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BlackBerry has announced that they'll be releasing BBM for iOS and Android this Saturday September 21st. The much-copied mobile IM app has been a BlackBerry exclusive since it's launch in early 2006.
From September 17th to October 31st, BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5 owners in Canada will be able to get up to $25 worth of premium apps for free. The eligible apps include the Twitter client “Blaq,” productivity tool “SlickTasks,” image...Show More Summary
The new BlackBerry 10 OS has a feature that starts off seeming pretty cool, but it turns out it's actually a pretty terrible design flaw. When we first saw BB10, it was really cool to see the device get woken up with a gesture swipe....Show More Summary
Legacy BlackBerry devices have a strange longevity to them. One of the biggest problems with the Legacy BlackBerry OSes is that they can only load so many apps before experiencing a big performance drop or running out of app memory.
Apps Notifier is an iOS tool that helps you track apps, vendors and keywords in the App Store. For consumers, this means that you can track your favorite apps for price drops, look for sales, and get notified when your favorite devs launch a new app. Show More Summary
The Sandbox is a 2D "sandbox" game for BlackBerry 10 by Pixowl and Bulkypix. All the items in The Sandbox's universe are made up of pixels of different simple elements, all with their own behaviours. These elements react to each other in such a manner that is both oversimplified and very very fun.
Alison Pill went on Conan to talk about how she accidentally tweeted a photo of her boobs on Twitter, which any BlackBerry user knows is incredibly easy. Why is that share button placed on every single screen on the phone? That's like when they put a facebook share button on your porn. Show More Summary
Hey BlackBerry, 1998 called, they want their icon back.
The BlackBerry Scholars Program is an incredible opportunity for women to get involved in industries that are typically male dominated such as maths and sciences. The program offered a four-year scholarship program for outstanding women around the world that are entering their first year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. Show More Summary
BADLAND is a really awesome game for iOS that combines elements of the indie game Limbo with side-scrolling, platform action. It's easy to play and visually really impressive. The developers have announced that the game will be coming to BlackBerry 10 and it looks like they're close to launch as the demo video is up and the game seems very polished. Show More Summary
If you're a developer and you've got an app on Amazon or Google Play, you can now monetize your app using an Amazon affiliate program. The new Amazon Mobile Associates API will let you advertise physical and digital products in your apps and games and earn up to 6% commission. Show More Summary
YOUi Labs is a company that specializes in user interface design and the company has recently put together a demo of an app that they built for iOS and ported over to BlackBerry 10 in a single day, with the same code base. The UI Engine is a cool little demo that shows off some unique swipe motions and it would be cool to see in other apps.
Three BlackBerry employees: Alex Kinsella, Derek Alldritt and Chad Tetreault have launched an app called TacoQuest and a startup called DinDin Kitchen. According to LinkedIn, DinDin Kitchen "specializes in brining innovative apps to mobile platforms." The first app, TacoQuest, is an interesting concept that, powered by foursquare, aims to be a "micro-search platform".
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about how one BlackBerry World vendor, S4BB, has submitted 47,000+ apps to store and that it doesn't bode well for BlackBerry's view that it was about "quality, not quantity". We decided to do some...Show More Summary
Pocket Ninjas is a fun game by Cocky Culture, the same people known for their BlackBerry themes some years ago (and technically still today). The game is sort of like Fruit Ninja, except you're a ninja that's slicing and dicing other ninjas in a pretty guesome blood bath. Pocket Ninjas now includes Q10 and Q5 support, along with PlayBook and Z10 support.
Piper is a new home automation and security product by Blacksumac that is currently seeking crowdfunding to get the first units off the ground. Piper is the first security and automation device to combine HD panoramic video, Z-Wave home automation, and environmental sensors into a single product that you interact with on your smartphone or tablet. Show More Summary
Just recently, we got a note from BlackBerry that Facebook v4.1 had just been released for BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry OS 5 to 7.1. All I could think about when reading it was "SO?!". As someone who writes about BlackBerry on a daily basis, it's very difficult to care about legacy devices. Show More Summary
BlackBerry acquired ScoreLoop some time ago and it seemed like it was going to be a great tool for cross-platform multiplayer gaming. We haven't heard much from ScoreLoop since the launch of the ScoreLoop SDK 1.0 which launched about a year and a half ago. Show More Summary
With more game development environments supporting cross-platform development, companies such as BlackBerry are going to see an increase in titles that release alongside their competition. Perhaps we're coming up to a golden era in mobile games where it won't matter what platform you choose because they'll all have the same games. Show More Summary
The BlackBerry Q5 is coming in at a very reasonable price at $50 across all carriers in Canada. Considering you get the latest OS, a solid keyboard and all the cost savings of the new BBM, it looks like a very solid offering. Official pricing listed after the break.