Can't say I blame them, but I am a little surprised it took this long. At today's BlackBerry 10 event, CEO Thorsten Heins came out and told the crowd that instead of watching the press conference at Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 event, they were now at BlackBerry's BlackBerry 10 BlackBerry event, which confused many of the already listless guests in attendance. Along with the name change, the stock symbol will be listed as BBRY on the NASDAQ from now on, although who would buy shares after a move this desperate is a mystery to me.
This comes on the heels of a reveal of the BlackBerry Z10, a device which has consumers excited and investment bankers weary, but should give the company the boost it's needed for some time now.
We have already seen the Blackberry 10 images leaked by BGR last week. Now, we are witnessing an integration of this device in form of images by one of web vendors. Although, the official images of this new device (BlackBerry Z10) has already been published, but the vendor has provided image in his own hand.
The images were taken at a training centre opened to train the employees in Kuwait to know about this new phone and it's been confirmed that this new phone would be launching in Kuwait within 14 day. No other information regarding the price and other features has been revealed yet. Looking at the pictures provided now it seems it's just an integration of previous device with a bit of difference in terms of display. But, we will soon find out the exact story behind the curtain as the date for release isn't away.
If you are wondering which carrier will be offering the BlackBerry Z10, it's Verizon, see screenshot above for a screenshot. Twitter user "evleaks," who has a solid track record of leaking accurate details and images of unreleased smartphones, published a purported screenshot from Verizon Wireless (VZ) on Friday.
The document confirms some details we already know - RIM's (RIMM) first full-touch BlackBerry 10 phone will be called the BlackBerry Z10 and will feature 4G LTE, among other specs - and it also confirms Verizon will support the handset.
The BlackBerry Z10 rumored to feature a 4.2-inch 1280x768 display as well as 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, and unsurprisingly, it'll also feature 4G LTE connectivity on Verizon's network. There's still no word on exactly when Verizon customers will actually be able to get their paws on their very own Z10, but hey, at least now they can be extra sure that it's coming.
If you are with Verizon, would you consider getting the BlackBerry Z10?
Verizon Wireless has released a firmware update for its Research in Motion BlackBerry Storm device. The 184.108.40.206 update is now available via the phone's Desktop Software Manager -- accessible by connecting your phone to your PC and running BlackBerry Desktop -- and is expected to go out over-the-air by late Friday evening.
The upgrade comes amidst a storm of emotion as BlackBerry fans clash with the numerous reviewersdelivering overwhelmingly negative impressions of the device. Perhaps the most attention-grabbing report has been writer David Pogue's piece in The New York Times, in which Pogue stated he hadn't "found a soul who tried this machine who wasn't appalled, baffled or both."
So can tweaked software turn the numerous naysayers around? It seems much of the critical lashing is geared more at the Storm's design and hardware, including its notably absent physical keyboard. Software issues have arisen as well, however, including Pogue's claim of constant "freezes, abrupt reboots, [and] nonresponsive controls."
The firmware update is supposed to correct some of those, including issues in switching between landscape and portrait modes as well as subpar multimedia application performance.
Some blog reports indicate Bell Canada is already one step ahead, distributing version 220.127.116.11 of the operating system.
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