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BlackBerry 10 OS now available on EE

As we previously told you, BlackBerry should be announcing OS 10.2.1 today and there will be no global launch. The upgrade will be subject to carrier approval as it always has. The OS did roll out on Verizon a few days ago and, according to reports, has been intermittent since. BlackBerry users on EE will be pleased to know that OS 10.2.1 is now available on EE, including T-Mobile and Orange. The upgrade is appearing OTA and via BlackBerry Link.

Nokia Normandy specs leak

More details of Nokia's Android-powered smartphone and today we have the full specs. The "Normandy" is reported to be targeted at the emerging markets and will be custom a customized version of Google’s Android OS. The latest Normandy leak confirms its pending release, name and specs. The specs state the Normandy will be a dual-SIM device that has a 4-inch display (480 x 854), 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, 5MP camera and running Android 4.4 KitKat. Via

BlackBerry 10.2.1 “launch” kicks off at Verizon in the US

Verizon is the first carrier to get the OS 10.2.1 upgrade. Launching in the US first is a bit of a surprise but it is about time that US users were first in the queue. Some users have been telling us that this is early but as BlackBerry have not officially provided a launch date, it can hardly be classed as early. In the end, it's irrelevant. What's important is that Verizon customers are now getting the upgrade. The size of the upgrade will depend on what OS you are currently running. Leaks are getting an application…

Sony announces 6-inch Xperia T2 Ultra and Ultra Dual

tense entertainment on a large HD display with integrated movies and music out-of-the-box The world’s most portable large-screen smartphone1: 6” HD display in a smartphone with slim, lightweight and easy to use design with one-handed operation features Snap great pictures with the best camera in its class2 and enhanced “selfie” apps like Portrait retouch Speed and stamina with super-fast data, a lightning quick processor and great battery performance to keep your movies…

Nokia Normandy Android device appears online

Rumours of Nokia launching an Android device has been hot topic of conversation for a few weeks nowand is reportedly on schedule for a release sometime later this year. A new, clearer, image of the “Normandy” has appeared online via Sina Weibo. This image above is apparently a prototype of the Normandy but lacks a true sense of what the device looks like and it’s in a protective case, but matches up with previous leaks and renders with the noticeable back button. Nokia’s core focus…

Nokia announces Lumia Black update for all WP8 Lumia devices

Nokia has announced that the Lumia Black software update will be available for Nokia Lumia WP8 owners all around the world, and comes with new features, improvements in imaging, new apps, and of the obligatory behind-the-scenes tweaks and big fixes. One of the main components to the Black update is an improvement to the imaging experience, including a boost in camera performance. The update includes Nokia Storyteller, the Nokia Camera app, and the latest imaging algorithms. Nokia Storyteller arranges your photos by…

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo details leaked

A leaked internal document has been passed to GSM Arena showing pretty much everything you need to know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo. This one apparently has a 5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Beyond the screen, it has a 1.2 GHz quad-core A7 chipset, 1GB RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a front-facing VGA camera, 8GB of internal memory and a microSD slot. Most of the expected connectivity, but no 4G sadly. It sounds like an affordable mid-range phone, one that…

Android Tablet for Credit Card Processing from Momentum Payment Systems

For merchants looking for the latest solution in the payments industry, Momentum Payment Systems introduces its all-new Android tablet solution. Today’s entrepreneurs are looking for the payment solution that suits their business’s style. Sleek, modern and innovative are a few terms to describe the style for the up-and-coming businesses. For merchants looking for the latest solution in the payments industry, Momentum Payment Systems introduces its all-new Android tablet solution. The Android tablet is…

BBM running on Jolla

The video above shows BBM working perfectly on Jolla using the android version which can be downloaded from your android app store of choice directly to your Jolla. BBM even integrates into the notification area of the Jolla without modification but there seems to be some issue with messages actually reaching the notification area. However, you can obviously keep BBM running as a live tile to see any recent notifications. On the whole, it seems to work pretty well.Via

Android KitKat rolls out to the Nexus 4

The latest version of Android has just been made available on the Nexus 4. The update should be with you now, so it is worth checking in the Settings section of your handset for the System Updates, which should show the update ready to go. New features include a new interface, with a camera shortcut and 'now playing' content more prominent on your home screen, as well as the ability to rearrange your home screen if you want to do that. There's also support for wireless printing and third-party cloud storage in the…

BlackBerry Z30 to launch on November 23rd in Indonesia

BlackBerry® today introduced the new BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone, BlackBerry’s biggest, fastest and most advanced smartphone. Featuring BlackBerry® 10 OS version 10.2, the new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with a beautiful 5” display and the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone. It is designed to keep you hyper connected, productive and always in control, and lets you share like you’re there and collaborate with ease. “The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone builds on…

BlackBerry introduces the Porsche Design P’9982

Porsche Design and BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB) today announced the elite, new, all-touch Porsche Design P'9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide. Uniquely designed and expertly crafted, the P'9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System to give you the ultimate personal experience. The P'9982, which extends the Porsche Design luxury brand's range of…

Leaked: BlackBerry 10 Lisbon Specifications

So far we know of the L-Series, N-Series, and a reported R-Series. We also know so far that RIM plans on releasing a total of six BlackBerry 10′s throughout the 2013 calendar, but the amount under its designated letter have yet to be calculated.