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|Archived Since:||August 10, 2008|
The CBC had a segment on BlackBerry going private and it's very negative as usual. The entire video is filled with sound bites about the company going under and clips such as B-Roll footage of people walking out of an empty room with a BlackBerry exec left by himself. Show More Summary
It's interesting to note that the purchase of BlackBerry is so highly politicized. The CNBC panel mentioned the issue that since BlackBerry is so engrained in government and defence, the US probably wouldn't let the Chinese purchase the company. Show More Summary
The CBC spoke with Douglas Soltys, who you probably remember being the Editor in Chief of BlackBerryCool, who then moved to BlackBerry to work on the blog/social media team. Douglas spoke with the CBC about why he transitioned to BlackBerry and ultimately why he left. Show More Summary
BlackBerry first announced the Built for BlackBerry program along with the $10K developer commitment. The program was aimed at separating the great apps from the not-so-great and give developers who are committed to the program an opportunity for additional discovery and exposure. Show More Summary
With so many music and video Discovery services out there where content is readily available for free, why does anyone use BlackBerry Music or any media service that is currently selling digital downloads for anywhere between $1 andShow More Summary
It should be interesting to see how facebook for BlackBerry 10 evolves given that for legacy devices, the app tended to fall a little short of its iOS counterparts. The current facebook for BlackBerry 10 has been updated, and it seems to be keeping pace relatively nicely with the other platforms. Show More Summary
Magmic recently launched Texas Hold'em King on iTunes and now BlackBerry 10 users will be able to invite their friends with iPhones/iPads to join a private table and play Texas Hold'em King. As you may know, THK has been a staple on BlackBerry devices for 10 years and the franchise is now becoming a cross-platform behemoth. Read on for more details.
I was on CTV News recently "cheerleading" for the BlackBerry Q5 launch. Here's the thing: it's not necessarily cheerleading even though this site is called BlackBerryCool.com. It's trying to present an argument counter to what has become a mainstream news approach to covering BlackBerry as a company. Show More Summary
Recently, BlackBerry laid off 250 employees, some of which were located in the Research and Development department of the company. During a phase of the company when they should probably be investing more dollars in R&D in order to come up with the next generation of consumer electronics, the company is scaling back. Show More Summary
Back in January, I visited the Quirky offices to check out what it's like to work there and how products get pushed through the company. For those who aren't familiar with Quirky, it's a company focused on making the invention process easier. Show More Summary
Roulette King is the latest casino game from Magmic, the makers of the incredibly popular Texas Hold'em King Live poker game for BlackBerry 10. Roulette King features everything you would expect of a high quality roulette game including 18 different types of bets, daily rewards, and realistic graphics and physics.
Thomson Reuters has recently launched an app that gives users quick access to financial market data. The app takes advantage of full privacy and enterprise security features of the BlackBerry 10 platform. According to the press release,...Show More Summary
There’s been a lot of talk about BBM going cross-platform since it was announced at BlackBerry Live 2013, but the conversation has largely been centered around whether BBM going cross-platform is good for device sales. The real question...Show More Summary
LinkedIn is a decent app and its been needing an update for some time. Recently, the app has been updated with improved search and new content in the homescreen, as well as it's now BBM connected. Read on for more details.
I've had a BlackBerry Z10 now since the launch in NYC and while it's a fun touchscreen device, there are still, to this day, bugs in the OS that give me headaches. Perhaps BlackBerry needs to invest more money in QA, or perhaps I just have some weird magnetic field around my body that breaks technology. Show More Summary
Twitter for BlackBerry is a pretty crucial app and the experience has been somewhat lackluster. Blaq has definitely been the go-to app for those who are serious about Twitter. With the latest update to the official Twitter app for BlackBerry, it seems serious Twitter users might be a little more attracted to the native app. Continue reading for all the updates.
PlayOn is an app that, with the purchase of the PlayOn Media Server, gets you access to Netflix, Hulu and HBO GO. The Media Server pricing ranges from $25/year to a one-time $50 purchase. Once downloaded, you'll be able to stream online videos directly to your device. Show More Summary
Todd Wood, VP of Design with BlackBerry, and Don Lindsay, VP of User Experience know a lot of incredible details about BlackBerry 10 and its supported devices. A couple months ago at BlackBerry Live, they outlined some of the lesser-known...Show More Summary
Blippar is a new app on BlackBerry 10 that is also available on other platforms. The app is an image-recognition app that acts like a combination of a QR code and Augmented Reality. So far, it seems the only thing Blippar really does is display ads, which begs the question why anybody in their right mind would actually want to use it. Show More Summary
The Predicktor is a great app. It combines humour and education to bring to light a sensitive subject in sex education that is important to at least 50% of the population: penis size. The app takes a variety of data including height and shoe size, and combines data from medical journals, to provide a prediction about a man's penis size. Show More Summary