BlackBerry Q10 smartphone launched in Riyadh (Saudi Gazette)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) launched Sunday night here its new BlackBerry® Q10, the first BlackBerry® 10 smartphone to feature a classic BlackBerry® Qwerty Keyboard. “We have seen tremendous excitement for the launch of the BlackBerry Q10 in Saudi Arabia.
This innovative new smartphone brings together the best of what we have with the signature physical keyboard that Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) customers want,” said Khaled Kefel, Managing Director, BlackBerry, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Over 200 guests including key partners and press attended the launch in a gala at the Faisilyah Hotel. Guests at the event were treated to a first-hand experience of the new smartphone, as well as demos of locally developed mobile applications. Kingdom-based developers Froot Apps and Numu Multimedia, both showcased their applications on the BlackBerry Q10.
BlackBerry OS 10.1 update seeding now (GSMArena.com)
BlackBerry Z10 users have a reason to celebrate today, as the Canadian company started seeding the first major update for their smartphones. Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has just started the rollout of the BlackBerry OS version 10.1, which requires a download of about 1GB. We’ve only received confirmation of the update being available in the Philippines, so far. There is no official changelog provided with this update, but we already knew what to expect thanks to the the previously seeded developers’ build. HDR stills, PIN-to-PIN messaging, APN edition, improved BlackBerry World store, improved text picker are among the major novelties brought by BlackBerry 10.1.
What to Do With Your New Blackberry Q10 (The First Ten Things) (BlackBerry Rocks!)
You have the pleasure of owning the very first Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) 10 QWERTY enabled device. One could say you’re a pioneer, paving the way for those who come after you but that’s not quite true in this case. Blackberry 10 is a fully fleshed out, unhindered OS. Sure, there are some things that will be added over time, but you’re not getting a buggy piece of software, you’re getting a finished product. Here, are the first ten things you should do with your new Q10 after cracking open the seal:
Charge your device
Set up your device
Lock your device, prevent unauthorized access
Install blackberry link
Get used to the screen gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Download some apps!
Personalize your device
Pick up some accessories
Don’t forget you can sideload apps
Start snapping some photos
Mid-range BlackBerry R10 spied before BlackBerry Live launch (Pocket Gamer)
With only a week to go until the BlackBerry Live 2013 developer conference in Orlando, pictures have leaked of a reportedly more affordable BlackBerry. Dubbed the “R10”, this leaked smartphone sports one of those keyboard things. And according to reports, the R10’s chassis will be of the affordable variety, so should appeal to the always-important youth market. The R10 will purportedly be available in a range of colours, including black, white, and red. Specs-wise, the R10 will allegedly boast a 3.1-inch 720×720 display, a 5-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 1800mAh battery.
Canadian Tire CTO impressed with BlackBerry Q10’s long battery life (Computerworld)
Canadian Tire began issuing thousands of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Q10 smartphones to corporate employees in Toronto on Monday after rolling out Z10 models weeks earlier. The overwhelming majority of the company’s 3,000 corporate users wanted the Q10 with its QWERTY keyboard as a replacement for older Bold or Curve devices, said Eugene Roman, chief technology officer at Toronto-based Canadian Tire, in an interview. So far, hands down, the biggest value of the new Z10 and Q10 smartphones has been their long battery life, providing 10 to 12 hours on a single charge, Roman said. “With 10 to 12 hours of battery life, that’s double of every other device we’ve tried,” he said. “It’s efficient on the network and still has good security. The battery life is the winner. I have a couple of iPhones, but I can’t live on them.”
BlackBerry shares hit by Pacific Crest report (Reuters)
Shares of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) slid more than 5 percent on Tuesday after Pacific Crest Securities issued a downbeat report on sales momentum for smartphones running the company’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette, who has a underperform rating on the company’s stock, said he believes…