Stainless steel and leather casing covers relatively unchanged Z10
Porsche Design has put its rumored BlackBerry smartphone on sale in the United Kingdom, one aimed at mobile phone users looking for a premium and rare device. Just like the BlackBerry P'9981, the P'9982 is available to purchase through London's Harrods department store at a price of Â£1,500 ($2,400) off-contract.
Photographs suggest possible Android store on BlackBerry device
The Google Play store could be making an appearance in BlackBerry OS 10.2.1, if new photographs are to be believed. Recently surfaced images appear to show the store running on a BlackBerry Z10, which if true could suggest that owners of recent BlackBerry 10 devices may have more options than BlackBerry World to install their apps from in future.
BlackBerry smartphones in website sales supplied unlocked
BlackBerry is attempting to improve the sales of some of its smartphones by making them available directly. The manufacturer is selling the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 through its website, with the incoming BlackBerry Z30 also being seen at the FCC ahead of its expected release on networks in Canada in the near future.
New BlackBerry larger, faster than Z10, adds tunable antenna
BlackBerry has added another touchscreen-only device to its BlackBerry 10 OS range, as reported previously. The follows on from the BlackBerry Z10 in losing the physical keyboard, but with a larger 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1,280x720 resolution and a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 320 GPU.
Leather-clad Z10 shares design cues with P'9981 smartphone
A remodelled version of the BlackBerry Z10 by Porsche Design has allegedly appeared online. Images reportedly showing the smartphone, complete with the Porsche Design logo at the top of the device, are accompanied by details suggesting it will have its own version of the BlackBerry 10 user interface, and a claimed price tag of $2,000.
BlackBerry A10 surfaces with mid-range specifications
The second all-touchscreen device from BlackBerry running the company’s do or die BlackBerry 10 OS has leaked ahead of its launch. The new A10 is said to center on a much larger 5-inch display than the current 4.2-inch display on the Z10. However, according to the early rumors the A10 may limit resolution to 720p, rather than they 1080p that feature on some competing handsets.
Poor BB10 sales, operating loss forcing more changes at BlackBerry
BlackBerry is planning to lay off more workers and regroup financially after an underwhelming quarter post-BlackBerry 10 device launch, according to comments made in the phone manufacturer's annual shareholder meeting. Aside from a large number of employees in the future, the company has already fired the vice president for sales in the United States Richard Piasentin.
Only 2.7M BB10 OS smartphones shipped in Q1, 6.8M shipped in total
BlackBerry shipped just 2.7 million BlackBerry 10 OS smartphones in the first quarter of its 2013 to 2014 financial year, according to released results. Though the sales of the Q10 and Z10 devices could be seen as disappointing, the news is worsened by it being less than half of the 6.8 million phones shipped in total for the period, with the bulk of that figure made up of previous-generation devices.
Return rates claim by analyst 'gross misreading' of sales data
BlackBerry has asked for US regulators to investigate claims made by an analyst over its flagship handset. The manufacturer is filing a dispute with the Ontario Securities Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission over comments made by Jeff Johnson of Detwiler Fenton, claiming that returns of the Z10 were exceeding sales of the handset.
Sparing use of adhesive, easily replaced battery helps score
The BlackBerry Z10 is a highly repairable smartphone, according to a recent teardown by by iFixit. The repairability score of 8 out of 10 issued by the disassembly experts stems from a relatively easy to deconstruct handset using little in the way of adhesive, combined with its easy-to-replace battery.
BlackBerry Z10 headed set to make US debut with AT&T on March 22
BlackBerry is set to debut its all touchscreen Z10 smartphone in the US on March 22 with AT&T, reports Bloomberg. The device is finally set to reach US customers around 6 weeks after its launch because US carriers go through an extended testing regime before putting products up for sale. The device will arrive in the US on the back of what CEO Thorsten Heins claims are ‘encouraging’ early sales of the device, which will have reached 21 markets by the end of this week.
Limited supply blamed for sell-outs
Some industry analysts have begun to revise their optimistic sales forecasts for BlackBerry's Z10 handset, which has been on the market for several weeks in the UK and Canada. Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley has slashed his estimate for the quarter from 1.75 million units down to just 300,000, citing weak demand following the high-profile launch and imminent threats from Android devices slated for arrival next month.
Smartphone sold one-month before main carriers
The BlackBerry Z10 has gone on sale in the United States earlier than anticipated. Virtual operator Solavei, an MVNO that uses T-Mobile's network, is offering the smartphone through a deal with GSM Nation, where potential customers can pick up the Z10 for $1000 unsubsidized, and use it on Solavei's contract-free service.
Z10 Dev Alpha C joined by updated SDK, emulator, red Z10
BlackBerry has launched a new developer-specific smartphone designed to aid in creating BlackBerry 10 apps for devices with a physical keyboard. The BlackBerry Z10 Dev Alpha C was also announced at the same time as updates to the WebWorks SDK and the Ripple Emulator at the BlackBerry Jam Europe event held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Final design unveiled
After much anticipation, BlackBerry has finally unveiled its new Z10 and Q10 smartphones. Electronista stopped by the company's Toronto launch event to take a closer look at both devices, the first to take advantage of the new BlackBerry 10 OS and of critical importance to the company's survival in the smartphone arena.
Touchscreen-only, keyboard smartphones announced
BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion, has revealed two new smartphones at it's global press events. The BlackBerry Z10 is the touchscreen-only device that was previously leaked, while the Blackberry Q10 is the first with a physical keyboard, with both running on the newly-launched BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system.
Video shows RIM handset larger than iPhone 5
A video showing the BlackBerry Z10 has surfaced online, with the smartphone being compared to the iPhone 5. The Z10, previously seen in leaked photos, is shown to be a physically larger handset compared to Apple's offering, and though Research In Motion's device isn't running on finalized software, various operating system features are directly compared in the YouTube clip.
Motorola CES photos
Motorola unveiled the Z10 and ROKR E8 media phones during the first day of CES 2008, as well as several new speaker products. The compact EQ5 and higher-end JBL-powered EQ7 speaker systems use Bluetooth to interface with compatible music phones to provide richer sound than the phone’s built-in speaker. The Bluetooth-based ROKR S9 headphones were another highlight, giving users a utilitarian, albeit sporty headset option. Motorola had plenty of demos on hand to demonstrate to curious show-goers.