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Blog Profile / Blackberry Cool

Filed Under:Technology / Mobile
Posts on Regator:5643
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Archived Since:August 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Rubicon’s Cross-Platform Combat Monsters Coming to BlackBerry 10

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 in Canada Will Cost $50 Across All Carriers

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.

CBC Talks BlackBerry Going Private and It’s Negative as Usual

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

CNBC Panel on BlackBerry Going Private: Who Would Buy?

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

Former BlackBerry/RIM Employees Speak Out

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

Are Developers and Users Sold on the Built For BlackBerry Program?

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

Why Does Anyone Use BlackBerry Music or iTunes for That Matter?

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

Facebook for BlackBerry 10 Updated With Enhanced Page Admin and More

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

BlackBerry 10 Users Can Now Play Poker With iOS Friends With Texas Hold’em King

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.

Cheerleading on CTV News for the Canadian Launch of the BlackBerry Q5

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 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

Should BlackBerry Go Private? Recent R&D Layoffs Suggest It Might Be Time

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

Touring the Offices of Quirky in New York City

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

Magmic Launches Roulette King Casino Game for BlackBerry 10

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 Eikon Launches Market Data App for BlackBerry 10

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

What If Apple Simply Doesn’t Approve BBM for iOS?

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 for BlackBerry 10 Updated with Improved Search and New Content

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.

13 Bugs With the BlackBerry Z10 That Need Fixed

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 Now Supports Multiple Accounts and More

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 for BlackBerry 10 Gives You Netflix, Hulu and HBO GO

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

10 Interesting BlackBerry 10 Design Considerations

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

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