BlackBerry finally unleashed BlackBerry 10 earlier this year, along with the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10. While they haven’t gained a ton of traction around the world, it’s clear that in France they have. Now according to SFR, which is a French telecom, the Blackberry Q10 is selling better than the [...]Read More »
How to read or view non-English text or font on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Symbian [Guide]
Reading non-English text or fonts or scripts is relatively easy on traditional computers, thanks to Unicode and other protocols. However, doing the same on a mobile device such as a mobile phone or a tablet can be a pain since, more often than not, bizarre rendering of complex non-English fonts [...]Read More »
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins doesn’t appear to be a very big fan of Apple’s iPad. Or even the company’s own PlayBook for that matter. In an interview with Bloomberg, the CEO made a couple of interesting comments about the state of industry and where he sees BlackBerry in a [...]Read More »
In their ’25 Years of Vulnerabilities’ study, SourceFire — a firm that focuses on providing network security solutions to companies — has revealed iPhone has 81% of all smartphone operating system vulnerabilities, followed by Android (9%), Windows Mobile/Phone (5%), and BlackBerry (4%). SourceFire based its conclusions upon data gathered by [...]Read More »
Yep, you read that right. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion has released their second music video showcasing their very own VP of Developer Relations, Alec Saunders as the rockstar he (probably) aspires to be.
After a rebranding of the company from RIM [...]Read More »
Google Reader is on its last breathe. RSS fiends need to find a substitute. I’m sure among the multiple thousands heads we have here on dotTech we can figure out viable — maybe even better — alternatives to Google Reader. So let ‘em rip. In the comments below, share with [...]Read More »
iOS vs Android vs BlackBerry vs Windows Phone, a detailed comparison of major smartphone operating systems [Infographic]
Looking for a detailed comparison of the four major smartphone operating systems, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone? Then you have come to the right place.
The following is an infographic that details iOS vs Android vs BlackBerry vs Windows Phone. Please note dotTech did not create this infographic and [...]Read More »
Before looking at any statistics, most people are aware that the current dominators of the handset market are Apple and Samsung. Just how dominant were the two rivals during 2012? According to Canaccord Genuity, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103% of handset profits for the entire year.
Apple had 69 [...]Read More »
We all know how BlackBerry’s (formerly RIM) latest devices were going to look like, but here are the first official images of the two handsets announced at the BlackBerry 10 event.
The Z10 is BlackBerry’s first all-touch device running the latest OS, and it’s available in black for all and [...]Read More »
RIM is now BlackBerry. CEO Thorsten Heins announced during the BlackBerry 10 event that Research in Motion will no longer be the name of the company, and will be called BlackBerry instead.
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“We have reinvented the company, and we want to represent this in our brand. One brand. One promise.
Oh RIM, did you let your white Z10 leak, too? Fortunately for the BlackBerry maker, no. The images featured in this article are not the by-product of another leak, Rather, these are 3D renders of the white Z10 made by Martin Hajek based on the physical data that did leak [...]Read More »
With the launch of BlackBerry 10 only a little over a week away, it’s a little strange to be hearing RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins speak of selling the company’s hardware division:
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This strategic review is still running, even if the pressure… has decreased. We do not want to limit our
While RIM’s BlackBerry 10 announcement is still around 2 weeks away, the devices meant to run its new operating system are already being fully demoed through some pretty substantial leaks. This might be the best look we’ve had yet at what is widely expected to be called the BlackBerry Z10, [...]Read More »
Anyone that has taken an elementary-level Sociology or Psychology knows, among other things, there are two basic types of perceptions of people; perceptions people have of themselves and perceptions people have of others. Generally, unless you are suffering from depression or something similar, people have a more positive perception of [...]Read More »
Even if RIM’s BlackBerry 10 event is still around a month away from now, we’re now getting a look at the second phone designed to run their new operating system. The first was their full touchscreen device dubbed the L-Series, and now their more traditionally designed N-Series.
BlackBerry devices have [...]Read More »
We know that RIM will be revealing BlackBerry 10 early next year, but it’s still been a mystery what the devices running it would actually look like until now. Pictures have surfaced on tinhte of what appear to be the upcoming BlackBerry 10 L-Series, and it looks like RIM’s new [...]Read More »
Today RIM has announced a new feature coming to the BlackBerry Messenger — BBM Voice. This new service allows all BBM customers to make free voice calls (VoIP) to each other over WiFi. One of its features is split-screen functionality, so BBM users can continue using their phone as normal [...]Read More »
RIM has announced that it will be holding its BlackBerry 10 launch event early next year on January 30, 2013. This will be the official launch of the new platform and will occur simultaneously in multiple countries.
In addition to launching its latest version of the BlackBerry software, the firm [...]Read More »
Despite being handed numerous setbacks courtesy Apple, Android continues to build on its world wide dominance in the mobile area with the latest stats from the International Data Corporation (IDC) showing that, in Q3 2012, Android has extended its lead over rivals.
When we last check with IDC, Android was [...]Read More »
PlaceRaider. The name sounds like a gamer tag someone would use on Xbox. It isn’t a gamer tag, however. (Well it might be but not in the context of this article.) PlaceRaider is the name of a new malware developed by Robert Templeman from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center [...]Read More »
Blackberry is going extinct, sales drop to 0 in a “meaningful number” of stores according to analyst
In my time writing for dotTech, I’ve written quite a few articles on iOS, many on Android, and a lot on Microsoft. However, there’s been one smartphone maker that’s been curiously absent, despite my daily research. Today, in an interview with All Things Digital, a Pacific Crest analyst may [...]Read More »
Who is the most satisfied with their smartphone? iSheep? Fandroids? According to the 2012 Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power and Associates, people who purchase Apple are.
In its study J.D. Power asked consumers to rate their smartphone on four criteria (performance, physical design, features, and ease of operation) [...]Read More »
‘FinFisher’ malware can remotely hijack iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry devices
Malware only hits Android and is only created by scumbags, right? Wrong. Malware can hit any operating system (regardless of how secure people claim XXX OS is) and can be used for “good” or evil. In this case the spotlight is on ‘FinFisher’, malware created by British company Gamma Group [...]Read More »
Research in Motion insists on keeping BlackBerry OS on BlackBerry devices. This is understandable seeing as that is how they have always operated and they see Apple dominating with a similar model. However, ever wonder what a BlackBerry would look like if RIM decided to jump ship to Android or [...]Read More »
Windows Phone is looking gooooood right now.
The above quote is from Bill Cox, the Senior Director of Marketing Communications for the Windows Phone Division at Microsoft, and it just about amplifies what Android manufacturers should be feeling right now.
Despite Microsoft’s gutsy attempt at offering a differentiated iPhone and [...]Read More »
It is no secret that the one time undeniable leader of the smartphone market RIM and the Blackberry platform have struggled lately in the face of iOS and Android. Their last chance at returning to form is BlackBerry 10 which is the new OS based on the QNX platform that [...]Read More »
As smartphone wars continue, on the field and in the courtroom, the contest worldwide seems to have already been won by Android. The International Data Corporation, aka IDC, has released a Q2 2012 study on smartphone global marketshare and has found Android and iOS consist of 85% of all [...]Read More »
Get 50 GB of cloud storage space on Box.net for free! [Android device, HP Touchpad, or BlackBerry Playbook required]
Cloud storage industry is extremely competitive with very low barriers to entry. Really almost anyone can rent a server and start their own cloud storage company, if they wish. Because of this highly competitive nature, various cloud storage businesses are running promotions to get consumers hooked onto their service. Box [...]Read More »
Chances are if you are using a BlackBerry you are more interested in its get-work-done nature than BlackBerry App World. Nonetheless, as a “thank you” for sticking with BlackBerry, RIM is giving all BB users 13 apps paid apps for free:
- DriveSafe.ly Pro
- Bubble Bash 2
- Shazam Encore