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New BlackBerry CEO Says Their Next Phone Will Convert Android And iPhone Customers

They’re words we’ve heard numerous times before: the next BlackBerry will convert iPhone and Android users in droves. So far, none of Waterloo’s devices have lived up to those promises. As the company restructures, fires CEOs, continues massive layoffs, scraps product after product, and misses deadlines, we’re all left wondering if there’s any hope left [...]

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Facebook Is Buying WhatsApp For Staggering $16 Billion

Facebook will soon complete its 45th acquisition since its inception 10 years ago. WhatsApp, a popular cross-platform smartphone messaging platform, is joining the Facebook family of companies. Facebook is paying a whopping $16 billion for the five year old company based in Mountain View, CA. The acquisition is, by far, the largest for the social [...]

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This Study Finds iOS Users Are Smarter Than BlackBerry And Android Users

A recent study out of the UK shows some interesting results. In a group of 1,000 smartphone users, those who own an iPhone completed the test faster than those who own phones made by Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Google Nexus, and BlackBerry. iPhone owners completed the test, on average, in 94 seconds, while Android users averaged [...]

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BlackBerry Writes A Letter To The World: You Can Count On Us

You’ve undoubtedly seen the headlines: “BlackBerry Shares Slide“, “BlackBerry’s Latest Death Spiral“, “How the BlackBerry Died“, “BlackBerry Market Share Plunges“, and on and on. It’s true: what once was a prospering $76 billion dollar company is now laying off 4,500 employees, seeing others leave for rivals like Apple and Samsung, consolidating operations, restructuring management, and [...]

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58% Of Members Of The U.S. House Of Representatives Have An iPhone, 23% Have A BlackBerry

NBC News did a feature last week about the smartphone preferences of members of Congress. Specifically, they looked at which OS the House of Representatives used most. Part of the results were predictable, while another part might surprise you. Both Democrats and Republicans favorited the iPhone by a large margin. No big surprise there. What [...]

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It’s Official: BBM Coming To Android September 21; iPhone On September 22

I know there are still a few BlackBerry loyalists among us here on ZAGGblog, so I wanted to pass along the official word from BlackBerry: BBM will launch on Android September 21st (this Saturday) and on iOS September 22 (this coming Sunday). It’ll be a free download in both the Play Store and the App [...]

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First Look: BBM For Android Hands On [VIDEO]

We’ve long been expecting BlackBerry to finally launch BBM for iPhone and Android. If they hold to their release timeframe of “this summer”, we should see it within the next three weeks. The last day of Summer is Saturday, September 21. Check out the video below — the first I’ve found so far of a [...]

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BlackBerry’s BBM Coming To iPhone And Android

We heard back in May that BlackBerry was planning on launching its popular messaging client, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) on Android and iPhone “this summer”. Not that we’re keeping track, but Autumn officially starts September 22. With about 3 weeks left to go, BBM is still a no-show. However, we noticed BlackBerry turned on a landing [...]

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If You Need To Split A Check Or Pay A Friend With A Credit Card, Check Out These Apps

I have recently spent some time testing three different “pay on the go” apps.  These apps make life so much easier. You can use them if you don’t have cash, need to pay back a friend with a credit card, or are at a restaurant that doesn’t split the bill. Some banks allow you to [...]

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Apple Continues To Aim For Business And Education Markets With iOS 7

With each iteration of Apple’s popular iOS mobile operating system, the company makes it clear that they are serious about business and education users. In the early days of iOS, many segmented the popular platform as more for consumers focused experience as any enterprise features were either lacking or missing all together. Some even suggested [...]

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