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August 23, 2014

BlackBerry Passport’s specs get detailed

Some of the specifications of BlackBerry’s square smartphone, the Passport, have already been revealed but the folks over at N4BB details it down. Below is the full specs list of this first-ever handset with a touch capacitive physical button. Continue Reading

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July 09, 2014

Game of Phones: If Mobile Phones were Characters in Westeros!

Smartphone geek? Game of Thrones fan? Some of us from YugaTech seem to be both, and we connected the lines between the two. Say hello to Game of Phones: If Operating Systems were Characters in Westeros!
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February 04, 2014

Snap, a Google Play client for BlackBerry 10

If we thought that BlackBerry OS 10 devices are doomed, this is probably the best news we’ve heard from their camp in a long while.

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September 18, 2013

BlackBerry Z30 now official: 5-inches, BB10.2 & more

BlackBerry has been very silent lately, and they weren’t that aggressive in releasing new products. The BlackBerry Z30 now shatters that silence as it becomes the new flagship phone for the company, offering a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.7GHz CPU, and a very beefy 25-hour 2,880mAh battery. Continue Reading

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August 13, 2013

BlackBerry 9720 announced; super-social touch & type

Apart from BlackBerry’s line up for BB10 devices, they have just announced a new phone running BB OS 7 – the 9720. The phone is meant to ‘spark the conversation’ as it features the makings of a super social phone and a lot more.

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May 15, 2013

BBM to arrive soon on Android & iOS

In a twist of events, BB CEO Heins announced that their messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger, will arrive on both iOS & Android soon. BBM will support Android 4.0, iOS 6 and later versions, and most of all – it’ll be free.

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May 01, 2013

Thorsten Heins: Tablets will be dead in 5 years

During an interview at the Milken Institute, Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins expressed his thoughts about how the mobile computing scene will be like in five-year’s time, and this is what he has to say, “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.”

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January 28, 2013

Samsung’s new ad targets RIM’s enterprise prowess

There are a lot of ways to continue one’s domination. One method is to kill the seed even before it grows and another is to attack your competitor’s strengths. Samsung did both in their recent ad, but they’re not aiming at their heated rival this time around.

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December 16, 2012

2013: What Technologies To Expect

The year 2013 will be coming in a few days, so we decided to give you an insight of what to expect this upcoming year in the field of tech. Here’s a number of highlights you might be interested to know.

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November 01, 2012

Get up to 35% off on BlackBerry phones for Christmas

Research In Motion (RIM) is offering up to 35% off on their BlackBerry smartphones this holiday season. The offer is in line with RIM’s “Action Starts Here” campaign which aims to inspire Filipino consumers to take action and connect deeper with their loved ones using BlackBerry smartphones, especially with the upcoming Christmas season.

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December 22, 2010

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

When Research-in-Motion (makers of BlackBerry) tried making a touchscreen phone the first time with the BlackBerry Storm, it was plagued with lots of complaints from people. The OS was slow, the execution of the touchscreen was half hearted and the entire experience was crappy. Will their latest attempt with the touchscreen phone, the BB Torch 9800, be any better?

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January 02, 2010

Blackberry Price List in the Philippines

Update: June 2011

Here are the retail prices of BlackBerry phones in the Philippines:

Blackberry Curve 8520 price: Php9,950

Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 price: Php14,200

Blackberry Bold 9780 price: Php20,000

Blackberry Torch 9800 price: Php24,000

Prices subject to change without prior notice. Prices may vary from store to store.

Update: January 2010

Blackberry Storm 9500: Php31,850 on Globe G-Flex Plan 250

Blackberry Curve 8520: Php15,800 (Php14,100 on Globe G-Flex Plan 250)

Blackberry Bold 9000: Php29,100 on Globe G-Flex Plan 250

Blackberry Bold 9700: TBA

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October 21, 2009

Blackberry Bold 9700 announced

The Blackberry Bold gets a nice upgrade with the newer Bold 9700 model which is expected to be released by next month. If last month’s Blackberry Curve 8520 isn’t too equipped for your needs, the Blackberry Bold 9700 has it.

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September 08, 2009

Blackberry Curve 8520 launched

Research in Motion today unveiled a new and affordable version of their Blackberry Curve series. Though RIM execs could not give an estimated price (as the telcos will be the one making the final price), they say that the Blackberry Curve 8520 is their most affordable one ever.

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April 24, 2009

Blackberry Storm first impressions

I’ve seen and held the new Blackberry Storm on several quick occasions in the past but only able to really tinker with it yesterday. Here are some of my first-hand impressions about the device and why I thought it was a tricky proposition for RIM to venture into the touchscreen handhelds.

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April 21, 2009

Blackberry Storm arrives in the Philippines

Research in Motion (RIM) announced today the availability of the new touchscreen Blackberry Storm in the Philippines. The Storm is RIM’s first foray into touchscreen handsets, obviously aimed at the iPhone 3G market.

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October 12, 2008

Blackberry Storm: RIM sheds the keypad

When the iPhone 3G got an upgrade to support MS Exchange, it became a greater threat to enterprise users esp. the Blackberry users. RIM fought back and introduced its first touch screen device — the Blackberry Strom (9530).

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June 03, 2008

Blackberry still trumps the iPhone in Sales

According to a recent IDC report, RIM’s Blackberry beat out the Apple iPhone 2-to-1 in the first quarter of 2008. Despite Apple’s bulling marketing and hype, it looks like the Blackberry is still king of the smartphones. Can’t believe it either.

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April 17, 2008

Results: Mobile Phone Survey

As reflected in the global market, Nokia dominates the pack in our recent survey on mobile phones. The results of the poll were really interesting although it was pretty obvious from the start who would win.

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January 18, 2008

Most Popular Mobile Phones of All Time


When I was in Gummersbach last month, we had a round-table discussion on tech and mobile phones were among the topics we discussed. I did a quick survey from the 23 country reps and asked which is the most popular phone model in their country.

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