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BlackBerry is NOT DEAD

Remember this?  “The RIM we know is dead.  The company has 12 to 15 months until it’s either acquired, or broken into pieces and sold for parts.  I’m not even sure why the company still plans to launch BlackBerry 10 smartphones at this point.” Wow….. Do you all remember that gem of a statement when…


Review: MAPi Cases Nais Leather BlackBerry 10 Belt Case

The case itself is made of premium leather and has a buttery leather feel to it.  The stitching is very well done and the case looks really well made.  The thickness of the walls of the case is padded which is a nice feature as many leather cases are very thin and do not provide…


Mike Lazaridis decides to step down from BlackBerry Board

In what could be considered the final step to the complete transformation of Research in Motion to BlackBerry.  The founder of RIM/BlackBerry has decided to hang up the skates and steps down from the Board of Directors. In the earnings report Mike L wrote the following: “With the launch of BlackBerry 10, I believe I…


BlackBerry 4th Quarter and Year End Earnings Call Coles Notes

Hey everyone.  I will attempt to summarize any interesting things that are said in the earnings call. Here we go……………. Mike L has decided to retire from BlackBerry all together, Thor has started the call with some praises and thanks Returned to an operating profit in the 4th Quarter Thor is going over all the…


BlackBerry Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End Results for Fiscal 2013

Good morning everyone!  The big day has come and in about 10 minutes the earnings call will start.  Below we have the summary of the fiscal report and I will try to breakdown some Coles Notes highlights. Overall, the news is good They Sold 1 million Z10’s which was in the middle of all the…


CIBC confirms that its NFC VISA Mobile Payment app is in development for BB10!

CIBC has confirmed over twitter that their popular and innovative VISA mobile payment app is in development for BB10!   @bbabrian We hear you! Our dev team is working on it & making sure the experience will be awesome. Info ^ZW — CIBC (@cibc) March 15, 2013


Tim Allen reviews the Z10!

  Following up on the recent news item that the Z10 was featured in Tim Allen’s show, Last Man Standing, it seems Mr. Allen himself has been using the Z10 for a while now.  He posted this review on his website.   All in all he gives a fairly balanced and overall positive review! February…


Slacker Radio for BlackBerry 10 Now Available in BlackBerry World

    Upon searching BlackBerry World today I was very pleased to find that one of my favourite music streaming services is now available for BlackBerry 10.   I really like the new design and it seems to work very fluidly.  Go check out appworld now and search for Slacker!

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