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BlackBerry Z10 gives BlackBerry a worthy competitor in the Smartphone Race
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BlackBerry Z10 gives BlackBerry a worthy competitor in the Smartphone Race

We have heard it time and time again that "Jamaica is BlackBerry Country". That is indeed true not only for Jamaica but all over the Caribbean and the developing world. While the iOS powered iPhone and a plethora of Android devices have taken over the limelight lately BlackBerry is eager to prove that they are still relevant and a viable choice to the typical smartphone user or enterprise client. BlackBerry 10 is the new version of the BlackBerry operating system that has been rewritten from the ground up to be faster and more powerful - basically a modern mobile platform. The first BlackBerry 10-powered phone available in Jamaica from LIME is the sleek touch-only BlackBerry Z10. Over the past few days I have been putting the Z10 through its paces and while I was honestly skeptical initial...
LIME Jamaica launches Blackberry Z10 at glitzy event in Kingston
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LIME Jamaica launches Blackberry Z10 at glitzy event in Kingston

Blackberry is undergoing many changes in 2013. It started the in January with the reveal of the new Blackberry 10 mobile operating system and its two new flagship devices the BlackBerry Q10 - which features a physical QWERTY keyboard and the iconic BlackBerry look and the BlackBerry Z10 - which features the more modern brick design that has been more popular lately. It didn't take long for the Blackberry Z10 to arrive in Jamaica, as after weeks of teasers it was launched by LIME  last night at a glitzy event on Oxford Road in Kingston. The entire event was streamed online via the Lime Jamaica Facebook page and a lucky fan won their very own Blackberry Z10 smartphone. Two guests at the event were also lucky enough to win Z10s of their own. Jamaica is still very much "Blackberry country"...
Geezam Poll: BlackBerry Q10 or Z10, which one are you most likely to buy?
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Geezam Poll: BlackBerry Q10 or Z10, which one are you most likely to buy?

2013 is less than 3 months old and the tech world is already offering up a lot of exciting news and changes. It wasn't so long ago that RIM, um I mean Blackberry showed off their new smartphones powered by their all new Blackberry 10 operating system. The familiar Q10 with its hardware keyboard and the trendy Z10 make up the first volley of releases from a rejuvenated Blackberry trying keep to hold on to and expand its shrinking market share. Are you interested in buying one of the new Blackberry phones? Yes? great! However, even if the answer is no which of the two offerings would you most likely buy? Vote int he poll below.
Blackberry 10: Can It Rescue Blackberry?
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Blackberry 10: Can It Rescue Blackberry?

I won't lie, I love what I am seeing in the latest OS released by Blackberry(yes the company is now Blackberry, RIM is no more) today. The interface seems slick and very intuitive and I like the way it makes accessing personal data on the phone much easier than it was before. One thing I am not so keen about though is the traction that this OS is going to gain in the already saturated high-end smartphone market, yes the OS is new and adds a fresh new breath to the re-branded Blackberry, but will people catch unto it? I personally would try the OS and I believe many blackberry lovers worldwide would as well. I am notoriously anti-Blackberry as I am disappointed with the current Blackberry OS that looks and functions like a decade old feature phone Operating System, however this new OS do...
BlackBerry 10 Officially launches – Z10 and Q10 flagship devices
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BlackBerry 10 Officially launches – Z10 and Q10 flagship devices

BlackBerry today announced details via multiple live global events about the new iteration of their blackBerry platform - BlackBerry 10. RIM or BlackBerry as they are now official known set out to "Re-design. Re-engineer. Re-invent" their mobile operating system and platform and they have largely succeeded in breathing new life into the company many have written off as dead. All eyes are now on BlackBerry who I feel have closed the gap in the features, technology, and design brackets. I don't think they have won over many of the Apple fanboys or Android geeks but they may have succeeded in impressing shaky BlackBerry users who were close to switching and die-hard BlackBerry fans feeling left in the dust by sleeker, cooler more powerful phones. BlackBerry is in a 3rd place battle with Wi...
RIM sends out official invitations to its Blackberry 10 OS, Z10 Launch and PlayBook Tablet Launch
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RIM sends out official invitations to its Blackberry 10 OS, Z10 Launch and PlayBook Tablet Launch

It’s official folks! RIM (Research in Motion), after much dithering with Blackberry OS 6 and 7 that failed to gain traction with its lackluster hardware and OS, has made up its mind. They’ve finally announced the date of Wednesday January 30th 2013 their Global Launch Party for the Blackberry 10 OS and their two (2) new smartphones on November 12th 2012. A Tablet upgrade of the Blackberry Playbook that runs on QNX OS also be in the works, based on sources and a bit of reasoning as explained further in the article. The pair of smartphones, one of which is an upgraded QWERTY Keyboard version of the BB Torch and the other, a true smartphone, codename Z10, a good name that’s a tribute to the Greek God Zeus and is easier to remember than the complex number system used by RIM, are the last ho...