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Will Quad-Core chips and 1080p screens save BlackBerry in 2014?

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blackberry-buildingBlackBerry just refuses to die and is now hunting a new CEO to fix things for them. The company still continues to manufacture hardware and had recently announced the new Z30 and there are rumours of a possible 2014 lineup with hardware upgrades too!

First up is the Z50 and as you may have guessed it is the bigger brother to the Z30 which would feature a Quad-Core SoC – an upgrade from the previous Dual-Core chip. There are also news of BlackBerry Pushing Display sizes up to 1080p Displays from 720p ones.

There would be some upgrades to their QWERTY models as well and we might just get a Q30 as early as First Quarter 2014. However making new hardware should be far from Blackberry’s concern right now as they should be coming up with new ways to gain new user base as of now.


Written by Chintan Vithlani

November 19th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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More Than 10 Million People Have Downloaded BBM for iOS and Android in The Last 24 Hours, Have You?

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If you are a BlackBerry fan, this news will put a smile on your face, BlackBerry formerly known as RIM claims that it’s instant messaging app – BBM has been downloaded over 10 million times in the last 24 hours alone on Android and iOS. BlackBerry resumed the rollout of the app on Monday after a glitch ridden attempt a few weeks ago.

If these numbers are to be believed, BBM has gotten off to a good start, now what one has to see if how long can this download spree continue and how many of those 10 million people actually start using the IM app.

Whatever be the case, we will keep you posted, let us knwow how was your experience with BBM, if any!

Written by Nishant Gambhir

October 23rd, 2013 at 2:19 pm

BlackBerry enter takeover agreement with Fairfax Financial, end of an era

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After having its share price drop 20% within half an hour or Friday and the announcement of a nearly $1 billion quarterly loss, BlackBerry today announced that it had entered into a letter of intent agreement with Fairfax Financial Holdings to be acquired at $9 per share.

It’s the beginning of the end of an era, an era filled with QWERTY-keyboards and mobile business machines, the end of a publicly traded BlackBerry Ltd. BlackBerry has agreed into a potential takeover by its largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial, in a deal in excess of $4.7 billion, or $9 per share. Fairfax currently owns roughly 10% of BlackBerry shares. Fairfax would lead a consortium of buyers with the sole intention of taking BlackBerry private in order for it to face its struggles without the interference of shareholder.

Fairfax will first partake in a due diligence inspection, with a deal to be made thereafter, BlackBerry can still accept competing offers, although that seems highly unlikely to happen.

Written by Dion Guillaume

September 23rd, 2013 at 6:29 pm

BlackBerry Z30 officially launched with larger display, killer battery life

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BlackBerry today finally unveiled their phablet offering, in the form of the BlackBerry Z30. The BlackBerry Z30 looks quite a bit better than the similarly sized Galaxy S4, One and Xperia Z.

The BlackBerry Z30 packs quite a punch and hopefully Waterloo has learned to price their products a little bit better. The BB Z30 features a hefty 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.7GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, an 8MP rear camera with a f2.2 aperture as well as a hefty 2,880mAh battery, which is said to give you two days of business usage. The Z30 also comes with BlackBerry 10.2 pre-installed, which brings a wide array of enhancements and some nice new features.

No exact US release date was given, but the UK will once again be the first to receive the device…

Written by Dion Guillaume

September 18th, 2013 at 10:42 am

AT&T causes widespread outrage after using 9/11 to promote a phone

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On the twelfth anniversary of one of this country’s worst tragedies, AT&T caused widespread outrage on Twitter after posting an image of the 9/11 memorial on the display of a phone in order to make use of the tragedy as a marketing stunt.

The image in question, tweet shown above, was posted earlier today with the words ‘Never Forget,’ and was left online for almost an hour before being deleted. After which, AT&T tweeted an official apology saying “We apologize to anyone who felt our post was in poor taste. The image was solely meant to pay respect to those affected by the 9/11 tragedy.” Users across the Twittersphere was quick to criticise AT&T and show their utter disgust. The stunt was obviously in more than poor taste and the company most definitely needs to give out a better apology. It is no joke that 2,996 people lost their lives, nor is it a joke that thousands of people were injured both physically, mentally and emotionally by these tragic events.

We at Amzer Inc. wholeheartedly agree that the Tweet sent out by AT&T was in extremely poor taste and plead with the company to issue a proper apology, not only to their followers, but to our entire nation that is mourning today, to all of those that have lost loved ones and most of all to those who we honour each year for passing away on that tragic Autumn morning.

Written by Dion Guillaume

September 11th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

BlackBerry might break BBM division into independent subsidiary

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Remember BlackBerry? Yeah, the Canadian company with those fabulous keyboards. It seems like the latest possible “strategic alternative” solution for the struggling smartphone maker is to spin off its popular BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging application into a separate, independent company. BBM Inc. anyone?

The once popular smartphone maker announced earlier this year that the much loved, and super secure, BlackBerry Messenger application would become available on two of its main competitors’ platforms, iOS and Android, much to the excitement of ex-BlackBerry users. Now, a new report by the Wall Street Journal including some of those pesky anonymous sources familiar with the matter, suggests that BlackBerry will be spinning off their BlackBerry Messenger making subsidiary into an independent company that may be called BBM Inc. Sadly, that will give the company less value and BBM will take quite some time to catch up to the likes of LINE, WeChat and WhatsApp in terms of their large followings.

In other news, Samsung Ghana has started advertising BBM for Android and I am in heavy talks to buy the company. Back to the studio guys!

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 27th, 2013 at 8:31 am

BlackBerry forms new committee to explore expansion options, possible sale

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BlackBerry seems to be in quite a pickle. The company today announced the formation of a new committee by the company’s board of directors with the aim to look for “strategic alternatives” with regards to the company’s BlackBerry 10 future, a possible sale and maybe even taking the company private.

Last week some rumours lit the internet, and stock market, on fire after stating that BlackBerry was looking at taking the company private. BlackBerry’s stock price jumped several percent thereafter, but no one knew exactly what was going on nor what the company was planning and if the rumours were credible. BlackBerry today announced that their board directors has formed a new committee with the aim “to explore strategic alternatives to enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment. These alternatives could include, among others, possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, a sale of the Company or other possible transactions.”

The rumours seem to be true, whether or not BlackBerry goes private or is sold, they are still going strong and in likelihood the company will team up with some key players in the mobile market to push out new BlackBerry 10 powered devices.

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 12th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Leaked BlackBerry A10 may be called BlackBerry Z30 according to leaked software

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The BlackBerry leaks just keep on coming. Yesterday we reported that BlackBerry and Porsche Design might possibly be working on a luxury variant of the BlackBerry Z10, but today’s news is loads more interesting. According to resources within the latest BlackBerry 10.2 software leak, the leaked BlackBerry A10 device which is set to feature a 5-inch display, will in fact be called the BlackBerry Z30.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

August 3rd, 2013 at 10:01 am

BlackBerry may launch a BlackBerry 10 powered Porsche Design smartphone

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The first collaboration between BlackBerry and Porsche Design yielded the BlackBerry P’9981, a weird looking device built off of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and featuring a customized version of BlackBerry OS 7. Now, some new alleged leaked images on Tinhte have shown off a new collaboration between the two that will seemingly based on the BlackBerry Z10.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

August 2nd, 2013 at 12:53 pm

BlackBerry Z10 application saves two ducklings in Canada

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BlackBerry has been all about the applications as of late, it seems to have paid off for two ducklings trapped in a storm drain in BlackBerry’s home country that were saved using an application on the company’s new BlackBerry Z10.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

May 25th, 2013 at 8:47 am