for any malfunctions or abnormalities that may occur.

Just some few research I was doing I found this rumor, surrounding the internet about BlackBerry releasing some set of smartphones that Could shake the Mobile market share in favour of RIM ™ . Sound interesting yea but I found it not quite appealing because when there's a rumor like this its definitely going to be True or False by the way I also found the code names for this Devices funny and you will agree after I list 'em' for you, here are their names “London, Lisbon, Milan, Nevada, BlackForest ” . Don't be surprise Google's Android ™ OS code names where also named after Dessert and Intel ™ named theirs after rivers, so if RIM ™ named theirs after cities in London(or United Kingdom) its not a bad idea, all we need is a solid Technology from this funny code names.





























Released Date
According to the report the BlackBerry Milan(the one by your right above) is slated for March, and may be similar to the BlackBerry London( the one by your left above). Perhaps different versions for carriers. Other than the codename there isn't much yet out on the BlackBerry Lisbon. As for the BlackBerry Nevada it is said to be similar to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and may be slated for late November. Last but not the least, is the BlackBerry Black Forest which may actually be a 10" PlayBook.Out of all of these the 10" PlayBook may be the most believable as RIM did tell us that they are working on 10" PlayBook back in Nov on their forum site.

BBX
These smartphones are coming with a preloaded New BlackBerry OS which was Named BBX but later changed to BlackBerry 10 because of copy write infringement from a company based in New Mexico “Basis International ” and they said it held a trademark on the "BBx" name and would go to court to protect its property.
Basis, founded in 1985, develops its own software language, databases and toolsets for
applications to run on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems among others and the company feared they might loose customers to RIM ™

Change of name
BlackBerry10

Well that is a long story now, with the New OS code name “ BlackBerry 10 ” its said to have been Designed to look like a Playbook and also one of the New features is that this OS 10 “ BlackBerry 10 ” is most likely going to have Apps that runs on Android & iPhones to run on the New smartphones. As at the time of this post there are no image Leaks for “Nevada, Lisbon, and Black Forset(Playbook like) ” to display. Keep your fingers crossed for any update on this.

Img src: Redusers.com Techtickerblog.com Sbnation.com

Breaking News! Indeed Airtel Nigeria has officially announced this new BlackBerry subscription for Nigerians only.



Apparently this isn't the first of its kind in Nigeria, because Glo Nigeria officially announced their's less than two months and I think MTN NG also has this package but both networks charge N1500 monthly which means Airtel is waving off N300 to its customers isn't that Great discount from Airtel!
Here's a little text from Airtel

“Satisfy your exact need: chat away, browse the net non-stop, send and receive mails on your blackberry.com address for N1,200 monthly. Text bsm to 440! ”

But wait...

Am not a biased person but I like to say as it is and I find this difficult for some humans, I just want to let you all know that this package has TOS(Terms and Conditions) where by you're experiencing slow connectivity its not going to be the Network providers fault its going to be based on what type of subscription you're on because you definitely won't enjoy the same service with someone whose subscription is N3000. Talking from an experience with one of the above Networks offering N1500 a month the connection is nothing to write home about, pings takes hours to deliver and the worst is Google.com its slower than my grandmother reading KJV Bible to open the webpage and when you call their Customer Care they blame your area claiming because you're not in a 3G area, why do we need to be in an area where there's 3G what if we are not?

But ever since have been using Airtel on my BlackBerry it has never given me problem so Enjoy this New package from Airtel while it last before New subscribers kill the server.

Its the time of celebration, and people want to buy gadgets that will fit their celebration but when you go into the market you get confused Coz there are so many Tablets out there you just can't say ok I wanna buy this. First of all before you choose to buy any Tablet this season, do watch out for this CAMERA(MegaPixels from 3 upward), screen resolution, BATTERY LIFE and DURABILITY. Most of the manufacturers of this Tablets tend to reduce this functions on the Tablet making their consuming wanting to buy another Tab just to get rid of the previous one. I don't want to write much about this Tablets, I just want to give you the list of Tablet PC on ground ATM.
Below are the list of their Names and OS

tablet



Name Operating System(OS)

Apple IPad. iOS
BlackBerry Playbook. OS 6
Samsung Galaxy tab. Android
Asus Eee Pad transformer. Android
Amazon Kindle Fire. Android
HP touchpad. Android
Sony tablet S. Android
Vizio Tablet VtaB1008. Android
Acer aconia Tab A500. Android
Motorola Xoom. Android
Toshiba AT100. Android
LG optimus Pad. Android
HTC flyer. Android
Archos 101 G9. Android
Samsung series 7. Windows

Note:There are still much Tablet Out there these are just the best I recommend, you can do more research(not a bad idea)



Late one night i was with my friends joking and doing all sorts then i found out 80% of them are using either iPhone with Blackberry or with an Android phone, then i sat down to ask where's Nokia ? and it echoed in my here "they've gone back to Finland" lol i went surprisingly some one brought a Nokia Lumia 800 i was astonish and i said this is a great leap for Nokia in collaboration with Microsoft its definitely going to change the way people use their smart-phones. Now despite the upgrade from Nokia lets look at the features in which this giants are using to grab the into buy their phones. If you're wondering what the New Nokia Lumia 800 is heres the picture of it below.



(1) Research In Motion also known for BlackBerry:This company change the way phones used to be, apparently no one i repeat no one ever thought of a simple yet easy Messenger ever, am talking about BlackBerry Messenger(BBM) yep remember back when we used to download Yahoo Messenger just to chat ior NIMBUZZ and EBUDDY yea those days are gone now(except for those still using those phones type of phones) and this app is one of the reason every body world wide wants to use BlackBerry and the other way people use in recognizing BBM is that simple four to seven letter word PING or PINGING and also the OS which is unique on its own, its current OS is OS 7 you wouldn't mind getting your hands on it. BlackBerry is widely used in the UK(i read 79% users) and they currently estimated a whooping 70million BlackBerry units world wide.




Next is Apple also known for iPhone: Steve Jobs is the brain behind this widely use touch screen phone, the man who started in a very tough point, read this article How It All Began With Steve Jobs you would understand where this Great man got his ideas from (RIP Steve Jobs) back to what i was writing before that emotionally mode came up iPhone is widely know for its wide Touch Screen with apps, games pictures and more you just cant comprehend. Apple did a great job one this mobile phone and its currently the first choice for Americans.Plus you can PING on it and the app used is called WhatsApp to download it goto iTUNES to download it and its FREE



Lastly Google also known for its Android OS: This is not a phone don't get me wrong its an Operating System short form of OS its a platform owned by Google and Google licensed it to any mobile manufacturer and just to name a few mobile manufacturers using this OS we have Samsung(the number user), Sony Ericson, LG, Motorola and lots more you can wiki it or Google to satisfy your self. This OS is also known for its stylish menus and for gamers this is definitely one of the best Platform you can play on and you won't regret second goes to iOS from Apple.

Thanks for Reading hope you enjoyed it this are just my concern am not biased though.

BlackBerry did a great job on the New OS 7 ringtones, I personally liked it so I did some research on how OS 5 users can benefit from this nice tones RIM composed. And now even OS 4.7 users can download it to their phone only if your player is capable of playing m4a formats/file.



Today am giving out the link to Download OS 7 ringtones to your BlackBerry plus how to make it appear in your sound profile.
Okay since you are ready scroll down this post and click the download link once downloaded successfully, you'll need an extractor Coz its in a ZIP file(don't be scared there's a free app you can download to unzip it). There are two simple ways you can use to unzip this stuffs for FREE


First step is for Mobile Users: Download FILESCOUT from AppWorld or click FILESCOUT once found download it after you've downloaded it, it'll ask you to restart your phone accept it. Once your phone is turned on there will be a short cut on your menu screen, open it you should see (SYSTEM , STORE and SDcard this is where you'll see all your files, locate where you stored the zip file ones found PRESS menu click unzip but remember when you want to unzip don't just unzip in where you found the ZIP file goto MemoryCard=BlackBerry=RINGTONES then Unzip there. Ones it has finish you can now goto Sounds=Edit Profile=Loud=Phone then choose any of the New Ringtones you have downloaded and enjoy! OS 7 ringtones on your OS 5 .

Second step is for Pc users: On PC its quite very easy but requires someone who knows how to connect and disconnect his/her BlackBerry and am not talking about DM(BlackBerry Desktop Manager). Now scroll down this post and download the ZIP file........Finished Downloading? Ok simply goto the Zip file you just downloaded( Trust me its Virus Free No Trick here) Unzip the file you just downloaded to a̶̲̥̅̊ folder, after Unzipping Open the folder CTRL + A to select all then press CTRL + C to copy haven't done that connect you BlackBerry to you PC using USB after that accept mass storage mode on your BlackBerry to be able to view your files from your SYSTEM. Ones successfully connected open your phone folder on your PC if you want to save it on your memory card Goto Computer=removable disk=BlackBerry=Ringtone=then paste what you copied from the Zip file into this folder then Disconnect you phone from the USB! Boom! You now have an OS 7 ringtone on you OS 5.


 



Note: This is for those who can't afford Phones with OS 7 built ;) and do not hesitate to report if the links is broken.

UPDATE : Link FIXED!!!

Blackberry New Design porsche P9981(Limited Edition)

NewDesign
Porsche P9981 is a smartphone made by RIM blackberry manufacturer, which intends to give blackberry users a feel of something new, something different , something dynamic and stylish. Its got that stylish shape, with a leather back, forged stainless steel frame, comes with a unique PIN of its own(yes I said unique PIN) each units gets its own unique PIN which enables users of the device to find other P9981's faster, perhaps RIM wants it to be a Limited Edition(who knows ? Just keep your hands crossed and watch)
Not every one has heard of this smartphone yet because its still fresh and RIM™ are still working on other devices to meet their customers needs.
So here are the features you should be expecting from this Smartphone soonest


Porsche P9981 FEATURES:
 


DISPLAY:
640 x 480 VGA resolution
285.70 dpi
Transmitive TFT LCD
2.8 active area
Touch screen, Multi Touch enabled

SIZE
Height: 115 mm / 4.53 in
Width: 67 mm / 2.64 in
Depth: 11.3 mm / 0.44 in
Weight: 155 g / 5.47 oz

PERFORMANCE and OS:
768MB RAM
System chip MSM 8655
Processor 1.2GHz
OS 7 (default OS)
Built in memory 8GB(expandable to 32GB)

TECHNOLOGY:
GSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz
UMTS 900 2100
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s
HSUPA 5.6 Mbit/s
Global roaming enabled
GPS supported
Internet browsing HTML

CAMERA:
5 MP camera
HD Video recording (720p)
4X Digital Zoom
Flash
Face detection and Image Stabilization
Geo-tagging
Scene Mode

MEDIA FORMAT:
VIDEO:MPEG4, H.264, H.263
AUDIO:MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC,
AAC+, eAAC+, Flac, Vorbis
Streaming supports audio and video

CONNECTIVITY:
Bluetooth v2.1
Wifi 802.11 2Ghz b/g/n 5Ghz a/n
Usb 2.0
MicroUSB
MicroSD card slot
USB Charging
NFC , Computer sync, OTA sync

Date announced:
27 Oct 2011

Availability: Not yet released as at the time of this post.
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