by Christina Peden Blackberry today announced the launch of what they hope will be the crown jewel in the company’s new line-up of devices: the Passport. While the device’s appearance has certainly met with mixed reaction since it was announced in June, anticipation has reached a fever pitch as the weeks to launch wind down. [...]
by Christina Peden BlackBerry will release their next phone, the Passport, in September according to CEO John Chen. The news was announced yesterday during the company’s release of their quarterly earnings report. The Passport will feature a 4.5 square display with 1440×1440 resolution and a QWERTY keyboard underneath. The keyboard, a staple on Blackberry devices, [...]
The new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone was unveiled today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
BlackBerry has released the new version of its Messenger app which will feature chat channels, a location sharing and Dropbox integration.
Hydro One wants you to stay on top of power outages in your area and a free mobile app helps you do just that. Compatible with iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices, Hydro One is the first Canadian utility to offer customers a free, downloadable outage tracking app. Laura Formusa, President and CEO of Hydro One [...]
According to Nielsen’s most recent monthly survey of 25,000 U.S. mobile consumers, 44% of them now own a smartphone, compared to just 18% two years ago. In Canada, comScore recently estimated smartphone ownership at 40%.
Young adults continue to be the leading age groups for smartphone penetration. Among 25-34 and 18-24 year old mobile users, smartphone ownership is now at 64% and 53% respectively.
In September, 20.1 million Canadians ages 13 and older used mobile devices according to recent estimates by research firm comScore.
The researchers, who extrapolate the ownership numbers using responses gleaned from online surveys, estimate that 40% of Canadian mobile users owned a smartphone, an increase of 7% in the past six months.
Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the addition of two new smartphones to its line-up, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380.
Powered by the BlackBerry 7, RIM says both devices are faster than their predecessors and will feature an enhanced web browser, voice-activated searches, and support for Augmented Reality and NFC (Near Field Communications).