And now a Designer Blackberry

BlackBerry 9980You’ve used designer dresses, bags, pens and other items that cost you quite a bit. Time to welcome BlackBerry 9980, a designer smartphone designed by Porche Design! Yes, you read it right, and the launch date is not far. BlackBerry 9980 is being announced on October 27th in an exclusive event at Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Looks like a pretty sleek device and I hope it doesn’t cost me a fortune ­čÖé

You can read more about the device and watch a leaked video here: http://www.gsmarena.com/porsche_design_and_blackberry_team_up_for_the_9980-news-3296.php

Difference between BlackBerry 9900 and BlackBerry 9930

So many people asked me this, I thought I’d rather make a post out of it. BlackBerry just released five different handsets this week and Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 are two of them. While it is a valid question, the answer is very simple. BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry 9930 are exactly identical in features and hardware except only one difference. BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a GSM phone that operates on GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 networks while BlackBerry Bold 9930 also supports CDMA. Bold 9930 works on CDMA 800/1900 networks in addition to the GSM 850/900/1800/1900. In simple words for example in US, BlackBerry Bold 9930 will work on Verizon and Sprint Nextel while 9900 will work on rest of the networks.

Yes 9930 works on both GSM and CDMA, so if you want to switch back and forth from CDMA to GSM and back, it’s better to grab 9930.

Photo Editor by Pepper.pk hits the top of the world, yet again.

I’m happy to share the news that Photo Editor, a BlackBerry app by Pepper.pk has hit the #1 slot on BlackBerry App World again. Photo Editor has been in top 20 apps since it hit the top slot back in December. The quality and features this app provides have won the hearts of BlackBerry users all around the world.

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You can also download the app from App World and if you dont have access to App World, you can get it from Pepper.pk’s website.

Android got Thumbs to play :)

Sonyericsson’s rumored psp phone has been named finally and now we know they call it Xperia Play. The phone is based on Android OS and has dedicated gaming keys. While most people like typing on touch-screen, it’s not a bad idea to make a slide out game controller in your phone.

The promo video is rather interesting :

Blackberry Leaks- BBs from the Future!

This week the world has seen several BlackBerry phones from the future. The phones that you’ll get to see in this post include the BlackBerry Torch 2, Storm 3, yet another Curve and last but not least, BlackBerry Dakota. We know about storms, curves and torches but Dakota is a different phone in a sense that it brings the non-slide qwerty keyboard with a touch-screen as well. Here come the details:

BlackBerry Dakota – Keypad with Touchscreen – No Slide

BlackBerry Dakota
BlackBerry Dakota

I know quite a few people who love to have a touch-screen phone that has a keypad as well, and they are still not fond of slide form factor. For all those who need such a phone, BlackBerry Dakota  has been a best kept secret. I actually love slide phones, especially BlackBerry Torch, but Dakota is still tempting. BlackBerry Dakota got leaked and the rumor spread last week and the rumored specs are really mouth watering.

Here is the list of features and specs known so far:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS
  • 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image┬ástabilization
  • 4GB of built in storage, 768MB of RAM
  • 2.8-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive screen
  • WiFi b,g,n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
  • 3G mobile hotspot!
  • MicroUSB port
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity┬ásensor
  • 10.5mm thin
  • Launches with BlackBerry OS 6.1

The handset is still rumored and not officially announced yet. Will give you guys an update once the handset is officially available.

Source: BGR

BlackBerry Storm 3 photos

It’s been quite some time online world has been rumored about BlackBerry Storm 3. Recently we got to see a new photo of the rumored Storm 3 and some accompanying specs.

BlackBerry Storm 3

If you are a touch-screen fan and don’t want a QWERTY keypad and look forward to a lot of performance boost and style, you should wait for Storm 3 to come put. If you are a typical BlackBerry user, you may find BlackBerry Torch 3 a better option.

Here are the rumored specs of Storm 3:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • 3.7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive display
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA
  • 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording
  • 8GB eMMC (storage for apps and data), 512MB of RAM
  • microSD slot
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 2.4GHz b/g/n and 5GHz a/n Wi-Fi + UMA
  • 3G Mobile hotspot
  • Optical trackpad
  • 1230 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES 2.0

Source: BGR

Get ready for BlackBerry Torch 2

All BlackBerry fan boys out there, if you did not get a chance to upgrade to Torch 9800 yet, now is your chance to wait a little further till Torch 2 hits the market. Recently details about the Torch 2 got leaked over the web. Torch itself is an amazing handset that is further enriched by OS 6.0, while the new Torch will have OS 6.1 and quite a host of features.

Here are the details specs that are available so far:

  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • 1.2 GHz Processor
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS
  • 8GB of built in storage, 768MB of RAM
  • 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image stabilization
  • 3G mobile hotspot!
  • MicroUSB port
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Magnetometer
  • 2.8-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive screen
  • WiFi b,g,n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 10.5mm thin

Current status of the phone is still “rumored” ­čÖé

I’ll keep you posted once the phone is officially announced.

Source: BGR

BlackBerry Curve Apollo coming soon

BlackBerry Curve is brand name close to heart for a lot of blackberry users. No matter how crazy smart-phones get, Curve series is a breathtaking success. This new BlackBerry curve in black color sounds very promising. The date of launch and availability is still not confirmed:

The new curve will have following specs:

  • Screen resolution of 480×360 like current Bolds with HVGA display
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE on all four bands
  • Tri-Band UMTS/HSPA 7.2 mbps
  • Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 512MB of eMMC, 512MB of RAM
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • HVGA 480 x 360 display
  • 1050 mAh battery
  • 800MHz CPU – Tavor MG-1
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • 11mm thin

Source: BGR

Samsung terminates Symbian developer support

Samsung sends a reminder to Samsung app-developers today reminding them the termination date of Symbian developer support. Samsung will no more support Symbian app development on their handsets for obvious reasons. They are pushing hard with their BADA platform on some of their phones and Android on rest of their smart-phone family. The termination includes closure of Symbian Lab.dev on 29th December, Symbian forum gets closed on 30th December and Symbian content will be removed on 31st December.