Monthly Archive for February, 2013Page 3 of 5

5 Reasons the BlackBerry 10 “App Gap” Is Not As Big of a Deal As They Claim

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I’ve been using the BlackBerry Z10 for a couple weeks now when people ask about what I don’t like about the device, I immediately talk about the “App Gap”. The fact that the platform doesn’t have Instagram, Skype, Netflix, Snapchat and other apps that people have come to love on the other platforms, is the most obvious downside to the device. The App Gap has got me thinking though, is this really a problem? After giving it some consideration, I’ve thought of 5 clear reasons why the App Gap is not as big of a deal as people will have you believe.
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[UPDATED] BlackBerry World vs BlackBerry App World: Not Just a Name Change

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BlackBerry has made a lot of changes to BlackBerry World, its app distribution portal, with the launch of BlackBerry 10. The new portal has a lot of positive design elements on BlackBerry 10 devices, as well as it received a makeover on the desktop. The problem, is that with this new design, Vendors have lost some of the functionality that made App World great. For me, as a Vendor, it has really have become a nightmare. Here are the current key issues with the new BlackBerry World:
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Incipio Announces Colorful Protective BlackBerry Z10 Cases

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Accessory maker Incipio has announced the creation of a line of protective cases for the BlackBerry Z10. Though BlackBerry devices are regarded as being tough and durable, screens as large as the Z10 are generally prone to breaking when dropped from pocket or head height.
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5 Reasons to Switch from iPhone 5 to the BlackBerry Z10

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If you’re an iPhone 5 user, there’s a few things about BlackBerry 10 that you’ll find interesting. Granted, there’s definitely some things that you would miss if you switched, such as the obvious app gap with Netflix, Instagram and more missing from the app list. But there are also some really great features about BlackBerry 10 such as the unparalleled typing experience that you’ll really appreciate. We’ve put together 5 cool BlackBerry Z10 features that may get you to switch.
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Uniwar HD Brings Free Turn Based Strategy Action to BlackBerry 10

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UniWar HD by Easy Software Solutions is a turn-based multiplayer strategy game originally developed on Android. Having been launched on the Z10 and PlayBook makes UniWar compatible with iOS, Android and BlackBerry.
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BlackBerry Z10 Accessories Now Available in Rogers Retail

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The BlackBerry Z10 went on sale with Rogers yesterday with a launch event in Toronto. If you’ve picked up a Z10 and you’re looking for accessories, we highly recommend the extra battery pack. After using the device since launch, it looks like the device only gets about a half to 3/4 day as a Power User. With the extra battery pack, the Power User should be able to consistently get full days.
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