BlackBerry Q10 launches on Sprint for $99.99

The full QWERTY BlackBerry Q10 is finally available from Sprint, but what is more interesting is the price of the handset. The BlackBerry Q10 is available (only in black) for $99.99 with a new 2-year contract, $100 cheaper than previously announced in Sprints press release. As a reminder, the BlackBerry Q10 features a 3.1-inch display with resolution of 720x720 pixels and328 ppi, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 2GB...

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The next BIG thing!

So with iOS 7 coming, Key Lime Pie on the horizon and Windows 8.1 all looming I was wondering what could make, or break their respective releases... For Apple, the thing that will make or break them over the next year or so will be the following, the displays need to be a bit bigger, seriously, that screen may have been ok last year or even the first half of this year but not for any longer. The screen needed become massive or...

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Sprint to launch BlackBerry Q10 on August 30 for $199.99

Sprint has just issued a press release announcing that will start selling the full QWERTY BlackBerry Q10 starting this Friday, August 30. David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint said: "Our customers have anxiously awaited the arrival of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone. Its best-in-class physical keyboard, productivity features, enhanced security capabilities and apps make it easy to be productive at work and connected to...

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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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