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BlackBerry Q10 & Z30 Support Verizon’s AWS-enhanced XLTE

  Verizon is making a bit stink about rolling out their new “XLTE” which can potentially double bandwidth by using their AWS enhanced spectrum. Sadly it does not seem like support for this AWS enhanced XLTE did not make it into the Z10 though thankfully it did make it into the BlackBerry Q10 and Z30….


Call Blocking Apps Finally Coming With BlackBerry 10.3 APIs

Jason pointed out to me (via Omnitech once again) another great improvement coming in BlackBerry OS 10.3 that will really make power legacy users feel at home. BlackBerry has opened up the API that essentially allows call blocking apps to work on BlackBerry 10 just like they did on legacy devices. Essentially what changed is…


BlackBerry 10.3 Allows For Android App Permission Changes via "App Ops"

Some of you may know that Google slipped up in Android 4.3 and allowed regular users access to what they called an “internal testing app” called “App Ops” that they eventually removed in Android 4.4.2. This app was tucked away in some hidden settings menu and allowed users to selectively remove permissions that an Android…


Chen States That “BlackBerry Runs 98% of all the Android Apps”

It seems like BlackBerry 10s Android Runtime is going to be touted as more of a feature in the near future. In the interview we mentioned previously with the WSJ, John Chen stated that BlackBerry is all about the quality of the phone paired with the software which he thinks gives it an edge over…


John Chen Loves Working On “Complex, High-Risk, High-Reward Puzzles”

John Chen bared a little more of his soul and plans for BlackBerry in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal in Jakarta. What I found most insightful was the fact that he has no intention of running BlackBerry as a niche company and how he is all about the turnaround. He stated point…


Fairfax Financial & Third Point Trim Their BlackBerry Holdings

The latest news over the weekend is that two of BlackBerry’s major investors have cut down a bit of their holdings in BlackBerry stock. Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial has sold off 5.2 million shares and Dan Loeb’s Third Point LLC sold off the 10 million shares it picked up last year. This puts Fairfax owning…


BlackBerry Z3 Sells Out On First Day in Indonesia

It looks like BlackBerry is off to a strong start in Indonesia with the BlackBerry Z3. Eric Lai over at the official BlackBerry Blog noted that the device has sold out in its first day of availability in the Indonesian capital. They even got us some shots of the main launch event at the Central…


Twitter for BlackBerry 10 Update in Beta Zone

BlackBerry has pushed out a small update to Twitter for BlackBerry 10 in the Beta Zone. This update to brings improved app load times along with fixing bugs and other improvements. Check it out in the Beta Zone app!

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