One month trial with BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry Z10

Last month we reported that Brad at Engadget started his one-month trial of the freshly baked BlackBerry Z10 with also a brand new operating system the BlackBerry OS 10. Now that the trial is finished he published his final impressions on both the handset and the OS. While he wasn’t converted he did point out that BlackBerry has done a very good job and that the BlackBerry OS 10 is the best brand new operating system but unfortunately is lagging behind other mature operating systems such as iOS and Android. Still overall it does offer some features that might tempt the corporate world to stay or switch back to BlackBerry. Head over to Engadget to read the final article.

First 3 days with BlackBerry 10

It’s been just a couple of weeks since BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) launched its own brand new OS the BlackBerry 10 along with introducing Alicia Keys as a global creative director. There have been numerous reviews posted of both the new operating system and new handsets. Writing a review or actually living with the device as your only smartphone option is totally different experience and gives a way better look into a new device. That’s why we are happy that one of the guys over at Engadget decided to give the new BlackBerry OS a 30-day trial and posted his first impressions after first 3 days. Head over to Engadget to read the full article and check the official press shots of the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 which are both available in black or white colour options after the break.

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BlackBerry Torch 2 Smartphone Video Preview

BlackBerry Torch 2 Smartphone Video Preview

With loosing out more and more smartphone market share to iPhone and a flood of Android handsets RIM is trying to strike back this time with a refresh of the touchscreen/qwerty slider. BlackBerry Torch 2 might look almost identical to its predecessor but it does offer quite a few improvements such as screen resolution bump to 640 x 480 px, increased RAM size and latest version of BlackBerry OS 7.0 but perhaps the most noteworthy is the processor which now ticks at 1.2 GHz compared to the measly 624MHz of the original Blackberry Torch. Intrigued? Then check the video preview by Engadget after the break.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 QWERTY Slider Smartphone Review

BlackBerry Torch 9800 QWERTY Slider Smartphone Review

Windows Phone 7 is creating all the recent buzz but BlackBerry has also recently launched a new operating system the BlackBerry OS 6.0 and the BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone is one of the first handsets to feature this freshly baked operating system. By the looks of it BlackBerry looked upon the Palm Pre when making this device as it is built on the same concept as the Palm Pre. It is a touchscreen smartphone with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. Personally we like this kind of handsets as they offer the advantages of a large touchscreen smartphone and the convenience of a physical keyboard for typing long emails and text messages.

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