Windows Phone Narrowly Edges Out BlackBerry In The US

Windows Phone Narrowly Edges Out BlackBerry In The USBack in 2012, BlackBerry’s then CEO, Thorsten Heins, expressed his belief and confidence that BlackBerry could overtake Windows Phone and become the third most used smartphone operating system, behind both Android and iOS.

Unfortunately the latest numbers released by comScore are suggesting otherwise. In fact it seems that in terms of market share in the US, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has managed to edge out BlackBerry to claim the number two spot, although not by much. (more…)

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    BlackBerry Keyboard Patent Hints At Windermere’s Features

    BlackBerry Keyboard Patent Hints At Windermeres FeaturesSo earlier last month, we caught wind of a BlackBerry device that was given the codename Windermere. As to how real this device is remains to be seen, but one of the interesting aspects of the phone isn’t so much its odd design, but its unique keyboard which according to the rumors, would sport a gesture-based physical keyboard.

    Now thanks to a recent BlackBerry patent discovered by BBNews.pl, it seems to suggest that the Windermere could be true, and also reveals the technology behind the gesture-based keyboard for the phone. (more…)

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    BBM PINs Could Be Customizable In The Future

    BBM PINs Could Be Customizable In The FutureUnless you’re constantly giving out your BBM PIN to people you meet, chances are you will have to go through the BBM menu to find the PIN (or the QR code) to give it to someone who is trying to add you. It also doesn’t help that the BBM PINs are a string of letters and numbers, making it a pretty tricky thing to try and remember.

    That being said, wouldn’t it be nice if we could customize our BBM PINs? Perhaps make them a little more identifiable? At the moment that is not a feature that BlackBerry is planning on introducing, but thanks to a recent screenshot of a survey sent in to the folks at BlackBerryOS, it seems that it is a feature BlackBerry could be considering. (more…)

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    BlackBerry Losing Popularity In Indonesia

    BlackBerry Losing Popularity In IndonesiaBlackBerry is the brand that was once loved by enterprise users around the world, and eventually it started to gain some traction with regular folks as well who loved the exclusivity of BBM and the feel of BlackBerry’s keyboard. However touchscreen smartphones started to become more popular  and BlackBerry failed to capitalize on that trend early, leading to them losing ground to Apple and Samsung in most markets. However BlackBerry did retain a few loyal markets, such as Indonesia where the handset was extremely popular amongst the younger crowd, but it looks like even then their loyalty has begun to wane.

    According to the latest report from the International Data Corporation (via the Jakarta Globe), it seems that BlackBerry’s shipments to Indonesia only accounted for 14% of the 11 million smartphones shipped to the country last year. Of course shipped does not equal to sales, so even if BlackBerry consisted of 14% but managed to sell their entire shipment, it would still be a good thing, although in reality that rarely is the case. When asked why they would switch from BlackBerry to a different platform, Indonesians claimed that lag and lack of features were some of the reasons, with Darwin Lie, an analyst at IDC Indonesia echoing those sentiments by saying that other platforms offer up more apps, making it a more attractive option.

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    BBM Head Leaves BlackBerry

    BBM Head Leaves BlackBerry

    The top management at BlackBerry has been shuffled over the past few months, with several executives from the previous regime being shown the door, including ex-CEO Thorsten Heins. New BlackBerry CEO John Chen has brought on his own team, and has since structured the company into four major divisions. It was first rumored earlier today that BBM executive vice president Andrew Bocking had left the company, though it wasn’t entirely clear then if Bocking had left on his own or if he was shown the door, or if he had left at all. The company has confirmed that the former BBM head made the decision to leave BlackBerry.

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    64-Bit Octa-Core BlackBerry Device Planned For 2015 [Rumor]

    64 Bit Octa Core BlackBerry Device Planned For 2015 [Rumor]BlackBerry and Foxconn have recently teamed up and are expected to produce a slew of BlackBerry-related products at an affordable price, but what about BlackBerry customers who are looking forward to something higher end? What if BlackBerry users wanted a phone that would be able to rival the likes of Android? Well according to the rumors, BlackBerry users could get their wish as soon as 2015 as the folks at N4BB have claimed that according to their sources, BlackBerry could be planning a 64-bit octa-core handset for next year. Based on their report, the alleged device will be powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8994 chipset which is a octa-core 64-bit chipset with the potential to hit up to 2.5GHz per core with a 4MB L2 cache.

    Other features of the MSM8994 include 1600MHz 4GB RAM LPDDR3 PoP and will come with an Adreno 430 500MHz GPU. Unfortunately the specs of the phone (or phones) that BlackBerry will use the MSM8994 with remain unknown, but it’s good to know that despite reports of BlackBerry axing plans for newer BlackBerry 10 devices that they have not completely given up on developing higher-end phones at the same time. In fact the recently leaked BlackBerry Ontario would be proof of that. In any case who else is looking forward to a 64-bit octa-core BlackBerry handset in 2015?

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