The successor to the BlackBerry Z10 is known as the BlackBerry A10. According to CNET, the A10 will launch over the holidays. The A10 is expected to arrive in November, just in time for the holiday season shopping rush. Earlier this year, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that he was “really excited about” a new product in the company’s pipeline. At that time, he did not provide any additional details.
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BlackBerry announced on Tuesday that they are launching a BlackBerry 10 powered device with a full QWERTY physical keyboard called the BlackBerry Q5. The Q5 is very similar to the Q10 as it has a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a physical keyboard.
BlackBerry announced today that they plan on adding the Skype application to their line-up of BlackBerry 10 devices, according to Reuters. Microsoft Corporation acquired Skype in May 2011 to allow users to communicate through chat, video, and voice. Currently Skype has hundreds of millions of users.
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If you want to get your hands on a BlackBerry 10 device and you live in the U.S., odds are that you won’t get one until at least May. Initially BlackBerry was projecting that it would be available in the U.S. starting in March, but that’s not happening. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins revealed this information in an interview with the Associated Press. The release dates vary from carrier-to-carrier and the company said that the Q10 will arrive in other markets starting in April.
The BlackBerry Z10 is BlackBerry’s first full-touch smartphone that was announced last week. Powered by the BlackBerry 10 operating system, preorders of the phone in the United Arab Emirates and Canada are “solid.” This is based on channel checks conducted by Jefferies & Co.
You have seen our extensive coverage of the BlackBerry 10 Live event. We are going to wrap up our coverage by highlighting some of the new BlackBerry 10 operating system features. Some of the new features includes a Time Shift Camera, BlackBerry Flow & Peek, the BlackBerry 10 Keyboard, and the BlackBerry Hub.
Today at the BlackBerry 10 Live event, BlackBerry announced that the BlackBerry Messenger program will support video chat, voice calling, and screen-sharing. BlackBerry Messenger’s video chat feature competes against Apple FaceTime and Skype. The Screenshare feature lets a friend or colleague view everything that is on your BlackBerry screen. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that this is an easier and faster way to share information without having to write an e-mail or send an SMS. Below is a demo of how it works:
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Today at the BlackBerry 10 Live event, the company announced that they have 70,000 “at launch” apps available on BlackBerry World now. The apps include Skype, Where’s My Water, LinkedIn, Twitter, ESPN Scorecenter, Webex, Bloomberg, The Economist, Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, Where’s My Water, Fruit Ninja, New York Times, Dropbox, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Stubhub, ATP, PGS Tour, CBS Sports, etc. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are integrated tightly into the operating system to make updating your status and sharing photos a seamless experience.