Articles by James Richardson

Have your views changed on BlackBerry making a detachable keyboard for the iPhone now the Typo's future is looking bleak?

Have your views changed on BlackBerry making a detachable keyboard for the iPhone now the Typo's future is looking bleak?

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A wee while back we asked the CrackBerry nation if BlackBerry should make its own detachable keyboard for the iPhone. This was of course following on from the news of the Typo keyboard that Kevin was lucky enough to get hold of and review. Things have moved on recently though with BlackBerry winning a temporary injunction - stopping sales of the Typo.  Looking at the image above of...

Half price BlackBerry 10 app sale from BKU Software - SayIt, SafeDrive and more

Half price BlackBerry 10 app sale from BKU Software - SayIt, SafeDrive and more

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It's been a weekend for BlackBerry 10 app promotions and that continues today with a selection on offer from BKU Software that we've featured many a time. The following apps from BKU are all half price now - up until April 10th.  If you're a productivity user first and foremost you may well want to check out the apps on offer. If you spend time in the car then both SayIt and SafeDrive...

Free, annoying, yet addictive gaming with Can You Survive for BlackBerry 10

Free, annoying, yet addictive gaming with Can You Survive for BlackBerry 10

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Here's a quick heads up about a new free game which is just as annoying, yet addictive as the likes of Flappy Bird or Squiggle Racer. Can You Survive sees you controlling a 2D box that must jump over obstacles in order to complete the level.  There's only one control and that's just a simple screen tap to make the box jump, but as you will discover the game is one heck of a challenge...

SayIt version 3.2 now available for BlackBerry 10 - Fixes and enhancements galore

SayIt version 3.2 now available for BlackBerry 10 - Fixes and enhancements galore

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For SayIt users you'll be pleased to hear that version 3.2 is now in BlackBerry World and contains not only some fixes but a small selection of rather important features.  The built for BlackBerry app is now fully compatible with OS 10.2.1 and in addition to SayIt now using a new engine it's also got a lot more complex in terms of what it can understand.  We know that BlackBerry...

It's official - CrackBerry users want charging docks for their BlackBerry 10 smartphones

It's official - CrackBerry users want charging docks for their BlackBerry 10 smartphones

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A short while ago we ran a poll asking if you would like to see the return of official desktop charging docks for BlackBerry 10 devices and the results were rather conclusive - with 80% choosing the yes option.  Prior to BlackBerry 10 we had charging docks for a whole host of BlackBerry's. I think my first one was for the Bold 9700 and then I had one for all the Bolds and all Torch...

YouTube on BlackBerry 10 - Users much prefer the browser than a third party app

YouTube on BlackBerry 10 - Users much prefer the browser than a third party app

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Poll results time once again and this one relates to when we asked you if you use the BlackBerry 10 browser for watching YouTube videos or a third party app. As I said in the original post - I'm a third party app guy, but looking at the below results it seems I'm very much in the minority - with 75% of BlackBerry 10 users favoring the browser.  Am I surprised by these finding? No, not...