Articles by Adam Zeis

BlackBerry's next phone may feature a gesture-based physical keyboard

As it turns out, the device we saw earlier today may very well be the BlackBerry Windermere. According to BGR, the rumored device isn't yet in production as BlackBerry is currently working with a "large partner". The device would only make it out of the prototype phase if that partner decides to move forward. The phone itself is much wider than what we've previously seen and features a QWERTY...

Leaked photos show off QWERTY BlackBerry 10 prototype

So ... we're not sure just what this little guy is or where it came from, but here it is. It's a funny looking BlackBerry 10-ish device with somewhat of a QWERTY keyboard (notice there are no numbers or symbols). It kind of looks like a super early BlackBerry Q5, but the word on the street is that it may actually be a developer device for an upcoming BlackBerry 10 phone — possibly the...

Rogers introduces early upgrades with Rogers Next

Now Rogers is joining up with the early-upgrade train, now letting those customers on a 2-year contract upgrade to a new device after 12 months. Rogers Next allows customers to get a new, premium device for $0 down with no upgrade or connection fees. There are a few caveats to the new plan, but if getting devices early is your thing, it may be worth it. When you upgrade to a new device or join...

Big brands are already embracing BBM Channels

BBM Channels has just recently gone cross-platform and is now available for BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices. BlackBerry users have enjoyed BBM Channels for quite some time now, but users on Android and iPhone are just getting their first taste of the awesome social platform. While many users have created some great channels of their own for everything from jokes to cars to movies — there...

A look at the BlackBerry Z3 'Jakarta' from all angles

This is a Z10 - not a Z3

Just yesterday we got a first look some renders of the upcoming BlackBerry Z3 "Jakarta" and today some more images popped up giving us an even deeper look. They're still just renders of the device (not actual images) but it does give a good idea of what to expect from the entry-level device. The buttons remain on the right side of the device, but what's good to note is that is appears as if...

Here are all of the new emoticons in BBM

BBM 2.0 is rolling out on BlackBerry, Android and iOS, and along with updated features like Dropbox integration and location sharing, there are over 100 new emoticons included. Now you'll be able to carry on full conversations using just emoticons thanks to the new set that includes animals, romantics, characters and full set of sad faces. View a high res version here This brings the entire...

What does a 64-bit octa-core BlackBerry even mean?

Octa-what? I'll admit that at times all of these deep specs escape me. But hey, that's what we have Bla1ze for. There are all these rumors of a new 64-bit octa-core BlackBerry floating around, but what does it actually mean? Most people will probably recognize the "64-bit" part. This obviously refers to the number of "bits" (or data" that can be processed and transmitted. We typically see...

Android and iOS users finally get the goods as BBM 2.0 has arrived. Starting later today, BlackBerry, iPhone and Android users will be able to download an updated BBM that includes BBM Channels, BBM Voice, local sharing with Glympse, Dropbox integration and much more. The update will bring things up to speed with the native BBM app on BlackBerry and make for some happy cross-platform users. We...

Angry Birds Stella coming this fall

Yesterday they teased it and today it was unveiled to the world — the next title in the Angry Birds line will be Stella. The upcoming title looks very female-oriented and shows Stella joined by five of her besties for what will surely be plenty of grand adventure. Rovio hasn't released any other details on the new title aside from the fact that it will be coming this fall.  No word on what...

BlackBerry Link v1.2.3.22 for Windows now available

It has been a few months since we've seen an update for BlackBerry Link, and today Windows users get a shiny new version (sorry, no Mac love today). We're not totally sure just what's new in this one, but you can expect some minor tweaks and fixes to keep things running decent. It doesn't look like there are any big overhauls this time around, but it's always good to keep things up to date....

Rovio teases 'big adventure' with new Angry Birds

We're not quite sure just what it is, or when we'll see it go live (the name and other details will be revealed tomorrow) but Rovio is teasing an all-new Angry Birds release on Twitter. Their last offering, Angry Birds Go, landed on BlackBerry 10 the same day as other platforms, so here's to hoping that this one will be the same. We know what a debacle it was to get the original titles on BB10...

Microsoft looking to bring Android apps to Windows Phone

Interesting news today as it's being reported that Microsoft may now be looking to follow in the footsteps of BlackBerry and bring Android apps to Windows Phone devices. According to the report, Android apps would actually be available within the Windows Phone store directly on devices. Nothing has yet been confirmed but it could make things very interesting for Windows Phone users if it holds...

What's your high score in Flappy Bird?

Okay, I'll admit it — I'm totally sick of Flappy Bird. I'm angry that I installed it, angry that I made my friends install it, and even more angry that I can't stop playing it. It's slowly sucking the life out of me. That being said, I did manage to score 21 today and I'm way more proud of myself than I should be. If for some reason you haven't yet played Flappy Bird — you need to. Or maybe...

Round Two: Typo fights back against BlackBerry

The BlackBerry / Typo saga continues. Recently BlackBerry sought an injunction against Typo and their iPhone keyboard accessory, claiming that the Typo infringes on one or more of BlackBerry's patents. BlackBerry aimed to block sales of the device in the US for the time being. Typo isn't going down without a fight however. In order for BlackBerry to win out, they'll need to convince the court...

Behind the making of the amazing BlackBerry 10 Sochi Olympics app

Behind the making of the amazing BlackBerry 10 Sochi Olympics app

This week I had a chance to talk with one of the developers of the Sochi 2014 app for BlackBerry 10 — what will be my go to app for the Olympics this year. The app itself is beautiful. It has a great UI, it's fast, and it works ridiculously well. If you haven't downloaded it yet, go get it right now. The Sochi app was made for BlackBerry 10 by Eventbase, a company that specializes in event-...

BBM for iPhone and Android updated with 'Find Friends' feature

One of the big gripes we have with cross-platform BBM is the way it handles contacts — or that it doesn't. There was never really a way to easily discover which friends and contacts are using BBM and quickly add them to your contacts. A new BBM update for iOS and Android is rolling out this week however and includes the new Find Friends feature which will fix all that.  The feature lets you...

Would you like these BlackBerry 10 sliders?

If a BlackBerry 10 slider is something you think would be awesome, these fan-made concepts are for you. Our friend Ziro1 is back with some more designs — this time for the "Z11" and "Z20". Two slider concepts that are two sets of awesome.  I was a total Torch lover so I have to say that either one of these would be amazing to have for my day-to-day. I love that you can drop away the keyboard...

'Why I hate BlackBerry Z10 EVEN MORE!'

It's been a year and our buddy J_Caloy is still hating his BlackBerry Z10. He hated it before — and after a handful of software updates over the last year, he now hates it even more! Can't get enough of these videos. He sums everything up nicely from the OS 10.2.1 update in this one, so if you have 10 minutes to spare it's definitely worth checking out. 

How to get Flappy Bird on your BlackBerry

Like it or not — Flappy Bird is addicting as hell. It's a super simple game with crappy graphics, but once you get going you just can't seem to put it down. It's taking off like crazy on iOS, Android and even Windows Phone, and thanks to OS 10.2.1 and a few tricks you can have it up and running on your BlackBerry 10 device in not time at all. Just beware that it's extremely addicting — consider...

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