Posts Tagged ‘BGR’

10-Inch BlackBerry PlayBook is to Make Its Debut?

May 5th, 2011

Poynt Playbook with a larger screen size has been dreamed by many users for a few days. Accordingly to BGR guys, it seems that RIM has been working hard on it. As BlackBerry World 2011 coming to the end, there are some news to be announced after the conference, one of which indicated that RIM is planning to release its follow-up to the BlackBerry PlayBook in the fall time this year.

This new version of BlackBerry PlayBook, has a prompt feature – its 10-inch screen which will definitely satisfy users’ demand for a bigger screen than the 7-inch one does. Along with the bigger size, an update OS (may be OS 7) that includes an email client, BBM and more that could really hit the sweet spot is also to be launched.

Some analysts suggest that RIM wants to play in both segments of the tablet market, and the new version of PlayBook (“PlayBook 2”) could probably be thought of as an additional PlayBook model as opposed to the second-generation tablet.

New BlackBerry Touch (Monaco/Monza) Hands-on Photos Leaked!

April 1st, 2011

BlackBerry-Touch  BlackBerry-Touch00  BlackBerry-Touch01 Thanks for the effort of BGR Team, now we get some hands-on photos of the upcoming BlackBerry full touch-screen device, with codenames Monaco and Monza. According to BGR, both names are codenames that signify different Carriers the phone will land on, Verizon Wireless will get the Monaco while the BlackBerry Monza is the global GSM version. This new device most likely will not be a member of the Storm family, it may launch as the BlackBerry Touch, and it will run BlackBerry OS 6.1. It seems that users have to sign up with a BlackBerry ID to login to the system.

Advised by BGR, RIM is also planning to announce the BlackBerry Bold Touch, BlackBerry Curve Touch, BlackBerry Torch 2 and BlackBerry Touch (Monaco / Monza) at BlackBerry World Conference in May.

Rumor: BlackBerry Messenger Coming to Android and iOS Devices?

March 4th, 2011

BBM BGR just announced an exclusive that RIM is planning to bring its popular BlackBerry Messenger App to Android and iOS devices according to some “trusted sources”. According to BGR, RIM has not finalized the release dates or pricing yet, the company might release the application for free to all users.

Here are some details quoted from BGR:

As far as what Android and iOS users can look forward to, we’ve been told RIM will offer stripped down versions of the BBM experience BlackBerry owners know and love. That way, Android and iOS users can communicate with practically anyone who has a smartphone using BBM, but they might not be able to share photos, location, or videos (when RIM crosses that bridge). Users who want the full BlackBerry Messenger experience will still need a BlackBerry smartphone to get it. At the same time, RIM could own the entire messaging app category on every major smartphone OS platform and could potentially draw new users in because it has given them a taste of what BlackBerry Messenger is all about.

Right now, we have heard that Android is definitely a go. But again, we’re not sure on timing, though our sources are confident that it will launch some time this year. RIM chose Android first because of the fact that it could develop and integrate something like this much easier with an open platform, but the plan is to build and deploy an iOS version at some point as well.

I don’t know if this is a good thing for RIM or not? What do you think if BBM could be used on any other platforms?

BlackBerry PlayBook OEM Accessories & Pricing Leaked in Internal Slides

February 15th, 2011

blackberry-playbook-accessories1 According to BGR, a so-called blog ‘Fommy’ has leaked some internal slides that shows us some details for BlackBerry Playbook OEM accessories and pricing. However, the authenticity of this leak has not been confirmed by RIM yet, let’s see what RIM will says.

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet & Upcoming QNX-Based Smartphones to Run Android Apps?

January 27th, 2011

QNX-Devices We have heard a great news from BGR that RIM has been seriously considering a new feature that will allow BlackBerry devices to run Android Apps. It’s said that Research In Motion will choose the Dalvik virtual machine as their Java environment for QNX. And Dalvik is just the same Virtual Machine that the Android OS uses. In this case, it would allow RIM’s QNX-based devices to run any App built for the Android devices.

If RIM does make such a great move, and those QNX-based devices can run Android Apps, it would be awesome! What do you think about the BlackBerry smartphones running Android Apps?

BlackBerry Storm 3 Photos & Specs Get Leaked!

January 14th, 2011

Storm 3 Wow, BGR people are so busy recently, they just released us some more details of the new BlackBerry Storm 3 after leaking the details of the New BlackBerry Torch 2, New BlackBerry Curve & BlackBerry Dakota. The new Storm 3 would be codenamed Monaco, and it is rumored to launch around September of this year.

The BlackBerry Storm 3 looks pretty good per the rumored Specs below:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • 3.7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive display
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA
  • 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording
  • 8GB eMMC (storage for apps and data), 512MB of RAM
  • microSD slot
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 2.4GHz b/g/n and 5GHz a/n Wi-Fi + UMA
  • 3G Mobile hotspot
  • Optical trackpad
  • 1230 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
    Though this is just the rumored information currently, I really hope is it true. Then what do you think about the new BlackBerry Monaco now?

BlackBerry Torch 2 Picture & Specs Leaked!

January 13th, 2011


BGR just leaked a news that BlackBerry Torch 2 would be expected for a late Q3 2011 release on AT&T. Though the new BlackBerry Torch 2 looks pretty similar to the original Torch 9800 on the exterior except for a matte silver finish, you will notice that it has been made quite a few changes internally. Moreover, Torch 2 will be running RIM’s latest OS 6.1. Here are the full specs rumored to be:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band HSPA 14.4Mbps
  • 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive display
  • 8GB built-in memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES
  • 14.6mm thin
    So what do you think of the new BlackBerry Torch 2? Does Torch 2 look better than your current Torch? If you are not satisfied with your current Torch, maybe the new one will be more fit for you.