You can’t launch a handset in the UK nowadays without doing a full wrap of the London Evening Standard newspaper. I am sure this advertising will be turning a lot of heads, especially the ‘stop pausing start peaking’ message.
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I sat down this morning with Alec Saunders, BlackBerry’s top developer relations chap, to find out more about him and his approach to growing the company’s application ecosystem. My questions are in bold. Hello Alec! Give us a quick overview of your previous career before BlackBerry? Set the scene for us. I was a Waterloo [...]
I sat down today at BlackBerry Jam Europe with the company’s European Managing Director Stephen Bates and asked him a range of questions about the company’s recent launch. My questions are in bold. Hi there Stephen, tell us about last week’s launch? For me it was an amazing event to actually get to the point [...]
I’ve had some emails from people asking about the red BlackBerry Z10 announced this morning, exclusively for developers. The only different is the colour. You can buy the black or white version in the UK today, but you can only get hold of the red one if you’ve developed and submitted an app to BlackBerry [...]
Sitting today in the keynote at BlackBerry Jam Europe, I could see how BlackBerry was able to attract the largest app catalogue at launch ever, for any computing platform. The answer is loyalty and inclusivity, prompted and enhanced by BlackBerry’s now legendary developer relations team. I could feel the respect, care and attention for the [...]
It is a seriously annoying experience trying to transact business in an Apple Store nowadays, especially when you’re in there at peak time. At 8pm today I tried to buy an iPad Mini, Mophie juice charger and another iPad Mini or full-size iPad. I hadn’t made my decision. I’d decided on the Mini and the [...]
I’ve only had the device for a short time and already I am very much appreciating it. Here is a direct feed from my brain: 1. The back case is plastic. Nice quality, but plastic. Which is good. Because my BlackBerry is a tool for getting stuff done. I want to be able to toss [...]
Everything you need to know, direct from RIM, the moment it hit the wires… Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched BlackBerry® 10, the re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a new and unique mobile computing experience. Available on two new LTE-enabled smartphones, the BlackBerry® Z10 (all-touch) and BlackBerry® [...]
Back on the 8th of November 2011, I wrote a brief post highlighting just how flipping annoying it is using an iPhone for more than just emails from your mother and Facebook alerts. I can’t believe it’s still a problem today. You and I get a lot of mail. We do, right? You’re reading Mobile [...]
It’s BlackBerry week here in the mobile industry. Kicking off the coverage I have an opinion piece for you from James Rosewell, founder of 51Degrees.mobi. His company tracks almost 700 million unique mobile devices every month for tens of thousands of customers that use their device detection and optimisation services. Over to James: – – – [...]
I was sent a few paragraphs of opinion from Victor Basta, top man at M&A experts, Magister Advisors. Normally these opinion pieces are sent as releases with the intent of one or two sentences being picked out and used by the media. In this case, I think his whole statement is worth a read: MAGISTER [...]
This is the screen that popped up earlier on one of the Android tablets I own. The device is requesting that I approve connections for all the apps listed. In fact the list goes on for another two screens. Do I want to give permission to “com.wipereceiver”? Possibly. Maybe. What? It how about “DSMLawmo”? No [...]