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BlackBerry 10.3 Adds New Two Finger Gesture for Quick Settings Menu

It looks like BlackBerry is really focusing on hammering down usability with BlackBerry OS 10.3. Michael Clewley let loose on his BBM Channel about a new feature that is coming in 10.3. Specifically it is a new two finger gesture down from the top bezel to access the Quick Settings Menu from ANY application. That…

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BlackBerry Finally Removing Icon Limit in BlackBerry 10 Folders

For some reason the UI designers who originally created BlackBerry 10 decided there should be a limit to how many icons can be in a folder. These designers must not have spoken to the developers who created the legacy BlackBerry devices which never had this limit. Thankfully it looks like BlackBerry is going to finally…

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Can BlackBerry’s Receive Faxes Through Visual Voicemail?

   There is an interesting story coming out of Sleepy2009 at NerdBerry. He was testing out a fax machine and decided to test sending a fax to his BlackBerry Z30 line thinking it would just be a missed call. Instead he ended up with a blank test fax. Then he decided to try it out…

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BBM Team Evaluating “Skype Like” VoIP Service in Monetization Efforts

BlackBerry has been doing a great job of giving BBM the freedom to evolve much faster as a sort of startup inside the company. It is no secret that one of the main focuses for the BBM team is monetization efforts and in a recent media briefing, David Proulx, BlackBerry Senior Director of BBM Business…

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BlackBerry 10.3 Homescreen Removes Icon Borders (aka Boxes)

This is one of those pet peeves that I am glad BlackBerry has finally addressed. Michael Clewley has posted a screenshot of the new OS 10.3 homescreen in his BBM channel and it shows off some goodies. First of all we have some new icons for OS 10.3 that are way cleaner and less cartoony….

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BlackBerry 10.3 Bringing “Signature Action” & Flatter UI

It looks like BlackBerry is overhauling a bit of the UI for BlackBerry 10.3. Product Manager Michael Clewley has been leaking out some of the goodies a little at a time about what we can expect. This new “Signature Action” that you can see above means they will be highlighting the most used action in…

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.3175 Leaked for all BlackBerry 10 devices

I have been playing with OS 10.2.1.3175 since early last morning and I have to say I am impressed. This build is circulating with carriers and is now available for all to download. There is nothing hugely changed in this update but it is nice and stable and is very smooth. I am still waiting…

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BlackBerry Zings Apple Over Not Encrypting Stored Attachments

BlackBerry has made a pretty sweet hire a few months back of Eric Lai who is a former tech journalist. He is now writing for BlackBerry full time and he is pretty damn good at it. His latest work is focused on the latest resignation of the Target CEO and how C-Level execs are responsible…

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