Microsoft Overtakes Blackberry as #3 Mobile OS

Despite all of Blackberry's efforts to make a comeback in the smartphone race, bad news continues to add up for the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer. The latest hit comes in the form of a Gartner report showing that Microsoft has replaced Blackberry as the number three smartphone OS behind Android and Apple's iOS.  With a tiny 3.3% of devices running the Microsoft OS, it goes to show how much Blackberry has fallen behind and now...

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Updated: All Trading of BlackBerry Stocks Halted Buy Out a Possibility

Not much is known on the why but according to Market Watch the trading of all BlackBerry stocks has been halted "pending a news announcement."  My only guess is that last weeks rumor that BlackBerry was going to private was true and BlackBerry is about to buy back all it's stocks.  If it's not that than it could be something much more ominous for the struggling handset maker.   I will update this post when more news becomes available....

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Do South Africa Sales Number Show The New Normal in Mobile?

The new Vodacom sales numbers just came out for South Africa and it is pretty much showing the new normal for most of the world. The new normal (carrier unsubsidized market which most of the world is) is consumers wanting a smartphone but not being able to afford them. The new normal is emerging markets being just as important as current markets.  How does this graph show that? First the fact that Android is still crushing it. Now...

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BlackBerry Q5 Unboxing and Video Review

The BlackBerry Q5 is the latest full QWERTY BlackBerry 10 OS handset. Check the unboxing and video review after the break. The BlackBerry Q5 comes with a 3.1-inch LCD display (720x720 pixels resolution and 329 ppi), 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card support up to 64GB, 5-megapixel camera on the back, 2-megapixel front-facer, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and 2,180 mAh battery. It's available in 4 color...

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BlackBerry A10 full specs sheet leaked

Over the weekend, the BlackBerry A10 has been caught on video, but most of the specs still remained a mystery. Now, an internal BlackBerry document has been leaked to the World Wide Web revealing the full specs of the upcoming A10. BlackBerry A10 specs: Processor: Dual Core 1.7GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Pro, Quad Core GPU Radio: LTE/CDMA/HSPA+, LTE/HSPA+ Display: 5? OLED, HD/WXGA, 1280×720, 24-bit color, S-Stripe Pixel Arrangement, 295ppi...

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Five Inch BlackBerry A10 Caught on Video

It seems the rumored leaks about a bigger Blackberry device are true! There is now video floating around of the 5 inch Blackberry A10. Not much else is known about this device expect that it's rumored to launch on (wait for it) Sprint. (I know why Sprint? ) Video and other rumored specs below: Rumored Specs: Super Amoled  5 inch display 2Gb of RAM Dual Core Processor 8 mp Rear Facing Camera Fall release Does anyone out there think is...

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