Archive for the ‘Blackberry’ Category

Today Blackberry announced what a lot of people have wanted for a long time….BBM messaging will be available to iOS and Android for free (if the two other firms allow it).

Are Blackberry mad?? Here at The Tech Spy we think this may just be the nail in the coffin for a firm that has struggled against the might of Apple and Android products.

They are opening up the original BBM service for free, so that Blackberry users can directly communicate with friends on iPhones and Android devices, ensuring that Blackberry owners do not need to change over to the more popular devices due to peer pressure. With the likes of Whatsapp around, this has already been done perfectly and we cannot see why they would be doing this.

If anything, this will only serve for people to switch to iOS and Android as now they have no issues with leaving Blackberry as BBM is no longer holding them back. Most people we speak to only have a Blackberry for two reasons….number one….QWERTY keyboard…number 2….BBM!

Blackberry in the same conference introduced the new Q5 to the world which is a low-cost phone with the famous QWERTY keyboard aimed at the younger age group which is seen as the firms last attempt at survival.

Blackberry, we salute you for your service to the mobile industry, but we think you have just handed in your resignation.

Blackberry dead

 

 

As if your weekend couldn’t get any better, RIM announced a release date for the “businessman’s phone” Q10 and we see confirmation of prices in the UK.

Blackberry announced today on its official blog that customers can now pre-order from Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u across O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, EE, Vodafone and TalkMobile and will be available from the end of April.

Carphone Warehouse prices the handset at £579.95 SIM-free or alternatively free if you are happy to stump up £36 a month. The company is also throwing in a bluetooth speaker worth £79.95 to tempt you into going for this deal.

Phones4u offer the smartphone for £549.95 SIM-free along with a 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook tablet worth £120 (and falling) to the first 300 customers who pre-order.

It seems Blackberry will do anything to shift these phones in a last ditch attempt two even get near the competition. The handset will be going up against smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3, with rumours of an incoming iPhone in the summer.

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