Category: Blackberry

The podcast about Windows Phone (and a bit of MWC, BlackBerry, Android, iOS, Symbian, etc)

In a longer than usual episode of the AAWP Insight (number 56), Podcast Ewan and Rafe start by talking about the UK’s 4G auction and Eurovision, before moving on to talk about the installed based numbers and the continuing importance of Windows Phone 7. Ewan has the latest news on Xbox Live titles, while Rafe’s being looking at some of Qualcomm’s technology announcements. We also preview Mobile World Congress 2013, talking about the Windows Phone related news and the general trends we expect to see emerge at the Barcelona based event.

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We all loved BlackBerry, so BB10 and the Z10 gets a chance

Some of my thoughts on the love in the room for BlackBerry, and not Windows Phone, over on All About Windows Phone: Anyone watching the online coverage of smartphones over the last month can’t have helped but notice something peculiar. There’s a huge amount of love in the room for BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion) and their ‘comeback’ smartphone the Z10. That love has given BlackBerry a fair amount of leeway over many issues in the handset (not least battery life and the unfocused UI elements), and I can’t help wondering how Windows Phone’s last two years would have been

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Instagram to hit BlackBerry before Windows Phone?

Reports are coming in that Instagram will be available as a listed in the BlackBerry app store. With a huge caveat that BlackBerry’s new OS allows Android apps to run, so this might be a very easy implementation for the Instagram devs to push out, it raises two points. Consumers who ‘want Instagram on their phone’ because that’s what everyone on-line tells them they must have, will have no fear in picking up a BB10 handset. More importantly, it shows the love in the room for BlackBerry, because two years later Windows Phone is still waiting…

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BlackBerry’s Stephen Bates and his version of The Two Ronnies on Mastermind

I get the feeling Stephen Bates has attended a lot of media training to deflect questions. The Two Ronnies went for “answering the question before last”, while Bates this morning went for “answering the question he hoped he was going to be asked, and not the difficult one that was asked.” Here it is, on BBC Breakfast News. I think he got away with it…

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