Was Today A Sign of The Future BlackBerry?

Well today as many of us know was the long anticipated launch of the BlackBerry Passport.  Many of us have thought how will this device work in to our current “glass slab” smartphone ecosystem, will a device this big really make a difference?  Will be adapt and adopt to the design and follow BlackBerry’s vision?…


Third Party Vine App “Whine” Hits BlackBerry World for Free!

The BlackBerry community just received another awesome gem from a developer who stepped in to improve the platform. Vine has yet to release an official BlackBerry 10 app so Bojan Komljenovic stepped up with his own Vine client for BlackBerry 10 called Whine. It lets you record and upload your Vines from the app on…


Awesome Engineering Story Behind Android Runtime Upgrades in BlackBerry 10.2.1

I enjoy hearing what happens behind the curtains at BlackBerry from friends who work there but usually there is not much I can share in terms of details without risking their jobs. That is why I was so happy to see the story behind the updated Android Runtime in BlackBerry 10.2.1 published by the Register….


Over 130,000 Porsche Design P’9981 Devices Sold – Best Selling Item at Harrods in 2012

BlackBerry usually NEVER reveals their sales numbers for an individual device model but they made an exception this week with Porsche Design. The Porsche Design CEO, Dr. Juergen Gessler, went on stage at the launch part I attended tonight and confirmed that they have sold over 130,000 Porsche Design P’9981 devices. Juergen went on to…


Email Text Resizes to Fill The Screen in BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 – No More Scrolling Side to Side!

  I am not sure what took me so long to realize this came in 10.2.1 but I have been wanting this feature for ages. BlackBerry now resizes the text in emails you receive to fit the screen if you zoom in on the area. Its not 100% but it does work. You simply just…


When Did BlackBerry 10 Get "aptX" High Quality Bluetooth Stereo Support?

I heard a few rumors from friends in BlackBerry that aptX support was coming to BlackBerry 10 but it seems like BlackBerry snuck it in recently. In case you don’t know, aptX is a proprietary codec (by CSR) for high quality sound over low bandwidth connections. For Bluetooth this means you can get the same…


Power Tools – The Best "All in One" BlackBerry 10 Utility App in ONE Active Frame

  I am loving where long time developer ToySoft is going with their new Power Tools app. Instead of creating a bunch of one off utilities he created them all in one toolbox. This is a key requirement on BlackBerry 10 currently since any utility app needs to take up one of your 8 active…


Resize Images Before Sending Actually IS Included in BlackBerry OS 10.2.1!!!

BlackBerry made my day today with a feature I have wanted for awhile and have now discovered IS in OS 10.2.1. At first I reported that there was a new option in the hub to resize images before sending but it did not seem to work or actually do anything. Then all of a sudden…

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