A picture from Malaysia shows the BlackBerry Z3, posing with the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30. The BlackBerry Z3 is not only the first device to be released under the new regime but the first handset to roll off the assembly line under the terms of a five-year strategic partnership between BlackBerry and Foxconn. The deal calls for the latter to design, produce and store entry-level BlackBerry models for the emerging markets.
BlackBerry will be responsible for the OS and marketing.
The screen on the 5 inch Z30 matches the size of the screen on the Z3. The latter’s display is 540 x 960 which produces a 220ppi pixel density. That compares to the 720 x 1280 [...]
Following on from BlackBerry ending their licensing agreement with T-Mobile US and then offering $100 off a device from ShopBlackBerry, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has now countered with the same offer in an open letter for loyal BlackBerry customers discussing the changes and expectations.
If you’re already with T-Mobile, you can continue to count on us for the great service you’ve come to expect, the regular OS updates, and, of course, America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network. None of that changes as far as we’re concerned.
And, if you own any BlackBerry that works on our network and also want the fairness and freedom that comes with being a T-Mobile customer, you [...]
BlackBerry today announced that beginning later today, customers in Canada will be able to purchase SIM-unlocked GSM models of the BlackBerry® Z30, BlackBerry® Z10, BlackBerry® Q10 and BlackBerry® Q5 smartphones directly from BlackBerry on the ShopBlackBerry.com site for Canada at http://ca.ShopBlackBerry.com.
All the BlackBerry® 10 smartphones available on the site will be compatible with GSM-based 4G LTE and 4G networks in Canada, as well as other countries around the world with carriers who operate supported GSM networks.
ShopBlackBerry.com also has an assortment of accessories for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry OS models. Customers will find a variety of [...]
BlackBerry has shut down its product development center in Ottawa. 90 employees that have worked on projects, such as the BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry 10, and the BlackBerry Z10, will be let go. This is a big, symbolic loss, as in better times, BlackBerry’s former CEO, Thorsten Heins, referred to its business in the Canadian capitol as “the epicentre of BlackBerry 10 development.”
The cuts apparently happened on the same day (March 18) in which BlackBerry announced that it had laid off 120 workers from its product development and wireless innovations teams in Waterloo.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has talked at length about BlackBerry’s plans to build a Security Innovations [...]