Tag: Reviews

BBM On iOS and Android Review: Basic Features With Big Implications

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BlackBerry announced that BBM on iOS and Android hit the 10 million download mark and for a first day launch, that’s pretty incredible. The question, is whether BlackBerry can grow and keep those users engaged, in order to rival WhatsApp’s 350 monthly active users, and be a significant player in the industry. We’ve played around with BBM for iOS and Android, as well as asked some friends in the biz what they think.

Click here to read the full article on Macgasm.net.

BlackBerry Z10 Review: 60+ Days With The Latest BlackBerry 10 Touchscreen Smartphone

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Here at BlackBerryCool, we’re not very fast with device reviews. Personally, I like to take my time with the device, use it for a while, and wait to see if there’s any immediate software updates to give the manufacturer the benefit of the doubt. After 60 days of using the BlackBerry Z10, I think it’s time to release the full review. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the BlackBerry Z10.
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UPDATED: BlackBerryCool App Updated with OS 7 Support, Push Notifications, Search and More

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The BlackBerryCool app has been updated and we’d love it if you downloaded the app and tried to out. The latest version of the app now supports all OS 7 devices including the Bold 9900. Other features include category selection, search and more. Let us know what you think.

Download the BlackBerryCool app at this link http://www.joemobi.com/dl/1360/ .

The changelog is as follows:
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Film for BlackBerry Playbook Launched

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Following in the successes of Film for BlackBerry, Cappow has announced that they’re launching a tablet version of their film information database for the BlackBerry Playbook. Film for Playbook is available for an introductory rate of $0.99.
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A Quick Review of 50 Applications for the BlackBerry Torch

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How many apps do you have on your device? Turns out I have 50. I thought I would go through each one of them with a very quick, one sentence review of each. If you go through the list and know an app that’s better than the one I have, please recommend in the comments. I wouldn’t recommend this many apps as I find the device a little on the sluggish side. If you want your Torch running at full speed, it’s probably best to keep it to a minimal number of apps that you use on a constant basis. Click through for a quick review of 50 apps for the Torch:
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Early PlayBook Reviews Say Excellent Hardware But Software Needs Updates

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I’ve been reading reviews of the PlayBook and they all seem to bring to be saying the same thing: the hardware is amazing but the software needs work. The first thing I thought while reading those reviews was, “that’s exactly how I felt about the Torch.”

The BlackBerry Torch is a great example of how it doesn’t really pay to be an early adopter. Almost as soon as the device launched, the carriers pushed out an official update to the OS. Even today, I find the Torch could use a minor update or two to help with some of the small software bugs I find. It’s not an early adopter friendly strategy, but RIM has always been pretty good about pushing updates soon after launch. After about 6 months of the device being on the market, RIM has patched the vast majority of the bugs and it’s what you wanted it to be at launch. Remember the Storm? It took a while but eventually an OS update made the Storm worth using. The Storm OS at launch was pretty abysmal though.

Here are some review quotes coming in about the PlayBook:
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