BlackBerry Z10 release date in March in the US on major carriers

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According to BGR, the BlackBerry Z10 will be launched on U.S. carriers in March.

The United Kingdom will see the launch of the device first, on January 31st, followed by Canada on February 5th and the United Arab Emirates with a February 10th launch date.

All four major US carriers, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will get the new BlackBerry Z10 when it hits the market in March.

Verizon will offer the handset for $199 on a new two-year agreement or $599 without contract.

Pricing for the BlackBerry Q10 has yet to be announced. The device is expected to be available to consumers by April.

Source: BGR

BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 specs revealed

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BlackBerry (formerly RIM) introduced two new smartphones, which will be the first to board the new BlackBerry 10 platform.

First, there is the Z10 that comes with a 4.2-inch display with a resolution of 1280x768px.

The device will be launched in two colors, white and black, and it bears a design that is very similar to that of the iPhone 5.

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NFC, 4G LTE and a microphone port HDMI are also among its features.

Among the innovations, “Balance” helps to divide the data, applications and resources, whether they are of private or professional use.

Another development is the instant messaging BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) that allows the sharing of video from a BlackBerry to another.

As for the BlackBerry Q10, it has a 3.1-inch screen and its case is made from plastic.

The handset will be powered by a 1.5 GHz processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage space that can be easily expanded with a micro SD slot.

Other details remain unclear: the Q10 is due for release later than the Z10.

The new operating system BlackBerry 10 looks like a multitasking operating system.

It is no longer necessary to go through the home screen to switch applications, all are accessible from a dedicated mosaic.

Users will get to enjoy no less than 70 000 applications, including Facebook, Twitter, Skype or Angry Birds.

Source: CBS News

RIM becomes BlackBerry, launches Z10 and Q10

Research In Motion announced on Wednesday that it changed its name to BlackBerry at the New York launch of its new line of BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

CEO Thorsten Heins wanted to make the abandonment of the name under which the Canadian manufacturer was founded in 1985, a symbol of a new beginning.

“This is one of the biggest launches in our industry and today is not the finish line, it’s the starting line,” said CEO Heins.

The Z10 will be available in the UK on Thursday, on February 5 in Canada, in the United Arab Emirates on March 10 and mid-March in the US.

In the US, the device will be released by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon who has already announced it will cost $199.99 with a two-year subscription.

Source: BlackBerry Developer Blog

BlackBerry Z 10 leaked photos show white version

As the launch date approached, there have been numerous leaks of the screens or features of the rumored devices.

Recently, several images were sent to Gadget Helpline by an anonymous source.

The pics show not only the Z10, but also a white version of the device.

The white Z10 seems to sport a 4.2-inch HD screen, a BlackBerry logo on the back side, and the volume and power buttons.

Other rumored specs include a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Plus processor, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera.

The event for the launch of the BlackBerry 10 will be broadcast by RIM via webcast today.

The show will kick off at 10 am ET (Eastern Time) and can be viewed on its official newsroom.

BlackBerry 10 launch via live webcast on January 30

The event will take place simultaneously in New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Dubai, Johannesburg, Jakarta and Delhi.

Tomorrow will also mark the day of the official launch of the new BlackBerry 10 platform and the announcement of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

Details about the new devices and their availability will be unveiled during the event.

The show will kick off at 10 am ET (Eastern Time) and can be viewed on its official newsroom.

Fourth-generation iPad with Retina Display released in 128 GB version on February 5th

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Featuring a Retina display, the device will be available this February 5th in Wi-Fi-only and cellular options.

The first is priced at $799, and the second costs $929.

Moreover, Apple updated its figures on the App Store which now officially offers 800 000 applications, including a total of 300,000 specially designed for the iPad.

“With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and everyday they are finding more great reasons to work, learn and play on their iPads rather than their old PCs,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With twice the storage capacity and an unparalleled selection of over 300,000 native iPad apps, enterprises, educators and artists have even more reasons to use iPad for all their business and personal needs.”

Read the entire press release on Apple’s website.

iPad 5 leaked photos reveal redesigned rear case

9to5Mac unveiled on Monday pictures of what could be the rear case of the next version of the iPad.

The images come from a purported China-based iPad accessories maker.

As always with this kind of pics, they must be taken with a grain of salt because it is simply impossible to verify their authenticity.

According to recent rumors, the iPad 5 will feature a design similar to that of the iPad mini, with a thickness and a weight significantly reduced compared to the current model.

In addition, a new version of the Retina iPad 4 has also been the subject of rumors that have been confirmed, about the supposed arrival of a 128 GB version.

iOS 7 concept presented in video

In the vision of the guys at iphonesoft.fr, the upper Springboard side would be dedicated to widgets available for easier access to iOS’ functions.

The rest of the Springboard could be dedicated to applications that are being displayed in 4 columns, with no dock.

Watch the clip below and tell us what you think.

Source: iPhoneSoft

New iPad 4 rumors: release with 128 GB version

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This is what emerges from observations of developers in the beta version of iOS 6.1.

According to 9to5Mac, the release of a 128 GB iPad may be imminent.

This additional model will be available in four variants (white / black, Wi-Fi and cellular).

Apple’s recent iTunes 11 also contains this information.

As for the pricing for this new iPad model, the site writes that it could be somewhere around $799 for the WiFi-only model and $929 for the Cellular-compatible model in the United States.

iPhone low-cost model leaked details point to 4-inch screen

Today, iLounge published a series of details about low-cost device.

Jeremy Horwitz wrote that the low-cost iPhone will be released in 2013 and it will look more or less as what you can see from the pictures.

The device will have a 4-inch screen, it will be made of plastic, it will feature Retina display and Lightning connector.

Aesthetically, it will be a cross between the iPhone 5 the latest generation iPod touch and the iPod classic.

In practice, this iPhone will have the 4-inch screen of an iPhone 5, the rear part similar to that of the last iPod touch and a shape similar to one on the iPod classic.

The dimensions of the device are slightly larger than those of the iPhone 5, probably half a millimeter taller and half a millimeter wider, while also about one millimeter thicker.

The case will go from aluminum or glass to plastic, while other differences relate to the curved shape of the corners.

On the front side, the handset will look almost identical to the latest iPhone, but the differences become more apparent when looking at the sides, with the keys adopting elongated, pill-shaped designs, very similar to those used on the iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod touch.

On the back there is the camera, the LED flash and a microphone. The bottom is a hybrid of the iPhone 5 and iPod touch, with a port for headphones, the Lightning connector, a microphone and a speaker. There is also a small hole for the second microphone.

Source: iLounge