The BlackBerry Q10 is a great phone

BlackBerry launched in Cebu yesterday its first BlackBerry 10 device with a physical QWERTY keypad – the BlackBerry Q10. I was able to play with the device for several minutes during the launch and found it a great phone for those who want a physical keyboard. Organizers of the event held a game that hadContinue reading “The BlackBerry Q10 is a great phone”

Nobex is a great BlackBerry 10 podcast app

There aren’t many BlackBerry 10 apps that compare well with those for Android and iOS. While using some BB10 apps, you get a foreboding feeling of something about to crash it tingles. Take the Sports Tracker for BlackBerry, an app that tracks your run or bike ride using GPS. Midway into your run, it hangsContinue reading “Nobex is a great BlackBerry 10 podcast app”

Google Chrome simplifies sideloading of Android apps to BlackBerry Z10

One of the key features of the new BlackBerry 10 operating system that runs on newer devices like the Playbook, Z10 and Q10 is its ability to run some Android apps that have been converted into .bar files. To install these apps, you need to “sideload” the files or transfer these to the phone via aContinue reading “Google Chrome simplifies sideloading of Android apps to BlackBerry Z10”

Smart TextMail and mobile alerts on tasks, website availability

One of my longest mobile experiment drew to a close early this month with my rediscovery of Smart’s TextMail. For more than a year, I’ve been trying one service after another in an effort to get my e-mails sent as text messages to my mobile phone. The answer, you might say, is simple: buy aContinue reading “Smart TextMail and mobile alerts on tasks, website availability”