BlackBerry Limited Launches Blackberry Classic Smartphone in New Zealand
Feb 20 15
BlackBerry Limited launched the BlackBerry Classic smartphone in New Zealand. Available immediately from Vodafone stores online and in-store nationwide, the no-nonsense smartphone is built to meet the needs of productive people who appreciate the speed and accuracy found with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Top features of the BlackBerry Classic that drive productivity, communications and collaboration include: BlackBerry Keyboard & Trackpad; BlackBerry Browser; Screen & Battery; BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1; BlackBerry Blend; and BlackBerry Assistant. The QWERTY keyboard has stood the test of time as the iconic BlackBerry feature that users know and trust. Crafted for optimal speed and accuracy, the BlackBerry Classic's QWERTY keyboard gives users the control and confidence to communicate quickly and clearly using one hand with a trackpad and classic navigation keys. The BlackBerry 10 web browser is amazingly fast and astoundingly beautiful. That's why HTML5TEST.com rates it amongst the top mobile browsers for web fidelity. Access user favorite online content as it was meant to be seen, faster than ever before and with unlimited browser tabs. The BlackBerry Classic offers a form factor optimized for power communicators with a 3.5-inch touch screen display, 294 dpi HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for greater durability. The BlackBerry Classic also offers a large battery capacity and battery optimization software. With up to 22 hours of battery power, user can be confident that BlackBerry Classic will be ready to deliver results when user need it. The device is built with durable materials mixed with top-of-the-line technology. This includes a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of device storage, and a 2MP front- and 8MP rear-facing camera with enhanced optics and upgraded imaging sensors. The BlackBerry Classic comes preloaded with the BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system, offering a fresh look that incorporates updated icons and an instant action bar so that each user's most commonly accessed functions are in the center of their screen. With this new operating system, users gain access to powerful features, including: BlackBerry Blend brings messaging and content that is on user BlackBerry smartphone to user computer and tablet. Get instant message notifications, read and respond to user work and personal email, BBM and text messages, and access user documents, calendar, contacts and media in real time on whatever device user are on, powered by user BlackBerry. The BlackBerry Assistant is BlackBerry's first digital assistant and can be used with voice and text commands to help users manage work and personal email, contacts, calendar and other native BlackBerry 10 applications. It's the only smartphone assistant on the market that can access both personal and work content in user work perimeter. BlackBerry Assistant intelligently determines how to respond to user based on how user interact with it - if user type, it responds silently, if user speak, it speaks back and if user activate over Bluetooth, it speaks back with additional context because it assumes user might not have access to the screen.
BlackBerry Limited Announces BlackBerry® 10 OS Version 10.3.1
Feb 19 15
BlackBerry Limited announced that BlackBerry® 10 OS version 10.3.1 will begin rolling out globally for in-market BlackBerry 10 devices, including the BlackBerry® Passport, Z30, Z3, Z10, Q10, and Q5, as well as the Porsche Design P'9983 and P'9982 smartphones from BlackBerry®. Once downloaded, users will gain access to incredible new enhancements, including BlackBerry® Blend, BlackBerry® Assistant, battery boosting technology, plus improvements to the BlackBerry® Hub, calendar, camera, multimedia and more. This latest version also introduces dual app stores, offering access to hundreds of thousands of apps through the BlackBerry® World® storefront and the Amazon Appstore. BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1 offers a fresh look that incorporates updated icons and an instant action bar so that each user's commonly accessed functions are in the center of their screen. With this operating system update, users gain access to powerful features, including: BlackBerry Blend - BlackBerry Blend brings messaging and content that is on the BlackBerry smartphone to the computer and tablet. Get instant message notifications, read and respond to the work and personal email, BBMTM and text messages, and access the documents, calendar, contacts and media in real time on whatever device that are on, powered by the BlackBerry. BlackBerry Blend works across multiple operating systems including Mac, Windows®, iOS and AndroidTM. app storefronts, offering hundreds of thousands of apps: BlackBerry World BlackBerry World showcases essential business and productivity apps for professionals looking to drive efficient communications and collaboration. Amazon Appstore The Amazon Appstore is the place to download popular Android apps and games including favorites like Candy Crush Saga, Pinterest, Kindle and Cut the Rope 2. BlackBerry Assistant The BlackBerry Assistant is BlackBerry's first digital assistant and can be used with voice and text commands to help users manage work and personal email, contacts, calendar and other native BlackBerry 10 applications. It's the only smartphone assistant on the market that can access both personal and work content in the work perimeter. BlackBerry Assistant intelligently determines how to respond to that based on how that interact with it if that type, it responds silently, if that speak, it speaks back and if that activate over Bluetooth, it speaks back with additional context because it assumes that might not have access to the screen. BlackBerry Hub with Instant Actions The one place to manage all the conversations email, texts, BBM, phone calls, social media and more just got better. The new instant actions feature allows that to quickly organize and action the inbox without having to go into each individual message or calendar invite. Toggle the read status and file, flag or delete an email message with a single tap. When that're composing an email, that can now transfer the conversation to a voice call, SMS or meeting invite. Time Saving Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts are back for BlackBerry 10 smartphones with a physical QWERTY keyboard including the BlackBerry Q5, Q10, Passport and the Porsche Design P'9983 smartphone from BlackBerry. As that once could on the beloved BlackBerry® Bold and as that can on the recently launched BlackBerry® Classic, that can now make use of nearly every letter in the physical keyboard and give it an action like Speed Dial for a contact, or use them to launch the most-used apps. Power Saving Profile. Quickly select the applications and functions that would like to restrict or remain active to conserve power. New Camera Functions The upgraded camera software automatically recommends modes and settings, including HDR when sharp contrast is detected and an enhanced Time Shift mode when faces are detected. Now that have the option to store the Time Shift captures and edit them into the perfect photo whenever that want. Get the whole picture by capturing a panorama. New camera also brings the common modes and actions to the forefront that'll never need to switch between the camera and video recorder again. That can even record video and take pictures at the same time. More Ways to Edit, Create, Sort and Listen to Media Enjoy the media the way it was meant to sound, with 17 preset equalizer options for both music and video. With 10.3.1, that now have the ability to "Favorite" songs, photos or videos so they are always at the fingertips. With the new slow motion video edit feature and built in Story Maker, it's never been easier to master the media and share it with the world. A Calendar that Works for That The new Meeting Mode option will automatically set the phone to quiet mode for the duration of the meeting, and then turn notifications back on when it's over. Plus, a new weekly agenda view allows that to see the events and tasks for the selected week or month. BBM® Meetings BBM Meetings offers business users a new way to work smarter and be more productive from any Android, iPhone, BlackBerry 10 smartphone or Windows PC or Mac. It combines a mobile-optimized user experience that allows on-the-go professionals to schedule, host and participate in meetings anywhere that have an internet connection. All at a fraction of the cost of other collaboration solutions.
AT&T, Inc. to Begin Selling BlackBerry Passport, Classic
Feb 16 15
AT&T Inc. announced that the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic smart phones will be available online and in retail stores beginning Feb. 20. The BlackBerry Passport is available exclusively through AT&T in the United States. It has a 4.5-inch full HD square touch screen with touch-enabled QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Classic harkens back to the days of old for BlackBerry with its iconic QWERTY keyboard.