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 »
During the company’s BlackBerry Live 2013 conference yesterday, BlackBerry announced something that’s been rumored for over a year now — BlackBerry Messenger is going multi-platform.
The service has always been one of the selling points of having a BlackBerry device, and now it’s coming to both iOS and Android through [...]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 »
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 »
Check out all of this year’s Super Bowl ads, including Samsung’s $15 million commercial and the return of BlackBerry
If you were somehow unaware of the Super Bowl going on today, well, it’s over now. And the Ravens won… Yeah. Anyway, what’s the Super Bowl without some pretty awesome ads! The commercials that air during the game have become a part of the culture, and they can get pretty [...]Read More »
As dotTech has reported, RIM has had a busy few days. Not only is RIM no longer RIM but rather ‘BlackBerry’, RIM also introduced a brand new mobile operating system (BlackBerry 10) and two brand new phones, BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.
Because of BlackBerry’s history and current uphill battle, [...]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 »
No one on a capped data plan wants to go over their monthly — or daily or whatever — limit because overage charges are often extreme. So you would think carriers would have a system in place to ensure accurate counting of data usage,. Yeah, not so much. According to [...]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 »
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 »
Come on, don’t tell me you didn’t crack a smile.
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Earlier this month we learned Android comprises of roughly 50% of smartphone sales in Q2 2012; and, last year we learned Samsung is the new leader in smartphones, snatching the spot for #1 smartphone maker from Apple. So it shouldn’t be very surprising when I tell you Apple and Samsung [...]Read More »
Who has three letters in its name and just brought down the hammer on pretty much every company in the mobile device industry? No, it isn’t Apple. Or Google. Or Microsoft. Or Samsung. Or [insert name here]. That would be NTP my friends.
NTP Inc. is a patent “holding” company [...]Read More »